“Monster in My Family” Connects Serial Killers’ Relatives with Victims’ Families

2007 mugshot of Bobbie Joe Long. Florida Department of Corrections photo

“Monster in My Family” Connects Serial Killers’ Relatives with Victims’ Families

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) — Lifetime Movie Network says Monster in My Family, a docu-series that introduces the families of infamous serial killers to the relatives of their victims, is to premiere July 1.

The series will consist of six hourlong episodes hosted by Melissa Moore, daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, known in the media as the “Happy Face Killer.”

“With unprecedented access to the serial killers’ lives behind closed doors, through stunning home video footage, photos, journals and more, Monster in My Family reveals the dual lives led by some of the most notorious serial killers through the ones closest to them — parents, partners, friends and children. Through the guidance and unique support of Melissa, the killer’s relatives will meet with families of the victims for the first time, in hopes of providing some kind of peace and closure,” the cable television network said in a news release.

“The series opener tells Melissa’s personal story as the daughter of a serial killer. The episode reveals shocking behind-the-scenes accounts of what it was like growing up with a father who, she later learned, was committing horrific murders. On her journey to healing, Melissa meets with a family member of one of her father’s victims to apologize for his unthinkable crime.”

Other episodes feature the stories and family members of John Wayne Gacy, Dale Hausner, Bobbie Joe Long and Robert Lee Yates.


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