- 15-year-old manipulated a boyfriend to stab her father to death.
- Both confessed to their naive plan and were sentenced to life in prison.
15-year-old Danielle Black was a good girl and dedicated student until she hit the high school. Suddenly, everything changed. She was drawn to the Goth world and just like any girl reaching the puberty she started to rebel against her parents. Her mind began to think some of the darkest, evilest plans you can imagine -- she had strange erotic fantasies and liked to cut herself while having sex. She drank her own blood.
Her father, Billy Black, was desperate. Trying to be a good parent, he sought to set boundaries and guidelines on her teenage girl. But instead, Danielle despise him even more. To destroy her father's good reputation and make her the victim, she started to tell outrageous lies. She told her friends that he is brutalizing and beating her. A fellow Goth Alec Scott Raven, who was sexually abused as a child and born in a broken home, felt the connection and instantly fell for the lies. Nicknamed "The Protector," he felt he had to protect those who couldn't protect themselves. Cold-hearted and manipulative as Danielle was, she recognized the right opportunity and talked Alec into killing her father.
On October 31, 2008, on the morning of Halloween, Alec brutally stabbed Billy Black to death in front of his home while Danielle was watching the gruesome action from the window. Alec considered Billy Black to be a monster and because of his troubled childhood he didn't see anything wrong in killing him.
At the funeral of his own father, Danielle supposedly remarked: "Now I can laugh, but I have to behave myself for a while." During the investigation, police learned she constantly asked her friends for help to kill her father. They didn't take her seriously and refused. Danielle's mother confessed she was a cold blooded person with no remorse.
When Alec was questioned, he quickly confessed. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Danielle pleaded guilty and charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. She is now eligible for parole.• • •
After the murder, Danielle Black posted on her MySpace under the username psychogirl1993 how much she misses (!) her dad:
~R.I.P~I love u dad!!~We will miss u!~" Beside Danielle's profile photo was this quote: "wats there 2 say??...my heart is broken from so many guys....my father is gone....i need help from my ppl...my real ppl...u kno who u r....there is only 3 of u....but only 2 r here now...
Alec's MySpace "About me" section gave the strong motive for murder:
The only thing left is the need for vengeance against those who cause pain, sorrow.People get away with things they should never have done yet no one punishes them. Killers, child molesters, rapists, wife beaters, etc. So the question I ask is this. Is it wrong to extract vengeance on those who deserve it, in defense and revenge for those who cannot protect themselfs. Because in this world of unjust ignorance you are the only one who will stand up for the those who need help.
Danielle's "About me":
I PRETTY MUCH LOVE TO GO ANY WHERE AS LONG AS I'M WITH MY FRIENDS OR MY FAMILY. MY FRIENDS CONSIDER ME A STONER. I EVEN HAD A COUPLE PPL CALL ME AN ALCOHOLIC.LOL.DONT UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT OK. ANYWAY I HAVE AN OLDER BROTHER NAMED JUSTIN.HE'S 20 AND HAS A NICE CAR. I AM SINGLE. IM LOOKING 4 A GREAT, GOOD-LOOKING GUY. ITS FINE WITH ME IF HE IS A SMOKER AND/OR A DRINKER AND ITS OK IF HE DOES DRUGS. I JUST WANT SOME1 THAT WILL TREAT ME WIT RESPECT...
A little later she changed the section to:
my name is danielle renee black. i live wit my mother in hagerstown maryland. i have an older brother named justin. hes 20 years old. i go 2 williamsport high but i use 2 go 2 south. i used 2 live with my father until he was killed on halloween of this '08. i great friends nd a wonderful boyfriend. my boyfriends name is jj. hes 16, got a rockin body nd hes kinda pyscho but i guess i love him ne ways...