She was found behind a warehouse near Thrift's apartment. Acquitted for insanity.
Acquitted For Insanity HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Larry David Thrift, a 28 - year - old former car wash attendant, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday in the August August 1967 death of a 3 - year - old Hutchinson girl. The acquittal in the trial, delayed delayed more than five years because because of the defendant's mental status, came in Reno County District Court. Judge James Rexroad made the ruling after Thrift earlier agreed to waive his right to trial by jury. The body of Renee Talbot was discovered stuffed into a laundry sack behind a Hutchinson Hutchinson warehouse near Thrift's apartment. Thrift also is awaiting trial on charges of assault against a 10 - year - old Hutchinson girl. Those charges led to his arrest on the murder charge and the recovery of the Talbot girl's body. The acquittal ruling means Thrift will be returned to the Larned State Hospital for additional additional treatment and safekeeping safekeeping He is subject to release when the hospital's chief medical medical officer feels Thrift has recovered. recovered.