Movies Based on True Stories: The Marcus-Nelson Murders *The Career Girls murders*

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Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert

2 Girls Found Knifed To Death In Apartment
2 Girls Found Tied After Being Stabbed
Richard Robles awaits his day in court
Jury Finds Man Guilty
Convict Addict In Double Murder
Convicted Slayer Gets Life Term
The Whitmore Confessions and Richard Robles Trial 1965
The Wylie-Hoffert Career Girl Murders
Murders Remade for Television
The “Squared” Suspect
Two Lives for a Fix
Court Ruling Allows Suit on False Charge
30-Year-Old Echoes From Slaying of 2
Parole Denied For Convict in ‘Career Girl Murders’
‘Career Girls’ Murderer Is Denied Parole Again
Matter of Robles v Alexander 2010
Robles v Dennison 2011
The Career Girls Murders
Wikipedia: Career Girls Murders
George Whitmore Dead at 68

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Janice Wyle at a beach house in Seaside Park, NJ

Books
The Victims – An Account of One of the Most Sensational Murder Cases in the Annals of American Crime – the Brutal Slayings of Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert

George Whitmore
George Whitmore

Movies/Documentaries
The Nelson-Marcus Murders (I sure wish I could get a copy of this movie!)
A Crime To Remember: The Career Girl Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

Richard Robles

Identifying and Location Information
As of 07/29/07
DIN (Department Identification Number) 66A0003
Inmate Name ROBLES, RICHARD
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 01/27/1943
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing Releasing Facility OTISVIILLE
Date Received (Original) 01/12/1966
Date Received (Current) 01/12/1966
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)
Crimes of Conviction

Crime: MURDER (DEG’LESS PRIOR 9-1-74)
Class: A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 07/29/07
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 05/2018
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 05/2018
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 01/20/1985
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

5 Responses

  1. Read “Justice in the Back Room” by Selwyn Raab for a complete look at the investigation of this case and it’s connection to the Supreme Courts Miranda ruling.
    Basically, police beat a confession out of Whitmore and convicted Robles without any physical evidence linking him to the crime either.

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  2. the marcus nelson murders is on youtube.com

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  3. Hi, I am very familar with this case. My father in-law was a young district attorney at the time. His name is Mel Glass. Even though there were doubt’s about Whitemores guilt, he was the one who met with whitemores mother, he was the one who proved that the 61 page confession was cohearst, he was the one who went after robles with wire taps and put him in jail. My father in-law was a very humble man and did not talk due to the appeals process. My father in-law is gone now, he died in my front room surrounded by those that loved him. A close friend Robert Tannenbaum is writing a book about the case. I believe it is called “Echoes of my sole”. It is taken from my father in-laws notes and recordings. I believe Selwyn Raab talks about the mystery man in the D.A’s office. Mel Glass is the mystery man. Without him Whitemore would have been executed and Robles would have probably killed again. The Miranda case and the death penalty in this country, would possibly have been very different.
    Who knows. FYI: Ah…Clem. You are wrong. Whitemore was not beaten. His I.Q was below 80, very simple. He had been subjected to intense interigation over a long period of time. Good cop Bad cop. One of these cops was I believe detective Bulger. No beating occured. Yes there was no physical evidence at the scene linking Robles to the crime. He did an excellent job of cleaning up. very maticulous. Remeber this was in the early 60’s and Robles was not implecated until years later. Robles was implecated by what he said on tape. He confessed during a legal tap.
    Check out New york post jan 25 1965 page 5. This is in a frame with other pictures from the case( including the photo found in Whitemores posession, that the prosecution said was Janice Wylie. it was not Mel found the girl in the picture alive down near Wildwood N.j.) in the front room. I may be fuzzy on a few things. It’s been a few years since I spoke to pops. But believe me Mel Glass is the missing link. He was the only one who got it right. God bless.

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  4. […] T. J. English, the author of The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge,knew Whitmore, and eulogized him in a 2-page column in the New York Times. Left: George Whitmore at 19. Right: Richard Robles 9 years laterhttps://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2007/07/28/movies-based-on-true-stories-the-marcus-nelson-murders… […]

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  5. […] T. J. English, the author of The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, knew Whitmore, and eulogized him in a 2-page column in the New York Times. Left: George Whitmore at 19. Right: Richard Robles 9 years laterhttps://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2007/07/28/movies-based-on-true-stories-the-marcus-nelson-murders… […]

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