BTK Survivor Returns to Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ After 34 years, a survivor of the first BTK murder is moving back to Wichita.

On a January afternoon in 1974, Charlie Otero came home from school to find his parents, a sister and a brother killed by Dennis Rader.

After the attack, Otero, his sister Carmen and brother Danny moved to New Mexico. Years later Charlie Otero spent four years in a New Mexico prison for committing a violent act.

Now he and a girlfriend he met during Rader's court hearings in 2005 have decided to return to Wichita. He tells KAKE-TV that he didn't want to return to Wichita, but changed his mind because "town embraced me so.''

Rader confessed to killing the Oteros and six other people between 1974 and 1991. The BTK killer terrorized Wichita, taunting authorities with anonymous letters throughout the 1970s and again beginning in 2004.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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