Dale Cregan is being bombard with love letters from female fans in prison, according to reports.
As the police killer is deluged with smutty shots, according to The Mirror, HuffPost researched the most infamous criminals and suspects who have gathered a bizarre collection of female fans.
- Most recently, the suspected Boston marathon momber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, attracted an internet army of adoring fans who took to social media sites to declare his innocence for being “too pretty to be guilty”.
- American serial killer, rapist and kidnapper Ted Bundy often drew scores of women at the jammed courtrooms of his trials each day and allegedly received hundreds of love letters from women while he was incarcerated.
- Despite his sexual orientation, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is said to have had flocks of women send him letters, money, and other gifts during his time in prison.
- Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women and was convicted in 1981, also received a deluge of love letters.
- Josef Fritzl, who imprisoned his daughter in a basement for 24 years, received hundreds of love letters from women following his arrest. Female fans said that Fritzl, who fathered seven children through his daughter, was "good at heart" and misunderstood.
- Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has a whole community of infatuated fans named "Pistorians."
- After writing over 75 love letters and 15 years of "courtship", a woman clearly exhibiting the symptoms of this psychological disorder married “The Night Stalker”, serial killer Richard Ramirez, while in prison awaiting execution in California’s Death Row.
- Charles Manson, who led the infamous Manson Family in the late 1960s, reportedly had a whole legion of fans who wrote adoringly to him in prison despite being found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Sources: psychologytoday.com, Daily Mail, Examiner.com