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“Tool box killer" Lawrence Bittaker and partner Roy Norris called their van "Murder Mack", it had no windows so they could hide the young girls they kidnapped as they cruised up and down Pacific Coast Highway in the first half of 1979.#nojustice MM
16-year-old Cindy Schaeffer was picked up by the pair near Redondo Beach. Norris forced into the van, duct taped her mouth and bound her arms and legs. Bittaker drove her to the San Gabriel Mountains where both men raped her.
Bittaker then wrapped a wire coat hanger around her neck, tightened it with vice-grip pliers and strangled her to death. Afterward, they dumped her body in canyon.
They next picked up 18-year-old Andrea Hall. She was taken to a remote area and raped repeatedly. Afterward, she was stabbed with an ice pick in both ears. When she wouldn't die fast enough, the duo strangled her and threw her body off a cliff.
In September, Bittaker and Norris offered Jackie Gilliam, 15, and Leah Lamp, 13, a ride while they sat at a bus stop. After getting in the van, the girls became suspicious and tried to escape.
Bittaker and Norris beat the girls with a baseball bat. The girls were bound and kept alive for two days, while being raped and tortured with a wire hanger and pliers.
Bittaker and Norris audio recorded the agonized screams of the victims. Eventually, they killed the girls using a sledgehammer and an icepick and dumped their bodies over a cliff.
Jackie's head still had the icepick in it when she was found. Later that month, the pair kidnapped Shirley Sanders. Both men raped her, but she managed to escape.
Finally, they went on to kidnap 16-year-old Lynette Ledford, raping her and then tape recording her screams of agony as they crushed and mutilated her genitals, and nipples with vice grip pliers.
Eventually, they strangled Lynette with a wire hanger and dumped her body on the front lawn of a residence in Hermosa Beach. These killers will now escape the death penalty thanks to the Governor’s moratorium. #nojustice
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