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Robert Lee Yates - Convicted Serial Killer

2220 E 49th Ave, Spokane, Washington
2007-12-30
The house centered on the map is the home of Robert Lee Yates. He lived here with his wife and five children during his 1990's killing spree. One particularly bizarre detail of Yates' murders involved the case of murder victim Melody Murfin, whose body was buried just outside of the bedroom window of this home.

Robert Lee Yates, Jr. (born May 27, 1952) is a convicted serial killer from Spokane, Washington. From 1996 to 1998, Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women in Spokane County, Washington. All 13 of these women were prostitutes working on Spokane's "Skid Row" red-light district on E. Sprague Avenue. Yates has also confessed to two murders committed in Walla Walla, Washington in 1975 and one murder committed in Skagit County, Washington in 1988. In 2002, Yates was convicted of two murders of women from Pierce County, Washington.

Yates currently is on death row at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington.
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