June 8, 2019 – In Breaking News – NBC News
A Texas prosecutor said Friday that investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old California inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.
Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Samuel Little continues to cooperate with investigators from around the country who interrogate him in prison about cold case killings dating back to the 1970s.
Among those who spoke to him were investigators from Ohio, where Little grew up and where he’s suspected of killing at least five women.
(Confessions of a Serial Killer | Exclusive Interview with Samuel Little Confessing His Murders. Courtesy of Channel 4 Documentary and YouTube. Posted on May 27, 2019.)
Little was convicted of killing three Los Angeles-area women and pleaded guilty to killing a Texas woman, and he’s serving life sentences in California.
Little, who lived a nomadic lifestyle, claims to have killed 93 women as he crisscrossed the country over the years.
Bland said Little is in failing health and has exhausted his appeals, leading him to be forthcoming with investigators.
“At this point in his life I think he’s determined to make sure that his victims are found,” he said.FEB. 13, 201900:59
During Little’s 2014 trial in Los Angeles, prosecutors said he was likely responsible for at least 40 killings since 1980.
Authorities at the time were looking for possible links to deaths in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.
(The man who has confessed to killing women across the country, has now been linked to another murder, this one in Lake County. Courtesy of News 5 Cleveland. Posted on Jun 3, 2019.)
But Little was not forthcoming with information at the time and Bland credits Texas Ranger James Holland with gaining Little’s trust and eventually eliciting a series of confessions.
Holland traveled to California last year to speak with Little about cold cases in Texas.
That led Little to be extradited to Texas and his guilty plea in December in the 1994 strangulation death of Denise Christie Brothers in the West Texas city of Odessa.
But Holland’s conversations with Little have continued, even after Little was returned to California to serve his sentences, and it was Holland who determined that he was responsible for 93 deaths, said Bland, who received an update from Holland this week.
(If Little is guilty of all the crimes to which he’s confessed, he could be the most prolific known serial killer in the United States’ modern history. He killed at least two women in our area, seeking out victims who would not quickly be missed. In interviews, he described the urge as being as natural — and as hard to ignore — as the need for sex. Courtesy of WCPO.com | 9 On Your Side and YouTube. Posted on Jun 7, 2019.)
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