Robert Lee YATES Jr, Spokane, Washington, USA

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    Audrey Oster, right, sister of Sonny Gail Oster, a victim of Robert L. Yates Jr., comforts Ondraya Smith, Sonny Gail Oster's mother, while other relatives of Yates' victims speak at the serial killer's sentencing, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000.


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    Ondraya Smith, right, is hugged by Laurie Anne Murray, a victims advocate, outside a Pierce County courtroom before the arraignment of Robert L. Yates Jr., in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. `My feeling are so mixed,'' said Smith, whose daughter, Sunny Oster, was one of Yates' Spokane County victims. Yates, who last week pleaded guilty to 13 counts of murder in Spokane County, was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of Melinda L. Mercer in 1997 and Connie Ellis in 1998.


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    Wendy Engeldinger, right, comforts Ann Davis with a kiss, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in a courtroom in Spokane, Wash., during the sentencing of serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr. Engeldinger and Davis are daughters of one of Yates' victims, Melody Murfin. Yates offered apologies, but no motive.



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    Daughters of murder victim Melody Murfin, Wendi Engeldinger (L) and Ann Davis (R) console one another as serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. is sentenced to a 408-year prison term in a Spokane County Superior courtroom in Spokane, Washington, October 26, 2000. Yates buried Murfin's body in his home backyard in Spokane.



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    Robert Yates Sr. is now starting to accept what his son has done.


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    Robert L. Yates Sr., center, attends the court appearance of his son, Robert L. Yates Jr.,
    who pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Spokane, Wash.



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    Family members of Melinda Mercer
    gasped when Robert Yates entered a not guilty plea.



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    Yates may face the death penalty for the
    murders of Connie LaFontaine Ellis and Melinda Mercer.


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    Robert's second wife Linda Brewer Yates.


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    Sasha Yates says her father was moody,
    and could fly off the handle.
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    Victims

    The Walla Walla Killings

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    Name: Susan Savage
    Killed: July 13th 1975
    Cause of death: Two gunshots in the head


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    Name: Patrick Alan Oliver
    Killed: July 13th 1975
    Cause of death: Three gunshots in the head

    They were just two months out of college in 1975 when they set out for a Sunday afternoon swim and a picnic. At some point, the childhood friends crossed paths with another young man on a hunting trip -- 23-year-old Robert Lee Yates, Jr. For Oliver, fresh from studies in France, and Savage, a recent graduate of Washington State University, the chance encounter marked a tragic end. Yates killed both.


    The Skagit County Murder

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    Name: Stacy Elizabeth Hawn
    Age: 23
    Killed: She was last seen alive on July 7, 1988.
    Cause of death: Single gunshot in the head


    Her skeletal remains were found five months later in Skagit County. Yates confessed to that crime
    as part of the plea bargain to spare his life.




    The Spokane Killings

    In the Spokane killings, all the victims were shot one, two or three times in the head with a .25-caliber gun.
    The victims' bodies were found in remote locations near well-traveled roads, according to authorities.
    Almost all the victims had been transported to the locations where they were found -- referred
    to as "dump sites" in police parlance. Authorities do not know where they were killed.
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    Almost all had two to four small plastic grocery bags covering their heads. Investigators suggest that
    the bags were a "signature" -- things serial killers do to their victims that are not necessary for murder.



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    Name: Shannon Zielinski
    Found: June 1996
    Cause of death: Multiple gunshots



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    Name: Jennifer A. Joseph
    Date of birth: October 6, 1980
    Age: 16
    Killed: July 1997
    Cause of death: Multiple gunshots


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    Name: Heather Hermandez
    Found: August 1997
    Cause of death:
    Multiple gunshots


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    Name: Darla Sue Scott
    Date of birth: September 18, 1968
    Cause of death: Two gunshots in the head

    Her decomposing body was found on November 5, 1997 near South 12600 Hangman
    Vally Road, Spokane County, Washington.


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    Name: Shawn L. Johnson
    Date of birth: March 27, 1961
    Cause of death: 2 gunshots in the head.

    Her body was found Dec. 18, 1997. Two plastic bags covered her head.

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    Name: Laurie A. Wasson
    Date of birth: January 22, 1966
    Cause of death: Two gunshots in the head.

    Her body was found December 26, 1997 at approxmately East 4800 14th, Spokane County, Washington.

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    Name: Sunny Gail Oster
    Date of birth: August the 7th 1956
    Cause of death: Two gunshots in the head.

    Her body was found February 8, 1998, along Graham Road, Near Tyler, in remote western Spokane County. She had been shot in the head and her body dumped by the side of the road, just like five other victims. And like the other victims, she lived a high risk lifestyle that may have included involvement with drugs and prostitution. Oster’s family lives in Auburn, on the western side of Washington. Her father says she came to Spokane last September 1997, trying to turn his daughter’s life around by placing her in a drug treatment center. But Oster left the treatment center early. Her father Ed says that “more than anything in the world” he would prefer to have her with him. “I don’t care what shape she was in, just here alive.”

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    Name: Linda M. Maybin
    Date of birth: April 25, 1963
    Cause of death: Single gunshot in the head.

    Her body was found April 1, 1998 at approxmately East 4800 14th, Spokane County, Washington.
    Whitin fifty yards of where Wason's and McClenahan's bodies were recovered on December 26, 1997.


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    Name: Melody Ann Murfin
    Age: 43
    Cause of death:
    Two gunshots in the head.


    Police said she has an extensive history of drug abuse. She was reported missing on June 4, 1998. Her body was found 2000. Yates directing investigators to a body buried in his own side yard, evidence investigators missed in more than a month of searching his home.
    An autopsy failed to positively identify the body, and investigators said DNA samples would be required. However, jewelry found with the corpse matched jewelry that Murfin's family members described. "The family members verified the rings she had on and the necklace," "Everything matches. [Yates] hasn't told us anything that is not true yet."


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    Name: Michelyn J. Derning
    Date of birth: February 14, 1951
    Age: 47
    Killed: 3 or 4 July 1998
    Cause of death: One shot in the head.

    Her body was found July 7, 1998 at North 218 Creatline, Spokane County, Washington.


    He admited he killed also

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    Name: Shawn A. McClenahan
    Date of birth:
    May 30, 1958
    Cause of death:
    Two gunshots in the head.

    Her body was found December 26, 1997 at approxmately East 4800 14th, Spokane County, Washington.


    The Tacoma murders

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    Name: Melinda L. Mercer
    Age:
    24
    Date of Birth:
    June 27, 1973
    Cause of death:
    Three gunshots in the head

    Her body was found nude on December 7, 1997 at approxmately 3800 South 50th,
    Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.


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    Name: Connie Lafontaine Ellis
    Date of birth:
    August 28, 1953
    Age:
    35
    Cause of death:
    Single gunshot in the head.


    Her body was found October 13, 1998 near the 1700 block of 108th Street South, Tacoma, Pierce
    County, Washington. In January 1999, LaFontaine was officially added to the serial killer cluster.

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  3. Airbornemama I am a Bitch sweet as pie!

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    Again I love this post and thank you also to b2ux for adding to it! Didn't I read somewhere that one of his victims was buried underneath his and his wifes bedroom window? And he put their bed in front of it so when he was doing his wife he could look out the window a foot away from their heads and the grave was right below them?
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  5. Eat Shit And Die Fresh Meat

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    I thought it was below his teenage daughters window, maybe you're right...
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