Court Hears Mother-Killing Case

From Associated Press

A Justice Court preliminary hearing started Monday for a San Diego man accused of killing his mother, found shot to death in her car in a local casino parking lot nearly 10 years ago.

Timothy Michael McClure, 31, charged in the death of Terri McClure, was arrested in September after a probe into clues provided after the case was aired on the “Unsolved Mysteries” television show.

Ironically, McClure had contacted the television show in the hope that a viewer could back up his alibi, host Robert Stack had said when the show was aired.


Sheriff Paul McGrath said his office was told by the show’s producer that McClure wanted to do the show, and investigators worked with the producer to get more information in what had become the oldest unsolved murder in recent Carson City history.

McClure has claimed he was with his new wife at a Lake Tahoe casino during the period in which authorities believe the murder occurred.

Detectives dispute McClure’s alibi and say that he canceled his mother’s credit cards two days after her death and before her body was discovered.