Date: May 16, 2025
Larry King: Our investigative reporters tell me that you were Ansel Judd's kindergarten teacher at Wilson Elementary in Spokane, Washington. I know it was more than 15 years ago, but was there anything about him that stood out to you? Were there any incidents or behaviors that would have indicated that he was capable of such a horrific act....an event too shocking to even mention here today? We all shuddered in terror as the details were splashed continuously in the media coverage throughout the world.
Ms. Fuller: Well, it was many years ago, but Ansel is a kid who is burned into my memory. I could tell right away that he was um.....not like the other children. It was beginning of the 5th day of school. I had just settled the willing and eager students on their squares for calendar time when I heard some commotion down the hall. Not wanting any distractions, I continued with our scheduled routine, even though it was obvious that an extremely distraught child was coming toward the classroom. The disruption became unignorable when Ansel erupted into the classroom, screaming, clutching his mother's neck, and burying his face into her shoulder. I had to pry his fingers loose and let him writhe on the floor for a few minutes until he was ready to join the class. Never in all my years as a teacher had I witnessed such odd behavior.
Larry King: And what about Ansel's mother? Do you believe that Ansel's crimes can in some way be linked to the way in which she raised Ansel.
Ms. Fuller: I feel that Ms. Judd had good intentions as a mother, but it was clear that she did it all wrong. I blame this entire thing on the fact that she moved into the country and isolated Ansel from the rest of society. I mean, what kind of mother would do that to a child? This isolationism was indeed the root cause of the destruction that Ansel caused our community. Shame on her.
PRESENT DAY: I now have 2 hours to myself every day. You can observe by the above creations of my warped my mind that I am not using this time as wisely as I should.
(I do have photos of Ansel on his first day of school. I haven't stooped to those depths of poor motherhood. These photos are currently accompanying my camera on a routine cleaning. Thanks to my brother-in-law for supplying this photo in the meantime. )