BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms Thursday at a hearing that produced an outpouring of emotion and anger from families of the people he stabbed and strangled while terrorizing the Wichita area starting in the 1970s.
"As far as I'm concerned, Dennis Rader does not deserve to live. I want him to suffer as much as he made his victims suffer," said Beverly Plapp, sister of victim Nancy Fox. "This man needs to be thrown in a deep, dark hole and left to rot. He should never, ever see the light of day ... On the day he dies, Nancy and all of his victims will be waiting with God and watching him as he burns in hell."
The two-day hearing also included rambling, sometimes-tearful testimony from Rader, who apologized to his family and victims, thanked the police, and offered Biblical quotes. Some family members walked out of court during Rader's half hour of testimony, saying they did not want to give him the time of day.
"A dark side is there, but now I think light is beginning to shine,'' Rader said, his voice choking at times. ``Hopefully someday God will accept me," reports Guardian.
According to Telegraph, after killing 11-year-old Josephine Otero and three other members of her family in 1974, Rader customized a Barbie doll to look like the girl. He gagged the doll and bound its wrists, knees, ankles, just as he had bound the girl.
He later strangled a 53-year-old neighbor and then took her body to a church, where he posed her in various bondage positions on the altar and took photographs.
"I do realize that the atrocious crimes I committed were the acts of a monster. I'm away from society now. I'll do my healing in prison," said Rader.
Rader, 60, was arrested in February and pleaded guilty in June to stalking, torturing and killing 7 women, two children and one man. He is not eligible for the death penalty because Kansas did not reinstate capital punishment until after his crimes, which ran from 1974 to 1991, reminds IOL.