How 1-Day During Bonin Freeway Killer Murder Spree Changed Everything, Authors Discover Why March 24, 1980 Matters So Much
March 11, 2023
Los Angeles, CA—During the course of writing Without Redemption: Creation & Deeds of Freeway Killer Bill Bonin, His Five Accomplices & How One Who Escaped Justice, the authors discovered how one day during Bonin’s ten-months Freeway Killer murder spree was vitally important. Unknown till Without Redemption was published, authors Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. and Michael B. Butler uncovered the truth by having access to Bonin’s jailhouse diaries and murder confession stories. Ironically, the authors didn’t fully realize the true importance of the date until the book was completely finished.
During the events themselves, it took many months for the full implications of that day to work through after Bonin and all his accomplices were arrested in mid-to-late 1980. Unlocking the complex story of why March 24, 1980 is so important was a tedious aspect of the complicated task of creating an amazingly detailed serial killer historical biography.
The enlargable March 24 Timeline Flowchart below constitutes a basic road map of a story with an infinite number of twists and turns. What is clear, which is explained carefully in the book, is that the events of those days saved innocent lives and caused massive confusion in the final disposition of the Freeway Killer suspects.