Law enforcement believe
they caught Ridgway in lies during that interview.
Ridgway admitted to
knowing victim, Carol Ann Christensen,
a waitress at a tavern, but was caught in a lie when he denied
having a sex with her, according to the statement of probable
cause. Lab tests concluded he is the contributor of semen on Christensen's
They returned to arrest
him at work at 3:00 PM, he appeared "bland and seemed unsurprised."
Ridgway was charged
with the murders of Carol Ann Christensen,
Marcia Fay Chapman, Cynthia
Jean Hinds, and Opal Charmaine Mills.
He talked with detectives
for awhile until he requested an attorney at 4:30 PM. An attorney
arrived to see him at 6:00 PM.
wife, Judith, was questioned and released at the couple's
without bail, was calm though "clearly stressed" when he initially
met with a team of three court-appointed lawyers to discuss his
situation, said Mark Prothero of the King County Public Defenders
Ridgway is held in
the high security unit at the jail.
He isn't talking.
He declined to talk
about the accusations or how his family
are dealing with his arrest. He
was polite but firm. "I
can't say anything," he repeated softly several times during
morning visiting hours.
"He's under a
lot of stress," Gruenhagen
said. "He's trying to hold it together as well as he can."
He is unshaven and
his hair disheveled. 2 officers led him to a visiting window.
He wore a white "ultrahigh security" uniform.