An expert assesses whether Boggess's behavioral characteristics fit the profile
of a psychopath and what recent theory and research may be suggesting
about the roots of psychopathy.
How do psychopaths think and feel about themselves and others? Here are the
emotional and interpersonal symptoms on Dr.Robert Hare's Psychopathy
Boggess was very frank discussing his life and, in particular, what he learned
in later years about his biological mother and siblings and his nightmarish
early childhood. Here's an excerpt from FRONTLINE's interview.
For eight years Conny Krispin was his pen pal from Germany and visited him
several times. They referred to each other as "best friends." This is her
account of what she discovered about Boggess, and about herself, during those
One of several letters Boggess wrote to FRONTLINE correspondent Alan Austin, here he discusses his ambitious
plans for distributing his artwork; his biblical studies efforts; feelings
about having no real family; and why he made the decision to admit his guilt
and be honest with 'free world people" like Austin.
Published in the Herald Democrat a few days before Clifford Boggess was
executed, this article summarizes his life, crimes, the years on death row and
ends with his statement - "In 15 days my punishment ends. I'm free, I'm
This is the account in the Times Record News, Wichita Falls, of
Boggess's execution. It describes his demeanor, what he said, the final
visitors, last meal and the reactions afterward of Lisa Hazelwood and the other
relatives of his victims who came to view his execution.
Read the letters which Boggess wrote to the relatives of his
two murder victims.