Court jails conniving psychopath for taking over teachers life

It seems to be a natural human trait that victims’ accounts are often discounted — ‘there are two sides to every story’, ‘the victim must have an ax to grind’, etc.  Here everything was proven in court.  The is a tale of the incredible lengths some psychopaths will go for their own entertainment.  Lacking normal adult drives, they have to find other ways to occupy their time and their intelligence.

Looks human, but she's not

“A SCHEMING student who faked terminal cancer has been jailed for ruining her female lecturer’s life – costing the victim her marriage, home and job.

Devious Elisa Bianco, 22, spun a web of lies to manipulate Sally Rettallack “like a cuckoo in the nest”, a judge said.”  . . .

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC said: “It is a strange but very disturbing case.

“I can truthfully say it is the most extraordinary case I have had to deal with in a long time.

“You were like an uninvited cuckoo fledgling in the nest of a willow warbler – an unexpected offspring demanding to receive constant attention.””  http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6817061/Scheming-student-faked-terminal-cancer-and-cost-her-college-tutor-her-marriage-home-and-job.html

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““Four days later she arrived saying her mum was an alcoholic and had beaten her – it was completely untrue.

“I took her to Plymouth University on the first day of term – and felt glad she had reached that point and was out of my family to be honest.

“But the police told me she spent all of her grant partying and didn’t go to lectures.

“Instead, she arrived back at my door and upped the lies about health issues until it got to the point where she needed 24-hour care.

“I was showering Elisa and her hair was falling out in clumps as you’d expect with someone having chemotherapy.

“I only found out later she was cutting her hair at the roots so it would fall out as I combed it.

“She told me she was spending eight hours a day at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro – I would deliver her to the door in front of the renal unit in her pyjamas.

“She had her own locker at the hospital and staff gave her free food at three restaurants.

“Every day for five months, she would get changed into jeans and go on a jolly for the day.

“I was unaware she was getting money from her family to buy medical supplies so she could be covered in dressings and bandages when I arrived to bring her home at the end of the day.

“I would push her through the hospital in a wheelchair in her pyjamas and the cafe staff would say what a lovely girl she was – she duped everybody.

“She was incredibly clever and had no normal sense of conscience – it’s very scary.

“Me and my husband became estranged because of the pressure.

“He found solace in another woman and left and then five months later he wanted to come back.

“But the second we talked, Elisa would have a medical emergency. She managed to get between me and my four children and isolate me.

“She forged NHS medical records using the correct logos and signatures.

“She used two lap-tops and five mobile phones to pretend to be different people including a renal consultant.”

The court heard Elisa claimed to be so ill she began climbing into the lecturer’s bed for round-the-clock care.

The pair did not have a sexual relationship.

Sally told how Bianco created ‘John’, in an attempt to create an online romance.

Sally said: “She did try to push me towards a relationship of that nature with John – but he didn’t exist.

“It got to the point where she wanted me to send John intimate photos but I refused.

“She had a voice-changing device on her phone and used it to pretend to be John.

“John told me the reason his voice was quite high pitched was because he’d had throat cancer.

“But when I took a fancy to him and wanted to meet – she killed him off.

“We only found out everything was a charade because she made one fatal mistake.

“One day Elisa went to hospital and left a mobile phone at home. My husband Ralph phoned her dad who had no idea she was ill.

“Ralph said: ‘I’m sorry to tell you she is dying’ and her dad jumped in his car and drove to the hospital.

“Elisa phoned me screaming down the phone that her dad had abused her and we must not let him near her.

“I rushed to the hospital cardiology unit where she said she was having treatment – but when I went into the ward they knew nothing about her.

“I then went to the renal unit and they knew nothing – even though she was supposedly dying.

“She put on an amazing, terrifying act.

“Elisa had lost two stone in weight – presumably because of the pressure of juggling so many balls in the air.

“Nobody doubted the tumour on her kidney was killing her.

