By Robert Scott
On the morning of December 30, 1978, in Littleton, Colorado, Robert Spangler lured his spouse Nancy into the basement with the promise of a "surprise." He then shot her within the head with a .38 handgun. Going upstairs, he shot his teenage young children, Susan and David. David was once sluggish in demise, so his father comprehensive him off by way of smothering him with a pillow.
Spangler had cunningly framed the crime scene, making it seem that his spouse had shot their teenagers after which herself. Now he used to be loose to marry his new love, Sharon Cooper. A former highschool athlete, he hiked the Grand Canyon with Sharon, who chronicled the journey in a e-book devoted to her "soul mate," Spangler. yet their happiness was once short-lived. the wedding resulted in a expensive, messy divorce.
In April, 1993, while Spangler's 3rd marriage to 59-year-old aerobics teacher Donna Sundling went bitter, he took her mountain climbing within the Grand Canyon and driven her off a 140-foot...
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The next day, December 31, 1978, Jack Swanburg told Investigator Tucker that Spangler was willing to take a polygraph test. Swanburg took Bob Spangler to Ralph Severance’s office within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office; once there, Spangler seemed eager to take the test, but he was also acting very agitated and hyperventilating. Severance determined that Bob was in no shape to take the test and told him to go home. ” By now he had retained the services of attorney John Burns. At nine-thirty that same morning Investigator Tucker and Investigator Karen Beauchamp went to Bullock’s Mortuary to meet Dr.
The cremated ashes of Nancy, Susan and David were shipped back to Ames, Iowa, the town that Nancy had grown up in and where she had first met Bob Spangler. Their ashes were interred in the Spangler plot on a small rise in the main municipal cemetery, but there was something missing on their grave markers. Only their first names and middle initials were imprinted on the markers, and no mention was made that their last names were Spangler, as if part of them ceased to exist. Meanwhile, back in Littleton, Colorado, Bob Spangler had Sharon Cooper all to himself now.
These gloves were tested at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. After the test Dr. ” Several detectives within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office doubted that Bob Spangler was an innocent man. Just too many of his statements and actions didn’t seem to jibe. He would tell one story and then change key details later, but time and circumstances were working in Bob Spangler’s favor. There was no new evidence coming forward and the polygraph tests were inconclusive; so were the gunshot residue tests.