David Arquette as 'happy face killer'

David Arquette as 'happy face killer'

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The story of convicted serial killer Keith Jesperson is told on the small screen in the new Lifetime movie 'Happy Face Killer' starring David Arquette as Jesperson.

“In the research I did he was bullied a lot as a kid. They called him Igor. He was also abused as a child. When children are violated, they can become violent,” said Arquette.

The father to a daughter with ex-wife Courtney Cox is expecting a child in May with his girlfriend Christina McLarty.

"I’m an actor and I entertain but I look for things that help us understand this experience. Violence is a big part of our world.  What drives someone to do this is something to look in to and perhaps put an end to it," said Arquette.

Jesperson was convicted of killing eight women across six states in the 1990s. He is currently serving three consecutive life sentences in an Oregon prison.

He was dubbed the 'happy face killer' for the smiley faces he drew on letters to the media and prosecutors.

'Happy Face Killer' airs March 1 at 8 p.m.


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