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Today in Crime History: Highway Killer Larry Eyler Sentenced to Prison

On December 28, 1990, serial killer Larry Eyler was sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder. He’d later be sentenced to death, but the state would never get to carry out their grim task; Larry died in prison of AIDS.

Today in Crime History: Serial killer passes a polygraph

On December 18, 1990, suspected serial killer Larry Eyler took a lie detector test and passed. He also pleaded not guilty to murder, but eventually ended up confessing to killing 21 people. He died of AIDS while in prison.

Today in Crime History: Highway Killer Larry Eyler Arrested

On September 30, 1983, Eyler was arrested and incriminating evidence seized. In December, however, his lawyer had it all suppressed, leaving this serial killer of men and boys free to keep on killing.

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