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    OK - Rev. Richard, 43, & Sue Douglass, 36, slain, kids injured, Okarche, 15 Oct 1979

    Pastor's son forgives the murderer of his parents.
    Writes book, screen play and acts in movie.
    Was a Senator also.
    His sister and himself survived.
    One murdered was executed, the other lives in prison.
    This was on Today's show and so interesting.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,3355369.story
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    1979 home invasion murders of an Oklahoma minister and his wife, whose two children were brutally shot and terrorized in the process.

    Douglas murders........do we have a thread?
    Glen Ake murderer living.
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    This is still a famous Oklahoma case and it's sad to realize the only thread we have on it is about a bad movie review. I'm fixin' that now!

    Dateline covered the story here, includes interviews with both surviving (now adult) children:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/40971374#40971374

    From August 1996:

    http://www.people.com/people/archive...142085,00.html

    Afterward, Leslie was hog-tied like her parents and brother, and the two men stood in the kitchen and ate the family's supper from the stove. For two hours, the intruders terrorized the bound family members with threats while they debated what to do with them. A sobbing Sue Douglass begged for mercy. But at last, "Ake told Hatch to go start the car and 'listen for the sound,'" Brooks Douglass, now 32, recalls. "Ake said, 'I don't want to have to shoot you, but...' The first shot hit me in the back. On the second shot, I heard Mother scream." When it was all over, Richard and Sue Douglass lay dying. Their son and daughter, both shot in the back, were grievously injured, but alive.

    Five weeks and two more killings later, Ake and Hatch were captured at a ranch in Colorado, and, in separate trials in 1980, they were sentenced to death. But, in fact, their business with the shattered family had only begun. For the next 16 years, their lives and the lives of the two Douglass children would be inextricably tangled, not only by the memory of the carnage that October evening, but by a tortuous odyssey of trials and hearings that finally reached a conclusion of sorts last week at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. While Glen Ake, the triggerman, continues to serve a life sentence, his accomplice, Steven Keith Hatch, died by lethal injection a little after midnight on Aug. 9.
    From May 2011:

    http://newsok.com/article/3567354

    Infamous convicted murderer Glen Burton Ake died at a prison hospital April 23, a state Corrections Department spokesman confirmed Thursday.

    Ake, 55, died of natural causes. His attorney, Irven Box, said he was told Ake had a heart attack.



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