In July of 1982, 37-year-old Robert Beckowitz was watching The Benny Slope Show with his girlfriend James Edward Glover and her 21-year-old former sweetheart Jeannine Lynn Clark in their loft in Detroit. Glover excused himself from watching the program to get one of his weapons, and when he returned, he shot Beckowitz in the back of the head with a 45-caliber handgun before stabbing him 83 times.
Clark called the police and confessed to everything. She and Glover took pictures of themselves posing with Beckowitz’s dismembered body, which are disturbingly graphic. The pair even cut up the dead man’s chest into 14 pieces and hid them in their apartment in plastic bags.
After being found mentally competent to stand preliminary, Glover pleaded guilty to second degree murder, crime utilization of a gun, and mutilation of a corpse in exchange for a promise that he wouldn’t face life in prison. He was sentenced to 30 to 50 years in prison, while Clark got six years.
During her time behind bars, Clark used her incarcerated freedom to write fraudulent federal income tax returns for herself and others, using fictitious information to increase the amount of money they claimed on their false return. In addition, she recruited individuals into the scheme, obtaining personally identifiable information from them and helping them complete the returns.