New Book from Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. with Michael B. Butler

Linked book cover of 'Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice' by Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. & Michael B. Butler Without Remption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice was written on a number of parallel tracks that constantly intersect.  First, it is the most detailed historical biography ever written about Bill Bonin, the notorious Freeway Killer responsible for murdering 22 teenage boys over ten-months in 1979-80.
Second, it is a psychological roadmap which charts the evolution of Bonin’s personality from abused child to sexual predator to serial killer. This is accomplished using documents from his childhood, war service, multiple California government mental health and penal institutions, witness testimony and the expertise of Vonda Pelto, Ph.D., who had many sessions with Bonin and two of his accomplices while working in Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail.
Third, it is a narrative which, using long hidden documents, reveals the inner workings of Bonin’s mind, showing how he thought, felt, planned and viewed the world. The narrative displays Bonin, an abused high school dropout, cleverly manipulating lawyers, judges, doctors, social workers, friends, family, probabtion officers, government bureaucrats, detectives, journalists, and, most tragically, the innocent victims of his rage.
Fourth, Without Redemption reveals the complex story of what happened after Bonin’s final arrest, when so much was in flux and so many moving parts were swirling about. Archived investigative documents, collected from a variety of sources, brings to light a number of surprising, shocking, sad and even funny events from those ten tumultuous months from June 1980 to March 1981. 
Mugshots of Bill Bonin & Vernon Butts, two of the Freeway Killers who murdered six innocent boys together in 1979-80.  Bonin was in the end responsible for killing 22 boys, 10 alone and 12 with five different accomplices.

                 Bill Bonin & Vernon Butts

Finally, it is book which solves two 40-year-old murder mysteries and unlocks how one day of crossroads and coincidences, in the midst of the murder spree, profoundly impacted many lives and future events.

A flow chart describing the events of March 24, 1980, which is eight months into Bill Bonin's ten-month murder spree when he murdered 22-boys and young men from August 5, 1979 till June 11, 1980.



March 24, 1980 is a key date in the  story of Bill Bonin, his final arrest, how one of his accomplices escaped justice and many other small and large events 



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Most detailed bio of serial killer Bill Bonin ever written using previously hidden documents.

How childhood abuse & Vietnam War service helped create what followed.

How Bonin manipulated California judicial, mental health and prison systems for nine years before the kilings.

Interviews of Bonin, Miley & Munro with Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. during & after his Los Angeles trial.

Bonin’s jailhouse writings offer new perspective on his brutality, methods, thoughts and personality.

How & Why Bonin covered for accomplice Eric Wijnaendts, who helped him with two murders.

How & Why March 24, 1980 is a key date in the Bill Bonin story.

Vonda Pelto Interviewed by John & Ken on KFI Radio Los Angeles About Bill Bonin