Hans Remembers- Tuesday February 17, 1970- 50 years ago.

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  • In the murder case made famous by Joe McGinniss’s best selling 1983 book Fatal Vision and the movie of the same name- U.S. Army Captain and physician Dr. Jeffrey R. MacDonald’s pregnent wife and two daughters were brutally murdered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. MacDonald who only suffered superficial wounds story was that  a hippie type band of three men and a woman invaded the apartment and did it. Within six weeks he was a suspect and on May 1 he was arrested and charged with triple murder. He was convicted and 50 years later is still imprisoned. A federal appellate court affirmed a lower court denying him a new trail. He is now 76 years old.

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  • Born on this day- American skier  Tommy Moe who won a gold and medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

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  • Dying 50 years ago today- Dr. Peyton Rous an American virologist and 1966 Noble Prize winner in Medicine for his finding that cancer could be transmitted by a virus. He was 90.

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  • Dying on this day another 1966 Noble winner- in Literature- S.Y. Agnon- an Austro-Hungarian born Israeli novelist- at 81.

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  • Also dying at age 69- Alfred Newman American film composer and conducter and winner of nine Academy Awards- he was nominated for 45 Academy Awards. His brothers Emil and Lionel were also film composers- as is his famous nephew-Randy Newman.

6 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 1970

  1. Omg, that Jeffrey McDonald guy…
    I looked him up. Leaning toward yeah, he did it. A little curious that he said “hippies” came in, though, wrote “pig” in blood on the wall and said “kill the pigs,” JUST like the Manson gang had just done the year before. A little too coincidental, I think.

    • Yep the Manson crimes had happened the year before- you’d think he’d be a little more clever with the lies. — The book is well worth reading- it is a thick book but a fast read.

  2. And since when does a grieving man who had his whole family brutally slaughtered go on a talk show and sit there laughing with the host and complaining about the investigations into him? I’d say since never.

    • The book is very damning- yes he seemed to be having a blast before he was put away for good. There is another book out by Error Morris which supports his claims. I have it but have yet to read it– but his actions certainly didn’t seem like the actions of an innocent man…. I like how in the book when McGuinnes drives over to meet him for the first time and The Talking Heads “Psycho Killer’ comes on the radio…

  3. Uggggh. Definitely sounds like a sociopath. I think I’m too lazy to read the book, though. I’ll have to wait until they make a miniseries on Netflix like “The Making of a Murderer.” 🙂 🙂 🙂 THAT guy, on the other hand, from making of a murderer, seems like he was totally set up…

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