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  • After 31 Years, BTK Serial Killer Faces Punishment (live thread for sentencing starting at 10am EST)

    08/17/2005 6:15:26 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 42 replies · 886+ views
    AP ^ | 6:22 am CDT August 17, 2005 | The Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. -- It's been 31 years since Kevin Bright surprised the BTK serial killer when he accompanied his sister home in 1974. Dennis Rader bound the siblings, but Kevin loosened his bonds and ran for help, despite being shot in the head. His sister, Kathryn, was strangled and stabbed and died later at a hospital. At their Goodrich, Texas, home, Sharon Bright has watched her husband struggle to decide what, if anything, to say when he finally gets his chance. Rader's sentencing hearing, which begins Wednesday, will allow the families of his victims to confront him in court for...
  • Not Guilty Plea for BTK Murder Suspect

    05/03/2005 9:54:20 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 05/03/2005 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    Not-Guilty Plea Entered for BTK Suspect By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes ago WICHITA, Kan. - A judge entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday for Dennis Rader, the former church leader and city employee who is charged with 10 counts of murder in the BTK serial killings that terrorized Wichita since the 1970s. Rader chose to stand mute during the brief arraignment and asked District Court Judge Gregory Waller to enter the plea for him. Waller entered the not guilty plea and set a trial date for June 27, although most expect the trial date to eventually...
  • BTK SUSPECT IN THE AIR FORCE: Rader's tour of duty

    03/16/2005 5:13:56 AM PST · by QwertyKPH · 27 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 16MAR2005 | Tim Potter
    In the years before 1974 -- the year police say Dennis Rader started killing in Wichita -- his Air Force service took him all over the map, military records show. Police in at least two of the U.S. cities where Rader was stationed will check their archives of unsolved homicides from the 1960s to see whether they could be linked to the BTK killings, officials said Tuesday. Rader, 60, was charged March 1 with 10 counts of first-degree murder for killings attributed to the serial killer in Wichita and Park City from 1974 to 1991. Rader's Air Force records, which...
  • BTK Suspect Charged With 10 Murder Counts

    03/01/2005 12:09:22 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 75 replies · 3,301+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/1/2005 | David Twiddy
    BTK Suspect Charged With 10 Murder Counts By DAVID TWIDDY, Associated Press Writer WICHITA, Kan. - Dennis Rader, the churchgoing family man and Cub Scout leader accused of leading a double life as the BTK serial killer, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder. Rader made his first court appearance since his Friday arrest by videoconference from his cell at the Sedgwick County detention center. During the brief hearing, Rader sat with his hands folded behind a small desk. The BTK killer, whose nickname stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," was suspected of eight deaths beginning in 1974, but...
  • BTK suspect worked for security firm

    03/01/2005 6:50:24 AM PST · by holymoly · 7 replies · 735+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 1, 2005 | DAVID TWIDDY
    WICHITA, Kan. -- For about 15 years, it was the job of the man police have accused of being the BTK serial killer to help keep people safe. Before he started as a city code enforcer in suburban Park City, Dennis L. Rader was an employee at an ADT Security Services branch office in Wichita, holding several positions that allowed him access to customers' homes. He worked for the home security company between 1974 and 1988 -- the same time as a majority of the killings. Police have not disclosed any evidence suggesting Rader worked at the homes of the...
  • BTK Update-The Most Heinous Crime of All

    02/27/2005 6:24:00 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 689+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 2/27/05 | Pat Fish
    BTK Update HEREHere is the latest update on the BTK killer. Including the most heinous crime of all taking place in Kansas. Also more pics and details on his innocent victims. Who will NEVER be avenged.
  • Wichita Police: 'BTK Is Arrested'

    02/26/2005 9:34:05 AM PST · by stm · 67 replies · 3,399+ views
    Fox News ^ | 26 Feb | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect they believe is the notorious BTK serial killer (search) who terrorized Wichita (search) throughout the 1970s and then resurfaced about a year ago after 25 years of silence.
  • BTK' Busted, Wichita Paper Linked to Case Plans Special Coverage

    02/26/2005 6:55:28 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 762 replies · 25,416+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 2.26.05 | associated press
    Police have uncovered new evidence in the decades old BTK Wichita serial killer case and are questioning a person of interest, according to sources close to the investigation.Authorities scheduled a news conferece for 11AM Eastern Saturday to make an announcement in the case, and relatives of the killers victims would be briefed beforehand.Some police sources have said that a 59 year old man was arrested Friday and linked to the case by a DNA sample.Surveillance activites gave police 'their first big piece' of recent evidence, leading authorities to a vehicle and the person of interest.Investigators also searched a house in...
  • Search Underway (BTK Killer)

    02/25/2005 3:56:17 PM PST · by TexKat · 154 replies · 8,606+ views
    KAKE ^ | 2/25/05
    February 25--KAKE News has learned a "person of interest" is being questioned in connection with the BTK case. A search of a Park City home is underway. An FBI spokesperson in Kansas City says agents are assisting Wichita police with an investigation. Stay with KAKE News for updates on this breaking story.