6. Dennis ‘BTK Killer’ Rader
The “BTK Killer” terrified those who lived in Kansas as he was responsible for murdering 10 people there between 1974 and 1991. Nobody knew the murderer’s real identity, although his signature was “Bind, Torture, Kill.”
Paula Rader, one of those who feared the BTK Killer, was completely unaware that she had shared a marital bed with him for the past 34 years. When the BTK Killer was arrested in 2005, Paula and her two children discovered the sadistic details of exactly who the doting family man really was.
When Rader couldn’t understand why his family would not visit him in prison, daughter Kerri wrote to him, “You have had these secrets, this ‘double life’ for 30 years; we have only had knowledge of it for three months. We are trying to cope and survive. You lied to us, deceived us.”
Sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 175 years, Rader stated, “The final victim is my wife. That and my family.”