The black serial killer that defied ‘common knowledge’.
The knowledge? Black serial killers only attack other black people. Derek couldn’t care one iota about statistics. He kept attacking white women. It took the feds a decade to accept their usual profiling statistics were wrong. They should’ve listened to one of his surviving victims: Michele Chapman. She was already saying the man was black since the day he had attacked her and her boyfriend in their car. Were they willing to listen? No. They stuck to their original idea of profiling information. As if a serial killer would feel he’s bound to statistics. While police and FBI kept looking for a white man, black Derek kept looking for white women to attack and kill. He could go on killing, because of a wrong assumption and basically some profiling tunnel vision.
The Baton Rouge Serial Killer was his media nick.
He at least could make five non-surviving victims because of the wrong assumption.
Update January 2016: On Thursday January 21, Derrick died in the hospital at age 47. He’d been rushed there due to a medical urgency. Officials haven’t released any information why, because of the HIPAA laws.
After twelve years on death row, ‘nature’ stepped in and took care of it before execution could happen.
Update March 2016: The autopsy’s performed. According to the coroner’s assistant, Derrick died due to a heart disease. The coroner’s office won’t release any more details or the autopsy report to the public. Derrick never revealed any information about Mari Ann Fowler. She disappeared and Derrick might be the one who made that happen.
The whole case
Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 (Added information about the cause of Derrick’s death)