Walmart text causes man to confess to 1997 Murder

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  1. dawg

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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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  2. Ray Barone

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    Cool story, bro.
     
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    stupid fuck IMO :ucoffee:
     
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