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    off topic

    doesn't the GreenRiver guy look a little like Christian Slater? He sure does on today's CNN photo.

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    I was reading about how many people he killed and how long it took to catch him. So sad that all those people had to die. Now he is doing a plea deal to save his butt. I guess it will save tax payers lots of money. Won't have to spend on lawyers and appeals.
    Prayers for all murdered wives and children. My posts are my opinion only.

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    Yep, he pled guilty to 48 counts of murder to save his sorry behind!

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    WA - Gary Ridgway, Green River Killer

    If ever a case shows the abritary nature of the Death Penalty it's this one. Let me first state my position, emotionally I am for it, from a moral point of view howver I think it is wrong.

    What is it imposed for, the number of murders, the brutality involved, the calculated planning, what, because the Green River Murder guy must surely be a candidate for DP. However because of his deal he has escaped, I reckon this deal will strengthen anti DP arguments no end

    'England confides that every man will do his duty'".

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    He is one scary guy.

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    Let's look up all the profilers' predictions about the Green River Killer. How close were they?

    Here's a summary of John Douglas' opinion, from Mindhunter. (His famous collapse came during his work on the Green River case.)

    "...a physically powerful, inadequate,underemployed white male, comfortable with the river, who felt no removesr for what he was doing...a man on a mission who'd had humiliating experiences with women and was now out to punsih as many as he could...no mental giant...unsophisticated..."

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    He might still get the death penalty. I heard there's another state involved with at least two murders. I believe they want him next and there are no deals to be made! Hopefully, they'll fry him.

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    Hugh, I take it the absolute opposite than you do. I think this deal will support pro-death penalty activists' arguments. No deals! That's what I support. However, I believe Mr. GreenRiverKiller may still get the death penalty in another state, so he's not out of the woods yet. I think another state has him on at least two murders and they're not making any deals.

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    Originally posted by Maxi
    Let's look up all the profilers' predictions about the Green River Killer. How close were they?

    Here's a summary of John Douglas' opinion, from Mindhunter. (His famous collapse came during his work on the Green River case.)

    "...a physically powerful, inadequate,underemployed white male, comfortable with the river, who felt no removesr for what he was doing...a man on a mission who'd had humiliating experiences with women and was now out to punsih as many as he could...no mental giant...unsophisticated..."
    Not physically powerful, I don't think, but the rest looks pretty accurate. But most of that goes without saying. What happy, well employed, remorseful, intelligent, etc person goes around killing people? If you don't have any hang-ups, you have no reason to harm anyone else.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    What I'd like to know is what's the deal with this guy's wife. A good portion of the murder's took place in the home, and some were buried right in their yard.

    And she never noticed anything weird going on????????????


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    Has anyone done any FINANCIAL calculations on this case? How many times would his victims have been arrested and jailed for prostitution if he had not killed them? How much money was saved there? How much disease would they have transmitted if he had not killed them? What were the financial savings there?
    How much worse would property values have been if all those prostitutes had been out plying their trade? I think one reason he may have escaped the death penalty is that while he is a murderer many times over, no one really seems too upset by that fact. What is the cost of giving him free medical care as he ages versus the cost of killing him?

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    Wow. I think they should execute him and make prostitution legal.

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    I guess the plea deal saves them a trial and all the appeals that go on for 10-20 years. They still have to feed and keep him plus all the appeals so maybe this is the cheap way out. I heard on TV someone saying he may end up like Dahmer. He will be in general population.

    I do feel he deserves the Death Penalty.
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    Originally posted by Toth
    Has anyone done any FINANCIAL calculations on this case? How many times would his victims have been arrested and jailed for prostitution if he had not killed them? How much money was saved there? How much disease would they have transmitted if he had not killed them? What were the financial savings there?
    How much worse would property values have been if all those prostitutes had been out plying their trade? I think one reason he may have escaped the death penalty is that while he is a murderer many times over, no one really seems too upset by that fact. What is the cost of giving him free medical care as he ages versus the cost of killing him?


    TOTH... PLEASEEEEEE tell me you're not justifying these women being killed. WHILE THEY had terrible pasts, prostitution, drugs and all... they do not deserve to have someone take their life.

    Please tell me you're not thinking what I think you are...

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    The wife is new.... I don't think she was around back when the father of one of the victims went looking for her and found her truck at Gary's house.

    On another note....Gary has been a suspect right along.
    He was actually one of the first men to be investigated and the second for that matter. During that second investigation police took the swab of his mouth which 10 years later resulted in a DNA match.

    So much fo saving taxpayer dollars...
    The GreenRiver case was one of the most exspensive cases in US history.
    My BIG question is where the hell and what the hell has Gary been up to for 14 years????
    The GR killings stopped in 89. Are we to beleive that he just stopped?
    Where was he and what was he doing?
    IMO the police got a little bit to close with the mouth swab and he changed his MO.
    I do not believe he stopped...
    Stopping after 12 years does not fit the profile of a serial killer.
    Gary was origianlly investigated BEFORE bodies were found.
    He was suspected of trying to molest a girl he picked up but due to the fact she fought and the truck crashed into the trees, she lived.......
    The police believed she was a prostitute and took his word for it.
    She claimed he tried to choke her.
    Later she disappeared and is considered one of the GR victims.
    Kelly Mc.... something.

    I lived in Seattle/ Tacoma in 89 an remember the terror.
    But then all of a sudden the task force disbanned???

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