An admitted serial killer using insanity as his defense urged his lawyer to sell his story before a book or movie by someone else could ruin his "marketability," according to a letter read Friday in court.
"We need to act fast to sell before there is a public record," Joel Rifkin said in the letter to John Lawrence. "Studios will buy it, someone else will write the book and sell the story," he wrote. "Two books are coming out but when they do . . . our marketability is dead."