Book review: Portrait of a Monster
In a world where the most heinous terrorists are referred to as ‘cowards’ the like-minded psychopaths who torture and kill without remorse are often called monsters. Individuals who lack conscience do not seem human to the majority of the population with a conscience.
On March 17, 2016 Joran van der Sloot revealed why he murdered a young woman in Peru named Stephanie Flores. In an undercover video, van der Sloot explained, ” ‘. . .you can’t imagine this if you don’t use drugs yourself— I convinced myself that she was part of the FBI. . .I really convinced myself that,’ he said, grinning. ‘And that was the reason why I murdered her.’