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The law finally catches up with Tom and Gramby Hanley after murder of Culinary boss

September 17, 2022

Last of four parts. Authorities located Tom and Gramby Hanley on the lam in a Phoenix apartment. In late March 1977, both agreed to give up once police issued warrants for their arrest. The state warrants came in mid-April, followed by federal warrants, on kidnapping and murder charges. However, the Hanleys reneged and failed to surrender. Wendy Hanley, 21, walks in the Clark County Courthouse in April 1978 for a hearing where she pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor in helping Tom Hanley hide items taken from Al Bramlet’s body in 1977. The mother of Hanley’s daughter received one year of probation. ...

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