Dennis Rader, 2005 News
suspected serial killer, was arrested in February in Kansas and charged with ten counts of first-degree murder. In letters to news outlets, Rader called himself BTK, for bind, torture, kill—the methods he typically used in the grisly murders, which date back to 1974. Rader's neighbors were shocked to learn that he had been arrested. By many accounts, he was active in his church and had been a scout leader and an attentive husband and father. He pleaded guilty to the murders in June and in August was sentenced to ten life terms in prison.