Murderers are intriguing because of just how much of a divide needs to be crossed to understand them.
Ordinary people just can’t become murderers, intentional killers who sincerely act in a way that hurts and kills other people.
It’s not even about profession or state of life. The murderers most people talk about and learn about are ordinary people who don’t live dangerous lives or have terrible jobs.
They were your average, familiar neighbor one day and a ruthless nationally known killer the next.
That is the kind of killer Stacey Castor became. She was an ordinary woman, a wife who went through widowing once, and a mother of two.
But it was her actions that led to her widow status, and she was nearly the mother of 1 child as well. Yes, she was not only a husband killer but an attempted child killer as well.
Fortunately, because she was an average person, she lacked the competence to keep her murder spree up. It still raises the question of just why or how it all started. How did an ordinary person become a murderer?
10 /10 Early Marriage
Not much is known about Stacey up until a certain point. She was born Stacey Ruth Daniels and met her first husband, Michael Wallace, when she was 17 back in 1985.
She worked at an ambulance dispatch company while Michael worked nights as a mechanic. From there, they developed a tight bond and married soon.
Stacey then had her first daughter, Ashley, in 1988 and her second daughter, Bree, in 1991.
9 /10 Possible Motivation
Things were going well enough for a while, it seemed, but something stirred in the family that Stacey didn’t like. For one, her daughter Bree seemed to favor her father’s affection far more than her mother.
As a result, Stacey started to show unequal appreciation towards Ashley to become her “best friend” in retaliation.
This may have been the point that inspired her to become a murderer, and her target was the one who stole her other daughter away.