About the only person to stand by Dennis Rader—known as the BTK Strangler—since his arrest in February for ten vicious murders has been his pastor, Michael Clark. The pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in northern Wichita, where Rader was president of the church council, visited Rader twice a week in Wichita’s Sedgwick County Jail while he awaited sentencing.
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