Christian serial killer given ten life sentences

Thursday, August 18th, 2005 - 7:53 pm PDT

Dennis Rader, the church congregation president who tortured and murdered ten people in and around Wichita, KS, was sentenced today to ten consecutive life sentences. Media attention given to the trial has prompted many to speculate whether there is a connection between Rader’s crimes and his religion which holds the torture and murder of a first century Jewish man as its defining moment, and whose adherents are known to surround themselves with graphic depictions of that gruesome act in their houses, their places of worship, and even around their necks.