Paul Steven Haigh says, “I’m not a monster any more”on April 11, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Paul Steven Haigh, who was convicted of murdering seven people, claims he deserves to be given parole. He is appealing the denial of his parole request in 2009.
At the time of the offenses, he was suffering from up to three mental disorders. He asserts that these should have been considered a mitigating factor by Justice Betty King.
Haigh, who represented himself, said:
Jail has served its purpose in allowing me to rehabilitate so it is a needless cruelty to keep me [there].
I once belonged there because I was once a monster but having become something less, then I deserve to be let out of the cage.
Apparently the mental disordered he suffered were various personality disorders. These are rarely considered mitigating factors in court.