Dr. James St. James popular despite shooting family in 1967
A Texas native that killed his entire family nearly 50 years ago has been outed, so to speak. And it looks like he will keep the job that he has held for almost 30 years.
He was born James Wolcott, and in August of 1967 in Georgetown, Texas, he did the unthinkable.
“He came home from a movie with his sister and about two hours later shot his father, sister and mother,” Dave McKinney of the Chicago Sun Times told the FOX News Channel. “It appears to have been a pre-meditated crime.”
Wolcott was tried and found not guilty by reason of insanity. The he disappeared for years until a Texas reporter tracked him down at Milikin University in Illinois, where he's been teaching for 27 years. So what happens now?
“There’s a big segment of former students and some faculty who are standing behind him. They are following the lead of the university itself, which has described his academic career as ‘remarkable.’ They expect him to be teaching classes in the fall,” McKinney explained.
But not everyone likes that.
“I spoke with Congressman Rodney Davis, who represents that area and is an alumnus of the school. He’s surprised and said he wouldn’t send his daughter to the school to study psychology as long as he’s on the faculty,” McKinney said.
Some parents and local politicians are upset at this, but when classes begin, Wolcott, as Dr. James St. James, will be on the job.