What to know about the strange theft

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By journalsofus.com


Ruby slippers once worn by Judy Garland in the "The Wizard of Oz," They are shown at a news conference on September 4, 2018, at the FBI office in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  A second man has been charged in connection with the 2005 theft of a pair of ruby ​​slippers, according to an indictment unsealed Sunday.  , March 17, 2024.

Almost 20 years after the initial robbery, the case of the infamous Theft of the ruby ​​red slippers from the “Wizard of Oz” of the Judy Garland Museum continues to develop.

The original man accused of the robbery, a sick mobster named Terry Jon MartinHe was finally sentenced in January of this year, while a second man was accused just this month of being involved in the crime.

Martin, 76, recently received a sentence that allowed him to skip prison time due to his poor health. Martin confessed in October 2023 to stealing the shoes from the museum in the actress’ hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in 2005. He was charged with theft of an important work of art.

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