describes Dolores Davis' murder
WICHITA, Kansas --
Judge Gregory Waller: Sir lets turn to Count 10. In that
count it is claimed that on or about the 18th day of January 1991,
to the 19th day of January 1991, in the county of Sedgwick, state of
Kansas, that you did unlawfully kill a human being, that being
Dolores E Davis, maliciously, willfully, deliberately and with
premeditation by strangulation, inflicting injuries from which the
said Dolores E Davis did die on January 19 1991. Mr. Rader, please
tell me what you did here in Sedgwick County, Kansas on that day to
believe you are guilty.
On that particular day I had some commitments. I left those, went to
one place changed my clothes, went to another place, parked my car,
finally made arrangements on my hit kit, changed my clothes and then
walked to that residence.
After spending some time at that residence -- it was very cold that
night -- I had reservations about going in but I had cased the place
before and I really couldn't figure out how to get in and she was in
the house so I finally just selected a concrete block and threw it
through the plate glass window on the east and came on in.
Now where is this residence located?
It's on Hillside but I couldn't give the address. It's probably 61,
probably 62 something. All I know is 62 something.
North or south?
North. North Hillside.
Alright, you used a concrete block to break the window.
*nods* Uh-huh, plate glass window, patio door.
What happened next?
Noise. I just went in. She came out of the bedroom and thought that
a car had hit her house and I told her, I used the ruse of being
wanted; I was on the run. I needed food, car, warmth, warm up. I
asked her, I handcuffed her and kind of talked to her -- told her
that I would like to get some food, get her keys to her car. Kind of
rest assured, talked with her a little bit, calmed her down a little
bit. Then eventually I checked -- I think she was still handcuffed
-- I went back and checked out where the car was, simulated getting
some food, odds and ends in the house, kind of like I was leaving.
Then I went back and removed her handcuffs and tied her up and then,
eventually, strangled her.
You say, eventually strangled her?
Well, after I tied her up I went through some things in the room
there and then, and then strangled her.
You said you went through. Were you looking for something?
Well, some personal items, yes. I took some personal items from
Did you take some personal items in every one of these incidences?
Uhh, I did on the Hedge. I don't remember anything at Vicki's place.
The Otero's, I got the watch and the radio. I don't think I did any
at Bright's. Vian's? No, I don't think so. Fox? Yes, I took some
things from Fox. It was hit and miss. Probably if it was a
controlled situation where I had more time, I took something. But if
it was, uh, confusion or other things I didn't because I was trying
to get out of there.
Alright, so in regards to the Davis matter, you run around the room,
took a few personal things. What did you do then?
Uh, strangled her.
What did you strangle her with?
What happened then?
Kind of like Mrs. Hedge, I had already figured out my, I had a plan
of leaving and I put her in a blanket and drug her to the car, put
her in the trunk of the car.
So you were able to strangle her to death with these pantyhose?
Alright, you put her in your car..
In her car, her car. The trunk of her car.
Alright, then what happened.
I really had a commitment that I needed to go to so I moved her to
one spot, took her out of her car -- this gets complicated -- then
the stuff I had – clothes, gun, whatever – I took that to another
spot in her car, dumped that off (closes eyes like trying to
remember). Okay, then took her car back to her house, umm, left that.
Let me think. Okay, in the interim I realized I had lost one of my
guns -- I dropped it somewhere -- so I was distraught trying to
figure out where my gun was. So I went back into the house and
realized I had dropped it when I went in, when I had broke the plate-glass
window, it dropped and fell on the floor right there and I found it
right there so that solved that problem. Anyway, I went back out,
threw the keys, checked the car real quick like, threw the keys up
on top of the roof of her house, walked from her car back to my car.
Took my car, drove it back and I either dropped more stuff off or
picked her up and put 'em in my car and then I drove up northeast of
Sedgwick County and dropped her off underneath a bridge.
So all of these instances, these 10 counts, occurred because you
wanted to fulfill a sexual fantasy. Is that correct?