Police psychologists pulled the same trick on Tom, insisting that he had been involved but had probably repressed the memory. Eventually he too confessed, but he wasn't type B either. Undeterred, police looked into other friends of Taylor and White, found one with an intellectual disability, and got her to "recover" her "repressed memory" of her crime ... BUT SHE ALSO DIDN'T HAVE f*****g TYPE B BLOOD. Determined to keep adding perps until they satisfied all of the criteria, they pushed her to recall a fifth collaborator if she slept on it. She slept and dreamed her husband's friend James had been with them. Arrest his ass!
Unsurprisingly, if you've been following along, police also got this fifth suspect to confess, and when he ALSO had the wrong f*****g blood, they got him to sleep on it. And in dreams, he pictured another collaborator, Kathy Gonzalez. Police arrested her next, and with number six, they'd finally found blood that was type B. Five of these suspects pleaded guilty. Only White went to trial, and he didn't stand much of a chance, what with five of his alleged collaborators testifying that he'd done it. And yet every one of the "Beatrice Six" was completely innocent, each the victim of the utterly bullshit science of recovered memories.
In 2008, actual science (DNA testing) determined that a single person had committed the crime, and he wasn't any of the six. It was a neighbor of the victim who'd himself died 16 years ago. All six were released, and the courts awarded them a settlement so big that it was three times the county's annual budget. And honestly, that still seems a little cheap.