Nancy Bishop Langert was 25 years old when she and husband Richard Langert, 28, were shot dead in their Illinois home. They were coming home from dinner that night on April 7, 1990, when an intruder ambushed them inside. The next day, Nancy’s father discovered their bodies in the basement. Richard had been shot in the neck, Nancy shot twice in the torso (she was three month pregnant). Nothing was taken from the house. Nancy’s sister, Jeanne Bishop, a public defender, tells 48 Hours, “It was a crime meant to be seen as an assassination.” David Biro, a 16-year-old high school student, was found guilty of the murders but he never said why he did it.
Twenty-three years after the murders, Biro wrote a 15-page letter, a confession to the murders, to Nancy’s sister Jeanne Bishop. Since then, Jeanne has been visiting Biro almost every other month at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois about two hours away from her home. Jeanne says “I can’t close him off. He is part of this story.” She belives Biro deserves a second chance. Bishop’s mother Joyce and her other sister, Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, are skeptical. The Bishop sisters will be interviewed on CBS’ 48 Hours on November 28 at 10pm.
Jeanne Bishop is the author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer