[Hpn] Police Say Suspect Admits 23 Killings

William Charles Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 18:09:42 -0500


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Police Say Suspect Admits 23 Killings

December 4, 2006

http://www.whiotv.com/news/10460532/detail.html

HOUMA, La. -- Authorities in Terrebonne Parish said Monday that a man =
has admitted to killing 23 people across southeast Louisiana over the =
past nine years.=20

So far, Ronald J. Dominique has been charged with two counts of murder =
in Jefferson Parish and nine counts of murder in Terrebonne Parish.=20

Charges are pending in 12 of the other slayings.=20

Police said Dominque told them the locations of the bodies, and =
detectives have pictures of all the victims.=20

Dominque was arrested Friday at a homeless shelter, and officials said =
he's possibly the most prolific serial killer in the southeastern United =
States.=20

A task force has been investigating the deaths of 22 men who were killed =
in similar ways dating to the late 1990s.=20

According to investigators, many of the men were poor; some were willing =
to prostitute themselves for drugs. They had been strangled without the =
bruises or broken bones that would indicate a struggle.=20

Dominique was booked Friday on charges of first-degree murder and =
aggravated rape in the May 1999 strangling death of Manuel Reed and with =
second-degree murder in the October 1998 death of Oliver Lebanks.


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</B>Authorities in Terrebonne Parish said Monday that a man has admitted =
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killing 23 people across southeast Louisiana over the past nine years.=20
<P></P>So far, Ronald J. Dominique has been charged with two counts of =
murder in=20
Jefferson Parish and nine counts of murder in Terrebonne Parish.=20
<P></P>Charges are pending in 12 of the other slayings.=20
<P></P>Police said Dominque told them the locations of the bodies, and=20
detectives have pictures of all the victims.=20
<P></P>Dominque was arrested Friday at a homeless shelter, and officials =
said=20
he's possibly the most prolific serial killer in the southeastern United =
States.=20

<P></P>A task force has been investigating the deaths of 22 men who were =
killed=20
in similar ways dating to the late 1990s.=20
<P></P>According to investigators, many of the men were poor; some were =
willing=20
to prostitute themselves for drugs. They had been strangled without the =
bruises=20
or broken bones that would indicate a struggle.=20
<P></P>Dominique was booked Friday on charges of first-degree murder and =

aggravated rape in the May 1999 strangling death of Manuel Reed and with =

second-degree murder in the October 1998 death of Oliver=20
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