Dennis Rader BTK, the serial killer who deceived the FBI for seventeen years: “He is a narcissistic psychopath”

On the surface Dennis Rader was a normal man with a normal job and a normal family. He thus presented himself to society. However, behind a common face and kind gesture, a serial killer was hiding, capable of tying up, torturing and killing ten people in seventeen years. For almost twenty years his face and his name were a mystery to the FBI, although not his nickname: BTK.

BIND, TORTUR AND KILL

Given the misdeeds committed by this serial killer, Adolfo Arjona wonders if any of us would be capable of killing, to which the doctor Manuel Ángel Franco Martín, head ofe Psychiatry and Mental Health Service of the Zamora Assistance ComplexHe replies emphatically: “No, not all of us would be able to kill, we could kill by mistake. Most of the people are programs at an educational and biological level to help, cooperate and show solidarity with each other.”.

The next question for the doctor is whether any of us would be capable of torture. “We would not be able to torture either. For that it is necessary not to have empathy with the person you torture, otherwise it would be impossible to do. In relationships, one of the characteristics of the human being is empathy. That is, to identify with the suffering or even with the joy of the other. To torture it is necessary not to have empathy.” explains Dr. Franco.

The questions you ask ‘The Night of Adolfo Arjona’ to the expert are not free. And it is that the protagonist of the black chronicle, Dennis Rader enjoyed tying up his victims first, then torturing them, and finally killing them.

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Dennis Rader BTK, the serial killer who deceived the FBI for seventeen years: “He is a narcissistic psychopath”