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Adam Lane, The Highway Killer : Serial Killers Documentary Video

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Adam Leroy Lane is a convicted serial killer who is dubbed the "Highway Killer" because his crimes took place near the highway, which he frequently traveled because of his job as a trucker.

Lane committed the murders while he made his way through the northeast during the summer of 2007. He had a book (DVD) in his truck on stalking and killing humans entitled "Hunting Humans." He also carried two knives and choke wire.

His first known victim was Darlene Ewalt, who lived near Harrisburg. She was stabbed and killed on 13 July 2007. At the time, she was talking on the telephone in the backyard. Lane stabbed her to death while her family was inside the house.

Lane's second victim was a woman named Patricia Brooks, whom he stabbed on 17 July 2007 in York County, Pennsylvania. She survived.

His third victim was a woman in New Jersey by the name of Monica Massaro. He stabbed and killed her a day before he committed his final crime.

His final crime transpired when he made a stop on I-495 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, broke into a house on 30 July 2007, and attacked a 16-year-old girl with a knife. Her parents awoke to the sounds of her struggling. Her 135-pound mother and 160-pound father were able to subdue the 245-pound Lane and wrestle the knife he was carrying away from him, even though the mother suffered knife cuts. Chelmsford Police were contacted, arrived at the scene, and arrested him.

Lane was linked to Ewalt by DNA on his knife. He was linked to Brooks similarly. He also dropped some gloves with his DNA and one of his victim's blood.

Lane received a 25-30 year sentence in Massachusetts for the attack on the teenage girl.

New Jersey sentenced him to 50 years for the murder of Monica Massaro.

In Pennsylvania Lane made a deal to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty. He was sentenced to 10-20 years for the attempted murder of the woman in York County, and 48-life for the murder of Darlene Ewalt.

The story has been presented in the Dateline NBC series (original air date 3 August 2009) and 48 Hours Mystery episode, Live to Tell: Hunting Humans (original air date 26 February 2011).
Duration: 42 Minute, 24 Second
Rating: 4.46 - Very Good
Definition: SD
Published: 2 Years Ago

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