Lawrence DeLisle Grants First In-Depth Interview Since Driving Kids Into The Detroit River; Blames CarHe says, for the first time, he didn't intentionally kill his children. It was the fault of the car, he says, laying out an elaborate description of the things that he said went wrong with his elderly station wagon that night.
EXCLUSIVE: Lawrence DeLisle Claims Innocence 25 Years After The Detroit River Drowning Of His KidsThe 25th anniversary of that tragic day -- and DeLisle's own words for the first time -- are the focus of a special report today on WWJ 950 and CBS Detroit, along with stories from the eyewitness, police, the judge, investigators and attorneys.
The Story Of Lawrence DeLisle And That Deadly Night His Children Drowned In The Detroit RiverIn a letter to WWJ, he writes he still grieves the death of his children.
'Nosey' Neighbor Who Witnessed DeLisle Crash Can't Forget The Sight Of Little Boy's Knees, Limp, In The Arms Of A Diver"I remember how cute little boy's knees are and I saw his legs hanging there, just limp," Lake said.
Veteran Investigator Says Questions Remain About Fairness Of Trial, Says DeLisle Should Go FreeFive members of the jury said they were aware DeLisle had confessed even though the confession had been tossed out before trial, Mitzelfeld said.
Cop Recalls Devastating Night DeLisle's Children Drowned And then there's this: "I have moments where I say 'Well, maybe, and this is just me talking, maybe it was an accident.' But you know you start thinking and putting it together, when he told me about the gas pedal, the cramp, that's manufactured, and I believe it he did it on purpose."
Defense Attorney: Police Gave DeLisle Nervous Breakdown, Forced A False Confession"They broke him down, essentially, and gave him what you could call a nervous breakdown by those interrogation techniques," Eaman said.
Roberta Jasina On The DeLisle Case 25 Years Later: Did The Jury Get It Right?Covering the DeLisle case was one of my first major assignments at WWJ. The story sickened me. I was a brand new mom, with an eight month old son at home. I had a million disturbing questions.
AP Report From Aug. 1, 1990: DeLisle Gets Five Life Terms In Drownings Of His Children''I don't know if the defendant is guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted,'' the judge said.