The Psychopathic Mother

Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.
3 min readAug 11, 2021

“Good luck. Do a good job.” Many of us have heard these encouraging words from our loving mothers, perhaps on our first day of kindergarten or before our first job interview.” Kenny Kimes heard them from his mother, Sante Kimes, after she instructed him to kill David Kazdin, a colleague who had threatened to expose the mother/son duo for mortgage fraud after discovering that the pair had illegally obtained a $280,000 loan in the victim’s name. After completing the job, Kenny stopped to buy his mother flowers, believing that he had “completed a great duty for my mom.” As it turns out, this was the third person…

Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.

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