What is a murderer’s heart made of?

What is a murderer’s heart made of?

Some time ago, a film director friend showed me a video anonymously sent to him. It was of the execution of a murderer who had been found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. Those images have left a strong impact on me ever since, not so much because of their grotesque and morbid nature but because of what they have shown me about our global society –and I include myself as part of the whole.

 

This was a murderer who premeditatedly went into a house and killed a whole family in cold blood, including two small children. Naturally, I don’t approve of such conduct for a moment, but I don’t want to dwell on an analysis of what that individual did or failed to do. There are hundreds of reports and studies on this subject from the psychiatric, psychological or sociological point of views.

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