This is a strange tale indeed. In August 1982, Betty Mottinger was kidnapped from her place of work in rural Ohio. Her decomposing body was found weeks later seventy miles away. Although there had been a witness to the kidnapping, there was no real identification evidence. Then a convicted murderer confessed to participating in the crime, and finally to carrying it out.
Much of this documentary is taken up with interviews and archive footage of John Spirko, and of the man who took his alleged confession. The result was that Spirko was convicted of the murder and sentenced to death, a sentence that would eventually be commuted to life without parole. Evidence unearthed since tends to suggest that his entire story was a pack of lies, and that following the theory of blanket dismissal, law enforcement officers will believe what they want of a confession and dismiss the rest. In this and every other case. If and when you watch "Deadly Delivery" you will need to make up your own mind. One other point, shouldn't a woman who runs a post office be called a postmistress rather than a postmaster?
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