Mike McCormick Wikipedia, Facebook, White House, Age, Family
Mike McCormick Wikipedia, Facebook, White House, Age, Family – When the police cornered Mike McCormick in Omaha 25 years ago, he had a gun in his mouth and was threatening to commit suicide. If he had just pulled the trigger, he may have prevented at least one death and a great deal of trouble.
Instead, he turned himself in and returned to Colorado to deal with a complex web of allegations including fraudulent checks, fraud, theft, and individuals who had vanished — either because they had something McCormick wanted or had worked on the family ranch once before and were never heard from again. On the eastern plains, he directed officials to four small graves containing human bones. He implied that there were numerous murders and blamed his father, Tom, who Mike described as the cruel dictator of a criminal empire, for the crimes.
The subsequent investigation was filled with gaps. McCormick’s tale also did. Tom had a history of violence against the drifters and drunks he recruited to work his ranch; a number of them had disappeared as early as 1971, leaving behind bank accounts and brand-new clothing. Prosecutors were never able to put together a convincing case against Tom.
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Tom passed on in 1997. Mike was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of an Idaho truck driver. However, an appeal resulted in his release in 2006, and he then entered the business of real estate liquidations and foreclosure schemes, which is a logical development for a killer. He supposedly got frustrated with his unsuccessful business ventures last week, kidnapped a woman (whom some news reports mistook for his fiancée), killed her, and then turned the gun on himself.
The ultimate explosion of McCormick was a horrifying catastrophe, perhaps not for him but for the woman who had the misfortune to work with him and her loved ones. It also ended any chance of resolving the mysteries surrounding the bodies discovered on the family ranch.
But in the middle of the 1980s, all chance for the homeless men who worked for the McCormicks to receive true justice was already gone. Evidence was destroyed, jurisdictional problems halted any progress the case may have made, and Tom hired a counsel while Michael lied vehemently. In Colorado, it wasn’t the best time for law enforcement.
In 1987, while he was still frantically attempting to pin the entire situation on his father, I spoke with Michael McCormick while he was incarcerated. (The ensuing narrative predates the online records we have.) It’s the only comprehensive interview he ever did that I’m aware of.
It was a difficult few hours. He fluctuated between being upset, irate, evasive, and dramatic, always blaming anything on a convenient memory loss. But he sounded considerably more credible than I anticipated when he described having a fatal fear of his father.
When I was done with my investigation, I was certain of two things. One, Michael was deeply involved in his family’s ranching business’s frauds and killings. Two, he couldn’t have completed it by himself.
When Mike was fourteen years old, the disappearances started. Two shovels were found in one grave, indicating two gravediggers. One of the victims had received two separate gunshot wounds.
You can label Michael McCormick as a monster, a serial killer, a natural predator, or whatever else you want. Not only from him, but also from the system that made agreements with him, found him guilty, and then let him go, his victims deserved better than what they received. However, monsters are not always monsters.