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Ex-l.F. Man Admits Killing In Colorado UTTLETON, Colo. (UP1)- The admitted slayer of a Denver area service station.attendant told Arapahoe Arapahoe County authorities of a life of crime that began 11 'years ago in Idaho. Roger K. Thatcher, 28, who has admitted killing Robert L. Shockley, 27, Tuesday night during during a service station robbery, said he served five years in the Idaho State Prison for forgery. He also said he spent two years at the Montana State Prison for the same type of offense and is slil wanted by authorities there for j parole violation. I The six foot three inch 200 pounder also admitted that a Denver waitress he married Sept. . 8 was his third wife. He said he had a common law wife in Portland, Portland, Ore., and a legal wife, Mrs. Arlene Hayes Thatcher, in Salt Lake City. In Idaho Falls, Idaho, Thatcher's Thatcher's mother said her son developed developed a hatred for society soon after after she was descried by her husband husband wi.en Roger was only nine years old. His. 'mother, a second grade school teacher, said she was continually continually in debt trying to help her son. Thatcher told authorities he did not intend to kill Schockley. He said his .22 caliber rifle fired when the service station attendant attendant tried to brush it away. Thatcher has confessed three Denver slickups during September. It was also reported that Thatcher Thatcher and W. F. Sully, owner of the service station, knew each other in grade school at Idaho Falls 20 'years ago.

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  1. Idaho State Journal,
  2. 28 Sep 1958, Sun,
  3. Page 33

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