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Sandy Maloney

February 10, 1998. Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the early 1990s, Sandy Maloney was diagnosed with Arnold-Chiari Malformation and soon became addicted to prescription drugs. In 1997, her husband, John asked for a divorce, seeking full custody of their three sons. On the morning of the final divorce hearing, February 11, 1998, Sandy was found dead and burned on her scorched couch. At first, investigators thought the fire was an accident but soon changed their minds to arson and murder. John Maloney would later be arrested. But did he kill Sandy? He was a police officer and was taking over arson investigations for his precinct. Perhaps he knew how to use fire to cover his tracks. But others say that the evidence suggests another cause for Sandy's death...

Sources

John Maloney: Innocent Man Website

Sandra J Cator Maloney Find a Grave 2/10/1998

Ex-detective gets life sentence for killing woman The Journal Times 4/24/1999

Court refuses to grant ex-detective new murder trial The Journal Times 9/7/2000

Family, justice group seeking freedom for convicted murderer The Journal Times 4/4/2002

Coroner has second thoughts about killing The Chippewa Herald 3/22/2004

State of Wisconsin v. John R. Maloney Court of Appeals of Wisconsin 6/29/2004

Report Says Victim Was Strangled Other Theories in Green Bay Case Are Rejected Wisconsin State Journal 2/25/2005

The conclusion of the independent investigation The Chippewa Herald 2/25/2005

A Question of Murder 48 Hours 3/15/2005

Murder Case Gets a 2nd Day in Court Supreme Court Justices Want to Hear More About Maloney’s Trial Wisconsin State Journal 6/11/2005

The Maloney Case So Far Wisconsin State Journal 11/7/2005

Justices Focus on Prosecutor’s Conduct Wisconsin State Journal 11/10/2005

State of Wisconsin v. John R. Maloney Supreme Court of Wisconsin 2/10/2006

High Court Denies Maloney New Trial the Green Bay Detective was Convicted in 1999 of Strangling his Estranged Wife Wisconsin State Journal 2/11/2006

Pardon Hearing for Maloney Rejected the Former Police Detective Hoped to Argue his Wife’s Death was an Accident Wisconsin State Journal 7/15/2006

Maloney Murder Case Back Before High Court a Justice Advocate Says False Testimony Helped Convict the Arson Detective From Green Bay Wisconsin State Journal 9/20/2006

Former Winnebago County DA sentenced to 2 years La Crosse Tribune 9/25/2006

Court Rejects Maloney Petition Wisconsin State Journal 10/14/2006

Expert Doubts His Murder Ruling in Green Bay Arson Case Wisconsin State Journal 1/21/2007

Evidence in Maloney Case is Requested Records of an Arson Test from a 1999 Murder Case Wisconsin State Journal 6/5/2007

Ex-DA Paulus Released From Prison WTAQ 11/9/2010

Ex-cop maintains innocence Wisconsin State Journal 5/18/2011