Sunday, January 5, 2003

Ruling keeps admitted killer behind bars



The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County judge has ruled that admitted killer Mel Ignatow will have to stay in prison while he appeals a state perjury conviction.

Mr. Ignatow, who admitted killing his girlfriend after being acquitted of her murder in 1991, had asked that bail be set.

Circuit Judge Stephen Ryan denied the request Friday.

Mr. Ignatow began serving a nine-year sentence for perjury in January.

A separate jury acquitted Mr. Ignatow of the murder of Brenda Sue Schaefer in 1991, although he later admitted that he had sexually abused and killed her after film was found in his former home in 1992 showing him torturing her.

Mr. Ignatow then served a five-year federal prison sentence for lying to federal agents and the grand jury about his role in Ms. Schaefer's 1988 death.




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