( Cincinnati ) - "You know the old saying 'only the good die young?' This piece of garbage is 79." That's a quote from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in a Friday morning news conference to announce charges against Samuel Little. He's charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Anna Stewart in 1981 and the death of an unidentified woman who may have lived in Over-the-Rhine.
Little is already serving multiple life sentences in California after being convicted of murders there. Since his conviction, he's been confessing to dozens of other killings all across the US over the course of more than 20 years, those include the Cincinnati-area deaths. Investigators have already confirmed dozens of those claims.
"Weird to say, he was friendly with us, he was forthcoming. He was trying his best to identify this second victim," said Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier about interviews conducted with Little.
"The FBI has told us that he's the most prolific serial killer in the history of America. They've been able to demonstrate over 50 of these [murders] already, that he confessed to," Deters said.
Little faces sentences of 15 to life on each of the counts filed in Hamilton County.