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When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy

Few people are the sons or daughters of serial killers. But psychologists say all of us suffer trauma in life. How we respond defines us. One key, as Kerri Rawson’s psychologist said later, is who we have in our lives and how good they are at guiding us. Another key, as Kerri herself would say someday, is whether we can forgive the seemingly unforgivable.

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PHOTOS: Growing up with BTK

Exclusive photos of Dennis Rader and his daughter Kerri Rawson. She grew up with a good family and good father but had no idea that he had a secret life as serial killer BTK.

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BTK killer confesses

Dennis Rader dropped his mask Monday. With no apology or visible remorse, the former church and Boy Scout leader pleaded guilty as Wichita's notorious BTK serial killer.

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BTK describes his own crimes

Editor's note:This article contains graphic and disturbing material. Dennis Rader's description of his crimes — in letters to police that have just been released to reporters — was far uglier than the emotionless account he gave in court last month.

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Four boys who grew up to catch a monster

It has been one year since the cops caught the BTK monster and put an end to his deeds. So many words have been written and so many stories have been told that many of us are tired of hearing how the monster hunted people and hurt children and dressed in women's underwear. But one story has not yet been told. And it mentions the monster hardly at all.

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Funeral service for KCK police Capt. Robert Melton

The funeral service for Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton on Saturday morning at Children's Mercy Park.
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