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Works to Gain Insight into Criminal Minds, Recently Secured Only Interview With Notorious Hillside Strangler

Anthony Meoli works to gain insight into the criminal mind by corresponding with serial killers, mass murderers, spree killers and death row inmates. He’s successfully contacted over 130 individuals worldwide, and personally interviewed Danny Rolling (executed in 2006), Loran Cole, Lee Boyd Malvo, Glen Rogers, and Isaac Zamora. Recently he secured the first interview granted by Kenneth Bianchi, the Hillside Strangler. Bianchi has been in prison for over 35 years and had never spoken for a printed interview before.

Anthony adds that he is working on a documentary to interview Bianchi—and possibly a book. “The Hillside Strangler case is among the top 10 of all time U.S. serial killing cases. To get this much information out of a reclusive and untrusting inmate is relatively unheard of,” he says.

Anthony uses his experience to help others who are at risk of spending their lives behind bars. “My career path is to counsel inmates or prisoners in high risk facilities,” he says. “[These people may be] seen as controversial or a population that few care about. [They are] inmates severely lacking in mental health access, which only exacerbates their propensity for further violence.”

In August 2012, Anthony published “The Diary of the D.C. Sniper,” co-written with serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo. The book was the culmination of seven years of correspondence, over 50 phone calls and personal visitation with Malvo.

Anthony has also appeared as a criminal profiler on the ID Network documentary “My Brother the Serial Killer.” To better understand the mind and motivation of serial killers, Anthony collects their artwork, poetry, letters and even their original handprints. He has one of the world's largest collections of full-sized, original serial killer handprints, which he uses for a plethora of fingerprint characteristic and height/weight comparisons.

Anthony, who in 2011 earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, Atlanta, also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Penn State University and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. He is a Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC) with the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) and sits on the consulting committed of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC). He is currently a member of the following professional associations: APA, ACA, ACFEI and the AISOCC.

Read Anthony’s interview with Kenneth Bianchi here.

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