Retailer Michael George Found Guilty of Murder

In August 2007, Pennsylvania comic book retailer Michael George was arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in 1990 in Detroit.

Today, George was found guilty of first-degree murder, felony firearm, insurance fraud and obtaining money from an insurance agency under false pretenses. (Link no longer available.) The sentence is mandatory life in prison. The jury only went out for deliberation Friday afternoon, which strikes me as a remarkably short time to make a decision about murder charges. When I was on jury duty, our deliberations were short because we had no question that the defendant was guilty.


5 Responses to “Retailer Michael George Found Guilty of Murder”

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    [...] probably due to the organizer Michael George recently being found guilty of a 17-year-old murder. Reportedly, there was a movement to boycott the show. I don’t know if that was successful or [...]

  2. Michael George Gets New Trial » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    [...] George will get a new trial. In March of this year, the Pittsburgh Comic-Con owner was found guilty of murder for killing his wife in 1990 and given life in prison. The judge cited “prosecutorial [...]

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    [...] March 2008, comic book retailer Michael George was found guilty of murder for killing his wife Barbara 18 years before. In September, a judge overturned the jury [...]

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    [...] the shooting was considered a robbery gone wrong, and the murder weapon was never found. George was found guilty in March 2008 and began serving a life sentence in May 2008. In September of that year, the [...]

  5. Michael George Found Guilty of Murder in Second Trial » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    [...] jury deliberated for three days, a longer time period than in the first trial, which concluded March 2008. Given the lengthy jury discussion, the prosecutor from the first trial [...]

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