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The Butcher Baker

The butcher baker : Robert Hansen was a “small person” who quickly turned into a “monster,” according to Butcher Baker’s prosecutor: doc

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Rothschild recalls the first time he saw “the Butcher Baker” with great clarity.

The Butcher Baker

Robert Hansen, an Alaskan baker and hunter who murdered at least 17 women in the 1970s and 1980s, is the focus of a new Investigation Discovery (ID) documentary titled “The Butcher Baker: The Mind of a Monster,” which premieres on Wednesday.

The show is part of the crime and justice network’s “Serial Killer Week,” during which viewers may tune in each night to watch unique programming that examines some of history’s most notorious and seemingly forgotten serial killers.

\Hansen confessed to killing largely dancers and prostitutes over a 12-year period and was convicted in 1984.

In exchange for not having to go to trial 17 times, he was convicted of only four of the killings.

At the time, the Anchorage baker also admitted to rapping another 30 women.

Hansen was previously the subject of “The Frozen Ground,” a 2013 film starring Nicolas Cage as an Alaska State Trooper investigating the slayings. Hansen was played by John Cusack.

The documentary featured Rothschild, the prosecutor who was instrumental in Hansen’s confession.

When Rothschild first met Alaska’s most well-known serial killer, he was taken aback, he told Fox News.

Rothschild said, “He was a little guy.” “He came across as a quite mild-mannered individual.

You had no idea what he was concealing under the mask at first. I didn’t see a significantly different Robert Hansen until we didn’t go along with his plan for how the confession was going to proceed.

When that happened, his face flushed and the hair on the back of his neck rose up.

There was a monster on the loose. He enacted it. He became enraged. For ten minutes, he screamed at employees.”

Hansen was a bakery proprietor in the 1970s and 1980s who portrayed himself as a family man.

His wife, a devoted Christian, was completely unaware of his previous life.

Construction of the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline in the 1970s attracted sex workers, pimps, scam artists, and drug dealers searching for quick money during the boom.

Sudden disappearances were typical among them.

“Anchorage was ideal for someone like Robert Hansen at the time,” Rothschild explained.

“It was a location where Hansen could easily entice ladies into his hands. … [His victims] were all young women, primarily runaways who had no family and were out on their own in the world.

The majority of them didn’t even finish high school. This was a place where many people could generate money and survive.”

Hansen’s first victims, according to Rothschild, were any woman who caught his attention.

Strippers and prostitutes, on the other hand, were not only more difficult to trace, but also less likely to be seen.

“Hansen discovered he needed to treat women who were not easily believed or cared for by the community or the police in the same way,” he explained. “He had the mind of a hunter.”

Hansen would kidnap his victims and drive them to secluded locations outside of town in his automobile or on a private plane.

Hansen allegedly raped the women in some cases before returning them to Anchorage and telling them not to call police, according to investigators.

Hansen, on the other hand, would sometimes release the women into the bush before hunting them down with his rifle.

Hansen later admitted to investigators that the Knik River, northeast of Anchorage, was one of his favourite places to take his victims.

He would bring home valuables owned by the women as memories while his wife and children were out of town and hide them out of sight.

Hansen’s wife, Darla Hansen, had no idea he was living a second life because he was an avid hunter who often worked unusual hours.

“Hansen would get in his car and drive around downtown Anchorage, gazing at all these young women strolling down the street,” Rothschild explained.

“He would become enthralled and ecstatic at the prospect of returning to the game – his game.”

Only 12 bodies were discovered out of the 17 women Hansen admitted to killing. The rest of the group was never discovered.

Hansen’s youth, according to Rothschild, may have influenced his fury, which he eventually directed at his victims.

Hansen was a thin kid with significant acne scars on his face when he was younger. He also had a stuttering problem. This made him an easy target.

“The folks who made the most fun of him, who got to him the most, were young girls,” Rothschild explained.

“As a result, the attitude he acquired about female sex arose from those circumstances. And his fury was manifested during his school years, when he set fire to the school bus barn.

That, according to what we know, was his first real crime… I’m not a psychologist, but those childhood traumas contributed to the development of adult rage.”

Hansen was not apprehended sooner, according to Rothschild, because his victims were individuals who were “barely missed” by society.

Their relatives were frequently unaware of their location. Some speculated that they either flew to Hawaii for the next opportunity or overdosed.

Those who survived Hansen’s wrath, on the other hand, were not immediately believed.

“Take a look at the Cindy Paulson case,” Rothschild said, referring to the teen sex worker Hansen who was kidnapped, raped, and tortured in his basement.

According to the Anchorage Daily News, Paulson sensed an opportunity to flee as Hansen prepared to fly her out on a one-way excursion into the wilderness, where she would face probable death.

Rothschild said, “My god, she’s fleeing naked and handcuffed through the streets of Anchorage, terrified to death.

” “You could see her fear of dying in her eyes. Robert Hansen owns the aeroplane, the house, and the basement, according to her.

She points the officer in the direction of the house. That’s exactly how she explains it….

However, the man in charge of the sexual assault unit at the time… had the worst kind of bias and experience in the field.

“All of the facts are in front of you. It’s undeniable that she had this dreadful experience.

This wasn’t just a lousy sex bargain. Hansen, on the other hand, concocts this ruse.

Hearing the alibi, this guy, the director of the sexual assault team, says, “There’s no case here.” There wasn’t even a smidgeon of sympathy for a rape victim… That irritates me every time.”

However, the 1983 case was a watershed moment. Several months later, authorities with search warrants combed through Hansen’s home and discovered evidence that led to him being charged with four killings, according to the outlet.

At the time of his death in 2014, Hansen was serving a 461-year sentence in Alaska.

He had been imprisoned at the Seward state jail but was transferred to the Anchorage Correctional Center that year when his health deteriorated.

Hansen had a “do not resuscitate” order on file, according to Alaska Department of Corrections spokesman Sherrie Daigle at the time.

Rothschild thinks that the film will convince audiences that victims of assault and rape need to be believed.

“When challenged with their heinous falsehoods and heinous crimes, people lie their asses off,” he continued.

“It was always denial, denial, denial for Robert Hansen. Even if you confront someone about their wrongdoings, they will look you in the eyes and declare, “I didn’t do that.” It occurs frequently.”

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