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USA: SUSPECT DENNIS RADER ARRESTED AS THE B-T-K SERIAL KILLER AT OVERLAND PARK, WICHITA, KANSAS.

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Serial killer suspect arrested in Kansas. ++RESENDING WITH UPDATED INFORMATION. WE APOLOGIZE++ Thirty-one years after his first suspected murders, Wichita police arrested a man who called himself B-T-K for "bind, torture, kill" and was believed responsible for 10 gruesome deaths, officials said on Saturday (February 26). "Bottom line, B-T-K is arrested," said Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams in a news conference to loud applause and a standing ovation. One woman present wiped away tears. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston said the B-T-K killer would not face the death penalty sin Kansas did not adopt the death penalty until 1994, after the last known B-T-K crime was committed. Prosecutors would not disclose details of the case, including any details on statements taken, evidence gathered or forensic tests until charges are filed, she said. Investigators long suspected B-T-K was responsible for eight murders from 1974 to 1986, and the killer had taunted police and the media in the 1970s with letters claiming responsibility for the murders. The random nature of the killings -- along with the letters -- terrified Wichita. But the letters stopped and the investigation remained largely dormant until last March when the Wichita Eagle newspaper received a letter from B-T-K that contained photographs and a personal effect linking him to a 1986 murder. The killings apparently started in January 1974 with the strangling of a man, woman and their two children in their home. Another young woman was stabbed in her home in April 1974 and two other young women were bound and strangled in their homes in 1977, the Eagle reported. There was no sign of B-T-K for years, until another young woman was killed in 1986. At the press conference on Saturday, authorities linked B-T-K to the killings of two older women from Park City who had been abducted from their homes and strangled, one in 1985 and one in 1991, the Eagle reported. The suspect, identified as Dennis Rader, 59, was apprehended without incident in Park City according to police. Rader, a native of Park City, worked for the town in charge of animal control and compliance since about 1990, the Wichita Eagle reported on its Web site. He served in Vietnam, was married and had grown children, the newspaper said. A local television affiliate actually interviewed Rader in 2001 for a story about dogs that were attacking sheep in the area. Some area residents recalled Rader as a stickler for rules. "He'd harass you over your grass being...what...six inches tall or something," said one man. Rader was also the president of the Christ Lutheran Church in Wichita.

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(BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 25, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS: POLICE AT THE HOME OF B-T-K SUSPECT DENNIS RADER. (4 SHOTS) 0.18 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) WICHITA POLICE CHIEF NORMAN WILLIAMS SAYING "The bottom line, B-T-K is arrested." 0.27 SCU: POLICE CHIEF NORMAN WILLIAMS / ZOOM OUT: AUDIENCE MEMBERS APPLAUD. 0.45 (BN17) VARIOUS LOCATION, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS: OF ALLEGED B-T-K MURDER SCENES. (3 SHOTS) 0.56 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEDGWICK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NOLA FOULSTON SAYING "Any crimes that have occurred in a period prior to 1994 are not eligible for the death penalty." 1.03 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) MV: OF SERIAL KILLER SUSPECT DENNIS RADER, A FORMER COMPLIANCE OFFICER, BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE COMPLIANCE FOR A LOCAL NEWS PROGRAM SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE HIS ARREST. 1.11 CU: SHEEP. 1.13 SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SERIAL KILLER SUSPECT DENNIS RADER BEING INTERVIEWED BY LOCAL NEWS REGARDING ANIMAL ISSUE SAYING: "We have been tracking her down and the dogs have been somewhat territorial. We are trying to round them up, corral them up as best we can and we are working the reporting parties where the sheep were killed." 1.23 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 25, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) AERIALS: OF INVESTIGATORS AT RADER'S HOME. (2 SHOTS) 1.29 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) OVERLAND PARK RESIDENT SAYING "He'd harass you over your grass being...what...six inches tall or something like that." 1.33 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS: OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH WHERE RADER WAS PRESIDENT. (3 SHOTS) 1.41 Initials

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(BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 25, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS: POLICE AT THE HOME OF B-T-K SUSPECT DENNIS RADER. (4 SHOTS) 0.18 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) WICHITA POLICE CHIEF NORMAN WILLIAMS SAYING "The bottom line, B-T-K is arrested." 0.27 SCU: POLICE CHIEF NORMAN WILLIAMS / ZOOM OUT: AUDIENCE MEMBERS APPLAUD. 0.45 (BN17) VARIOUS LOCATION, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS: OF ALLEGED B-T-K MURDER SCENES. (3 SHOTS) 0.56 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEDGWICK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NOLA FOULSTON SAYING "Any crimes that have occurred in a period prior to 1994 are not eligible for the death penalty." 1.03 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FILE) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) MV: OF SERIAL KILLER SUSPECT DENNIS RADER, A FORMER COMPLIANCE OFFICER, BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE COMPLIANCE FOR A LOCAL NEWS PROGRAM SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE HIS ARREST. 1.11 CU: SHEEP. 1.13 SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SERIAL KILLER SUSPECT DENNIS RADER BEING INTERVIEWED BY LOCAL NEWS REGARDING ANIMAL ISSUE SAYING: "We have been tracking her down and the dogs have been somewhat territorial. We are trying to round them up, corral them up as best we can and we are working the reporting parties where the sheep were killed." 1.23 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 25, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) AERIALS: OF INVESTIGATORS AT RADER'S HOME. (2 SHOTS) 1.29 (BN17) OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) SCU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) OVERLAND PARK RESIDENT SAYING "He'd harass you over your grass being...what...six inches tall or something like that." 1.33 (BN17) WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 26, 2005) (NBC - NO ACCESS USA/CNN/INTERNET/WIRELESS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS: OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH WHERE RADER WAS PRESIDENT. (3 SHOTS) 1.41 Initials

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