Episode 19: Gallaudet's Silent Killer

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It's the early 2000s. A silent killer stalks the halls of Gallaudet University; a school for the deaf. Will Gallaudet University remain a sanctuary of silence; or is the university's secure measures only an illusion?


Writer:

Heather Sutfin

Sources:

http://signlanguageco.com/deaf-culture-timeline/

 

https://www.gallaudet.edu/about/history-and-traditions

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_deaf_education_in_the_United_States

 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2vpox0

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Cogswell

 

https://eaccess.dccourts.gov/eaccess/search.page.3.1?x=r8fKvTipOUD5CiU9BtRbTsX1E-W3UfIYINfZooInPByB3dUyuOmLP1rSKSwIoWlSX59Yf-6*gbTo-XfsBwYj2g

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1980/08/22/1st-murder-at-gallaudet-college-shock-campus/9ece619c-fd9a-44fa-b1fa-2bedd9ef3c2d/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2001/03/04/four-lives-cross-tragically/1d56f5f8-2c7d-4505-b98a-87cf4ce99dcb/?utm_term=.6216f93d4f1e

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/10/03/gay-students-at-gallaudet-say-they-dont-feel-safe/31f23693-ebc0-4dd8-82e9-2b51e751799e/?utm_term=.c849c117b261

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20080803223409/http://www.trutv.com:80/library/crime/serial_killers/weird/gallaudet_murders/1_index.html

 

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2167424/varner-v-district-of-columbia/

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/dc-court-of-appeals/1355169.html

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/10/04/friend-held-in-gallaudet-slaying/d6431c1a-8108-4dc1-b8ac-34a985544a37/?utm_term=.5979d12a4c30

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2002/jul/11/20020711-033731-4927r/

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deaf-man-convicted-of-murder/

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120656874/benjamin-scott-varner

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/dc-court-of-appeals/1147115.html

 

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Charges-Dropped-in-Murder-of-Gay-Deaf-Student/28853.html

 

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,130940,00.html

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2002/05/03/mental-illness-blamed-in-2-killings/3769ff8f-d5d0-4a23-b54e-31ba2f57d9e2/?utm_term=.4fe52cfe0e3a



Music:

Vanishing Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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