49?!?!?!? That says a lot about the cops in Seattle at that time…
A ruthless killer serving 48 life terms in a Washington state prison confessed to his 49th murder on Friday.
Gary Ridgway, dubbed the Green River Killer for his sick strangling spree targeting young women and girls in the Seattle area during the 1980s, admitted murdering Rebecca Marrero in 1982, when she was 20 years old.
The 62-year-old monster confessed to the crime as part of a 2003 plea deal that spared him the death penalty.
Marrero’s case went cold since she was last seen leaving a motel almost 20 years ago, but last December teenagers found her skull in a ravine south of Seattle, The Associated Press reported.
Mary Marrero, the victim’s sister lashed out at Ridgway in court saying, “It makes me sick to my stomach that he beat the system.”
She then told the judge, “If I had one thing to ask today, it would be to kill him.”
Ridgway’s attempts to apologize were stifled when a man in the courtroom yelled, “Shut your mouth” when he started speaking.
Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts sentenced Ridgway to his 49th consecutive life sentence. “I find no compassion,” she told Ridgway.
Ridgway was arrested in 2001 and is in solitary confinement.
SMH…we’ve gone to hell in a handbasket.