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  1. #1
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    How do I find an old case

    Im looking for an old case, around 1970. Columbia, PA.
    Lancaster County Court
    His name was Jackie O'Brien (maybe Jack,John)
    He was in his late teens and kidnapped, raped, murdered and cut up a 4 yr old little girl. I was childhood friends with his little brother.
    If I remember right, he was sentenced to 25 yrs but was released on weekends very early in his sentence.
    I searched google and painfully completed the 50 post chore
    If there is any public info on this case, I would be interested in reading about the outcome.
    Thanks for the help

  2. #2
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    There is a site called pa.findacase.com, maybe you could look there.
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  3. #3
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    Thanks but I dont see anything there

  4. #4
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    Maybe have a look in the library archives? Look thru old newspapers?

  5. #5
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    I think I found it in google news archives.

    Here are some links:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...r+county&hl=en

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...r+county&hl=en

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...r+county&hl=en


    You may wish to look for further info/links using search words from the above articles via google news archives.

    hth
    ~JMO~

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  7. #7
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    This article indicates the trial was moved to Berks County, PA.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...a-harper&hl=en
    ~JMO~

    A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown


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  8. #8
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    Thanks alot guys ,thats it. I dont understand why I couldnt find anything. I also didnt know the Edward Spencer name. Oh well, I got it know, Thanks again



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