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Slate's Brian Palmer ponders why famous killers have three names

by Patt Morrison

A copy photograph of the mug shot handed out by the FBI of the suspect Wade Michael Page after a press conference on the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin a gunman fired upon people at a service August, 6, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Handout/Getty Images

America’s past is littered with infamous killers like Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth, John Wayne Gacy, and most recently, Wade Michael Page, who committed a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Slate’s Brian Palmer, no middle name, looked at why history’s notorious murderers often become known by three names.


Brian Palmer, writer for Slate and the Washington Post

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