AZ - Joyce Sterrenberg & Tim McKillop, both 20, murdered, Scottsdale, 24 May 1962

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Man, 77, jailed for 37 years for murdering young couple, FREED after
    'ex-wife lied about his confession to distract from sex ring scandal'
    (Daily Mail)
    the rest of the story, with pictures and a video, at link above
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    What a sad story. I wonder what the ex wife has been up to all these years?
     
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    the seeker New Member

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    Hmmm. Good thing he wasn't given the death penalty.
     
  5. Angels_Not_Forgotten

    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    To bad she can't serve the two life sentences for ruining his life.

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  6. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/06/04/william-macumber-released-prison-years-jailed/9943619/

     
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    LJKaust New Member

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    Looks like he was in the right place for all of those years....
     
  8. SilkySifaka

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    not necessarily, being in prison with monsters for nearly 40 years can create a monster.

    In fact it is rarely a surprise to me when an innocent person lands back in prison for something, they are released with no supports whatsoever, they don't even get the support other convicts who are released. They at least get a bus ticket and there are half way houses for them. An exonerated man is not eligible for them because he is innocent and not a convicted felon.

    It is one reason I am so leery of charging children as adults. I would much rather have someone move next door at 21 who had been through therapy etc. than one released at 40 who only has learned to commit crimes and become tough, never learned to deal with society.

    There needs to be more help for exonerated men and women.
     
  9. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    If you read the article he was NOT found innocent of the murders. The case was likely to be retried and the evidence was so old the state allowed him to plea bargain down to no contest with the punishment being time served.
     
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    popsicle faith hope love

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    indicajane damaged goods

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    Also, I don't think you can be convicted just on someone saying you confessed and no further evidence. I have read several true crime novels (green river running red, Ann rule for ex) that mentioned cops got TONS of claims from ppl saying they knew the killer, ex wives and even curent wives especially. It appear to be a common phenomenon that cops are aware, and have to pick thru.

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    weird that his son worked so hard to get him released only to be betrayed

    this seems like a very complicated family dynamic

    I hope the children can heal
     
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