In Love with a Killer

54m 05s

Why would someone fall in love with a convicted killer whose only hope of leaving prison is in a coffin? Notorious murderers like ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez still receive bags of fan mail. He ended up marrying one of the women who wrote to him. Susan Atkins, convicted of the murder of actress Sharon Tate, also married twice while still in prison. We meet the men and women who have fallen in love with murderers. Some of them have conceived children in prison with their spouses. Others have dedicated their lives to freeing their partners. Should we see these people as deluded victims? Or can love really flourish behind prison walls?

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