Apparently, he had kept them silent by threatening their families.While in jail, De Luca attempted to have these witnesses killed by a cellmate, but another inmate thwarted the plan by telling the police.I feel satisfied that justice continues to be served.That they are where they need to be, and the community and the family doesn't need to worry now for at least three more years.Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it.To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive.
The board majority voted to deny Columbo's parole because she was one of the moving forces behind the crime, Tupy said.
She ultimately executed her plan on May 4, 1976, with the help of Deluca, her 37-year-old boyfriend.
Columbo and De Luca were interviewed by members of the board earlier this year at Dwight and Logan correctional centers, respectively.
The jury convicted Patricia Columbo and Frank De Luca, and they were each sentenced to 200 to 300 years in prison.
But Columbo managed to keep herself in the spotlight: In 1979, it was reported that she had assisted in organizing sex orgies involving guards and wardens at her prison in Dwight, Illinois.