BTK's daughter criticizes SK

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • New 2019 Hours: The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Thursday and 8:30am ET Tuesday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
51,040
222,319
Thornfield
I do feel sorry for her. I can't even imagine how she feels. This is her daddy. She knows him in that way. She doesn't know BTK. The unfortunate victims do.

But, her complaint with Stephen using BTK as inspiration was Rader receiving continued notoriety . That horse is out of the serial killer barn. He will always have notoriety. The fascination will never go away. So, I guess she decided to jump on the band wagon and make some money.

I saw her on Dr. Phil. She was odd. I wonder why? And I say whatever heals her, more power to her. If it is cathartic for her to write her point of view and earn money, it's her story to tell and sell.
 

king family fan

Prolific member
Jul 19, 2010
32,447
112,973
south
I do feel sorry for her. I can't even imagine how she feels. This is her daddy. She knows him in that way. She doesn't know BTK. The unfortunate victims do.

But, her complaint with Stephen using BTK as inspiration was Rader receiving continued notoriety . That horse is out of the serial killer barn. He will always have notoriety. The fascination will never go away. So, I guess she decided to jump on the band wagon and make some money.

I saw her on Dr. Phil. She was odd. I wonder why? And I say whatever heals her, more power to her. If it is cathartic for her to write her point of view and earn money, it's her story to tell and sell.
I do agree. When things like that happen it can change your whole life as you knew it. You can not pick your family and control there actions. You have to just be the best person you can be and stay strong for yourself.

I think alot of her oddness is the depression. I have watched her on several shows and have decided to purchase the book.
 

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
51,040
222,319
Thornfield
I do agree. When things like that happen it can change your whole life as you knew it. You can not pick your family and control there actions. You have to just be the best person you can be and stay strong for yourself.

I think alot of her oddness is the depression. I have watched her on several shows and have decided to purchase the book.
Well said.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

Flaming Wonder Telepath
May 15, 2018
3,363
15,243
15
Different serial killer, similar connections

I watched an interview with John Wayne Gacy’s sister. She had an understandable view of him from the point of view of sibling love. You had to feel sorry for her, and she said how she was upset by no one told her that they were sorry for her loss. What was bad were the comments on the video, people said nasty things about her as a person just because she loved her brother. She was getting hate for something she didn’t do, she had a right to love him despite him being a monster, she was his family.
 

king family fan

Prolific member
Jul 19, 2010
32,447
112,973
south
It must be hard to have to take responsibility for a relatives actions. You miss the person you thought they were and can't understand what they did. How do you go on? I guess you just do whatever way you can.
You pick yourself up.hold your head high and remember who you are. Then you you look at the relative in a different way and try to remember they are not who you know. Pray they get help before they can do anything else.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

Flaming Wonder Telepath
May 15, 2018
3,363
15,243
15
It must be hard to have to take responsibility for a relatives actions. You miss the person you thought they were and can't understand what they did. How do you go on? I guess you just do whatever way you can.
Yes, people need to understand that although people like this do horrible, unforgivable things, a few of them still had legitimate relationships with their families. This of course does not excuse what the killer did, but it certainly excuses the way their family feels about it.
 

king family fan

Prolific member
Jul 19, 2010
32,447
112,973
south
Yes, people need to understand that although people like this do horrible, unforgivable things, a few of them still had legitimate relationships with their families. This of course does not excuse what the killer did, but it certainly excuses the way their family feels about it.
however Iam not sure that relationship would ever be the same. As they become someone you do not know.
 

Coolallosaurus

Well-Known Member
May 20, 2018
252
1,662
I didn't know about this interview (and from so long ago, too). It's an interesting question about the ethics of fiction. It reminds me of King's other story "Herman Wouk is Still Alive" which was inspired in part on the Diane Schuler case, right? I think King says something really poignant about using fiction to try to see multiple perspectives (especially those rarely represented like the family of the killer or the victims).
 

Wayoftheredpanda

Flaming Wonder Telepath
May 15, 2018
3,363
15,243
15
however Iam not sure that relationship would ever be the same. As they become someone you do not know.
Good point, but many people in these situations still have love for the person, though it may be an estranged and betrayed feeling. They still knew another side of this person who committed horrible acts, and what they were like before and maybe what motivated them to commit such crimes. Gacy’s sister still very much held sisterly love for her brother, as shown by why she says she’s upset but understood why no one empathized with her loss.
 

king family fan

Prolific member
Jul 19, 2010
32,447
112,973
south
I do feel sorry for her. I can't even imagine how she feels. This is her daddy. She knows him in that way. She doesn't know BTK. The unfortunate victims do.

But, her complaint with Stephen using BTK as inspiration was Rader receiving continued notoriety . That horse is out of the serial killer barn. He will always have notoriety. The fascination will never go away. So, I guess she decided to jump on the band wagon and make some money.

I saw her on Dr. Phil. She was odd. I wonder why? And I say whatever heals her, more power to her. If it is cathartic for her to write her point of view and earn money, it's her story to tell and sell.
I watched the special A killer among us and Kerri said she had been abused and has PTSD.
 
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019 IT - Now Available in Trade Paperback! Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback! The Outsider - Now Available in Trade Paperback!