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Dexter inspired Alberta filmmaker to kill

An independent Edmonton filmmaker has been charged with killing a 38-year-old man Here's More

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| Nov 9, 2008 8:59PM EST
First off, if the man had been emulating Dexter, he wouldn't have done such a sloppy job luring the victim. Second, he wouldn't have killed an "innocent man." Remember, Dexter kills those who fit the "Harry Code", i.e. other killers/rapists/monsters. The only thing we can blame on the show is being available to anyone with cable (and/or the internet). The show did not inspire this killing, only gave this sick man a fictional character to idolize because Dexter is seen as a hero, despite being a serial killer. If this show gets pulled because of one man, I can guarantee a lot of fans will be "visiting" him in jail.
| Nov 9, 2008 5:38AM EST
A killer is a killer, without or with Dexter on TV!
| Nov 9, 2008 3:23AM EST
If he had really be emulating Dexter, he wouldn't have gotten caught.
| Nov 7, 2008 11:48PM EST
Seems they're not telling the whole story yet. Wonder if the guy killed was a bad/evil guy? Maybe thats why they're blaming it on dexter? Even so i agree TV doesnt make you do things like that, anything can influence an already demented mind, look how many people have killed in the name of the bible.
| Nov 4, 2008 8:32AM EST
It's BS to say Dexter is the reason this guy killed someone. He's clearly a psycho, and no element of the media makes people like that. i mean, what TV show was it that Jack the Ripper watched to make him do what he did? people kill because they have some social or psychological problem, not because they see it on TV and think it looks fun. This filmmaker is a killer. He's emulating the media because there was nothing else to hand. Dexter didnt make him kill, he was going to do it anyway. He needed a reason and a way to do it, if there was no Dexter, it would have been something else.
| Nov 3, 2008 10:02PM EST
i wonder why they blame the show and not just the book? if the show had never been made, would there be a big deal over how the book inspired him? I have read worse things in crim books than anything that has ever been on dexter.
| Nov 3, 2008 8:40AM EST
People used to blame the Devil or say the voices made them do it...now they blame TV, what I don't get is why the authorities make a point of helping the nut jobs pass the blame =/
| Nov 3, 2008 5:44AM EST
Great, some idiot decides to try to kill someone by luring them off the internet and now it is because of a show that he watched. Come on, how many more times are people going to blame their demented acts on what they see on television. I can watch every episode of Dexter back to back for a month and it will not make me want to go vigilante and start dumping body parts in the ocean. Call it what it is just another nut being a nut and someone trying to make it not his fault somehow!!
| Nov 3, 2008 2:10AM EST
Ok i like dexter, but not quite that much. What a psycho
| Nov 3, 2008 12:43AM EST
Is anyone else a little worried that the police can use things like your facebook status against you?
| Nov 3, 2008 12:12AM EST
if he really idolized dexter he would have picked a criminal to kill!
| Nov 2, 2008 6:37PM EST
'To much in common with Dexter Morgan'? Dexter would NEVER do that! I think the only thing it has in common with Dexter is 'killing', 'duct-tape' and disposed of body parts'... this filmmaker sounds like a would-be victim of the Bay Harbor Butcher.
| Nov 2, 2008 5:58PM EST
Oh come on...*Hopes that no lawsuits/attacks/sueing of showtime occurs*
| Nov 2, 2008 5:18PM EST
Oh, crap. Now all the media will attack Showtime and the show and call it immoral. Because of one nutter.

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