Man convicted in wife’s disappearance case denied parole
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The man who was convicted of obstruction of justice in the investigation into his wife’s 2012 disappearance will remain behind bars.
Bob McCaffrey was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday, according to South Carolina Department of Probation and Parole spokesperson Inita Dantzler.
Gayle McCaffrey disappeared from the couple’s West Ashley home in March 2012.
McCaffrey faced the obstruction charge because investigators said he lied to them during the course of their investigation and refused to participate in the search for her.
A jury spent between 15 and 20 minutes deliberating McCaffrey’s fate in 2019 before convicting him. A judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
One of the key pieces of evidence during the trial was a farewell letter McCaffrey claimed his wife left at the house the day she went missing. The prosecutor told jurors McCaffrey typed the letter he said she left behind. There were curse words in the letter that her family testified she would never have used.
McCaffrey’s attorney told the jury McCaffrey was not the best husband but that having an affair does not make him guilty of another crime.
He will be eligible again for parole next year, Dantzler said.
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