1) When classmates were asked about 14-year-old Philp Chism statements like “He wasn’t violent at all. He was really the opposite of aggressive,” and “We cared about him, we liked him.” were given to the press. Chism was well-liked, came from a good home and didn’t drink or do drugs.
2) Said Amy Carey after she found out that sister Miriam tried to plow her way through to the White House, “That’s impossible. She works, she holds a job… She wouldn’t be in D.C. She was just in Connecticut two days ago. I spoke to her.”
3) In a conversation with a psychologist hours before his execution, Ted Bundy confided “basically I was a normal person. I wasn’t some guy hanging out at bars or a bum. I wasn’t a pervert in the sense that people look at somebody and say, ‘I know there is something wrong with him, you can just tell.’ I was essentially a normal person.”
4) Friend and classmate recalls Lisa Nowak, the former astronaut who drove from Texas to Florida to try to kidnap a love rival, as “liked by her teachers, liked by the boys, and liked by the Naval Academy…”
5) A former Cub Scout Leader and church administrator, one neighbor described Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer as “generally a really nice gentleman,… I’ve known him since I was probably 4 or 5 years old. You know, he was the kind of neighbor that you could go down the road and he would stay up and talk to you and open the door for you and hold a conversation.”