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RE: I don't like painting.
Subject: I dont like mondays
Here's the story behind the Boontown Rats song I Don't Like Mondays. The shooting occurred
in California - the San Diego area. Here's an article from a local paper when she was up
No parole for sniper who hated Mondays
She killed 2, wounded 9 in '79 San Carlos spree
CORONA -- Brenda Spencer, who has been imprisoned since she killed two people and wounded
nine others in a 1979 San Carlos schoolyard shooting, was turned down yesterday for a chance
Spencer, 30, did not appear before the three-member Board of Prison Terms panel considering
her first opportunity for parole from the Frontera women's prison. But she said in a written
statement that she plans to file a legal challenge to her conviction on two murder charges
and one of assault with a deadly weapon, contending that authorities conspired against her.
Spencer pleaded guilty to the charges in October 1979, just as her trial was to begin, and
was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Spencer, then 16, fired a volley of bullets from her house toward the Cleveland Elementary
School playground Jan. 29, 1979. She told a reporter who called her during the 6 1/2 -hour
siege that she opened fire because, "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."
The shooting attracted worldwide attention, and an Irish rock group, the Boomtown Rats,
wrote a song titled "I Don't Like Mondays."