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GUEST,Stilly River Sage BS: green river killer...finally caught? (14) BS: Green River Killer--reopen thread 03 Nov 03

I did the power search and found this thread closed. Since we really don't need a whole new thread I hope Joe will simply append this to the old "Green River Killer--Finally Caught?" thread and let it remain open. This article contains substantial information on the topic that is of interest to a lot of Northwestern Mudcatters.

This is an update on that discussion. The full article is here.

It starts:

    Published: Monday, November 3, 2003

    Guilty pleas in Green River killings would set grisly record

    By Gene Johnson
    Associated Press

    SEATTLE -- This week, a slight man with thick glasses, a man who has been married three times and is the father of one child, is to stand before a judge who will ask him at least 48 times how he pleads to separate charges of murder.

    Each time, Gary Leon Ridgway will respond "guilty," sources involved with the case have told The Associated Press. When it's over Wednesday, he will have more murders on his record than any other serial killer in the nation's history. And a mystery that confounded detectives for two decades will come to a close.

    Ridgway, 54, a longtime painter at Kenworth Truck Co., is expected to admit being the Green River Killer, named for the river south of Seattle where the first victims were found.

    The plea would spare him the death penalty in King County, instead assuring him life in prison without parole, the sources said. However, two of the bodies on the official list of Green River victims were found in Oregon, which has capital punishment, and it is still unclear whether Ridgway will plead to those.

The rest is online.

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