'Dexter' star says he was horrified by Edmonton's Twitchell movie murder case

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EDMONTON - The star of TV's "Dexter" says its horrifying that a convicted Canadian killer may have taken some inspiration from his character.

Michael C. Hall was a guest on the CBC arts program Q this week where he talked about Mark Twitchell, who was convicted in 2011 of murdering and dismembering an Edmonton man.

Twitchell's trial heard how he had a fascination with Hall's character Dexter Morgan, a fictional serial killer who works by day as a police blood spatter analyst, but murders in the name of vigilante justice by night.

Hall says his initial reaction was that Twitchell would have found his inspiration somewhere else if there was no television "Dexter."

But Hall says he can't be sure of that and it's a troubling thing to consider.

Still, Hall says he wouldn't stop making "Dexter" just because someone became fixated on its violence.

Organizations: CBC

Geographic location: Edmonton

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