Talk:Graham Young

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"Is it 'Bob Egle' or 'Bob Eagle'? The article seems to use both."


By the way, is there any evidence in support of the claim that Young administered poison to 70 people, or to scores of people? From memory of Holden's book, a number of people who knew Young at the Slough Training Centre claimed to have gone down with a mystery bug, but there's no strong evidence that Young was responsible for these illnesses (apart from Trevor Sparkes's).

Meltingpot (talk) 15:50, 16 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What's "antimonium"? Does it refer to "antimony" (Sb) or something else? KittySaturn 06:30, 2005 Jan 24 (UTC)

Yes, it refers to antimony.

Meltingpot (talk) 09:57, 13 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fix this sentence[edit]

"I don't understand what is meant by: "Young asked the company doctor if the investigators why they had not considered thallium poisoning as a cause of the symptoms." Did he ask if the investigators had considered thallium, or did he ask why they had not considered thallium?"

(From memory of Anthony Holden's biography of Young) He asked them why they hadn't considered heavy metal poisoning as a cause of the symptoms. This aroused their suspicions and set in train a series of events leading to Young's arrest, and later on the detective in charge of the case, Ron Harvey, happened to be at a dinner with a couple of pathologists (Keith Mant and Ian Holden) with whom he discussed the case.

Harvey asked them what might have caused the symptoms Young's murder victims had suffered from; both immediately diagnosed thallium poisoning.

Meltingpot (talk) 15:43, 16 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serial killer= more than 4 kills[edit]

Serial killers=more than 4 kills. No actually. I heard from either Robert Ressler or John Douglas, both profilers and FBI agent that 2 or more kills would be serial killers already. termi 16:35, 14. March 2007 (CEST)

Also, Young attempted to kill well over four people. -D —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:49, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Debatable in my view. Judging by his comments about Trevor Sparkes (one of his victims for whom he wasn't however convicted) when interviewed by the detective in charge of the case, he seemed happy to inflict sublethal misery on some of his victims without killing them; he said that Sparkes "had several doses but they were not lethal." However, he came close to killing his father but wasn't charged with his attempted murder as he probably should have been.

He wasn't in fact charged with murder at all when he was first tried and convicted as a teenager in 1962. He was wily enough to persuade his father to have his stepmother cremated after her death (from thallium poisoning) so that the police could not proceed against him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Meltingpot (talkcontribs) 10:03, 17 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This may not be POV but I've had enough of writing about this maniac; someone else can take over now.

Meltingpot (talk) 15:42, 16 February 2009 (U

Nazi fascination[edit]

I have read several websites that claim he was fascinated by Nazism at a young age. Is this notable?--Cymbelmineer (talk) 13:08, 31 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yea I reckon it is, with a reliable source ofc. --Half Price (talk) 18:21, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Diagnosis of psychopathy[edit]

I've added a line stating that Young was diagnosed (in 1962) as suffering from a psychopathic disorder; others can revert it if they don't think it's appropriate.

Meltingpot (talk) 06:53, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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"Signs" of autism?[edit]

The article's stated claim that "Subsequent analysis has also suggested signs of the Autism spectrum (cf Bowden 1996)" relies on a single reference, citation and (limited) source link. Furthermore, the WP category of "People on the autism spectrum" expects a diagnosis, not a "suggestion." While this reference relies on a "retrospective diagnosis," WP editors voted a couple years ago to avoid catgorization of all such retrospective diagnoses for lack of evidence beyond speculation ... even by today's willing clinicians. So, while the article itself may retain the reference, citation and source link (and, even expand and improve them if possible with evidence), it appears that, for now, the ability to categorize the article within the "People on the autism spectrum" category is simply a bridge too far for the existing evidence. I have reverted the categorization accordingly. (talk) 13:47, 14 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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