By Joe Sharkey
till 1971, lifestyles was once stable for mild-mannered accountant John record. He was once vp of a Jersey urban financial institution and had moved his mom, spouse, and 3 teenage young ones right into a nineteen-room domestic in Westfield, New Jersey. yet all that modified whilst he misplaced his activity. Raised through his Lutheran father to think good fortune intended being an outstanding supplier, record observed himself as an utter failure. Straining below monetary burdens, the strain of hiding his unemployment, in addition to the phobia that the free-spirited Seventies might corrupt the souls of his young children, checklist got here to a shattering conclusion.
“It used to be my trust that when you kill your self, you won’t visit heaven,” record informed Connie Chung in a tv interview. “So ultimately I acquired to the purpose the place I felt that i'll kill them. expectantly they'd visit heaven, after which might be i might have an opportunity to later confess my sins to God and get forgiveness.”
record methodically shot his complete kinfolk of their domestic, dealing with to hide the deaths for weeks with a gently orchestrated plan of deception. Then he vanished and began over as Robert P. Clark. Chronicling List’s lifestyles sooner than and after the grisly crime, Death Sentence exposes the reality concerning the accountant-turned-killer, together with his revealing letter to his pastor, his years as a fugitive with a brand new name—and a brand new wife—his eventual arrest, and the main points of his high-profile trial.
Revised and up to date, this e-book additionally contains photos.
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