Millikin University supports professor who killed his family 46 years ago

 James St. James (formerly James "Jim" Wolcott), 61, killed his family 46 years ago, in Georgetown, Texas. (Image: Milliken University)

James St. James (formerly James “Jim” Wolcott), 61, killed his family 46 years ago, in Georgetown, Texas. (Image: Milliken University)

 

James St. James (formerly James “Jim” Wolcott), 61, is a college professor at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. Forty-six years ago, he was a drugged-up 15-year-old who killed his father, mother and teen sister with a .22 caliber rifle after a glue-sniffing binge.

Reportedly, in 1967, in Georgetown, Texas, St. James shot his father, Gordon Wolcott, twice in the chest, then shot his 17-year old sister, Libby, once in the chest and once in the face. His mother, Elizabeth, awakened by the noise called out from her bedroom, and he responded by shooting her twice in the head and once in the chest . . .

Click here to read about James St. James’ transformation from teen killer to college professor.

 

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2 responses

  1. Talk about a story that brings up mixed emotions. On one hand, you feel terrible for the people who died and got no justice, on the other hand, you feel hopeful that some monsters can be rehabilitated. Crazy story.

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment, Kandice.

      I honestly believe that anyone can change; it is not that I have faith in humans, but my faith lies in the God who created them. I do feel badly for those who suffered and died with no justice, but as you said this man rehabilitated himself, and who am I to say he shouldn’t get a second chance?

      It is indeed a “crazy story,” which is why I was compelled to write an opinion piece.

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