By Burl Barer
He appeared So basic . . .
By day, Robert Lee Yates, Jr., used to be a revered father of 5, a talented helicopter pilot who served in wasteland hurricane and the nationwide shield, and a guy nobody suspected of a dangerous hidden lifestyles. via evening he prowled the streets the place prostitutes accumulated, gaining their belief sooner than betraying them with a bullet to the head.
On August 26, 1997, the decomposed our bodies of 2 younger ladies have been came upon in Spokane, Washington. inside months 4 extra ladies have been extra to the mounting demise toll.
In 2000, Yates pleaded responsible to 13 murders to prevent the loss of life penalty. yet in 2001 he used to be convicted of 2 extra murders and is now on demise row in Washington kingdom, awaiting the day whilst he'll die by way of deadly injection.
Updated with the most recent annoying advancements, awardwinning writer Burl Barer's reallife mystery is a surprising portrait of 1 man's depravity.
"Brilliant investigative journalism. . .a nonstop chilling thrill experience into the...
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By the time this was brought to my attention,” said Detective Fred Ruetsch, “the pimp, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, had left the Spokane area. ” Speaking to her on the phone, Ruetsch asked her if she remembered that night and, more specifically, the car antenna. “Sure I remember. ” After gaining new insights into the multitudinous uses of automotive accessories, Ruetsch inquired if she had any idea who killed Joseph and/or Hernandez. “No. I’m clueless,” she said. “I can’t imagine anyone doing shit like that.
Yates’s next self-acknowledged kill was the 1988 murder of Stacy Hawn, twenty-five, last seen alive in Seattle on July 7, 1988. Her skeletal remains were found five months later in Skagit County, Washington. , a former Spokane prostitute now living a respectable life in Renton, Washington. “He learned plenty just sitting with us in the Coach House coffee shop. All us hookers would sit around talking about who and what we did, and he would just be real quiet, pleasant, passive, and if one of us needed a ride somewhere, he would give us a lift.
He believed that the boy, with some help from him, was covering expenses. The boyfriend recently returned to Tacoma and was anticipating that Ms. ” Detectives Ruetsch and Grabenstein made plans to get hold of Joseph’s boyfriend in Tacoma. First, however, they delivered several items to the forensics division for laboratory examination. Among the thirty items, each sealed in a plastic bag, were Joseph’s clothes, shoes, hair samples, a towel, the broken car radio antenna, and a test tube containing two swabs with iridescent material.
Body Count by Burl Barer