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The Comic Book Murder

The Comic Book Murder

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In this Dateline classic, Barbara George is rushed to the hospital after being found bleeding in the back of the comic book store she owned in suburban Detroit. What the nurse finds launches a decade long mystery. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 25, 2013.

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The Everyday Bombshell

This guy shed not one tear by all accounts when his wife was killed. But he cried like a little baby when the jury found him guilty. That tells you everything. He definitely hated his wife. And he for sure loves the life he created without her after her death. The things that make me feel like he's the killer include: *He lied about marital trouble and the affair he was having to the police, so he had motive and no problem being dishonest about it. Just because you are having unfair doesn't mean you are a killer but it doesn't mean you have a reason to want to kill. And it does prove that he is dishonest. *He knew where the most valuable comics were hidden, couldn't tell you who else knew that, and they were stolen but other mid-grade comics that were in the front room, some cash and her diamond ring weren't touched. Lame robbery. Also any testimony that some weird dude was selling comic books somewhere means less than nothing. *He didn't ask if his wife was ok when the police told him that she was hurt and you always ask that... I don't care how surprised you are. *He knew the room his wife died in without being told. Sure, there were only two rooms to the store, but I'm sure there was also a bathroom and a killer could have kidnapped her and then killed her at a different location. It seems weird that he was coming up with a possible scenario when he should have been asking questions. *The killer went out the back and double locked the door with keys that only the husband had access to. As far as the photo of the junk behind the back door...I take landscape photography and I will tell you that perspective is everything. A tree standing in front of a building could be up against the building or several feet in front of it. Those boxes could be right up against the door or they could be a foot and a half in front of it allowing plenty of room for someone to get in and out. *That note to the friend was also super creepy. and unsettling. Your wife JUST dies and you flirt? Gross. It only goes to clue that he's a jerk who didn't care about his wife. but to me that says a lot about his state of mind *He answered the phone because he thought it was the bearded lady (his accomplice) letting him know how things looked from the outside. *His alibi is for shit. His mother was an unwitting accomplice. He obviously slipped out while she was playing with his daughters. I don't think the neighbor is remembering things properly because she never came forward to the police, and if she did tell him and his mother that she can corroborate the alibi why didn't they have her go to the police? She remember something 18 years later, but at the time she didn't find it and put enough to share with her neighbor or the police? That's weird. This dude is guilty. And the bearded lady was Renee, his lover and an accessory to the crime. All the pieces fit. I don't even really need the phone call to sign my name to a guilty verdict. They mounted a decent defense but, I think he is guilty. And I think they should be looking into his new wife (the bearded lady) as well.

Nov 6th
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