Torture, excrutiate, anguish, distress and make suffer
Without wishing to subscribe to Daily Mail syndrome, what is the world coming to?
Perhaps there is something in media violence perpetuating violence in the real world?
Or are we just seeing a paticular surge in the minority cases in the press at the moment?
Perhaps the time has come where people favour notoriety so much that murder is possible. After all, Big Brother is flagging.