The "Hillside Strangler" Speaks For The First TIme in 35 Years"

The "Hillside Strangler"


Speaks For The First Time in 35 Years


The Interview with
Kenneth Bianchi


By Criminal Profiler
Anthony Meoli, MA, J.D., DACFEI
© 2015



Kenneth Bianchi Kenneth Alessio Bianchi, long known for his moniker, the”Hillside Strangler,” finally agreed to explain his version of events that left at least 12 women dead in California and Washington State. Bianchi has never agreed to a printed interview during his 35 years behind bars. This interview came about through hundreds of pages of written correspondence and nearly two dozen video visitations (which translates to approximately 24 hours of face-to-face time, via an inmate video conferencing website) between us.


Bianchi has been a reclusive inmate for years and untrusting of almost anyone who writes him. For many years he has fielded letters that begin with, “Dear Hillside Strangler” or “Dear Strangler” with the expectation that this might elicit a response. Instead, it elicits feelings of anger, frustration and having to live behind bars for over three decades for murder convictions of 2 women in Washington State and 6 women in California.


Bianchi was convicted of his crimes along with his cousin, Angelo Buono, who died of natural causes in 2002. To this day Bianchi proclaims his innocence to these horrific crimes which have remained at the forefront of true crime history for the better part of half a century.


This interview is not designed to proclaim his innocence nor condemn him more than his sentence – life, with the possibility of parole. The sole intention of this interview was to obtain his permission along with detailed explanations to questions that have plagued investigators, psychologists, and victims’ families. Many of the unseen victims of the “Hillside Strangler” were those living in fear around Los Angeles from 1978-1979 when 10 bodies were found naked (or partially clad), posed and displayed out in the open for anyone to find.


It was not only in how the victims were killed, (strangled, burned, asphyxiated) but the brash nature of the killers - leaving the bodies in plain sight. There was no attempt to conceal or hide their depravity. The killer(s) intent was to do their bidding while feeling invincible, un-catchable, and outsmarting anyone trying to catch them.


This following is a verbatim transcript of Kenneth Bianchi’s involvement regarding the “Hillside Strangler” crimes. This interview was fully authorized by Kenneth Bianchi for the ACFEI.




Anthony Meoli (AM)

Why, after 35 years behind bars, have you decided to come forward for this interview to clarify the events that eventually led to your arrest?

Kenneth Bianchi (KB)

Hope that someone will listen to the actual facts, and bring actual, critical truths into the light of day.

AM

I would first like to begin with some background questions so as to familiarize those who may not know your name or be familiar with any of your case details.

AM

Where and when were you born?

KB

Rochester, New York on May 22, 1951, 6 pounds and 4 ounces.

AM

How would you describe your early childhood?

KB

Family, safe, loving, fun, no more or less imperfect than other Italian middle class families I knew in the 1950’s.

AM

Were you ever bullied in school and if so what do you recall was the reason why you were singled out?

KB

No.

AM

How would you best describe the relationship with your birth mother?

KB

None, by choice. I had a loving family not unlike birth parents, who never made me feel adopted and who chose me.

AM

At what age were you adopted?

KB

10.5 months.

AM

Were you close to any particular family member of your adopted family?

KB

Yes, both parents.

AM

Where did you attend grade school and high school?

KB

Holy Family Catholic School and Gates-Chili High School.

AM

Were you a high achiever?

KB

No.

AM

Some reports have listed your IQ (intelligence quotient) at “bright normal” or even higher. Can you confirm if and when your IQ test was taken and the resulting score?

KB

IQ of 135, tested in 1979.

Note by Anthony Meoli: (Only 1 out of 100 individuals test this high, putting Bianchi’s intelligence quotient in the top 1%)

AM

Did you ever attend college?

KB

No.

AM

Since you did not attend college, what were some of the occupations you held after high school?

KB

Not Applicable.

AM

What in particular made you decide to move from the East Coast (New York) to California?

KB

Extended vacation. Moving was never the intention.

AM

When did this move occur? (Year and age)

KB

The vacation started in winter, 1975, at age 24.

AM

What was the catalyst for you to eventually move in with your cousin, Angelo Buono?

KB

Family arranged for me to stay with a distant cousin, Angelo Buono and his son Anthony for the time of my vacation.

AM

What year did you first begin living with Angelo Buono?

KB

Winter, 1975.

AM

Please briefly describe your relationship with Angelo Buono.

KB

Poor to none. Mostly my time was spent with Anthony, and making new acquaintances.

AM

When did you first become aware that your cousin had been arrested for the “Hillside Strangler” crimes?

KB

October 19, 1979

AM

Angelo Buono reportedly stated that you were working as a psychologist in Bellingham, Washington. Did you ever manufacture any type of credentials (e.g. diplomas, licenses, business cards, certificates, etc.) which may have given the false impression that you were a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist?

KB

I never manufactured any of the above which may have given a false appearance anyone relied on.

AM

How do you explain evidence that was found which included numerous diplomas that had your name printed on them? This evidence included degrees and certificates from the following: The Trustees of Columbia University in New York City, the Strong Memorial Hospital (where you allegedly did your internship) and a certificate from the National Psychiatric Association (a non-existent professional organization).

KB

No such alleged documents were ever found in either my possession or control nor “evidence” in any alleged investigation and/or crime.

AM

How would you explain that both your girlfriend and your mother had no knowledge whatsoever of any of these degrees, licenses or certificates?

KB

See question above.

AM

While you were in jail you were interviewed by at least two psychiatrists, is this true?

KB

Yes.

AM

During one of these interviews with a psychiatrist, it was determined by Dr. Allison that you may be suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, herein referred to as DID). Can you explain, in detail, which doctors(s) examined you and the circumstances surrounding the personalities you had named “Steve” and “Billy?”

KB

Repeated innocence admissions coupled with no memory of involvement in any crimes led to a social worker theorizing that I had repressed incriminating memories, and was therefore not competent. That led to the suggestion by attorney Dean Brett that I submit to hypnosis, despite the fact I had read police files, viewed crime photos from criminal cases in Washington and California.

During 15 plus hours of hypnosis, Dr. John Watkins and Dr. Ralph Allison (each proponents of Multiple Personality Disorder (now DID), used leading questions to first elicit both alleged incriminating admissions and involuntary, pseudo – MPD/DID to determine competency on March 21-22, 1979 and April 18-20, 1979. No alleged MPD existed before or after the use of hypnosis, only during hypnosis.

In 1984, Los Angeles court Judge Ronald George opined Watkins and Alison, with their efforts, were complicit in creating the MPD/DID.

AM

You have mentioned in your letters that you believe Dr. Martin Orne (who visited you in May, 1979) never believed Multiple Personality Disorder/MPD (now DID) existed, is this correct?

KB

Yes, he believed no one had MPD/DID, and that too many professionals brought about false memories and MPD using hypnosis.

AM

You have also mentioned that this could be proven since Dr. Orne was a founding member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (which is correct). Is it therefore your contention that Dr. Orne, one of the most respected psychiatrists at the time, had a preconceived bias when he assessed that you were malingering?

KB

Yes, and the opinion of Dr. Watkins in the April 1984 issue of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (Volume XXXII, No. 2, Pgs., 87-94). Why else would a founding member of the false memory syndrome foundation not consider, or inquire into evidence of false memories nor ask about what crime documents/photos I had read?

Toward the end of his career, he was the heavyweight hired by the prosecution in Washington and California not to objectively determine competency, but to discredit me and find malingering to serve the prosecution’s interests. Why also would he enter my case, purporting to objectively determine whether MPD existed in me, when he did not believe MPD existed in anyone?

AM

What was the final assessment made by Dr. Martin Orne regarding your admission that “Steve” and “Billy” were involved and not Kenneth Alessio Bianchi?

KB

No MD, faking, malingering, “Steve” and “Billy” did not exist.

AM

To be very clear, were you hypnotized into false admissions or do you actually suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly MPD)?

KB

The hypnosis impaired my capacity to judge the reality of new “memories” that never existed, which led to confabulations, including false admissions and pseudo-MPD/DID. Newly discovered post-hypnosis evidence definitely proves the former false admissions.

AM

If you do not suffer from DID, how do you explain the multiple personalities that were videotaped?

KB

Hypnosis-induced caricatures seemingly mimicking actress Joanne Woodward’s portrayal of “Eve” in the Three Faces of Eve film.

AM

On July 16, 1981, you testified at Angelo Buono’s trial stating that you had lied about the MPD and that you were not involved in any of the crimes. Were you surprised when his defense attorney’s motion to dismiss (given that the prosecution’s star witness against him had just admitted lying on the stand) was denied?

KB

Deputy D.A. Roger Kelly moved for dismissal. Denied, the D.A.’s office was replaced with the California Attorney General’s Office. I testified to a disbelief that the MPD existed except during hypnosis. How others spun or translated my testimony is something to be asked of them.

Yes, I did admit no involvement in any of the crimes. Then later, since so many false versions of the crimes had been given, actually ended up being pushed, hostile exchanges, that resulted in more than at least 4 different versions of events (136 Cal.App.3d 477 (1982)) or as many as 60 different versions overall as reported. No one queried as to whether I knew of what I was testifying to.

