LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The state of Nebraska made – and then abruptly took back – a job offer to a man convicted of murdering Dian Fossey, the American wildlife researcher whose work in Africa was the subject of the movie “Gorillas in the Mist.”
The Health and Human Services System announced Monday that Wayne Richard McGuire had been hired as program director of a mental health office.
The offer was withdrawn, however, after The Associated Press reported McGuire was found guilty in absentia in Rwanda in the 1985 slaying of Fossey, who was hacked to death at a jungle camp in Rwanda.
Minutes after the offer was rescinded, University of Colorado offered a fully tenured position to Wayne Richard McGuire in their Department of Ethnic Studies. They feel they may have a job opening soon.