Valadez died shortly after the jury's decision. The judge set aside the defamation verdict but let stand the verdict of outrageous conduct.
The station wants the outrageous conduct verdict tossed, while Valadez's estate wants the defamation claim reinstated.
Valadez was never charged. He was arrested on outstanding warrants and released after DNA testing eliminated him as a BTK suspect.
Dennis Rader later confessed to the 10 killings.
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