Retired Suffolk detective convinced of Tankleff's guilt


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July 2, 2008

Regardless of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's opinion that there is not enough evidence to prove that Martin Tankleff murdered his parents - and some evidence that somebody else did - K. James McCready is as confident today as he ever was that he got the right man.

"I've made mistakes ... [but] I didn't make any mistakes in this case," said McCready, 60, the retired Suffolk homicide detective who led the original investigation into the deaths in 1988 of Seymour and Arlene Tankleff and took the controversial confession from Tankleff that helped convict him. "He killed his parents, and he's going to have to live with that for the rest of his life."

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