Texas executed its ninth prisoner of 2012 today

Cleve Foster speaking with visitor threw death-row phone

Texas executed its ninth prisoner of 2012 today after death row inmate Cleve Foster, 48, failed to obtain a last-minute stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Foster was convicted in 2002 of helping his roommate, Sheldon Ward, kill a Fort Worth, Texas, woman and hide her body in the woods. Ward, however, wrote a death-bed note before he died in prison saying that he’d acted alone, and Foster had nothing to do with the murder.

Foster has maintained his innocence, but didn’t mention that as he was executed. Instead, according to The Associated Press, he expressed love for his family and God before the drugs took effect, he began snoring and then he stopped breathing.

“When I close my eyes, I’ll be with the father,” he said. “God is everything. He’s my life. Tonight I’ll be with him.”

He turned to relatives of his victims and said, “I don’t know what you’re going to be feeling tonight. I pray we’ll all meet in Heaven.”

Foster has been scheduled to die four times over the past year but has received three stays of execution from the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Foster was hoping the country’s high court would step in and give him one more stay. But instead, it cleared the way for his execution with a brief decision just hours before the lethal injection was administered at 6:43 p.m. CT.

In the following pages, take a closer look at 2012’s death row inmates — and their final statements of innocence, acceptance or praise for their beloved Texas Rangers baseball team. Their statements were recorded by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Pictured; Cleve Foster

Article written and published last year on January 12th, 2011 – One day after Cleve Foster’s last-minute stay:

The former Army recruiter was suppose to be executed January 11th, 2011 but had received a last-minute stay of execution from the Supreme Court. Foster was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death-row for the rape and murder of a 30-year-old Sudanese woman in Fort Worth, TX nine years prior. He had always insisted that his friend and former roommate, Sheldon Ward, who was also condemned for the killing, acting alone in the murder of Nyaneur Pal, who was shot in the head and dumped in a ditch in Tarrant County. Ward died of cancer in prison May, 2010.

Foster’s attorneys had asked the Supreme Court to stop the execution on the grounds that trial attorneys failed to get testimony from a blood spatter expert to counter a detective’s testimony that Ward couldn’t have killed and moved Pal’s body by himself.

“The state of Texas is on the verge of executing an innocent man,” attorney Clint Broden told the court.

In the court’s brief order to halt the execution, two Justices indicated that they would have allowed the punishment to proceed.

More than 60 protesters were gathered at the Texas Capitol last night. They rejoiced when they heard the news of the of the stay of execution by phone call from other protesters gathered outside the prison in Huntsville where Texas does its killing.

Foster would have been the first person to be executed in Texas this year had the stay not been granted.

RIDICULOUS CRIME; Kidnapper Sues Victims for Not Hiding Him From Police

Jesse Dimmick (pictured above) attempted to seek $235,000 in damages from Jared and Lindsay Rowley of Kansas over what he says is a ”breach of contract.” He claims that the newlyweds, whom he held hostage at knife point during a home invasion in 2009 at the couples Topeka home, had agreed to hide him from police (who wanted him over a murder charge in Colorado) in return for a sum of money. Dimmick was eating the couples food and watching Patch Adams he fell asleep, and the couple used that moment to escape and call police.

Dimmick’s defense was that he and the couple had an ”oral agreement” and the couple broke that agreement.

In a notarized legal document, Dimmick claims that the pair did not deliver on their promises:

Later, the Rowleys reneged on said oral contract, resulting in my being shot in
the back by authorities.

He described the physical and financial hardships that he faced as a result of their alleged failure to hold up their end of the bargain:

As a result of the plaintiffs breech (sic) of contract, I, the defendant suffered a gunshot to my back, which almost killed me. The hospital bills alone are in excess of $160,000, which I have no way to pay.

Dimmick was charged with and convicted of four felonies, including kidnapping.
He is currently also being held on one charge of murder.

The couple has stated that they never accepted any money from Dimmick.

Dimmick was charged with and convicted of four felonies, including kidnapping.
He has also been sentenced to 11 years in connection to the September, 2009 beating death of a Colorado man.

Man who stalked woman on his paintball team ‘murdered her roommate after she got in the way of his obsession’

Man who stalked woman on his paintball team ‘murdered her roommate after she got in the way of his obsession’

Convicted: Waseem Daker, now 35, spent a decade behind bars for stalking Loretta Blatz and now he is on trial for killing her roommate

Pictured; Waseem Daker

  • Waseem Daker met Loretta Spencer Blatz in 1995 when they were on the same paintball team
  • He began stalking her and she got a restraining order but dropped charges
  • Months later her roommate was murdered and now DNA evidence suggests his hair was found on the victim’s body
  • Daker has already spent 10 years in jail for stalking Blatz

 

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Love Triangle Killers Won’t Face Death Penalty For Burying Former Flame ALIVE

Love Triangle Killers Won't Face Death Penalty For Burying Former Flame Alive

Brandy Stevans-Rosine (Inset Top: Ashley Barber, Bottom: Jade Olmstead. )

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Article Published August 29th, 2012

→ Ashley Marie Barber, 18, and Nicole “Jade” Olmstead, 20, were arraigned in Crawford County on August 24, 2012, for the murder of Brandy Stevens-Rosine, a student at Youngstown State University, and Olmstead’s former flame. The couple confessed to the murder at a preliminary hearing in July, revealed the gruesome details of the brutal murder to the court.

On May 17, 2012, Stevens-Rosine went to visit her ex, Olmstead, at the home she shared with her new partner, Ashley Marie Barber, 20, in Wayne Township. The couple lured her into the woods, kicked and beat her, strangled her — but not to death. Barber then head butted her, Olmstead beat her on the head with a shovel until her brains spilled out, and they repeatedly smashed her head against a stump. When they realized that Stevens-Rosine was still breathing the women bashed her face in with a large rock and poured water into her mouth and nose to drown her. Ultimately they buried her alive in the shallow grave prepared beforehand. The coroner’s report concludes that Stevens-Rosine died from asphyxia caused by dirt in her airway consistent with having been buried alive. Reports thus far have not mentioned how long the attack lasted, or how long Stevens-Rosine’s suffering would have lasted. The motive for the murder is also not clear. Both women are charged with one count of criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit criminal homicide and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted they will face life in prison without the possibility of parole — but not the death penalty.

District Attorney Francis Schultz decided, “after careful consideration of the law and the facts that have been uncovered in the investigation of this case,” not to ask for the death penalty in this case, he added that though the murder was “brutal,” the allegations did not meet Pennsylvania’s criteria for the requesting the death penalty: Murder in the first degree with at least one of 18 possible aggravating factors. Schultz stated that a first-degree murder case might qualify for the death penalty if the “offense was committed by means of torture.”

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Nanny Caught On Hidden Camera Abusing 7-month-old BABY (TX)

Published: 08/20/12 By: Dailymail (Link below.)

A Texas nanny has been charged with  smothering a seven-month-old baby girl who was in her care multiple times a day  after being caught on a hidden camera.

Tirza Magana, 48, was arrested on Wednesday  after an unidentified couple from Houston came across some disturbing footage on  their nanny cam.

Magana was employed to care for the couple’s  baby after the child was born in January. In late May, the parents noticed that  something was amiss with their little girl, who was acting strange and appeared  lethargic.

The concerned parents decided to install a  hidden camera in their home to see what was happening when they were not around,  the TV station KHOUreported.

Not before long, the couple saw recordings of  Magana carrying the baby around by the head, throwing her into the crib like a  rag doll, and smothering the child by covering her nose and mouth and ‘applying  pressure,’ according to court documents.

‘She places both hands over the complainant’s  nose and mouth and applies force… causing the baby to flail about, struggling  to breathe,’ the documents stated.

The parents immediately fired the 48-year-old  nanny and contacted the authorities.

According to investigators, Magana has admitted  that she smothered the baby multiple times a day for a month and even realized  that her actions could have caused the baby’s death.

Dr Sheela Lahoti, professor of pediatrics at  the University of Texas Health Science Center,  who reviewed the footage,  said the infant was ‘at risk for suffocation and/or neck or spine injury due to  the actions’ of Magana, according to an arrest warrant cited by the Houston Chronicle.

Magana has been charged with child  endangerment, a felony, and was released on $10,000 bond on Friday.

