Man cleared in murders decries death ...

Man cleared in murders decries death penalty

There are 39 comments on the WICD story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Man cleared in murders decries death penalty. In it, WICD reports that:

A man who spent a dozen years on death row before his conviction was overturned says his life now is difficult but he's thankful he's at least not awaiting execution.

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wtf

Roy, WA

#22 Oct 15, 2010
his victory was reversed....i read the order. those he sued were told by the judge they can recover their expenses. you can read it yourself if you go to the right website...which you are probably way too stupid to do. i sense yopu are a parasite also.
Ben Dover

Scottsdale, AZ

#23 Oct 17, 2010
There are a lot of cowards and sheep in this world; Mike Callahan, is NOT one of them. If he was, he could have graciously turned his back on all the corruption and lies that had been circulating, let Randy and Herbie, rot in jail; served out his time in the State Police and came away with a nice pension and no worries. But when you buck the status quo, things heat up. Illinois Politics are corrupt and dirty as atested to some of them serving time for their misdeeds. Law Enforcement is Politics and yes some of those people are more criminal than the criminals they pursue. As long as the money keeps flowing, there probably won't be any breaks in the Dyke and Karen murders. But if the money gets tight, and tempers get rankled, things could change. I'll stick with Callahan, and his book, and if it makes him some money, good for him, the pain and suffering he and his family have endured because he was brave enough to write it is worth every penny he gets. So lets just keep stirring the fires of Justice and just maybe someday, Dyke and Karen and their families will find closure, and Justice will be served. And maybe another brave soul will emerge to help close the cell door on the real murderers. Keep the Faith
georges bush

Roy, WA

#24 Oct 20, 2010
law enforcement is politics. mc played those politics to get his 3 promotions. had to. his copping abilities sucked. see ya, wouldn't want to be ya.
Terry

United States

#25 Oct 20, 2010
wtf wrote:
his victory was reversed....i read the order. those he sued were told by the judge they can recover their expenses. you can read it yourself if you go to the right website...which you are probably way too stupid to do. i sense yopu are a parasite also.
Could you please post the web site I would like to read it. I read some of the book and put it down because it was full of lies. So happy I didn't pay for it.
entertained

Oakland, IL

#26 Oct 20, 2010
DUCT MAN wrote:
<quoted text>My book is autographed!Had to give up some POPCORN to get it though!!P.S. I'm actually writing a book on how to pop POPCORN in 6 Languages. Hope it sells!!
Ductman, you are a hoot!!! Enjoy your comments, and thank you for keeping it clean while still getting your point across.
wtf

Roy, WA

#27 Oct 20, 2010
terry, all federal court decisions which are published are available online. his case was heard in urbana. now the interesting thing is the judge that heard the mc lawsuit case is also the judge that is hearing the lawsuits that have been filed by the suspects. that judge is extremely biased for mc. he(baker) is also older than dirt.
terry

United States

#28 Oct 20, 2010
wtf wrote:
terry, all federal court decisions which are published are available online. his case was heard in urbana. now the interesting thing is the judge that heard the mc lawsuit case is also the judge that is hearing the lawsuits that have been filed by the suspects. that judge is extremely biased for mc. he(baker) is also older than dirt.
WTF, Thank you for the information.Yes I know Judge Baker and I agree he needs to hang it up.
cantbelieveit

Trumann, AR

#29 Nov 5, 2010
I saw this on ID "48 Hours" today,I had seen it before,there were several threads on this topix about it,wasn't there?
I just don't see how the one man could have been exonerated while the other one that was convicted on the exact same evidence still is in jail.
just saying

Buena Park, CA

#30 Nov 6, 2010
PitLover wrote:
For your info Callahan won his case stupid, he just wasnt awarded any money, because of the law that says state employees cant be awarded punitive damages for blowing the whistle.
judici.com....Callahan and the book publisher are being sued by the Vitale children.
Idiots

United States

#31 Nov 6, 2010
There is an ENTIRE other post on this. Take it there!!
Chair

Milford, MA

#32 Nov 6, 2010
There isn't enough evidence to convict them. Doesn't take a genius to see they were railroaded and the real killers have been free the entire time.
Senator Plutarski wrote:
I understand dude was cleared and a judge said he and his partner gets new trials. Doesn't this mean that dude and partner could/should once again be tried for killing Dyke and Karen? Just a thought. I mean they never were pardoned. The way I remember both were granted a new trial, not vindicated. One could say vindicated for now, but not forever. Problem is who is going to step up and proceed with this process. Wouldn't it be crazy if they both are really part of the crime and both are awarded millions for their part? I read in the paper that Steidl said he was in Peoria the weekend this murder took place. This thread should draw some fire. Do the Paris people really put stock in the "BOOK"? I read it and it seemed to be an emotional rant from a pissed off former high ranking state guy.
Chair

