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Woman opens up to magazine about killer parents

Woman Opens Up To People Magazine About Killer Parents

Back in September, a Missouri woman named Erica Hayes was shocked when, within the same month, both her mother and stepfather were charged with killing their former spouses.

'Good Morning America' has the story of how Hayes has now opened up to People magazine and recalled the day her stepfather, Gerald confided in her that he was a murderer.

'She said he asked her 'what difference would it make if you knew?' And she said if she knew it would give her peace.'

Hayes told People Magazine she sees the entire scenario as quote 'a warped love story.'

So, what happened? KSPR reports both murders took place more than 30 years ago.

In 1974, Alice Uden was married to Ronald Holtz, and prosecutors say she killed him while he was sleeping. Authorities believe she then dumped his body in a Wyoming mine. His remains were discovered in August 2013. She has pleaded not guilty, claiming her husband was abusive, and is awaiting trial.

While investigating Alice, police decided to bring her husband Gerald in for questioning. His ex-wife Virginia and his two stepsons had gone missing in 1980, and their bodies had never been found.

According to CNN, 71-year-old Gerald Uden was charged with killing all three, despite the fact their bodies still have not been recovered. According to court documents, Gerald confessed he shot them with a rifle Virginia had bought to use while bird hunting.

After being extradited back to Wyoming, Gerald pleaded guilty in November.

His reason for killing? County 10 says Gerald told the judge Virginia was getting in the way of his new relationship. He will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Hayes' full interview in People will be on newsstands Friday, Jan. 24th.


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tortugatommie January 23 2014 at 5:16 AM

Evil is not love.

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obannerc January 23 2014 at 11:39 AM

How unbelievable???

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chckpope January 23 2014 at 9:13 AM

Now that is sick, how do you justify killing the ex's to live happily ever after. Neither of them thought that was a BAD idea?

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auquasea January 23 2014 at 9:49 AM

There sure are some wack-a-doodle responses to this article.

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bbdr1975 January 23 2014 at 11:50 AM

This story is ridiculous! They both made it this far. What difference does it make if they jail them or not? Now we will suffer as much as their spouses by paying for their retention in the judicial system. What should be done? This is where the Death Penalty should be used. An eye for an eye....no taxpayer misuse of funds there. Clean and simple.

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Katrina bbdr1975 January 23 2014 at 1:40 PM

You honestly believe that the we, by funding their "retention in the judicial system", will suffer as much as their spouses? Their *murdered* spouses? Wow, that's pretty intense.

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Katrina Katrina January 23 2014 at 1:41 PM

*that we- not "that the we". Now I look like an ass for not proof-reading!

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peg2584 bbdr1975 January 23 2014 at 5:18 PM

So you believe that "we" will suffer as much as the spouse's and children they killed? Just because the state is going to put them on trial and send them to jail? You, bbdr1975, are a "more on" (spelled incorrectly to get through the sensors).

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anteekazoid January 23 2014 at 1:27 PM

Touching love story. : I

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Tim and Marnie January 23 2014 at 5:03 PM

How horrible these two really are. They should be put away. I only hope he tells where the three bodies are so there is closure.

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INGLEWOODMYERS January 23 2014 at 9:20 AM

The city of Fremont,Nebr.there is tires,mattreses,chairs,garbage blowing around everywhere.Go by Hormels,look in the fields ,I hate this,They should be made to pickup around our once KEEP FREMONT BEUTIFUL. Also drive through Empire City, very scary

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tonyjuicey1 January 23 2014 at 8:09 AM

That is the true definition of " THUG". Now you know what a thug is on both sides of the gender.

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Lovemykids January 23 2014 at 9:25 AM

LOL,I just can't stop laughing !

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Hello Joe Lovemykids January 23 2014 at 11:03 AM

What's funny?

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obannerc Lovemykids January 23 2014 at 11:44 AM

This is no laughing matter. It is an unbelievable moment.

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