‘Torso Killer’ admits killing 5 women decades ago near NYC


              Randi Childs, daughter of Sheila Heiman, holds up a picture of her mother and father while speaking at a news conference after Richard Cottingham appeared remotely in a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago, including Sheila Heiman. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              John Moye, son of Laverne Moye, holds up a picture of his mother while speaking at a news conference after Richard Cottingham appeared remotely in a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago, including Laverne Moye. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Prosecutor Jared Rosenblatt comforts Darlene Altman, daughter of Diane Cusick, as she reads a statement at a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Richard Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a Cusick, a 23-year-old woman, outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Darlene Altman, daughter of Diane Cusick, center, leaves a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Richard Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing Cusick, a 23-year-old woman, outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Darlene Altman, daughter of Diane Cusick, center, smiles as she leaves a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Richard Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing Cusick, a 23-year-old woman, outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Jim Martin, brother of Diane Cusick, reads a statement with prosecutor Jared Rosenblatt at his side at a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Richard Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing Cusick, a 23-year-old woman, outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Jeanne Heinz, sister of Mary Beth Heinz, left, thanks law enforcement, including Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly, right, during a news conference after Richard Cottingham appeared remotely in a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago, including Mary Beth Heinz. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly speaks during a news conference after Richard Cottingham appeared remotely in a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly speaks while prosecutor Jared Rosenblatt looks on during a news conference after Richard Cottingham appeared remotely in a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Cottingham, the serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer", admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              Richard Cottingham makes a remote appearance at a courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. The serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer" admitted Monday to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
            
              FILE - This undated photo from the New Jersey Department of Corrections shows inmate Richard Cottingham. The serial murderer known as the "Torso Killer" admitted, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 to killing a 23-year-old woman outside a Long Island shopping mall in 1968 and four other women decades ago. Cottingham was arraigned earlier this year on a second-degree murder charge in connection with Diane Cusick's death during a trip she made to buy shoes at the suburban Green Acres Mall. Cottingham is believed to be one of America's most prolific serial killers and has already been convicted in 11 other killings. (New Jersey Department of Correction/Newsday via AP)
‘Torso Killer’ admits killing 5 women decades ago near NYC