KS - Notorious KC child killer Sueanne Hobson finally granted parole

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Those of us midwesterners of a certain age from in or around Kansas City, or who grew up reading the Kansas City Star, will remember this one. At the time I thought this was the coldest murder I could ever imagine. It still might be.

    Convicted in 1980 murder, Sueanne Hobson free on parole

    Stranger by far was the fact that Hobson's husband Edward, the father of the dead boy, later remarried her:

    Not all are pleased with the parole, especially as Hobson has moved back into the same Prairie Village home she grew up in:

    the rest of the story at Kansas City Star link above
     
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  3. davehead21

    davehead21 Active Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I had never heard of this story before.

    I am shocked she was granted parole and even more shocked that the child's father remarried her.
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    what a horrible betrayal

    a 13 year-old murdered by his stepmother and stepbrother and then his own father remarries the thing?

    I'm disgusted

    hope there's no other kids out there she has a hate on for
     
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    tfrohning Rest in Peace

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    I am furious. I have no words just angry :(
     
  6. UdbCrzy2

    UdbCrzy2 New Member

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    I guess after serving over 30 years (MO life is 30 years) they HAD to let her out. Wfgodot's article states that the accomplices were paroled years ago. With her being 68-years-old now, I guess she will also collect social security benefits as well as get medicare.

    I cannot believe the father wants to have anything to do with her.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Excellent, lengthy article from the KC alternative paper the Pitch from 2003, about the Hobsons's remarriage and a look back at the infamous Kansas case (unfortunately I listed this in the title as a MO case but it occurred on the KS side):

    Love Never Dies
    Ed Hobson disappoints other Parents of Murdered Children.
     
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    UdbCrzy2 New Member

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    Wfgodot: That's a crazy story, thanks for posting it. I'd like to see that guy come to my POMC meeting and tell us that:)

    The father should be very careful if she does come to live with him. I'm sure she will be in contact with HER son. History could repeat itself.
     
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    Lola New Member

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    Anyone know where the son and friend who actually committed the crime are?
     
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    Starfish New Member

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    I don't know which part of this story is more disgusting, the fact that her husband remarried her after she had his son killed, OR that the 2 boys who committed the murder were released years ago, OR that they let this sicko out!
     
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  11. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Just a note of thanks to the marvelous mods for changing the error in location in my original title. Everything occurred on the Kansas side of the river.

    As for this woman's sentence, perhaps it's just because I always expect the worst but I'm pretty happy they were wise enough to keep her in prison for at least almost 30 years. Too frequently, as we know, murderers are freed in much less time. She was denied parole eight other times.

    Not sure where the teen who pulled the trigger and the other who assisted are these days. I agree they both should have served longer terms.
     
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    Shame on this father for remaining this evil lady! I hope he does not end up like his son.
     

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