Sandy Creek Suspect Released From Prison

PANAMA CITy, Fla. - One of the men convicted in the infamous 1977 Sandy Creek murders was released from prison Tuesday.

David Monrow Goodwin, 70, was granted parole in April. Goodwin and his accomplices were attempting to bring 20 tons of marijuana into Panama City from Columbia when four people - Douglas Hood, 21, Sandy McAdams, 14, her sister Sheila McAdams, 16, and Harold Sims, 39, accidentally found the operations. They were shot and killed by Walter Steinhorst.

Goodwin and three others were convicted of first-degree murder. Goodwin was originally sentenced to death but his sentence was later reduced to life in prison. Steinhorst died in prison in 1999.


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