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 like any girl reaching the puberty, she started to rebel against her parents. Her mind started to think some of the darkest, evilest plans you can imagine. She had strange erotic fantasies, she liked to cut herself while having sex and drink her own blood.
Her father, Billy Black, was desperate, trying to be a good parent, he tried to set boundaries and guidelines on her teenage girl. Instead, he made her despise him even more. In order to destroy his reputation and make her the victim, Danielle started to tell outrageous lies about him. She lied to her friends about her father brutalizing and beating her. Fellow Goth Alec Scott Raven, who was born to a broken home and had been sexually abused as a child, fell for her lies. Nicknamed The Protector, he felt he had to protect those who couldn’t protect themselves. Cold-hearted and manipulative Danielle saw the right opportunity and talked Alec into killing her father.
On October 31, 2008, in the morning of Halloween, Alec brutally stabbed Billy Black to death in front of his own house, while Danielle was watching from the window. Alec considered Billy Black to be a monster because of his own troubled childhood.
At the funeral of his own father, she said: “Now I can laugh, but I have to behave myself for a while.” During the investigation the police learned she had been constantly asking 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 and was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Danielle pleaded guilty and was charged with solicitation of first-degree murder. She is currently eligible for parole.
After the murder, Danielle Black posted on her MySpace under the username psychogirl1993:
~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 he 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…