Convicted serial killer Samuel Little will go to trial after confessing to murdering an Odessa woman 24 years ago.
The district attorney is not only convinced this cold case has been cracked, but that Little is responsible for dozens more.
Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Little’s confession shows he did murder Denise Christie Brothers in 1994.
Bland said Little knew details investigators felt only the killer would know, like the location of her body and that she had been strangled.
“He strangled her with his hands and uh that’s what it showed back then,” Bland said.
Witness descriptions of the killer also matched Little’s appearance.
Brothers’ murder isn’t the only cold case that may be cracked.
Little is already serving a life sentence for murdering three women in California, but recently began confessing to many more killings to a Texas Ranger.
Bland said Little has confessed to killing more than 90 women in states all over the U.S..
“By the time we get done, it very well may be confirmed that he is the most prolific serial killer in American history,” Bland said.
Bland said none of Little’s confessions have been disproven, which gives him hope that more families will find out what happened to their murdered loved ones.
“When you lose someone like this, you don’t know what happened to them or why it happened, it’s important to get the answers," Bland said. "And now there are people across the country that are getting those answers.”
If convicted, Little could face up to 99 years or a life sentence in prison and Brothers’ family can finally lay this case to rest.