Nation: Shaddy Dealings

Crime does pay—sort of

When Gregory Shaddy was 18, he left his parents' home in the wealthy Westside section of Wichita, Kans. He had good reason: his father, Vernon, 42, an insurance salesman, often beat Gregory with belts, garden hoses and golf clubs. His mother, Barbara, 37, was also strict and harsh. Some two months after his departure, on the night of July 24, 1975, Gregory returned home—with a knife and an ax. He killed his parents and stuffed their bodies into their bedroom closet. Last week Shaddy was a free man. And soon,...

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