Dennis Rader: The BTK Killer

Timeline created by tim.waddell7
  • Murder of Otero family

    Murder of Otero family
    Joesph:
    Place of Death:803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita

    Cause of Death: Suffocated
    Weapon: Plastic Bag Julie:
    Place of Death: 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita
    Cause of Death: Strangled
    Weapon: Rope Joesph Jr.:
    Place of Death: 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita
    Cause of Death: Suffocated
    Weapon: Plastic Bag Josephine:
    Place of Death: 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita

    Cause of Death: Hanged from a drainage pipe
    Weapon: Rope
  • Murder of Kathryn Bright

    Murder of Kathryn Bright
    Place of Death: 3217 East 13th Street North, Wichita

    Cause of Death: Stabbed once in the back and once in the lower abdomen

    Weapon: Knife
  • Murder of Shirley Vian

    Murder of Shirley Vian
    Place of Death: 1311 South Hydraulic Street, Wichita

    Cause of Death: Strangled
    Weapon: Rope
  • Murder of Nancy Fox

    Murder of Nancy Fox
    Place of Death: 843 South Pershing Street, Wichita

    Cause of Death: Strangled
    Weapon: Belt
  • Murder of Marine Hedge

    Murder of Marine Hedge
    Place of Death: 6254 North Independence Street, Park City

    Cause of Death: Strangled
    Weapon: Rader's Hands
  • Murder of Vicki Wegerle

    Murder of Vicki Wegerle
    Place of Death:2404 West 13th Street North, Wichita
    Cause of Death: Strangled

    Weapon: Nylon Stocking
  • Murder of Dolores E. Davis

    Murder of Dolores E. Davis
    Place of Death: 6226 North Hillside Street, Wichita
    Cause of Death: Strangled

    Weapon: Pantyhose
  • Day Rader was Charged

    Day Rader was Charged
    Charged with 10 counts of first degree murder
    He also pleaded not guilty
  • Scheduled Trial Date

    Scheduled Trial Date
    He changed his plea to guilty
    Described the murders without emotion
  • Sentencing Date

    Sentencing Date
    Sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences