Serial Killer Bill Bonin’s Hidden Diaries Reveal Complex Person, One with Contradictions, Doubts & Intellect
March 14, 2023 Vonda3310 0 Comments
Los Angeles, CA—About 20 years ago a former investigator gave Vonda Pelto, a Clinical Psychologist who has sessions with many serial killers at LA Men’s Central Jail, over 40 boxes of documents related to the famous Bill Bonin Freeway Killer cases. Within those boxes were copies of Bonin’s jailhouse diaries and murder confession stories, a storehouse of new information about Bonin’s activities, murder accomplices and the crucial months after his arrest.
Those diaries, along with thousands of official documents, formed the basis for one of the most detailed serial killer historical biographies ever written, Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice.
All the assumptions about Bonin the son, brother, friend and murderer have been altered with the publication of Without Redemption, co-written by Pelto and Michael B. Butler. A number of long held beliefs, about all the Freeway Killer cases, were corrected or have been revealed for the first time. For example, the new info provided by Bonin solved two 40-year homicide mysteries and identified how one day during the murder spree, March 24, 1980, changed everything to follow.
During the many months after his arrest, while various bureaucratic machinations were grinding out behind the scenes, Bonin’s writing showed him to be a keen observer of human nature with a cunning intellect, a man with deeply conflicted feelings and an interesting sense of humor. His ability to analyze situations involving multiple players, while reading and telegraphing their reactions, reveals Bonin to be smart, clever and devious.
The 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 & 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.
How & Why March 24, 1980 is a key date in the Bill Bonin story.