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Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years for the BTK murders

Dennis Rader in handcuffs
Image: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo | Above: Dennis Rader escorted by deputies into the correctional facility in Kansas, United States, on Friday 19th August, 2005


He had started killing 30 years before and now the middle class killer in a middle American town was safely jailed away from further victims. He had sadistically executed neighbours both day and night, masturbating over the corpses of his victims.

Intelligent, media aware, patient and predatory he had bound, tortured and killed his victims, hence his acronym.

He revelled in his last moments in court before being sent to prison...