Recent killing leads police to possible serial killer Chef charged in four murders admitted to doing 'bad things' By BETH WARREN The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 08/17/07 Local chef Charles Lendelle Carter told police he has trouble sleeping at night because he is often haunted by the faces of his victims. Police say he has reason to lie awake because he's a serial killer whose crimes have just come to light. When Fulton County police detectives recently solved a homicide, they unwittingly stumbled onto Carter, who they believe hunted victims in at least four counties dating back 15 years. And authorities want him to keep talking because they believe there could be even more. There's the mother of six who was beaten and strangled the day after Christmas 2005 in Gwinnett County; the Alpharetta mother who was stabbed in 2006 and found when her son returned home from middle school; the man dragged behind a school in DeKalb County in 1992 and riddled with bullets; the Atlanta mother of three who was sexually assaulted and stabbed in 2004, found in her bloodied bed by her teen-age son. Carter, 39, is charged with murder in all four of those slayings and faces a death penalty trial in Fulton County for the Atlanta crime. He is due in court next month for pretrial hearings. He confessed to the DeKalb County homicide and admitted he has done "bad things," but he asked for a lawyer and pleaded not guilty to the other slayings, said former Fulton County police homicide investigator Glenn Kalish, who teamed with Detective Michael Lindstrom to close in on Carter last year. Carter is also a "person of interest" in the abduction and death of a 16-year-old girl in Henry County, but he has not been charged. Carter told police he would volunteer to work double shifts as a chef to stay busy, sleeping on a little storage room cot and asking his co-workers to keep him from going outside "so I wouldn't do something bad," said Kalish, who is now a Sandy Springs police sergeant. "He's psychotic," said Kalish, who has been in law enforcement for 14 years. "Without question, he's the most disturbed person I've ever come across." Story Continues..this is just the beginning!