murder in 1970's or early 1980'
macy breaux

Willis, TX

#63 Dec 18, 2010
I guess you still can't read, leana joe.
Colorado county

Phoenix, AZ

#64 Dec 22, 2010
I am wondering if I can find out anything on a man fighting with another man in his house on 9th st. in port arthur, texas. i believe in the early or mid 1970's. The man murdered was i think a black man, and the other man was said to be on the fbi list for a few years please refer me to an article or anything. thanks
Seahorse

AOL

#65 Dec 23, 2010
These kind of things usually happen for the best
THE REST OF THE TRUTH

Vidor, TX

#66 Dec 29, 2010
She got her high school equivalency diploma while in prison and is now 19 hours short of a college degree.

Mrs. Burnett says if she can change, so can others, particularly Ms. Tucker, the born-again former child prostitute and drug addict she befriended in prison.

The fate of Ms. Tucker, like Mrs. Burnett, rests with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

"Even if you believe in the death sentence, surely you can see that this woman could be locked up the rest of her life if the parole board doesn't want her out," she said. "She can do nothing to anyone in the free world if she's locked up. Give her a chance!

"She could be stopping people from committing crimes. And I believe in my heart she would do this, through the ministry."

As for her own case, Mrs. Burnett insists she's innocent, that she was not at the scene of the shootings, that she was beaten, raped and the lives of her three children threatened by Dugas, who got to know her at the donut shop where she worked, and a companion.

Both demanded she be their alibi for the five killings, she said. The companion, like Dugas, also is now dead, Mrs. Burnett said.

"That's the first time I've ever heard that," said Hughes, adding that it was clear to him that she was present when the five people were shot.

"They were together," he said of the woman and Dugas. "They were compadres, working together. It was an extremely nasty case, one of the worst we've had in this county."

"I was the typical abused woman who would not fight back," Mrs. Burnett said. "Now I stand up for what I believe in."
god rest their souls

Vidor, TX

#67 Dec 29, 2010
I lived not far from the area that happen.i remember the cop cars and the erie feeling i got each time we passed that area.even now i still get the feeling when i go back to the area where i grew up.the Phillips lived in Winnie TX and are burried in Fairview Cemetary. a lady i know from Winnie Paid for them a small headstone and now many time i pass the area where their house is it's covered by trees and is falling down. Each time i pass i find myself saying "god rest there souls" it's just something that happen years ago that you JUST DON'T FORGET!
Too close for comfort

Plano, TX

#68 Dec 29, 2010
I believe that Linda is a really good liar. She needs to remain in custody for the rest of her days. At least she is alive, unlike her poor victims.
ghost of the past

Houston, TX

#69 Dec 29, 2010
I remember attending the trail of Linda May Burnett with my mother, I was 21 years old. I'm 55 know and still can remember the trail and all the horrible things that were done to the victims, If I after all these years still have such memories, of curling irons being used, to hurt someone and the betrayal of Joe Dugas, His brothers bravery
in telling the truth. The Phillips family my prayers are with you and hoping over the years there has been some peace.
KSC

Bridge City, TX

#70 Jan 1, 2011
Russell J Landry wrote:
<quoted text>Susan my name is Russell J.Landry ,I was the Investigator who got Joe to show me the graves and recovered the bodies.On June 20 1983 I was returning Joe to Huntsville when he stabbed me and I had to shoot and killed him.Linda is still in the pen and don't think she will come out alive.I am now retired and at the young age of 81 still recall any information you may wish to know about the case...
You should write down all your memories of this case. A book really needs to be written about this case. Also do you know anything about the Granado jewelry murders in Beaumont, Texas in April 1982? I worked with ne of the drivers of the getaway car-o'neill was his name.
Too close for comfort

Irving, TX

#71 Jan 2, 2011
Please do not write a book about this horrible event. The victims and family have already been through enough. Ghost of the past it took me over 25 years before I could look at camouflage clothing. Forget ever touching a gun!(real or play) Her husband died a couple of years ago. He stayed with her and lost everything. He was soo proud of having a younger woman. What an idiot!
View of a family member

