Extradition is underway by Gwinnett County authorities after a man wanted in connection with a Duluth murder is arrested for the second time in New Mexico.
Robert Sandman was arrested Monday by Albuquerque Police conducting a drug raid and is being held for Duluth Police on charges he stole Donald Singer’s 1988 Porsche.
Singer was found dead in his Duluth home in March and family members discovered his prized vehicle was missing. So far he is not been charged in the murder, but detectives want to question him.
Singer’s daughter Jessica Black is frustrated that Sandman was released in May after he was never picked up by authorities here. Duluth Police did not discover the error until July.
“Yes it was a mistake, but unfortunately somebody needs to take ownership for that and I feel like nobody has taken ownership for that,” she says.
Black also feels her family has been kept in the dark about the investigation of her father’s murder. She learned of Sandman’s second arrest through a friend who saw it in news reports.
“We need to know what is going on, you know, we lost our father,” she says.
It was Black who discovered her father’s body in the garage of his home wrapped in blankets and towels with a ladder placed on top. Bleach had also been poured throughout the garage. His cause of death was undetermined.
Sandman was sent to prison in March 2012 for stalking an ex-girlfriend who lived down the street from Singer. He was released from state prison on March 22 and Singer was last seen alive March 23.
Sandman also served nine years in prison in New Mexico after pleading guilty to his wife’s murder in 1992.