Excellent police work by Atlanta Homicide detective C.L. Price led to the apprehension of yet another of the city's serial sex slayers in 1986. Four elderly women were found raped and strangled in their apartments in March and April of the year. Three of the women lived near each other. Television sets were stolen from the first three victims. The offender always entered through a window, and there were many similarities between the murders. At the second scene police found a cap from a soda bottle burned on the bottom. Detective Price deduced the following points from the crime scenes: The killer was an unskilled manual laborer. He probably had been raised by his grandmother. He had either a drug or alcohol problem. He probably lived in the same neighborhood as his victims On April 20, R.L. Hunter, they arrested and charged an unemployed laborer and drug addict, who only lived a few blocks from three of the victims, with the murders. For several years as a child he lived with his grandmother. On May 5, 1986, Hunter pleaded guilty to all four rape-murders and received eight consecutive life sentences.