AM

Angelo Buono was sentenced and imprisoned in California, convicted of at least 10 murders, earning him the infamous moniker, the “Hillside Strangler.” Is it your opinion that both of you are completely innocent of these crimes, having no responsibility or culpability for murdering these women?

KB

I did not live with Angelo Buono and his son during the time period of the murders in question, nor were we in communication, except once at his mother’s bedside in the hospital and at her funeral.

I told Deputy D.A.’s Roger Kelly and Jim Hines that I was not involved, and had no first-hand information that Angelo Buono was involved. So, after that, and after reviewing the case file, they moved for dismissal for lack of evidence in Angelo Buono’s case.

AM

I would like to discuss the two cases that led to your arrest in Bellingham, Washington. These cases include the murders of Karen Mandic (22 years old) and Diane Wilder (27 years old). Both victims were roommates and students at Western Washington University.

AM

What company were you working for in Bellingham, Washington on the night of the murders?

KB

Whatcom Security Agency (WSA).

AM

What was your official title for the company?

KB

Operations Supervisor, supervising more than 100 employees assigned to locations spread over two counties.

AM

Is it true that you had taken a job in the security office of a Fred Meyer Super Shopping Center in Bellingham, where Karen Mandic (one of the victims) had worked?

KB

Yes, store security at Fred Meyer department store.

AM

Karen Mandic was seen by at least three eyewitnesses leaving the Fred Meyer Super Center around 7:00pm on January 11, 1979. Is this correct to your knowledge?

KB

Yes.

AM

Karen Mandic was living with Diane Wilder, the other victim that was found with her, is this correct?

KB

Yes, at 1246 Ellis Street, Bellingham, Washington.

AM

Police have estimated that both victims were killed between 7:15pm and 9:30pm on the evening of January 11, 1979. Where were you located during these crucial hours and approximately what time did you arrive home?

KB

No, between 7:00pm-9:00pm January 11, 1979. Around 7:30pm, WSA dispatcher Vicky Jackson witnessed me walk into WSA and my office. Before that, I fueled up vehicle “05” and began the 25 mile drive up Mount Baker Highway toward Black Mountain Resort. Bad weather caused me to turn around at Zenderville Junction, about 10 miles from 334 Bayside. I almost struck a man walking his dog on Mount Baker Highway and answered a radio call about keys. After a bit of time, I left WSA and tried to head towards Anacortes, a well-travelled state highway, an oil refinery account in another county with multiple WSA employees on duty to discuss paycheck and days off problems, to make my presence known. Half way, bad weather caused me to turn around at the 7 Willow off-ramp.

AM

Bianchi does not mention nor elaborate what time he arrived home nor how long this trip took after 7:30pm with regards to the above question.

AM

On this same night, is it true that you lied to your live-in girlfriend (Kelli Boyd) about leaving the house to attend a work-related CPR training class? Why?

KB

Before Christmas 1978, with some guys from the reserve class having a beer at the Holiday Inn bar, I asked my instructor (Dave) to be excused from the CPR training class since I had been an EMT in Rochester, NY. He excused me. I allowed Kelli to believe I was going to the class, the lesser of two points of contention with her.

AM

When the police inquired whether you knew Karen Mandic’s name, why did you deny knowing her when she had worked at the customer service desk of the same Fred Meyer department store where you worked security?

KB

I knew multiple “Karen’s” at Fred Meyer, but not the last name “Mandic” at 2:30am, January 12, 1979, without more. So I said, “No.” At the conclusion, as he was leaving, Sgt. D. Miles asked again, adding “customer service desk” and “campus security boyfriend,” causing recognition. But I replied, “No, don’t know her whereabouts.” Police conveniently recall only the first response.

Later the morning after the 2:25am police contact of January 12, 1979, I was interviewed at WSA by police. It went something like:



AM

Did Karen Mandic have a boyfriend at the time?

KB

Yes, two: Steve Hardwick and Bill Bryant.

AM

What was his name and who did he work for in Bellingham, Washington?

KB

Hardwick was a campus security cop; Bryant a student.

AM

Why would Steven Hardwick file a “missing person’s report” within 3 hours of Karen Mandic’s disappearance on a night when he knew she was going out?

KB

Approximately 12:36am, January 12, 1979, Hardwick phoned WSA dispatcher Wendy Whitton, asking if she knew anyone who used to work for Fred Meyer. She did not. Still at the campus security office around 12:44am, as police arrived, he told Sgt. D. Miles and Officer Crabtree of “suspicious circumstances” at “308 Bayside Road” and that both women may be “foul play” victims.

How did he know both women were together? My name was added to the “missing person’s” report after our meeting of 2:25am at the WSA office, and no one has ever rectified the critical discrepancies with the 5 addresses Hardwick gave police. No one ever asked Hardwick “Why?” on anything.

AM

Did her boyfriend suggest that they should be looking for anyone in particular in regards to Mandic’s disappearance (given it had only been a few hours)?

KB

A WSA employee who use to work at Fred Meyer who set up a house sitting job at 308 Bayside Road.

AM

Why would the police have responded so quickly to a “missing person’s report” on two adult females, who were roommates, intending to go out together?

KB

Unknown.

AM

Karen Mandic and Diane Wilder were both found strangled in Karen’s Mercury Bobcat, which is not a very large vehicle. The vehicle alone seems to create some problems, but it would have required a fairly large amount of time and effort to accomplish these crimes.

The perpetrator had to control and murder both women without detection, avoid attracting the neighbors, dispose of any forensic evidence, manage to load both of their bodies, then drive the bodies to the cul-de-sac and then escape. Having said this, what forensic evidence within the car was ever tied to Kenneth Alessio Bianchi?

KB

None.

AM

According to your letters, Karen Mandic’s apartment was only 3 minutes from the Fred Meyer’s store, is this correct?

KB

Yes, according to police Detective Terry Wight and his partner who drove time routes.

AM

It seems we would have to ignore Karen Mandic’s apartment since police found no forensic evidence or semen (of the perpetrator) at this scene. All of the evidence was located at 334 Bayside Drive in Bellingham, which is 10-12 minutes away from the Fred Meyer’s store. Is this correct?

KB

Police never searched 1246 Ellis Street (Mandic’s home) for trace evidence of any kind.

AM

Had you ever visited, guarded or known about the residence located at 334 Bayside Drive where the forensic evidence was found?

KB

Yes.

AM

How far was your personal residence from 334 Bayside Drive?

KB

Best guess, after 36 years, 3-5 miles or so.

AM

Did police find the forensic evidence during the first sweep of the apartment where the murders were said to have taken place?

KB

If you are referring to the 334 Bayside home, and the first 3-day extensive search, no forensic evidence was found from January 12-15, 1979.

AM

Forensically, what specifically did law enforcement find at 334 Bayside Drive that tied you to these two murders in Bellingham, Washington?

KB

Nothing. During an extensive search that took place from January 12-15, 1979 at 334 Bayside and included thoroughly vacuuming every inch of floor, including the stairs. Noted by FBI as “Q69” and “Q70” vacuum bags. On or about January 26, 1979, without a forensic link, police Detective Robert Knudsen and Detective Fred Nolte claimed to have returned to 334 Bayside and found “Q99” hairs and fibers from stairwell where nothing was found during previous searches. “Q99” allegedly together on the same stair landing, had the “same microscopic characteristics” as 3 Diane Wilder head hairs and 2 of my pubic hairs.

AM

How do you explain your pubic hair being found at the crime scene (334 Bayside Drive) regardless of what day it was found?

KB

Cannot, especially since that hair was not there January 12-15, 1979. More likely, and logically, the hair is from the first hair sample taken without a required warrant during my January 12, 1979 booking. It was never sent to the FBI for comparison analysis, and was taken by police officer Paul Tillman to Robert Knudsen at the cul-de-sac crime scene. Leaving questions about the unlawful taking and transportation to a known crime scene never answered.

AM

We must assume that both bodies were driven from 334 Bayside Drive (where the forensic evidence was collected) to the cul-de-sac in Karen Mandic’s car (where the two bodies were found inside Mandic’s car) which according to you, would have taken a minimum of 12-15 minutes to drive one way. Is this correct?

KB

Why assume that when police officers Moore and Guttshack observed Karen’s car parked outside a loud party at a residence on Liberty Street after 11:00pm, with two women matching Karen and Diane getting into that car?

AM

You have had over 35 years to think about this so I am sure you have an opinion as to a timeline. In your estimation, how long do you think it would have taken the perpetrator(s) to physically control and murder both women, place both bodies in Karen’s car, go undetected, drive 12-15 minutes (one way) then walk back to the crime scene to retrieve their own vehicle?

KB

Insufficient knowledge to give such an opinion. Have never in my life harbored a thought as to physically control and murder any human, nor the time it takes to move a body.

AM

How do you explain the note that was found by police at Karen Mandic’s apartment that said, “Call Ken B.?”

KB

The note also had my WSA work number and was found by Bill Bryant who allegedly put it in his wallet, then later gave it to police. But WSA dispatchers later confirmed no call came to me from Karen or Diane. The note’s author is still unknown.

AM

Is there any evidence to support or refute the claim that you had called her apartment on January 9, 1979, just two days before the murders took place?

KB

None to support or refute questionable claim.

