‘Kiss and Kill’ killer dead at 75 .. Odessa American An Odessan who was the gunman in the infamous “Kiss and Kill” case that titillated Odessans during the early 1960s has died at age 75. The “Kiss and Kill” murder trial was made for headlines. A Kiss Before Dying .. Texas Monthly Betty Williams was a fast girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Mack Herring was a handsome football player with all the right friends. When he broke up with her during her senior year at Odessa High School, her world fell apart. But she asked him for one last favor: to kill her.