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H2H 3. 148 Richard Cottingham. The Torso Killer

From 1967 to 1980, New York City and suburban New Jersey was the playground for a sexual serial killer who would bind, torture, strangle and dismember his victims. He’s been convicted of a number of murders, but many, including the killer himself believe the number is closer to one hundred women and girls. This is the story of Richard Cottingham. The Torso Killer.




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