H. Holmes: Who's To Blame?
In the hotel, Holmes had “air-tight chambers and a room of steel lined with asbestos, where the wildest shrieks of his victims would be deadened,” (Was Holmes’). It is also reported that Holmes conducted numerous experiments on his victims by dissecting them, torturing them, and eventually murdering them (Cipriani). Also within his hotel, he had numerous ways of disposing of the bodies, including a crematory and a dissection table where he could shin the victim and sell the skeleton for a profit (Was Holmes’). Through his numerous ways of torture, mutilation, and murder, it can be seen the Holmes shows absolutely no remorse for his victims or their families. The Chicago Daily Tribune reported that Holmes had killed three children, told their mother that the kids had been admitted to a mental facility, and continued to give her updates on the children to drag out the pain of her never getting to see them again. Throughout his diary, Holmes refers to the deaths as tragedies and unfortunate circumstances, continually distancing himself from blame and remorse. Throughout his murdering spree, Holmes continued to lie to families and detectives about the whereabouts of his victims to avoid being caught, and due to the lack of knowledge and experience in regular criminology, much less cases such as Holmes’, the police never suspected foul