Close friend of killer James DiMaggio, Andrew Spanswick, who has more than 20 years in the mental health field, solidified his speculation that DiMaggio planned to end his own life on the 15th anniversary of his father’s own suicide. The fact that DiMaggio brought his pet cat, Princess, with him while he fled from a five state manhunt spoke volumes.
Spanswick speculated, from a professional opinion, that when someone is going to commit suicide often they take items meaningful to them with them. Hannah, the only surviving victim in this crime spree said that DiMaggio did have an odd obsession with the cat. Spanswick added that it would have been likely that DiMaggio would have killed the cat before taking his own life.
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