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    Felix Vail

    hope i'm doing this right. i started reading about this and came here. tried searching here but didn't see anything on this guy. he is scary and glad they finally caught him after all this time.





    trial starts August 8, 2016

    Meet Felix Vail, the last known person to see three women alive: his wife in 1962, Mary; his common law wife in 1973, Sharon; and his wife in 1984, Annette, in Episode 1 of the USA TODAY special video series, Gone. Steve Elfers, USA TODAY




    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/n...er-1/87405946/
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Excellent interactive from the Clarion-Ledger:

    http://www.clarionledger.com/pages/interactives/gone/

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    Threads on Vail's alleged victims:

    Sharon Hensley - February 1973

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ght=Felix+vail

    Annette Carver Vail - October 1984

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ght=Felix+vail

    Mary Horton Vail - October 1962

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ght=Felix+vail

    Seems right to have a thread to bring them all together.
    Last edited by sillybilly; 08-07-2016 at 03:19 PM. Reason: edit to add "alleged" as per member request

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    Annette Carver Vail Oct. 5, 1984

    another wife missing http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...hur-5-Oct-1984
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Clarion-Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell:

    https://m.facebook.com/jerry.mitchell.5872?fref=nf

    On Twitter: @JMitchellNews

    He is in Lake Charles, Louisiana to cover the trial that begins on Monday, August 8.

    From his most recent article:

    He is the last known person with three women: his wife, Mary Horton Vail, whose 1962 death was declared an accidental drowning and has now been ruled a homicide; the woman he called his wife, Sharon Hensley, who disappeared in 1973; and his wife, Annette Craver Vail, who disappeared in 1984.

    All three families are expected to testify at trial — one of the rare cases where this has taken place.
    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/n...tion/87932824/

    Do you know Felix Vail?

    https://m.facebook.com/doyouknowfelixvail/

    That Facebook page belongs to Gina Frenzel, the private investigator who assisted Jerry Mitchell with his investigation into Vail.

    Private investigator Gina Frenzel of Kerrville helped bring an accused wife-killer to a Louisiana courtroom this August after she got involved in one of the oldest “cold cases” on record.
    She also is working with a documentary company on this story, but is frustrated by no cameras being allowed in the Louisiana courtroom for Vail’s trial. She previously started a Facebook site, “Do you know Felix Vail?”

    “It’s really lit up since the national exposure.”

    “We have no proof he killed the other two, but I’m convinced there still could be other victims out there,” Frenzel said.
    http://m.hccommunityjournal.com/arti....html?mode=jqm

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    Jury selection gets underway Monday morning in the trial of Felix Vail.
    Defense attorneys are asking for a change of venue due to national publicity in the case. They also argued it's not fair to bring him to trial now, after so many years when evidence is gone and many witnesses are dead or unable to remember.
    http://m.kplctv.com/kplctv/db_375878...tguid=hJCqqmFX

    It is the oldest prosecution of a suspected serial killer in U.S. history — nearly 54 years between the Oct. 28, 1962, death of his first wife, Mary, and this week’s trial.
    All three families are expected to testify at trial — one of the rare cases where this has taken place.

    The trial could make history in other ways.
    If a jury convicts Vail and his conviction sticks, this could go down as the “the coldest case ever solved” in America.

    That’s what CNN dubbed the 2012 murder conviction of Jack McCullough, who was convicted of the 1957 killing of 7-year-old Maria Elizabeth Ridulph — nearly 55 years between the slaying and the conviction.

    But in March, prosecutors asked the trial judge to toss out McCullough’s conviction, determining through phone records that he could not have been present for her abduction. He walked free from prison.
    Up to 150 potential jurors are expected to appear this morning at the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse.
    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/n...pens/88381248/

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    @KplcTschmidt

    Judge Robert Wyatt has convened court in the matter of Felix Vail, charged with murder of Mary Horton Vail in 1962.

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    found guilty given life sentence. took 1 hour for jury to decide



    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/n...oing/88675060/
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!




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