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Susan Kay Bolender Hamwi
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1945
Death: Nov. 8, 1983
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA

In November 1983, Susan Hamwi was found murdered in her Fort Lauderdale home. . As a result, her infant daughter, Shane Hamwi, was left unattended for several days, and she died from dehydration. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Paul Hamwi, the victim's ex-husband, had a "motive for the murders," but the investigation focused on John Gordon Purvis, a neighbor of the victims. Purvis was a mentally disabled adult, diagnosed as a non-violent schizophrenic. There was no evidence to convict him but the jurors were not convinced of Johnny's innocence and declared him guilty. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent 9 years in prison before his conviction was set aside in 1993. In 1994 Paul Hamwi and Paul Serio were convicted of murdering Susan Hamwi and are serving life in prison. Hamwi paid Robert Beckett and Serio $14,000 to kill his wife to get out of paying $180,000 divorce settlement. Beckett was granted immunity after agreeing to cooperate in the investigation. (Taken from various internet reports) 
 
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  Shane Kay Hamwi (1982 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Susan is the mother of Shane. Susan was murdered and her precious daughter, Shane died from dehydration as a result of not being attended when her mother lay dead in their home.
 
Burial:
Serenity Gardens Memorial Park
Largo
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Pam Ricco
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72664425
Susan Kay <i>Bolender</i> Hamwi
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Susan Kay <i>Bolender</i> Hamwi
Added by: Pam Ricco
 
Susan Kay <i>Bolender</i> Hamwi
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RIP you 2 beautiful Angels! I'm so sorry you met a man who didn't deserve precious gems like you two, his will suffer in this life and the next God Willing.
- Mark Butler
 Added: May. 16, 2017

- BellaBoo
 Added: Apr. 23, 2017

- Kindredspirit
 Added: Mar. 24, 2017
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