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Monsters Among Us: Joseph Lee Fordham killed 11-year-old Mary Stiles on Halloween 1985; Sentenced to 25 years in prison


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Joseph Lee Fordham

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4 Responses

  1. I wonder what ever happened to Joseph Lee Fordham. The article said he tried to kill himself, but I suppose he didn’t succeed or they would have called it suicide. I wonder where he is?

    • He did not succeed from what I read. I read somewhere he went to Georgia for his parole, but from there, I don’t know. Maybe Paula Zahn will tell tonight what he is up to. (this story is on her show tonight)

  2. This story made me sick to my stomach. How can anyone call this justice? Eight years? That’s all he sat? Eight years? Does anyone out there think this this guy doesn’t have the urge to do this again? Killing for no reason is extremely rare and takes a really sick person, especially at that age. Her father should receive a medal for not going after this guy. Hopefully whatever life he is living….it’s miserable.

  3. Just saw the show. This evil man’s sentence is utterly perplexing!! I see no reason that this Satan-like man was only given 25 years for what was clearly premeditated murder. Pure travesty of justice! The D.A.’s office failed to do it’s mandated job. Shame on this office!

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