“She even used a little plastic bottle hidden under her clothes to make a noise like cracked ribs.

“She would use the trick in front of you and writhe in agony. Elisa even made a bloody bucket list.

“She was very interested in penguins. We went to London Zoo where we had a private viewing of the penguins – she had fluffy penguins everywhere.

“Then we went to visit her sister who was six months pregnant – and devastated when Elisa told her she was dying.

“I organised a 21st birthday party for her where all her friends were in tears because they thought it was her last.

“She wore some repulsive fairy wings and a tiara and said she was going to heaven.

“About 25 people turned up for the party and because Bianca said she couldn’t walk she sat on a sofa in the garden because she wanted to be a princess like Elsa from Frozen.

“It’s just sick, sick, sick.

“I got compassionate leave from work to look after her but I didn’t go back afterwards because I was not capable of it.

“When I looked at that girl in the dock I still couldn’t comprehend it was all a pack of lies.

“But all the tests on her mental condition came back negative.

“I’m now just a completely different person. I’m divorced from my husband and this has totally finished my life as I know it.

“I was a well paid lecturer for ten years but now I’ve lost my career.

“I spent thousands on Bianca and treated her like a daughter. My children are far more angry and hurt than I am.”

In a victim impact statement given to court, she added: “To discover this entire and person and relationship to be a fraud, just a young girl playing, was devastating and embarrassing to a level I find so hard to put into words.”

Sally has sold her home and moved to the South of France.”  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-lying-student-jailed-wrecking-7055103

Before I was aware of interacting with psychopaths I did notice individuals who were abnormally successful in making others feel sorry for them.  I didn’t know what it meant, I didn’t even know the phrase ‘pity play’.  Other possible psychopathic traits that I (and others) noticed were astronomical arrogance, off the charts self satisfaction (both of these I now believe are biological), particular odd eyes/appearances, seeming complete lack of morality, and high manipulative ability (extreme Machiavellianism).  Sometimes friends and I would discuss individuals with these traits, we just didn’t know what it meant.  Sally had enough clues, she just couldn’t put it all together — I doubt if the word psychopath ever crossed her mind.

Sadly no one else in this story ever used the word psychopath either, not the judge, the journalists, or even the commenters.

Back to the possible psychopathic traits that the unknowing do notice.  There are many, many of them.  All the way to individuals who refuse to flush toilets — this is part of their arrested development, the contents are precious parts of themselves, or to traits that should only be considered if there are other possible psychopathic traits present — males who cook, for example.  There are many normal men who like to cook, but it seems to me that close to a 100% of psychopathic males do.   Few, if any, of these traits are sufficient or necessary for a determination (I don’t like the word diagnosis).  They are more like alerts.

Post Redux: A more nuanced description of the nonhuman human

From below, on psychopaths:

Herve Cleckley:  “we are dealing … not with a complete man at all but with … a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly”

Otto Kernberg:  “an enraged empty self—the hungry wolf out to kill, eat and survive.”

An earlier post:

Per Herve Cleckley, per Joe Mcginniss:

Recall here the words of Herve Cleckley, which I encountered for the first time in the fall of 1980: “Only very slowly and by a complex estimation or judgment based on multitudinous small impressions does the conviction come upon us [in regard to the psychopath] that, despite these intact rational processes, these normal emotional affirmations and their consistent application in all directions, we are dealing … not with a complete man at all but with something that suggests a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly.” [Mask of Sanity, p. 369]

It took me a long time to accept that MacDonald could be the charming and apparently caring man I’d come to know (or thought I did) during the summer of 1979, and, at the same time be what the psychiatrist Otto Kernberg has described as “an enraged empty self—the hungry wolf out to kill, eat and survive.”

http://www.joemcginniss.net/the-1989-epilogue

Further:  https://pathwhisperer.info/2011/06/01/this-nonsense-has-got-to-stop-you-cannot-betray-a-nonhuman-human-who-is-trying-to-play-the-interviewer-mcginniss-malcolm-bazelon/, https://pathwhisperer.info/2015/07/19/search-jeffrey-macdonald-many-surgeons-are-psychopaths/

She looks human, but she’s not — Michelle Carter

Teen eggs on “boyfriend” to commit suicide, just for the jollies.

