Named himself BTK - "bind, torture, kill"
Contacted the media taking responsibility for several murders and sent a poem about woman he waited to kill, but she didn't come home.
February 2005 - Is arrested on eight counts of first degree-murder and two other homicide charges.
July 2005 - Changes his plea from not guilty and waives his right to a jury trial and pleads guilty to all 10 counts of murder.
August 2005 - Sentenced to 10 consecutive life terms with the possibility of parole after at least 40 years.
Angel Maturino Resendez, aka Rafael Resendez Ramirez, aka the Railway Killer or Boxcar Killer Committed at least nine murders in Texas, Illinois, and Kentucky between 1997 and 1999. Some reports indicate he confessed to 11 murders.
Robbed and killed his victims by railroad tracks, then would hop rail cars to escape.
Resendez, a drifter from Mexico, was in the custody of the border patrol but was let go. He killed four more people after being let go.
Convicted in the assault and murder of a female victim in Texas. Sentenced to death in 1999.
June 27, 2006 - Resendez is executed.
Gary Leon Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer Killed at least 48 women in the Seattle-Tacoma area, between 1982 and 1998.
Ridgway targeted runaways and prostitutes.
The first victims turned up near the banks of the Green River south of Seattle. The remains of dozens of women turned up near Pacific Northwest ravines, rivers, airports and freeways in the 1980s. Investigators officially listed 49 women as probable victims of the Green River Killer.
He was arrested in 2001, after DNA linked him to three victims.
Confessed to 42 of the 49 listed killings, plus six not on the list.
Ridgway's pleas to 48 counts give him more convictions -- though not necessarily more slayings -- than any other serial killer in U.S. history.
Sentenced to 48 life sentences and fined $10,000 for each victim in 2004.
February 18, 2011 - Ridgway pleads guilty to a 49th murder as part of his plea deal to avoid receiving the death penalty.
Joel David Rifkin Killed 17 women in New York City between 1991 and 1993.
All of the victims were prostitutes.
Was stopped by police for driving without a license plate. Police found a body in his pickup truck.
Convicted in 1994 and sentenced to life in prison.
Danny Rolling Killed four women and one man in Gainesville, Florida, over four days in August 1990. Also is responsible for a 1991 triple homicide in Shreveport, Louisiana.
In Gainesville, all five victims were students, and four were students at the University of Florida.
Rolling raped, tortured, and mutilated some of his victims, decapitating one.