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    SC - Laura Ling, 43, & Henry Turner, 74, murdered, Murrells Inlet, 8 April 2005

    The U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Stephen Stanko (search ), an ex-convict suspected of killing two people and raping a teenage girl in a 24-hour crime spree.

    Also, officials have information that Stanko left South Carolina after the crimes were committed, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals told FOX News. Based upon that information, a federal magistrate judge issued a warrant.

    Stanko was known as a highly intelligent, polished ex-con who didn't mind talking about his life in prison or the book he'd written about it.

    And it was his love of books that brought him to the library where he met the two people he is suspected of killing — a 43-year-old librarian who would move in with him and a 74-year-old man who spent many days chatting with the couple, said John Gaumer, director of the Horry County Memorial Library

    http://www.foxnews.com/printer_frien...153168,00.html

    A nationwide manhunt continues for Stephen Stanko, a former convict and author suspected in two killings and a rape.

    Police stressed Stanko should be considered dangerous.

    Horry County police said Monday that several guns are thought to be missing from the home of a man police think Stanko killed Saturday morning.

    “We’re concerned about what he is capable of,” said Andy Christenson, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department.

    http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/11371335.htm
    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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    They caught him this afternoon in Augusta, GA. This is the third time in a just a few months that Augusta has been involved in a national news crime. Thank God our LE captured two and a local gal turned in the third!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletgirl2002
    They caught him this afternoon in Augusta, GA. This is the third time in a just a few months that Augusta has been involved in a national news crime. Thank God our LE captured two and a local gal turned in the third!

    ^^^^5 again for Ronnie Strength and LE good job! Hey Bulletgirl2002 ....were on the map....... And Not Just Tiger Woods

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    Alright for Augusta!! Thank goodness they are getting these criminals off the street!!
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    Stephen Stanko did what he knew best - blended in - while on the run from authorities on a nationwide hunt for the ex-convict suspected in the deaths of two South Carolinians and the sexual assault of a teen.

    No one recognized the 37-year-old fugitive neatly dressed in a suit and tie as he ate lunch at a busy shopping complex near Interstate 20 Tuesday afternoon. But local and federal agents were watching and captured him as he walked out of the restaurant.

    "He seemed calm, like nothing was wrong," said Chris Ainsworth, a supervisor at the Atlanta Bread Co. who served Stanko a chicken sandwich.

    Stanko was unarmed and taken into custody without incident after a tip led investigators to the shopping center, said U.S. Marshal Deputy Tim Stec.

    http://www.whns.com/Global/story.asp?S=3203896
    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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    From April 2015:

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/new...e19763958.html

    Stanko was sentenced to death after being convicted in 2006 by a Georgetown County jury in the death of his 43-year-old live-in girlfriend, Laura Ling...

    Stanko also was sentenced to death in the shooting death of 74-year-old Henry Turner of Conway.

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    There will be no post conviction relief for a man sentenced to death for a crime spree that raged through Horry and Georgetown counties leaving two people dead and a third severely wounded.

    Stephen Stanko, 48, who has been living on South Carolina’s death row since August of 2006, asked for relief for his Horry County crimes saying his attorneys didn’t defend him adequately in his pretrial hearings and in his Horry County trial, and his appeal attorneys were inefficient in their appeal of his case.

    He also argued that South Carolina’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

    Circuit Judge Benjamin Culbertson ruled against all of Stanko’s claims, leaving his Horry County death penalty sentence intact.

    Stanko still has a post-conviction relief request pending in Georgetown County.
    http://www.myhorrynews.com/news/crim...1bef32bee.html



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