One of Washington’s most notorious serial killers will be featured Saturday (Nov. 24) on “Criminal Confessions,” a documentary series that focuses on police interrogations.
Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, now 69, has been interrogated countless times since he was first arrested in 2001.
Although Ridgway was convicted of killing 49 women, officials estimate the number is between 60 and 80.
“There was nothing remarkable at all about him to suggest that he could be a violent offender at the level that he was,” Mary Ellen O’Toole, an FBI profiler who first interviewed Ridgeway in 2003, told Fox News. “Nothing.”
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O’Toole shares her story about interrogating Ridgway in Oxygen’s series, which will air at 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The show provides an inside look into police interviews and how detectives use psychology to draw confessions
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A school resource officer was armed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and didn’t take action. Officials believe that Scot Peterson was armed during the Valentine’s Day massacre and failed to disarm the shooter’s weapon, according to The New York Daily News. That shooting took the lives of 17 people.
This information came to light when video surfaced of the incident. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel relayed that Peterson is seen standing outside the building for about four minutes. Inside, alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz was firing students and faculty with an assault rifle for approximately six minutes.
“Never went in,” Israel explained in a press conference on Thursday. “What I saw was a deputy arrive at the West side of building 12, take up a position and he never went in.”
Israel, who has been outspoken following the shooting, believes that Peterson should have went inside the building and faced the attacker. “Went in,” Israel
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After an Ohio woman scalded her 4-year-old stepson to death in a bathtub, both she and her husband, the boy’s father, were convicted in his death, Crime Online reported.
The boy’s father, Robert Ritchie, 32, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday for failing to get medical help for his son, Austin Cooper, in his 2016 death. His wife, Anna Ritchie, was previously sentenced to 18 years to life after pleading guilty to charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and endangering children charges.
Prosecutors alleged that Anna Ritchie held Austin in 135-degree water for 20-25 minutes because she resented being his primary caregiver, according to WXIX.
Robert Ritchie came home shortly after the assault and did not care for his son, prosecutors claimed.
“The question that kept me awake at night is: why did you not check on this little boy, your son, Austin, as he lay there for
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