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By Mark Prothero

At first, Mark Prothero, security legal professional for Gary Ridgway, thought: "This can't be the golf green River Killer! He's too traditional! He's too small. He's too calm. He's too well mannered! He can't potentially have murdered forty-nine women.  They can't be critical! they need to have screwed up! I didn't notice then, yet i used to be right.  Gary Ridgway hadn't killed forty-nine women.  He'd killed much more than that."

Soon, Mark Prothero confronted the query: "How may well you most likely defend the so much prolific serial killer in usa historical past, the notorious eco-friendly River Killer?  If an individual deserved to be done for his crimes, didn't he?"
Mark Prothero, co-lead protection lawyer who helped keep Gary Ridgway from the loss of life sentence, has heard that question time and again. Now he’s written a e-book that unearths the real, within tale of precisely how an idealistic public defender, highschool swim trainer, husband, and pop may possibly carry himself to spend many months of shut confinement with a guy who brutally murdered at the very least seventy five younger women, usually within the act of intercourse. Defending Gary indicates how Prothero may perhaps reconcile those massive acts realizing the truth of this unassuming fellow Gary Ridgway, a mild-mannered, church-going, dedicated husband, father, and previous army guy, with an IQ of round eighty two and an established task as a truck painter from Auburn, Washington, close to Seattle.

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So let’s just see what happens . . Q With all of these thoughts streaming through my mind, I got up the next morning, Saturday, December 1, 2001, just after six. The high school swim team had a regular workout scheduled for seven. c03 30 3/24/06 9:06 AM Page 30 DEFENDING GARY sun was just coming up, I put my Coach Prothero hat back on, and Sean and I drove to the pool. Our boys’ team had only a week or so to go before their first meet, so this was no time to let down, even if I hadn’t had much sleep.

So she knows I’ll want to do my very best work. And she knows I’ll throw myself into it. She’ll see. I’ll show her. I can do both. I can be a good husband, and a good dad, while handling this case. Besides, we probably won’t get to keep the case anyway. Gary said his family would probably hire a private attorney. Once that happens, we’ll be out. . So let’s just see what happens . . Q With all of these thoughts streaming through my mind, I got up the next morning, Saturday, December 1, 2001, just after six.

No. I’m not. This is exactly what my training and experience has led me to. There’s a reason this came my way. I’ve had great luck at ACA and this is why—to get ready for this huge case! It’s a beast, but I want it. It’s my challenge, it’s what I do. And Kelly knows this. She’ll be with me on this, I told myself. She’ll support me because she knows everything I do will be scrutinized. Three times. So she knows I’ll want to do my very best work. And she knows I’ll throw myself into it. She’ll see.

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