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The grievances and grudges that drove Derrick Bird over the edge

The Independent, 4 June 2010
Publié le : 4 juin 2010
 Cahal Milmo, Mark Hughes and Patrick Hill 

"David Bird had no time to react to his brother's final visit. Before dawn on Wednesday, Derrick Bird entered the handsome white-washed house at High Trees Farm, climbed the stairs and entered his twin's bedroom. He then shot him dead at point-blank range.

"Some 48 hours earlier, the two men had had argued about money. It was not a serious argument but it was a part of a jigsaw of events which pushed Derrick Bird over the edge. Outwardly an unobtrusive taxi driver, his problems - from a heavy tax bill to a messy divorce - had slowly fermented into a vengeful, dead-eyed rage.

"Yesterday it became clear that, over three and a half hours, the 52-year-old divorcee's rampage through a 25-mile stretch of towns and villages in Cumbria had escalated from the methodical execution of a group of men he considered to have wronged him to a killing spree of terrifying randomness."

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