John List, Notorious AMW Fugitive, Dead

Discussion in 'Past Trial Discussion Threads' started by fran, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. fran

    fran Former Member

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    http://amw.com/features/feature_story_detail.cfm?id=2613


    3/24/2008
    When cops saw List, they were shocked. He looked exactly like Frank Bender's bust -- right down to the glasses
    View LargerJohn Emil List's capture is one of the most amazing stories in the history of America's Most Wanted. He made headlines in 1971 when he brutally and methodically murdered five of his family members; he earned notoriety during his 18-year run from the law following the terrifying killing spree. But while List's run ended on June 1, 1989 as a direct result of AMW, his story truly came to an ultimate end on Friday, when he died while serving out his sentence.

    List died at 2:30 p.m. Friday
     
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  3. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    Good riddens. :( What a sick man.

    I imagine he's awfully hot about now.
     
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    chicoliving Former Member

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    Good to hear!
     
  5. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    The article says he was 89 I only can hope he was haunted all those years but the deaths he caused.

    Rest in hell John!! I hope it burns very hot for him.
     
  6. concernedperson

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    I doubt he was ever haunted as he went on to build a life for HIMSELF for 18 years before he was captured. He will have some serious discussions with the Lord now and maybe some other ones with the caretakers in his new home....HELL.
     
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    anneinchicago New Member

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    For some reason, the fact he left a note with this postscript gave me the shivers.

    It seemed so matter of fact.
     
  8. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

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    I agree. This was his accountant personality coming out with his self righteousness. He was too matter of fact and thought that would somehow absolve him.
     
  9. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    Good riddance...he did away with wife/kids/mom w/ no backward glance...
    No sympathy here.
     
  10. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    He was 89? Really? For some reason I was thinking he was maybe in his 70's. That wouldn't make sense though.
     
  11. kato

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    AMEN!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish. He shouldn't have been able to even live this long.
     
  12. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    fran I saw this on the news and I just didnt put it together. thanks for posting.
     
  13. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    RIP, John List.
     
  14. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Good!!
    After he slaughtered his family, he moved only a few streets over from my parent's friends. They never knew what a monster he was.
     
  15. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Wow, philamena. Did your parent's friends have anything interesting to say about him?
     
  16. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    southcitymom,
    They said he was unbelievably nice, polite and a perfect neighbor. They were shocked when they found out who and what he really was. hard ot believe isn't it?
    He was one cold calculating sob of a killer.
    His poor family. :(
     
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    southcitymom New Member

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    Yep - that's what everyone in his "2nd" life seemed to say about him. This case has haunted me for a long time - just a very strange, sad case.
     
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    mammasweets New Member

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    cheko1 New Member

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    Unflipping believable philamena.....
    He was a monster.
     
  20. 2sisters

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    I doubt he was, he didn't really seem to remorseful or seem to care when I watched him on American Justice. I think he must have been really nutty or really evil. I can't decide.
     
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    He claimed they were bad off financially and I belive they were in dire straits financially. At the end of the program I watched on them they said the ceiling in the ballroom of their home was Tiffany glass, he he known and sold it they would have been on easy street.
     

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