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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)?

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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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