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Adrian Newton
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Birth: 1963
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1987
Harris County
Texas, USA

In March 1987, Frances Newton took out $50,000 life insurance policies on her 23-year-old husband, Adrian, and her 21-month old daughter, Farrah. A policy already existed for her 7-year-old son, Alton. At the time, the Newtons were having marital problems. Although they lived together, they were both dating other people. On April 7, 1987, police were dispatched to their apartment complex on a report of a possible shooting. The deputy found the bodies of Frances Newton's husband and two children, each shot to death with a .25 caliber handgun. Frances Newton and her cousin were at the location when the deputy arrived. Earlier in the evening, Newton took a blue bag out of her car and put it in an abandoned house which belonged to her parents. A homicide detective later recovered the bag, which containing a .25 automatic pistol. A ballistics expert established that the pistol was the murder weapon. Gunpowder residue was found on Frances Newton's skirt. Newton, the primary beneficiary on the insurance policies, made claims on the policies following the killings. Frances Newton maintained her innocence throughout, blaming the killings on an unknown drug dealer who was owed money by her husband. She was executed September 14, 2004.

 
 
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 Children:
  Alton Newton (1980 - 1987)*
  Farrah Newton (1985 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Paradise North Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: lovesII&quiet
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96462716
Adrian Newton
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Adrian Newton
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