The jury has just announced their verdict and they found Clyde Hedrick’s guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the murder of Ellen Beason. This charge brings a possible minimum sentence of 2 years with a maximum sentence of 20 years. Sentencing is Monday and it should be very interesting as the state filed that document I mentioned in earlier posts allowing evidence of other crimes in. The document, known as “State’s notice of intent to use evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts,” specifically mentions by name, two women who were killed in the 1980s. Heidi Fye and Laura Miller. Their bodies were found in a field in League City TX. Fye was found in April 1984, while Miller, whose father, Tim Miller, started Texas Equusearch “TXEQ” was found in February 1986 after disappearing in September 1984.
The state claims there is not enough evidence to charge Hedrick’s with Fye’s or Miller’s murder, but they may be able to use this information to bargain with Hedrick’s in exchange for his admission of quilt in these murders. Justice can be a dirty game that sometimes come with a price-tag, but the families of these victims deserve justice and closure, at any price.