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    1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole

    A notorious "mountain man," who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, once wrote that blame for the "incident" lies with her and a would-be rescuer whom he shot and killed. Don Nichols undoubtedly will need to be more contrite later this month in front of the historically stern Montana Parole Board.
    http://www.freep.com/usatoday/articl...CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

    Victim was Kari Swenson
    Abductor seeking parole is Don Nichols
    His son is Dan Nichols who is out on parole and in trouble again. He seems to be the run
    There was a TV movie about this case "The Abduction of Kari Swenson" and two books
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    This has to be one of the most chilling stories of all time, but I seriously doubt the parole board will give him a pass. He hasn't shown much interest in society in general much less in trying to rehabilitate himself.

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    Self-described “mountain man” Don Nichols has been released on parole after serving 32 years for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer – an attack that drew widespread media coverage and became the subject of a made-for-TV movie.

    Nichols, 86, was sentenced to 85 years in prison for kidnapping biathlete Kari Swenson in the mountains near Big Sky and killing Alan Goldstein, a friend helping to search for Swenson when she failed to return home from her run.

    Swenson, who was 22, said she was chained up during her ordeal and spotted her would-be rescuers before her abductors did. She yelled at them to leave because Nichols had threatened to shoot anyone who tried to help her.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-be-sons-bride



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