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'I'm Surprised I'm Not A Serial Killer': Self-Described Nazi Admits To Brutal Murder Of Girlfriend
Damien Seace told the court it was his idea to plead guilty to the murder of Jennifer Burpee.
A self-described New Hampshire Nazi admitted to bludgeoning his girlfriend to death last summer — also noting his surprise that he hadn’t killed even more people.
Damien Seace, 36, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree murder of 45-year-old Jennifer Burpee, a sentence that comes with a mandatory life sentence, local outlet WMUR reported.
The now-convicted killer told the court over video that it was his idea, and not his defense's, to plead guilty. He was sentenced to life without any possibility of parole the same day.
"I've got to be able to look at myself in the mirror,” he noted during a monologue, which WMUR described as rambling. In his speech, he claimed he was highly intelligent and suffered an abusive childhood. He also called himself a “true war child” full of anger, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
“I’m surprised I’m not a serial killer,” Seace said during the monologue.The self-proclaimed Nazi also admitted to having a “little bit of racist ideology” in him. His Facebook account described himself as “Damien Seace (Nazi),” the Union Leader reported last year. His page described him as “a loyal, white, loving Norseman" and lists the number 1488.
The Anti-Defamation League describes 1488 as a numeric hate symbol, the 14 shorthand for a 14-word white-supremacist slogan and 88 shorthand for Heil Hitler, two words that start with the eighth letter of the alphabet.
"Together, the numbers form a general endorsement of white supremacy and its beliefs," the ADL said on its website.
After his guilty plea and speech — but before the judge handed down a life sentence — Burpee's father told Seace, "You're doing the right thing going to jail where it's safe. I hope they make it miserable on you, man. I hope it's terrible."
Seace had previously given several explanations for why he attacked his girlfriend, whom he referred to as his best friend in court on Wednesday. Seace claimed he was paranoid that she was cheating, he claimed she was verbally abusive to him, and he was mad that she let a homeless person sleep in her apartment, according to the Union Leader.
During the attack, Jennifer Burpee managed to isolate herself in her Manchester apartment and call 911. She could be heard screaming on the call that Seace was breaking down the door, according to an affidavit.
“Don't kill me, no!” she repeatedly yelled, while crying out in pain. She also yelled, “He’s killing me!” “Damien stop!" “Anybody help!” ‘He’s killing me!”
Seace reportedly struck her 25 times with a wooden furniture leg. She was found in her apartment “lying face down on the floor” with a “large pool of blood around” her face, according to the affidavit. Seace was hiding in the bathroom when police arrived, who he initially told to shoot him.
"I am guilty of premeditation, for thinking it through," Seace said Wednesday. "I made the final choice."
Jennifer Burpee's son, Stone Carter, had damning words for his mom’s killer in court.
"When I think of the devil, I think of you," Carter said. "Anytime I read of the devil in the Bible or read anything evil, anytime I see anything negative, I see your face."
Before the murder, Seace had his parole revoked three times in the last two years. He was convicted of assaulting a corrections officer in 2012. He had previous arrests for second-degree assault, criminal threatening, and other charges regarding Burpee in 2018, according to Patch.