Washington D.C. sniper Lee Malvo is participating in a documentary series about all the people he killed.
According to the Associated Press, Malvo is taking part in Vice TV’s “I, Sniper” documentary series, and reportedly describes in detail the 10 murders he helped commit. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)
Malvo and his partner John Allen Muhammad unleashed a killing spree in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002. Muhammad was later executed, but Malvo couldn’t be because he was a minor at the time of his crimes. He was sentenced to life, and could eventually get out on parole.
According to the AP, the interviews with Malvo were conducted in 15 minute windows, and it sounds like he didn’t hold much back.
“It is unnatural to kill anything, but once you’ve done it the first time, it becomes easier each time,” Malvo states at one point in the interview process.
I’m very torn about this situation. Part of me thinks it’s terrible to give Malvo a platform after he and John Allen Muhammad killed a total of 10 people.
I know people who were in the area when their terror was being unleashed, and it sounds like it was scary as all hell. I even knew a kid growing up who canceled a trip to D.C. because of the killings.
Random people were being shot going about their usual daily routines.
On the other hand, people should get a good look at the evil we’re up against. Similar to Netflix’s series about Ted Bundy, if we get a look at these people, we might have a better understanding of what’s out there.
If you’re interested, you can watch it on Vice TV. Like I said, I’m torn but I do think it has potential.