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Episode Seven | Michael McDermott: Day After Christmas massacre, Wakefield, Mass (part one)


Twenty years ago, on that Tuesday, the day after Christmas in 2000, seven employees who were among half of the staff of Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Massachusetts to come to work that day never made it home. A co-worker, armed to the teeth, showed up to the job he’d had for less than a year to exact his revenge. Perceived and twisted revenge. Equipped with a shotgun, a semi-automatic assault rifle, a semi-automatic pistol, and a bag full of ammunition, he had chatted with his workmates then unceremoniously opened fire. The attack that left all seven people dead lasted less than 10 minutes. This is part one of two.


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Michael McDermott: Wakefield, Mass


Los Angeles Times - Shooter Kills 7 At Net Firm Outside Boston Dec 27, 2000 https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-dec-27-mn-5098-story.html LA Times - A Private Man Accused of ‘Great Cruelty’ Dec 28, 2000 https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-dec-28-mn-5614-story.html Time - Portrait Of A Killer By Nadya Labi, Dec 31, 2000 http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,93313,00.html Boston Herald - Suspect in Wakefield murders was taking drugs for depression Dec 29, 2000 https://ssristories.org/suspect-in-wakefield-murders-was-taking-drugs-for-depression-boston-herald New York Times - 7 Die in Rampage at Company; Co-Worker of Victims Arrested By Carey Goldberg, Dec 27, 2000 https://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/27/us/7-die-in-rampage-at-company-co-worker-of-victims-arrested.html SF Gate - Not-Guilty Plea in Office Slayings / Lawyer says suspect had been getting psychiatric care, medication - New York Times, Dec 28, 2000 | Updated: July 9, 2018 https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Not-Guilty-Plea-in-Office-Slayings-Lawyer-says-2718972.php Washington Post - 7 Die in Massachusetts Office Shooting Dec 27, 2000 https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2000/12/27/7-die-in-massachusetts-office-shooting/1b9f9c67-b2c3-482c-bf1b-fa869fc6c430 Court Docs http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/448/448mass750.html

NECN - Survivor of Mass Shooting on Healing Process March 21, 2014 https://www.necn.com/news/local/_necn__survivor_of_mass_shooting_on_healing_process_necn/1919444

CNN - Lawyer: Deluded killer thought victims were Nazis April 10, 2002 http://edition.cnn.com/2002/LAW/04/10/ctv.mcdermott.trial/index.htm REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION RE: PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS (DOCKET ENTRY # 1) October 25, 2011 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCOURTS-mad-1_09-cv-11992/pdf/USCOURTS-mad-1_09-cv-11992-0.pdf

MCDERMOTT CONVICTED, GETS 7 LIFE TERMS Boston Globe news bank Michele Kurtz,April 25, 2002 https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/405445177/DE75F35E7DDB4DEEPQ/6?accountid=9675 PROSECUTION WITNESSES DETAIL MCDERMOTT'S PATH Boston Globe news bank April 9, 2002 by Michele Kurtz https://ezproxy.bpl.org/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/newspapers/prosecution-witnesses-detail-mcdermott-s-path/docview/405455048/se-2?accountid=9675 Testimony about shooting, Linda Tessier Boston Globe news bank https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/405451385/4E6B472011184EB8PQ/12?accountid=9675# Witness Saw McDermott Practicing Shooting Before Murders Boston Globe news bank https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.bpl.org/bostonglobe/docview/405455048/4E6B472011184EB8PQ/13?accountid=9675 ABC News - Seven Dead in Mass. Office Shooting https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94595&page=1 ABC NEWS - Remembering Alleged Shooter's Victims January 7, 2006 https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94566&page=1 Washington Post - This list of lives lost in mass shootings grows longer. Here are their names: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-list-of-lives-lost-in-mass-shootings-grows-longer-here-are-their-names/2018/11/16/ef545246-e9fe-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html Newsweek - Massacre At The Office Jan 1, 2001 https://www.newsweek.com/massacre-office-150889 Wiki - Wakefield Massacre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakefield_massacre Workplace shooting stats https://www.statista.com/statistics/476400/workplace-shootings-in-the-us-by-victim-count Gun Ownership In Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/info-details/gun-ownership-in-massachusetts#:~:text=Massachusetts%20residents%2015%20years%20and,issued%20by%20municipal%20police%20departments. Mass Gun Laws https://gun.laws.com/state-gun-laws/massachusetts-gun-laws

Most mass shootings

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/10-us-states-with-most-mass-shootings.html


Gun mortality by state

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/firearm_mortality/firearm.htm


The Violence Policy Center

https://www.vpc.org/studies/wgun001226.htm


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