*smiley who wishes JVE was here to explain it all*
Heh, I just had the same notion of missing JVE in another thread about serial, spree, and mass.
And just as a side note. Laura Ingalls supposedly was not living in Kansas anymore by the time the Benders started. They moved from Kansas in 1870 when Laura was 3, and were living in Wisconsin at the time of the killings.