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▣ No-Body Guy quoted on Florida no-body murder case

posted by Admin on October 10th, 2016 at 3:10 PM

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Leesburg Murder Case with No Body, A Rarity for Prosecutors
Orlando Sentinel by Ryan Gillespie September 13 , 2016
Leesburg police are confident 84-year-old Bernadine Montgomery's body was dumped by her alleged killer in the Ocala National Forest.

One problem: They don't have the body.

That hasn't deterred authorities from charging David Mariotti with first-degree murder and vowing to seek the death penalty if he is convicted.

Prosecutors have joined an exclusive club in seeking capital punishment without their best piece of evidence. Dating back to the early 1800s, just 464 "no-body" murder cases have been tried, according to a former federal prosecutor who keeps track of cases lacking the victim's body. Just 31 of those have been sentenced to death.

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