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The Murder Of Riley Ann Fox

Riley Fox Murdered

Photo of Riley & Tyler Fox standing next to a scar-crow

In the summer of 2004, a little girl named Riley Fox was abducted and murdered in the small town of Wilmington, Illinois., about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. It was a gruesome crime that rocked the Rust Belt community and remains a mystery to this day. But more than just a tragedy and a ‘whodunit’, the Riley Fox case is the story of her family’s strange, overwhelming ordeal — a nightmare in which Riley’s death was only the first excruciating episode.

On the morning of June 6, 2004, Kevin Fox was home alone with his two children, 3-year-old daughter Riley and son Tyler, 6. His wife Melissa was away that weekend for a walk to raise breast cancer awareness in Chicago.   Just before 8 a.m., Kevin was at a Street Fair til late night and went to pick up Tyler and Riley who were being watched by their Grandparents. He got home and layed then down in the living-room and went to bed. Sometime in the early morning hours Tyler woke up, he noticed Riley wasn’t there and woke Kevin (”Dad”) and told him that Riley was gone. Kevin began searching for her himself, but after 40 minutes with no luck he called the police.

By the time Melissa found out and rushed home from Chicago, nearly the entire town was helping search for the little girl. The turnout was a testament to just how close the community is.   “Everybody was so supportive. I mean, I still, I can’t thank everyone enough … It was really unbelievable,” Melissa said.   Kevin and Melissa Fox grew up in Wilmington and were high-school sweethearts. Kevin, a painter, doted on his precious daughter, saying she had “big brown eyes, the way she would look at you, and her smile. She just made your heart melt.”   ‘I Was Definitely Not Wasted’

Riley Fox was definitely described as a ”daddy’s girl,” as evident by this photo

The sequence of events on the night of Riley’s disappearance would prove crucial to the case. While Melissa was in Chicago, Kevin made plans to go to a street festival in Chicago with one of Melissa’s brothers, leaving Tyler and Riley with his mother-in-law for the evening. How big an issue was alcohol that night? “It wasn’t a big issue at all,” says Kevin. “I had some beers. I was definitely not wasted.”

Around 1 a.m., Kevin returned home with the children, who were both fast asleep. He put Tyler on a chair in the living room and Riley on a couch, covering her with a yellow blanket. He went to bed and slept until Tyler woke him to tell him Riley was gone.

At around 3:30 that afternoon, two female volunteers found Riley’s body face-down in a creek in the Forsythe Woods, about a two-and-a-half miles from the Fox residence.   “I just had this really bad feeling about this place,” one of them said. “And that’s why I came here.”

CRIME SCENE: Riley Ann’s little body was discovered at this creek by two volunteers who set out to search for the missing child

The police were called, but it would be some time before Kevin and Melissa would learn of their daughter’s grisly death. They were first brought in for questioning. Later that day, they were told that Riley had been sexually assaulted, bound and gagged with duct tape and drowned.   Through their sadness, the family resolved to find the killer.

An Intruder? Or Foul Play? 

Because Riley’s body was found outside of Wilmington, the investigation was taken over by the Will County Sheriff’s Office. And as is typical in cases like this, Riley’s parents and the rest of the family all agreed to be questioned and provide DNA samples. Kevin and Melissa even allowed investigators to interview Tyler, who police hoped could offer clues because he was asleep next to Riley before she vanished. From the beginning, the Foxes believed an intruder came into their house and kidnapped Riley.

But investigators didn’t think the house showed signs of forced entry, and, more importantly, they figured it would take a great deal of planning or luck for the killer to sneak into the house and snatch Riley during the few hours when her father was asleep and her mother wasn’t home.

They also wondered why Kevin waited 40 minutes after realizing his daughter was missing before calling the police.  Kevin said when he was growing up he learned that the only time to call 911 is, “if there is a fire … I never … I never thought my daughter was kidnapped.  Never, never in a thousand years,” he said.

While they spent time canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing local sex offenders, the Will County Sheriff’s detectives grew more interested in Kevin, the last known adult to see Riley alive.

They shot surveillance footage of him at Riley’s funeral, and they took special interest in a security video from a gas station located between the Fox home and the creek where she was found. Investigators believed it showed a car similar to Kevin Fox’s Ford Escape passing the station around the time of the murder.

The summer progressed with no named suspects, and public support for the family waned after a TV report portrayed the parents as indifferent to the death of their little girl. Rumors started swirling.

