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Opening Arguments

The grip of madness

A group of us were talking about Dennis Rader on Friday and finally reached the same conclusions millions of other people have: 1. He's possibly the scariest of all the serial killers, and his calm recitation of his deeds was the most chilling thing we'd ever heard. 2. We could never see the world as he sees it if we tried for a million years.

Even when we have all the clues, we can't begin to fathom the mind of someone in the grip of madness. Even the people who should be the closest can often only watch helplessly.