Not a serial killer, but I knew this guy as teenagers back in the 80s before his criminal spree. Great name for a bank robber who got caught. We raced bikes, so his approach to his later profession actually makes sense oddly enough.
One of my best mates got sentenced to life for killing a guy who attacked him on his doorstep for playing music loudly in the early hours.
He was a simple guy who was no angel but definitely didn’t come across as having that rage in him. He ended up doing about 16 years and I met him for a beer when he came out. Amazingly he was the same person despite being locked in category A for so long. I think because he wasn’t one to dwell or overthink stuff he got through it whereas I would probably have gone mad being isolated for so long
When I was 16, I worked at a tire store on the edge of town. I was standing in the service bay and saw the county sheriff pull into the parking lot. I turned to one of my coworkers and joked: "Hey Mike - they're coming to get you!"
To my surprise, Mike ran out the back door and into a cornfield. Found out later, Mike owed child support. The sheriff had only stopped in to get a tire checked.