Motives for murders in St. Johns serial killer case

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

ST JOHNS - A man from Springville confessed to killing three people after being arrested for the murder of a St. Johns teen.

Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting tells 3TV’s Mike Watkiss that William Inmon appears to be one of the youngest serial killers in American history. He told police he killed one man because the victim shot his dog. He reportedly sai he did not want the second victim to hurt anyone so he killed him. Inmon also says he wanted to get 16-year-old Ricky Flores off of drugs but was not able to.

The 21-year-old is reportedly a vigilante serial killer who chose his victims because he disapproved of their lifestyles and their behaviors. Police also say money and drugs were also motives.

Inmon pleaded guilty to the murder earlier this year of 16-year-old Ricky Flores. Before that he allegedly killed 60-year-old Daniel Achten and  William F. McCarragher, aka Stoney, who was 72 years old.

"This is the best result for the justice system, the community, and most importantly for the victims' families," said Whiting.

Whiting agreed not to seek the death penalty based on the suspect's age and on his cooperation with law enforcement.

Inmon faces a at least 25 years behind bars. Police say his killing spree began in 2007 with "Stoney" and then killed Achten two years later.

 Associated Press Update - St. Johns Serial Killer (.pdf)