Each and every day the internet is filled with the strange and bizarre. Here is today’s tale.
46-year-old Daniel Luke binge watched Making a Murderer like many of us did over the holidays. But unlike the rest of us…his obsession took him to Manitowoc where he holed up in a motel to research his own theory. Luke is not a noble man, he has an extensive criminal record that includes jail time for assaulting his ex-wife. But he asserts that his own challenges with misogyny, temper, rage, and run ins with the US criminal justice system give him a unique perspective on the crime. The story is a long read but might be interesting for Making a Murderer fans.
“While watching Making A Murderer, though, Luke believed he saw a familiar anger. “I have always seen myself as kind of a weak person in a lot of ways,” he says. “Certainly not your typical alpha male or whatever. And I began to see Ryan [Hillegas] that way, too.” He kept seeing parallels. He saw Hillegas as a man rejected, as Luke himself had once been. Hillegas was a nurse; Luke has also been a nurse (his legal issues almost derailed that career). Even today, Luke sees that job as compromising his masculinity—why hadn’t he become an ironworker, or something more traditionally masculine? They’d even owned the same make of car, Hillegas and Luke: a Toyota Corolla. “This is a story as old as time,” he says. “Rageful boyfriend.”