AM

Was there any evidence or eyewitnesses that place Karen Mandic’s Mercury Bobcat or your bright yellow work truck at 334 Bayside Drive?

KB

None.

AM

Why did you have a Polaroid camera at the very same construction site cul-de-sac where Mandic’s Mercury Bobcat was found?

KB

That is apparent false information. I never had a Polaroid camera “at the very same construction site cul-de-sac where Mandic’s Mercury Bobcat was found.” Never been to that cul-de-sac.

AM

Is it therefore your contention that Kenneth Bianchi never hurt, harmed or murdered anyone in California or Washington?

KB

Yes, as it was before the hypnosis.

AM

During our video visitations I have seen you become visibly upset when the term “Hillside Strangler” is used by other inmates. Can you explain why this term is so upsetting?

KB

That factually incorrect media headline term tends to incite preconceived negative implications, has no legal or factual relevance, acts as a public/private buffer preventing serious inquiry into prosecutorial misconduct, government deception, innocence questions, and closes doors that might lead to the actual truth. It creates an irreversible conclusory stigma.

AM

Is therefore anything else that you would like to provide about yourself, your case, or any forensics that would help to explain your innocence? (Please feel free to write as much as necessary)

KB

Prior to the hypnosis-induced and related admissions, there was no circumstantial or direct evidence or eyewitness link Angelo Buono nor I to any California murders. Before the mysterious magical January 26, 1979 appearance of hairs at the 334 Bayside home and hypnosis-induced and related admissions, there was no circumstantial or direct evidence or eyewitness to link me credibly to either Washington murder, proving my innocence was made virtually impossible with the hypnosis-induced admissions, in fact my Washington lawyer never interviewed a witness or investigated any state allegation unbeknownst to me.

Police I.D. Supervisor Robert Knudsen and Detective Fred Nolte conducted a secret investigation of my Washington crime admissions. On May 17-18, 1982, each investigator, under cross examination at Angelo Buono’s trial, finally admitted my alleged crime details are false, how the women were controlled were false, that neither woman was sexually assaulted, and neither adult woman was restrained. None of that was timely disclosed to my defense.


Addendums

The above concludes the formal interview with Kenneth Alessio Bianchi. Following the interview, Bianchi sent numerous communications (both handwritten and e-mails) to clarify his answers. These “addendums” were transcribed verbatim. When the addendum came from his e-mail account, it was copied and pasted as shown. No changes were made.


Capitalized letters are sometimes employed because the inmate e-mail system often utilizes extremely small font. Bianchi used capital letters during these times in order to see the words easier.


Handwritten Letter of Addendum #1


Dear Anthony,



Thank you for the interview opportunity. The questions within 4 envelopes were answered and mailed back to you last night under separate cover. This is a very brief addendum.


  1. My role as WSA Operations Supervisor, in addition to supervising employees in two counties (in the days before cell phones/computers). I was responsible for hiring, firing, counseling, and dispensing paychecks, the first level for any paycheck complaint/problems. In addition, my responsibility was to handle any customer complaints, safety office, account setups, vehicle maintenance schedules/care, and key control. Also, I was in charge of the work schedule board, filling slots made vacant by illness/vacations, and couldn’t leave until the board was complete. My duties included special events, training and supervising many employees at an oil refinery in Skagit County. 24/7!

  2. In 1977 or so I applied to the LAPD, passed the written test, passed the interview and physical and passed the psych evaluation. I later received the notice to report to the academy but ripped it up. In 1979, I asked the LAPD to release its applicant psych evaluation of me. They refused. I requested that the two law enforcement agencies evaluations be obtained and included in my case, to no avail.

  3. In 1973, I applied to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, passed the written test, passed the interview and physical, and passed the psych evaluation. The latter was with a psychiatrist named Dr. Goldstein. In 1979, I sat in jail, he sent me a copy of a letter he had written to someone and I quote: “I further believe that these data would not be consistent with a diagnosis of Anti-Social Personality Disorder and that there is nothing to indicate the presence at that time of such a presumably long-standing condition.”

  4. Please recall – since I did not notice a place to say this – if the sighting by Moore and Gottschalk had been confirmed by my lawyer or police, it would have destroyed their theories, made apparent their evidence manufacturing, and given me an alibi for the murders: home asleep with my girlfriend.


Thanks again. Be well.
Sincerely,
Ken Bianchi



Handwritten Letter of Addendum #2 - January 15, 2015


Dear Anthony,



During my time with God in prayer, your family is remembered. Hope your father and father-in-law are as well as can be expected, your Mrs. better and household “bug free.”


The following are relevant court excerpts and information as you delve into the cases. Please keep in mind that Dr. Ralph Allison, M.D. was a court’s own expert along with Dr. Charles Moffitt, M.D.


In a report dated May 26, 1979, Dr. Allison wrote, in part: (and I quote):
“I want to make one comment on the audiotape of Dr. Watkins’ induction of hypnosis…There could be a great deal of controversy about Dr. Watkins’ strong suggestions that there should be manifest, in hypnosis, a part of the mind that did not agree with Ken’s basic moral code. His actual words were: “Now that you’re relaxed, Ken, I want you to stay in your deeply relaxed state, but I would like to kind of talk to you. And I’ve talked with Ken but I think perhaps there might be another part of Ken that I haven’t talked to, another part of him that maybe feels somewhat different from the part I’ve talked to, and I would like to communicate with that other part. I would like that other part to come talk to me, and when it’s here, lift the left hand off the chair to signal to me that you are here. Would you please come, part, so that I could talk to you? Another part that is not the same as the part of Ken that I’ve been talking to. Would you lift the hand to indicate to me that you are here, where you are here, and ready to communicate with me? Part, will you come and lift Ken’s hand and indicate to me that you are here? [Watkins first sessions, March 21, 1979, under hypnosis, before eliciting the initial incriminating admissions.]


Dr. George Ganaway, when a professor of psychiatry at Emory University, was a leading expert on memory and hypnosis. He once wrote: “Through tone of voice, phrasing of questions, and expressions of belief and disbelief, a therapist can unwittingly encourage a patient to accept the emerging “memories” as real, thus reinforcing the patient’s delusions or even implanting false memories in the patient’s mind.”


Dr. Herbert Spiegel, M.D., a New York City Psychiatrist once wrote: “And a good hypnotic subject will vomit up just what the therapist wants to hear.”\


During the psychodrama sessions with social worker John Johnson, he had me hold my arms out in front until too tired to hold them up anymore and repeat over and over, “these hands killed,” before and during the time of the hypnosis sessions.


The renowned child psychologist, Jean Piaget, once wrote that, “Suggestion is a potent disrupted of truth.”


Also, the “Eve,” portrayed by Joanne Woodward, was, in real life, Chris Sizemore.


On November 3, 1981, before the stat of the Angelo Buono trial, Judge Ronal Georgie, speaking of Dr. Watkins, stated: “And I find that in particular his methodology was fraught with suggestibility, and I think he, in fact – I won’t’ say planted the idea of multiple personality, because I think it had probably been planted previously, but he certainly invited the emergence of or gave a cue for the emergence of the multiple personality in his remarks in the first session, actually telling Mr. Bianchi that there was a multiple personality.”


In a letter dated August 10, 1979, Dr. Watkins advised:


“It is possible for the examiners using hypnosis to suggest to the subject ideas, feeling, and behaviors –rather than simply elicit what is already there.”


Forces have had in what we now see this man. “He has been subjected to an inordinate amount of forced introspection in the name of the legal process, and frankly, it is fantastic that he has held together as well as he has, with all the probing that he has been subjected to.”


“First, I do not believe that Bianchi is dissimilating or consciously faking in any way. In fact, I find him almost inappropriately ingenuous in a very concrete and almost child-like way. He strives very hard to please the examiner. More important, he seem more motivated to demonstrate his “normalcy” than he does to use insanity as a defense against a capital charge.”


Hope and pray the aforementioned insights of those in and out of my case can be put to good use.



Be Well,
Sincerely,
Ken Bianchi



Prematurely P.S. – The HS taskforce had disbanded, understandably discouraged, pissed-off cops. By mid-January 1978, over half a million dollars were spent, 30,000 man hours expended, 6,000+ clues checked out. They had some 6,000 fingerprints, vehicle descriptions, and many composite drawings of possible suspects.



Handwritten Letter of Addendum #3 - January 17, 2015


Dear Anthony,



Thank you for your two most recent e-mails. The 65 questions were/are appreciated. For further clarification and/or expansion, I mailed 2 additional letters, and now this.


Mon. Jan. 8,1979, called into work from sick bed, directed to set up account at 334 Bayside. Never been there before. Filled out card, obtained key, placed in my out box (my desk was in a public place), went home.


Scheduled to leave Wed. Jan. 10. There was no call they were leaving. On the south side on WSA business, notice a warehouse construction site, large info, billboard, made mental note. Mr. Catlow was outside, trouble with the motor home, would phone WSA when they were leaving.


Mr. Catlow, and elderly man, claimed he called WSA at 6:00am Jan. 11, to say there were leaving. Don’t know who he called. The dispatcher at WSA had no record of any call, and although he claimed to have spoken with me at6:00am I never got into work until 7:00-8:00am, closer to 8:00am, but never 6:00am


My lawyer never interviewed Randy/WSA nor Mr. and Mrs. Catlow.


