By Joe Sharkey
till 1971, existence used to be sturdy for mild-mannered accountant John record. He used to be vice chairman of a Jersey urban financial institution and had moved his mom, spouse, and 3 teenage youngsters right into a nineteen-room domestic in Westfield, New Jersey. yet all that modified whilst he misplaced his task. Raised through his Lutheran father to think good fortune intended being a very good supplier, checklist observed himself as an utter failure. Straining lower than monetary burdens, the strain of hiding his unemployment, in addition to the terror that the free-spirited Seventies might corrupt the souls of his kids, checklist got here to a shattering conclusion.
“It used to be my trust that in case you kill your self, you won’t visit heaven,” record instructed Connie Chung in a tv interview. “So finally I received to the purpose the place I felt that i'll kill them. optimistically they'd visit heaven, after which possibly i might have an opportunity to later confess my sins to God and get forgiveness.”
checklist methodically shot his complete kinfolk of their domestic, dealing with to hide the deaths for weeks with a delicately orchestrated plan of deception. Then he vanished and commenced over as Robert P. Clark. Chronicling List’s existence 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 publication additionally contains photos.
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