The murder of an Abilene police officer by a husband and wife will be featured on the television show “Killer Couples.”
The Oxygen Network will broadcast the episode about Phillip and Violet Walter at 8 p.m. Monday.
In October 2016, the Walters were convicted of murder in the death of Don Allen during a trial in Baird, the county seat of Callahan County. The officer’s bound body was found in the master bedroom of his house in Clyde on Aug. 31, 2015.
Both were determined to have tied up the off-duty officer before choking him to death. They took items, including Allen’s police belt, gun and radio, and fled, according to courtroom testimony.
The Walters each were sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Reporter-News education reporter Timothy Chipp, who covered the trial, was interviewed for the program by producers and might
In June 2007, an excavator digging up land in the backyard of a residence in Puyallup, Washington made a gruesome discovery while on the job: a black plastic bag filled with human bones. Investigators descended upon the scene, discovering 51 more bones connected to the same individual.
The forensic team determined that the bones had been dismembered using a chainsaw, and had been buried for approximately 30 years.
While the owner of the home said it had been rented as far back as the 1970’s to multiple tenants, investigators eventually received a call from a Missing Person’s Unit that had learned about the bones on the local news.
Turns out, the Unit had a missing person connected to the address of the residence: a man named Joseph Terricone. The case is the subject of Oxygen’s new show, “Buried in the Backyard,” airing Sundays at 7/6c.
After Terricone’s daughter, Gypsy, confirmed she hadn’t seen
A California man said this week he had no apologies and no remorse for murdering his cellmate — who was an accused child molester.
Gary Dale Poole, 67, was sentenced on Tuesday to 75 years to life in prison for the April 2014 murder of Michael Stauff, 62, according to The Fresno Bee. Stauff was awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges at the time of his death, the Associated Press reported.
“Mercy was mixed with justice. He met his maker,” Poole said during the sentencing, calling the killing a public service.
His admission was surprising because he had denied his role in Stauff’s death at the Fresno County jail throughout his trial in March. He claimed that Stauff had commited suicide with torn bed sheets wrapped around his neck. The jury didn’t buy it — finding Poole guilty in less than an hour, the Fresno Bee reported.
Superior Court Judge Jonathan
In 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children in her home’s bathtub. The children ranged in age from six months to seven years. In 2002, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. She isn’t the other mother to kill her own children. Filicide, the killing of one’s own child by the mother, happens daily in the United States, statistically speaking. There are roughly 500 cases a year, according to a 2014 study from Brown University. Here are five mothers convicted of killing children that were just barely born.
1. Tiona Rodriguez
Tiona Rodriguez of New York City was sentenced to 16 years in prison in February after being convicted of smothering her newborn son to death and then carrying his corpse around in a bag while shopping around Victoria’s Secret in 2013. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to manslaughter under extreme emotional disturbance. The mother told prosecutors that after she gave birth to the child
A former college football player was convicted Tuesday of murdering his teenage ex-girlfriend by firing two shots through her bedroom wall while she slept.
A Knoxville jury deliberated for four hours before finding William Riley Gaul, 19, guilty of first-degree murder for killing Emma Walker, 16. Gaul was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 51 years.
In the courtroom, people gasped after the verdict was read, according to WBIR-10 in Knoxville.
Gaul, a former Division III freshman wide receiver at Maryville College, had been free on bond. Friends and family of Walker, a former cheerleader, hugged outside of the courtroom after he was taken into custody.
“Today is about justice for Emma Walker and her family,” Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen said, according to WBIR-10.
Gaul and Walker were high school sweethearts who met at Central High School in Knoxville and dated for about two years. Gaul had just finished his freshman year
It took a jury minutes to convict a Maine man of murder on Monday for killing his wife and burying her body behind his parents house – in a shallow grave along with a note signed with his nick-name, a wedding band, flowers, a bag of potato chips, a box of SweeTarts and bottle of Gucci women’s perfume called Guilty.
Luc Tieman, 34, a former Army paratrooper who saw combat in Iraq, according to his lawyer, was convicted of murder for shooting his wife, Valerie, twice in the head with .45 caliber pistol in August, 2016. He now faces 25 years in prison, according to CentralMaine.com, a news website.
Police and prosecutors believe Tieman killed his wife on August 25, 2016, a day before he moved in with another woman he met at a pool party and referred to as his “rebound girl,” according to prosecutors.
Valerie Tieman’s mother, Sarajean Harmon, last spoke to
A California woman who drove drunk for a nearly a mile with a homeless man in her windshield after she struck him has been convicted of murder.
After just a day of deliberation, a jury on Friday found Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, guilty of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run in connection with the June 2016 crash that took the life of Jack Ray Tenhulzen.
Police said Tenhulzen, 69, was walking on a sidewalk leaving a soup kitchen on June 27 when Sanchez crashed into him near the state Route 76 bridge. The impact was so strong that it ripped Tenhulzen out of his clothing and severed his leg as he smashed through the windshield. He was killed instantly, but his body remained lodged in Sanchez’s windshield as she kept driving until she arrived home.
When Sanchez arrived at her Oceanside home, her husband called police and Tenhulzen was pronounced dead at the scene. Sanchez was taken into
A dad who left his 2-year-old son to die in a 2017 car crash he caused after he shoplifted speakers from Walmart has been found guilty of murder.
Christopher Kuhn, of Hamilton, New Jersey was convicted on Wednesday of third-degree murder. Last October, Kuhn fled a Pennsylvania Walmart he stole $228 worth of television speakers, prosecutors said.
Kuhn, 28, reportedly concealed his license plate with a sweatshirt after shoplifting. He then ran a red light and caused a three-car accident. Police said Khun’s car t-boned another car as he ran through the red light, and the second car crashed into a third vehicle.
“Kuhn’s son, Qadan Trievel, was killed when Kuhn’s Jeep SUV blew through a red light, struck another vehicle on Route 13 and rolled over,” according to a statement from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. “The unbelted toddler was ejected onto the roadway, fatally fracturing his skull.”
No other injuries
The man known as the “stocking strangler,” a convicted serial killer has been put to death by the state of Georgia.
Carlton Gary, 67, was executed earlier this month by lethal injection, marking the first inmate executed by the state in 2018, according to CBS News.
He had no last words and didn’t want a last meal, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 1986, Gary was convicted for the rape and murder of three elderly women in 1977: 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year-old Martha Thurmond and 74-year-old Kathleen Woodruff. Prosecutors believe he killed seven other women from 1977 to 1978, who ranged in age from 59 to 89. All seven were killed in Columbus, Georgia, and many were shocked to death with their own stockings. Two additional women were attacked in a similar fashion that year, but they survived.
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