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Serial Killer Reveals Moment He Started To Feel Remorse

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A serial killer who was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering four women revealed the very moment he felt remorse for his horrific crimes.

Steven Dean Gordon -- also known as "Jaws" for his predatory ways -- "begged" for the death penalty after committing several murders throughout 2013 and 2014.

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Gordon, 47, terrorized his victims with the help of registered sex offender, 30-year-old Frank Cano, while he wore a GPS tracking device for prior offenses, DailyMail.com reports.

The men allegedly brought the women to their camp in Anaheim, California, before raping and murdering them.

Gordon spoke publicly about the crimes he committed for the first time in an eerie interview with Keith Morrison of NBC's "Dateline," and revealed the moment he finally felt heavy regret for the crimes he committed.

During the interview from death row, which will officially air on Friday, Gordon shamefully admits he "screwed up."

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He also tells Morrison about an eye-opening note he received from his niece that called him "evil" and "disgusting," which he reads periodically to keep his "mind focused."

Apparently, his niece's honest note is currently hung on his cell wall.

Gordon admits his family is "obviously not very happy about what happened."

He says, "I love my niece more than anything. She just said, 'How could you do that to four women? You guys are evil. You're disgusting.' It was pretty bad."

After admitting he "screwed up," Morrison asks him if "screwed up" is the right expression.

At that moment, Gordon hesitates before painfully admitting what he and Cano did was "beyond evil."

Gordon and Cano's victims include Martha Anaya, 28; Josephine Monique Vargas, 34; Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21; and Kianna Jackson, 20.

When Gordon was arrested, he quickly requested the death penalty and fired his public defender to help the process move along quicker.

Cano faces the death penalty as well, but has yet to face trial regarding the case.

Citations: Serial Killer Who Murdered Four Women While Wearing GPS Device Speaks Out: What I Did 'Was Beyond Evil' (People), EXCLUSIVE - 'I am beyond evil': Serial killer Steven Gordon who ASKED for the death penalty after he raped and murdered four women speaks for the first time about his 'screwed up' crimes (Daily Mail), Steven Gordon receives death penalty for kidnapping, killing 4 women in Orange County (The Orange County Register)