COLD CASE: Daughter Questions Timing Of Mother’s Arrest

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The unusual timing of an arrest in a murder cold case has some questioning whether its justice or publicity that’s being sought after.

The daughter of the woman arrested for a 31-year-old double murder says her mother is behind bars to boost the ratings of a television show.

On Monday, Theresa Supino was charged with the 1983 murders of her estranged husband and his girlfriend.  But on Wednesday, Supino’s daughter said she questions the timing and the reasoning behind the arrests.

Casey Supino said she’s grown up hearing the rumors that her mom, Theresa or Terri Supino, killed her father and his girlfriend.  The pair was killed in March of 1983.

When her mom was arrested for the crime this week, 31-years to the day after the murders, Casey said she wanted proof.  She read the criminal complaint looking for the answers and says they just aren’t there.

“It’s not giving me those answers.  It’s not telling me that my mom’s a murderer,” said Casey Supino.

Some of the new information in the statement says Terri Supino allegedly told a co-worker in 2001 that ‘me and my brother killed someone’.  But Casey says that shouldn’t be enough for an arrest.

“I’ve come into this with an open mind from the beginning.  I’ve had people telling me my whole life that my mom’s a murderer,” she said.

“I’ve struggled with this my entire life.  You have to prove to me that she’s a murderer and I’ll accept that,” she said.

The criminal complaint does not address that prior to the arrest, the TNT series “Cold Justice” was in town to investigate the crime.  A press conference was held when Supino was arrested, on the 31-year anniversary of the crime, despite the warrant being signed three days earlier on Feb. 28.

Casey said she thinks her mother’s arrest is more about television ratings than justice.

“Even if they did it the day they had, the warrant still would have gotten attention.  But not quite the flair you’re looking for,” Casey said.


  • William Denison

    She did it. Theres no dought in many minds. I knew she it did the very first time I read the story years ago. It was a crime of passion and jealousy by a young mother left with two kids after their father runs off with a pretty younger girl. It was a crime of much rage. The bottom line is that she still got over 30 years of freedom due in large part to Jasper Co law enforcement.

  • HippieMom

    Reblogged this on Ink & Earth and commented:
    Talk around town has been that Theresa committed this crime. She got a lot more freedom than deserved, and I hope justice can finally be served for this obvious crime of passion.

  • Eric

    I hung out with this woman and her kids Terri was a buck 15 if that but she was able to beat two people to death come on now really, people. OK if her brother helpped why is he not in jail? Better yet why not wait til court to prove her guilty!

  • vanessaz

    She can love her mom all she wants doesn’t change the fact that supino is
    Guilty as hell and TNT dont need help with ratings you need counseling n anyone else whose in denial about who did this. I hope justice is served against this vile monster

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