Green River Killer HEADLINES
In addition to sentencing Gary Leon Ridgway to life in prison, King County Superior Court Judge Richard Jones told the Green River Killer he'll also have to pay $480,000 in punitive fines.
Statement by King County Superior Court Judge Richard Jones:
A few forgave him. Many told him to burn in hell. Some families of the Green River Killer's victims said Gary Leon Ridgway did not matter at all, and refused to include him in their thoughts.
After listening for more than two hours as his victims' loved ones told him how he'd devastated their lives, Green River Killer Gary Leon Ridgway apologized Thursday.
Today, it's their turn.
The handcuffs were a badge of pride for the cop who carried them, like a ballplayer's old glove. Once shiny, they had worn to a dull gray over decades of use.
King County sheriff's investigators logged 20,000 hours of overtime this year to guard confessed serial killer Gary Ridgway and search dozens of sites where he said he dumped bodies.
Green River Killer Gary Leon Ridgway is finished leading investigators to places where he dumped women's bodies after strangling them during a nearly 20-year killing spree.
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway's plea bargain could save King County as much as $10 million in court and investigative costs the government had budgeted had his case gone to trial, according to King County Executive Ron Sims.
Ted Bundy knew the Green River Killer like the back of his hand.
Searchers Wednesday returned to a site near Kent where confessed Green River serial killer Gary Ridgway said he left a body.
EVERETT - Snohomish County detectives plan to take a good look at Green River Killer Gary Ridgway as a potential suspect in four unsolved slayings in the county.
Forty years ago, a 6-year-old boy in a cowboy hat asked Gary Ridgway a question:
For the five months after he agreed to cooperate with detectives, confessed Green River Killer Gary Ridgway lived in a 10 foot-by-12 foot room on the ground floor of an office building in an industrial stretch of South Seattle.
Green River killer Gary Leon Ridgway sent an anonymous letter to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer nearly 20 years ago in what the newspaper said Friday was a "brazen attempt to throw off investigators."
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