Robert Lee Yates an American serial killer known as the Spokane Serial Killer. Yates was known to have murdered at least thirteen women, all of whom were prostitutes in the Skid Row area of East Sprague Avenue in Spokane, Washington between 1996 and 1998. He confessed to three additional murders from 1975 to 1988 and was convicted of two more murders in Pierce County. Robert Lee Yates was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2002 which was commuted to life without parole in 2018. Robert Lee Yates is currently serving life in prison at the Washington State Penitentiary.
Serial Killer Robert Lee Yates (aka) Spokane Serial Killer, was active for 24 years between 1975-1998, known to have ( 18 confirmed / 23 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Robert Lee Yates was born on May 27th 1952 in Spokane, Washington, US. He was raised by both parents. His father, Robert Lee Yates. His mother, Anna Mae. Robert Lee Yates was sexually, and physically, and abused at some point of his life.
Robert Lee Yates a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 14 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. He married. He had five children.
Prior to his spree he had killed, and commited crimes.
In 1975 (Age 22/23) Robert Lee Yates started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. Robert Lee Yates used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Robert Lee Yates used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and their five children, where he was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.
He was arrested on April 18th 2000 (Age 47), convicted on October 26th 2000 (Age 48), sentenced to death commuted to life without parole at Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla, Washington, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Robert Lee Yates has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
|Name:||Robert Lee Yates|
|Nickname:||Spokane Serial Killer|
|Victims:||18 - 23|
|Years Active:||1975 - 1998|
|Ages Active:||22/23 - 45/46|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1952 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Living With:||his wife and their five children|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||May 27, 1952|
|Birth Location:||Spokane, Washington, US|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Father:||Robert Lee Yates|
|Highest School:||14 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|Arrested:||Apr 18, 2000 (Age 47)|
|Convicted:||Oct 26, 2000 (Age 48)|
|Sentence:||death commuted to life without parole|
|Prison Location:||Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla, Washington, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Robert Lee Yates. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 27 1952||Robert Lee Yates was born in Spokane, Washington, US. #19520527|
|May 27 1972|
|Robert Lee Yates started his serial killing spree. #1975|
|May 27 1982|
|May 27 1992|
|Robert Lee Yates ended his serial killing spree. #1998|
|Apr 18 2000|
|Robert Lee Yates arrested. #20000418|
|Oct 26 2000|
|Robert Lee Yates was convictedand sentenced to death commuted to life without parole at Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla, Washington, US. #20001026|
|May 27 2002|
|May 27 2012|
|May 27 2022|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Robert Lee Yates (1975-1998).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0312423756||A Tragic Honesty||Blake Bailey||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0307270890||Revolutionary Road||Richard Yates||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0061098736||Murder In Spokane||Mark Fuhrman||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0786030259||Body Count||Burl Barer||Robert Lee Yates||2|
|1539532917||The Spokane Killer||Jack Smith||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0761988572||Extreme Killing||James Alan Fox||Robert Lee Yates||2|
|1483352803||Extreme Killing||James Alan Fox|| 8 Total Including |
|0786003480||Evil Secrets||Kathy Braidhill||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0275973360||A Violent Heart||Gregory K. Moffatt||Robert Lee Yates||1|
|0816069875||The Encyclopedia of Seria...||Michael Newton|| 108 Total Including |
|0993823246||Serial Killer Quarterly V...|| 6 Total Including |
| 3 Total Including |
Earle Leonard Nelson
|0595287808||The Big, Bad Book of Bob||Lawrance Binda|| 3 Total Including |
|1506349129||Extreme Killing|| 3 Total Including |
James Alan Fox
| 8 Total Including |
Sean Vincent Gillis
Robert Lee Yates Jr. (born May 27, 1952) is an American serial killer from Spokane, Washington. From 1996 to 1998, Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women, all of whom were prostitutes working on E. Sprague Avenue, in Spokane.
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