Each Friday, I’d meet with Randy in his office to address issues, information, review the week, prepared for the weekend. In part, the meeting of Jan. 12 went like this: haven’t heard from the Catlow’s, called, no answer (Randy: Drive over and check it out) and about that billboard, a lot of info, can I use your camera to take a photo of the billboard and site? (Randy: Yes)


The Polaroid camera belonged to Tandy/WSA, was kept in a locked file cabinet, in Randy’s office – a locked office when he wasn’t in it. No, I had no key to his office or cabinet.


My lawyer made no query of Randy, made no effort to make a record of the above. So, after a Polaroid was found in the truck I was driving, the cops and others were left to write their own scripts about the Polaroid. I have never in my life been at that cul-de-sac where the Bobcat was found.


They found tire tracks near the Bobcat, no match to WSA vehicle “05” or my personal vehicles. The found a shoe print near the car, no match to me or any of my footwear. The Bobcat was wiped of fingerprints according to police, and the passenger side, not – sorry – driver’ side mat was missing.


The alleged “psychiatric” social worker (MSW) who was secretly sleeping with my girlfriend, and who put me through the psychodrama and “these hands killed,” was a big proponent of the McDonald’s triad of predictors, had an agenda, aside from the baseless disassociation/repression speculation. He squeezed me to try to discover if I abused animals (never did), whether I was abused growing up (I wasn’t), and so on.


B’ham PD evidence ID Supervisor Robert Knudsen, with his coke-bottle glasses and shady methods (e.g. order the first set of hair sample from me at booking be taken despite a warrant, then delivered by him at the cul-de-sac crime scene by B’ham PD officer Paul Tillman), was a proponent of sexual psychopathy, which is how he interpreted the crimes in B’ham. Even though the ME found no sexual assault evidence, no seminal fluids.


Knudsen, perhaps inspired by the scent of an alleged potential connection to the HS cold case in L.A., was driver to link the two state’s cases. So, he, like others, used his position, reporting to write a script that best suited his agenda.


That’s what happens when a defense attorney does not investigate to cut through the scripts and speculation, to memorialize the true facts.


That snake, John Johnson, liked phrases such as “dysfunctional family” and was desperately and passionately interesting in “feelings” and “relationships,’ as long as they were consistent with what he wanted to hear. Saying something is truth, he did not agree with, was met with a subtle but serious doubtful expression, following by “c’mon, the truth shall set you free.”


You know, this whole ”repression” thing perpetuated by Johnson and attorney, Dean Brett, began or stemmed from my admitting I had no memory of involvement in any murders. Let me refer you to a Dr. Harold Lief, a Philadelphia psychiatrist who once wrote, “You could forget an isolated event, perhaps, but not a series of events.”


Then Drs. L.W. Daly and J. P. Pacifico, in their published findings, wrote that, “when the accusing adult is claiming “repression” or “amnesia” and has only recently “remembered” the abuse, it is less likely to be true.” (False Memory Syndrome Foundation literature).

Like anyone claiming innocence, I claimed no memory/recall of any involvement in any murders. Johnson and Brett interpreted that as “amnesia,” and “repression” due to a dissociative reaction after allegedly committing the crimes.


Any punishment or correction by my parents, even being sent to my room or being yelled at by my Mom was also interpreted by Johnson and Brett as “abuse. As I objected to the “abuse” labels, Johnson would insist he knew better than I, insisting I was not facing the truth anytime I disagreed with him. He spent hours a day working on me. He and others were determined to turn my life into a fictional murder scene.

Did you know that both Johnson and Watkins personally knew each other, which is how Watkins ended up in my case, and went to the same university? What a screwed-up mess my case turned into once Johnson, Watkins, and the others took over.


Now let’s look at forensics. According to an FBI report dated March 20, 1979, file number 79B00770, Karen Mandic’s pants, jacket, sweater, brassiere, panties, stockings, and pullover top are designated as Q41-Q50. Diane Wilder’s overalls, pull over top, stockings, panties, and shoe are designed as Q55-Q62a.

The FBI report stated, and I quote, “Semen containing spermatozoa, male reproductive cells, was identified on Q26 and Q68. Chemical tests for semen conducted on the stains found on Q75 were positive. The presence of semen in these stains could not be definitely confirmed, however, since no spermatozoa was found. Grouping tests conducted on the above-described stains were inconclusive. No semen was found on Q7, Q8, Q10, Q11, Q12, Q14, Q19 through Q25, Q27 through Q67m Q71, Q72m Q73, Q74, Q76, Q77 or Q81 through Q88.”


As I stated in my answer to your interview questions, there was no semen found on either woman nor on their clothing. Whatever source you used to indicate otherwise is completely erroneous.


Even the Q75 (towel) in the “05” truck used by a number of males, tested positive using chemical tests, but semen on the stains could not be definitely confirmed since no spermatozoa were found. That company vehicle was not in my control at all times, so why would anyone link that towel to me?


It would be a privilege to be considered by the cold case society despite your justified concerns. Although both the L.A. and Bellingham are unsolved cold cases, the best way is to begin with Bellingham. That said, I too do not see much harm from the AISOCC and its contacts reviewing or spreading the word with the resources they have in print. Go ahead, and you may also share the content of this and my most recent several letters as you wish. Be well.



Sincerely,
Kenneth Bianchi



Handwritten Letter of Addendum #4 - January 19, 2015


Dear Anthony,



Your interview question about the semen on my underwear, and implication that it is related to the evening in question, Jan. 11, 1979, has lingered. My answer may not have been clear enough. I’m a guy who put on clean underwear every day, sometimes twice a day. The 12th of January, 1979 was no different.


Arriving home from work the evening of Jan. 11, 1979, and knowing I was driving out Mt. Baker Hwy., into the mountains, I changed out of my underwear, and put on thermal top and bottom. BRD Evidence I.D. Supervisor Knudsen and his cops never collected that thermal underwear to send to the FBI for analysis. Instead, he sent the underwear I put on the morning of January 12, 1979, which I was wearing at the time of my arrest, not the evening/day before.


Also, to convey Knudsen’s incompetence in securing a suspected primary crime scene, you may consider “cigarette butts,” 4 of the, noted as “Q15-Q18,” collected from the fireplace, sent to the FBI on January 19, 1979. Years later, Deputy Attorney General Roger Boren in L.A. inquired and revealed those 4 “cigarette butts” sent as “evidence,” that I was accused of leaving, were actually tossed there by cops on the scene to simply dispose of their butts. Contaminated scene?



Sincerely,
Ken



Handwritten Letter of Addendum #5 - January 24, 2015


Dear Anthony,



You’re welcome. I continue to appreciate the interview opportunity. Reading through your 12:51am, 01/22/15 e-mail (couldn’t sleep), I was in agreement with your comments until the last five sentences.


By quoting court personnel, I am not sure who you mean. Are you speaking of Allison, Watkins, and/or Moffett? If so, the quotes were taken from documents that are part of the court record, and therefore are in the public domain, no reprint permission needed.


There is no valid reason to leave these quotes out, as they explain, even as background, important things related to my answers, e.g. how the alleged MPD came about. You take that background away, what is left is an incomplete picture, removing Watkins’ role, and me giving this unsupported answer that sound like I knowingly created the MPD, which is false.


The most baffling is the “plagiarism” allegation. Quoting or citation to, then paraphrasing a court record, and referring to that record, is not plagiarism. In other words it is not taking an idea, writing. etc. from another and passing that off as my own.


I was very careful to either state what I know from personal experience, or identify individuals I quoted, using quotation marks to avoid any misunderstanding. What “plagiarism” are you alleging? There is no plagiarism, and no game being played. I am offended.


The appellate court cite is also legal and proper, to support a claim.


I wanted to provide you with professional excerpts from my case to better analyze with more background context, what I went through as observed by others of note, i.e. Allison and Moffett. That is valid to providing a more complete picture.


My quote from the FBI report contradicts, in forensic terms, your source for the related interview questions, and supports my claim no semen was found on the women’s clothes.


Whether to cite the FBI report, or explain that the cops sent my wrong underwear to the FBI, or quote the “experts,” was an option that validates my answers. Using all the addendum letters content to modify certain questions and correct your source fact errors, and/or background to confirm or support my answers or bring perspective to my situation, should not be optional.


As moderator, it is imperative that your questions be factually true, and if your source material is questionable or erroneous, correction is warranted. Do you agree?



Sincerely,
Ken B.



Handwritten Letter of Addendum #6 - February 5, 2015


Dear Anthony,



Thank you for your 2/1/15 e-mail and the further opportunity to expand on my prior true facts re: Veronica Compton, a very unstable, yet cleverly devious individual. But, first, the DNA claims.


DNA analysis did not exist during the time of my case, and although I requested DNA analysis now, there is apparently no material to test for DNA analysis. Any claim of a DNA match is not only a lie, despite the claim in 2 books, but also an effort by the authors to use the spurious DNA claim to make the lie more believable. Yes, authors lie to sell books.


There was no semen or related biological material on either Karen Mandic or Diane Wilder, according to the M.E., nor on their clothing, according to the FBI. Those facts are irrefutable by the record.


