Kentucky grand jury indicts serial killer on murder charge

Posted at 12:06 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 12:06:03-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A 78-year-old Texas inmate who authorities say confessed to killing dozens of people over four decades has been indicted on a murder charge in the 1981 death of a Kentucky woman.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the Warren County grand jury handed down the indictment Wednesday against Samuel Little in the death of Linda Sue Boards.

Little pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman, and he was convicted in 2014 of killing three Los Angeles-area women in separate attacks in the late 1980s. He was serving life sentences when authorities say he confessed this year to killing dozens more people in 20 states since 1970.

Police said the Kentucky slaying matched methods used in the California killings.

Little has also confessed to killing a black female in Cincinnati in 1974 and a white female in Covington, Kentucky in 1984, according to the FBI. Little said he met that second victim in Columbus, Ohio and disposed of her body somewhere in Northern Kentucky.

Neither of those confessions had been matched to a particular victim as of Nov. 15, according to the FBI.