Ex-Army Drill Sergeant Earl Richmond, Jr. was Sentenced to Death for Murder of Army Specialist at Fort Dix and a Mother & Two Children in North Carolina (1991)

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Earl Richmond, Jr., Army veteran, was executed in 2005.

Sgt. Earl Richmond, Jr was stationed at Fort Dix from 1988 until he was discharged for misconduct in the fall of 1990 for taking money from trainees.

On April 15, 1989, a female Air Force officer stationed at Fort Dix and her male companion were held at gunpoint and robbed at a bus stop. The Air Force officer was sexually assaulted as well. Richard Stevens was a civilian who worked at the base. He was charged, convicted of the crimes, and sentenced to fourteen years by a federal court. Eventually it was determined that he was wrongfully convicted of these crimes. He served more then three and a half years in jail before he was exonerated. Stevens resembled Earl Richmond Jr. who was identified as a suspect in this case yet never officially charged. While Stevens was getting out of jail in 1992, Richmond was awaiting trial on state charges for the rape of a 17-year-old girl at a motel near Fort Dix in April 1989. The burglary and rape case involving the Air Force officer at Fort Dix is considered unsolved.

Shortly after the rape accusations surfaced, Earl Richmond, Jr. was charged with four murders. In 1991, Richmond raped and murdered both Army Spc Lisa Nadeau in Fort Dix, New Jersey and Helisa Hayes in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He murdered Helisa Haye’s two children who were witnesses to the crime as well. DNA evidence helped solve these four cases and tied him to the 1989 rape of the 17-year-old girl at the motel near Fort Dix.

  1. Spc. Lisa Nadeau, 24, raped & strangled on April 4, 1991 in base housing.
  2. Helisa Hayes, 27, raped and strangled in her home in November 1991.
  3. Phillip Hayes, 8, stabbed 60 times with a pair of scissors.
  4. Darien Hayes, 7, strangled with an electric cord.

Earl Richmond, Jr. was sentenced to death for the four murders and executed by lethal injection in North Carolina on May 6, 2005.

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Mistaken Identity? Rape Case Is Dropped Richard Stevens Served Three Years For Assaulting An Air Force Officer At Ft. Dix. Now Prosecutors Say He May Be Innocent
A Case Of Mistaken Identity Landed Him In Jail For 3 1/2 Years Richard Stevens Is Trying To Rebuild His Life. He Served Time For A Charge That Has Been Dismissed
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Former Drill Sergeant Arraigned in Slaying of Army Payroll Clerk
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Trial Opens In Fort Dix Murder Case A Neighbor Described The Scene. As Her Mother Lay Dead, The 3-year-old Wandered The House
Attorney Says Suspect Was Insane The Ex-drill Instructor Killed The Fort Dix Woman, All Agree. His Mental State Is The Issue
Ex-Soldier From Fayetteville Guilty In New Jersey Slaying
Killer Of Ft. Dix Woman Gets Life Without Parole Earl Richmond Jr. Shattered Many Lives. Another Murder Trial In North Carolina Is Still To Come
Former Drill Sergeant Sentenced To Death For N.c. Slayings Earl Richmond Jr. Was Convicted Of Three 1991 Deaths. He Had Killed A Ft. Dix Clerk Months Earlier
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Earl J. Richmond Jr. Executed May 6, 2005 02:19 a.m. by Lethal Injection in North Carolina
STATE of North Carolina v. Earl RICHMOND, Jr. (Feb 6, 1998)
Earl RICHMOND, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant, v. Marvin L. POLK, Warden, Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, Respondent-Appellee (May 4, 2004)
Murderpedia: Earl Richmond, Jr.

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