1979 – Kenneth Bianchi is arrested for murder

Along with his cousin Angelo Buono, Kenneth Bianchi was one of two men dubbed ‘the Hillside Strangler’ (since until they were apprehended, it was believed that their killings were the work of one man acting alone). Between October 1977 and February 1978 the two abducted, tortured, molested and murdered 10 women. Buono then fled, dying later that year. On January 11, 1979, Bianchi attempted to abduct two women, whom he killed in his standard fashion.

However, perhaps because of Buono’s absence, he left many clues and police apprehended him the following day without difficulty. Bianchi attempted to plead insanity but failed, and was convicted of the twelve murders. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, and remains in Washington State penitentiary in Walla Walla.

Referenced in:
The Hillside Stranglers — Macabre