BTK suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

BTK suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

[JURIST] Dennis Rader, the man accused of being the BTK serial killer, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder at a Kansas courthouse. The BTK killer, whose nickname stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," was suspected of eight murders from 1974 to 1991, but authorities said Saturday they had linked two additional victims to the serial killer. Rader's arrest has prompted nearby law enforcement agencies to reinvestigate cold cases [AP story] that bear similarities to the string of slayings. A Kansas judge has appointed the state's public defender office to represent Rader. AP has more.