Serving life for Ayer murder, ex-Green Beret sues for last Army...

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Thirty years after William Tyree Jr. was convicted of ordering the murder of his wife in their Ayer apartment, the former Green Beret has filed a $5 million federal lawsuit against the Army, claiming he never ... Full Story
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Padawan

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Jan 25, 2009
The Army should use the money in his last check to pay the electric bill after putting this clown in the electric chair.
Jim Ignatowski

Arcadia, IN

#2 Jan 25, 2009
These tough guys always have "emotional distress" over some non sense with the exception of the actual crime they committed. Lawsuits for them are just way to pass the time and waste more tax dollars on top of that already wasted feeding and housing them already. Why don't you just man up, do your time and rot away?
Jim

Gardner, MA

#3 Jan 25, 2009
I recall the case well, he should have been executed then.
Linda

Lancaster, MA

#4 Jan 25, 2009
I agree with Jim, he should have been executed back then, I think he has a lot of nerve expecting any money.
This ol' world just continues to get crazier by the day...
Two Harbors

Melrose, MA

#5 Jan 26, 2009
This case will not go away, ever since A&E produced the special "Murder at Fort Devens."
Depending on what you read Erik Aarhus and SP4 Peters were also to blame for this awful crime.
Either way the outcome was not good for anyone that was involved. Operation Watch Tower and Orwell still seem to haunt the Ayer / Devens community.
bill

Brockton, MA

#6 May 6, 2009
if any one has acopy of the show
Murder at Fort Devens done by A&E
let me know. I am interested.
It seem's to have disapeared from A&E archives
Witness

Louisville, KY

#7 Feb 10, 2010
Well, some people shouldn't comment unless they know what they're talking about. I know that Tyree didn't do the murder and neither did the other person in prison for it.
Murder at Fort Devens AE

Redwood City, CA

#8 Nov 22, 2010
Stopped into a local bar in Ayer MA and spoke with some of the locals who remember the case and the A&E special. No one can find a copy of the A&E special and people are divided on the outcome of the case.
Not sure if this information assists in anyway except for the fact that local's still talk about the Tyree incident.
Witness

Loudon, NH

#10 Dec 11, 2010
Witness wrote:
Well, some people shouldn't comment unless they know what they're talking about. I know that Tyree didn't do the murder and neither did the other person in prison for it.
There is activity on this matter.
Are you in a position to discuss?
KnewTyree

Bronx, NY

#11 Apr 21, 2011
William Tyree was not Special Forces neither were Peters, Aarhus and others listed. They were attached as Headquarters personell and most likely never participated in any of these missions. My heart and prayers go out to Dawn Tyree. Try finding a copy of this special from A&E. It is gone- enough said.
Concord NH

Loudon, NH

#12 Apr 21, 2011
Have A&E on VHS/DVD.
Advise.
Anton Hoffman

Enfield, CT

#13 Jan 2, 2012
I lived across the hall from Aarhus and he drove us Parachute Riggers to and from the airfield where we worked. Aarhus did it. He said that he was high on the drugs he would procure from Army MDs for a variety of ficticious maladies.He read Soldier of Fortune magazine and held real Green Berets in contempt because he fancied himself a cold blooded pro killer. He was, in the end, a skinny little nothing who snuffed out a beautiful light in this world and left a poor child an orphan. Tyree arranged it. Sp4 Peters told me himself when I was Charge of quarters at the barracks the day he came back to Devens.
Witness

Mount Washington, KY

#14 Jan 3, 2012
Witness wrote:
<quoted text>
There is activity on this matter.
Are you in a position to discuss?
Only to say that I saw the person and it wasn't either of them.
Witness

Mount Washington, KY

#15 Jan 3, 2012
I don't know names only the person's face. It was neither of them.
CONCORD NH

Loudon, NH

#16 Jan 3, 2012
Not knowing the protocol, I used "Witness" which is
another's handle.
The video, "MURDER AT FORT DEVENS" and the Ferdinand deposition, New Mexico,!998, is
available here.
Advise.
Dana McCurdy

Mercersburg, PA

#17 Jun 29, 2012
I just ordered the vhs of the case I was wondering if there was any books out there on it I am interested. I am family of the victim down the line.
Two Harbors

Lynn, MA

#18 Jul 9, 2012
No books on the case, where did you order the VHS tape from? I watched the episode back in 1998 but would like to watch it again.
Only written information is in Ayer MA library
Also you will find an article from a Utah newspaper outlining the incident.
The former base commander and CSM live in the Devens area, they are still aware of details.
Hope this helpa
ANGLE TURNER

Loudon, NH

#19 Jul 10, 2012
TO: WITNESS, DANA MCCURDY, TWO HARBORS;

There is activity in the Tyree matter.

"MURDER AT FOR DEVENS", 4-5 HOURS FERDINAND
Deposition (New Mexico, 1998), available on DVD here.

"BAGMAN" By STACEY, play written re Tyree, etc.

Tyree has extensive written materials, also available
here.
Owryly

Sun Prairie, WI

#20 Jul 19, 2012
bill wrote:
if any one has acopy of the show
Murder at Fort Devens done by A&E
let me know. I am interested.
It seem's to have disapeared from A&E archives
I have the video. I would be willing to make copies if it was ok with A$E because they do not show it in their store anymore.

I'd like to know what "witness" is talking about. I was in the 10th SF with Tyree and Arhus. I didn't know Tyree well but I knew Erik VERY well. I was interrogated for 10 hours one night while the Army tried to force me to peg this on another soldier. I'm not sure if everyone involved is in prison but I think the guys that are are the right guys...
Owryly

Sun Prairie, WI

#21 Jul 19, 2012
Anton Hoffman wrote:
I lived across the hall from Aarhus and he drove us Parachute Riggers to and from the airfield where we worked. Aarhus did it. He said that he was high on the drugs he would procure from Army MDs for a variety of ficticious maladies.He read Soldier of Fortune magazine and held real Green Berets in contempt because he fancied himself a cold blooded pro killer. He was, in the end, a skinny little nothing who snuffed out a beautiful light in this world and left a poor child an orphan. Tyree arranged it. Sp4 Peters told me himself when I was Charge of quarters at the barracks the day he came back to Devens.
Anton, were you the bullflex guy from New York? The people in the room across from Erik were Tom, and the sax player from Somerville, blonde guy, great guy...I thought you were married and lived off base? Anyways Erik got most of the drugs from illicit sources. The CID spent a considerable amount of time trying to force me to tell them who he got the drugs from. It also put me into a position of being set up as a snitch, which I think they presumed would get me to crack out of fear for my life,(which had been threatened by the way),...I can tell you he was probably taking 20-30 blue valiums (not stamped) a day at the time he was arrested, and I'm sure when he killed Tyree.

He did it, he didn't even fight the case.

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