Robert Ben Rhoades Pleads to Two More Murders

on March 29, 2012 in Serial Killers by

Already serving a life sentence in Illinois for the murder of a 14-year-old girl, Robert Ben Rhoades has pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder in a West Texas courtroom. This was part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.

Rhoades, a long haul trucker, kept a “torture dungeon” in the cab of his rig.

He confessed to abducting and murdering 28-year-old Douglas Scott Zyskowski and 24-year-old Patricia Walsh, a couple from Seattle, in 1990.

Douglas’ body was found near I-10, but wasn’t identified until 1992. The remains of Patricia, his wife, were found in a Utah canyon. She wasn’t identified until 13 years later.

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