By John S. Munday Munday
Marlys Wohlenhaus was once an lively, full of life eighteen-year-old lady. Then, one afternoon, every little thing replaced. She must have been secure operating on the city eating place. She must have been secure in her own residence. She may still be alive at the present time. yet in could 1979, Marlys grew to become the sufferer in each parent’s so much terrible nightmare. immediately a gripping tale and an in-depth examine the grief of wasting a baby, Justice for Marlys relates the real account of a serial killer, Joseph Ture Jr., who slipped earlier the legislations repeatedly in the course of a three-year-long crime spree. It used to be Ture who brutally murdered Marlys Wohlenhaus in her own residence. John S. Munday, the husband of Marlys’s mom, reconstructs the homicide and the seventeen-year research that ended in the seize and conviction of Ture, permitting the reader to discover the horror, obsession, commitment, and eventually the peace that he and his spouse skilled within the look for and eventual conviction of her daughter’s killer. Justice for Marlys generates suspense and sympathy as Munday recounts how Marlys’s case used to be solved throughout the efforts of the victim’s tenacious kin, supportive information media, and protracted investigators. Munday offers readers a terrifying feel of the incredible grief and melancholy within the hearts of these who lose a toddler, but he additionally stocks his intensely own exploration of the resilience and gear in the human spirit. John S. Munday is an highbrow estate lawyer who lives together with his spouse Fran in Isanti County, Minnesota. he's additionally the writer of Surviving the dying of a kid, a contributing editor for Grief Digest, and a member of the board of administrators of the opposite part journal.
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I think she recognized me. Jack, Patience was locked up in my bedroom. Whoever did this to Marlys put the dog in there. She must have heard it all. ” Fran began to sob. “There’s no hope,” Fran said. She sat coiled in the corner of the seat. I kept looking at her, forcing myself to glance at the traffic, trying to stay on the road. “There’s hope,” I said. ” “But you didn’t see her,” Fran said. When we arrived at the hospital, I held her arm as we walked into the emergency entrance. Fran was beginning to go into shock.
34 The Investigation Begins “But let her talk,” Borgstrom added. “Be interested. ” “Fair enough,” I said. It would be advice I would be reminded of many times, especially when I forgot to listen. I had made plans with Fran for her, her mother, and her sister to come to my home for dinner on Sunday. After taking my children to be with their mother because it was Mother’s Day weekend, I waited for a call that never came, wondering, working furiously on repairs in the yard, full of frustration. Instead of comforting the woman I love, I shoveled rocks and dirt into a low spot in my driveway.
She reached for her robe and got out of bed. “Shut up,” Ture said, threatening her with his club. “I know you,” Alice said, pointing at him. “You’re the pervert from the bowling alley. You leave Susie alone. ” Ture punched Alice several times, knocking her back when his fist slammed into her head near her left eye. He beat her body with the club, striking her under her right breast, in the stomach, and on the right hip. When she wouldn’t stop struggling, Ture shot Alice in the leg. Upstairs, thirteen-year-old Wayne and eleven-year-old Billy were awakened by the noise.