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June 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
An alleged serial killer who is apparently making his way from town to town by hopping freight trains was charged Monday with murdering a father and daughter in Illinois, bringing to eight the number of slayings authorities link to him. Rafael Resendez-Ramirez was also put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. He is sought for questioning in five killings in Texas and one in Kentucky since August 1997.
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June 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
An alleged serial killer who is apparently making his way from town to town by hopping freight trains was charged Monday with murdering a father and daughter in Illinois, bringing to eight the number of slayings authorities link to him. Rafael Resendez-Ramirez was also put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. He is sought for questioning in five killings in Texas and one in Kentucky since August 1997.
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November 24, 1998 | Reuters
Police dug up a small plot of ground behind an apartment building Monday but failed to find any evidence that executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy had used it for a graveyard during a murder spree that ended 20 years ago. Police Commander John Thomas said two holes--dug after ground-penetrating radar indicated there might be something unusual--found only such items as a marble, a flattened sauce pan, wire and roots.
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November 24, 1998 | Reuters
Police dug up a small plot of ground behind an apartment building Monday but failed to find any evidence that executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy had used it for a graveyard during a murder spree that ended 20 years ago. Police Commander John Thomas said two holes--dug after ground-penetrating radar indicated there might be something unusual--found only such items as a marble, a flattened sauce pan, wire and roots.
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April 29, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The former Camp Pendleton Marine who confessed to slaying eight women in Southern California and Illinois was ordered held without bail Monday and placed on a round-the-clock suicide watch. Handcuffed and shackled at the legs, Andrew Urdiales, 32, appeared in a Chicago courtroom for his arraignment as his parents, two sisters and a brother sat nearby. While his brother kept a diary of the proceedings, one of his sisters prayed with rosary beads and his father consoled his mother.
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April 29, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The former Camp Pendleton Marine who confessed to slaying eight women in Southern California and Illinois, including a Laguna Beach woman, was ordered held without bail Monday and placed on a round-the-clock suicide watch. Handcuffed and shackled at the legs, Andrew Urdiales, 32, appeared in a Chicago courtroom for his arraignment shortly after noon, as his parents, two sisters and a brother sat nearby.
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March 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
A suspected serial killer who died of complications of AIDS while on Death Row confessed to killing 21 young men in a methodical murder rampage in which he lured victims with drugs, alcohol and money, his attorney said Tuesday. The disclosure provided some answers to a decade of haunting questions about the convicted killer, Larry Eyler, who died Sunday. Authorities had considered him the prime suspect in a string of murders across Illinois and Indiana in the early 1980s.
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March 22, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wayne Gacy's days repeat themselves, one after another, in the sort of well-ordered, stress-free routine that a maximum security prison can provide: Three square meals. Free time to correspond with pen pals. A regular pinochle game with fellow prisoners. And, when the spirit moves him, long hours devoted to painting. It is an existence Gacy has grown accustomed to after 14 years spent on Death Row at Menard Correctional Institute in southern Illinois.
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May 9, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only a final spate of legal maneuvers remains before John Wayne Gacy is slated to disappear into the annals of American crime as a prolific killer without a conscience who swathed himself in the reassuring trappings of middle-class life. Found guilty in the murders of 33 teen-age boys and young men, Gacy, 52, was expected to spend his final hours today at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Ill., where he is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
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April 29, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The former Camp Pendleton Marine who confessed to slaying eight women in Southern California and Illinois was ordered held without bail Monday and placed on a round-the-clock suicide watch. Handcuffed and shackled at the legs, Andrew Urdiales, 32, appeared in a Chicago courtroom for his arraignment as his parents, two sisters and a brother sat nearby. While his brother kept a diary of the proceedings, one of his sisters prayed with rosary beads and his father consoled his mother.
NEWS
April 29, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The former Camp Pendleton Marine who confessed to slaying eight women in Southern California and Illinois, including a Laguna Beach woman, was ordered held without bail Monday and placed on a round-the-clock suicide watch. Handcuffed and shackled at the legs, Andrew Urdiales, 32, appeared in a Chicago courtroom for his arraignment shortly after noon, as his parents, two sisters and a brother sat nearby.
NEWS
May 9, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only a final spate of legal maneuvers remains before John Wayne Gacy is slated to disappear into the annals of American crime as a prolific killer without a conscience who swathed himself in the reassuring trappings of middle-class life. Found guilty in the murders of 33 teen-age boys and young men, Gacy, 52, was expected to spend his final hours today at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, Ill., where he is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wayne Gacy's days repeat themselves, one after another, in the sort of well-ordered, stress-free routine that a maximum security prison can provide: Three square meals. Free time to correspond with pen pals. A regular pinochle game with fellow prisoners. And, when the spirit moves him, long hours devoted to painting. It is an existence Gacy has grown accustomed to after 14 years spent on Death Row at Menard Correctional Institute in southern Illinois.
NEWS
March 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
A suspected serial killer who died of complications of AIDS while on Death Row confessed to killing 21 young men in a methodical murder rampage in which he lured victims with drugs, alcohol and money, his attorney said Tuesday. The disclosure provided some answers to a decade of haunting questions about the convicted killer, Larry Eyler, who died Sunday. Authorities had considered him the prime suspect in a string of murders across Illinois and Indiana in the early 1980s.
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