Text from Walmart causes man to confess to 1997 Murder

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    • Matthew Gibson, 55, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he admitted to bludgeoning Barbara Leone Brown, 38, to death with a flashlight
    • Gibson raced 1,800 miles from North Carolina to Arizona last June to come clean to police about the crime
    • The former cocaine and meth addict came to believe someone had found out about the murder and was toying with him
    • Messages from Walmart about a woman's medical prescription and an envelope from the big-box store were the final straw for Gibson
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    Matthew Gibson could have easily gotten away with murder - but then Walmart intervened.

    Gibson, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess bludgeoning to death Barbara Leone Brown with a flashlight more than 15 years ago after getting some cryptic messages from the big-box retailer.

    The 55-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after driving from North Carolina to Arizona to turn himself in to face charges that a prosecutor said wouldn't have come without the 55-year-old's surrender.

    'His name was never in any report. We didn't even know he existed,' Mohave County assistant prosecutor Jace Zack said Tuesday.

    'I am 100 per cent certain that he would not have been caught if he didn't turn himself in,' he said.

    The 1997 death of Barbara Leone Brown, from Arizona, in the Colorado River town of Bullhead City in western Arizona has agonized Gibson, who has found religion, his attorney Ron Gilleo said.

    'He just wanted it off his chest,' Gilleo said.


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    What an asshole. Why did he only get 10 years?
     
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    Meth is a helluva drug.
     
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    because they wouldn't be able to prove the case most likely and a confession alone isn't sufficient to convict
     
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    People these days... Whatever happened to Omerta???
     
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    What black man did Arizona execute for her death instead?
     
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    walmart pricing... he would have gotten 19.99 had it been Target
     
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    Hey stupid...suck on this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_executed_in_Arizona
    One black out of 37 since 1976.


    The following is a list of individuals executed by the U.S. State of Arizona since capital punishment was resumed in 1976. The 37 individuals, all male, were convicted ofmurder and have been executed at Florence State Prison in Florence, Arizona.[1]

    #Executed personRaceAgeSexDate of
    executionMethod of
    executionVictim(s)Under Governor
    1Donald Eugene HardingWhite43M06-Apr-1992Lethal gasAllen Gage, Robert Wise, and Martin ConcannonFife Symington
    2John George BrewerWhite27M03-Mar-1993Lethal injectionRita BrierFife Symington
    3James Dean ClarkWhite35M14-Apr-1993Lethal injectionCharles Thumm, Mildred Thumm, Gerald McFerron, and George MartinFife Symington
    4Jimmie Wayne JeffersWhite49M13-Sep-1995Lethal injectionPenelope CheneyFife Symington
    5Darren Lee BoltonWhite29M19-Jun-1996Lethal injectionZosha Lee PicketFife Symington
    6Luis Morine MataLatino45M22-Aug-1996Lethal injectionDebra Lee LopezFife Symington
    7Randy GreenawaltWhite47M23-Jan-1997Lethal injectionJohn Lyons, Donnelda Lyons, Christopher Lyons, and Theresa TysonFife Symington
    8William Lyle WoratzeckWhite51M25-Jun-1997Lethal injectionLinda LeslieFife Symington
    9Jose Jesus CejaLatino42M21-Jan-1998Lethal injectionLinda Leon and Randy LeonJane Dee Hull
    10Jose Roberto VillafuerteLatino45M22-Apr-1998Lethal injectionAmelia ShovilleJane Dee Hull
    11Arthur Martin RossWhite43M29-Apr-1998Lethal injectionJames RubleJane Dee Hull
    12Douglas Edward GretzlerWhite47M03-Jun-1998Lethal injectionMichael Sandsberg and Patricia SandsbergJane Dee Hull
    13Jesse James GilliesWhite38M13-Jan-1999Lethal injectionSuzanne RossettiJane Dee Hull
    14Darick Leonard GerlaughNative American38M03-Feb-1999Lethal injectionScott SchwartzJane Dee Hull
    15Karl-Heinz LaGrandWhite35M24-Feb-1999Lethal injectionKenneth HartsockJane Dee Hull
    16Walter Bernhard LaGrandWhite37M03-Mar-1999Lethal gasJane Dee Hull
    17Robert Wayne VickersWhite41M05-May-1999Lethal injectionWilmar HolsingerJane Dee Hull
    18Michael Kent PolandWhite59M16-Jun-1999Lethal injectionCecil Newkirk and Russell DempseyJane Dee Hull
    19Ignacio Alberto OrtizLatino57M27-Oct-1999Lethal injectionManuelita McCormackJane Dee Hull
    20Anthony Lee ChaneyWhite45M16-Feb-2000Lethal injectionCoconino County reserve deputy John B. JamisonJane Dee Hull
    21Patrick Gene PolandWhite50M15-Mar-2000Lethal injectionCecil Newkirk and Russell DempseyJane Dee Hull
    22Donald Jay MillerWhite36M08-Nov-2000Lethal injectionJennifer GeuderJane Dee Hull
    23Robert Charles ComerWhite50M22-May-2007Lethal injectionLarry Pritchard and Tracy AndrewsJanet Napolitano
    24Jeffrey Timothy LandriganNative American50M26-Oct-2010Lethal injectionChester Dean DyerJan Brewer
    25Eric John KingAfrican American47M29-Mar-2011Lethal injectionRon Barman and Richard ButtsJan Brewer
    26Donald Edward BeatyWhite56M25-May-2011Lethal injectionChristy Ann FornoffJan Brewer
    27Richard Lynn BibleWhite49M30-Jun-2011Lethal injectionJennifer WilsonJan Brewer
    28Thomas Paul WestWhite52M19-Jul-2011Lethal injectionDon BortleJan Brewer
    29Robert Henry MoormanWhite63M29-Feb-2012Lethal injectionRoberta Maude MoormanJan Brewer
    30Robert Charles ToweryWhite47M08-Mar-2012Lethal injectionMark JonesJan Brewer
    31Thomas Arnold KempWhite63M25-Apr-2012Lethal injectionHector JuarezJan Brewer
    32Samuel Villegas LopezLatino49M27-Jun-2012Lethal injectionEstafana HolmesJan Brewer
    33Daniel Wayne CookWhite51M8-Aug-2012Lethal injectionCarlos Cruz Ramos, and Kevin SwaneyJan Brewer
    34Richard Dale StokleyWhite60M5-Dec-2012Lethal injectionMandy Meyers and Mary SnyderJan Brewer
    35Edward Harold Schad, Jr.White71M9-Oct-2013Lethal injectionLorimer GroveJan Brewer
    36Robert Glen Jones, Jr.White43M23-Oct-2013Lethal injectionChip O'Dell, Tom Hardman, Maribeth Munn, Carol Noel, Judy Bell, Arthur 'Taco' BellJan Brewer
    37Joseph Rudolph Wood IIIWhite55M23-Jul-2014Lethal injectionDebbie Dietz, Gene Dietz
     
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    Who said anything about a trial?
     
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    I like how the cops and prosecutor are ok with the fact that they suck at their jobs
     
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    Your the stupid one, my posts aren't meant to be taken seriously by any form of intelligence including myself. Sometimes I wake up and wonder what I've written the next day. Thank you for reminding me how funny I am.
     
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    What did the envelope from Wal Mart say?????!!!
     
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    Oopsy....