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How True Crime Helped Me Deal With a Real-Life Monster

The longer I tried to ignore it, the more my need to figure out why he did what he did increased. So I started researching in earnest. Books about psychopathy and psychology and mental illness. Checklists of various personality disorders to see which one made the most sense. I read papers written by criminal psychologists and, at one point, even consulted with one directly because she’d had a lot of experience treating pedophiles. There were breadcrumbs and clues, but a clear answer evaded me.

Then a colleague gave me a gift: The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. Not only had Rule been good friends with Ted Bundy, she’d also been working in the police department during the manhunt to find him, so she wrote about it all in agonizing detail. Rule’s predicament was comfortingly familiar, and the way she described Bundy sounded a lot like my friend—charming, handsome,

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The Happy Face Podcast Focuses on the Haunted Life of a Serial Killer’s Daughter

In the early 1990s, the Happy Face serial killer murdered women across the United States, from Washington State to as far away as Florida. His first victim, Taunja Bennett, was from Portland, but Keith Hunter Jesperson’s work as a trucker gave him opportunities to murder people in California, Nebraska, and even Wyoming.

If I don’t sound impressed it’s because I’m not. I’m not super interested in serial killers. They’re all one-trick ponies, and that trick is murder. Lucky for me, the new podcast Happy Face by Jesperson’s daughter, Melissa Moore, isn’t really about Jesperson. It’s about Moore, who was 15 years

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The Happy Face Podcast Focuses on the Haunted Life of a Serial Killer’s Daughter

In the early ’90s, the Happy Face serial killer murdered women across the US, from Washington State to as far away as Florida. His first victim, Taunja Bennett, was from Portland, but Keith Hunter Jesperson’s work as a trucker gave him opportunities to murder people in California, Nebraska, and even Wyoming. If I don’t sound impressed it’s because I’m not. I’m not super interested in serial killers. They’re all one-trick ponies and that trick is murder. Lucky for me, the new podcast Happy Face by Jesperson’s daughter, Melissa Moore, isn’t really about Jesperson. It’s about Moore, who was 15 years

Read more at: https://www.portlandmercury.com/theater/2019/01/03/25254934/the-happy-face-podcast-focuses-on-the-haunted-life-of-a-serial-killers-daughter

This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Serial, Last Seen, and More

The true-crime podcast universe is ever expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week for the month of October, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists will pick their favorites.

Serial: “Miss Demeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit”

Here’s What 4 Children Of Serial Killers Have To Say About Their Notorious Parents

Growing up is hard enough. Imagine if your father is a notorious serial killer. Here’s what four children had to say about their dads in their own words.

1. “Happy Face Killer’s” Daughter

Melissa Moore is the daughter of serial killer Keith Jesperson, who killed eight people in the 1990s. He received the nickname “Happy Face Killer” because of the smiley face he doodled onto letters he wrote. Those letters detailed his crimes, which he bragged about.

Moore has taken a different route than her father. Instead of hurting people, she has become an advocate for other children of killers. She has been in touch with more than 100 relatives of murderers and helps them share their stories. She is a crime correspondent and the host/executive producer of LMN’s show “Monster in My Family.”

As for her father, she doesn’t have kind words.

“I’m ashamed that he’s my dad,” Moore told a

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Drew Peterson’s wife missing 10 years: All that’s happened since

From early on in his wife Stacy’s disappearance, Drew Peterson passed himself off as a devil-may-care serial marriage victim, unfairly suspected in the death of one wife and the disappearance of another.

Stacy Peterson has now been gone for 10 years — she was last seen on Oct. 28, 2007, and reported missing the following day — and by now even Peterson’s son Stephen Peterson has admitted that his father’s joking attitude is “not funny anymore.”

Even early supporters like his son came to believe that there was no good explanation for the disappearance of Stacy, Drew’s fourth wife, and the passing of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in a bathtub in 2004.

Authorities took a new look at Savio’s death after Stacy Peterson disappeared. A jury eventually convicted Drew Peterson of Savio’s murder, and he was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

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Drew Peterson TV Specials Air This Weekend

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Disgraced Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been behind bars — where he’ll stay for decades to come — but his case continues to generate attention. As the 10th anniversary of fourth wife Stacy Peterson’s disappearance approaches, two cable networks will air specials on the former cop. Peterson was convicted of the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio and of attempting to arrange a hit on Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow from behind bars.

Oyxgen network will air “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” on Aug. 25, dubbing the special a “two-hour event on the infamous Drew Peterson case.” The show airs at 8 p.m. Central. The Oxygen website also offers plenty of Drew Peterson content in the form of blog posts, including “6 Cops Who Turned Into Cold-Blooded Murderers,” “5 Of The Most Shocking Facts From The Drew Peterson Case” and “Drew Peterson: Then And Now.”

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Drew Peterson TV Specials Air This Weekend – Bolingbrook, IL Patch

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Disgraced Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been behind bars — where he’ll stay for decades to come — but his case continues to generate attention. As the 10th anniversary of fourth wife Stacy Peterson’s disappearance approaches, two cable networks will air specials on the former cop. Peterson was convicted of the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio and of attempting to arrange a hit on Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow from behind bars.

Oyxgen network will air “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” on Aug. 25, dubbing the special a “two-hour event on the infamous Drew Peterson case.” The show airs at 8 p.m. Central. The Oxygen website also offers plenty of Drew Peterson content in the form of blog posts, including “6 Cops Who Turned Into Cold-Blooded Murderers,” “5 Of The Most Shocking Facts From The Drew Peterson Case” and “Drew Peterson: Then And Now.”

Watch a preview

Read more at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/2-drew-peterson-tv-specials-air-month

Drew Peterson TV Specials Air This Weekend | Bolingbrook, IL Patch

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Disgraced Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has been behind bars — where he’ll stay for decades to come — but his case continues to generate attention. As the 10th anniversary of fourth wife Stacy Peterson’s disappearance approaches, two cable networks will air specials on the former cop. Peterson was convicted of the murder of third wife Kathleen Savio and of attempting to arrange a hit on Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow from behind bars.

Oyxgen network will air “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” on Aug. 25, dubbing the special a “two-hour event on the infamous Drew Peterson case.” The show airs at 8 p.m. Central. The Oxygen website also offers plenty of Drew Peterson content in the form of blog posts, including “6 Cops Who Turned Into Cold-Blooded Murderers,” “5 Of The Most Shocking Facts From The Drew Peterson Case” and “Drew Peterson: Then And Now.”

Watch a preview

Read more at: https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/2-drew-peterson-tv-specials-air-month