updated 11/2/2005 5:53:04 PM ET 2005-11-02T22:53:04

A man convicted of raping and murdering an Alabama woman has confessed to at least 12 more slayings in four other states, and may be linked to four more killings, authorities said Wednesday.

Alabama Attorney General Troy King branded Jeremy Bryan Jones “a monster who would kill without remorse.”

Jones, 32, of Miami, Okla., faces a possible death sentence Dec. 1 for the killing of Lisa Marie Nichols, 44, in Alabama.

During his trial last month, Jones maintained his innocence in the presence of his mother and girlfriend, but privately gave detectives details of the crimes, including victims’ names and the locations of the killings, said sheriff’s Detective Paul Burch.

Jones was “very nonchalant and matter-of-fact” in recounting the rapes and killings, Burch said.

Of the 13 victims Jones is suspected of killing, 10 were women.

He is charged with killing a Georgia teen and a Louisiana woman. He is also a suspect in 10 other deaths — seven in Oklahoma, two in Georgia and one in Kansas. State and local law enforcement also believe he may be linked to the slayings of four Atlanta-area prostitutes.

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