Andrew Dalzell: It was only a matter of time

It is bad policing to chase suspects, but one of the reasons so many of us insisted police check out Andrew Dalzell for the murders of Stephanie Bennett and Irina “Ira” Yarmolenko was that we were all so sure he was an habitual offender, and if he killed Debbie Key then social deviance would lead him to offend again.

That is the reason it is no surprise to learn of his arrest last week in an underage sex sting. Dalzell’s behavior fits the pattern of a serial offender, and his age is right for those offenses to accelerate. That he is now behind bars brings a temporary sense of relief.

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