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June 28, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A San Bernardino County jury Tuesday found former long-haul truck driver Wayne Adam Ford guilty of four counts of first-degree murder for the brutal slayings of three prostitutes and a hitchhiker, women whose bodies were dumped -- some dismembered -- in waterways across California. The jury's verdicts came after a week of deliberation and will make the Arcata, Calif., man eligible for the death penalty when his sentencing hearing begins July 12. "We got what we were seeking," said Deputy Dist.
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August 1, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Serial killer Wayne Adam Ford had few public admirers when Victoria Redstall, a former spokesmodel for breast enhancement supplements, breezed through the doors at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga determined to meet him. Redstall, a British-born actress from Studio City, admits to a lifelong fixation on serial killers and said meeting Ford in April -- to interview him for a documentary -- was "the dream of a lifetime."
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July 13, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Mary Ellen Sharp, one of the first witnesses called in the sentencing hearing of serial killer Wayne Adam Ford, on Wednesday told a San Bernardino County jury of the recurring nightmare she's had since her daughter's body was found in an aqueduct. She sees Ford's long, black big rig driving down the highway as he tosses her daughter's clothes out the window, and then she sees her daughter's face.
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July 13, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Mary Ellen Sharp, one of the first witnesses called in the sentencing hearing of serial killer Wayne Adam Ford, on Wednesday told a San Bernardino County jury of the recurring nightmare she's had since her daughter's body was found in an aqueduct. She sees Ford's long, black big rig driving down the highway as he tosses her daughter's clothes out the window, and then she sees her daughter's face.
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October 4, 1999 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wayne Adam Ford, the long-haul trucker accused of killing four women across the state, insisted in an interview last week that he is "not guilty of murder" but might deserve to spend the rest of his life in a psychiatric hospital. In his first interview since he walked into a Eureka, Calif., sheriff's station last November--carrying a woman's severed breast in a plastic bag--Ford linked his misdeeds to a brain injury he said he suffered in a highway accident about 15 years ago.
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November 19, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS and TOM GORMAN and ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Andy Lowery thought he had seen the type before when Wayne Adam Ford first walked into his Christian book and music shop a couple of years ago. "People who have problems come to see the Christian people," Lowery says. Ford said his marriage had busted up, he was losing touch with the toddler son he adored, his life was adrift. Lowery tried to help, selling Ford evangelical tracts and a Bible on tape to listen to on his trucking routes. He even took Ford to his men's Bible study group.
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November 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
Long-haul trucker Wayne Adam Ford, who has confessed to killing four women, told authorities he turned himself in to prevent himself from killing his ex-wife and leaving his cherished son an orphan. "He said he was ashamed of what he was doing and his anger was mostly directed against his wife and he was getting more angry at her every day" for keeping him from seeing their son, Humboldt County Coroner Frank Jager Jr. told the Associated Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
An Arcata man testified Tuesday that he came across the torso of a woman believed to be the first victim of accused serial killer Wayne Adam Ford while on a kayaking trip in Northern California. Ford, 44, is accused of murdering four women -- either prostitutes or hitchhikers -- across the state for personal satisfaction and sexual gratification in 1997 and 1998.
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November 10, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old woman has identified suspected serial killer Wayne Adam Ford as the man who picked her up in Santa Rosa in August and raped, beat and robbed her, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said Monday. Lt. Mike Brown said the department is seeking charges, including kidnapping and rape, against Ford, who is being held in Humboldt County Jail in lieu of $1-million bail.
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June 16, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
The night Wayne Adam Ford confessed to four grisly killings, he struggled to remember his own address and phone number, and fumbled through the simple task of removing his socks and combat boots. In a November 1998 videotape of Ford's interview with detectives, which defense lawyers played for jurors Thursday in their closing arguments of his serial murder trial, Ford slumped against a padded wall of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department after turning himself in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
A San Bernardino County jury Tuesday found former long-haul truck driver Wayne Adam Ford guilty of four counts of first-degree murder for the brutal slayings of three prostitutes and a hitchhiker, women whose bodies were dumped -- some dismembered -- in waterways across California. The jury's verdicts came after a week of deliberation and will make the Arcata, Calif., man eligible for the death penalty when his sentencing hearing begins July 12. "We got what we were seeking," said Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
The night Wayne Adam Ford confessed to four grisly killings, he struggled to remember his own address and phone number, and fumbled through the simple task of removing his socks and combat boots. In a November 1998 videotape of Ford's interview with detectives, which defense lawyers played for jurors Thursday in their closing arguments of his serial murder trial, Ford slumped against a padded wall of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department after turning himself in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2006 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
As he traveled across the state, long-haul trucker Wayne Adam Ford combed dark roadways for vulnerable young women -- women desperate enough to climb into the cab of his truck and trade sex for cash. Women, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday, who might not be missed. Four women did vanish in 1997 and 1998 after being picked up by Ford, and their naked bodies -- some of them dismembered -- washed up in aqueducts and other waterways.
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March 28, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
A year after the limbless torso washed ashore in a slough near Eureka, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department's lead investigator still had little to go on. The victim's identity remained a mystery, and every lead about the slaying proved fruitless. That is, until November 1998, when Wayne Adam Ford walked into the Humboldt County sheriff's station with a severed breast in a plastic bag and confessed to killing that woman and three others, Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
An Arcata man testified Tuesday that he came across the torso of a woman believed to be the first victim of accused serial killer Wayne Adam Ford while on a kayaking trip in Northern California. Ford, 44, is accused of murdering four women -- either prostitutes or hitchhikers -- across the state for personal satisfaction and sexual gratification in 1997 and 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt and Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writers
On the opening day of accused serial killer Wayne Adam Ford's trial Monday, a San Bernardino County prosecutor told jurors that the long-haul trucker strangled four women across the state for personal satisfaction and sexual pleasure. Ford, 44, walked into a Humboldt County sheriff's station in November 1998 with a woman's severed breast in a plastic bag in his pocket, saying it was "just the tip of the iceberg," San Bernardino County Deputy Dist. Atty. J. David Mazurek said in court.
NEWS
November 11, 1998 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-haul trucker Wayne Adam Ford, who allegedly confessed to killing four women over the past year, told authorities that he picked up at least five other women in Bakersfield since February for sex--but that each was alive when they got out of the cab of his truck, an investigator said Tuesday. Three of the women simply got out of his cab and walked away, but Ford said he had to lift two women down from his truck because they were still bound, said Kern County Sheriff's Det. Ron Taylor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
An accused serial killer had a "compromised state of mind" when he surrendered to authorities and revealed a severed breast he allegedly removed from one of his victims, a psychology professor testified Thursday in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
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October 4, 1999 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wayne Adam Ford, the long-haul trucker accused of killing four women across the state, insisted in an interview last week that he is "not guilty of murder" but might deserve to spend the rest of his life in a psychiatric hospital. In his first interview since he walked into a Eureka, Calif., sheriff's station last November--carrying a woman's severed breast in a plastic bag--Ford linked his misdeeds to a brain injury he said he suffered in a highway accident about 15 years ago.
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