On October 6th, 1989, brothers Joe and Shannon Agofsky kidnapped State Bank of Noel (Missouri) manager Dan Short, 51, from his home in Sulphur Springs, AR. The two drove Short to the bank in Noel, where they forced him to open the safe and relieve the bank of $70,000. Following the theft, the two drove to northeast Oklahoma, where they duct-taped Short to a chair weighted with a concrete cinder block and a chain hoist. The two then threw the banker off of the Cowskin Bridge into Grand Lake. Alive.
Following a two year delay due to legal wrangling and a succession of lawyers, a jury convicted Shannon Agofsky of bank robbery, kidnapping, and murder. He was sentenced to two life terms in prison. His brother Joseph Agofsky was convicted of bank robbery and also sentenced to life, although the jury deadlocked on the verdict for his role in the killing.
On January 5th, 2001, Shannon Agofsky beat and stomped another inmate to death at a prison in Beaumont, TX. He is awaiting execution for this murder at the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Joseph Agofsky is currently incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex in El Reno, Oklahoma.
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