Ben Moynihan is to be jailed 21 years for his disturbing “crimes of passion.” The 18-year-old teen from Portsmouth, Hampshire on the south coast of England confessed to the attempted murders and stabbing attacks of three women, all because he couldn’t get laid. The “virgin ripper” plunged knives into the chests of three random women – he was angry at all females because he evidently couldn’t lose his virginity.
Writes UK’s Daily Star: “Ben Moynihan, 18, stabbed three women ‘aiming for their hearts’ and told cops ‘all women need to die.’ He claimed in a video women ‘do not give boys like us a chance’ nowadays and fumed he was still a virgin. The judge said Moynihan suffered from an autism spectrum disorder and had a ‘gross lack of empathy.’”
The Star also carried a photo of Moynihan’s rambling, obtuse “confession” letter, where the teen virgin calls himself the “Unhappy Geezer,” and asserts that he actually isn’t a “psychopath.” The bottom of the letter contains a symbol to the Tomb Raider video game – the Xian Dagger symbol from Tomb Raider 2.
Writes the Tomb Raider Wiki page: “The Dagger of Xian is a powerful artifact that will grant tremendous powers to those who stab themselves in the heart with it. Whoever does this is turned into a mighty dragon.”
Despite his claim to not be a loony, his actions, of course, speak otherwise. The sentencing judge called Moynihan “dangerous” and called what investigators found on the teen’s computer “disturbing.”
The contents of your computers were as chilling as they were disturbing. – Justice Jay
Moynihan said he modeled himself after serial killers and boasted that he enjoyed the smell of the flesh he had ripped out with his small kitchen knife. “Hopefully next time I can gouge their eyeballs out. Every time I stab someone I run home and I like to smell the flesh I ripped out,” the sick teenager said. Moynihan sent two notes to police, bragging over the attempted murders and threatening that he would continue to target women.
Reports the Daily Mail: “The teenager, who was 17 at the time of the attacks, stabbed the three women, aged 20, 45 and 67, with a 4.5-inch kitchen knife, aiming for their hearts, as they walked alone in Portsmouth in June and July last year. To do so, he carried a steak knife on the streets of his home city up to ten times last summer before his arrest on July 13.”
After he was caught, he told police: “You were lucky, I was hunting my fourth victim.” Investigators had an easy go of nabbing Moynihan after the second letter – he had a picture of himself attached to it.
One of Moynihan’s letters read, in part: “When women won’t talk to you it’s heartbreaking, why are they fussy with men nowadays… I roam these streets, hungry for blood and pain, I be greeted with attack, attack, attack, attack, dead, jolly good!”
I am still a virgin, everyone is losing it before me, that’s why you are my chosen target. I just can’t live in this flat, I have no future here. So women, tell me how we should do this. – an excerpt from Moynihan’s “Diary of Evil.”
The unnamed 20-year-old victim told the judge at the sentencing hearing that “in the days and weeks immediately after the attack, I felt very scared. I couldn’t go out on my own. I just wanted to stay inside. I often get flashbacks of that dreadful night and when I’m walking alone I have to keep looking back behind me just in case someone is there. I don’t trust strangers, I often look at where their hands are placed.”
The 67-year-old woman said in her statement: “I used to be a confident public speaker as part of my work but I feel I will never be able to do this again. My life was completely turned upside down, I did not ask for this change, it was forced upon me by my attacker.”
Moynihan’s attorney Robert Bryan said the teen was a “young, impressionable man,” and “never increased the ferocity of his attacks.”
Said Bryan: “He had the intent but it may be that his heart wasn’t quite into it. He didn’t carry out any of the matters the he set out to do. They were horrific to the victims but in fact he didn’t go further than one stab as he ran past them which only caused superficial injuries.”
Nevertheless, the judge sentenced him a few decades behind bars. We’re quite certain that Moynihan, with over 21 years in jail, will have ample opportunity to finally lose his virginity.