Mass murderer James Holmes and homicidal cannibal Luka Magnotta have legions of fans. Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on the cover of Rolling Stone. Though there have always been those infatuated with killers — serial killer Ted Bundy was bombarded daily with love letters — it seems that social media has taken what was rare quirk into the mainstream.
A grim fascination with serial killers has left some women so attracted to men like Richard Ramirez and Ted Bundy that they become groupies, lovers and even wives. Who are these women, what attracts them to murderers and what do they expect in return? A look at some noteworthy examples.