Stepmom: Jesse Killed Animals 'Like Mengele'

He's attracted to 'the power race thing'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2010 4:48 AM CDT
Updated May 28, 2010 6:17 AM CDT
Stepmom: Jesse Killed Animals 'Like Mengele'
James killed rats by injecting them with alcohol, saying that's what Nazi doc Josef Mengele would do, says his one-time stepmom.   (Getty Images)

Cheating hubby Jesse James has another woman on his case. Now it's his former stepmom, who knows all his kid secrets, like the time he used to kill rats by injecting them with alcohol, Radar reports. “When Jesse was about 15 years old he started killing baby rats by injecting them," recalls Janina James Coan. "He told me it’s what Dr. Mengele would do," referring to the Nazi physician who conducted horrifying experiments on concentration camp victims. James recently blamed beatings by his dad for the reason he cheated on Sandra Bullock, and Coan has been on the attack ever since.

Coan says James was "obsessed" with Hitler. "Jesse found it fascinating that Hitler could seduce a whole country,” Coan said. “Then he became obsessed with Hitler’s personality and the SS. He definitely has an attraction with the power race thing.” A photo of James in a Nazi officer's hat giving the Nazi salute has been widely circulated in the press. A "WP" tattooed on the thigh of his mistress is believed to stand for "white power." But James said in a recent interview: "I don't have a racist bone in my body."
(More Jesse James stories.)

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