Sue for Bob
Millard Whited Recants His Tale
Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:39

I like this clipping, Bob.

Millard Whited says the police told him to change his story weeks before Hauptmann died in 1936.

  • extortionbob mills for sue and forum, Tue Mar 5 10:38
    Sue, did you notice the caption to the first photo? It described Hauptmann as pleading "non guilty" to a charge of extortion (only). No mention of the death of the Eaglet.
    • Millard Whited Recants His Tale — Sue for Bob, Wed Mar 6 12:39
      • millard whited, opportunist par excellencebob mills for sue and forum, Thu Mar 7 09:58
        I like it too, Sue. Whited was a pathological liar whose own family didn't trust him. My guess is that he lied here, too. I doubt the cops told him to change his story. I think the real reason was... more
        • I believe Whited, being illiterate, latched onto phrases he heard from others and repeated things he was coached to say.
          • whited, illiterate except for $$$$$.bob mills for sue, Sun Mar 10 09:48
            You're probably right. But he also knew that a share of the reward money was his for "remembering" that he'd seen Hauptmann in Hopewell.
            • Re: whited, illiterate except for $$$$$.steve for sue, Wed Mar 13 10:53
              I think he saw hauptmann, and houchmuth also
            • Picture of Millard WhitedSue for Bob, Sun Mar 10 13:47
              Is this picture of Millard Whited for real?! I first thought that he was sticking his tongue out at the camera, but when you zoom in you see that it is a cigar! He was living the high life once he... more
              • whited and the LKCbob mills for sue, Mon Mar 11 10:53
                That photo conforms to my recollection of Whited from 20 years ago or so, Sue. For me, he represents the case perfectly. Incompetent police work exacerbated by strident demands for results from the... more
                • WhitedRichard Sloan, Tue Mar 12 09:10
                  I have seen a couple of pics of him walking to or from either the trial or a Grand Jury hearing, wearing a long and expensive looking black coat and what appears to be a silk scarf. He was relishing... more
              • Although...Sue for Bob, Sun Mar 10 13:50
                Although, maybe he ALWAYS smoked cigars?
        • WIlentzRichard Sloan, Fri Mar 8 10:01
          I agree that Wilentz was what amts. to being unethical re: Whited and Hochmuth. But I think that placing rail 16, which came from Bruno's attic, at the scene of the crime, is tantamount to placing... more
          • rail 16bob mills for richard and forum, Fri Mar 8 18:34
            Richard, as I recall (somebody correct me if I'm mistaken), that attic had been searched 19 times by cops looking for evidence against Hauptmann. Nothing was found. Suddenly, after Hauptmann is... more
            • atticRichard Sloan, Fri Mar 8 22:42
              I think those cops were only looking for money and anything else they thought mite be evidence. They weren't looking for something that WAS NOT there, only for things that WERE there.
              • Re: atticsteve for rich, Sun Mar 10 12:03
                the whole flooring in the attic looked like rail 16
                • rail 16 in attic floorRichard Sloan, Sun Mar 10 12:55
                  I am not sure I understand what you mean by that, Stevo. Can you elaborate?
                  • Re: rail 16 in attic floorsteve for rich, Wed Mar 13 10:52
                    southern pine boards all through the attic
                    • atticRichard Sloan, Wed Mar 13 11:56
                      STeve. I found what you wanted and a friend will make a DVD copy of it just for you next week!
      • WhitedRichard Sloan, Thu Mar 7 09:52
        In other words, they asked Millard to "Whited out" his words?!
        • Re: WhitedSue, Sat Mar 9 12:35
          Millard Whited's name fit his character!
    • Re: extortionSue for Bob, Wed Mar 6 12:33
      Yes. I see that, Bob.
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