Dating game contestant killed
In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified in one of his photos. In 1964, after what was described as a "nervous breakdown", during which he went AWOL and hitchhiked from Fort Bragg to his mother's house, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder Other diagnoses later proposed by various psychiatric experts at his trials included narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and (from homicide expert Vernon Geberth) malignant narcissistic personality disorder with psychopathy and sexual sadism comorbidities.To evade the resulting arrest warrant he left the state and enrolled in the NYU film school, using the name "John Berger".
Less than two months after his release, he was re-arrested after assaulting a 13-year-old girl identified in court records as "Julie J.", who had accepted what she thought would be a ride to school.He studied fine art at UCLA after being discharged from the Army for a personality disorder.The year of his graduation, 1968, was also the year of his first known act of sexual violence — the brutal rape and beating of 8-year-old Tali Shapiro.Patterned after the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show that was a radio hit in the 1930s, the programme featured performers who had peculiar talents and, often, no talent at all.When the latter appeared on the show, Barris would strike an oversize gong, the show's equivalent of vaudeville's hook.