Three Murderers Inspired by Dexter
Mark Twitchell: The canadian aspiring filmmaker lured John Brian Altinger to his murder garage by pretending to be a woman in the dating site Plenty of Fish. He murdered and dismembered him, dumping the body parts in several sewers. It wasn’t his first try; he had abducted a man in the same way before but he had managed to escape. Twitchell had made a short horror film with the same modus operandi as the murder and police found a document he authored called “SK Confessions”, a sort of journal that described his progression into a serial killer. After he was found guilty in 2011, he kept watching Dexter in jail.
Andrew Conley: He was 17 years old and had been thinking about murder for years when he finally followed the steps of his fictional idol and strangled his little brother Conner (10) during 20 minutes, until he was sure he was dead. He later compared his cravings for murder to wanting a burger and revealed he fantasized about killing his father.
Steven Miles: The 16 year old british teenager stabbed and dismembered his girlfriend Elizabeth Thomas (17) in his bedroom to emulate his favorite character. He later claimed that he had an alter ego called Ed that demanded him to kill someone. He received a 25 year sentence in 2014.