Sheriff’s department says it will reopen decades-old bank robbery murder

Woman teller slain during 1997 heist at Western Financial Savings Bank in Westlake


DESERVING JUSTICE—Monica Leech, at right in this family photo, followed in her mom’s footsteps by working in the banking industry. During a bank robbery in 1997, she was shot in the head even after complying with the robbers’ demands. Floyd Leech, center, has been pushing the sheriff to reopen the case. A $30,000 reward is being offered for new information. Courtesy of VCSO

Floyd Leech is living with new hope.

Twenty-four years ago, his wife, Monica, was killed during a bank robbery in the...

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