Dennis Rader not only confessed and described each murder, he even corrected the judge on several dates that were incorrect. He waived his right to a jury trial. Now, what kills me (no pun intended) is that, in a case like this, they're still working on the case for the trial, and feel they have "a strong case for the state" to convict him. Well DUH, he's openly admitted it, they've linked him to the killings, he isn't even trying to fight it it any way.
Why bother with a trial? It'll just drag on for who-knows-how-long, and in the end, he'll be guilty...which he's admitted to being. Toss him in the slammer, throw away the key, and be done with it.
This place is fucked up.