In California, semen was found present in 5 of the 10 so-called “HS” victims. An irrefutable evidence fact. The process at the time when analyzing semen was ABO typing. They determined ABO typing blood grouping(s) in those 5.


There are claims that my blood type was found in those 5 semen samples. That is lie. As it turns out, as confirmed by the FBI in 1979, I am a non-secretor. According to post-conviction research, as any doctor will attest, a non-secretor lacks the enzyme to determine blood type from semen.


Now to “Compton:”


Veronica Compton initially wrote, including a photo. She never offered, discussed, nor sent me any screenplay entitled “The Mutilated Cutter.” After her conviction, she learned the way to gain sympathy for herself is to create this fictional “script” about she and I, since public opinion against me worked in her favor.


While housed at the Los Angeles County Men’s Jail I was kept in solitary due to the high profile nature of the case, maximum security, and a material witness. All non-attorney visits were non-contact: floor-to-ceiling brick wall and glass, phone handset for communication. I was permitted the jumpsuit I wore, a pack of cigarettes, no paper, no books, no pens or pencils. I was shook down from head to toe before and after each visit to make certain I only had a pack of cigarettes and matches. The assigned “Bianchi Deputy” would handcuff my left wrist to the steel support for the seat I sat on.


Sitting in a booth some 7-8 feet behind my visitor, including “Compton,” the “Bianchi Deputy” would monitor every moment of each visit by listening and observing us. Those are the facts.


I’m told that, while under oath at her trial in Bellingham, she testified that I had NOTHING to do with her criminal actions. A record now forgotten by the world.


After her arrest, she did write. But I NEVER responded. Her last letter, while I was still in L.A. County Jail, threatened me if I didn’t write. I wanted no part of her and never wrote again.


She and I never discussed “murderous fantasies,” and at each of the handful of visits, she showed up loaded, high on cocaine.


I had no access to any “plastic glove,” never smuggled her anything, including a semen sample, and she was never able to produce evidence for any of her twisted claims. Police found no evidence. I never instructed her in anything, including going to Bellingham. That is why I was never charged with anything related to her actions.


Her own sworn testimony at her own trial not only contradicts her later claims against me, but makes her testimony at the Angelo Buono trial perjury, i.e. the willful telling of a lie under oath.


It also turns out that the “tape” and the schematic of Angelo Buono’s shop were made by “Compton’s” husband at the time. He, not I, was her conspirator. She began to write Douglas Daniel Clark (another serial killer), even mailed him a used tampon after I refused to write her after her arrest.


That is the true story. I presume her appearance at Angelo Buono’s trial gave her the limelight and perhaps a bit of sympathy she seemingly sought. I was lonely and made the mistake of answering her first letter.


I do not know for a fact why she did what she did, but I had nothing to do with her actions. She is now married to a (naïve) much older college professor in WA State. Maybe.


A side note: around 2000-2001, Ted Ponticelli was speaking with former Bellinghan Police Chief Terry Mangan, who had become Spokane Police Chief. Mangan conveyed to Ponticelli who conveyed to me a report. Police were called to a disturbance call at “Compton’s” home in WA State. Upon their arrival, she answered the door completely naked.


In L.A., despite being married, she would meet men for sex at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge. She would also meet with other at various motels around L.A. County to freebase cocaine. When arrested, police found concealed knives all around her residence. Her then husband, whose father was a political cartoonish for a leading Hispanic publication, got his motorcycle seat recovered at Angelo’s shop, which is how he knew the layout.


Thanks, but I was puzzled, not offended. Be well.



Sincerely,
Ken B.



E-Mailed Addendum #7


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 2/6/2015 10:07:44 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



Here's two questions for you and others: MY LAWYER AND JOHN JOHNSON WENT TO GREAT EFFORT TO PUBLICLY MOLD ME TO APPEAR AS, AND CONVEY THAT I WAS, AN AMORAL MAN WITH NO CONSCIENCE, NOT LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE. SO, WHY THEN IN PRIVATE DID MY ATTORNEY AND JOHNSON APPEAL (successfully) TO MY MORAL SELF AND CONSCIENCE TO GET ME TO SUBMIT TO HYPNOSIS, PSYCHODRAMA, SIGN THE PLEA AGREEMENT, ETC?


Second, FACING TWO MURDERS, BEING A DEFENDANT WITHOUT A CRIMINAL RECORD, CLAIMING FACTUAL INNOCENCE, WHY DID PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE ATTORNEY DEAN BRETT FAIL TO INDEPENDANTLY INVESTIGATE AND EVER PREPARE FOR TRIAL, FAIL TO HIRE AN INVESTIGATOR TO IDENTIFY AND INTERVIEW POTENTIAL WITNESSES, FAIL TO DISCOVER THE SECRET POLICE INVESTIGATION THAT PROVES ALL THE MATERIAL INCRIMINATING ADMISSIONS WERE FALSE AND/OR DISPUTED, AND FAIL TO INVESTIGATE THE POLICE SIGHTING OF KAREN MANDIC AND DIANE WILDER AT A TIME/LOCATION THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN ME A FIRM ALIBI ?


(Both my CA and WA lawyers advised me to plead guilty without any familiarity with, investigation of, the specifications in the government's charges, and without even investigating whether my hypnosis-inducedadmissions were/are true, accurate, and correct? That's why there's no actual defense record on those issues, and the prosecution's unproven, even manufactured claims now rule and grease the dialogue.)


A FEW UNRELATED SNIPPITS/FACTOIDS RE THE L.A. CASE: ON THE EVENING WHEN HS VICTIM JUDITH MILLER WAS ABDUCTED & MURDERED, I WAS AT THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS WITH KELLI, AND FOUROTHERS DRESSED AS SLUGS FOR HOLLOWEEN UNTIL ABOUT 2-3 A.M. (there's a photo of us); ON THE EVENING WHEN KRISTINA WECKLER WAS ABDUCTED & MURDERED, KELLI AND I WERE AT A LAMAZE CLASS, THEN HOME TOGETHER THE REST OF THE EVENING; I BOUGHT THE SMALL ITALIAN HORN NECKLACE (erroneously believed to belong to one of the victims) AT A JEWELRY STORE IN THE ARCO PLAZA; I BOUGHT THE TURQUOISE RING (erroneously believed to belong to YOLANDA WASHINGTON) FROM THE STAND OF A CUSTOM JEWELRY MAKER IN STUDIO CITY. I GAVE POLICE AND MY LAWYER, WILBUR LITTLEFIELD, THE ALIBI INFORMATION.


MY LAWYER DID NOTHING, AND THE COPS ONLY SPOKE WITH ONE INDIVIDUAL, WHO COULD NOT RECALL WHETHER WE DRESSED UP AS SLUGS THE NIGHT IN QUESTION OR NEXT NIGHT, OR SO ONE COP VERBALLY ALLEGED. REGARDING THE JEWELRY, I NEVER ADMITTED THE RING AND NECKLACE CAME FROM ANY “H.S.” VICTIM, AND POLICE MADE NO EFFORT TO VERIFY MY EXPLANATION,NOR DID MY LAWYER. ON THE EVENING HS VICTIM CINDY HUDSPETH WAS ABDUCTED & MURDERED, HER BODY FOUND IN THE TRUNK OF HER CAR THEN PUSHED OFF A CLIFF IN ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, THE RECORD CONFIRMS NEITHER ANGELO BUONO NOR I HAD ACCESS TO A VEHICLE, ANGELO WAS MARRIED, AND HANDPRINT ON THE TRUNK DOES NOT MATCH CINDY HUDSPETH, ANGELO NOR I. THE OWNER OF THE PRINT, LIKE SO MUCH ELSE, REMAINS UNKNOWN.



E-Mailed Addendum #8


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 2/14/2015 4:16:41 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


ANTHONY,



REC'D. YOUR 3 E-MAILS FROM FEB. 9, 10. SENT A CONGRATS RE THE CPCE RESULTS, CARD, AND NOW THIS. JUST AS POLICE INTERPRETINFORMATION MOST FAVORABLE TO THE PROSECUTION, PEOPLE TEND TO DO THE SAME THING. IN MY EXPERIENCE, MANY WHO DO NOTLIKE THE FACTS, AND/OR REFUSE TO ACCEPT 'HOLES' IN THE FACTS, AND/OR FEEL A NEED TO CREATE A STORY TO FIT AN AGENDA, ARE THE WORST.


I EXITED LIVING WITH ANGELO (and his son Anthony) IN 1976. THAT IS A MATTER OF RECORD. MY PARENTS NEVER SAID OTHERWISE, ALTHOUGH I AM AWARE OTHERS HAVE FALSELY CONVEYED THINGS ATTRIBUTED TO MY PARENTS THAT THEY NEVER SAID. WE HAVE GUYS HERE WHO, FOR WHATEVER REASON, FABRICATE A RECOGNIZABLE SOURCE TO CREATE A FALSE SENSE OF REALITY TO GET GUYS TO BELIEVE A RUMOR IS A FACT.


I AM AWARE OF WRITERS WHO HAVE CREATED VERSIONS OF A STORY THAT I LIVED WITH ANGELO EITHER DURING THE TIME PERIOD IN QUESTION OR IN 1978-1979. I LEFT LOS ANGELES IN MAY 1978. I MOVED OUT OF ANGELO'S HOME JUST AS SOON AS I FOUND A PLACE OF MY OWN.


