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July 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors dropped murder charges against attorney Kenneth Ponte, 41, in the serial killings of nine women in the New Bedford, Mass., area. The bodies had been found along highways in 1988 and 1989. Ponte had been indicted only in the killing of Rochelle Dopierala, with whom he admitted having a relationship. He had been the attorney for three other victims. All of the victims were drug abusers, and some were prostitutes.
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July 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Police are looking for DNA evidence to determine once and for all whether Albert DeSalvo really was the Boston Strangler, the sadist who killed 13 women in a string of attacks that terrorized the city in the early 1960s. DeSalvo admitted to the murders, which took place from 1962 to 1964, but police lacked the evidence to bring the factory worker to trial. Instead, he was tried for a series of unrelated assaults, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
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December 3, 1988 | Associated Press
State police followed trained dogs through the brush Friday in an area of southeastern Massachusetts where five bodies, four identified as women, have been found alongside highways since July. Authorities suspect that a serial killer may be responsible because the decomposed remains were found in a 6- to 8-mile radius, in dense woods within 25 feet of Interstate 195 and Route 140. Bristol County Dist. Atty. Ronald A.
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July 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors dropped murder charges against attorney Kenneth Ponte, 41, in the serial killings of nine women in the New Bedford, Mass., area. The bodies had been found along highways in 1988 and 1989. Ponte had been indicted only in the killing of Rochelle Dopierala, with whom he admitted having a relationship. He had been the attorney for three other victims. All of the victims were drug abusers, and some were prostitutes.
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July 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
Police are looking for DNA evidence to determine once and for all whether Albert DeSalvo really was the Boston Strangler, the sadist who killed 13 women in a string of attacks that terrorized the city in the early 1960s. DeSalvo admitted to the murders, which took place from 1962 to 1964, but police lacked the evidence to bring the factory worker to trial. Instead, he was tried for a series of unrelated assaults, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
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December 3, 1988 | Associated Press
State police followed trained dogs through the brush Friday in an area of southeastern Massachusetts where five bodies, four identified as women, have been found alongside highways since July. Authorities suspect that a serial killer may be responsible because the decomposed remains were found in a 6- to 8-mile radius, in dense woods within 25 feet of Interstate 195 and Route 140. Bristol County Dist. Atty. Ronald A.
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