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September 16, 1992 | By David Lee Preston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expressing remorse and contending that he and his wife had never intended to harm their victim, Arthur Dixon Seale pleaded guilty yesterday to kidnapping and killing Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso in an unsuccessful attempt to extort $18.5 million from the company. A week after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy and extortion charges, Seale told Superior Court Judge Reginald Stanton that he was "truly sorry for everything that happened. " His attorney said afterward that Seale "wants the world to know that he is not a monster.
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July 7, 1992 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Arthur Seale was charged with murder yesterday in connection with the kidnapping death of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. Morris County Prosecutor W. Michael Murphy Jr. said his office was prepared to prove that Reso, 57, died "as a result of the conditions of his captivity. " These would include, Murphy said, infection as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted by Seale and suffocation and hypothermia caused by the setting in which Reso was held. Murphy said his office was awaiting a final autopsy report.
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July 1, 1992 | By George Anastasia and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writers Maureen Graham and Edward C. Colimore contributed to this article
Irene J. Seale, who less than two weeks ago was mouthing "I love you" in court to her husband, Arthur, pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to testify against him in the kidnapping death of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. Irene Seale, who on Saturday directed federal authorities to a shallow tick-infested grave in the New Jersey Pinelands where Reso had been buried, admitted her guilt in a plea bargain made public at a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Garrett E. Brown. She could face a maximum 40-year prison sentence and up to $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to extortion and conspiracy.
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April 8, 1994 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court yesterday threw out fines totaling $2.25 million imposed on Arthur and Irene Seale, the North Jersey couple who pleaded guilty in the 1992 kidnap and killing of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. The unanimous opinion, by Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, held that U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr. erred when he exceeded the fines recommended under the federal sentencing guidelines to ensure that neither of the Seales ever profited from book or movie deals.
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December 1, 1992 | By Chris Conway, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Arthur Seale, who kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso and imprisoned him in a coffin-like wooden box where he died four days later, was sentenced yesterday to 95 years in federal prison and a life term in state prison. In imposing the maximum sentence of 95 years without parole, U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr. told an impassive Seale, 45, that he would "die in captivity - though not in the same inhumane captivity" as his victim. "My intent is that you never go free," Brown said.
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February 12, 1993 | Daily News wire services
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. SERGEANT ADMITS SEXUAL ASSAULT An Army sergeant charged with sexual assault admits in a sworn confession that he forced a woman reservist during the Gulf War to perform oral sex on him. In the confession, reserve Sgt. David Martinez described the forcible act with Jacqueline Ortiz and says he lied when he alleged the two had a prior sexual relationship. The confession initially was ruled inadmissible, but the trial judge's decision was overturned on appeal.
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January 23, 1993 | By Richard Burke, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Irene J. Seale, who faces sentencing Monday in the fatal kidnapping of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso, has asked a federal judge for leniency, saying she was a battered wife whose husband coerced her into committing the crime. In more than 25 years of marriage, Seale contended in court documents, her husband, Arthur, slapped, beat, bit, choked and smothered her - and tried to "drown her and the children by holding them under water even when they struggled. " Irene Seale, whose husband has already been sentenced to life for Reso's death last May, contends that she, too, was a "victim" in the case, according to a document filed last week by federal prosecutors.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | By George Anastasia, David Lee Preston and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writers Dwight Ott, Edward Colimore and Maureen Graham contributed to this article
They had a luxurious waterfront home in South Carolina, then a trendy townhouse on the edge of a golf course in Colorado. They had a 38-foot sailboat, two Mercedes Benz automobiles and private schools for their son and daughter. Arthur and Irene Seale, both sandy-haired blonds with athletic good looks, appeared to be a perfect fit in Hilton Head and Vail, playgrounds for the rich and famous - and those who wanted to be. The former New Jersey police officer and his high school-sweetheart wife were, as one FBI agent put it, "the ultimate Yuppies.
NEWS
August 1, 1993 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gary Lee fell just $50 short of getting the car he predicted would have brought him a big payoff. The Jersey City man was outbid yesterday by another man, who paid $3,750 for the white 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo used by a couple who kidnapped and murdered Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso last year. Lee wanted the most notorious of the 51 cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and vans auctioned off by Morris County. He drove to the auction in an El Dorado that had been involved in another murder, but he was not interested in starting a collection.
NEWS
June 28, 1992 | By David Lee Preston and Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Staff writer Karen E. Quinones Miller, correspondent William H. Sokolic and Inquirer wire services contributed to this article
Eight weeks after a top Exxon executive disappeared at the end of his driveway, a corpse believed to be his body was dug up yesterday in South Jersey's Pine Barrens, the FBI said last night. The FBI said that it believed the body was that of Sidney J. Reso, president of Exxon International, but that positive identification was not expected until today. New Jersey State Police said the body was dug up yesterday afternoon off the Garden State Parkway in Bass River Township, Burlington County, a sparsely populated community patrolled by the state police because it has no local police force.