The Foxes sensed the community was turning, but Melissa never questioned her husband’s involvement. “I know Kevin way too well and watched him be a parent to our children every day,” she said.

The Interrogation

There was another dynamic at play. As the State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak was dealing with pressure to solve the case, he was also fighting for his political life, with Election Day was approaching.

A week before the election, Will County detectives called the Foxes and asked them to come to the station. After arriving, they were immediately separated.

Kevin was taken into a very small room and interrogated for the next 14 hours.  According to Kevin’s account, detectives told him they had reason to believe that he had killed Riley.

“They broke me down mentally, physically, emotionally… but I stayed strong.  I knew… I, I denied everything, everything that they would say to me,” he said.

Kevin said the investigators told him to take a polygraph test, and he agreed, confident he’d pass. But afterwards, detectives told him he had failed. Finally, Kevin broke, offering a statement admitting he killed Riley.

According to the investigators, Kevin said he woke up in the middle of the night went to the bathroom, where he accidentally hit Riley with the door, causing her to stumble and hit her head on the bathtub. Thinking he’d accidentally killed her, he panicked and supposedly did something to make it look like she was sexually assaulted. Investigators said he put duct tape over Riley’s mouth, drove her in his car to the river and walked down the side of a small bridge and dumped her into the river. Hours after making that statement, Kevin Fox was charged with first degree murder.

Seeking the Death Penalty

The next day, Tomczak announced he would be seeking the death penalty. “The young child in this case died a terrible death,” Tomczak announced at the time, “And for that reason, the penalty deserves to be death.”

Hal Dardick, who covered the Fox case for the Chicago Tribune, noted that the decision to seek the death penalty is usually reached over weeks or months, not days. But Tomczak has consistently denied that his decision was motivated by the impending election, which he ultimately lost to Jim Glasgow.

Kevin insisted to his family that his confession was false and that after 14 hours, he believed it was his only way out of that room. “Say you were trapped in a, a burning room, and there was only one door, and the fire was just flaming around you,” he said. “It was my only way out.”

Click here to watch a reenactment of the interrogation.

Attorney Kathleen Zellner, who built a reputation for freeing the wrongly accused with DNA evidence, believed him. After a single meeting with Kevin at the Will County jail, Zellner agreed to take his case.

“I decided a long time ago, I did not want to defend people who I thought were guilty,” she said. “Just looking at him and listening to him, I decided I was going to take a chance with him.”

False Confession?

Zellner  says she was persuaded because Kevin had no history of child abuse, and she believed his confession was coerced. “It fit perfectly. It was a classic case of false confession,” said Zellner.

Fox Family Photo

Photo of Riley Ann as a flower-girl at a wedding ceremony

Zellner said the trauma of Riley’s daughter made Kevin vulnerable to what she calls psychological manipulation by interrogators.  Kevin said the detectives showed him pictures of Riley’s dead body and refused to let him speak to his father or a lawyer and made graphic threats. Kevin said that the investigators would “have me raped every day I was in there if I didn’t say anything.”

Police said Kevin’s account of the interrogation was exaggerated and inaccurate, and pointed out that he had failed the polygraph test. But Fred Hunter, who has years of experience working for both Zellner and Will County authorities, offered another explanation.

“It is pretty much polygraph 101 that you would not to test a subject who had been interrogated for hours. The validity of any test results after that are going to be tainted,” Hunter said.

Zellner said she found the confession itself suspicious. She said that on many fronts, the details he gave were, “an absolutely impossible story.” If Kevin had really accidentally hurt his daughter inside the home, then why didn’t he take her to a hospital or simply call an ambulance? And if he drove off with the little girl, then why was no forensic evidence found inside the car?

And lastly, Zellner had serious questions about the steep embankment Kevin allegedly walked to the water’s edge.

“I mean, the chances he could have come down that side are pretty remote,” Zellner said., adding that the current at that point in the river was too weak to carry Riley’s body.

She conducted her own test at the creek and said it proved a body dropped at that site couldn’t have drifted to the location where Riley’s body was discovered.

Zellner also cast a critical eye on the fuzzy surveillance video of the car seen passing the gas station on the night of Riley’s murder. She carefully analyzed the video and said, “The wheel base is shorter.  The angle of the windshield is different.  You would have to have the license plate or a very clear picture of his face to ever have that hold up in court.”

