July 2, 1993 |
Police linked Joel Rifkin to the murder of a 13th woman, another step in an investigation the suspected serial killer watched from the isolation of his jail cell. His reading material included the morning's Daily News, which carried the headline "PORTRAIT OF A MONSTER." And he has access to television. "He's aware of the circus atmosphere," said Rifkin's lawyer, Robert Sale. The latest body was that of a Latino woman found in July, 1991, in Lower Manhattan.
June 30, 1993 |
A man who said he had killed 17 prostitutes during the past two years led police to the buried remains of two women Tuesday, providing the first physical evidence to support his claim, investigators said. One source said documents apparently identifying many victims were found in the suspect's home. Joel Rifkin, an unemployed gardener, made the claim of serial killings after he was pulled over for traffic violations Monday and an officer discovered a woman's decomposed body in his pickup.
February 2, 1991 |
Serial murderer Arthur J. Shawcross was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 250 years in prison for the killings of 10 women in the Rochester area since early 1988. "If anybody ever deserved the maximum sentence, it was Shawcross," said prosecutor Charles Siragusa, who said he would have asked for the death penalty if it were an option in New York.
January 6, 1990 |
A paroled killer charged in the slayings of eight women was ordered held without bail Friday, and authorities said they have linked him to a total of 11 killings committed during the last two years. The break in the serial slayings was "just a matter of luck," one of the police officers who had spotted the suspect's car from a helicopter said.
August 9, 1992 |
A grand jury has indicted a man who admitted killing six girls or women. The indictment naming Nathaniel White, 32, was handed down Friday and will be unsealed Monday, said Dist. Atty. Frank Phillips. Bernard Brady, White's attorney, said the charge likely involved the slaying of 14-year-old Christine Klebbe, whose body was found last Tuesday by police following White's directions.
August 7, 1992 |
When two women vanished after leaving a bar with a stranger last month, the family of one took turns staking out Club Bluenote in hopes of spotting the man. He turned up Sunday on Ladies' Night and they called police. Police say the work of Angelina Hopkins' family led to the arrest of Nathaniel White for the slayings of Hopkins, her friend Brenda Whiteside and three other Hudson Valley women and a teen-ager in the past year and a half.