Alberta's notorious "Dexter Killer" is looking to find love online.
Mark Twitchell, currently serving life in prison for murdering a man in his Edmonton garage, has set up an online dating profile using Canadian Inmates Connect Ltd.
In his profile, he admits he's "made some terrible, regrettable choices in the past" and how he's come to accept the consequences.
Twitchell lists tennis, chess and story-telling as a few of his interests, according to his dating profile. Twitchell also adds that he enjoys the music of Sia, Arcade Fire and Jackie Evancho.
"I'm insightful, passionate and philosophical with a great sense of humor."
Fascination with 'Dexter'
In 2011, Twitchell was found guilty in the first-degree murder of 38-year-old Johnny Altinger. Altinger thought he was going to meet a woman he met online when he showed up at the killer's home.
Instead, he was ambushed by Twitchell, clobbered and stabbed in a kill room — a room designed by Twitchell with plastic sheets on the walls and table to catch blood.
Twitchell's headline-grabbing trial heard how he had a fascination with the TV show "Dexter" and the lead character Dexter Morgan, who works by day as a police blood spatter analyst, but murders in the name of vigilante justice by night.
During his trial, court heard how Twitchell, a filmmaker and TV and film buff, followed his own movie script in killing and dismembering Altinger.
Twitchell's dating profile says he passes time at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary crafting "novels or screenplays to manifest my relentless imagination."
Dating site founder: Everyone deserves second chance
Canadian Inmates Connect Ltd. is run by Melissa Fazzina in Toronto, and requires an application and annual $35 fee. Fazzina said she created the site in 2012 because she believes everyone deserves a second chance.
"I just think their crimes shouldn’t define them," she told Postmedia. "They’re in prison; that’s their punishment. They’ve lost their freedom. So why continue to just keep punishing and trying to take things away?"
But she warns anyone who contacts the convicts should proceed with caution.
A disclaimer on the website states that it's not responsible for any relationship developed through its pages.
With files from The Canadian Press
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