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Robert Lee YATES Jr.

 
 
 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr.

 

 



Robert L. Yates Jr., right, looks through a door cracked-open, before his arraignment
at Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000.

 

 

Robert Lee Yates Jr. stands emotionless as he is sentenced to a 408-year prison term in
a Spokane County Superior courtroom, in Spokane, Washington, October 26, 2000.

 


 

Robert L. Yates Jr., right, talks with his attorney, Spokane County public defender Jay Ames,
during his arraignment in Spokane, Wash., May 31, 2000.

 

 

Robert Yates addressed the family and friends
of his victims during his sentencing.

 

 

Robert Yates pleaded guilty to 13 murders,
and one attempted murder.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr., right, stands beside defense attorney Roger Hunko, during Yates' arraignment, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash. Robert L. Yates Jr. pleaded innocent in the slayings of two women in Pierce County, where the prosecutor has filed charges that could lead to the death penalty. Yates, who last week pleaded guilty to 13 counts of murder in Spokane County, was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of Melinda L. Mercer in 1997 and Connie Ellis in 1998.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr., left, wipes away tears as he pleads guilty to killing 13 people, dating back a quarter century, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Spokane, Wash. Scott Mason, an assistant public defender for Spokane County, looks on at right. Robert L. Yates Jr., a 48-year-old father of five, will be sentenced next week to spend the rest of his life in prison. He still could face the death penalty if he is convicted of two Tacoma-area slayings and an additional murder in Spokane County.

 

 

Robert Lee Yates Jr. wipes tears from his eyes while appearing at a Spokane County
Superior courtroom in Eastern Washington, October 19, 2000.

 

 

Yates sentenced to over 400 years in jail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr. enters a
Pierce County Superior courtroom.

 

 

Robert Lee Yates Jr. (C) gestures while apologizing to the families of his murder victims before he is sentenced to a 408-year prison term in a Spokane County Superior courtroom, in Spokane, Washington, October 26, 2000. Yates is flanked by his public defenders Richard Fasy (L) and Jay Ames (R). Yates pled guilty to 13 murders and one attempted murder in order to escape the death penalty. Yates, a former Washington Army National Guard helicopter pilot, will appear in Tacoma, Washington October 31 where he is charged with two counts of first-degree and could still face the death penalty.


 

 

Robert Lee Yates Jr. (R) is unhandcuffed after entering a Spokane County Superior courtroom in Eastern Washington, October 19, 2000 where he pled guilty to 13 murder charges and one attempted murder charge as part of a plea bargain agreement to avoid the death penalty.

 

 

Serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr., center, is escorted into a
courtroom for his sentencing, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr., center, speaks to relatives of his victims Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, before being
sentenced in a courtroom in Spokane, Wash. Yates' attorney Richard Fasy, stands at right.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr. pleads guilty to 13 murders, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000,
in a courtroom in Spokane, Wash.

 

 

Defense attorneys for Robert Yates say a not guilty plea
makes their defense more difficult.

 

 

Robert Yates appeared in court in Tacoma.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr.

 

 

Robert L. Yates Jr.

 


 

 
 
 
 
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