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A Ghost helps convict a killer

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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 07:26 PM
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This case is very interesting to me.

"In 1977 a Filipino nurse, Teresita Basa, was brutally murdered in her apartment in Chicago, Illinois. Investigators found no clues and had no leads. Months later an acquaintance of the dead woman, Remy Chua, walked into the police station and told investigators that for several nights she had been possessed by the ghost of Teresita Basa, who told her husband that the murderer was Allen Showery, and his girlfriend still had her jewelry. The police knew Showery had a bad rap sheet, called him in for questioning and showed him Teresita Basa's pearl ring that they'd recovered from his girlfriend. Stunned, Showery broke down and confessed to the murder, but during the trial changed his plea to not guilty on the grounds that the testimony of a ghost was inadmissible evidence. Both the judge and jury disagreed. He was sentenced him to fourteen years in prison. The decision created quite a stir in legal circles because it was the first case on record in which the chief witness for the prosecution was a ghost."

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According to the article below by Colin Wilson, the police officer who investigated the case was named Joseph Stachula. The trial was held in Illinois on Jan. 21, 1979, and the name of the Judge was Frank W. Barbero.

The defense argued, naturally, that a ghost's testimony was inadmissable; nevertheless, the jury could not acquit the defendent, Allen Showery, because the victim's jewelry was found in the defendent's girlfriend's house.

The case ended in a mistrial five days after it began.

On Feb 23, 1979, as the authorities were preparing to retry him, Showery confessed and was given a fourteen year sentence. He could conceivably still be alive, as well as the detective, the judge, jurors and even (as far as I know) Remy Chua, the woman who was reportedly possessed.

The murder took place on Feb 21, 1977 in Chicago.

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[edit on 23-5-2008 by polomontana]

[edit on 23-5-2008 by polomontana]




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