Tony L. Putman, 18, may be unparalleled in his cruelty if the account by police is accurate. Kansas City police say that Putman confessed in the beating of a 93-year-old man and the rape of his 84-year-old wife.
The husband came home to discover Putman allegedly ransacking the house. Police say Putman savagely beat the 93-year-old and then bound him by with belts. The wife then came home from the bank and went upstairs after hearing her husband’s moaning. Putman then allegedly stole $400 that she got from the bank and proceeded to rape the 84-year-old woman.
Police received a description of the vehicle and later pulled over at least three other people with Putman. They say that Putman immediately confessed that he was the only one responsible for the crimes.
That does not leave much for defense counsel after Putman was given Miranda before his statement. Even without that statement, police say that Putnam cut his hand at the scene and that they have DNA evidence.