SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the nation's most prolific killers plans to plead guilty Friday in Washington state to killing a 49th person.
Green River Killer Gary Ridgway already is serving 48 life terms. He's scheduled to enter a plea at his arraignment at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.
Ridgway already confessed to killing 20-year-old Rebecca "Becky" Marrero in 1982 as part of a 2003 plea deal that spared him the death penalty.
Her remains weren't found until Dec. 21 when teenagers found a skull in a ravine at Auburn, south of Seattle. Ridgway was charged Feb. 7. He was brought from the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla for the arraignment, where Marrero's family will have the opportunity to confront him.
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