Walter E. Ellis May Plead No Contest

on December 23, 2010 in Serial Killers by

Walter E. Ellis is charged with murdering seven women over a 21 year period in Milwaukee. He was scheduled to go to trial in April, but said yesterday that he would like to plead no contest. He’ll be given the chance to do so in a hearing this morning.

If he does plead no contest, he would be automatically convicted. Prosecutors are concerned that he may change his mind, however. He has already changed defense lawyers three times.

The victims, who were killed between 1986 and 2007 were all prostitutes. Ellis has been matched to all seven murders via DNA.

Investigators say he has been matched to an eighth victim, but he has not yet been charged with that killing.

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