There's really no threshold here, but for me, cases like Holly Marie Andrews are bothersome. A beautiful 16 year old girl, fresh out of drug rehab, was visiting her mother for Christmas in 1976 and disappeared on the 26th. She was found stabbed and sexually assaulted the following day. There's a few outrageous things from here:
Her mother died in 1997 without ever knowing what happened
Her murderer, Ricky Harnish, was convicted in 2008 and was released in July of last year without being put on parole OR on a sex offender list (literally running around free)
No one can agree whether or not this case was ever on Unsolved Mysteries
Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Jan 19, 2019 22:51:46 GMT
Criminals really do get coddled. It seems we can't find a middle ground between pouring lead down their throats and letting them do as they want.
Like that case of the 11 year old girl in California who was abducted and held captive for 20 years. He had prior convictions and was let out--and why wasn't he being monitored? They should have been checking up on him regularly as an ex-con with his record. That was a really weird case since they told the girl and her children (with the abductor) to pretend they were siblings. I think the guy was Mexican. Was she? That was strange--and they almost found her within a few weeks. They had a lead on his car or something.
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Claudius: Never. Never. The idea is preposterous. You set the standard of sanity for the whole world.