Lawrence Bittaker, a serial rapist who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California, has died in prison at the age of 79, KABC-TV reports.
Bittaker, one of the “Tool Box Killers,” reportedly died of natural causes inside of the San Quentin State Prison last Friday, officials announced today.
Bittaker and accomplice Roy Lewis North kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered five girls in 1979. Their “Tool Box Killers” moniker came from the tools like a screwdriver, pliers, and an ice pick that they used in their crimes.
Norris was sentenced to a term of 45 years to life and remains in prison.