A Peeping Tom unwisely befriends a mercy killer in order to learn the fate of his sister. Tanner Zelinski is a pharmacist in a mid-size drug store. He's very good at what he does, he likes his job and he makes a great living. The other younger employees think he's a little strange, and maybe he is. He would be the first to admit his interests on are the morbid side. One night Lydia, the skittish young cashier, is forced to work back in the pharmacy with Tanner. But she soon realizes Tanner is interesting and smart, not 'creepy.' They become friends and she develops a crush on him. Little does she know about Tanner's voyeuristic tendencies. He's a textbook-case Peeping Tom. One day Marty Carmichael comes into the pharmacy, and since Tanner has a morbid fascination with serial killers, he recognizes him as a "mercy killer" recently released from prison. Aside from his gruesome fascination, Tanner has another reason for wanting to befriend Marty: he needs something answered, a lingering ... Written by
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The story was spurred by screenwriter Jan Wilson reading about mercy killer Efren Saldivar who killed patients while working as a respiratory therapist at Glendale Adventist Hospital in Los Angeles. Even after going to the police station and confessing to the police of the murders they initially had to let him walk away because there was no evidence of a crime since the patients had been thought to have died of complications from their illnesses and by this time had been buried or cremated for years. See more
I know I helped these people. It was for their own good. But there WAS something in it for me. An unexpected gift. I knew that would be their last meal, their last glass of wine. To know all evening long that I was watching their last day on earth was incredible. I was watching a secret unfold. It was... empowering.