"After he was arrested, the rash of killings stopped," Velazquez said.
Police arrested Belcher Oct. 30, 2002, in College Park as he drove a 1994 Lexus belonging to Artilles McKinney, 35, of Duluth. A day earlier, McKinney's roommate found McKinney dead in the bedroom of their Mulberry Way home, Duluth police Capt. Mark Hunter said.
Belcher met the victims at Bulldogs, an Atlanta bar, Velazquez said. While items were stolen from the victims, police believe theft may not be the only motive in the killings.
"I don't know if he was struggling with something internally," Velazquez said. "He did say he had contracted AIDS."