In a surprising turn of events, Dennis Rader (AKA the BTK Killer) pleaded guilty to 10 counts of murder today. No insanity defense…no blaming his parents…nothing. You can read all the details in this news story.
My opinion? His defense lawyer probably told him he would not take the stand. Dennis obviouslly feeds on attention, hence the letters he wrote while he was killing, and this was the best way to get all eyes on himself. Shock everyone, get to tell your side of the story and get mentioned on every news program and in every printed form of media. And yes, I understand I am feeding his sickness by talking about him, but I am so shocked by this, I couldn’t fight the urge.