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Girls: Kitty Genovese episode airs following killer's death, reveals Lena Dunham

‘This is one of the weirdest coincidences the universe has yet so serve up in my short time here on earth,’ Lena Dunham wrote on Instagram

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Ths article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

Sunday’s episode of Girls was titled “Hello Kitty” but creator and star Lena Dunham did not predict this coincidence would ever happen.

Season 5’s seventh episode was named after Kitty Genovese, the woman who was stalked, raped and killed by in New York in 1964 by Winston Moseley. Days before that particular Girls installment went to air, Moseley died in prison on March 28. He was 81.

“This is one of the weirdest coincidences the universe has yet so serve up in my short time on earth. Last night’s @girlshbo is about the Kitty Genovese murder. Today we learn her killer has died #spookytiming #RIPkitty,” Dunham, 29 wrote on Instagram Monday.

 

The actress preluded the episode on Sunday telling Girls fans and followers, “Tonight’s episode of @girlshbo involves an exploration of the Kitty Genovese murder of 1964- one of New York City’s most notorious crimes which led psychologists to coin the term ‘bystander effect.'”

Adding, “We honor Kitty, a tough gay girl making her way in the city, a woman ahead of her time #RIPKitty.”

Moseley died at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., according to the New York Times. He entered prison on July 7, 1964, and was one of the state’s longest-serving inmates with 52 years.

 

In November, Moseley was denied parole for the 18th time. The stabbing of Genovese, then 28, became infamous after initial reports stated that dozens of people witnessed the stabbing and heard Genovese’s cries over a lengthy time period but did nothing to help.

Moseley, a married father of two, confessed to killing Genovese, who was a stranger to him, as well as two other women. He said he killed Genovese because he “wanted to kill a woman.”

He had completed educational programs, worked as a porter, and been involved in a Quaker program while in prison, a representative for Department of Corrections told PEOPLE.

Moseley was next eligible for parole in 2017.