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Confession in 30-year-old murder-for-hire case

3 years 1 month 1 week ago May 16, 2014 May 16, 2014 Friday, May 16 2014 May 16, 2014 9:38 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press, WPVI
By: Trey Schmaltz

ANGOLA- A man serving a live sentence at the State Penitentiary confessed to a 30-year-old murder but won't be tried in connection with the crime.

Larry Thompson, 71, is doing time for other crimes. He said he was hired to kill Maria Marshall in Toms River, New Jersey in 1984 by her husband, Robert. Robert Marshall was convicted of hiring the successful hit but Thompson was acquitted.

Thursday, Thompson was indicted in a murder plot in North Louisiana. Deanna Montgomery was shot in the head in 1979 while she was riding in a car with her husband, who also was indicted and arrested this week.

The murder Thompson said he carried out in New Jersey was the subject of a true crime novel titled Blind Faith. Thompson can't be retried. Marshall remains in prison.
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