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Man convicted of murdering two GW students to be executed Thursday

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Joanna Lynch.

A serial killer who was convicted of murdering two former GW students in the 1980s is scheduled for execution by the state of Virginia Thursday eventing, FOX 5 reported.

Alfredo Prieto has been on death row since 2010, and was already there for allegedly murdering a 15-year-old girl by the time DNA evidence linked him to the murders of the students, Rachael Raver and Warren Fulton, according to FOX 5. In December 1988, Prieto allegedly abducted the pair outside a bar and then shot them in a field in Virginia. They were both 22 at the time of their death.

Prosecutors believe Prieto committed more than nine murders, including the rape and murder of a woman in Arlington, Va. in 1988 and the murder of a man from Prince William County.

Ray Morrogh, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s attorney, helped prosecute Prieto and will be in the chamber during Prieto’s execution, according to FOX 5. He called Prieto a “monster.”

“I was well aware that Mr. Prieto in fact has no conscience and could care less about anyone’s life, especially women,” Morrogh told FOX 5. “He used his victims like Kleenexes, raped and murdered three different women, all of whom were innocent – one of whom was 15 years old.”

Fulton was the captain of GW’s baseball team at the time of his death and Raver was headed to law school, according to Fox 5.

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