“Texts reveal that a teen pressured her friend into committing suicide

After 18-year-old Conrad Roy III died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his car, prosecutors released text messages that allegedly show Roy’s friend, Michelle Carter, pressuring Roy to kill himself. She told him that his suicide would not cause emotional distress for his parents.

Carter, now 18, is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office released the text messages in a response to a motion filed by Carter’s lawyer to dismiss the charges. Carter now faces 20 years in prison. According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Carter sent messages to Roy that read:

“You just have to do it. Tonight is the night. It’s painless and quick.”

After Roy expressed that he was hesitant about killing himself and unsure if he wanted to go through with it. Carter allegedly responded:

“You always say you’re gonna do it, but you never do. I just want to make sure tonight is the real thing.”

Carter allegedly wet on to assure Roy that his parents would be understanding about his suicide. She told him that they would be able to accept Roy’s decision given his negative mental state. She said via text:

“I think your parents know you’re in a really bad place. I’m not saying they want you to do it but I honestly feel like they can accept it.”

In the texts, Carter helped Roy come up with a suicide plan. They decided on carbon monoxide poisoning after Carter explained that it would be fast and painless. She sent a text that read:

“You lose consciousness with no pain. You just fall asleep and die.”

Despite encouraging him to kill himself, Carter allegedly called Roy “the love of my life, my boyfriend. You are my heart. I’d never leave you.” When Roy texted Carter that he was ready to go through with the suicide, she texted:

“Good because it’s time, babe. You know that. When you get back from the beach you’ve gotta go do it. You’re ready. You’re determined. It’s the best time to do it.”

According to the documents, Carter and Roy spoke on the phone for over an hour as she persuaded him to remain in the vehicle even as the carbon monoxide began to run. After the suicide was complete, Carter allegedly texted a friend:

“His death is my fault. Like, I honestly could have stopped it. I was the one on the phone with him and he got out of the car because [the carbon monoxide] was working and I [expletive] told him to get back in.””

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/31/texts-reveal-that-a-teen-pressured-her-friend-into-committing-su/21229762/

More:  http://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php/topic,39428.msg598943.html?PHPSESSID=0c2971a09a8172063a93e47230844515#msg598943

A more nuanced description of the nonhuman human

Per Herve Cleckley, per Joe Mcginniss:

Recall here the words of Herve Cleckley, which I encountered for the first time in the fall of 1980: “Only very slowly and by a complex estimation or judgment based on multitudinous small impressions does the conviction come upon us [in regard to the psychopath] that, despite these intact rational processes, these normal emotional affirmations and their consistent application in all directions, we are dealing … not with a complete man at all but with something that suggests a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly.” [Mask of Sanity, p. 369]

It took me a long time to accept that MacDonald could be the charming and apparently caring man I’d come to know (or thought I did) during the summer of 1979, and, at the same time be what the psychiatrist Otto Kernberg has described as “an enraged empty self—the hungry wolf out to kill, eat and survive.”

http://www.joemcginniss.net/the-1989-epilogue

Further:  https://pathwhisperer.info/2011/06/01/this-nonsense-has-got-to-stop-you-cannot-betray-a-nonhuman-human-who-is-trying-to-play-the-interviewer-mcginniss-malcolm-bazelon/, https://pathwhisperer.info/2015/07/19/search-jeffrey-macdonald-many-surgeons-are-psychopaths/

This nonsense has got to stop — you cannot betray a nonhuman human who is trying to play you — McGinniss, Malcolm & Bazelon

First let me note that “nonhuman human” is not a phrase I use lightly or would apply to all psychopaths.  However it certainly applies to psychopathic murderers of their own families.

