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You gonna feel what it's like to watch someone you care about bleed to death in front of you.
Wells to Prentiss

James Wells is a budding spree killer and abductor who appears in the Season Fourteen episode "Twenty Seven".


See section on Wells Brothers page

Twenty Seven

See section on Wells Brothers page

Modus Operandi

The M.O. of both James and his brother, Marcus, consisted of abducting their victims from areas that the victims were familiar with and transporting them to areas where they weren't likely to be on a daily basis. Once in those unfamiliar areas, either James or Marcus would chase down the victim with machetes and slash/stab at them when they caught up.

These attacks were often to take place every 27 minutes based on the response time it took for an ambulance to arrive when their brother, Tom, was on the verge of dying.

Known Victims

  • November 14, 2018:
    • 12:05 pm, Noma: Charles O'Neill (survived the initial attack; subsequently died of his injuries)
    • 12:31 pm, Trindad: Kary Karlsson (survived the machete attack)
    • 12:58 pm, K Street: Park Ji Sung (survived the machete attack)
    • 1:25 pm, Heights Park: Unnamed man (died on the scene)
    • 1:52 pm, The Hallridge University standoff:
      • Unnamed female student (held at knifepoint; was released)
      • Andrew Mendoza (attempted; slashed in the stomach; survived)
      • Emily Prentiss (attempted)