William Reece Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Serial Killer, Fast Facts

William Reece Wiki, Biography

William Reece, a serial killer already serving a death sentence for the murder of a woman in Oklahoma, admitted to killing three Texas girls in 1997. The murders went unsolved for decades until last June, when he finally confessed that he was behind their disappearances and deaths. .

The 48-hour CBS episode, titled The Missing Daughters, will shed light on the horrifying exploits of William Reece. Reece recently confessed to the murders of Kelli Ann Cox, 20, Laura Kate Smither, 12, Jessica Lee Cain, 17, and Tiffany Johnston, 19.

He committed four murders and one kidnapping over a five-month period in 1997, going on a rampage throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He committed the murders after serving jail time for raping two women in Oklahoma. It took investigators nearly 20 years before they connected him to the unsolved homicides.

William Reece: Five quick facts to know about the convicted serial killer on death row

1) William Reece physically abused his first wife

William Reece married a woman named Judy Flaming in 1979 after she became pregnant, and shortly after her marriage, he joined the Oklahoma National Guard for a short time. A year after they were married, her wife filed for divorce from her, but Reece convinced her to remarry him and the couple soon had their second child.

According to Flaming, Reese began to drink heavily and become violent. In 1982, she even filed a police report after he physically assaulted her, claiming that her husband threatened to kill her with a knife and shotgun. She later divorced him for the second time. Reece remarried, but a few months later, his second wife filed for divorce.

2) Reece Was Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Two Women Before Going On The Kill

William Reece kidnapped the 19-year-old daughter of a sheriff’s officer in April 1986. He was working as a truck driver at the time, and she reportedly convinced her to get into her vehicle by promising to take her to the nearest pay phone. . Instead, he tied her up and raped her. But the victim managed to escape and report the incident to the authorities. Reece was arrested and charged, but released after posting bail.

A month after his bail, Reece assaulted another woman while he was still on the run and was arrested yet again. He was tried on two counts of rape, convicted, and sentenced to 25 years in prison. However, an appeal showed that Reece’s prosecution case had procedural flaws, which led to his sentence being reduced and his parole granted in October 1996.

Reece moved into his mother’s house in Anadarko, Oklahoma, after her release. He licensed it in early 1997 and eventually moved to Houston, Texas.

3) William Reece went on a five-month murder spree in 1997

Reece was named a suspect in the kidnapping and attempted rape of 19-year-old Sandra Sapaugh in the fall of 1997. She claimed that in May 1997, Reece lured her into her truck by offering to help her with a flat tire situation. He then assaulted her and tied her wrists before leaving.

Sapaugh was able to escape the restraints and jump from the vehicle, sustaining horrific injuries in the process. She survived the incident and reported it to the authorities. She was able to identify her attacker and revealed her badge number once she underwent hypnosis. She even identified Reece in a police photo database, which resulted in her eventual arrest.

In 1997, Reece was convicted of the kidnapping charge and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Police suspected Reece of involvement in the disappearance of three teenagers from Houston and the surrounding suburbs, one of whom was last seen alive and later discovered dead near her workplace.

4) In 2021, Reece was sentenced to death for the murder of Tiffany Johnston.

Reece began helping with investigations into the other murders in 2016 while serving a 60-year prison term for the 1998 kidnapping of Sandra Sapaugh in Texas. He was transferred from Texas to Oklahoma in July to face Johnston’s murder charges. over there. The trial began on April 21, 2017, but was adjourned to June 2019.

The trial was once again indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in May 2021. He was finally found guilty on all counts by a jury on May 28 after years of delays, and the U.S. District Court Oklahoma County formally sentenced him to death in August.

5) Last June, William Reece confessed to the other three murders he committed in 1997.

William Reece returned to Texas to face justice for the murders of Laura Smither, Kelli Cox and Jessica Cain after being convicted of the murder of Tiffany Johnston. The 62-year-old man pleaded guilty to the 1997 murders of Laura Smither of Friendswood, Jessica Cain of Tiki Island and Kelli Cox of Denton.

Reece was already on death row at the time he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison in each case.

Learn more about the case in the CBS 48 Hour episode titled The Missing Daughters.

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