February 26 2005

Yahoo! News – Kan. Police Make Arrest in BTK Killings

Yahoo! News – Kan. Police Make Arrest in BTK Killings

Anyone who knows me knows that I am fascinated by serial killers. I don’t want to be one, don’t think they are great guys, I just find the psychology amazing.

BTK though…this guy doesn’t fit the traditional mold. He almost seems to have desired the public attention. From the above linked article:

Another letter to the newspaper also underscored BTK’s need for recognition.

“How about some name for me, its time: 7 down and many more to go,” it read in part. “I like the following. How about you? ‘THE B.T.K STRANGLER, ‘WICHITA STRANGLER’, ‘POETIC STRANGLER’, ‘THE BONDAGE STRANGER’ OR ‘PSYCHO’, ‘THE WICHITA HANGMAN’, ‘THE WICHITA EXECUTIONER,’ ‘THE GAROTE PHATHOM’, ‘THE ASPHYXIATER’.”

That is HIGHLY unusual. Typically serial killers may enjoy taunting the police, but looking for national attention? Highly odd.

If this does turn out to be him, I will be very interested in the studies done on him.

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