Milford, MA

#33 Nov 6, 2010
See, that's the difference between a good cop and the kind of cop that investigated this double murder. JP and JE are dishonest cops who would make this shit up. Mike Callahan is a deorated State Cop who found the truth and pissed off all the PAris good ole boys.
whomever wrote:
<quoted text>Callahan made up stuff to make his book more interesting and to sell it! I read the book and for every falsity that he brings up on part of the law enforcement, he brings gossip into it. How can a sister be a credible source with her background? He cited her many times. And what makes his witnesses more credible? Once again it is all gossip. The truth will probably never be known which should serve Paris quite well as it thrives on GOSSIP. We certainly don't have to worry about an energy shortage here!

Since: Oct 10

League City, TX

#34 Nov 6, 2010
darkshadows91 wrote:
i lived down the street just a couple of houses from dyke and karen. that was horrible what happened to them. i dont believe whitlock and stiedl had anything to do with it. i think the town drunk got paid alot of money to say what they wanted him to say. why are people so suprised that these two men were railroaded and sent to prison? the corruption runs so deep in this town and it has for decades. alot of peoples pockets were filled to the brim while two innocent people were savagely murdered. sorry to tell you but that book has more truth to it than alot of people around here want to admit
Hell yeah and damn right if you didnt live throught this circus you have know idea what went on 3 people need to do time like randy and herb went through, 1's dead so the other 2 need the feel the rath but when your coke heads you can get away with it when your bought off for lying hell we all would like to get paid for lying like they did hell duct man could have popcorn for life if we got paid so the book has more truth in it than you would belive to bad he left some names out that should have been in there.
wondering

San Diego, CA

#35 Nov 6, 2010
i wish someday, somebody, would step up to the plate and tell the truth. there are people in paris that know the truth, and won't talk. its too bad, because it would be nice for the families to be able to put some closer on this terrible ordeal. please somebody tell the truth...
cantbelieveit

Trumann, AR

#36 Nov 7, 2010
Idiots wrote:
There is an ENTIRE other post on this. Take it there!!
I don't spend a lot of time scrolling through Paris IL for topics,and,besides that,THIS topic is also about the same issue,what's wrong with this one??? Free country.
Irish Girl

Milford, MA

#37 Nov 7, 2010
There are a lot of people in Paris who know the truth, you're right. Many of them have't ever been questioned by the police. They aren't the kind of people who would ever approach the police, but would talk if asked.
wondering wrote:
i wish someday, somebody, would step up to the plate and tell the truth. there are people in paris that know the truth, and won't talk. its too bad, because it would be nice for the families to be able to put some closer on this terrible ordeal. please somebody tell the truth...
wondering

United States

#38 Nov 8, 2010
irish girl, so how are the police suppose to know who they are? it would be nice if they would step up to the plate.,
Irish Girl

Milford, MA

#39 Nov 8, 2010
That's the freaky part. That's the part that will probably keep this mystery a mystery. I'd start with bar owners and regulars who have been around since the 80's. The 45-55 crowd.
wondering wrote:
irish girl, so how are the police suppose to know who they are? it would be nice if they would step up to the plate.,
who knows

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Nov 11, 2010
Senator Plutarski wrote:
I understand dude was cleared and a judge said he and his partner gets new trials. Doesn't this mean that dude and partner could/should once again be tried for killing Dyke and Karen? Just a thought. I mean they never were pardoned. The way I remember both were granted a new trial, not vindicated. One could say vindicated for now, but not forever. Problem is who is going to step up and proceed with this process. Wouldn't it be crazy if they both are really part of the crime and both are awarded millions for their part? I read in the paper that Steidl said he was in Peoria the weekend this murder took place. This thread should draw some fire. Do the Paris people really put stock in the "BOOK"? I read it and it seemed to be an emotional rant from a pissed off former high ranking state guy.
The state had a certain amount of time to either re-try the cases or set them free and at that time they didnt have enough time to get the case together. They are not cleared of anything. Unfortunately, the case was doomed from the beginning. Starting with the investigators on up. No one will ever be held accountable to what happened to that couple. But just because they aren't in prison anymore certainly doesn't mean they are innocent. I believe they were not the master minds behind the crime, but they may have had some involvement. It's a really sad situation for the families involved.

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