There were ten victims, all young women or girls. They were found scattered throughout the Los Angeles hills, their naked bodies dumped like trash. And though the press dubbed the killer the "hillside strangler," it turned out there were two men behind the crimes.
THE HILLSIDE STRANGLERS is a comprehensive look at the year-long killing spree and drawn-out investigation and trial process that followed. By the time the murders stopped in 1978, more than 100 officers were working the case. Ironically, the big break came 1,300 miles away in Washington State, where Kenneth Bianchi was arrested for a double murder. Authorities soon linked him to the L.A. murders. In return for his life, Bianchi agreed to testify against his cousin, Angelo Buono. AMERICAN JUSTICEŽ gets the complete story of the long trial from L.A.P.D. officers, the prosecuting and defense attorneys and the judge who presided over Buono's case. Plus, the author of Two of a Kind explores the twisted personalities and dark desires of the convicted killers.
From the discovery of the first body to the sentencing, this is a compelling look at a case that captivated the nation.