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Seymour And Arlene Tankleff murder 9/7/1988 Long Island, NY *Son, Marty Tankleff convicted, but was eventually exonerated; Will they look for the real killer(s)?


Arlene and Seymour Tankleff

Marty Tankleff Official Website
Tankleff’s statement after his release
Man convicted of killing parents is freed on bail
With L.I. Murder Conviction Voided, the Same Old Question: Who Did It?
Martin Tankleff wrongful-conviction suit: Ex-partner of slain couple takes Fifth 140 times
N.Y. Man Convicted of Killing Parents Freed After 17 Years
Convicted of Killing His Parents Even Though He Tried to Save His Father’s Life!
Tankleff freed on $1M bail in 1988 murders
Man Once Guilty of Killing Parents Freed
Tankleff Freed After Posting Bail
Tankleff double murder charges dropped
How to end Tankleff case
DA To Drop Murder Charges Against Tankleff
NY to Probe Handling of 1988 Murder
Murderpedia: Martin Tankleff
Wikipedia: Martin Tankleff
Tankleff murder investigation ends
Martin Tankleff gets more than $3.3 million settlement from New York state
Marty Tankleff, wrongfully imprisoned, wins $3.4M settlement
Man freed after wrongful murder conviction earns law degree

Books
A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, a False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff

Movies/Documentaries
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas: Confessions of an Innocent Man
American Justice: Marty Tankleff
The Investigators: The Wrong Man? Marty Tankleff
A Question of Guilt The Martin Tankleff Story


Marty Tankleff – then and now

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9 Responses

  1. 17 years is a long time to be locked up for a crime you didn’t commit.

  2. Only he DID commit it.

  3. I don’t believe that he did do it.. no evidence.. they only had a confession and he never signed it. I truly do NOT believe he did it, nor does his family believe it.. Marty, I wish the very best for you.

  4. Lavonna,

    I do not either, never have. I saw a documentary on this case and was suprised he was even convicted. I am glad that things have turned around.

  5. For some reason, when I look in his eyes, I FEEL that he is innocent.

  6. 🙂 Didn’t the new pros. attorney say that he was’t going to retry him? I have always felt in my heart that he was set up and then I saw the 48 hours Saturday and I think at the end the new prosecuting att said it was more or less over..
    Marty seemed to be doing great and I hope he continues to have a good life

  7. Just saw the entire story on the ‘Crime & Investigation’ channel on satellite. What a travesty of justice!
    I hope he sues for and gets at least $M1 for each year he had to endure in prison.

    The DA and detectives involved then, should now be made to serve 15 years for what they have done to him.

  8. his guity as charged no one confesses to a crime they never committed

    • dplaakie,

      You have a lot to learn about these things. False confessions happen every day. Just look at the Black Dahlia case. Hundreds of people confessed to that case. Could all of them have been guilty? Not on your life. Actually, none of them were. If you actually believe your statement, then you must believe that the criminal justice system is perfect too. It is not. Police force confessions, some people confess because of mental capacity and think they can just go home, so many reasons. Don’t assume because it sounds illogical and irrational that it could not be true. In this case, the higher Courts threw out the conviction. There is quite a bit of evidence pointing towards his innocence.

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