View Full Version : GUILTY OK - Carolyn Simpson, 21, Holdenville, 23 Dec 2003

12-29-2003, 11:22 AM
HOLDENVILLE, Oklahoma (AP) -- A missing pregnant woman was found dead in a field with her abdomen cut open and the fetus removed, and a 37-year-old woman was in custody after bringing a dead fetus to a hospital.

A hunter found the body of Carolyn Simpson, 21, of Okemah in a field near Lamar, about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, on Friday. She had been shot in the head, said Tommy Graham, an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation regional inspector.

Simpson was six months pregnant when she was last seen December 22 at a tribal casino in Okemah where she worked. One day after Simpson's disappearance, Effie Goodson brought a dead fetus that had reached six months' gestation to a hospital about 30 miles from Okemah, saying she was the mother, authorities said.

Full Story from CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/12/29/woman.slain.ap/index.html)

12-29-2003, 07:52 PM
Just goes to show these things DO happen. December 22, even. Weird.

12-30-2003, 06:04 AM
A woman held in the slaying of an expectant mother whose fetus was cut from her womb falsely claimed to be pregnant herself for as much as 10 months, an investigator said Monday.

12-30-2003, 06:24 AM
A woman who had convinced her husband she was pregnant -- and was even thrown a baby shower -- killed a pregnant acquaintance and cut the fetus from her womb, authorities said Monday.

12-30-2003, 09:02 AM
Even staged a baby shower? holy cow... she is sick, sick, sick....

I wonder if she could not have kids?

She would not be able to convince her husband she was pregnant if they had not been intimate... what a nightmare for him to know he was married to this woman on the edge :eek:

12-30-2003, 10:49 AM
Here is a new article on this victim, pictures, more info included:


12-30-2003, 11:00 AM
So sad I'm glad they found the perp,how sickening. Especially in Oklahoma pretty much a non-violent state when I lived there. But I guess in the society we live today violence is everywhere! :twocents:

12-30-2003, 09:17 PM
Even staged a baby shower? holy cow... she is sick, sick, sick....

I wonder if she could not have kids?

She would not be able to convince her husband she was pregnant if they had not been intimate... what a nightmare for him to know he was married to this woman on the edge :eek:This is the same lady you posted about over on Crimes in the News, BTW.

12-30-2003, 09:32 PM
This is the same lady you posted about over on Crimes in the News, BTW.

I sure hoped so... otherwise there would be 2 nut balls out there ;)

12-31-2003, 05:09 AM
A woman accused of killing an expectant mother and taking her unborn child clutched her stomach and said she was sick Tuesday before pleading innocent to murder and kidnapping.

01-02-2004, 06:15 AM
A pregnant Oklahoma woman who was shot to death and her fetus cut from her body has been buried

Doctors fooled by suspect's pregnancy tale
By Anthony Thornton
The Oklahoman

HOLDENVILLE -- Those who know murder defendant Effie Goodson weren't the only ones fooled by her claim she was pregnant.
Goodson, 37, told the same story to two doctors in a workers' compensation case in the spring. As a result, her treatments and medication for a work-related knee injury were halted but disability payments continued, The Oklahoman learned Wednesday.

Goodson was charged this week with kidnapping and killing a pregnant woman she had befriended.

Investigators allege she lured Carolyn Simpson, 21, into her car with the promise of baby clothes, then shot her in the head and cut out Simpson's unborn baby boy.

Goodson claimed the infant as her own when taken to a Holdenville hospital five hours after Simpson was last seen alive. An exam revealed Goodson had not been pregnant.

The baby was dead on arrival, leading to another first-degree murder count.

Goodson had told several people she was pregnant since the spring, when a baby shower was thrown for her. She made the same claim in March as part of her workers' compensation case stemming from a knee injury suffered in April 2000, Oklahoma City attorney Thad Groom said.

"Neither doctor questioned her veracity," he said.

Groom represents a home health care business that Goodson worked for in April 2000, when she was injured in a fall. Goodson has had three arthroscopic knee operations since her injury, Groom said.

Once Goodson said she was pregnant, doctors halted her treatments and medication, and Groom tried to stop her $74-a-week disability payments.

A judge denied Groom's request, citing case law that states such payments cannot be stopped by an intervening medical condition, Groom said.

"She's been getting benefits (since then) under a ruse," the attorney said.

Goodson made the pregnancy claim 18 months after she said in a deposition that she had a hysterectomy during the 1980s.

Groom said the hysterectomy apparently had been forgotten between the September 2001 deposition and the pregnancy claim. He said he filed a motion Monday to end Goodson's disability payments after learning of the murder case.

"She did not seem like a bizarre lady. We suspected some foul play (in the disability case), but we didn't see her as being a bizarre person," Groom said.

In other developments Wednesday:

Simpson was buried in Chillicothe, Mo. A separate service will be held for her baby.

Wewoka attorney Richard Butner was appointed Wednesday to represent Goodson. Butner said he knows Goodson's husband and his family, calling them "good people," but said he doesn't know her.

The mystery of how Simpson's driver's license and Social Security card ended up in west Tulsa was partially solved. Simpson told her boss on Dec. 21 -- the day before she disappeared -- that her billfold was missing, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Wednesday.

"We do not believe the missing billfold and Simpson's murder are related," OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said.

01-30-2004, 05:17 PM
For Carolyn

03-27-2004, 09:43 AM
For Carolyn and her precious baby.

07-11-2005, 01:47 PM
A Hughes County judge concurred with an evaluation that found a woman is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly killing an acquaintance so she could steal her unborn baby.


06-26-2015, 05:48 PM
From 2006:


Goodson, 40, offered an apology after entering guilty pleas in Cleveland County District Court to two counts of first-degree murder in the Dec. 23, 2003, slaying of Carolyn Denise Simpson, 21, and Simpson’s unborn son.

District Judge William Hetherington, who was assigned the case this summer after two Hughes County judges stepped aside, sentenced Goodson to two consecutive life terms without parole.