35. One, who I love dearly, underwent a serious mental health episode and begged to be locked up the day before they killed someone.
“I know a few. Wildly differing circumstances. One, who I love dearly, underwent a serious mental health episode and begged to be locked up the day before they killed someone. Before and since they’re one of the sweetest, noblest people I’ve ever known and I trust them with my life, quite literally, despite fitting the profile of their victim almost exactly.
Another, also mental illness but I feel no pity for and should never be released, showed all the classic psycho warning signs for years and had a long history of violent offences.
Another was a spoilt rich girl who got on the drugs and decided to play gangster. Lots have no warning signs apart from their lives becoming chaotic enough for that sort of thing to happen. If not for specific sets of circumstances, most would never have killed anyone.
Very few people who kill once go on to become serial killers. Very few people who kill once get any enjoyment out of it. A group of murderers sitting around having coffee looks no different to any other group doing the same thing. It never ceases to amuse me the way people seem to think it takes a special kind of person to kill. It only takes the right conditions for us all to be capable.”