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- July 11, 2005
- Vol. 64
- No. 2
The Mind of a Killer
In Gruesome Detail—with a Chilling Lack of Emotion-Wichita's BTK Strangler Dennis Rader Describes His Crimes and Pleads Guilty to 10 Counts of First-Degree Murder
"I really couldn't figure out how to get in [her house], so I finally just selected a concrete block and threw it through the glass plate window. [After strangling Davis and putting her in the trunk of her car] I realized I had lost one of my guns...I went back into the house...and I found it right there, so that solved that problem."
Rader confesses killing DOLORES DAVIS
I didn't have a mask on or anything. They'd already ID'd me. And I made the decision to go ahead and put them down, I guess, or strangle them...I had never strangled anyone before, so I really don't know how much pressure you had to put on a person or how long it would take."
Rader's murder of the OTERO FAMILY
I dropped by once to check the mailbox to see what her name was. I found out where she worked. [After knocking] nobody answered the door, so I went around to the back of the house, cut the phone lines...I broke in and waited for her to come home in the kitchen."
Rader confesses to the murder of NANCY FOX
I used a ruse as a telephone repairman to get into her house...I drew a pistol at her and asked her if she would go back to the bedroom with me...she was very upset...we fought quite a bit, back and forth...I finally gained on her and put her down."
Rader murders VICKI WEGERLE
Since she lived down the street from me, I could watch [her] coming and going quite easily...we walked by and waved. She liked to work...it was just a neighborly thing...I manually strangled her when she started to scream."
Rader kills neighbor MARINE HEDGE
Bob Meadows. Lauren Comander in Wichita and Darla Atlas in Fort Worth
- Lauren Comander,
- Darla Atlas.
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