Federal Indictment: James Burke, Former Suffolk Co PD Chief, December 2015 - #3

Discussion in 'Long Island Serial Killer' started by bessie, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Vapor

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  2. DiogenesSinope

    DiogenesSinope Looking for an honest man.

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    New to this forum. Fascinated by Burke since learning we were from the same neighborhood in Smithtown and that he was involved in the investigation of the Pius murder in 1979 (I moved out prior to the murder, but the victim was my age (13) and was killed walking distance from my former house). The involvement of Burke in a murder trial as a teen must have impacted him somewhat.

    Interesting that Burke apparently was a miscreant:

    "For some, the verdict in the Pius case did not bring any closure. One of those people is attorney Frank Bress, now a law professor at New York Law School in Manhattan ... 'Burke was a low-level burglar and drug dealer as a kid,' Bress says ... 'It made his testimony unreliable.' "​

    Can't help thinking of a Dexter-like "dark passenger" psych issue developing from such early exposure to a heinous crime.
     

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