In October, 2007, Mechele Linehan, wife of Dr. Colin Linehan a family practitioner in Olympia, WA, was convicted of premeditated murder for a million-dollar insurance policy payout. Kent Leppink’s case, a fisherman in Alaska and the murder victim, reached national attention being featured on the CBS documentary show, 48 Hours Mystery.
In 1996, Leppink met Mechele Linehan at a stripclub, the Great Alaska Bush Company, where she worked as a nude dancer. Initially, a forensic psychologist testified of her community involvement and vegetarianism which worked in Linehan’s favor of not being a suspect. However, Leppink’s letter to his parents stated his fear of being murdered and naming those who would be involved, Linehan was one of them.
Mechele Linehan was given a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration and has one daughter, Audrey Linehan.
According to Vitals.com, highly rated Dr. Colin Linehan completed Tulane University School of Mdicine and is affiliated with Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.