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  True Life Crimes - A collection of crime stories of some of the most famous and fascinating true crimes in history and ...
Gary Ridgway, known as the "Green River Killer", is one of the most prolific serial killers in the history of the United States.
Gary Ridgway claimed an addiction to prostitutes and most of his victims were either prostitutes and female teenage runaways.
Gary Ridgway also used the bodies of his victims for the purpose of necrophilia.
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  Gary Ridgway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah), known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.
Ridgway was raised in a seemingly stable home in Auburn, Washington, but his mother reportedly dominated the household and, especially, her son.
Ridgway was arrested in 1982 and 2001 for charges related to prostitution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_Ridgway   (1071 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: The Banality of Gary: A Green River Chiller
Ridgway admitted, too, that he was sorely tempted to kill his mother, his second wife and his third wife (who began divorce proceedings after her husband's confession).
Ridgway's gift was to bury evil so deeply in the trappings of an ordinary life that it did not exist -- except on the nights when he was out polishing his career skills.
Ridgway told the psychologist about wetting the bed until his early teens, and that he had vivid memories of his mother washing his genitals afterward.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A46390-2003Nov15?language=printer   (2422 words)

  
 The Green River Killer
Gary went on to serve two years in the Navy and was stationed one of those years in San Diego during the early 1970’s and married his first wife.
Throughout his life, Gary was known to solicit prostitutes, but no one could have ever in their wildest dreams suspected his intentions.
Gary was a suspect as far back at 1984 when the boy friend of one of the victims identified her as getting into the back of a pickup truck belonging to Ridgway, but due to lack of evidence, the investigators feared that they would not get a conviction.
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 Green River Killer Guilty
Ridgway worked as a painter for 30 years at the Kenworth plant in Renton, which is at 47 N., for peace, and 122 W., for cursing.
Ridgway's mother was a dominant usurper of authority, who fit the description of a person under the power of the Prostitute of Babylon.
Ridgway murdered prostitutes to represent the Satanic attack on the Prostitute of Babylon, the evil female who is often empowered by Satan as the goddess of love throughout history.
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 CNN.com - Green River Killer avoids death in plea deal - Nov. 6, 2003
Ridgway pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated murder and agreed to provide information to help locate remains lost for nearly two decades in exchange for prosecutors agreeing not to seek the death penalty.
Ridgway confessed to killing five women whose names were not among the known Green River victims, and his lawyers said he could face charges in other jurisdictions, as well.
Ridgway, who was arrested in 2001, had been scheduled for trial in July 2004 in connection with the deaths of seven of the women.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/11/05/green.river.killings   (975 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay:Gary Leon Ridgway pleads guilty to murdering 48 Green River Killer victims on November 5, 2003.
Ridgway admitted killing 42 women whom police had attributed to the Green River Killer plus six more whose deaths they were either unaware of or had not connected to the serial killings.
Ridgway has been in custody since November 30, 2001, when he was arrested and charged with the murders of four women.
Gary Ridgway was a truck painter from Kent who made the list of suspects because he patronized prostitutes who frequented Pacific Highway South in (then) unincorporated King County.
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 THE GREEN RIVER KILLER: Gary Leon Ridgway   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) is a former truck painter and the most prolific serial killer in American history.
In his statement accompanying his guilty plea, Ridgway explained all of his victims had been killed inside of King County, Washington, and that he had transported and dumped the remains of the two women near Portland, Oregon, to confuse the police.
Rule once again validates her standing as one of the pre-eminent chroniclers of modern serial murder, calling upon her experience as a former police officer and a civilian adviser to the VICAP Task Force to present a nuanced and easily comprehensible account of the hunt for the man responsible for at least 48 killings.
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 Gary Ridgway now holds record for serial killings : Indybay
Ridgway, 54, struck a plea bargain that will spare him from execution and result in a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Ridgway, of the Seattle suburb of Auburn, was arrested in 2001 as he left his longtime job as a painter at a truck company.
Ridgway had been a suspect as early as 1984, when Marie Malvar's boyfriend reported that he last saw her getting into a pickup truck identified as Ridgway's.
www.indybay.org /newsitems/2003/11/05/16575431.php   (799 words)

  
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Seattle WA Gary Ridgway's ex-wife can write a tell-all memoir about her life with the Green River Killer and not have to share the profits with families of his victims, a King County judge ruled yesterday.
Judith Mawson, formerly Judith Ridgway, was named along with her ex-husband in a 2001 wrongful death suit brought by Kathy Mills, the mother of one of Gary Ridgway's victims, Opal Mills.
Seattle WA The ex-wife of Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is expected to be in court later this month to argue she has the right to sell her story and enjoy any profits that result from talking about her life with the serial killer.
www.crimezzz.net /serialkiller_news/RIDGWAY_gary_leon.php   (2063 words)

  
 The Devil We Now Know (Seattle Weekly)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ridgway told investigators that he had killed Lee, McGuiness, and Osborne, but he either couldn't recall where he left their bodies, or the site was impossible to search because of subsequent development.
Ridgway told detectives that he grew upset each time some of his victims' remains were found, not because he feared apprehension but mostly because he felt he was being robbed of something that belonged to him.
Ridgway was able to kill so many people, the vast majority of them desperate young girls who weren't worldly enough to anticipate the danger of a seemingly ordinary man, because for a time police failed to notice that a serial killer was at work.
www.seattleweekly.com /news/0346/031112_news_greenriver.php   (4258 words)

  
 Atlanta,Georgia,11Alive,ATLANTA,News,Weather,Doppler,sports,events
"Gary Ridgway is an evil creature who I would condemn to many many long years of anguish and despair," Nancy Gabbert, mother of victim Sandra Gabbert, told the court and Ridgway at his sentencing.
Ridgway, who confessed last month to strangling 48 women over the past two decades, faces life in prison without the possibility of release or parole.
Ridgway was arrested Nov. 30, 2001, after detectives linked his DNA to sperm found in three of the earliest victims.
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 Green River Killer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ridgway was D student at Tyee High School in SeaTac, WA, he graduated class of 1969, at the age of 20.
That stopped by the time Ridgway and his second wife divorced in 1981, but coworkers remember Ridgway carried a Bible, flirted with the females, told filthy jokes, offered to fix a coworker up with a prostitute, joked around about his own fondness of prostitutes and seemed preoccupied with his appearance.
Ridgway was arrested in November 2001 after detectives linked his DNA to sperm found in three of the earliest victims.
www.insidethecriminalmind.com /greenriverkiller.html   (2252 words)

  
 Serial killer confesses to save self / He strangled at least 48 women -- many prostitutes
Others were angry it had taken to so long to solve the case, even though Ridgway had been identified as a suspect in 1983 and had provided saliva samples with his DNA in 1987.
Ridgway said in his statement that he killed prostitutes because they were easy to pick up without being noticed.
According to the plea bargain, Ridgway agreed to stand by his confession, even if he is prosecuted in other counties or states where he could face the death penalty.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/06/MNGVO2RD851.DTL   (928 words)

  
 Reference for Gary Ridgway - Search.com
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.
Ridgway was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Rita Steinman and Thomas Newton Ridgway.
On November 5, 2003, Ridgway entered a guilty plea to 48 charges of aggravated first degree murder as part of a plea bargain, agreed to in June, that would spare him execution in exchange for his cooperation in locating the remains of his victims and providing other details.
www.search.com /reference/Gary_Ridgway   (1630 words)

  
 Gary Leon Ridgeway: The Green River Killer
Gary Ridgway, 54, admitted in court, to avoid the death penalty, in exchange for life in prison without parole.
This was the only known instance of Ridgway trying to contact the media, and an FBI expert concluded that the Green River Serial Killer had not in fact written it (Ridgway has since conformed having written it).
Gary Leon Ridgway of Auburn, Washington, was charged with four counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of women blamed on the Green River Killer.
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 AlterNet: The Truth About the Green River Killer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ridgway was a married man and a father, a white guy from Auburn, Washington who held the same job for 30 years--and who got away with killing one female after another for over 20 years.
At least one-third of Ridgway's female victims were girls and women of color, and the vast majority were under the age of 22.
Ridgway, an extreme incarnation of a brutal misogynist, considered killing female prostitutes a "career." He felt proud of what he did, and thought he was damn good at it.
www.alternet.org /story/17171   (1649 words)

  
 Gary Ridgeway - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.
Ridgway was raised in a seemingly stable home in Auburn, Washington, but his mother reportedly dominated the household and, especially, her son.
Ridgway was arrested in 1982 and 2001 for charges related to prostitution.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Gary_Ridgeway   (1035 words)

