describes Nancy Fox's murder
WICHITA, Kansas --
Judge Gregory Waller: Alright, in count seven, it is claimed
that on the 8th day of December 1977, Sedgwick County, Kansas, that
you unlawfully killed a human being, that being Nancy Fox,
maliciously, willfully, deliberately and with premeditation by
strangulation, inflicting injuries in which the said, Nancy Fox,
died on December 8th 1977. Can you tell me what you did on that day
here in Sedgwick County?
Nancy Fox was another one of the projects. When I was trolling the
area, I noticed her go in the house one night. Sometimes I would..
uh, anyway I put her down as a potential victim.
Let me ask you one thing Mr. Rader. You've used that term when you
were patrolling the area. What do you mean?
It's called stalking or trolling.
So you were not working in any form or fashion?
Well, (he starts to wipe his forehead), I don't know. If you've read
much about serial killers, they go through what you call, different
phases. That's one of the phases they go through as a trolling
stage. Basically, you're looking for a victim at that time. You can
be trolling for months or years but once you lock in on a certain
person, you become stalking. And that might be several of them, but
you really home in on that person. They basically become the.. it's,
that's the victim.
about.. patrolling or trolling)
No. No, I wasn't working sir. No, this was, this was off, off, off
Alright, so you basically identified Nancy Fox as one of your
projects. What happened then?
At first, she was spotted and then I did a little homework. I
dropped by once to check the mailbox to see what her name was. I
found out where she worked. I stopped by there once -- Helzberg. I
kind of sized her up. The more I knew about a person, the more I
felt comfortable with it. So I did that a couple of times. And then
I just selected a night, which was this particular night, to try it
and it worked out.
Alright, can you tell me what you did on that night of December 8,
About two or three blocks away, I parked my car and walked to that
residence. Knocked at the door first to make sure, see if anybody
was in there because I knew she arrived home at a particular time
from where she worked. Nobody answered the door so I went around to
the back of the house, cut the phone lines. I could tell that there
wasn't anybody in the north apartment. I broke in and waited for her
to come home in the kitchen.
Alright, did she come home?
Yes she did.
I confronted her. I told her that I was a -- that I had a problem, a
sexual problems -- that I had to tie her up and have sex with her.
She was a little upset. We talked for awhile and she smoked a
cigarette. While we smoked a cigarette, I went through her purse
identifying some stuff and she finally said, 'well, let's get this
over with so I can go call the police' and I said 'okay' and she
said, 'can I go to the bathroom?' And I said 'yes.' She went to the
bathroom and came.. and I told her that when she came out to make
sure that she was undressed. When she came out I handcuffed her and
You handcuffed her? You had a pair of handcuffs?
Yes sir, uh-huh.
What happened then?
Well anyway, I handcuffed her, had her lay on the bed. I tied her
feet. I was also undressed to a certain degree. And then I got on
top of her and reached over, took, either her feet were tied or not
tied. But anyway I took.. I think I had a belt. I took the belt and
I strangled her with the belt at that time.
Alright, after you had strangled her, what happened?
Okay, after I strangled her, I took the belt off and retied that
with pantyhose real tight, removed the handcuffs and tied those with
pantyhose -- I can't remember the colors right now. I think I maybe
retied her feet if they hadn't already -- they were probably already
tied, her feet were. And at that time I masturbated sir.
Had you had sexual relations with her?
No, no, no. I told her I was but I did not.
So you masturbated, then what did you do?
Uh, dressed, then went through the house and I took some of her
personal items and kind of cleaned the house up, went through, check
everything and then left.
about the address)
For purposes of this it's in Sedgwick County. Do you remember the
address Mr. Rader?
Council: Do you
remember the address for Miss Fox?
Oh Fox? 913 or 9-0-3? No I sure don't. I know it was on Pershing --
South Pershing that's all. It was 9-something sir but I don't know
the other digits.
That's alright. The address, as I said is really not important as
long as you remember it happened here in Wichita, Sedgwick County,