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Winchester doctor sentenced for trying to arrange bogus testimony
By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff
Timothy Stryker, the Winchester doctor suspected in the 1993 killing of his girlfriend, was sentenced today to four years in jail for orchestrating a conspiracy to present false information to a court to defeat a civil suit brought by the girlfriend’s family.
Stryker, a 56-year-old endocrinologist, will also serve four years of probation after his release from jail. He reached an agreement today with prosecutors in Woburn Superior Court, pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit subornation of perjury, five counts of subornation of perjury, and one count of conveying something of value to a witness.
After the court hearing, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said that Stryker remained a suspect in the slaying 16 years ago of Dr. Linda Goudey of Stoneham.
“That’s where the evidence points,” Leone said.
Goudey, who was 42 at the time, was found strangled in her car in the parking lot at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham where she worked. No one was ever charged, but Stryker immediately emerged as a suspect.
In 2006, Goudey’s family won a civil suit against Stryker that held him responsible for her death. The family won some $20 million in damages and interest.
Soon after, Stryker orchestrated a scheme to have a man he had recently met provide false information that he saw Goudey with another man before she went missing. The plan was to present the information in an appeal of the civil verdict.