Serial killer and rapist Richard Ramirez married Doreen Lioy, " freelance magazine editor with a bachelor's degree in English and an I.Q. of 152," in 1996. He has been on death row since the early 1980s and Lioy, an otherwise bright woman, claims that she will commit suicide when Ramirez (who was convicted of murdering 14 people) is executed.


Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi—the serial killers known as the Hillside Stranglers—were convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and murdering little girls and women in the late 1970s, but both somehow found women to marry them. Christine Kizuka, mother of three, met Angelo Buono while she was visiting her husband in prison. His cell was next to Buono's. She later divorced her husband and married Buono in 1986, however, prison officials forbade conjugal visits because of the nature of Buonos crimes. Kenneth Bianchi married Shirlee Book after a three-year pen pal relationship. (She had also corresponded with Ted Bundy.)

Just like with most things, the Internet has made love connections between prisoners and those on the outside so much easier, particularly with the site Meet-An-Inmate, which allows friends and family members to create profiles for prisoners, in hopes that they'll acquire a pen pal. Given James Holmes' penchant for creating profiles on dating sites, it wouldn't be surprising to see him pop up there.