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TX - T. Cullen Davis & the murders of Andrea Wilborn, Stan Farr, Fort Worth, 1976

Discussion in 'Past Trial Discussion Threads' started by NewMom2003, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. NewMom2003

    NewMom2003 Former Member

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    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_g...=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=cullen+davis

    Michelle, here is a list from amazon. I've read them all and can't remember one from the next so I don't know which one to recommend. Sorry. It's a very intriguing case though. It's what got me hooked on true crime.

    There is also a mini-series about the case starring Heather Locklear as Priscilla. It was pretty campy I thought and could have been done so much better.

    Here is another book. Amazon says it's currently unavailable but you might find a copy on ebay.
    http://www.amazon.com/MURDER-COMPEL...f=sr_1_21/104-1767864-3390312?ie=UTF8&s=books

    There is one other book about the case that I can't remember the title of and I can't find on amazon. I'll look some more.
     
  2. HeartofTexas

    HeartofTexas New Member

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    I thought Blood Will Tell by Gary Cartwright told the story well. Others might have better recommendations, so don't necessarily rely on mine!
     
  3. BOZGAL

    BOZGAL New Member

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    Remember Cullen Davis well.
    Best example to date in my opinion of $$$ buying the verdict.
    Racehorse Haynes at his best.
    Unbelievable.

    jmho
     
  4. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Heartoftexas...thanks for bumping up this thread. I had not heard of his house fire...total news to me.

    I read one of the books about these murders a few years back and was infuriated at how this a$$ got off scot-free. What a horrible excuse for a man. And how he made up such lame excuses about the recorded conversation regarding killing the judge....and the jury bought it! I still can't figure out which book it was but it was what hooked me on true crime as well.

    This guy deserves every nasty, rotten thing life has to offer him....along with his lying current wife.
     
  5. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    He survived a house fire? Wow, the man upstairs must have something really special planned for his exit from this world...
     
  6. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    What's Cullen up to these days anyone know?
     
  7. teedie2

    teedie2 Well-Known Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Cullen_Davis

    "According to the profile on Power, Privilege and Justice and on A&E's American Justice, Cullen Davis became a born-again Christian and is now a Christian missionary."

    Guess this was after he lost his fortune and declared bankruptcy. I tried to read a book about him one time, but got so mad and upset about what he seemed to be getting away with that I never finished it.
     
  8. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Thank you Teedie. He's getting up there in age.
     
  9. BOZGAL

    BOZGAL New Member

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    While discussing this case with a friend I found this bit of information I have never read or heard of. :thud:
    Of course the books I read about TCD were published well before 2004.

    Thought I would share the links.

    In 2004, Billy Vickers, a man sentenced to death in an unrelated case, claimed that he had been the one who murdered Farr and Wilborn.[7]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Cullen_Davis

    Then more information about Billy Vickers.

    In his last statement, Vickers admitted to killing Phillip Kinslow. "It was nothing personal, I was just trying to make a living," he said. Vickers then took credit for more than a dozen other killings. "I'm sorry, but I am not sure how many. There must be a dozen or 14, I believe, all total." He only mentioned one specific case: "One I would like to clear up his Cullen Davis, where he was charged with shooting his wife," Vickers said, without elaborating. Davis, a former Texas oil millionaire, was tried and acquitted of killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter in 1976. Davis's wife, Priscilla, was also shot, and her boyfriend was killed.

    "I wish to say to my family, I'm sorry for all the grief I've put you through," Vickers added. He was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m.

    Jack Strickland, a former prosecutor who worked on the Cullen Davis case, said that he had never heard of Vickers and doubted that he was involved in the shooting. "I certainly don't put any stock in it, not the slightest bit," Strickland said.

    http://www.txexecutions.org/reports/317.asp

    I must say I agree with JS about this pile of stuff. :rolleyes:

    jmho
     
  10. Leomoon80

    Leomoon80 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder WHY a man would lie at his deathbed, his last words?

    Ordinarily, they tell the truth while drawing their last breath?

    It seems to me most prosecutors have a stake in saying they were not wrong afterall for prosecuting a man for murder?

    However, even "If" this guy is telling the truth, it still stands to reason he did it for money and for T. Cullen Davis who hired him. At least that is how I'd perceive it on the face of it. He (Davis) is the only one with a motive.
     
  11. RAELON

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    Just saw his story on Behind Mansion Walls earlier this week.
     
  12. RammerJammer

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    My husband brought this case up earlier this week, too, as we were discussing the Casey Anthony trial and verdict.
     
  13. SunnieRN

    SunnieRN Active Member

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    Unless this other man looked just like him, I can't see three people mistaking him for Cullen Davis. Also, if the two women were shouting the wrong name, it would have behoved this other guy to take off, figuring no one would ever find him. They would be looking for Cullen Davis.

    Talk about a good lawyer!! Either that, or the members of the jury made more than their stipend from the county while sitting on that jury!

    RIP Andrea! The boogey man can't hide from God!!
     
  14. pam916

    pam916 New Member

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    Great book about the murder.
     
  15. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    When A Texas Oilman Stood Trial For Murder

    Cullen Davis was never convicted of a crime, and more than 40 years later he maintains his innocence in a phone interview with Forbes. His theory on the true killer: “No possible idea.”
     
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