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Atherton mass kidnapper may be set free

Original post made by resident on Mar 2, 2012

Richard Schoenfeld along with his brother and a friend from Portola Valley were convicted of kidnapping 26 schoolchildren and a bus driver. The victims were buried in a rock quarry and left them to die, but they managed to dig their way out and helped to identify the kidnappers. All three kidnappers were caught and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Today a judge ruled that Richard Schoenfeld should be released immediately despite the original sentence and even though many of the victims are opposed. The other 2 kidnappers remain in jail and are not being considered for parole.

Mercury-News: Web Link

No mention of where he will be released to.

Comments (1)

Posted by Injustice, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

1.6 years per kidnapping and attempted murder. Disgusting. Someone should get the address of the court, so people can send letters of outrage.


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