Derrick Todd Lee
The Serial Killer Strikes
Gina Wilson Green, 41, lived on Stanford Avenue just off LSU's oak-lined, picturesque campus. Gina was a nurse who specialized in infusion therapy. She drove a BMW convertible and doted on her nieces. On September 24, 2001, police found her strangled body inside her home.
Just across the Mississippi River from downtown Baton Rouge, 21-year-old Geralyn DeSoto lived in a mobile home off of La. Highway 1. She was just a couple of months away from starting school to become an occupational therapist.
She had a job interview set up for 2:30 on the afternoon of January 14, 2002. She never made it.
Just before noon, someone broke into Geralyn's mobile home. The intruder smacked her in the head with a telephone and stabbed her three times. But Geralyn was tough. She ran for her bedroom and got her hands on a shotgun. When she tried to turn the gun on her attacker, though, he managed to jerk it out of her hands. Then he cut her throat from ear to ear and stomped on her body.
Five months later, on May 31, police found the body of 21-year-old Charlotte Murray Pace in her south Baton Rouge home. She had been stabbed more than 80 times, beaten with a clothes iron, and had her throat cut. Her death was so brutal it turned the stomach of one veteran crime scene investigator. "It made me sick," the investigator later testified. "The body had been so violated."
In early July, 44-year-old Pam Kinamore disappeared from her Baton Rouge home. Four days later, her body was found floating 30 miles away in Whiskey Bay, dumped off of Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Her throat had been slashed.
Copyright Chuck Hustmyre