Murder, fraud, $2.2 million somewhere 

Son seeks restitution; not our problem, say Arkansas kin.

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As for Norman Butler, his son reports that he has adjusted well to the assisted-care facility. "I don't think he remembers Shea," Doug Butler says. "He did not move his computer, so he did not have the ability to try to e-mail her anymore. And now that he hasn't for three or four months, I think she's completely gone from his mind."


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    Shea Saenger, a woman convicted of second-degree murder in Arkansas before later stealing millions from a man suffering from dementia, has been sentenced by a Washington State federal court to 46 months in prison and three years supervised release and ordered to pay $2,161,000 in restitution for mail fraud. /more/
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    August 10, 2011
    The Times' Aug. 3 cover story about the conning of a man with dementia by a woman who posed as a widow and was later convicted of mail fraud, has an update. /more/
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    August 9, 2011
    U.S. attorneys have asked a federal court in Seattle to issue a restraining order to freeze the assets of Mark and Rosemary Lumpkin of Ratio, Ark., relatives of Shea Saenger, “to prohibit transfer or disposal of the assets the Lumpkins purchased using the approximately $1,121,000 of proceeds from [Shea] Saenger’s mail fraud scheme.” /more/
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  • Another Arkansan in Washington UPDATE

    December 26, 2010
    The e-mail today brings a link to a cautionary tale from the state of Washington. /more/
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