Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer : Blog Of The Nation Charlie Hess brings us inside the mind of a serial killer.
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Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer

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Criminal profiling -- getting inside the minds of killers -- has always been fascinating to me. That's why my Tivo is programmed to record every episode of Law and Order: SVU. Enter Robert Charles Browne -- possibly one of the worst serial killers in American history. He claims to have buried the bodies of dozens of victims in 17 states across the country. Former CIA and FBI agent Charlie Hess had unique access to Browne: over the course of several months, he exchanged letters with Brown, and eventually met him, in an attempt to find the truth. Hess, co-author of Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer, joins us today to tell us what he discovered.