CBS TV News LA Features Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. Talking Serial Killers and Her Book, Without Remorse
In this segement, on CBS 2 TV News Los Angeles, Vonda Pelto, Ph.D., author of Without Remorse: The Woman Who Kept Los Angeles’ Serial Killers Alive and co-author of , tells stories about the three years working at LA Men’s Central Jail, 1981-85, being a kind of confidant/counselor to a number of serial killers and notoriously vioilent criminals.
Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice The suicide of Vernon Butts, one of the Freeway Killers, in January 1981, was the impetus for being hired for this highly unusual position. Pelto was tasked with monitoring those awaiting or standing trial so that a repeat suicide would not take place, an event which was highly embarrasing to the LA Sheriff’s and Mental Health Departments.
Fresh from getting her Ph.D., but not yet a state licensed Clinical Psychologist, Pelto’s office was a converted cell on the same block with men like Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi, Sunset Strip Slayer Douglas Clark and of course Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, the subject of her new book. It was an oppressive environment with all the attendant smells and noises that come with institutional incarceration in the largest jail in the world.
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Amazon Reviews of ‘Without Redemption’ Serial Killer Bio Shows Wide Appeal, Sales Racked Up Across Europe & Australia/New Zealand
Process of Writing Historical Serial Killer Bio of Bill Bonin—Years of Intense Work Takes Reader from Birth to Execution
Bill Bonin Freeway Killer Bio Gains Intl. Audience, Books Selling in UK, Germany, Australia, Canada & France
Serial Killer Bill Bonin’s Hidden Diaries Reveal Complex Person, One with Contradictions, Doubts & Intellect
How 1-Day During Bonin Freeway Killer Murder Spree Changed Everything, Authors Discover Why March 24, 1980 Matters So Much
Key Event in Serial Killer Bill Bonin’s Childhood—Two Years, 1953-55, at Franco-American Orphanage in Lowell, Mass.
Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. Serial Killer Radio Show Videos & How Her Counseling Job at LA Men’s Jail Led to Two Books
Serial Killer Bio in Kindle & Nook for 99 Cents Thru March, Solves Two Bill Bonin Homicides, Tracks Personal Evolution
Reviews of Bill Bonin Serial Killer Bio, ‘Without Redemption,’ Highlight Best of Complex Story