Suspected SeMo Serial Killer Uses Confessions as Bargaining Chips

MARION, IL - A suspected serial killer who is accused of killing women in Missouri, Illinois and other states may have managed to save his own life.

Timothy Krajcir agrees to admit last month to the decades-old killings of nine women in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

In exchange, authorities have said, he got assurances that prosecutors would not seek to have him put to death.

And his public defender, Larry Broeking, says that Krajcir may be able to avoid harsher prison sentences at least in Illinois.

In that state, he has the choice of being prosecuted under laws on the books at the time of the killings.  These older laws carry a lesser prison sentence.

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