Dennis Rader

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Dennis Rader
Background information
Birth nameDennis Lynn Rader
Also known asBill Thomas Killman
Born (1945-03-09) March 9, 1945 (age 78)
Pittsburg, Kansas[1]
PenaltyLife imprisonment
Number of victims10
Span of killings1974–1991
CountryUnited States
Date apprehendedFebruary 25, 2005

Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945[1] ) is an American serial killer. He murdered 10 people near Wichita, Kansas between 1974 and 1991.[1] He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). BTK stands for Bind, Torture, Kill.[1] He was named this because that was what he did to the people he killed. Letters were written soon after the killings and sent to police and to local news outlets. They talked about the crimes. The letters had information which only the killer and police knew about the crimes. The letters stopped being sent for a long time. In 2004, they started being sent again. This led to him being located in 2005 and found guilty of the murders. Rader was sentenced to at least 175 years imprisonment.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Dennis Rader Biography". Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. "BTK killer gets maxmum life sentence". NBC News.