Occasionally, when watching something like Nigel Latta's Into The Darklands, or reading an Alan Duff book, it is possible to feel some sympathy for a killer. Taffy Hotene, for instance, suffered severe abuse and alienation from his family, from very young and for many years.
I have yet to experience the faintest twinge for this character. In fact the effect is inverse to the amount of past 'hardship' he parades.
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