The Murder of Brenda Sue Schaefer


This is Brenda Schaefer with her killer, Mel Ignatow.  Mel took advantage of this kindhearted woman, and when he murdered her, he took full advantage of our flawed justice system and got away with it.  This case is a true testament to the clause of the Fifth Amendment pertaining to double jeopardy, and how, though very rarely, it can be used to protect known criminals.

Click here to watch the episode of A&E’s “American Justice” that inspired Stacy to cover this story