Red John started killing people twelve years ago. It’s hard to put an exact number on how many people he’s killed, but it’s somewhere around 28. Nearly all women, late at night, in their homes. He wakes them first because he likes to see the fear in their eyes. He likes to hear them beg for mercy as he cuts them open. He did that to my wife and daughter, and I’ve been looking for him ever since. Looking for personal vengeance.
I believe that’s… my right. I have the right to kill the man that killed my family. I don’t say I shouldn’t be punished for doing what I did, I feel I had no choice. What would you do?
Patrick Jane,The Mentalist