Devlin Case Continues

9 years 4 months 2 weeks ago October 13, 2007 Oct 13, 2007 Saturday, October 13 2007 Saturday, October 13, 2007 4:48:39 AM CDT in News
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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Kielty and Ethan Corlija say they had an impossible case in trying to defend kidnapper Michael Devlin. Devlin became Kielty and Corlija's client on January 12th, just hours after authorities found 13-year-old Ben Ownby and then-15-year-old Shawn Hornbeck in Devlin's apartment. Ben had been missing for four days and Shawn for four years. A series of guilty pleas across county and federal jurisdictions this week brought a swift end to the case against Devlin. He received multiple life sentences. Kielty and Corlija had been working behind the scenes for months to strike a plea deal on behalf of a client they say is remorseful. They say evidence was simply overwhelming in the case.

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