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    FL - Lynne Friend, 35, Hallandale Beach, 28 Aug 1994 *C. Friend guilty*

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/bro...,2713140.story

    Seventeen years after a Hallandale Beach woman disappeared during a bitter child custody battle, a grand jury has indicted her ex-husband for first-degree murder, according to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.

    Clifford Friend, 56, was the prime suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Lynne Friend, then 35, but several efforts to prove it had faltered over the years, according to Ben Allen, the victim's father. Allen, 80, lives in Granbury, Texas, and last heard from South Florida authorities nearly two years ago.

    "That was the fourth time they said, 'We got him, we got him,'" a skeptical Allen said. "It's been frustrating, to say the least."

    This indictment lifted his spirits.

    "This is great news," Allen said. "It really is."

    His daughter disappeared on Aug. 28, 1994, not long after winning a contentious child custody battle with her ex-husband over their son, Christian, then 5. She had planned to move out of Florida with her fiance, Ed O'Dell. Clifford Friend fought the move and had vowed to stop it, according to witnesses and investigative records.

    On the night she vanished, U.S. Customs Service agents saw Clifford Friend and a companion, Allan Gold, throw something from a motorboat into the Atlantic Ocean a few miles off Miami Beach. Lynne Friend's body was never recovered, according to Fernandez-Rundle.


    More at link....

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    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/06/30...-wifes-murder/

    Opening statements got underway Monday in the trial of a Lighthouse Point man charged in his ex-wife’s death and disappearance nearly two decades ago.

    Clifford Friend, 58, is charged of first degree murder in the death of his ex-wife 35-year-old Lynne Friend. The trial is being heard by a twelve member jury before Miami-Dade Judge Teresa Pooler.

    Prosecutor Marie Mato told jurors in her opening statement Monday, “Clifford Friend is a murderer.” The state said Friend was enraged that his ex-wife had just won custody of their five year old son in a bitter custody dispute. “He was screaming at his lawyer, ‘No one’s going to take my son!”
    An article from last year:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/0...s-in-1994.html

    For nearly two decades, Alan M. Gold closely guarded the secret of what happened to Lynne Friend, the Hallandale mother who mysteriously vanished, leaving behind a 5-year-old son.

    But it was not until a few weeks ago that Gold finally confirmed what investigators had suspected all along: Friend’s angry ex-husband, Clifford, murdered her after a bitter custody dispute, then dumped her body off a boat into the ocean...

    After receiving immunity from prosecution, Gold gave a sworn statement at the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office, detailing blow-by-blow how he helped dispose of the corpse and almost got caught by U.S. Customs agents looking for drug smugglers.
    Lynne's Charley Project page: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/friend_lynne.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe jones View Post
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    don't think it is being live streamed, I can't find any links anywhere

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    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/K...265596151.html

    here is a tv report with some testimony from the main witness,

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/1...-in-south.html

    Twenty years after Lynne Friend vanished mysteriously in South Florida, a jury will decide whether her ex-husband is to blame.

    Friday’s closing arguments come after a drama-filled two-week trial, and two decades after Lynne Friend’s disappearance riveted the public and spurred a massive police probe...

    At trial, Lynne Friend’s fiancée, Ed O’Dell, testified emotionally about the life the pair had hoped to build together – and his frantic calls to her home after she vanished.

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/1...-in-south.html

    Friday night, after more than four hours of deliberations, jurors decided that Friend indeed was to blame for murdering Lynne Friend and dumping her body at sea. The verdict came after a drama-filled two-week trial, and two decades after Lynne Friend’s disappearance riveted the public and spurred a massive police probe. Her corpse has never been found.

    Friend and his family remained emotionless when the court clerk read the verdict. He will be sentenced at a later date.

    He was originally charged with first-degree murder, but jurors found him guilty of a lesser charge of second-degree murder.

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    NBC Dateline airing show re this case now.


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    From September:

    http://www.local10.com/news/clifford...xwife/28015642

    A South Florida man convicted of killing his ex-wife 20 years ago was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

    Clifford Friend was found guilty of second-degree murder last month in the 1994 death of Lynne Friend.

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