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April 8, 1994 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court yesterday threw out fines totaling $2.25 million imposed on Arthur and Irene Seale, the North Jersey couple who pleaded guilty in the 1992 kidnap and killing of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. The unanimous opinion, by Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, held that U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr. erred when he exceeded the fines recommended under the federal sentencing guidelines to ensure that neither of the Seales ever profited from book or movie deals.
NEWS
August 1, 1993 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gary Lee fell just $50 short of getting the car he predicted would have brought him a big payoff. The Jersey City man was outbid yesterday by another man, who paid $3,750 for the white 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo used by a couple who kidnapped and murdered Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso last year. Lee wanted the most notorious of the 51 cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and vans auctioned off by Morris County. He drove to the auction in an El Dorado that had been involved in another murder, but he was not interested in starting a collection.
NEWS
February 12, 1993 | Daily News wire services
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. SERGEANT ADMITS SEXUAL ASSAULT An Army sergeant charged with sexual assault admits in a sworn confession that he forced a woman reservist during the Gulf War to perform oral sex on him. In the confession, reserve Sgt. David Martinez described the forcible act with Jacqueline Ortiz and says he lied when he alleged the two had a prior sexual relationship. The confession initially was ruled inadmissible, but the trial judge's decision was overturned on appeal.
NEWS
January 23, 1993 | By Richard Burke, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Irene J. Seale, who faces sentencing Monday in the fatal kidnapping of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso, has asked a federal judge for leniency, saying she was a battered wife whose husband coerced her into committing the crime. In more than 25 years of marriage, Seale contended in court documents, her husband, Arthur, slapped, beat, bit, choked and smothered her - and tried to "drown her and the children by holding them under water even when they struggled. " Irene Seale, whose husband has already been sentenced to life for Reso's death last May, contends that she, too, was a "victim" in the case, according to a document filed last week by federal prosecutors.
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | By Chris Conway, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Arthur Seale, who kidnapped Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso and imprisoned him in a coffin-like wooden box where he died four days later, was sentenced yesterday to 95 years in federal prison and a life term in state prison. In imposing the maximum sentence of 95 years without parole, U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown Jr. told an impassive Seale, 45, that he would "die in captivity - though not in the same inhumane captivity" as his victim. "My intent is that you never go free," Brown said.
NEWS
September 16, 1992 | By David Lee Preston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Expressing remorse and contending that he and his wife had never intended to harm their victim, Arthur Dixon Seale pleaded guilty yesterday to kidnapping and killing Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso in an unsuccessful attempt to extort $18.5 million from the company. A week after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy and extortion charges, Seale told Superior Court Judge Reginald Stanton that he was "truly sorry for everything that happened. " His attorney said afterward that Seale "wants the world to know that he is not a monster.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Arthur Seale was charged with murder yesterday in connection with the kidnapping death of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. Morris County Prosecutor W. Michael Murphy Jr. said his office was prepared to prove that Reso, 57, died "as a result of the conditions of his captivity. " These would include, Murphy said, infection as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted by Seale and suffocation and hypothermia caused by the setting in which Reso was held. Murphy said his office was awaiting a final autopsy report.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | By George Anastasia, David Lee Preston and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writers Dwight Ott, Edward Colimore and Maureen Graham contributed to this article
They had a luxurious waterfront home in South Carolina, then a trendy townhouse on the edge of a golf course in Colorado. They had a 38-foot sailboat, two Mercedes Benz automobiles and private schools for their son and daughter. Arthur and Irene Seale, both sandy-haired blonds with athletic good looks, appeared to be a perfect fit in Hilton Head and Vail, playgrounds for the rich and famous - and those who wanted to be. The former New Jersey police officer and his high school-sweetheart wife were, as one FBI agent put it, "the ultimate Yuppies.
NEWS
July 1, 1992 | By George Anastasia and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writers Maureen Graham and Edward C. Colimore contributed to this article
Irene J. Seale, who less than two weeks ago was mouthing "I love you" in court to her husband, Arthur, pleaded guilty yesterday and agreed to testify against him in the kidnapping death of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso. Irene Seale, who on Saturday directed federal authorities to a shallow tick-infested grave in the New Jersey Pinelands where Reso had been buried, admitted her guilt in a plea bargain made public at a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Garrett E. Brown. She could face a maximum 40-year prison sentence and up to $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to extortion and conspiracy.
NEWS
June 28, 1992 | By David Lee Preston and Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Staff writer Karen E. Quinones Miller, correspondent William H. Sokolic and Inquirer wire services contributed to this article
Eight weeks after a top Exxon executive disappeared at the end of his driveway, a corpse believed to be his body was dug up yesterday in South Jersey's Pine Barrens, the FBI said last night. The FBI said that it believed the body was that of Sidney J. Reso, president of Exxon International, but that positive identification was not expected until today. New Jersey State Police said the body was dug up yesterday afternoon off the Garden State Parkway in Bass River Township, Burlington County, a sparsely populated community patrolled by the state police because it has no local police force.
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