33rd year  -  N° 80                 Wednesday, 21 March 2018         Antwerpen		
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Friday 26th of May 1978

40 years ago

Eric Christgen is abducted, sexually abused and suffocated by serial killer Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate at the age of 4 in , .

In February 1979 25-year-old Melvin Reynolds, a man of limited intelligence, confessed to Christgen's murder after 14 hours of questions, promises and threats. Reynolds gave in and said "I'll say so if you want me to". He was sentenced to life imprisonment and released four years later when Hatcher confessed to the murder.