DNA Testing

Despite all of that, Zellner was still concerned about swaying jurors from Kevin’s confession. “The only way you can trump a confession is with DNA. You’ve got to have DNA,” Zellner said.

Because Riley’s body was in the water for hours, it was much harder to retrieve a DNA profile.  Zellner feared that she’d been robbed of the silver bullet which had worked for her so often in the past. “I thought it would take miracle for us to find DNA,” she said.  And she was right. The tests came back negative for blood and semen.

Click here to read the Illinois State Crime Lab Report.

For saliva, the test read “inconclusive.” Dr. Karl Reich, who runs a private Chicago-area lab called Independent Forensics, told Zellner the word “inconclusive” was actually a cause for hope.

“Inconclusive” simply means it hasn’t been read, and Reich said one reason for that could be that the state lab’s equipment might not have been sophisticated enough to pick up on what little DNA was there.

“Another testing, called Y-STR testing, could certainly be possible and might in fact be the right kind of testing for this case,” Reich said.

Y-STR testing analyzes the Y-chromosome, which is nearly identical in males of the same lineage and can be tested in small amounts.  Though that partial profile may not be enough to fully identify a criminal, it is enough there to eliminate a suspect with 100 percent certainty.

“It’s a well-established technique,” said Reich. But though it was valid in court, neither the state of Illinois nor the FBI was using it at the time.  So Zellner convinced the Will County prosecutor to send the samples to a respected lab in Virginia.

But she told Kevin the chances of gleaning anything from such a small sample were slim. It would take months to get her answer.  Bureaucracy held up the DNA samples and as the family waited, Melissa struggled to keep it together. “It was a nightmare, but I knew the only thing I could do was support Kevin, stay strong for Tyler,” she said.

Charges Dropped

Finally, on June 16, 2005, after eight months in jail, Kevin learned the results of the DNA test.

Riley Fox Murdered

Zellner remembers that phone call from Virginia:  “I pick up the phone and she said, I’ve got the profile done. There was enough DNA, I’ve excluded your client. I said, ‘well, you just saved somebody’s life.'”

She raced to the Will County jail to tell Kevin.  The accused father was stunned. “It hit me that, that I was going home and, and my name would finally be cleared,” he said.

With the case against Kevin collapsing, the new Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow held an immediate court hearing. Kevin Fox, who could have faced the death penalty, was released with all charges dropped.

But the case that had shattered the Wilmington community was far from over.  Zellner switched from defense to offense, pursuing a massive lawsuit on behalf of the Foxes against Will County.  The Fox family claimed that the investigators didn’t simply make innocent mistakes which led to Kevin’s arrest.  They were out to convict him from the beginning.

That DNA had been sent to the FBI, which is often the case when DNA samples need further testing that state crime labs aren’t equipped for.  But in this case, FBI records showed that “all additional DNA analyses were discontinued” once Kevin offered that confession. The FBI stated that a Will County investigator told them to stop, despite the “inconclusive” finding.

“It’s the one piece of evidence that could disprove the confession?..that could have set him free,” Zellner said.

Click here to read the FBI DNA Lab Report.

The police, Zellner argued, deliberately ignored evidence suggesting that an intruder was in the house. She said that there are numerous parts of the house they never bothered to check, including the back door, which was standing open.

“We know what’s how the intruder came in because the lock was broken,” she says. Zellner also claimed one of the windows was open from the inside, potential evidence of an intruder looking for an exit route.  None of this was ever fingerprinted, nor was the blanket used to cover Riley that night.

Jury Awards Millions to Fox Family

Professor Ann Burgess of Boston College, who was worked with the FBI profiling killers, testified on behalf of the Foxes that cases involving intruders are not as rare as many think. “There are  many cases where an intruder comes in and takes a child, Elizabeth Smart, absolutely, perfect case.”

In fact, just this summer, DNA analysis from the same lab that cleared Kevin Fox definitively cleared Patsy and John Ramsey in the notorious murder of their daughter, Jon Benet.  In the Ramsey case, the detectives once discounted the intruder theory as well. A lead investigator even wrote a book arguing that Jon Benet’s death was an accident quickly staged to look like a murder. Zellner thinks that’s what inspired investigators in the Fox case to adopt their own accident theory.

