Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker, who in 1979 killed five teenage girls with accomplice Roy Norris, said he's getting afraid of death, and laments his "totally wasted life" during an interview in his cell. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker, who in 1979 killed five teenage girls with accomplice Roy Norris, said he's getting afraid of death, and laments his "totally wasted life" during an interview in his cell. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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Lawrence Bittaker, a most depraved killer, twists justice system

August 20, 2016 5:31 AM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.