Winston moseley

During the 1970s, Moseley participated in the Attica Prison riot , [34] and late in the decade obtained a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in prison from Niagara University . [35] He became eligible for parole in 1984. During his first parole hearing, he told the parole board that the notoriety he faced due to his crimes made him a victim, stating, "For a victim outside, it's a one-time or one-hour or one-minute affair, but for the person who's caught, it's forever." [36] At the same hearing, Moseley claimed he never intended to kill Genovese and that he considered her murder to be a mugging because "[...] people do kill people when they mug them sometimes." The board denied his request for parole. [37] He returned for a parole hearing on March 13, 2008, the 44th anniversary of Genovese's murder. He had still shown little remorse for murdering Genovese, [36] and parole was denied again. [38] Genovese's brother Vincent was unaware of the 2008 hearing until he was contacted by New York Daily News reporters. [36] Vincent Genovese has reportedly never recovered from the horror of his sister's murder. [36] "This brings back what happened to her," Vincent had said; "the whole family remembers". [36]

In September 2007, the American Psychologist published an examination of the factual basis of coverage of the Kitty Genovese murder in psychology textbooks. The three authors concluded that the story is more parable than fact, largely because of inaccurate newspaper coverage at the time of the incident. [ 6 ] According to the authors, "despite this absence of evidence, the story continues to inhabit our introductory social psychology textbooks (and thus the minds of future social psychologists)." One interpretation of the parable is that the drama and ease of teaching the exaggerated story makes it easier for professors to capture student attention and interest.

Winston moseley

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