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Accused Florida School Shooter Receiving Fan Mail in Jail

Some experts say many people who make contact with serial-killers and mass-murderers actually identify with them.

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(KNX1070) - There's word now of a disturbing new twist involving the teenager who allegedly killed 14 students and three adults in last month's massacre at a high school in southern Florida. Nikolas Cruz is receiving cards, letters and photos at the jail where he's being held. 

Beverly Hills forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman has studied Cruz and the phenomenon of people who write to prison inmates. She is author of the book "Bad Boys: Why we love them, how to live with them and when to leave them." She says Cruz isn't the first to get this sort of attention:

Some experts say many people who make contact with serial-killers and mass-murderers actually identify with them, because it enhances their own sense of personal power.