Hearing in 1980 South Lake Tahoe murder begins
A question about whether God forgives murderers was part of a preliminary hearing in the 1980 killing of a South Lake Tahoe gas station attendant.
The question was posed to Jenna Weller by Andrew Sanford during a conversation the former roommates had during the summer of 2010, according to Weller’s testimony in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville Tuesday.
Sanford is accused of killing 16-year-old Richard Swanson during the robbery of the former South “Y” Shell station Aug. 14, 1980.
El Dorado County prosecutors charged Sanford with murder in connection to Swanson’s death in March. Sanford, who was 50 years old at the time charges were filed, pleaded not guilty the following month.
During the 2010 conversation, Weller said Sanford told her “him and his friends did something, and he thought someone may have died.”
“He said a kid may have died and asked me if I thought that God would forgive him,” Weller said later in the hearing.
She told Sanford she thought God did forgive murderers but did not press him for details about his comments, according to her testimony...
Image: 150 reads Swanson was lying in the fetal position, Hartman said. His arms had been bound ... on Tuesday. Sanford is accused of killing 16-year-old Richard Swanson during robbery of the former South “Y” Shell station on ...
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... He was arrested late last month. Sixteen-year-old Richard Swanson was working alone at a Shell station in August 1980 when he was bound ...
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