Emily Bazelon:

Two decades ago, Janet Malcolm published “The Journalist and the Murderer,” her classic story of the story of a murder trial. Her subject was the relationship between the writer Joe McGinniss and the Army doctor Jeff­rey MacDonald, who gave McGinniss full access to his defense team when he stood trial for the death of his wife and children — and then discovered that over years of apparent friendship, McGinniss was writing a future best seller portraying MacDonald as a psychopathic killer.   In her brilliant dissection of this betrayal, Malcolm exposed the “morally indefensible” nature of the work of her journalistic tribe.  http://franciscovazbrasil.blogspot.com/2011/05/janet-malcolms-cross-examinations-by.html

This is total nonsense, Jeffrey MacDonald was seeking to play, use, manipulate (user whatever word you want) the author Joe McGinniss.  He was propelled by his psychopathic level arrogance and optimism (a mentally ill level of optimism is a flag of psychopathy, see Ronald Reagan).  Joe McGinniss owed him nothing.

I’m afraid these Silly Sallies don’t appreciate the reality of the situation.  I can only conclude that they (together or separately) are murderer groupies (these are the women who show up at murder trials, write letters to serial killers, etc. propelled by a psychotic unwillingness to accept reality, all males for them are ‘tall, strong and gentle, just like Dad’ — the truth is too threatening to their world), or devotees of a particular psychopath (cultlike followers and true believers taken in by a psychopath), or children of a psychopathic father (who never meet a psychopath they don’t love), or psychopaths themselves (who can’t stand to see a psychopath taken down by non-psychopaths).

Joe McGinniss:
http://www.joemcginniss.net/after-22-years-my-rebuttal-to-janet-malcolm-goes-public/Joe%20McGinniss
http://www.joemcginniss.net/journalism-on-trial-my-letter-to-new-york-times-book-review/Joe%20McGinniss

In 1989, the New Yorker published a two-part article by Janet Malcolm entitled “The Journalist and the Murderer.”

In the article, which was published in book form a year later, Malcolm offered her skewed perception of my relationship with Jeffrey MacDonald–the subject of my 1983 book, Fatal Vision–to support her bizarre hypothesis that “Every journalist…knows that what he does is morally indefensible.” So numerous and egregious were Malcolm’s omissions, distortions and outright misstatements of fact that I felt compelled to set the record straight in an epilogue to the updated edition of Fatal Vision that was published in 1989.

There is no statute of limitations on truth. Even now, twenty-two years later, Malcolm’s fictions ought not to be accepted uncritically. I reprint my 1989 response to her here.

http://www.joemcginniss.net/the-1989-epilogue

Further:  https://pathwhisperer.info/2011/06/27/a-more-nuanced-description-of-the-nonhuman-human/, https://pathwhisperer.info/2015/07/19/search-jeffrey-macdonald-many-surgeons-are-psychopaths/

Ah, those spectacular female psychopaths — Stacey Castor, the Black Widow Murderer

One thing I’ve noticed about female psychopaths is their complete and total lack of self doubt, they never seem to imagine the possibility of losing, of being seen through.  It’s uncanny — an utter and complete belief in their alternate reality.  One doesn’t usually think of psychopaths as being insane, but female psychopaths of this caliber and pseudologues certainly qualify.

Stacey Castor — nonhuman human, to stop the collapse of her defense against having killed her husband with antifreeze, she poisoned her daughter, framing her with a fake suicide note confessing to the father’s murder.

Black Widow Murderer , Stacey Castor

She was charged with intentionally poisoning her husband David Castor with antifreeze in 2005 and attempting to poison her daughter Ashley Wallace with a toxic cocktail made of crushed pills , vodka , orange juice and sprite. In addition she is suspected of murdering her first husband Michael Wallace

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