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There have been many killers out there but the Zodiac is one of a kind. He killed tons of people, he would send letters and threats to kill dozens to the police and local news stations, even though the crime was unsolved there are many suspects. The zodiac claimed to have started killing in 1966 by the murder of Cheri Jo Bates and only one month later someone mailed 3 nearly identical handwritten letters which said “The Confession” which started out by saying “She had to die” and was signed with a letter “Z”at the bottom of the paper (Butterfield). One year later two teenagers, Betty Jenson and David Faraday, were parked on the side of the road were later found dead outside of their car which had been shot. The the boy had been alive, but he died on the way to the hospital.
They way he would decide on who to kill was if their door was unlocked. After his sixth murder he was convicted and charged for murder. He was given the death penalty but killed himself before that happened. Bibography: Richard Chase was born on May 23, 1950 in Santa Clara County, California. He has a sister that was four years younger and his father had strict discipline.