Skip to comments.Killer of FReeper HeartofGold sentenced for second murder
Posted on 04/15/2005 6:38:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
Michael Gunther was sentenced today in Sarpy County, Nebraska to life without parole for the shooting death of Mike Zawodny last May.
During the trial, he also openly admitted killing my sister Sally Kennedy, known here as 'HeartofGold'.
I haven't gotten the details yet, but I'm told he also received an additional sentence on a gun charge.
This opens the way for Gunther's transfer to Iowa to stand trial for Sally's murder, which will probably take place sometime in July.
Nebraska prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.
The good news?
He ain't never getting out.
My heartfelt thanks to all who prayed for Sally's kids.
I'm happy to say that they are doing pretty darned well, considering all they have had to go through.
God bless you.
Best to your family. They've suffered enough.
Prayers for you and yours for some closure and peace
So sorry for your loss
I remember when this horrific murder took place. I appreciate the update . My sincere condolences on your loss. I am glad the children as doing well considering the terrible loss they suffered.
Prayers for you & your extended family.
Maybe Iowa will give him the death penalty. We can only hope he gets his just desserts.
Blessings to you and your family.
Thanks for letting us know. Continued prayers for the children left behind.
OMG EV, I didn't know. Blessings to you & your family.
Thanks so much for the update EV. Glad to hear your sister's children are doing good.
Prayers for Sally's children and for your entire family.
"TT", Beth & Nana
Blessings to you and your family. I hope this brings some closure to all you have been through.
Thanks for the update. Hopefully the kids won't have to keep appearing for the parole board every few years to explain why that cretin should not be let out.
I'm glad to see the bastid won't get out.
But not as glad as I am to hear the kids are holding up.
God Bless you and your family for what you have been through and will continue to face.
I'm sickened by your sister's death. It's good that this man confessed, but your loss, and the loss of her many loved ones, remains great.
I just looked at her "About Me" page:
"I am a female musician and an artist and enjoy writing songs and poems. I lurked on Free Republic since the 2000 election which was addictive! I am a Christian and love Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock, and all kinds of quirky music. I play Piano and Guitar and sing and love to jam with other musicians. I don't like mean people and my motto is 'I'm nice til I'm not' Hey I think I'll write a song about that!"
It's encouraging to know she's with the Lord, but still painful to see such a rich life taken from us.
Prayers for your family. Unfortunately this is probably the best justice you can expect in this world.
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