By Joe Sharkey
till 1971, lifestyles used to be stable for mild-mannered accountant John record. He used to be vice chairman of a Jersey urban financial institution and had moved his mom, spouse, and 3 teenage little ones right into a nineteen-room domestic in Westfield, New Jersey. yet all that modified while he misplaced his task. Raised through his Lutheran father to think luck intended being a great supplier, record observed himself as an utter failure. Straining less than monetary burdens, the tension of hiding his unemployment, in addition to the phobia that the free-spirited Seventies might corrupt the souls of his teenagers, record got here to a shattering conclusion.
“It was once my trust that if you happen to kill your self, you won’t visit heaven,” record informed Connie Chung in a tv interview. “So ultimately I received to the purpose the place I felt that i'll kill them. with a bit of luck they'd visit heaven, after which perhaps i'd have an opportunity to later confess my sins to God and get forgiveness.”
checklist methodically shot his complete relations of their domestic, handling to hide the deaths for weeks with a gently orchestrated plan of deception. Then he vanished and commenced over as Robert P. Clark. Chronicling List’s lifestyles sooner than and after the grisly crime, Death Sentence exposes the reality in regards to the accountant-turned-killer, together with his revealing letter to his pastor, his years as a fugitive with a brand new name—and a brand new wife—his eventual arrest, and the main points of his high-profile trial.
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