The Ultimate Case of Depravity
Breaking a Will
To break a child’s mind with cruelty is a horrible, inexcusable thing. To turn that child into a demon in his father’s image is even worse, especially when that child becomes more evil than his father. This was the life and times of Phillip Carl Jablonski. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, as his son, another Phillip Jablonski, committed murder, too. The Phillip Jablonski that I refer to was born January 3, 1946 to Phillip and Nettie Jablonski.
Youthful Behavior Tells All
As with most serial killers, they work up to their trade. Phillip Jr. witnessed his drunken father abuse his mother, and though he tried to protect her at his tender age, he was no match for a full grown man. Instead, he became afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses. He then became what his own father was and worse.
Phil began his demented ways in 1964, attempting to rape a sister, when reality kicked in. In 1968, he attempted to kill his wife, Rose, his childhood sweetheart. A son, another Phillip, was born, the one who also serves a prison term.
In 1970, as a liquor store clerk, Jablonski committed a sexual assault on a minor at the liquor store. In 1977 and 1978, two more sex crimes occurred.
Also in 1978, Phil murdered his common-law wife, Linda Kimball.
In 1985, Jablonski assaulted his own mother in a trailer at prison during a family visit. If it were not for this father, he would likely have killed her, too. Both parents passed on six months later.
When Things Came to a Head
In 1991, things really heated up. He killed four women, including his prison pen pal wife and mother-in-law, made an attempt to kill another woman, and was on the way to kill two pen pals in KY and TN. Fortunately, he was arrested by a Kansas Highway Patrol Officer for the 1991 crimes. His days of parole were finally over. When the car was searched, there was plenty of evidence at the disposal of law enforcement. Jablonski had a tape recorder that he had used to recount his crimes with names, dates, and means of the crime. There was also a belt made from a snake that had names on it for the women that he had killed or planned to kill.
Death Row Days
Since 1996, Jablonski has been housed in San Quentin on death row, with many other heinous serial killers, awaiting finality. He does his crafts and makes wonderful things to sell. He has had little trouble in attracting female pen pals. What is the attraction, you ask? Some women like the thought of rubbing elbows with dangerous men. Others feel that they are safely put away, and know where these men are at all times. Others feel that they can change their evil ways. Still others are as lonely with low self esteem, just like these men, and feel that they share a commonality.
The Ultimate Question
What makes someone turn into a killer like this? Phil has flashbacks to his youth,is a compulsive liar, and has told his tales for so long that he really believes them. I was told that it is the finality of death that is the ultimate way to have control and possession. These people have been deserted in the past for whatever reason, and never intend to permit it to happen again. But it is never their fault, nothing ever is. They just got the final word, because the victims deserved it.