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In 1993, he attempted to join the [[wikipedia:Los Angeles Police Department|Los Angeles Police Department]] in order to follow in his father's footsteps, but washed out after five months for "failure to thrive in the collegial atmosphere of the academy."
 
In 1993, he attempted to join the [[wikipedia:Los Angeles Police Department|Los Angeles Police Department]] in order to follow in his father's footsteps, but washed out after five months for "failure to thrive in the collegial atmosphere of the academy."
   
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In 1995, Crimmins began murdering people in Los Angeles, and became publicly known as [[the Code Killer]] based on his habit of mailing letters containing the code "'''903 472 568'''" to FBI profiler [[Terry McCaleb]], who headed the Code Killer task force. McCaleb profiled him as a Power Killer who received a psychological boost from toying with the police. Crimmins was interviewed by the task force at that time, but he was cleared and released. As the FBI began to get closer to him the murders stopped.
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In 1995, Crimmins began murdering people in Los Angeles, and became publicly known as [[the Code Killer]] based on his habit of mailing letters containing the code "'''903 472 568'''" to FBI profiler [[Terry McCaleb]], who headed the Code Killer task force. McCaleb profiled him as a Power Killer who received a psychological boost from toying with the police. Crimmins was not identified and was not apprehended at this time, but as the FBI began to get closer to him the murders stopped.
   
 
Over time Crimmins developed an obsession with McCaleb. When he heard about McCaleb's heart failure, need for a transplant and rare blood type, he concocted an elaborate scheme to kill someone who could provide the heart. His computer skills allowed him to hack into the [[Blood and Organ Procurement and Request Agency|BOPRA]] and select victims with the proper blood type. His objective was to save McCaleb's life through the act of murder and to make McCaleb feel both guilty and beholden to him.
 
Over time Crimmins developed an obsession with McCaleb. When he heard about McCaleb's heart failure, need for a transplant and rare blood type, he concocted an elaborate scheme to kill someone who could provide the heart. His computer skills allowed him to hack into the [[Blood and Organ Procurement and Request Agency|BOPRA]] and select victims with the proper blood type. His objective was to save McCaleb's life through the act of murder and to make McCaleb feel both guilty and beholden to him.

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