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约克郡开膛手彼得·萨特克利夫“痴迷于越狱经典《肖申克的救赎》”, 信件透露

YORKSHIRE Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was obsessed with The Shawshank Redemption, unearthed letters have revealed.

连环杀手 is said to have read Stephen King’s jailbreak classic more than 50 times and dreamed of escaping, like its hero.

Notorious serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has been revealed to be obsessed with The Shawshank Redemption

Notorious serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has been revealed to be obsessed with The Shawshank Redemption
The famous novella became a hit on the big screen in 1994

The famous novella became a hit on the big screen in 1994信用: 阿拉米

And in a chilling twist of fate, the book came out in 1982, just a year after Sutcliffe was jailed for life for murdering at least 13 女性.

His heinous crimes in the 1970’s and 80’s made him one of the UK’s most notorious killers.

The hit film version starred Tim Robbins as ingenious jailed banker Andy and Morgan Freeman as his friend Red and was released in 1994.

In newly surfaced letters, serial killer Sutcliffe, who was held at Broadmoor Hospital, 伯克斯, and Franklin prison, 达勒姆, wrote to a pen pal: “My favourite book is the Shawshank Redemption.”

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在 1992, using a hacksaw blade supplied by fellow lag Ronnie Kray, Sutcliffe tried to escape Broadmoor by attempting to cutting the metal bars on his cell window.

The same letter revealed the Ripper’s favourite song was doo-wop group The Impalas’ Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home), which had “great significance” to him and his estranged wife, Sonia.

Sutcliffe also wrote of their married life: “Sonia used to make some lovely Czech meals at home, 极好的。”

The full messages will be in The Ripper Letters, a book edited by Rory Everett.

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Some of the chilling notes were very recent, sent weeks before Sutcliffe’s 2020 death from 冠状病毒, 老化的 74.

Mr Everett said: “The book is the first of its kind, being word-for-word from the Ripper’s brain.”

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