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  • Portrait of a serial killer

    The Dallas Morning News - 05/03/2016

    But serial killer expert Jack Levin doesn’t buy such a pure motive.

    “Getting it off his chest because he’s proud of it — not because he feels he is guilty of anything,” said Levin, a professor emeritus at Northeastern University in Boston.

    Most serial killers, he said, are sexual sadists who consider their crimes their “greatest achievement in life.” They’re master manipulators who use rape as a form of torture, often graduating to murder only “as a footnote” to avoid leaving witnesses.

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