filed in Random on Mar.24, 2008
It seems that everytime I watch a show like “48 Hours Mysteries” or “Dateline” I hear atleast one person say “He didn’t look a killer.” It happened just this Friday night when I was watching an episode of “48 Hours.” The murderer was this young 27 year old man who graduated from the Naval Academy and had a baby face. When speaking to the jurors one of them said the famous line.
I didn’t know killers looked a certain way. I wonder how many times people said this about Ted Bundy. He looked like a pretty normal guy to me. He was actually a pretty good looking guy in his day. I’m sure the same thing was said about Scott Peterson. He looked pretty average. He didn’t look like someone who would kill his wife and unborn child. Susan Smith appeared to be a normal mother as well.
When will people learn that killers/murderers don’t “look” a certain way? That anyone could grow up to become a criminal?