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Man Convicted in 1984 Triple Murder Seeks DNA Testing

There are 41 comments on the WIBW-TV Topeka story from Oct 4, 2006, titled Man Convicted in 1984 Triple Murder Seeks DNA Testing. In it, WIBW-TV Topeka reports that:

A Kansas man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman and two-year-old twins she was baby-sitting in 1984 is asking a court to order a DNA test in the case.

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unknown

Aiken, SC

#1 Oct 6, 2006
I believe that he should be able to get the tests completed if they were not available at the time of his trial. I know there is a thing called "DOUBLE JEOPARDY" and that means you can not be tried for the same conviction twice. So just give him the tests and see what happens.
topwhop45

United States

#2 Oct 7, 2006
Sounds like the case of another hung jury out for blood, rather than looking for a mans inocents to be proven. But than again when has Hutchinson Ks. ever found any man in their courts that Way. to go to Court without A d&a test is like asking for trouble> Now we know why Kansas has a higher Prison Rate... Way to go Kansas people !!!
cdc

Since: Oct 06

White House, TN

#3 Oct 7, 2006
Yeah that is true. People think they always say everything they are suppose to and half of the time they regret saying it. They are convicting this man based on something he had said and maybe he said it the things he did to just get the whole thing over with. I mean this man may have a child he has never seen or even knows if they know him and he wants to plead for innocence one more time. If he is found innocent the state of Kansas owes him BIG TIME.
KMllc

Waycross, GA

#4 Oct 27, 2006
What? Who has a child?
cdc

Since: Oct 06

Aiken, SC

#5 Oct 27, 2006
what r u talking about?
Lori C

United States

#6 Jan 23, 2007
Arnold Ruebke Jr. has a child he has never seen. Give him the DNA test. If he really did it everybody who helped convict him should be all for it....finally proving beyond a resonable doubt. What should they be afraid of? I was at the trial and I don't believe I could have convicted him on the "circumstantial" evidence that the prosecution provided. That doesn't mean he didn't do it. But the law states beyond a resonable doubt. Please, give him the DNA test so we can all know the truth. This is just as hard on his family as it is the victims. Everybody needs complete factual closure.
michelle

Hutchinson, KS

#7 Feb 7, 2007
some on in hutchinson knows who and why the murder was done.. the court needs to look in to it and the lady name is liz smith and she was into drugs back then....

“EDITOR : Coffeyville Ks.”

Since: Dec 06

Coffeyville Ks.

#8 Feb 11, 2007
Lori C wrote:
Arnold Ruebke Jr. has a child he has never seen. Give him the DNA test. If he really did it everybody who helped convict him should be all for it....finally proving beyond a resonable doubt. What should they be afraid of? I was at the trial and I don't believe I could have convicted him on the "circumstantial" evidence that the prosecution provided. That doesn't mean he didn't do it. But the law states beyond a resonable doubt. Please, give him the DNA test so we can all know the truth. This is just as hard on his family as it is the victims. Everybody needs complete factual closure.
Hey Lori ! Isn't Hutchinson a town that use to hang people for stealing Salt, just because people there live next to a salt mine don't mean they can't have salt on the table during meal time, this concept of people being guilty in court before proven innocent. Means the whole town there is screwed up in the head from too much salt going to their brains, before talking about who's guilty and who isn't there. Hutchinson is a prison camp with lots of bed space ready to be filled and the court system there don't care who's guilty or not, It's about how much much money do you have to spend on saying your not guilty of any crime. Huitchinson has the highest conviction rate in the State of Kansas, that don't mean your innocent before you walk into that court room, It means how much money is in your bank account and how much can they have before you are innocent to them... Hutchinson Is a Joke ! come Share my Space here in Florida and see the difference !
Dragon

Topeka, KS

#9 Jul 26, 2007
I personally knew Arnold Ruebke very well in high school and Boy Scouts. We were friends. I cannot imagine that he actually committed this crime. Hopefully he'll get the DNA test and get his name cleared.
cassandra

Henderson, TX

#10 Dec 6, 2007
We all would really Love to know the truth! I hung out w/ Arnie as a preteen & had a hard time believing he could be guilty! Wouldn't be the first time the guilty was found innocent! Both families are in my prayers!
redneckmomma

