Published on April 26, 2011 | by LawNews
Prof. Fred Klein Discusses Personality Profile of Long Island Serial Killer
By Manny Fernandez and Al Baker
The New York Times
April 21, 2011
“It was a psychosexual sadism,” said Mr. Klein, now an assistant professor at Hofstra Law School. “Most murders, there’s an additional motive to it. You want to eliminate witnesses, or there’s a fight, or you want to eliminate the person for some reason, such as a husband kills a wife or vice versa. Rifkin was killing people for the pure purpose of killing them. He would actually get sexual pleasure out of the murder.”
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