October 1, 2007
Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder, admitting to a series of slayings that began in the 1970s.
In a slew of taunting, cryptic messages to police, Rader nicknamed himself BTK, for “Bind, Torture, Kill.”
His sentencing date has not yet been set. But since Kansas adopted a new capital punishment law only after these particular crimes were committed, Rader will not face the death penalty.
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