Sumter, SC

#72 Mar 13, 2011
First of all, I can't believe that people are still posting/talking about this. I am the son of the brother that turned him in. Yes, Joe was my uncle. If you think the people in that area are still haunted, try living with the fact that a member of your family was responsible. My father suffers from depression/PTSD as a result of this and is a miserable old man. Every time I see something on here about this, I think of riding in my uncle's car just weeks before this, at the age of 8. When I saw he was arrested on the evening news, I was terrified. When I saw that he was killed trying to escape, I was terrified once again. My father once told me that Joe threatened to kill him, my mother, my sister, and me if he ever got out of prison. My grandmother, Joe's mother, is still alive and lives with this haunting tale as well. I am very sorry for what happened so many years ago. But, as far as I am concerned, I believe there should be no book. The people who remember should be left to those memories. And, those who don't should never be introduced to them. As for Linda May Burnett, if she is still alive, let her die in prison and let God be her final judge.
Seahorse

AOL

#73 Mar 25, 2011
This never happened, it was all made up by the media.
Pdw

AOL

#74 Mar 25, 2011
I visited Joe a few times when he was in prison, He told me that he wished they would execute him soon because he was tired of taking it up the poop chute.
Mr Wizard

AOL

#75 Mar 25, 2011
Linda is a good woman who just made some mistakes along the way, We aim on shacking up as soon as she makes parole.
janell

Groves, TX

#76 Apr 5, 2011
Russell J Landry wrote:
<quoted text>Susan my name is Russell J.Landry ,I was the Investigator who got Joe to show me the graves and recovered the bodies.On June 20 1983 I was returning Joe to Huntsville when he stabbed me and I had to shoot and killed him.Linda is still in the pen and don't think she will come out alive.I am now retired and at the young age of 81 still recall any information you may wish to know about the case...
i have heard bits and pieces of this but my family wont talk about it. Linda is my great aunt sad to say but true and well i have heard stories but nothing that tells exactly what happened and y. i dont want to go the rest of my life not knowing just cause no one whould feel comfortable telling me. i never met that part of my family but i would like to understand y.
janell

Groves, TX

#77 Apr 5, 2011
View of a family member wrote:
First of all, I can't believe that people are still posting/talking about this. I am the son of the brother that turned him in. Yes, Joe was my uncle. If you think the people in that area are still haunted, try living with the fact that a member of your family was responsible. My father suffers from depression/PTSD as a result of this and is a miserable old man. Every time I see something on here about this, I think of riding in my uncle's car just weeks before this, at the age of 8. When I saw he was arrested on the evening news, I was terrified. When I saw that he was killed trying to escape, I was terrified once again. My father once told me that Joe threatened to kill him, my mother, my sister, and me if he ever got out of prison. My grandmother, Joe's mother, is still alive and lives with this haunting tale as well. I am very sorry for what happened so many years ago. But, as far as I am concerned, I believe there should be no book. The people who remember should be left to those memories. And, those who don't should never be introduced to them. As for Linda May Burnett, if she is still alive, let her die in prison and let God be her final judge.
Linda is my great aunt and well i never met her or my dads side because of that. I just want to understand y and what exactly happened
KSC

Spring, TX

#78 Apr 5, 2011
Barbiel Angel wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I remember this very well for that was the Phillips Family that lived in Fannett Texas. I was 12 yrs old at the time and it was a shock to the community. As far as a triple murder here, this was and so far the only one. I can show the exact place where the dug the man made grave when he buried his ex wife and child, still ALIVE, they were there also. He made the Ex watch as they dug their grave and made his ex watch as her shot her parents. I am 45 yrs. old now and that was long ago but fresh in memories here.
Joe Dugas and Linda Mae Burnett killed Joe's ex-inlaws (ex-father in law,ex-mother in law, ex brother in law, exsister in law and nephew)
Too close for comfort

Irving, TX

#79 Apr 5, 2011
Then Dugas was going to help her kill some of her family members.
michael dale ogden

Houston, TX

#80 Apr 15, 2011
Im the father of lindas grandson... I was with her daughter from 6th grade till I was 22.. wendy was her daughters name.. and I can't find her and she is keeping my son from me!!! His name is kennth westly burnett...last known to live in nederland texas.. contact me if you have any information on my sons contact information... [email protected] and yes I have a great deal of information about the burnett family... childhood incest was very frequently paticipated in for the girls... esp. Poor lil wendy since it was just her and daddy at home after mommy was taken away...
michael dale ogden

Houston, TX

#81 Apr 15, 2011
Also my mom betty lynn foreman/ogden was murdered in 1970... in port arthur.. anyone remember that???? [email protected]
michael dale ogden

Houston, TX

#82 Apr 15, 2011
Anyone know how to find wendy burnett today? Lindas daughter and mother of my son! She took him and never have been able to locate my son!!

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