California to free Chowchilla school bus kidnapper

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Date: June 16th, 2012

Category: Nutty News

Chowchilla, California – Richard Schoenfeld, the convicted kidnapper who took 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver in Chowchilla, Calif., and buried them alive in a rock quarry 36 years ago, is expected to be released from prison within the next week, NBC Bay Area has learned.

Schoenfeld, his brother, James Schoenfeld, and Frederick Woods kidnapped 26 children and their bus driver on July 15, 1976, buried them alive in a rock quarry in Livermore, Calif., and then planned to demand a $5 million ransom. The victims miraculously escaped.

Frank Edward Ray, the school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping lead the children to safety after 16 hours underground, died May 17 at the age of 91.  Full Article


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One Response to “California to free Chowchilla school bus kidnapper”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    They should have executed this SOB 36 years ago. Why keep someone like this alive?

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