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Kitty Genovese

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Victim of the Week

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Kitty Genovese

  1. 1. Kitty Genovese Victim of the Week
  2. 2. Childhood Born in New York in 1935, raised in Brooklyn; oldest of five children. Family moved to Connecticut, but when she was 19, she decided to move back to New York.
  3. 3. Lived in Queens, at Kew Gardens, for 9 years.
  4. 4. Lived in Queens, at Kew Gardens, for 9 years.
  5. 5. Lived in Queens, at Kew Gardens, for 9 years.
  6. 6. She worked as the bar manager at Ev’s 11th Hour Sports Bar in Hollis, Queens.
  7. 7. After work on March 13, 1964 at 3:15am she drove home and parked 100 feet from her apartment door. Winston Moseley ran up to her and stabbed her twice in the back. She screamed out, “Oh my god, he stabbed me! Help me!”
  8. 8. “Leave that girl alone!” Moseley fled; Genovese began crawling toward her apartment. Moseley began driving around the neighborhood, looking for Genovese.
  9. 9. 10 minutes later, he found her in the back hallway of her building where he stabbed her several more times, sexually assaulted her, took $49 and fled again.
  10. 10. The attack lasted approximately 30-minutes and was witnessed by more than a dozen individuals. One watched the rape from the top of the stairs; one called the police after the first attack; one after the second.
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  12. 12. Bystander Effect
  13. 13. Aftermath Moseley confessed to two other murders and sexual assaults as well as robberies. Convicted; sentenced to death. Participated in prison riots. Death sentence commuted to 20 to life.

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