DURING THE SUMMER OF 1977, I STOPPED BY HIS PLACE, IN THE DAYTIME, AND DURING ANARGUMENT HE ORDERED ME OFF HIS PROPERTY AT GUN POINT. I TOLD MY LAWYER AND POLICE THAT TRUTH. BUT, TOO MUCH ABOUT MY CASE THAT IS OUT THERE IS BLOATED WITH REVISIONIST HISTORY AND FICTION. I NEVER LIVED WITH ANGELO DURING THE TIME PERIOD OF
THE HS CASE.


SINCE VC TESTIFIED AT ANGELO'S TRIAL, I HAD NO STANDING, AND WAS NOT IN THE COURTROOM. MY LAWYER REGRETTED NOT BEING ABLE TO EXAMINE HER. I SUSPECT THEIR FIRST POINT WOULD HAVE BEEN: UNDER OATH AT YOUR TRIAL, YOU DENIED MR. BIANCHI HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR CRIMES. HOW CAN YOU NOW CLAIM OTHERWISE, AND WITHOUT AN IOTA OF SUPPORTINGEVIDENCE?


THEN THEY WOULD HAVE CONFIRMED ON THE RECORD THE SECURITY MEASURES AND PHYSICAL LAYOUT FOR JAIL VISITS. AT A MINIMUM. BUT NO ONE DID BECAUSE PEOPLE DIDN'T CARE HOW BAD HER STORY MADE ME LOOK.


BY ALL ACCOUNTS, DESPITE HER MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR ANTISOCIAL ISSUES, SHE HAS GENIUS LEVEL I.Q., WAS BOTH AN ACTOR AND SCRIPT WRITER. SHE HAD ME AND MANY OTHERS FOOLED, STILL DOES SINCE TOO MANY WANT TO HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR AND RARELY LET THE TRUTH GET IN THE WAY OF A GOOD STORY.


IF YOUR WORD WERE NOT YOUR BOND, I WOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY LONG AGO. YES, THE MICKEY MOUSE PURPORTEDLY INTENDED FOR A DOWN'S SYNDROME ADULT TO GIVE TO HIS DOWN'SSYNDROME GIRL FRIEND, WHO WAS QUITE ILL. RARELY DOES A GOOD DEED BY ME GO UNPUNISHED. THE OTHER ARTPIECE I DO NOT RECALL OFFHAND. BY THE WAY, IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE, COULD YOU PLEASE TAKE A PHOTO OF THE VLAD PIECE, THEN FOUR HORSEMEN ONCE YOU GET IT, EITHER AS AN E-MAIL ATTACHMENT OR WHATEVER IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOU. THANKS.


I FEEL SOME RELIEF THAT THE MICKEY MOUSE PIECE IS IN YOUR POSSESSION, ALTHOUGH THAT REQUIRED PAYING A CON ARTIST. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE COMPLETE FINISHED DRAFT ETC. BE WELL.



REGARDS,
KEN



P.S. TRUTH COMBINED WITH ACTUAL RECORDS/AUTHORITY TENDS TO BE COMPELLING. TWO DIFFERENT STATES' POLICE DEPARTMENTS TRIED TO FIND ANY EVIDENCE TO LINK ME TO VC'S CRIMINAL ACTIONS AND/OR A CONSPIRACY AND FOUND NOTHING, ONLY V.C. ORIGINALLY, TRUTHFULLY SAYING I WAS NOT INVOLVED. I HAVE FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE AND THEIR UNFOUNDED, INVALIDATED COP SUSPICION PISSED-OFF THE COPS AGAINST ME.



E-Mailed Addendum #9


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 2/15/2015 6:07:17 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


ANTHONY,



IT OCCURRED TO ME THERE ARE REPORTS I WAS A SHY, EVEN INTROVERTED CHILD, WHICH IS UNTRUE. I PLAYED ON A NEIGHBORHOOD POP WARNER FOOTBALL TEAM, LITTLE LEAGUE FORMOST PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH, JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ROCHESTER SQUIRES DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS, HOLY NAME SOCIETY, TRACK AT GATES-CHILI HIGH SCHOOL, VARSITY CHOIR IN HIGH SCHOOL, RAN FOR JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL, WENT DOOR-TO-DOOR SELLING CARDS, CANDY FOR MISSIONARIES, PAPER ROUTE IN THE 1960s, ALTAR BOY. I COLLECTED STAMPS, COINS, ANTIQUE SHAVING MUGS, ANTIQUE EYEGLASSES, AND THEN LATER EARLY AMERICAN FURNISHINGS.


AT THE END OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL, THE OUTGOING ART CLASS WOULD LEAVE BEHIND ART PROJECTS FOR ANYONE TO TAKE. DURING ONE OF THOSE TIMES, I SPOTTED ANDTOOK A TWO-FACED STATUE REPRESENTING DARWYN'S THEORY MAN CAME FROM APE. CLEVER I THOUGHT. THE ACTUAL ARTIST'S INITIALS ARE ON THE BOTTOM. CONFRONTED ABOUT THAT STATUE BY MY ATTORNEY, BRETT, SOCIAL WORKER JOHN JOHNSON, AND DR. JOHN WATKINS, I TOLD THE TRUTH, THAT I WAS NOT THE SCULPTOR, THE INITIALS ARE ON THE BOTTOM, WHERE IT CAME FROM,WHAT I ASSUME IT REPRESENTS, AND HOW I FOUND IT CLEVER.


IGNORING THE TRUTH, ALL THREE, ESPECIALLY WATKINS, SPUN IT AS MY CREATION, CLAIMINGIT REPRESENTED THE MPD DUALITY. WATKINS EVEN INCLUDED IT WITH A PROFESSIONAL ARTICLE OF HIS, AS PROOF OF HIS MPD THEORY. THEIR LIE ABOUT THAT SURVIVES THIS DAY IN THE PUBLIC REALM.



REGARDS,
KEN



E-Mailed Addendum #10


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 2/27/2015 10:53:45 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



It may appear that my submission of facts and supplementalfacts in the Bellingham case are never ending.However, with theexception of this, and unless you have additional Bellingham-relatedquestions, we have pretty much covered most key talking points in that case. I only wanted to add one fact.


I was looking for some oldhabeas law notes and came across this: According to a Bellingham police report from 1979, Harris Nieuwsma, a Georgia-Pacific securityguard who had dated Karen Mandic, remembered receiving a call fromme on Friday, January 12, 1979, and I quote from his interview withpolice, "When he was at work and about 1 p.m. or just shortly after lunch break, he received a call from Ken Bianchi who asked him if hehad seen Karen." Harris told me he had not seen her. That was afterI had gone home for lunch, complained to Kelli that someone seemedto be setting me up for something (a conversation she confirmed to police), before returning to work.



Regards,
Ken



E-Mailed Addendum #11


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 3/11/2015 5:32:52 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



I now understand the misunderstanding. I was not "evicted"from Angelo's. I had been long moved out, and was only stopping by,when the gunpoint incident took place. As memory serves, I didn'tapprove of how he had treated a young woman I knew, thought he needed to leave her be; he felt I was out of line, talked to him withdisrespect.


His "get the fuck off my property punk!" and the argumentwas on, and my refusal to leave just added fuel to the fire. Not the firsttime he and I argued, but the first time it escalated as it did. When Ilived with him and his son Anthony, a week didn't go by that Anthony &Angelo didn't argue two to three times a week. Anthony would bring over a girlfriend, and Angelo would begin his derogatory or unseemlyteasing. I would go for a walk, after Anthony would disappear into hisroom, closing the door. Anthony's room was the only room with aregular door. The bathroom had a louvered door. No other interior door.


No, sorry, I never found out what his thing was with removing the doorshe removed. They were removed before I arrived. I left to get away from Angelo. Anthony left for the same reason not long after I did. Notthe first time in my life when I faced someone with a firearm. I have arealistically good recall of the Angelo firearm incident, I just don't believe it has any factual or forensic relevance to the factual questionsof culpability or not in Los Angeles.


There is a great deal to properlyaddress in the Los Angeles case. But, addressing Angelo, the LosAngeles case, and any related matters, in a piecemeal fashion, in myopinion, does a disservice to, and perhaps undercuts, any relevantquestions. A similar 65 questions would be a good start. I respectyour 2 cents, which is always welcome.


The ACFEI decision is good news.



Be well.
Regards,
Ken



E-Mailed Addendum #12


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 3/21/2015 10:56:31 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



' If you read my correspondence carefully, I never said to you(or anyone on earth) that I was at the Catlow home to "house sit.”Thefirst time in my life that I met the Catlows and was at their housewas Monday, January 8, 1979 when, as Operations Supervisor, I wassent to their residence to set up a patrol account for whenever theywent on vacation.


If you carefully check my letters, I saidallegations about diplomas is not relevant to any alleged murders, haveno relation to any crime, and were not in my possession. That's itthat, except to say you again misstated what I told you.... again.


