Pennsylvania: After 37 Years, An Arrest

After 37 Years, An Arrest

Leaning on the arms of his captors and clasping a towel to his face to protect his emphysema-weakened lungs against the cold, the frail prisoner hardly looked like a man capable of murder. But as he stepped off a train in Paoli, Pa., last week, William Henry Redmond, 66, was walking back through time to face charges in the April 1951 death of Jane Marie Althoff, an eight-year-old ) who had been strangled near a carnival outside Trainer, Pa.

As the carnival's Ferris wheel operator, Redmond was questioned by police at the time, but eluded them after an arrest warrant was...

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