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 Megan Nicole Kanka

Megan Nicole Kanka

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1994 (aged 7)
Hamilton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6240887 · View Source
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Murder Victim. She was murdered by a neighbor, Jesse Timmendequas and it was later discovered that he had been released from prison after having served time for child molestation. "Megan's Law", the sex offender's law that now requires convicted sex offenders to register with the local authorities when they move into an area, was named for her. It was made into a Federal Law and is now enforced in all 50 states. Megan's killer was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison without possibility of parole when New Jersey abolished the death penalty in 2007.

Bio by: Tim Crutchfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 6 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6240887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Megan Nicole Kanka (7 Dec 1986–29 Jul 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6240887, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .