An update yesterday evening, brings the official charges of murder to 11, while he has confessed to killing 23. With so much info to go over, I will have to treat this one as a series. Consider this just one more in that series. I know someone who's brother fell prey to this man. I will continue to process the info and report on this story as it goes on.
Serial-killer suspect tells police why he did it
The man who allegedly admitted to murdering nearly two dozen men told authorities he did so to keep them quiet after raping them.
Ronald Joseph Dominique, 42, of Bayou Blue, is formally charged with killing 11 men over a period spanning nearly a decade. Police say he’s admitted to killing 23, and there may be others whose deaths haven’t been discovered yet.
Earlier this year, The Courier compiled a list of 23 men whose bodies were found dumped in remote areas, mostly ditches and sugar-cane fields. The most recent murder occurred two months ago. The earliest attributed to Dominique was in 1997. Police said today that Dominique confessed to all those murders.
Sources close to the investigation have said he may have killed more men whose bodies were never discovered.
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Photos from the Houma Daily Courier.
UPDATE: CNN has something on the story.
HOUMA, Louisiana (AP) -- A man has confessed to strangling or suffocating 23 men during an eight-year killing spree and dumping their bodies in remote spots in seven parishes, police said.
Ronald J. Dominique, 42, was charged with nine additional counts of murder on Monday, bringing the total to 11 counts against him -- 10 for first-degree murder and one for second-degree murder.
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said Dominique confessed to killing 23 men, all males between the ages of 16 and 46, between 1997 and 2005. (Watch what led a task force to Dominique Video)
"He stated how, when and where they were killed," Larpenter said.
Joseph Waitz, the parish's district attorney, said his office will seek the death penalty against Dominique, who was being held Monday in Terrebonne Parish jail.