As a hedonistic killer, Rader mostly committed the murders with the intent of satisfying himself sexually. Similarly, Rader found the pleasure in taunting the victims’ family members, as well as, the police by leaving a false evidence or destroying any evidence that might have implicated him in the crime. Dennis Rader used to kill the victims by strangling after torturing them sexually (Barkan & Bryjak, 2011). In effect, Dennis Rader derived sexual gratification from the victims and thrilled in causing pain before committing his heinous crimes.
The authorities arrested Dennis Rader in February 2005 after approximately thirty-one years of a manhunt. The improvement in the DNA technology, as well as, Rader’s letters assisted the detectives in arresting the serial killer. The investigators recovered the kits that Rader used to commit murder. Notably, the detectives found rubber gloves, handcuffs, tapes, ropes, and bandannas (Bio, 2015). Until 2005, Rader had killed ten people, and the majority of the victims were women. In June 2005, the killer pleaded guilty and explained the strategies he used to kill the victims. It was evident that Rader planned and strategized well for his heinous activities. The killer carefully selected, trailed, and strangled the victims (Clinard & Meier, 2011). The stalking stage involved learning more about the victims or the potential victims, and Rader could search for the addresses and call a couple of times to meet them. The confessions revealed the psychopathic state of the serial killer. Rader was less concerned about the welfare of other people. The psychopaths do not express any emotions as the normal people do. Rader’s description of the killings as “projects” revealed that serial killers tend to be self-centeredness.
The court sentenced Dennis Rader to ten counts of first-degree murder after pleading guilty to all the charges. The judge delivered the final sentence and gave the serial killer 175 years in prison without the possibility of parole or one life sentence for each victim after Rader presented the horrifying information about his crimes in the court