Judith Kay Weeks

Judith Kay Weeks

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 4 Apr 1999 (aged 44)
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 107478720 · View Source
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Judith Kay Weeks was born in Cedar Rapids on January 9, 1955, the daughter of Everett and Katherine (Fabritz) Weeks.

She had a son, Ryan, and daughter, Kristin.

Judith was killed on Sunday, April 4, 1999, in the back yard of a vacant apartment house at 1319 Second Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She had suffered a wound to her forehead caused by a bladed object.

Cedar Rapids police offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in her case, but the funds went unclaimed and Judith's murder remained unsolved for 14 years.

On August 19, 2013, Cedar Rapids police announced they had made an arrest in Judith's murder. Deshaun Lamonte Phillips, 34, was arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota and returned to Iowa officials.

On July 28, 2016, Phillips was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and given a 10-year prison sentence. Based on the time he'd already spent in prison since his arrest, it made him almost immediately eligible for parole.

Judith was survived by her mother, Katherine; son Ryan; daughter Kristin (Coker) Twilla; one brother, Thomas Weeks; three sisters, Barbara Weeks Walter, Paula Weeks Musel, and Kathleen Weeks Bessey; and grandmother, Elizabeth Fabritz.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Private memorial services were held at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Jody Ewing
  • Added: 28 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107478720
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judith Kay Weeks (9 Jan 1955–4 Apr 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107478720, citing Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jody Ewing (contributor 47271115) .