Thrill Kill: The Murder of Kimberly Cates
The Disciples of Destruction
Random killings have become a fascination in certain dark corners of American culture, particularly music culture. From death metal to more aggressive strands of hip-hop, some young Americans have been conditioned to see achievement in randomly creating victims. The only requirement necessary for victimization is weakness or less-than-perfect vigilance. The "Disciples of Destruction" were such deadly enthusiasts; the Cates family their unwitting prey.
Like many suburban kids with too much time on their hands, the "Disciples of Destruction" were drawn together by a shared fascination with the cultures of death and mayhem. They not only admired the Manson Family and the Zodiac killer, but they were self-proclaimed "juggalos," followers of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, known for their celebration of violence and mayhem.