Talk:Maury Travis

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Copyright infringement[edit]

I had to delete a great deal of this article because one user decided to copy and paste material from the [Maury Travis ] geocities page. Unfortunately I did not have time to add non-copyrighted content. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.203.247.107 (talk) 23:30, 8 May 2007 (UTC).

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 23:42, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

The Introduction[edit]

There are multiple problems with the fourth sentence of the opening paragraph: "Maury Troy Travis (October 25, 1965 – June 10, 2002) was an American serial killer from Ferguson, Missouri, who committed suicide in a St. Louis county jail, after being arrested for murder. Travis was named in a Federal criminal complaint for the murders of two women. At the time of the murders, Travis was a waiter and on parole for a 1989 robbery. While in his letter Travis claimed to have murdered 17 women, some authorities were doubtful;[1][2][3] others thought he may have murdered up to 20 women.[4]"

  • 1. The fourth sentence starts out with "While in his letter..." - what letter is that??? The article shouldn't say "his letter" until after an explanation of the letter is provided.
  • 2. The fourth sentence then goes on to say "...Travis claimed to have murdered 17 women..." - but that is not correct. In his letter he gave directions to the body of number 17. That does not mean he is claiming only 17 though. The article should say that "...Travis claimed to have murdered AT LEAST 17 women..." (capitals used for emphasis only).
  • 3. At the end of the fourth sentence about the letter and the incorrect claim of 17 kills, there are 3 references. However NONE of the 3 references refer to the claim about killing at least 17 women.

So ... in other words the introduction is wrong on several fronts and then provides references which don't in fact support what has been stated in the article. Clearly that needs to change. FillsHerTease (talk) 11:01, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

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