A gated community in West AustinRetired IBM executive left me terrified. Phillip LibertyHe was found dead in his home. TheThe crime scene was extremely gruesome. Authorities even noticed that the victim had been killed in his living room, before being dragged into the garage. Investigation Discovery’s ‘True Conviction: When Trust Turns Fatal’ chronicles the murder and shows how the perpetrator was finally brought to justice. Let’s take a detailed look at the crime and find out where Phillip’s killer isWe are currently asking:
How Did Phillip Liberty Die?
Phillip LibertyA retired IBM executive, who lived in a gated community. Austin, Texas. KnownA kind-hearted, lively gentleman who smiled at everyone. PhillipHe was highly respected in his society. MoreoverHis willingness to connect and help others made him very popular with his neighbors. ThusPeople were stunned to learn of the terrible circumstances. Phillip’s untimely death.
On November19th of November 2015: Police received information about a crime. AustinWe immediately dispatched the first responders to the address. Upon arrival, authorities found Phillip LibertyHis face looked like it had been shot and he fell to the garage floor. While PhillipThe victim was declared dead and the police searched the area for signs of blood. They found a blood trail leading from the living room to his garage. ThusThey believed that PhilHe was first shot in the living-room before the murderer took him to the garage. LaterAn autopsy revealed that the cause of death was a gunshot injury. Detectives could not find any evidence of forced entry or robbery.
Who Killed Phillip Liberty?
UnfortunatelyThe initial investigation was hampered by the lack of solid leads. Although they talked to the victim’s acquaintances and jotted down a list of suspects, most people on it were eliminated after further investigation. YetAuthorities began to investigate the matter, determined to find a solution. Phillip’s personal connections and even tried to find out if his profession had something to do with the murder. StillIt was futile as each lead led to an end in the eyes of officers.
However, much to everyone’s surprise, the day before Phillip’s body was discovered, his grandson went missing for a few hours from his daycare center. AlthoughThe child was returned to daycare. November19 The police conducted further investigations and discovered that Phillip’s friend, Irwin Pentland, had picked up the child on November 18. TheInvestigation immediately turned to PentlandAuthorities started to notice some peculiar developments. For starters, Pentland had left a voice message on the victim’s cell on the morning of November19, claimed that he could not reach him via the phone.
MoreoverThe police realized that the incident occurred in the days preceding Phillip’s murder and in the days that followed, PentlandCashing multiple checks that totaled around $20,000. InterestinglyThe show mentioned that these checks later turned out to be fake and that they had been stolen. Phillip’s forged signatures on them. ThusOnce the bank was caught, PentlandHe cashed the forged checks and the daycare confirmed he was the one who picked them up Phillip’s grandson on November18 years old, the police acted on their case and arrested him as a murder suspect.
Where Is Irwin Pentland Now?
OnceProven in court Irwin PentlandHe insisted on his innocence and pleaded not guilt. AlthoughThe murder weapon could not be presented by the prosecutors, so the jury convicted him of capital murder. He was sentenced in 2017 to life imprisonment without parole. Thus, with parole out the question IrwinIs still in prison at the Alfred D. Hughes UnitIn Gatesville, Texas.
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