Why is Fred Tokars in the witness protection program?

“One of the reasons Fred said he did this was to leave a good legacy for his children,” said Noel Levy, an ex-Marine and retired Arizona prosecutor who, with Tokars as his star witness, convicted a man named Robert Ortloff in 2008, for the 1984 murder of a young woman. “He was critical to the prosecution,” said Levy.

Who represented Fred Tokars?

Tokars’ attorney, Jerry Froelich, tells the Journal-Constitution that Tokars suffered from a neurological disease that had destroyed his body. “He hadn’t walked in 10 years,” Froelich told the paper, adding that he had suffered from a fever for several days before his death.

Can prisoners get witness protection?

To protect witnesses serving a prison sentence, the federal government has created witness protection units within federal prisons. Those criminals who are themselves witnesses to a crime, and might be harmed by other prisoners to either prevent them from speaking out, or for revenge.

What does PC mean in jail?

A “PC unit” is any group of inmates segregated from the general prison population for their safety. Prisoners who feel physically threatened by other inmates can request protective custody at any time.

Who murdered Sara Tokars?

Curtis Rower
Sara was kidnapped along with her young sons from their East Marietta home after returning from a family Thanksgiving trip to Florida. The gunman, Curtis Rower, killed her with a point blank shotgun blast to the head in front of sons Ricky, 6, and Mike, 4.

How old is Fred Tokars?

Fred Tokars was later charged with murder for ordering the hit. Tokars died in prison last week at age 67 after spending a decade in a wheelchair due to a neurological disease.

Are there special prisons for cops?

No, there are not special prisons for former law enforcement officers or anyone else that may be in the same situation; what they have is protective custody, where inmates are placed due to the nature of their charges, the notoriety of the case, their former vocation, family affiliations and the like.