September 19, 1993 |
A man who once claimed to have killed 72 people was sentenced to death Saturday for the rape and strangulation of a 10-year-old girl. A Harrison County jury deliberated three hours before returning the verdict against Donald Leroy Evans, 36. Jurors had convicted him Thursday of the 1991 sexual battery and murder of Beatrice Louise Routh. They could have sentenced him to life in prison.
August 16, 1991 |
Federal and state law enforcement officials, inundated by inquiries from 20 states, said they will proceed deliberately in investigating claims by a self-professed serial killer that he murdered more than 60 people since 1977. Officials said a special FBI team specializing in serial murders was formed to help to verify the claims of Donald Leroy Evans, 34, of Galveston, Tex. "You're not going to see us doing a Henry Lucas thing," Gulfport, Miss.
October 30, 1991 |
A drifter who claims that he killed more than 70 people during a 10-year cross-country spree has been moved from a county jail to what authorities call the nation's most secure prison. Donald Leroy Evans, 35, was moved Monday from Harrison County Jail to Marion Federal Penitentiary in Illinois. "Federal authorities are doing what is in the best interest of the people, by providing the maximum security for such a dangerous criminal," Dist. Atty. Cono Caranna said.
August 14, 1991 |
A man accused of kidnaping and slaying a homeless 10-year-old girl has told investigators that he killed more than 60 people in a 10-year rampage across the country, a Biloxi, Miss., newspaper reported. Fred Lusk, court-appointed attorney for Donald Leroy Evans, told the Sun Herald that the count could go higher, but investigators "have what we believe is all he can recall in detail at the present time."