"BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer": Three-Layer Recipe Recreation
A&E's latest unique documentary, BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer, premiering Jan. 8, tells the bone-chilling story of American serial killer Dennis Rader, identified by the nickname he gave himself: BTK, which stands for "bind, torture, kill."
In an E! unique clip, Dr. Katherine Ramsland—who wrote the 2016 e book Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer— shares her puzzling correspondence with the murderer. The 2 have been in contact for over a decade as he serves 10 consecutive life sentences in El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas. "My preliminary communications with Dennis Rader had been type of fascinating," Ramsland, who holds a number of levels, together with in forensic psychology, explains. "He appreciated the truth that I got here in with credentials as a result of it meant he was being taken critically."
"However on the identical time, he needed to check me." she continues. "He stated he needed me to resolve some codes, and he appreciated working with codes. He started to ship me cutout pages from magazines and newspapers the place he would circle issues and he'd make odd feedback."
"Like at one level he stated, 'I perceive you are focused on recipes of the three-layer variety,'" Ramsland remembers. "I believed that was unusual as a result of I really do not prepare dinner, particularly three-layer recipes so I did not actually fairly get what he meant."
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After Ramsland started to have a look at what Rader had circled, she lastly cracked the code. "I started to see the issues that he had circled, like 'beef,' 'tangy,' 'king,'" she explains within the documentary, government produced by Dick Wolf. "After which it dawned on me what the three-layer recipes had been: BTK."
"As soon as I returned the code to him and stated 'Okay, what's subsequent,' he acknowledged that not that I solved the code, however that I'd play the sport."
BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer's two-night occasion begins Jan. Eight on A&E.
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