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Everyone is someone's child, even a serial killer. This series looks at the complex stories of serial killers' family relationships and on a case by case basis looks into the vital role played by their mothers. Do they in fact turn them into psychopathic murderers? In this unnerving and shocking series each episode explores a different killer's disturbing childhood, their unnatural maternal relationship and the devastating impact of 'Mother'.Presented by Donal MacIntyre, crime journalist and Professor of Criminology in conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, MacIntyre and Yardley will piece together the biographical, psychological and criminal evidence to build a careful but frightening picture of the killers. 'Murderers and their Mothers' will reveal startling new evidence and opinion about the relationships of each killer and their mother from around the world. This is a rarefied field of criminology and psychology and each unique programme will bring new theories and insights to the table.
Poland's 'vampire' Leszek Pekalski murdered dozens of men, women and children. Pekalski was subjected to extreme physical violence on a daily basis by family, neglected and often starved.
Richard Kuklisnki, known as the 'Iceman' because of freezing victims to mask the time of death, killed up to 100 in a 30-year criminal career.
Adam Lanza killed his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School and shooting dead 20 children and six teachers. Is his mother, gun enthusiast Nancy, to blame for refusing to get Adam help?
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