COLD CASE: Victim’s Wife Charged In 1983 Murders

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says the estranged wife of one of the victims of the 1983 Copper Dollar Ranch murders has been arrested and charged in the case.

Terri Supino was married to 20-year-old Steven Fisher though they were separated. Fisher and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Melisa Gregory were found dead on March 3rd, 1983 at the ranch were Fisher worked in Jasper County.

In a 2011 interview, then-Jasper County Sheriff Mike Balmer, told Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbeck officials originally thought the two had been shot in the head because there was so much blood.

2_mug_gregory_melisa_fisher_steven“I think that’s the original reason it came out as a gunshot case ‘til we go there and actually looked at the scene and realized…these people had been bludgeoned to death.”

Supino, now 53-years-old, was arrested at her Altoona home Monday. She is charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Watch Aaron Brilbeck's 2011 Cold Case story on the murders:

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  • judy

    By the amount if blood they couldnt really see the wounds. SO they assumed it was gun shots. BUT then the Autopsy gave them the correct method and they cleared it up. 31 one years ago we didnt even have 1/10th of the DNA we have now nor 1/10 of bing sure how someone really died. I would trust them. They made a guess by what the scene looked like. BFD

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