Originally Posted by Visiteur
Yes, those were very troubling times. I remember the murder of that family not because I remember it directly (it was 1990, and I was hardly a toddler) but because of a huge mess afterwards with the man they arrested and charged with the crime. Very, very sad times.
I do remember it directly, since I was a senior in high school, drove by the house several times a week, and knew the accused ( who was shot to death by the cops), the accomplices, and their lawyer, since the accused and accomplices used to clean Ide's, and I went to school with their lawyer's kids. At the time this was a high profile crime, Betwen being on unsolved crimes and in the New York Times, plus it was the first trial in the county to be shown gavel to gavel on local tv.
Edit: Sorry, wrong crime in Dryden. This one was a horrible one too, I was thinking about the one in Ellis Hollow right before Christmas of 1989 (The Harris family murders mentioned in the article) when a family of 4 was brutally murdered in their home, the 16 year daughter was raped, the house was robbed and set on fire, the cops killed the prime suspect when they went to arrest him, and the accessories wound up geting 2 years for using stolen credit cards after originally getting 15 year sentences for being accessories.