This auction is a drawing by California serial killer Mr. Herbert William Mullin. With a lethal mixture of untreated paranoid schizophrenia, firm beliefs in Catholicism, and repressed homosexuality Mr. Mullin elected to kill at least 13 people residing in and around Santa Cruz, CA, in the early 1970's in order to prevent catastrophic earthquakes. You see, Mullin's birthday was on the same month and date of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. In his mind he believed his crimes would save the State of California. His method of murder varied, including a brutal stabbing death of a priest in a confessional at St. Mary's Church in Los Gatos on 11/2/1972. Mullin believed that Catholic priest wanted to be killed in order to stop a potential earthquake. Mullin believed this so much, at the time of his arrest on 2/13/1973, he assured is arresting officers that he has prevented major earthquakes with his murderous actions. If he was right we owe Mullin a debt of gratitude. However, at his trial his version of events couldn't be collaborated nor believed. On 8/19/1973 a jury convicted Mullin on 10 of 10 murder charges. Mullin would later plead guilty to an additional murder. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Mullin has proclaimed his rehabilitation and believes his debt to society has been paid. Unfortunately for Mullin the parole board hasn't agreed with him, denying both parole bids made by the serial killer. His last hearing, in 2011, resulted in a 10 year extension of his sentence.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The drawing is in ink and color pencil on a piece of cardboard from a package of apple cinnamon oatmeal, dated 6/22/2005, and signed, "H.W.M." The piece is signed on the reverse, "H.W. Mullin," with the date and day, and measures roughly 4.75"×4." Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
Artwork, signed with bloody thumbprint, by the Maryland suspected serial killer and cannibal.