  
 TIME.com: River Of Death -- Jun. 3, 2002 -- Page 3
Their mother was, in Greg's words, "a strong woman." Gary Ridgway's second wife Marcia said the mother completely dominated the boys' father and that the young Ridgway once saw his mother break a plate over his father's head at the dinner table.
Ridgway's ex-wives and ex-girlfriends later told police he wanted sex several times a day, often outside in the nearby woods — in some cases in areas where Green River victims were discovered.
Ridgway told police in March 1986 he had a fixation on prostitutes, saying they affected him "as strongly as alcohol does an alcoholic," in the words of the police report.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,250023-3,00.html   (1055 words)

  
 Gary Ridgway Biography (Murderer) — Infoplease.com
Ridgway grew up in the Seattle area and worked as a truck painter at the time of the killings, most of which occurred in a 19-month period beginning in 1982.
In 1984 Ridgway was identified as a suspect (he had been seen with one of the victims shortly before she went missing), but the investigation didn't turn up any hard evidence against him.
Ridgway, who after his arrest led police to four more bodies, confessed to killing 42 of the 49 victims on the list, plus six others not on the list.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/garyridgway.html   (371 words)

  
 CNN.com - 'Green River Killer' sentenced to life in prison - Dec. 19, 2003
Ridgway pleaded guilty November 5 to 48 counts of aggravated first-degree murder and offered to help investigators find the undiscovered remains of his victims.
In his confession, Ridgway said he killed because he hated prostitutes and didn't want to pay them for sex; that he dumped their bodies in the Green River and other inconspicuous parts of King County; and that he killed so many women he had a hard time keeping them straight.
Ridgway was arrested November 30, 2001, after detectives linked his DNA to sperm found in three of the earliest victims.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/12/18/green.river.sentencing/index.html   (978 words)

  
 OpEdRidgway031105.
In October of this year, Maurice F. Burge, 24, was charged in the abduction of a 28-year-old Gary, IN woman at gunpoint, but the woman turned the tables on him and shot Burge in the face with her own 9mm handgun.
In Ridgway’s own Washington State, registered sex offender Richard E. Lyons was killed July 4, 1991 when he broke into a West Seattle home and attempted to rape a woman, after tying up the woman’s mother and her 24-year-old son.
Gary Ridgway is behind bars, but other sexual psychopaths still lurk our communities, hunting and stalking more victims.
www.ccrkba.org /pub/rkba/press-releases/OpEdRidgway031105.html   (980 words)

  
 News - StatesmanJournal.com
Ridgway, long a suspect in the case, was arrested Nov. 30, 2001, as he left his job at Kenworth Truck Co. in Renton, where he has painted trucks since 1971.
Ridgway dumped them in clusters of three, four, five and six “because I wanted to keep track of all the women I killed,” he said in his statement.
Ridgway, in interviews with detectives, said he was asked by about 50 prostitutes over the years whether he was the Green River Killer, as police and news accounts refer to the murderer.
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 Death sentence affirmed for Dayva Cross
"Gary Ridgway is but a single case, an instance of what we hope were unique and horrible crimes," Justice Tom Chambers wrote for the majority.
Ridgway was spared because a highly respected, honorable and thoughtful prosecutor made the decision to stay the hand of the executioner in return for information that would otherwise have died some midnight within the walls of the state penitentiary.
The Ridgway case does not 'stand alone,' as characterized by the majority, but instead is symptomatic of a system where all mass murderers have, to date, escaped the death penalty.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/265043_deathpenalty31.html   (1778 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
In 2001, investigators eventually got their man. Gary Ridgway was arrested, and as part of a controversial deal which helped him avoid the death penalty, pled guilty to killing 48 women.
RIDGWAY: This is one I took to work and I killed her in the morning on the way to work.
RIDGWAY: I dumped a women off, forget her name, at the park and in the last couple days I thought it was on the other side but it was at the park and I don't think I went back and got her head.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0402/18/lkl.00.html   (6188 words)

  
 The American Spectator
Ridgway tentatively agreed to plead guilty to 48 brutal murders on the condition that he will not receive the death penalty for his actions.
Ridgway, however, relied on his small stature, pasty complexion, and a picture of his son, from the second of his three marriages, to put his victims at ease.
Ridgway felt the same way about his victims, but, unlike Maleng, he did not allow them the luxury of bargaining for their lives.
www.spectator.org /dsp_article.asp?art_id=5783   (781 words)

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