The hopes and prayers of the parents of a boy who’d been missing for decades were dashed when a Minnesota man confessed to being the 11-year-old’s murderer.
It was confirmed when Danny Heinrich, 53, led police to the boys remains, which were positively identified as those of Jacob Wetterling.
Clip via Fox News Channel
Heinrich confessed in court Tuesday in graphic detail that nearly 27 years ago, he’d abducted and handcuffed Jacob on a lonely Minnesota road as the boy looked up at him and asked, “What did I do wrong.”
Shortly afterwards Heinrich sexually assaulted and murdered the boy.
Heinrich entered a guilty plea on federal pornography charges in return for the prosecution’s agreement that he won’t face state murder charges for his crime. He was also required to give a detailed description of of his crime, as well as the location of the boy’s remains.
“He’s not getting away with anything,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said. “We got the truth. The Wetterling family will bring him home.”
Heinrich will likely be locked up for 20 years on the charge he pleaded guilty to — civil confinement is a possibility after that, meaning that he could be confined for life.
The Wetterling family was consulted on and agreed to the plea arrangement, which prosecutors said was the only way to get him incarcerated and retrieve the boy’s remains.
Following the court proceeding, Luger and Patty Wetterling, Jacob’s mother who became a national advocate for missing children, held a press conference.
“Finally we know. We know the truth. Danny Heinrich is no longer a person of interest, he is the confessed murderer of Jacob Wetterling,” Luger said at the news briefing.
Sign up for our morning blast HERE
Clip via KSTP.com
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Act like a grownup’: Drunk driver sobs when she loses plea deal by coming 4 hours late to court - July 23, 2017
- ‘I would’ve fired her the day I met her’: Glenn Beck reveals more about Tomi Lahren mess - July 23, 2017
- Canadian thug beats 74-year-old cyclist bloody with a club in road rage fit– and they say US is more violent? - July 23, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.