Quadrouple Murder Suspect Does TV Interview For An Entirely Different News Story Before Getting Caught
Huffington Post (video won't embed)- Most people accused of a crime don't want publicity. But murder charges didn't stop one Virginia man from giving an interview to a Buffalo, New York, news station.
Alexander Hill Jr. was arrested last week in Buffalo shortly after appearing on TV, thanks to an anonymous tipster who alerted the U.S. Marshals Service.
Hill faces four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three women and a 2-year-old boy in Petersburg, Virginia, in April 2014. Bodies of the victims, who were relatives of an ex-girlfriend of Hill's, were found inside a burned home on Easter Sunday. Hill was spotted on surveillance video outside a Waffle House in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 24 hours after the killings. Then he disappeared.
On the anniversary of the murders, the U.S. Marshals Service redistributed Hill's photo in an attempt to track him down. An anonymous tip led them to Buffalo, where Hill had been staying under an assumed name at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen.
Bafflingly, Hill gave the station an interview in March, as part of a profile of a local pastor who gave homeless people a place to stay in exchange for work renovating a building.
I am sure this story will surprise some people, but should it really be all that shocking? You know what kind of person kills FOUR people? Someone that thinks they are invincible. Look at the Robert Durst trial. Dude just marched into court and said "yeah I hacked the body to pieces, but I didn't mean to kill him" and walked away scot-free. I stole a hot dog from a New York City vendor years ago and I still glance over my shoulder from time to time. That's why I am not a deranged killer. Well, that and I don't exactly possess the necessary thirst for blood. Regardless, if you are someone that can kill nearly a handful of people and still be present in public for over a year you would act like you were bulletproof too. What could match the 'thrill' of taking someone's life? Oh, I don't now, flashing your 'WANTED' mug right into the face of some news cameras? It's not like that appetite for danger is fleeting. You don't go from cold blooded murder to idly laying low in a homeless shelter for the rest of your life. Hell, I would be surprised if the "anonymous tip" wasn't sent by him just to see if he could get away with it. Sure, that makes no sense in a rational person's brain, but rational people don't kill three women and a child and then set the house aflame.
To the contrary of what the writer of the article says, I would say that someone that committed the abhorrent acts that Hill did DOES want publicity. I guarantee you he watched himself on the news with a smirk on his face once the story broke. That's what sociopaths do. If you don't think his ability to commit such crimes AND avoid consequences for such a long period of time is a source of pride for him then you don't realize the type of person we are dealing with. Not to trivialize the death of these four people, but it's not that Hill is a dumb criminal. More accurately he is too good of a criminal to get the face time that he feels he deserves.
P.S. Let's not act like justice is completely served yet...
But before he can stand trial, the government has to prove that Alexander Hill is the suspect they're looking for. Hill is scheduled to appear at an "identity hearing" in court Thursday, according to NBC affiliate station WBBT. If his identity is established, Hill will be extradited to Virginia.
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