Green River Killer admits to his 49th murder

February 22nd, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 62-year-old Gary L. Ridgway may be the worst serial killer currently living in the United States after he admitted to the killing of almost 70 people. Officers dubbed Ridgway the “Green River Killer”.

Most of Ridgway’s victims were prostitutes and way-warders that strayed into his path. On Friday, Ridgway told investigators at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent that he was responsible for the disappearance and the death of 20-year-old Rebecca “Becky” Marrero back in 1982. It was just last December that her body was found.

The irony of the issue is that Ridgway would avoid the death penalty because he has a plea bargain with the authorities. In exchange, he has cooperated with the investigations to find the bodies of most of his victims.

Becky was his 49th victim and the family members say that the deal that Ridgway has struck with the investigators upsets them to the core.

Becky’s sister, Mary Marrero, was furious with the deal and told the court that, “What does it take to get the death penalty in the state of Washington, your honor?… It makes me sick to my stomach that he beat the system.”

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