By Susan D. Mustafa
They Knew He used to be Out There
He took his time. He watched his sufferers and selected conscientiously. Then he struck--each assault extra brutal than the final. by the point detectives arrived, all they discovered have been ugly crime scenes of bloodied, brutalized our bodies. . .
They Knew He may Strike Again
For greater than ten years in South Louisiana the killings went on. activity forces have been shaped. The killer even hung out in prison. yet that would not cease the bloodshed. One sufferer used to be stabbed with a screwdriver eighty three instances. . .
But They could not cease Him--Until used to be Too Late
He used to be a father. A husband. A co-worker. And a killer. Derrick Todd Lee was once finally convicted of 2 savage murders and tied to not less than seven extra. From the slim hint of DNA that at last nabbed him to the brave prosecutors who took him down in courtroom, this is often the stunning tale of a homicidal maniac hiding in undeniable sight--and an evil that can by no means be washed away. . .
Includes sixteen pages of surprising photographs
Previously released as I've Been looking at You
Susan D. Mustafa is the administrative editor of Southeast News in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the award-winning co-author of No Such factor as Impossible--From Adversity to Triumph, written with Jairo Álvarez Botero, and a contract journalist for a number of magazines through the South.
Tony Clayton was once the certain prosecutor of the South Louisiana Serial Killer within the Geralyn DeSoto case. He at present serves as assistant district lawyer for West Baton Rouge Parish. His profession has incorporated posts as a unique prosecutor, district court docket pass judgement on, assistant district legal professional and teacher of pre-law at Southern collage.
Sue Israel has greater than two decades of writing and enhancing event and at present serves because the public info officer for the place of work of the Commissioner within the nation of Louisiana's department of management.
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Todd drove straight to Consandra’s, ready to make up. He hated it when she was mad at him. Little Michael slept peacefully through the night. Michael Sr. would soon find himself a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife. He arrived in Zachary the next day to pick up his son, only to discover that Randi was missing, the condition of her home suggesting that she had been harmed. “She would not leave Michael alone,” he told police. “She’s a good mother. I talked to her just last night, around seven. She was telling me about a new guy she was seeing.
David McDavid, a detective with the ZPD whom everyone called Mac, was on call the night of July 31, 1997. When his phone rang, he was summoned to Oak Shadows subdivision in reference to a black male Peeping Tom. He was asked to assist uniform patrol. Mac jumped into his truck, already suspecting who the culprit was he would be looking for. He had chased Todd before. He had chased him for years. He already suspected him of Connie Warner’s murder and of the brutal hacking of the kids in the cemetery.
He had looked on her bed, but no mommy—just a lot of sticky red stuff. He had searched in the bathroom and kitchen and living room. She wasn’t there, so he went outside. “Mom, Michael’s outside. ” Cathy waited a few minutes, then went outside to make sure that the boy’s mother, Randi Mebruer, had said it was okay. ” she asked Michael. “Mommy’s lost. I can’t find her,” the little boy cried. “It’s okay, honey. I’ll find her for you,” Cathy said, knowing that Randi would be home. She would never leave Michael alone.