Noone's word is completely reliable, just as no one is completely honest.But, I have gone to great and sometimes exhausting lengths to be candid and honest with you. I NEVER put flyers on cars. I hopethese 5 e-mails address the matters you raise in your e-mail of 3/15.


Also, with you still making disconcerting fact mistakes, and even include an alleged "classmate's" baseless and nonsense opinion,not yet adequately discerning public fact from fiction, I have no reasonto trust a production company who would only, logically, do the same orworse.I don't know who they will interview to counter my statements with adverse, baseless opinion, without airing my response to thatcounterpoint. Or who will be interviewed to air more nonsense opinions.


You have no control over that nor over careless/bad intentediting.Not my first rodeo, and I am not that careless, naive youngman from more than three decades ago.


P.S. Please let me ask you What were you doing April 14, 2014 between the hours of 7:00PM andApril 15, 2014 6:00 AM? How about the same time period betweenApril 14, 1978 and April 15, 1978? Can you account by proof yourwhereabouts on those dates and times? Welcome to my position.


Ihave not told you anything I did not tell outside individuals, cops, attorneys, for the better part of 36 years, when my claims were fresher,and relevant individuals were still alive. Nobody listened and/or helped. Please try and not hold that against me.



E-Mailed Addendum #13


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 3/21/2015 10:56:32 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


The rung admission bell that is cracked from false admissions wasadequately and truthfully explained by me, and others I cited, in my3/4 10:19 PM e-mail.Hypnotized, the suggestions, the dangers of usinghypnosis on a defendant, especially who read the police files, saw crime scene photos, news reports prior to the hypnosis, is the key. Ifpeople don't accept those truths, that's up to them.


I was not a lonerin school, and no one who truly knew me, not some alleged former classmate, would honestly say otherwise. Whoever said I was aloner,and really nothing behind those eyes is not credible enough or worthyof my further comment about that nonsense. Who was the alleged"classmate" & what makes ANYONE believe the characterization opinion?


Do you or anyone have proof his opinion is reliable? No. Manypeople will say, or do most, anything to have their 15 minutes of fame.


I was denied paroleeach and every time for two reasons: (1) the nature of the offenses and 2) I refused to admit guilt and discuss the crimes from an allegedoffender perspective.


Kelli Boyd slept with social worker John Johnson each time he was in Bellingham working for my defense, and all the crap he pulled that I discussed in past letters. The bastard lied to Kelli when he conjectured that she would have become an alleged victim of mine. A totally baseless and malicious lie to say to anyone.Kelli freaked out. The cops, my pleas, and media added to her stoppingall contact.


In an interview on KABC radio in L.A. in 1979 or 1980, Kelliopined that 'Ken and I slept together all those nights, and I never noticed him being out the nights of the killings. You'd think I would have noticed?' As best I recall from hearing that interview. She became brainwashed and wouldn't listen to reason or my claims of innocence.


She lives somewhere in or around Bellingham, as does our son, Ryan. TP came to first hear of Suff from a retired Riverside County SheriffInvestigator who interviewed Suff and felt Suff could be the HS. Nexte-mail....



P.S. In my opinion, knowing police discovered my hypnosisadmissions (even when repeated later) contain false material crimeadmissions re: Bellingham case, logically, Why do you and others believe the tainted, defective process produced credible CA admissions?



E-Mailed Addendum #14


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 3/21/2015 10:56:33 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



I didn't know any victims in the L.A. case, did not live in Glendale. CA or on Garfield at the time Weckler and Hudspeth wereabducted/murdered. There is no facts that Hudspeth's residence hadanything to do with her abduction or murder. No proof, no witness she was ever at Angelo's home/business.


Gone from Glendale, how wouldI know Weckler still lived at 809 E. Garfield and was home? Killings inL.A. with the same or similar m.o. did not stop. Elizabeth Cevallos, 15, was found nude on March 27, 1979. Investigator Crisp, in his memorandumnoted "Dennis Cantu fits the physical description of the HillsideStrangler. (He bears a striking resemblance to Kenneth Bianchi)


Castillon's car fits the description of the car described in the Cepeda/Johnson Homicide, both HS victims. Evidence in the report tends toshow Castillon and Cantu knew at least 3 victims and probably knew all5 of the victims. “The date, November 20th, is relevant to four of the homicides in the memorandum." That Leslie Barry would be sodomizedand strangled on November 20, 1978, and the bodies of Cepeda, Johnson, and Weckler were found November 20, 1977, is, according toCrisp, more than a mere coincidence.


The last person to hear fromLeslie Barry alive, Lisa Ballatore, reported that Barry stated abruptly"I've got to go now. My mother is home." The last person to hear from Sonja Johnson, Carlos Dela Torre, stated that Johnson said the same thing.


next e-mail....



E-Mailed Addendum #15


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 3/21/2015 10:56:34 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



Years ago, I happened to get a copy of a January 4, 1980Investigative Memorandum authored by private investigator Ron Crisp,CA license #A-7503-1, addressed to Deputy D.A. Roger Kelly of the L.A. D.A.'s office, discussing the m.o. or other connections between 5 murder cases: Leslie Fae Barry, Delores Cepeda, Sonja Johnson,Kristina Weckler, and Elizabeth Cevallos. He also discusses suspectsMartin Anthony Smith, Edward Martin Castillon, Dennis David Cantu.


Castillon and Smith are cousins. Smith was really into becoming acop. At one time, he lived at 1340 Ontario St., Pasadena, and in 1980lived on Crescent St., which, along with a related Monterey Road address, form a half circle pattern in relationship to where several “HS” victims lived or were found, according to Crisp.


He was, in 1980, asuspect in the Cepeda, Johnson and Weckler homicides. By 1980, he moved to Texas and became a Laredo, TX police officer. Castillonlived with Smith; then when Smith moved out, Cantu moved in withCastillon.In the Cepeda/Johnson abduction, an eyewitness, LouisLandinquin, said the car was either a Grand Torino or Maverick.


The report, ignored by D.D.A. Kelly, is 28 pages long. I cannot send itscontent to you through JPay and have but one copy.



PS. I never spoke with Ron Crisp, do not personally know him, and henever worked for me or my defense.



E-Mailed Addendum #16


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 4/2/2015 10:42:45 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



Sabra and Becky, each appearing of legal age, Sabra a formerstripper in Arizona or Colorado, and friend who invited Becky, worked for an outcall service in the valley. I was invited to drive them, separately, to calls,to protect them. For that I made $70 a night. I never witnessed any ofthe horrible abuse or threats alleged by them. Sabra had her own apartment and Becky resided in a motel on Colorado.


Sabra was arrested for solicitation, and said nothing to police about abuse orthreats. One day the service sent Becky to a lawyer's residence inBel Air. I was at work and not the driver. Her wet bathing suit, in aplastic bag, showed up at Angelo's front door. He phoned me at work,told me to get over to his place, Becky was missing (Sabra already lefttown), and hung-up. Pissed, I left work and went to his place. I said tocall the cops, report her disappearance. He disagreed, and we argued.


The driver, a reserve LAPD officer, had left her, and arrived at Angelo’s.He and I drove to Bel Air, to that lawyer's home. There was no answer.Back at Angelo's that guy left. I insisted he call the cops. But, hadspoken to the outcall service owner, who said not to worry. I told Angelo I was done driving, although I could use the money. Don'tfucking call me at work no more, besides I had a serious relationship with Kelli, I loved her. Standing behind his elevated office desk, he told me to get the fuck off his property, and go home to that "whore, cunt.” Pissed, I moved to go around the desk, when he pulled arevolver and told me to get off his property and never come back.


Thatwas late summer 1977. The cops later told me what Becky and Sabraclaimed.I said I didn't witness any of that. Both Becky and Sabra hadtheir own places, and could move about freely. Both could have talked to me, but didn't. In fact, neither made any such horrible claims untilAngelo was arrested. But, both were safely away, so why didn't they go to the cops? The cops had no answers. Spears one time told the cops she changed her name for some reason related to going into theservice.


Congrats, welcome back, your 4/1 10:56 AM facts are correct. Thank you. In over 16 years, combining actual prison &telephonic visits, I think 100 plus visits is a conservative estimate.Your understandable impression that I do not deeply appreciate all yourdedication, courage and hard work is mistaken. Sorry to put you through so much. Be well.



Regards,
Ken



P.S. I hope to one day see thephoto of Dennis Cantu who Crisp says is a dead ringer for me. One picture is worth etc. Also, police and a report indicates Martin had a head injury police but could not trace back to a source. In 2009, I read inthe Crisp memorandum that Elizabeth Cevallos died from brain hemorrhage. Some coincidence?


The sheer number of things inthe Crisp memo appear to be something other than coincidence.Noone knows what would have come from a police investigation of thesuspects in the Crisp memo because either DDA Roger Kelly neverasked for an investigation or police never bothered.



E-Mailed Addendum #17


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 4/2/2015 10:42:46 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



Your source is wrong. Kimberly Martin was NOT found in anapartment at 1950 Tamarind. There were 2 empty apartments on thefirst floor, 102 & 112 or14, investigated by police at 1950 Tamarind. Theinterior doors of each apartment was found locked with a deadbolt entry from the hallway. No hair, blood, fingerprint, or personal evidencebelonging to Martin was found inside either apartment. Her car was found near the corner of Tamarind and Chula Vista. A note in hervehicle has apartment 102, an apartment used by transients, but with no access to or from the hallway. The last place she was seen was inthe 8000 block of Sunset Boulevard, not Tamarind.


