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escape - Macys DENVER (AP) -- Confessed murderer Roger....
Macys DENVER (AP) -- Confessed murderer Roger. Thatcher, 23, jumped three doors lo freedom "rom a ward in Colorado Psychopathic Hospital hero T h u r s d a y light. Police said he is considered dangerous and possibly injured from .he leap. A statewide alert was r 0,1 d cast. 1 Thatcher had confessed the hoid- up slaying of Robert L. Shockley, 27, al an Englcwood service sta- : ufure Teachers at GHS Plan Initiation And Installation Tues. Grceley High School club of the Future Teachers of America will hold installation of officers and nitialion services Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the auditorium of Heath Junior* H i g h school. The officers are Patsy Boyil, president; Roger Rytlberg, vice president; Joan Richardson, secretary; Hospital officials said Thatcher;by removed a screen from a ward j lion last Sept. 23. He was undergoing pre-trial examinations at the :mspital to determine it he is sane now and it he was sane at the ;ime of the shoorting. window and, leaped 40 feet to grassy area below near a parking lot. Male attendants assigned to watch the ward discovered Thatcher missing about 9:30 p.m. He was present at an 8:30 check. Thatcher told police the shooting of Shockley was accidental. It occurred during Ihe holdup at the service station where Shockley was employed. Thatcher was committed lo the hospital by Littleton Dist. Judge Marlin P. Miller after he pleaded innocent by reason o( insanity to murder charges filed against him Sept. 26. Thatcher formerly lived' at Idaho Kails, Idaho, and served 14 months of a 14-year sentence in the Idaho State Penitentiary for forgery.

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 07 Nov 1958, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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