The Man Inside

Either way it’s creepy as hell. Either fourteen-year-old Donovan Nicholas is an imaginative, probably sociopathic killer, he’s psychotic, or he’s demonically possessed. When he murdered his common-law mother, he told police that the crime had been committed by “the person inside.” This inner, separate personality shot and stabbed forty-year-old Heidi Fay Taylor to death, then Nicholas called 911 to report it. He said the inner entity just “snapped.”

Is this bullshit, him trying to finagle a not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity defense? Does he suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, aka multiple personalities, like the character in M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT? Or is something else going on? Said the teen murderer: “It wasn’t me who, who, it wasn’t me who killed her. It was Jeff…He sometimes takes control and I have no control. I have no control over him. It’s not fair…I didn’t…didn’t want to kill her. I hate Jeff so much. He’s…going to make me die in prison…” Like I said, creepy, huh? What, exactly, is this “Jeff” persona?

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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