Former Marine sergeant and judo instructor Roland Pitre, Jr. claimed it was all an elaborate plan to win back his wife's love..it wasn't supposed to end with her dead body in the trunk of a car. Nearly 20 yrs. later, he acknowledged that he hired someone to kill his estranged wife in 1988, though his alleged excuse for why a monstrous "mistake" happened is as shocking and convoluted as the crime itself. Eventually, he was charged with first-degree murder in the long-unsloved death of Cheryl Pitre, after a mysterious witness betrayed Pitre to save his own skin. Tracing back the dark and boody path of Pitre's life, two generations of detectives found a chain of brutal and terrifying crimes by a man who manipulated the courts and prisons to walk free.
Go deep inside the darkest crimes and twisted minds of the most baffling killers and schemers..with this collection of chilling cases from Ann Rule, "America's best true-crime writer" (Krikus Reviews).