09-23-2011, 02:53 PM #1Former Member
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WA - Arlene Roberts, 80, murdered in her Renton home, 27 Oct 1978
I am so pleased to see the hard work LE is doing in Washington state lately! Finally some justice for the family of Arlene Roberts...
11-11-2015, 12:06 PM #2
From August 2012:
A King County judge ignored a plea deal and threw the book at a killer Wednesday.
Ronald MacDonald had entered a modified guilty plea for strangling 80-year-old Arlene Roberts in 1978. The case went cold for 30 years until the sheriff's department reopened it.
Prosecutors agreed to have MacDonald plead guilty to second degree manslaughter, then walk free on time served.
But the judge said that would be a miscarriage of justice and gave MacDonald the maximum penalty of five years in prison.
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