Friday, December 12, 2003
'Dateline NBC' To Look at Hossencofft Case
Journal Staff Report
Tonight's hourlong episode of "Dateline NBC" will be devoted to the retelling of the disappearance of Girly Chew Hossencofft and the subsequent court trials.
The program, which airs at 7 p.m. on KOB-TV, Channel 4, is a collaboration with Court TV.
It covers the police investigation into the 1999 disappearance of Girly Chew Hossencofft, and the cases built by the District Attorney's Office against the three people charged in connection with her disappearance and death.
The body of Girly Chew Hossencofft was never found, but a tarp, a blouse, a pair of shorts, duct tape and other items with her DNA on them were located on N.M. 60 near Magdalena.
Diazien Hossencofft pleaded no contest to murder, kidnapping and other charges. He is serving a life sentence in a Wyoming prison.
His girlfriend, Linda Henning, was convicted of murder and kidnapping. She was sentenced to 731/2 years in prison.
A third person, Bill Miller, was charged with evidence tampering and was released from jail after being held for five years.
Although Miller was accused of helping the other defendants kidnap and kill Girly Chew Hossencofft in 1999, he was never indicted in three grand jury trials on charges connecting him to the murder.