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BTK killer gets 10 life sentences

In Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday serial killer Dennis Rader was sentenced to ten life terms.

In Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday serial killer Dennis Rader was sentenced to 10 life terms.

He had confessed to torturing and killing ten people, saying that demons drove him to do it.

Rader called himself BTK, for Bind, Torture and Kill.

He will not be eligible for parole for at least 40 years.

Rader was arrested in February and pleaded guilty in June to stalking, torturing and killing 7 women, two children and one man.

He is not eligible for the death penalty because Kansas did not reinstate capital punishment until after his crimes, which ran from 1974 to 1991.

In a rambling, disjointed statement offered just before the judge passed sentence, the former dog catcher, Boy Scout leader and church congregation president called himself a Christian, quoted a Bible verse and talked about demons he referred to as "factor X" that drove him to torture and kill. "I hope someday God will accept me. The dark side was there, but now I think light is beginning to shine," he told the judge.

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