posted on Nov, 5 2003 @ 02:11 PM
Gary Ridgway, the former truck painter suspected of being the Green River Killer, went into court Wednesday and pleaded guilty to 48 murders,
more than any other serial killer in U.S. history.
it's good that this guy is off the streets, but apparently he's been a suspect in the green river murders since 1984. ouch. he was arrested under
the strength of DNA evidence, and confessed to avoid the death penalty. it's sad that this case had to wait 19 years to be solved.
edit: on second thought, H. H. Holmes
was probably America's most
prolific serial killer, with his estimated murders at around 133. (yes, really.) but, since that was in the late 1800s, the numbers really can't be
substantiated at this late date. so 48 is the most confirmed murders by a US serial killer.
[Edited on 11/5/2003 by MorningtonCrescent]