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Resource ID: #17346
Subject: Crime
Source: PBN News
Date: 2000-12-01



"In the summer of 1991, the lifeless body of Viparat Marecek was found floating face down in the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, N.C. Immediately, Viparat's husband, legendary Green Beret Colonel George Marecek, became the chief suspect. With no physical evidence linking Marecek to the crime, it took the state 9 years and 3 trials to successfully convict the war hero of killing his beautiful Thai wife." The reporters conducted an investigation into the colonel's conviction, uncovering a "botched autopsy and crime scene investigation, allegations of espionage and sexual misconduct and witness intimidation by one of the state's star witnesses, allegations of police misconduct and witness intimidation by the lead detective on the case, and the signed confession by a known serial killer that is strikingly similar to the brutal death of Viparat Marecek."

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