After being released from prison she was arrested again for lying to the FBI. During her wait for trial on her lying to the FBI she became pregnant and gave birth. According to news articles she became upset when her attorney told the court she had recently given birth, but I wonder where those tears were when Lin's son was left without a father because of her actions.
Melissa was the girlfriend of John Butler in July 1998 when Dan Shersty and Lin Newborn were lured out to the desert and ambushed by a group of people. Arrested for the murders to date, John Butler, Melissa Hack, Ross Hack, and Leland Jones. From the media release from the FBI there are some that haven't been named.
Melissa Hack is thought to be one of the girls that set up a date with Lin Newborn and Daniel Shersty for a party and then took them to the location where she knew her brother, ex boyfriend, Leland Jones, and others were waiting for them. It is believed that she knew that they were going to open fire on the two men and she watched as they both died.
Ross Hack, after the murders, left the country and spent some years over seas to prevent an investigation into his participation into the murders. Upon his return, it's believed that he and his sister, Melissa Hack, planned a skinhead concert called Unity Fest where another man was attacked. That was the same rally that revoked Melissa Hack's parole and sent her back to prison.
Ross, after the rally, was arrested and charged with passport fraud and sent to federal prison for three years. He was on the verge of being released when indictments stopped that from happening.
John Butler was arrested not long after the murders and received death. That was later overturned and he was given life without parole. He is serving his sentence at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Nevada.
Leland Jones has never been arrested until his arrest for the murders. According to the media release from the FBI Leland was only 17 years old at the time of the murders. The death penalty can't be sought in his trial.
All three that are arrested to date could face life in prison and Ross and Melissa Hack could face death in their part in the horrible murders.
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