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        On January 25, 1997 Robert Keith Woodall abducted a popular 16-year-old, Sarah Hansen, from a local convenient store as she returned a rented movie in Muhlenburg County in 1997. Woodall took the victim from the parking lot to a wooded area where he raped her, beat her, and used a box-cutter knife to slash her throat. Woodall then dragged and discarded her body in the icy Luzerne Lake. Results of an autopsy revealed that water was found in Sarah Hansen’s lungs and reports that she died as a result of drowning.

        Robert Keith Woodall was sentenced to death September 4, 1998 in Caldwell County for Capital Murder, Capital Kidnapping and First Degree Rape.

        The special guest on our show this week will be Assistant Attorney General Susan Roncarti Lenz!  We are very excited about this show! Tune in Crime Fighters!

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Robert Woodall: Killer

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Superstar Assistant Attorney General
Susan Roncarti Lenz

Sarah Hansen: 16-year-old victim

Sarah Hansen: 16-year-old victim




KENTUCKY DEATH ROW INMATE’S DEATH SENTENCING UPHELD BY U.S. SUPREME COURT REVERSING THE 6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULING

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the Sixth Circuit in White v. Woodall, reinstating the death sentence of Robert Woodall for the murder of 16-year-old Sarah Hansen in Kentucky. The vote was 6-3, opinion by Justice Scalia.

 

 

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Sarah Hansen: 16-year-old victim                                            Robert Woodall: Killer, 16 years on Death Row

On January 25, 1997 Robert Keith Woodall abducted a popular 16-year-old, Sarah Hansen, from a local convenient store as she returned a rented movie in Muhlenburg County in 1997. Woodall took the victim from the parking lot to a wooded area where he raped her, beat her, and used a box-cutter knife to slash her throat. Woodall then dragged and discarded her body in the icy Luzerne Lake. Results of an autopsy revealed that water was found in Sarah Hansen’s lungs and reports that she died as a result of drowning.

Robert Keith Woodall was sentenced to death September 4, 1998 in Caldwell County for Capital Murder, Capital Kidnapping and First Degree Rape.

Tick…..Tick…..Tick…. The clock is ticking on this killer.




SAD NEWS IN THE FAYETTE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

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CLARA TAYLOR SPENCER HOULIHAN, the beloved Grandmother of Mary Lynn Houlihan, our Director of Victim Services, passed away last Thursday. She was an inspiration to her faminy and Mary would regale us with wonderful stories about her GiGi.

May God rest her soul, and give her family peace.




TENNESSEE MAY REVIVE THE “ELECTRIC CHAIR” FOR EXECUTIONS. “OLD SPARKY” MAY MAKE A COME BACK – SHOCKING!!

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Tennessee May Revive Electric Chair: The Tennessee House has adopted a bill that will allow use of the electric chair as an alternative execution method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

The Associated Press reports that the bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method of execution, but will allow the electric chair if execution drugs are not available or executions are delayed by legal challenges to the protocol.


Last week the state Senate passed similar bill. Tennessee is currently holding 76 condemned murderers on death row. The state has not carried out an execution since 2009.

 

 

 

 




HEROIN USE IS SKYROCKETING ACROSS AMERICA – OF COURSE, U.S. ATTY. GENERAL, ERIC HOLDER, DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE.
Drug overdose deaths kill more than violent crime and traffic deaths. Wait . . . aren’t drugs a victimless crime?!

Heroin Use Increasing Across the U.S.: Law enforcement officials from around the country are beginning to voice concerns about the growing problem of heroin use which in many parts of the county is killing more people than violent crime and car crashes.

Kevin Johnson of USA Today reports that a surge in the availability and purity of heroin has dramatically increased overdoses. In 2012, roughly half of New York City’s 730 drug overdose fatalities were from heroin and other opiates.

That was twice the number of NYC murder victims that year. A yet-to-be released National Drug Threat Assessment rated heroin as the second highest drug risk behind methamphetamine.

Of course this was a great surprise to the ever vigilant Eric Holder. “This kind of sneaked up on us,” said Attorney General Eric Holder, who supports reduced sentences for drug dealers.

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