Talk:Death of Kent Leppink

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Strong delete: Despite all the press it got, Linehan is just one person with an unremarkable past (in the historical sense) who has been convicted of murder. Are we going to search newspapers and documentary archives for similiar cases and profile them all? Despite being an admittedly widely reported trial, what is the significance? Neither the defendant nor the victim were famous or otherwise remarkable before the trial. There have been lots of high profile murder cases in Alaska and beyond. Michaelh2001 (talk) 06:33, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Soapbox, ax to grind, blah, blah, blah... Proxy User (talk) 17:38, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


Don't delete this story. If one followed it from start to present, they could find a haunting similarity to the Madeline Smith story. Leppink spoke with several people indicating Mechele as a possible culprit to his impending death. He claimed to suspect impending doom, and was reportedly found with his life insurance on his person...who would do something like that???? Someone who orchestrated the whole thing perhaps? I don't think the public has heard the last of this story at all. More than one person suspects Mrs. Linehan as having been rail-roaded. Anchoragean (talk) 00:23, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I personally think Mechele is innocent.

Don't delete this story. This isn't the average murder, if one delves into it, it's more complicated than most mystery novels. Obviously the public hasn't heard the last, since the conviction has been overturned. That said, I fail to believe she is innocent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

well she just totally got away with murder considering that the judge overturned her conviction. good job mechele i hope it haunts you forever —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

If her conviction has been overturned, why is she on bail and why is she monitored? Paul Magnussen (talk) 17:23, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

By winning her appeal she returns to the state she was in just before her trail. Where she was arrested (and had been indicted by a grand jury) -- so to be released from jail she needs to meet certain conditions which include posting bail. (talk) 00:49, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

content for possible replacement after name change[edit]

Early life[edit]

Linehan was born in New Orleans but lived in other cities as a child.[1] Her father, a member of the United States Air Force, and her mother divorced.[1] Her mother remarried and then divorced Linehan's stepfather.[1] After the second divorce, Linehan and her mother returned to New Orleans.[1]

Linehan left home at age 16 and moved to New York City, where she worked at a modeling agency.[1] She subsequently worked at a deli in New Jersey owned by her boyfriend of the time.[1]

Later life[edit]

Linehan married medical student Colin Linehan in 1998, and settled in Olympia, Washington. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Evergreen State College, and operated a laser clinic where Colin worked.[2]

Article move[edit]

A question came up on another article about if it should be called "Death of ..." I did a check and this article is the only one i found that uses "The death of ..." (excluding titles for books, paintings, and other artistic works). In contrast, many articles use "Death of ..." For example: Death of Abigail Taylor, Death of Adolf Hitler, Death of Aiyana Jones, Death of Antonio Calvo, Death of Ayrton Senna, Death of Baby P, Death of Brian Rossiter, Death of Brittanie Cecil, Death of Carlo Giuliani, Death of Dale Earnhardt, Death of Damilola Taylor, Death of David Kelly, Death of Dean Shillingsworth, Death of Dianne Brimble, Death of Edgar Allan Poe, Death of Eduardo Frei Montalva, Death of Elli Perkins, Death of Gareth Williams, Death of Gerry Ryan, Death of Hugh O'Connor, Death of Ian Tomlinson, Death of Jean Charles de Menezes, Death of John Lennon, Death of John Ward, Death of Joseph Smith, Jr., Death of Kaja Ballo, Death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed, Death of Kurt Cobain, Death of Linda Norgrove, Death of Lisa McPherson, Death of Ludwig van Beethoven, Death of Marilyn Monroe, Death of Marvin Gaye, Death of Michael Jackson, Death of Mozart, Death of Neda Agha-Soltan, Death of Philip Gale, Death of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Death of Ramin Pourandarjani, Death of Salvador Allende, Death of Seyed Ali Mousavi, Death of Slobodan Milošević, Death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Death of Subhas Chandra Bose, Death of Sébastien Briat, Death of Tina Watson, Death of Victoria Snelgrove.

With that in mind I have moved this article from The death of Kent Leppink to Death of Kent Leppink --Marc Kupper|talk 06:27, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Megan Holland (September 16, 2007). "Linehan: femme fatale or is she a PTA mom?". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
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