Robert Lee Yates has been convicted of 16 murders in Washington state. Yates would pick up prostitutes in his 1979 Ford van, have sex and often drugs, and then murder the prostitutes. In Spokane County he gave information on 13 murders to avoid the death penalty. The judge gave him 408 years. One of his victims, a prostitute who he shot, survived, and thru DNA he was convicted in Pierce County (Tacoma) of two more murders. He is currently sitting in death row at the Walla Wall prison.