Best Pursuit Of Bad Guys

John MacCormack, Tim Young, Edmond Martin, and Donna Cowling

When famed atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair disappeared in 1995, along with her son Jon Garth Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray-O'Hair, few people cared. Some even cheered. But MacCormack, a reporter with the San Antonio Express-News, Young, a private investigator, Martin, an IRS agent, and Cowling, an FBI agent, wouldn't let the matter die. The four kept the faith and eventually put together enough circumstantial evidence to indict and convict Gary Karr for crimes related to the alleged kidnapping and murder of the atheists. The quartet also managed to put David Waters, the apparent ringleader of the conspiracy to rob, kill, and dismember the atheists, behind bars for a couple decades on weapons violations. If only Madalyn knew how much people cared, it might have restored her faith. Hey, miracles happen.

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