Charles Lendelle Carter, a psychotic chef who confessed to a bunch of murders a while back, is suspected of more killings:
After receiving his third life sentence for murder this year, it’s a fairly safe bet that serial killer Charles Lendelle Carter will never kill again. Yet authorities still aren’t certain how many times he has killed before.
Over the past year, the 43-year-old Norcross man has pleaded guilty to two slayings in Fulton and one in Gwinnett. The victims were:
– Apriel Allen, 38, an administrative assistant who was stabbed and sexually assaulted at her townhome in Atlanta Oct. 20, 2004.
– Angela Thayer Green, a mother of six who was found strangled to death Dec. 27, 2005 at a friend’s apartment in Norcross.
– Lisa Rosenthal, 40, a single mother of two who was stabbed in the face and back at her Alpharetta home on Jan. 12, 2006.
Police in two other metro Atlanta counties are also looking at Carter in connection with two unsolved murders.
A review of the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s investigative file on Carter, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via an Open Records request, provided an in-depth look at the slayings for which he has been convicted, and some new information about killings for which he is suspected. Last June, Carter filed a motion to withdraw his guilty pleas in Fulton County, claiming that his lawyers pressured him to confess.
A hearing on the motion is likely to be scheduled this month, according to Sheila Ross, Chief Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County. If the judge allows him to withdraw the plea, prosecutors would try to use Carter’s apology to the victims’ families against him at trial, Ross said.
At the May 3, 2010 plea hearing, Carter told the families of Allen and Rosenthal that they were “strong women, good women.” He said they didn’t deserve to die, and he regretted killing them.
“Whatever I am, a monster or whatever, I do have a conscience and I am sorry,” Carter said.
SMH. Here’s a quote from a few years back regarding dude’s craziness:
“He’s psychotic,” Fulton County police homicide investigator Glenn Kalish told reporters. “Without question, he’s the most disturbed person I’ve ever come across. I honestly believe there are more bodies out there. He is just so deeply disturbed, for whatever reason, that killing is just a part of his life.”