GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Too much time passed between Janet Chandler's murder and thefiling of a civil lawsuit by her parents against a security firmwho employed the men who killed her, Judge Janet Neff ruled Tuesday in dismissing thesuit.
Janet Chandler was gang raped and brutallymurdered in 1979. But it wasn't until 2006 that the perpetratorswere brought to trial. Robert Lynch, Carl Paiva, Freddie Parker, Tony Williams andBubba Nelson were eventually convicted of the slaying.They worked as guards for the Wackenhut Corporation and were in Holland at that time providing security during aplant strike.
Laurie Swank was also convicted in the case,though she did not work for Wackenhut.
James and Glenna Chandler filed
But Neff ruled the statute of limitations expired in 1982, threeyears after Janet Chandler was killed.
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