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    WI - Sandra Teichow, 67, found murdered, Racine, 14 Oct 2010

    A Racine teacher who did charity work all over the world was found murdered. Sandra Teichow who had retired continued to teach for charity all over the world.

    The 67 year old Teichow was murdered by Wilbert Thomas a repeat sex offender. In the late 90's the DA tried to have Thomas commited to a mental health facility for violent sex offenders but was unsuccessful.

    This guy is scary looking and is being held on $31,000 bail. He also has charges against him for bail jumping and robbery.

    http://www.journaltimes.com/news/loc...cc4c03286.html

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    Thomas is indeed scary and defiant looking. Is that some sort of a restraint that he's wearing in the mug shot? Skeery guy.

    Bless you, Ms. Teichow. No one can take away those years of teaching and helping others. She undoubtedly will be remembered by many. My prayers are with her family and friends

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    An in-depth article about Ms. Teichow's life and work with a lovely photo of her. What a loss.


    http://journaltimes.com/news/local/c...cc4c03286.html

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    I can't understand why this guy can bail out. And only $31,000?!?

    I hope they change that to NO bail.

    You see this quite often, low bails for horrendous crimes. I don't get it.

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    I have a strong suspicion that Thomas has no way of making the bail. In reading about his recent troubles, I'm just not seeing where he has equity in any property or a savings account. JMO

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    Right now Mrs. Teichow's family wants her to be remembered for the life she led and not the horrible way she died.

    We should grant them that request.

    However, it's important that word gets out how this dang Judicial system works. Here's a good article on this murderer and who else is responsible for leaving him out.

    Through the cracks, again.


    http://www.620wtmj.com/shows/genemueller/105134609.html

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    I think that is one of the greatest elements of WS. We do focus on the victim and their lives and accomplishments (and sometimes, struggles) while concurrently rushing to figure out what went horribly awry.

    In all my reading about Ms. Teichow's accomplishments, I am awed. She packed an awful lot of giving into her life. She sounds like someone whom I would have really liked and admired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_16 View Post
    I can't understand why this guy can bail out. And only $31,000?!?

    I hope they change that to NO bail.

    You see this quite often, low bails for horrendous crimes. I don't get it.
    You can look the charges up here: http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl . Bond is now set at $250,000. People should also know--their is no such thing as a bail bondsman in Wisconsin. If bail is set at $250,000 the person charged has to come up with and post the entire $250,000, not a percentage. I'm pretty sure the guy wasn't going to come up with $31,000, and I'm pretty sure that he isn't going to come up with $250,000!

    Update on the case is here: http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/105206229.html

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    Article today begs to know why Thomas was free.






    http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/105304638.html

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    Filly--I think the sad truth is that budgets are so tight there just isn't enough money to go around. This man needed to live in a treatment center and work in a sheltered work environment. He needed supervision. There are tens of thousands of these men and women on the street, who IMO should not be walking around.

    Thomas ended Ms. Teichow's life and devastated her family. He also destroyed his own life and his family's by his actions. Who knows if he remembers what he did or why he did it. But society (that's all of us) should not have allowed this. I'm not so sure he needed to be incarcerated but he did need to be in a locked and secure treatment center for everyone's safety. When a person is incompetent or unstable, society must do something to prevent tragedy.

    The pendulum swung a little too far when the doors creaked open at the state hospitals in the 70s. I think that's called throwing out the baby with the bathwater. They were abysmal and awful places and were crying out for improvement. Many many people did not need to be living in them. Some did, however. JMO

    Money.


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    Woman Takes Photo of Her Killer

    A woman killed and robbed of quarters she planned to give to the needy snapped a photograph of her attacker, Wisconsin authorities say.

    Sandra Teichow's camera was smashed and covered with leaves and dirt in last week's attack in Racine, but police were able to recover a photo from the camera's memory card, prosecutors disclosed Monday in court documents.

    The photo showed a man with white hair walking with a silver cane. An investigator who saw the photo recognized the man as Wilbert Leonard Thomas, 65, of Racine, who has a history of sexual assaults, according to a complaint filed by Racine County prosecutors.


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    What is better than a picture!!!!
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
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    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    From October 2013:

    http://journaltimes.com/news/local/c...a4bcf887a.html

    Wilbert L. Thomas, 68, was sentenced on Thursday to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the Oct. 14, 2010, beating and strangulation death of 67-year-old Sandra Lee Teichow, and also for stealing the quarters she was doling out to those in need at Racine-area laundromats...

    Boyle convicted Thomas on June 24, finding him guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, theft and two counts of bail jumping, all felonies.



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