- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
While two people confessed to murders they did not commit, the real killer was determined to get credit for his crimes.
- A probing look at an unusual serial killer.
- Hear from forensic psychologists and others who worked the case.
- See why the murderer remained free while two others confessed to his crimes.
For all their horror and brutality, serial killers are often a predictable lot. Criminal psychologists say that nearly all share certain characteristics: abuse as children, urges to set fires and violence against women. But THE HAPPY FACE KILLER defied these stereotypes, and it helped him remain free for five years.
From the discovery of the first body through two false confessions and the trial of the real killer, AMERICAN JUSTICE® examines the search for a criminal whose motivations defied expectations, and who grew bolder with every life he took.
Obsessed with reports that others were being "credited" with his acts, Keith Jesperson eventually told his story to the police--but seemed more concerned with making sure that it was reported in the media.