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Jesse Trentadue, attorney and brother of Kenneth Trentadue (who was probably tortured and killed by FBI agents mistaking him for Richard Lee Guthrie – a.k.a. John Doe No. 2 – in the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing),
Kenneth Michael Trentadue (December 19, 1950 – August 21, 1995) was found hanged in his cell at FTC Oklahoma during the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing, allegedly a suicide. Trentadue's family maintains that he was murdered by prison guards or another inmate and that officials at the prison engaged in a cover-up. Oklahoma City's chief medical examiner, Fred Jordan, said of Trentadue that it was "very likely he was murdered." Timothy McVeigh stated that he believes Trentadue was mistaken for Richard Lee Guthrie Jr., a suspected co-conspirator in the bombing who also died in federal custody, allegedly from suicide by hanging. In 1999, fellow-inmate Alden Gillis Baker volunteered to testify that he witnessed Trentadue's murder, a year later he was found hanged in his cell, another apparent suicide.
Members of the Aryan Republican Army were responsible for a series of 22 bank robberies in the American Midwest. They reportedly targeted banks in the Midwest due to a belief that security measures there would be less thorough. Known members of the ARA include Michael William Brescia, Mark William Thomas, Richard Lee Guthrie Jr., Peter Kevin Langan, Kevin McCarthy, and Scott Stedeford. Subsequent to their arrest, Guthrie, Langan, McCarthy and Thomas became witnesses for the prosecution. Richard Lee Guthrie reportedly hanged himself while in custody, a day before he was to give a television interview about an alleged cover-up related to the death of Kenneth Michael Trentadue, also found hanged while in custody. All members otherwise received prison sentences of varying lengths, on an array of state and/or federal charges.
Originally posted by Maroboduus
Particularly intersting was the case of the FBI informant who led them to McVeigh. I will try to find some info, although i suddenly can't remember his name. But the gist of it is that after he had outlived his usefulness and was a liability/could tell what really happened, he was found dead in a jail cell. The police claimed that he hung himself, but the Medical Examiner said that he was covered in bruises, lacerations, etc from head to toe. They told him to label it a suicide, and he flatly refused. The Justice Departmnet then applied so much pressure on him to label it a suicide, and began harassing him so much, that he was ultimately forced to resign as he began to fear for his life if he did not comply.
Well, just found that informant's name: Kenneth Michael Trentadue.
Originally posted by liveandlearn
reply to post by Maroboduus
My apologies. I thought afterward I should have done a 'reply to' but I don't post a lot.
It was your post that made me check out something I didn't recall and it made a difference for me. The rest seems to be mostly innuendos and the usual conspiracy theories but this detail pulls it all together...at least for me.
So, thank you.