Interview with a Serial Killer
He was found guilty of killing 2 children and 11 prostitutes; tales of his cannibalism and mutilation have made Arthur Shawcross one of America's most notorious serial killers. In this extraordinary programme we hear how he justifies his murders, recounting childhood abuse and bizarre cannibal fantasies to paint himself as a victim. Has he exaggerated his cannibalism to gain media notoriety? Has he made up a history of child abuse and damaging wartime experiences to gain sympathy? Is he simply a man that even now, despite having spent years in prison, is unable to accept responsibility for his horrific crimes? One person that seems willing to look past his crimes is his daughter, Margaret Deming. She only discovered that Shawcross was her father in 2000 but has embraced their relationship and even allows him to play grandfather to her 7 kids. This documentary interviews Shawcross as well as his daughter in an effort to find out the truth.