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BTK Serial Killer Pleads Guilty to 10 Murders in Wichita Kansas - 2005

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

On 27th June 2005 BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 murders in the Wichita, Kansas area. He was later sentenced to serve 10 consecutive life sentences without possibility of parole for 175 years.

Rader was particularly known for sending taunting letters to police and newspapers over the 30 years he remained at large. Ironically (or perhaps inevitably) one of these messages was traced to a personal computer at his Lutheran church resulting in his capture on February 5th 2005.


Dennis Rader Court Confession




This British documentary was produced just months before the arrest of BTK and gives a fascinating perspective on exactly what was known of this criminal prior to his arrest and provides an interesting contrast to the A&E documentary below, which was produced after the BTK trial and sentencing.

The World's Most Elusive Serial Killer - BTK


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The BTK killer's last known communication with the media and police was a padded envelope which arrived at FOX affiliate KSAS-TV in Wichita on February 16 2005. A purple, 1.44-MB Memorex floppy disk was enclosed in the package. Police found metadata embedded in a Microsoft Word document on the disk that pointed to Christ Lutheran Church, and the document was marked as last modified by "Dennis". A search of the church website turned up Dennis Rader as president of the congregation council. Police immediately began surveillance of Rader.

This A&E documentary was produced post sentencing...

A&E Biography - The BTK Killer Speaks


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On August 18th 2005, Rader faced sentencing. The victims' families made statements, followed by Rader, who apologized for the crimes. He was sentenced to 10 consecutive life terms, which requires a minimum of 175 years without a chance of parole. Because Kansas had no death penalty at the time the murders were committed, this was the maximum sentence allowed.

BTK Hearing Victim Impact Statements


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At his sentencing hearing on August 18, 2005, BTK killer Dennis Rader gave a rambling statement for 25 minutes addressing the court.

Dennis Rader's Sentencing Statement


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He was sentenced to serve 10 consecutive life sentences (one life sentence per victim), without possibility of parole for 175 years. This includes nine life sentences each without the possibility for parole for 15 years, and one life sentence without the possibility for parole for 40 years.

BTK Killer Court Sentencing

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Hey, this may seem a random question but can you help me. Im wanting to watch "The World's Most Elusive Serial Killer, BTK" but it's no longer on youtube, can you link me to somewhere where i can watch it please?

  2. Anonymous Optional Says:

    Nah that's not random. Thanks for letting me know the youtube links are broken. (youtube sucks the way so many things dissapear after a while)

    Anyway... best I could do was find a link to download the documentary as a torrent.

    http://www.fulldls.com/torrent-tv-698776.html

    Hope that helps.



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