Serial Killer's Grisly Confession Comes With Offer to 'Help' Girls He Killed

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Green River Killer Gary RidgwayFinally nailing the so-called Green River Killer was supposed to be a coup for cops. Gary Ridgway has been sitting in prison since he confessed to 48 murders in 2003. His confession helped him avoid the death penalty, but now he's got another equally shocking confession.

Hold on to your hats and grab some tissues; it's a heartbreaker. The Green River Killer says he didn't kill 48 women and teenagers. He didn't kill 49 women and teenagers (another body was found in 2011). He killed a whole lot more.

Daughters.

Sisters.

Moms.

As many as 80 of them.

At least, that's what Ridgway is saying now. The Green River Killer has almost doubled the number of murders he copped to, when prosecutors took the death penalty off the table.

Now he claims he wants to help find all those bodies, to help give closure to the families.

Right.

A serial killer who wants to HELP us?

And I've got a bridge in Brooklyn, real cheap, y'all. Real cheap.

Maybe Ridgway will help some families get closure in this. Or maybe he'll just giggle wickedly as he sends police on a wild goose chase. Who knows.

If he really did kill 80 some women, it's a sobering reminder of the precarious position prosecutors are put in when they're trying a case. This plea deal got a monster off the streets. It gave closure to 48 families, to parents like those of young Colleen Brockman or Carrie Rois, both of whom were only 15 when they were murdered by Ridgway.

But what about the others?

The prosecutors had to get this guy off the streets so he didn't kill again -- and despite taking the death penalty off the table, there's no chance he'll see the light of day again. But they had to do it with what they had available at the time, to take his word on the 48 crimes.

It's easy to criticize the police and the prosecution from the outside, but this is their day-to-day. They have to make the best bet based on some really crappy hands. I know I don't envy the position they were in then, and I certainly don't envy the one the Green River Killer has put them in now.

Now they have to take his word if they want to give closure to more families, to find more bodies, probably more innocent kids. They have to trust a serial killer.

What do you think police should do here? Do you think he's telling the truth?

 

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adamat34 adamat34

I think the police should at least try to assume hes being truthful. They owe it to find these girls if possible. No harm in trying. Hes locked up forever. Those girls deserve justice too.

Stacie Beck

I THINK THE POLICE SHOULD GIVE A LOOK INTO THIS. IF FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES FAILS THEN THEY KNOW HE IS A LIAR. I DO HOPE HE BEING TRUTHFUL TO ALLOW MORE TO BE FOUND AND GIVE SOMEONE CLOSURE.

Ashley Littlejohn

He gets more attention if he is truthful than if he lies. He craves the attention so it's suits his needs to help bring closure to the families.

lmh84 lmh84

I believe that he did kill more people. He's already got life in prison so it can't get any worse for him. As for helping the police find them, he can sit his butt right in the prison cell and tell them where to look. The police can do the rest.

Irela... Ireland69

I hope he is telling the truth about helping, families deserve to know about their love ones.  The cops should see if he is telling the truth. Maybe he does have remorse you never know.

Heather Lester

If he did in fact kill more, he was only charged on the ones he copped to when the death penalty was taken down.  These new women... he can be charged seperately for them and very well they can put the death penalty back for those 30+ extra deaths because he has already confessed to them and led police to the bodies. 

nonmember avatar Anony Mou'se

He may be telling some truth. But he is doing it to manipulate, and to achieve his own purposes. Sociopaths don't have altruistic motives.
Ever notice how in every picture of him he looks into the camera directly as if he is going to overpower the viewer with his intense gaze?
I saw a man like that once in Seattle during the time of the Green River killings, back in the mid 80s. I parked at a little park looking over the city skyline, a few spaces away from this man in a van or truck. The whole time I was there he would not take his eyes of me, and had a very similarly intense glare. It creeped me out so bad I left after 10 minutes.
I wondered then if he could be the G.R. killer. After seeing Ridgeway's glare I believe it might have been.

Lona Rowlett

I understand our laws to a point!!!! BUT!!, I do not believe any person that has commented this type of crime should get a plea deal!!!!!! Why should taxpayers spend their money to support people like this... If a person confess's or we have the evidence (DNA), then they should be put to death!!!!! And I mean now, not 20 years from now!!!!

Crystal Rider

It deserves to be looked into. It may be a wild goose chase but if there is a remote possibility that there are more bodies. They deserved to be found and put to rest. 

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