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Hope College Prof Happy with Convictions in 1979 Slaying
(2007-11-02)
(wgvu) - HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - A former professor says he's pleased with
the convictions of six people in the 1979 slaying of Janet
Chandler.
The 22-year-old Hope College student had been abducted from her
night job at a Holland, Michigan inn. Her body was found a day
later.
David Schock says a 2004 documentary by his students at Hope
renewed interest in the case.
An Ottawa County jury convicted four men yesterday of
kidnapping, rape and first-degree murder charges. They face
automatic sentences of life without parole. Sentencing is scheduled
for December 12th.
Two others -- including Chandler's female supervisor at the inn
-- already are in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree
murder.
Schock says the goal of the documentary was to give Chandler her
day in court.
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