The Whatcom County prosecutor, David McEachran, composed a now well circulated post-conviction statement.In it, he wrote that (1) I lived at 809 E. Garfield from June 1, 1976 until August 1, 1977, and (2) Cindy Hudspeth left her apartment at approx. 5:30 PM, February 16, 1977. (1) Sounds correct, but the policeand court records confirm Hudspeth was abducted and murdered on December 13, 1977.


McEachran's publicly circulated version, which isfalse, makes it appear I lived at 809 E. Garfield when Hudspeth wasmurdered.I never said I didn't live in CA when Hudspeth was murdered. You recollection about that in your 3/31/15 9:44 AM e-mail isincorrect.


Your angry summation contains a few wrong facts, which I haveaddressed and truthfully corrected in these 5 e-mails. Okay, take abreath. Glad Ted P. corrected his mistake. His reputation is at stake.



P.S. After Kelli moved out, I looked for a new apartment. The lower the floor, the cheaper the apartment, e.g. 3rd floor, $350. Firstfloor, $250 per month.



E-Mailed Addendum #18


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 4/2/2015 10:42:47 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



I was just 14 years old, and asked if I could wear a pair of Dad's shoes to the funeral home. I tried them on, too large of course, as Mom said they would be. The other version is a rumor. I told Saul Faerstein that in L.A., I had sex with Kelli when she was pregnant, and in Bellingham, there were times I wanted to be intimate with Kelli, and we did have intimacy short of sex. Even though we did have sex.


A new baby, new parents whose lives centered around Ryan's needs, and my working 60-80 hours a week, and many new parents will convey a less than perfect sex life. So the prosecutions biased expert to conjecture somecorrelation of that life leading to murder. When John Lennon was murdered, Saul Faerstein, without spending a second with Chapman, and when asked by phone, gave a reporter an alleged complete diagnosis about Chapman. Conjecture, as he did in my case to collect his prosecution paycheck, and quite frankly grease his ego.


There was no hair belonging to either Karen Mandic or Diane Wilder found at my residence. Knudsen lied. I have the only FBI report in the Bellingham case involving every hair found in that case. No victim’s hair was found at my residence.


I already addressed the facts (1) I did not know Hudspeth, nor that she lived at 800 E. Garfield until news reports, and (2) I did not live in Glendale nor at 809 E. Garfield when both women were abducted and murdered. I sound like a broken record. I never heard or read that any HS victim had a diary with me in it. I didn't know any of them. There was someone I dated, can't recall her name, but she was not a HS victim. Salerno is mistaken and/or misspoke like Ted P. Years ago I heard Salerno left the Sheriff's Dept. due to a serious neurological problem. He was also an investigator in the Night Stalker case.



E-Mailed Addendum #19


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 4/2/2015 10:42:47 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



Okay. For the victims, the facts, the truth, Ted, and other reasons, let's goahead on material, direction, preparation for the interview. Let me know which producer you will go with when you decide.Ted P. has put in many hours, time, and resources. At 80, he may be skipping a stephere and there, but what he does recall with correctness really needs to be aired by a producer and others equally courageous.


In 2009, when I first learned about Ron Crisp and saw his prefacememorandum, I was stunned. Apparently he has written an unpublishedbook. If you make contact with him perhaps the opportunity to air hisinvestigative information, photos, evidence, theories, DA office contactmay help get his book published. His memo not only answered aquestion you posed to me, but I found it compelling. The public mayalso. (Like the public is not aware of the false admissions.)


I have noproblem skipping Suff. If Ted P. knew what Crisp found out, I doubt Ted P. would have considered Suff.I believe Ted P. did polygraphAngelo. Perhaps he polygraphed someone else a year later. It ispossible, but it wasn't me. His age could be catching up. He made amistake.


And if Crisp is shying away from airing an investigation andopinions, that is both a setback and continues to withhold info that could be critical. So, when you asked me to come up with other suspects who knew even one victim, and the Crisp memo surpassesthat, what I sent you is for naught? Nothing is perfect, especially sinceno one else delves deeper to substantiate Crisp's investigation.


I thought the production was intended to disclose information that had veracity. /Your obsession re diplomas, etc. is over conjecture. Ibelieve you just said this is not about conjecture. I said more thanonce that has nothing to do with a crime or the HS case. Unless youchanged your mind and decided to further exploit unrelated topic andrelated conjecture?That IS 100% honest.


When you accept myhonesty, and get over buying into the conjecture, away from any project I am doing with you or may do with you, completely off the record, wecan have that private conversation.Ted P. does not, and will notknowingly lie, but it appears on this one fact error, at his age, his recallis mistaken. THAT is what I am saying.I didn't even know hepolygraphed Angelo until I met Ted P. here. He knew then he neverpolygraphed me.


If you are unable to take into account his age, healthproblems, or even perhaps the meds he's on, then that's that. Theimportance of what he learned being tossed may be like throwing outthe baby with the bathwater, but there's nothing I can do about it. Ihaven't heard from Ted P. in about 3 years.I never heard of a "Steve Mackey.” I hung around Frank Siracuse, Frank Bianchi, Phil Lane, TomBertrand, Brenda Beck, and others.


Frank Bianchi and his girlfriend,Donna, along with Brenda and I double dated a lot.Not to mentionkids I hung around with around Courtright Lane. When I worked atBrooklea Country Club, I came to know Bill Dambroski. We were in aband together, Classical Gas. I sang, he played guitar.That "Steve Mackey,” whoever that is, is full of shit.Ted P. may be an honest manwho made a mistake (perhaps he is describing how I dressed for aninterview) in recall, but he is neither a groupie nor somehow sucked into transference.



E-Mailed Addendum #20


From: KENNETH BIANCHI
Date: 4/2/2015 10:42:49 PM
To: Anthony Meoli


Anthony,



I have 9 e-stamps left due to only 52 cents on my prisonaccount. With so much to cover, please understand once I am out,and with only 3 pre-frank envelopes left, I will be unable to communicatewith you. Attaching an e-stamp to the e-mail you send doesn’tallow me to compose a long e-mail reply. Such e-stamps can only be used tocompose e-mail on the kiosk. With less than 15 minutes to compose on the kiosk, and each time I go back to re-read your letter composed erases, and I must start over.


On the mini-tablet, I have a save feature, and in my cell I can concentrate and properly compose.Without any Horsemen compensation, I am skint.I left the State ofCalifornia in May 1978, just before my birthday. Any reports that I wasstill in California after that are erroneous. During the time period of the 10 “HS” murders, I lived on the third floor of 1950 Tamarind, includingwhen Weckler & Hudspeth were murdered.The time I said I arrived in California is correct, and any source that indicates otherwise ismistaken.


I was not evicted from Angelo's residence. I just could notstand being around him. Just a clash of personalities and lifestyle, andI grew tired of arguing almost daily about every little thing. If you lookat the Bellingham case as of January 12, 1979, there is nothing to linkthe two murders with the Catlow home. Nothing until 2 weeks laterwhen hairs somehow just appeared there to manufacture a connectionto the Catlow residence. The more likely location of the murders was 1246 Ellis, where Karen Mandic & Diane Wilder lived.


Why do you omitthe real possibility both women were seen alive outside a party onLiberty Street at a time that contradicts the prosecutor's timeline, andalso gives me a damn good alibi?Most of the public does not know ofthat police sighting. Shouldn't they be told, as an important factor intheir consideration?


The theory that a single fiber on one HS victimcame from Angelo's upholstery shop was a point of contention evenamongst the cops. If you see the photo of the fiber in question, it more accurately resembles angel hair, like you find with Christmastree decorating. In fact, the cops had samples of every piece ofmaterial from Angelo's shop, and (as of September 1979) nothingmatched the fiber on the victim. All they had was an unproven theory.


The Constitution and availability of public access venues has givencops and other individuals carte blanche to say/conclude what truefacts/forensics did not conclude.Thank you for explaining so much inyour 3/24/15 e-mail, your well thought out strategy and understanding.


I haveanxiety going on camera, really am not attracted to publicity. But, as weget caught up, more details, no ambush, nothing where I am not given the opportunity to respond. After all, all those on the prosecution side havehad their unchallenged say for 3 decades.


Thank you for being kind andunderstanding to Ted. Between Ted, myself, perhaps even Ron Crisp, such a reveal may be compelling, certainly of interest.Many don'twant the truth aired. But, even cops who are truthful & accurate are notadverse to opposing evidence, opinion, and facts.



Regards.




The following original pieces of artwork were created by Kenneth Bianchi for Anthony Meoli during their 5 year correspondence. Meoli came up with the concept, Bianchi created the rest of the piece.


Each of the creations measures 18”x24” and are comprised of pencil, ink, pastel pens and watercolor paints. On average, each creation took between 2-4 months to create. Very rare, Bianchi has only completed 30 such pieces, or roughly one per year, since being incarcerated.



Childhood
Childhood, (with guitar and dragon), 2011
Christ
Christ, 2011
Vlad the Imaler, 2014
Vlad the Impaler, 2014
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2015
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2015