CAMDEN, N.J. (Jan. 4) - A convicted bank robber who told a prison psychologist he wanted to "spice up'' his life by shooting a famous person has
admitted threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, officials said.
In 1977, Falvey was arrested and charged with threatening to kill then-President Carter. Falvey was convicted and received probation.
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Edward Falvey, 51, who plead guilty last week to a charge of threatening to kill the former First Lady has made some pretty shocking statements
regarding his intentions and the surrounding investigation.
In letters, Falvey confessed to his prison psychologist that he wanted to "shoot a very famous person. ... My life is dull and boring. I need to
spice it up.''
Regarding his subsequent visit from the Secret Service he wrote "This is all starting to get exciting. ... I feel like a movie star.''
One can't help but see some of the same delusional and transference thinking of John Hinckley in Falvey. Hinckley, also a very unfulfilled man had
aspirations of "Star" fame at one point, moving to Hollywood to pursue a song writing career. Eventually, of course Hinckley set his sights on a
real Star, following Jodie Foster to Yale.
The Presidential stalking by Hinckley, like Falvey, began with President Carter. Hinckley had followed Carter to at least two campaign stops, actually
being arrested in Nashville when airport security detected handguns in his suitcases. Like Falvey, he was slapped on the hand and let go for this
Then, again like Falvey, as frustrations and delusions continued, he turned his attentions to another politician eventually shooting then President
It appears then there's a uniquely non-political component to some life long aspiring assassigns, with the common thread being nothing more than a
quest for fame.