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CHANDLER MURDER
(2007-01-23)
(wgvu) - ONE OF SIX SUSPECTS CHARGED IN THE
BRUTAL 19-79 SLAYING OF A HOPE COLLEGE STUDENT HAS BEEN SENTENCED.
SIXTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ROBERT LYNCH OF THE BERRIEN COUNTY VILLAGE
OF THREE OAKS WAS SENTENCED TO 25 TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON AS THE
VICTIM'S PARENTS LOOKED ON.
LYNCH WAS STAYING AT A HOLLAND HOTEL WHERE 23-YEAR-OLD JANET
CHANDLER WORKED AS A NIGHT CLERK. SHE WAS BRUTALLY RAPED AND
MURDERED IN JANUARY 1979.
HER PARENTS THANKED THE POLICE COLD CASE TEAM FOR INVESTIGATING
THE 28-YEAR-OLD MURDER.
THEY ALSO THANKED THE HOPE COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO REVIVED INTEREST
IN THE CASE AFTER PRODUCING A DOCUMENTARY.
FOUR OTHER SUSPECTS IN THE CASE APPEARED IN COURT LAST WEEK.
ANOTHER IS CURRENTLY IN A WEST VIRGINIA JAIL, FIGHTING EXTRADITION
BACK TO MICHIGAN.

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