Where is Kenneth Bianchi now? 'Hillside Strangler' who killed over 10 women wanted to be a cop
Kenneth A Bianchi was arrested on January 12, 1979, by the Bellingham Police detectives as he was the prime suspect in the strangulation murders of two Western Washington University students. The victims were Karen L Mandic and Diane A Wilder. However, it was later revealed that he has tortured, raped, and killed at least 10 women. The horrific story about the serial killer is being televised in 'The Hillside Strangler'.
The first episode of 'The Hillside Strangler', was released on May 30, 2022, at 9 pm ET on TV channel ID, and follows the moment when the Bellingham Police arrested Bianchi. After he confessed to the crime, he shared the information about the killing of at least 10 women from Los Angeles, California, by the well-known 'Hillside Strangler'. The hair-raising story remains one of the most talked-about investigations in all of the US, simply because it was so spine-chilling. But did you know this killer wanted to be a cop? So much so that he shifted to a different state in order to become a policeman? However, that didn't work out.
Bianchi would commit crimes with his adoptive cousin Angelo Anthony Buono. They would kidnap their victims, rape, torture, and then strangle them. After Bianchi confessed to the crimes, he tried to battle it out by pinning it on his "dissociative identity disorder" and claimed that his alter personalities committed the crimes. On March 30, 1979, he changed his plea from "not guilty" to "not guilty by reason of insanity". After a long discussion and series of examinations, the team of psychiatrists was divided and couldn't be sure of Bianchi's true reasons. So, after being caught, processed, charged, and convicted, where is he now?
Ken Bianchi claims responsibility for the 'Hillside Strangler' murders in L.A. But there's a catch - he blames the murders on his multiple personality 'Steve' and his cousin Angelo.— Investigation Discovery (@DiscoveryID) December 30, 2021
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Where is the 'Hillside Strangler' now?
Let's go over Bianchi's complicated trial history. The serial killer claimed that he was "retarded". After the psychiatrists were unsure, Judge Kurtz conducted a hearing to decide whether Bianchi is competent for trial on October 19, 1979. With the concurrence of six psychiatrists, the judge wasted no time and bound him for trial. Following this, the Hillside Strangler withdrew his insanity plea and pleaded guilty to both murder charges.
Right now, he is incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. On September 21, 1989, he married Shirlee Joyce Book, 36, in a 15-minute ceremony in the prison chapel. Surprisingly, they had met only a day before. However, they were in constant touch via letters, etc. The Washington State Board of Prison Terms and Paroles decided in 1990 that Bianchi's set to a prison term of 116.5 years of prison. He is also not eligible for parole until 2059, also depends if he's alive till then. Moreover, if he is paroled, he will be remanded to the State of California to serve life sentences. The Hillside Strangler is not getting out of prison any time soon and is serving six life sentences.