Michael Cade – Olathe Murderer, Kidnapper & Rapist


michael cade, olathe kansas murder, kidnapping and rapistThe Investigation Discovery Channel is featuring this case on an episode of Ice Cold Killers to air this Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at 7pm CT.

Michael Cade, 21 at the time, turned the small town of Olathe, Kansas upside down with his actions the night of January 28th, 1983.

He’s a monster. – Paul Duffield

Cade has said he randomly selected John and Carole Duffield’s Olathe home to break into and reign terror on. He entered the home with a two-pound hammer, beating 15 year-old Paul Duffield and leaving him for dead, before moving on to his next child victim. He beat 12 year-old Janelle to death with the same hammer. Kelly, the Duffield’s 17 year-old daughter was forced from the house by Cade. Her body was found 10 days later at Frisco Lake. She had been raped, beaten and left to die alone, in a drainage ditch.

Cade was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and robbery.

Under today’s laws, Cade would be eligible for the death penalty. However, with no death penalty in Kansas at the time, he was sentenced to life and eligible for parole. His first opportunity came in 1998 and again in 2008. Denied both times, with campaigns against his release being led by the Duffield family. His next chance happens in 2018.

John Duffield passed in 1998 and Carole in 2011. All deceased members of the Duffields are laid to rest at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe, KS.

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  1. #1 by Janet brown on February 23, 2016 - 6:10 pm

    This prick needs to be hung by his balls and never see the day of light again everyone with children or a conscience will feel the same way as I do and you sick creeps out there just like him will rot in he’ll as well

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  2. #2 by Jordan p on February 23, 2016 - 11:30 pm

    The people in prison have tv(obviously) and ironically enough watch these type of shows all the time. I would imagine another inmate messing him up pretty bad.

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  3. #3 by Eric Brewster on February 24, 2016 - 9:30 am

    This dirtbag. Let him out and let street justice handle his pussy ass.

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  4. #4 by James Hide on February 24, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    If one who is an adult at the time they commit this type of murder, it is most likely that they will do this type crime again. If it is up to me, he would never see the free sky again. I remember these murders and the fear our town went through. I would hope that everyone else will petition the court to do the right thing and keep this savage behind bars.

    Sincerely,
    James Hide

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  5. #5 by Joe on February 24, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    I went to school with Janelle as we were in the same class. In fact two days before she was murdered I gave a speed on her young life. I lived less then a half mile from were this happened. I was so scared I would sleep under my bed. That’s how awful this was. Still so sad.

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  6. #6 by Denise Newell on February 27, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    Did Paul fully recover? I’m glad to see the killer is still in prison.

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  7. #7 by Laura on March 22, 2016 - 9:27 am

    This ugly monster should never come out of prison. He ruined a families entire life. This scum Should never get out of prison ever and I hope that he’s beaten to a pulp and especially I hope his head is beaten into a pulp and then he’s raped by a huge inmate.

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  8. #8 by Amber Allin on March 23, 2016 - 11:27 am

    I watched this on id yesterday and didn’t get to finish watching it was driving me crazy that I did not know who did it and weather they got what they deserved. When I finally figured out who did it I truly believe he did not get what he deserved he should have fried for this.

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  9. #9 by shane on April 28, 2016 - 6:36 am

    if he ever gets out he won’t be out long.

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  10. #10 by Vicki Roberts on August 8, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    I went to school with Janelle and I remember the murders a few streets over and the haunting memory of that murderers mug shot! I don’t understand in the legal system why he wasn’t charged with Multiple Counts of Capital Murder. I live in Texas now and he would’ve never had a chance of parole or the ability to say that word and would’ve been sent through with a speed pass to be put to death. The damage that was inflicted that early morning is beyond words and still haunts me today thinking back to that time. I hope Paul is doing well and was able to recover of the physical wounds.

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  11. #11 by J9 on October 21, 2016 - 6:19 am

    If this guy gets paroled it will be a huge mistake. He should die in prison where he belongs. The fact that he just randomly picked a home and caused such devastation to this poor family should be proof positive that he will offend again. This wasn’t a “crime of passion”! So if he just felt like beating and raping children to death, I’m pretty sure he will “feel like it” again! God Bless Paul Duffield and the rest of this family! Wonder if there’s a way to contact this parole board to voice my opinion about this scum bag. Theses girls parents are no longer here to do so!

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  12. #12 by Susie Awerkamp Arviso on December 10, 2016 - 8:00 pm

    He should never get out if he was given life, not to mention – he’s a murderer! There should be no parole at all. Life is life!

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  13. #13 by Connie Hall on January 16, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    I was a friend of Kelly’s and knew Janelle and Paul, as did my sister. I don’t know what is necessary when the parole board makes their decision in 2018, but I would be happy to appear in hopes of keeping this monster in prison. It saddens me that both parents have passed and this animal continues to live and potentially become free. He should never get out.

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  14. #14 by Donna on January 23, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    John Duffield was my Uncle for years before he married Carole. He had other kids with my Aunt. His oldest daughter was reunited with her dad and knew her half sisters and brother when this happened and went to the first parol hearing with Carole to make sure that monster was kept behind bars. But a few years later she died of a suspicious death. I pray that monster never is allowed out.

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  15. #15 by Stan Lore on February 22, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    Are his sentences to be served consecutively? If so, then making parole for one still leaves too many other to follow for him to be granted freedom from prison. I cannot imagine any parole board and governor voting to grant him parole.

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  16. #16 by Tom Jackson on February 22, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Just saw this case on “Ice Cold Killers” – Cade should NEVER be released except in cold body form.

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  17. #17 by Megan M. Fessak on May 7, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Excuse me, but after the infamous ” In Cold Blood” case from the 1950’s in Kansas, you’d think they’d have had stiffer penalties for these types of crimes. Just dont understand this.

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