To convince the jury, Zellner turned back to the interrogation of 6-year-old Tyler Fox. She said the tape of the interrogation reveals how badly the police wanted Tyler to point the finger at his own father. Tyler can be seen covering his head with his hoodie and becoming more and more upset in the video as the interviewer questions him about Kevin’s possible involvement in the crime. According the Zellner, she counted 168 times that he’s asked and he shook his head, no.

“He’s trying to tell her he doesn’t know anything and she just won’t stop,” Zellner said of the interviewer. “I think what you see in that is just purely evil. They take this child who’s in this horrible situation and they are trying to manipulate him to help them frame his father. It is despicable.”

The interviewer on the tape settled with the Foxes out-of-court and denied any wrongdoing.  But the Will County detectives went to trial. After five weeks of testimony, a jury awarded Kevin Fox and his wife Melissa $15.5 million in their civil rights case against Will County. “We want people to know the truth.  We are not bad people; we never were,” Melissa said.

Though the jury rejected the most serious charge of conspiracy, for Kathleen Zellner, the huge judgment is an extraordinary victory for the wrongfully accused.  “I’ve won a lot of big trials,” she said. “I have not done a trial where I have felt that I so exposed people as lying.”

The Foxes’ Private Investigation

ABC News’ David Muir attempted to talk about the case with Jeff Tomczak, the first prosecutor and former state’s attorney who originally charged Kevin Fox with murder. Tomczak negotiated a resolution with the Foxes before the case went to trial.  He has denied any wrongdoing and told Muir, ” I stand by the decisions in that case.”

Will County authorities are appealing the massive verdict. The detectives declined comment, but in a written statement, current State’s Attorney Glasgow said he “continues to stand behind the detectives.  The facts and circumstances would have led any prudent investigator to determine they had probable cause to arrest Kevin Fox.”

Click here to read a statement from State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow about the case.

Glasgow believes the outcome of the civil trial would have been different if the jury had been allowed to view a videotape of Kevin’s confessions.  But that video was suppressed and had never been made public.

The Will County Sheriff’s Department says a new team of detectives is now investigating Riley Fox’s murder, but Kevin and Melissa aren’t just relying on them.  The Foxes hired two private investigators, Rich Grove and Carlos Rodriguez, to chase down any leads and loose ends. The Foxes believe they can advance the case themselves because they now have that partial DNA profile.

“Y-STR profiling can’t identify someone uniquely, like nuclear DNA, but it could certainly start a conversation with an investigator,” Reich said.

Though the Foxes won’t see any money until the appeals process is finished, Zellner believes her client has won back something even more valuable: his reputation.  But even after the DNA and the jury’s verdict, there remain some people in Wilmington who still believe Kevin Fox killed his daughter.

That’s one reason the Foxes have moved to another Chicago suburb and why it is still hard for Kevin to go back to Wilmington. “It hurts that some people around here don’t understand,” he said.

But for all they’ve lost, and all they’ve endured, Kevin and Melissa turn to their newest gift.  In March 2006, their third child was born — a little girl they named Teagan.

“Teagan does remind me a lot of Riley, her personality,” says Melissa. “They’re kind of the same.  But we miss her. Every day is a struggle.  To know that you had something so wonderful in your life, and that someone took it.”

Kevin is trying to move forward as a dad by being thankful for what he has today. “I have a beautiful daughter at home; a son; and a beautiful wife.  You never know what’s gonna happen.  So have no regrets and, and… just enjoy what you have.”

The REAL Killer of Riley Ann Fox

Riley Fox Murdered

Police Photo of Scott Eby

The charges allege that Scott Eby, a sex offender with a long rap sheet, abducted Riley Fox from her home on June 6, 2004, sexually assaulted her, bound her in duct tape, and then drowned her in a creek.

Scott alledged that he initially went into the Fox’s home to burglarize it but stumbled upon little Riley sleeping on the couch besides her brother Tyler. He snatched Riley and went to a rest-room stop where he sexually assaulted the little girl then murdered her. His sneaker was left at the crime scene and in it, was the name ”Eby” stiched. Had authorities properly looked through each piece of crime scene evidence, they would have scene it and investigated it, instead of pointed the finger at Kevin Fox.

RIP RILEY ANN FOX (March 31, 2001 – June 6, 2004)

Jesus will protect you for eternity