How a Serial Killer Thinks, Plans & Views Victims Revealed in ‘Without Redemption,’ Bio of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin

October 13, 2022 Vonda3310 0 Comments

Los Angeles, CA—Deconstructing the minds of serial killers is a standalone industry in the law enforcement and mental health worlds, not to mention popular culture. Once apprehended, the endless questions are brought up to discern the how and why of such horrific events. Each serial killer has a singular story, upbringing and genetic structure; making it a difficult task to separate trauma events from inherent proclivities, personality traits or moral weaknesses.  
A new historical biography, Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice, co-authored by Clinical Psychologist Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. and Michael B. Butler, delves much deeper into the serial killer personality than most books. One of the most detailed historical biographies written about any serial killer, Without Redemption
There are a number of elements which make this possible:
  • The use of Bonin’s jailhouse diaries and written murder stories.
  • Chronicles of the sessions Vonda Pelto had with Bonin before, during after his trial in Los Angeles.
  • Detailed documents from the many years Bonin spent in various mental hospitals prisons during nine years before the murder spree began.
Bonin’s journey from abused child to sexual predator, and thence to serial killer, shows how small and big events contributed to a tragedy which engulfed scores of innocent victims. His murderous mindset was decades in the making and Without Redemption identifies danger signs which might be applied to other serial killers in waiting.  
Broken down into four parts, Without Redemption discloses a Bill Bonin previously unknown to the public, solves two 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.
  • How childhood abuse & Vietnam War service helped create what followed.
  • How Bonin manipulated California judicial, mental health & prison systems for nine years before the killings.
  • Interviews of Bonin, Miley & Munro with Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. before, 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.
  • Why March 24, 1980, is a key date in the Bill Bonin story.
Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Escaped Justice, ISBN: 979-8841931249, Hard Cover ISBN: 979-8844477775. For more info go to or purchase the book at Amazon.
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