“I just put it in one of the first letters. I’m always surprised I put it up there first. I think it was just — Bind, Torture, Kill. I put 'Poetic Strangler,” 'the Wichita Strangler,' 'BTK Strangler' and they put the BTK on me. They actually decided, it wasn’t me. They took one of those acronyms and said, 'Okay, this is it.' And I thought, 'That’s, that’s good. And I’ll go with that.'”


Describing how he got the moniker BTK. On Friday, Aug. 12 2005 at 8 PM/ET with  NBC “Dateline’s” Edie Magnus.

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