PA PA - Alfred Barnes, 40, Chestnuthill, 19 Oct 1968

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    In October of 1968, Alfred Barnes was shot and killed in a remote field in Pennsylvania. His car was stolen and was later found abandoned in New Jersey. The case went cold for years until 2013, when investigators tracked down Richard Keiper, who was living in Texas. Keiper was on the suspect list in 1971 but for unclear reasons, he was never tracked down and questioned. When he finally was questioned, he confessed to the murder claiming that it was self-defense.

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    Keiper told two versions of what happened with Barnes. In both, Barnes offered him a ride. One version includes a third man named "Steve", who came up with the plan to rob Barnes. Keiper maintained that he acted in self-defense but enough evidence was presented to demonstrate that this did not happen. Keiper was convicted of first degree murder in July of 2015 and will be sentenced in October.

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    Picture below is of Barnes, taken sometime during the 1950's.

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    It's satisfying to see these older cases being solved and someone being convicted.

    "Man gets life without parole in 1968 killing of Bethlehem Steel employee"

    http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-monroe-county-1968-cold-case-sentence-20151001-story.html

    My Victim Impact Letter for the Murder of my Beloved Uncle Alfred Barnes

    https://vivianmayedwards.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/my-victim-impact-letter-for-the-murder-of-my-beloved-uncle-alfred-barnes/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3256731/Hitchhiker-69-murdered-man-steal-new-Ford-Thunderbird-40-years-ago-sentenced-life-prison-without-parole.html

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    I recently went to a grt concert at the stacks....and can't wait to go back. They also do tours of sm buildings. It's now mainly for artisans, musicians, and all kinds of venues.
     
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    So grateful that sm semblance of justice can finally be metered out!
     
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    Bethlehem Steel secretary's killer fails in bid for freedom

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2016/11/bethlehem_steel_secretarys_kil.html

     

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