murder in the 80's
Family

United States

#21 Nov 29, 2009
Bookworm wrote:
If you all want to read something very interesting, find the book call NO JUSTICE, THE JIM SCHNICK STORY. After reading this book, you may have second thoughts if Jim was actually the murderer, or Steve Buckner, the Brother-in-Law. I found this book at the Greene County Library. I have always been close to the families invovled and a lot of it never made since, but this book kinda did. Wierd.
The book is great
Distant Relation

Charleston, WV

#22 Dec 8, 2009
I was 7 years old when my grandmother FREAKED OUT after hearing on the news that her 2nd cousin had killed 7 members of his family. She refused to speak of it, so I never knew much about this grisly side of the family tree. I appreciate the tip about the book, I hope to locate a copy soon, thank you!!!!
Family

United States

#23 Dec 15, 2009
Distant Relation wrote:
I was 7 years old when my grandmother FREAKED OUT after hearing on the news that her 2nd cousin had killed 7 members of his family. She refused to speak of it, so I never knew much about this grisly side of the family tree. I appreciate the tip about the book, I hope to locate a copy soon, thank you!!!!
Maybe the book will help your grandmother change her mind :)
sam

Marshfield, MO

#24 Apr 18, 2010
schnick is not on death row he took a plea agreement.I know the officers who cracked that case. ones my dad
Stu

United States

#25 Apr 19, 2010
Don't forget that Schnick confessed to killing them all.
Relative

Rockville, MO

#26 Aug 2, 2010
Don't forget that your dad was the one that conviced Jim to confessing to the murders while he was on lots of pain medication...Hum could it be that your dad crack the case so that he could become the sherrif?
Relative

Rockville, MO

#27 Aug 2, 2010
Crazy the things people will do for politics....VERY SAD ACTUALLY
Bob

Hilliard, OH

#28 Oct 7, 2010
I worked with Jim for a couple of years at Chappell's Tires in Springfield and when he was spooked he experienced flashbacks from his days in Vietnam. Jim carried an automatic rifle under assorted trash on the dashboard of his blue and white Jeep pick-up truck. He was always a very courteous and giving man to me (he would sell me cheap slabs of bacon from his hogs as I was a broke college student) but he definitely had a dark side. When I saw the initial reports of his arrest in the USA Today newspaper it was very sad to me but I was not surprised that he could do such a thing. It was a very sorry thing to hear of.

Since: Nov 09

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#29 Oct 8, 2010
Jim was not in Vietnam. He just told people he was. He felt guilty that he had a farm hardship exemption and so he fabricated the war story.
Marshfield Resident

Sparta, MO

#30 Oct 31, 2010
Gene Fraker told me that James Schnick confessed to him and he discussed killing the children like disposing of unwanted puppies in the confession.

I never forgot Gene telling me that. I think Gene was completely convinced of his guilt and was repulsed by what he did.

He has no place in the free world.
Tank

Ozark, MO

#31 Oct 31, 2010
i don't remember these but i do the carr murders in hartville i think the son that killed his family that his name was jason right someone please tell me this sack of shit is still prison
MarshfieldReside nt

Ozark, MO

#32 Nov 1, 2010
I personally know the suriving family, and the situation. You all don't have a clue. This happend several years ago. Let it go and leave the deatils to history. Jim deserves to be in jail, but his children deserve to put it in the past. You all are giving Jim satisfaction, by still writing about it.
Itis

Jefferson City, MO

#33 Nov 2, 2010
The public is always going to be interested in things that are kept quiet. If you want people to let it go, give them more details. If there isn't a sense of conspiracy or secrecy, people quickly lose interest.
MarshfieldReside nt

Ozark, MO

#34 Nov 2, 2010
What conspiracy. He admitted to killing his wife, and the rest of the family. The eveidence all pointed at Jim. The family has moved on, now lets everyone else.
MarshfieldReside nt

Ozark, MO

#35 Nov 3, 2010
Marshfield Resident wrote:
Gene Fraker told me that James Schnick confessed to him and he discussed killing the children like disposing of unwanted puppies in the confession.
I never forgot Gene telling me that. I think Gene was completely convinced of his guilt and was repulsed by what he did.
He has no place in the free world.
AMEN
Itis

Jefferson City, MO

#36 Nov 5, 2010
The timeline just doesn't add up & Jim states that he only killed Steve. The public tends to claim conspiracy & think of a cover up when a case is kept hush-hush & everyone treats it as a huge secret. If you don't want people to start believing Jim's side of the story then give us a reason not to.
Itis

Jefferson City, MO

#37 Nov 5, 2010
Marshfield Resident wrote:
Gene Fraker told me that James Schnick confessed to him and he discussed killing the children like disposing of unwanted puppies in the confession.
I never forgot Gene telling me that. I think Gene was completely convinced of his guilt and was repulsed by what he did.
He has no place in the free world.
Doc Blinn stated the timeline didn't add up. Order of the killings the way good old Gene Fraker wants you to believe it happened & the way the version they forced Jim to "confess" just is not possible.
Marshfield Resident

Orlando, FL

#38 Nov 7, 2010
Itis wrote:
<quoted text>
Doc Blinn stated the timeline didn't add up. Order of the killings the way good old Gene Fraker wants you to believe it happened & the way the version they forced Jim to "confess" just is not possible.
Gene believed the confession and it made him sick. Cheever was also convinced of it. Jim needs to be in prison the rest of his life or better yet hung with a used rope.

In regard to Doc Blinn there was a trial and a judgment. That was the time and place for him to influence the out come.
Marshfield Resident

Orlando, FL

#39 Nov 7, 2010
Jim was even stupid enough to place the murder weapon in Kirk's right hand and claim Kirk shot him in the leg. Problem was Kirk was left handed...

Jim is a killer and a dumb one at that!
Itis

Jefferson City, MO

#40 Nov 9, 2010
People are wrongly convicted all the time. Jim doesn't deny shooting Steve (in self defense). He also states that when he went back in the home he didn't know how Kirk got there & knew he'd have to come up with some explanation. That was when he dedcided to try & frame Kirk for Steve's murder & attempt on his life. If he had told the truth and not had an explanation for Kirk in the home, you all would have still been quick to pass judgement on him. There are a lot of things that don't add up. I agree that he should be in trouble for trying to frame Kirk & for interferring in a police investigation but I think that for everyone's sake (especially his children) that more should come to light about what actually happened that night.

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