Update, Sept 29: Amanda was accused of shooting another man dead in 1953 when she was 38 years old, but the charges were dismissed five months later because the prosecutor did not pursue the case. According to newspaper reports from that time, two witnesses identified Amanda (then known as Amanda Brown) by her voice as the person who was with Frank Van Dyke when he was killed. She told the grand jury she was at home at the time and her attorney argued that charges should be dropped. The newspaper articles do not say why the charges were dropped, but Amanda's great niece said she heard as a child from her family that another woman confessed to the murder on her death bed and Amanda was subsequently released.
Meanwhile, in Portland, Ore. a 72-year-old man robbed a McDonald's restaurant this morning. Police say David Roisland entered the store through an unlocked door just after 4am armed with a knife, and committed the robbery while the cleaning crew worked. As officers took David into custody, he complained of chest pain and was transported to a local hospital before he was transferred to jail and charged with degree robbery. Bail was set at $250,000.
sources: WJXT | KGW