Kiowa, KS

#11 Mar 28, 2008
Dragon wrote:
I personally knew Arnold Ruebke very well in high school and Boy Scouts. We were friends. I cannot imagine that he actually committed this crime. Hopefully he'll get the DNA test and get his name cleared.
My mom went to school with him too, they weren't friends, but she knew him, and she said the same thing. I think it's kinda ironic in a way how in the stories i've read, the police found the victims.. Not ture, my best friends dad found them, when he was out checkin the land to go hunting.
Jennifer Gresham

Georgetown, TX

#12 May 17, 2009
Tammy Mooney (the babysitter) was my friend in High School. Her brother was my friend too. It is still hard for me to think about this. It is so sad. Did he get the DNA testing?
KeepingItReal

Riverside, CA

#13 Sep 10, 2009
even with dna testing it proves nothing. what it tell us is if Ruebke's dna is on a particular piece of evidence. however that does not clear Ruebke..it is the belief of many that he was not the only one involved..it may incrimnate other parties.. this is not a case of rape where the suspects dna is left inside the victim..Ruebke was convited..even if the dna is not his it doesnt mean he will walk. he was convicted by a jury of his peers per the legal system not by the city of hutch..not that i have any love for the city or the failure known as HPD..if he has exhausted his appeals then he will need more than dna to clear his name. Right now he is a CONVICTED murderer..My heart and prayers are with the 3 young innocent victims whose lives were cut short and their families
sabraseifert

Hutchinson, KS

#14 Sep 13, 2009
redneckmomma wrote:
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My mom went to school with him too, they weren't friends, but she knew him, and she said the same thing. I think it's kinda ironic in a way how in the stories i've read, the police found the victims.. Not ture, my best friends dad found them, when he was out checkin the land to go hunting.
The papers did not say police found him, Randy Smith found them and the paper said that he did
Rosie

Kansas City, MO

#15 Apr 5, 2010
I want to see a photo of Arnold Ruebke.
CDC

Baxley, GA

#16 Apr 27, 2010
Lori C wrote:
Arnold Ruebke Jr. has a child he has never seen. Give him the DNA test. If he really did it everybody who helped convict him should be all for it....finally proving beyond a resonable doubt. What should they be afraid of? I was at the trial and I don't believe I could have convicted him on the "circumstantial" evidence that the prosecution provided. That doesn't mean he didn't do it. But the law states beyond a resonable doubt. Please, give him the DNA test so we can all know the truth. This is just as hard on his family as it is the victims. Everybody needs complete factual closure.
Hey I was just wanting to know how you know this man and that he has a child?
CDC

Baxley, GA

#17 Apr 27, 2010
Lori C wrote:
Arnold Ruebke Jr. has a child he has never seen. Give him the DNA test. If he really did it everybody who helped convict him should be all for it....finally proving beyond a resonable doubt. What should they be afraid of? I was at the trial and I don't believe I could have convicted him on the "circumstantial" evidence that the prosecution provided. That doesn't mean he didn't do it. But the law states beyond a resonable doubt. Please, give him the DNA test so we can all know the truth. This is just as hard on his family as it is the victims. Everybody needs complete factual closure.
I was just wanting to know how you know Arnold and that he has a child??
FAMILY

United States

#18 Jul 6, 2010
CDC wrote:
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I was just wanting to know how you know Arnold and that he has a child??
it says in the paper when he was convicted that his mother was holding his 2 month old daughter in her arms crying when she left the court room. i was born on the day they found the bodies and my mother is his cousin. and we all know the real story behind this.
DRUGS!!! Its was all set up to make it look like he did it. go a head give him the testing, what are you afraid of? that you have to actually look for a killer, but yet youd rather keep a innocent man away from his family and daughter that is my age now who she hasnt even seen and let the REAL killer go free! NICE JOB!!!!
Ruebkesfriend

Hutchinson, KS

#19 Oct 22, 2010
I know a woman that Arnie was really close to and she tried to tell police that Arnie was at her house that night with her and her children.....they told her to keep her mouth shut!! The judge over the trial told her the same.........what are they hiding????
Moved From Kansas

Eureka, IL

#20 Jun 10, 2011
I know for a fact that Arnie wasn't the one who did it! And there was no way he was with you and your family or friends, because he was with me! I drove him home. He was with me all night until I dropped him off. But I can tell you who did do it! His Dad owned the Hutchinson News, Mr. Harris had ties to some very shady people. I stepped forward and mentioned some information and Tim Chambers called Mr Harris and wanted me to divulge all information. I requested an attorney, it was immediately swept under the rug. Look into Loren Harris, check his whereabouts, polygraph. Last I knew, he lived in Sylvia. Arnold is now in Oklahoma DOC. He was transferred after many death threats.

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