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Some account named ashleighlaurenk messaged me for an interview. If any of you get messages asking for interviews DECLINE THEM. Those people ask you question and then publish them for things like Vox, Vice, etc. they will take your answers but they will also take posts from your account to indirectly show how “bad and horrible” people in the tcc are. (More specifically they just want to interview hybristophiles)

Ted Bundy waving to his female fans in the courtroom.

The killer gained a lot of female attention due to his handsome looks and charming personality. Some aficionados even went as far as believing he was completely innocent, with one girl saying that Bundy was “too cute” to be a serial killer. Evidently, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as not only did the evidence against him demonstrate someone who was calculated and generally psychopathic, but his confession of numerous slayings across America finally caused people to overlook the superficial charm that had allowed him to win over so many people in the past, including his victims.

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Ted Bundy. Richard “the Night Stalker” Ramirez. “Hillside Stranglers” Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono.

They’re all famous killers, and they have another thing in common: All four got married in prison, well after being convicted of their notorious crimes.

But who would marry a serial killer and why?

Sheila Isenberg, author of “Women Who Love Men Who Kill,” spoke with dozens of women who had relationships with murderers. She found that there are two primary groups of people who end up with murderers: those who fall in love with “ordinary murderers,” believing they see the “true” good side of the killer, and those who start relationships with notorious, tabloid-headlining murderers because they are drawn to the spotlight.

“They want to be infamous too. When Scott Peterson was sent to prison, he got marriage proposals by the bucket before he even got to the prison. They know that if they get involved with these men their name or maybe their picture will get in the paper,”

Isenberg said.Charles Manson was recently engaged to be married, both the Menendez brothers got married in jail and so did the “Hillside Strangler” duo.And it’s not just women. Susan Atkins, a member of the Manson Family who got a life sentence for her role in the Sharon Tate-LaBianca murders, married two different men in prison. 

Blinded by love

In her research, Isenberg found that many in both groups cling to the belief that their convicted boyfriends and husbands are, in fact, innocent.“They were deluded that the man had not committed the crimes,” Isenberg said.

She points to women like Carol Ann Boone, who began her relationship with Ted Bundy while he was on trial for two murders and three assaults at Florida State University, married him and had his child. Bundy later confessed to 30 murders.
Boone, who had worked with Bundy at the Washington state Department of Emergency Services, said she “liked Ted immediately” and testified for him as a character witness because she felt like he was being “railroaded.”
It wasn’t until years after his conviction that she eventually became convinced of his guilt and ended their relationship.

Doreen Lioy married Richard Ramirez, the “Night Stalker” who killed more than a dozen people. In 1997, said that she doesn’t mind if people think she’s crazy. “I just believe in him completely,” Lioy said. “In my opinion, there was far more evidence to convict O.J. Simpson." 

In cases where the person was found guilty of only one murder, Isenberg said the women often turn to mitigating circumstances – that the person was on drugs, for example, or that it was an accident that does not represent the person’s real character.

“When I meet Richard Ramirez he was the nicest, most polite young man you’d ever want to meet… a model of deportment.” Said Anton Lavey.
Lavey remembered the incident cleary and regretted giving the young Ramirez such a abrupt meeting. “He stopped me on the street and said, ‘Excuse me, Mr. Lavey, could I talk to you a few moments?‘ Well, I don’t generally like people coming up to me like that so I just brushed him off: ‘I don’t do business on the sidewalk. You can write to the post office box.’ He backed away and apologized for bothering me, said he just wanted to ask me a couple of questions but he can see I’m busy, so he wished me a happy solstice and walked down the street with his friend, the one from Texas, I guess. I watched him walk away and when he was almost to the corner, I almost called for him to come back and I’d talk to him. After thinking about it, I felt really badly. He seemed like such a polite kid.”
- Anton Lavey founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of LaVeyan Satanism about Richard Ramirez.