Nevada court sentences ‘serial wife killer’, Thomas Randolph, to death for murdering hitman he hired to kill 6th wife
It gives me comfort, even in here’
Man facing death penalty for killing his sixth wife and a hit man wears Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo jersey to court
Thomas Randolph was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit murder
The 62-year-old man killed his sixth wife, Sharon Causee, and the man he hired to kill her, Michael James Miller, in 2008
Jury found Thomas Randolph guilty on two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday
Handed down two death sentences for the 2008 murders Sharon Causse, and hired hitman, Michael James Miller both on May 8, 2008
Randolph returns to court Aug 23, for the formal entry of the death sentence by a judge
A nonchalant Thomas Randolph received two death sentences for killing his sixth wife and a hit man he hired to kill her
A Nevada jury sentenced to death a man convicted of killing the hitman he’d hired to murder his sixth wife.
62-year-old man Thomas Randolph was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit murder for killing his sixth wife, Sharon Causee, and the man he hired to kill her, Michael James Miller.
Making an appearance in Las Vegas last week Friday, Randolph was sporting a cavalier attitude and a Dallas Cowboys jersey, an XXXL No. 9 Tony Romo blue and white jersey with blue jeans and white gym shoes which had Chief Deputy District Attorney David Stanton telling jurors that it showed that the convicted killer had no remorse for the death of his victims, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
‘He doesn’t care about that at all. It doesn’t bother him a bit,’ the prosecutor told the newspaper.
The jurors found Thomas Randolph,guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. On Wednesday, they handed down two death sentences for the 2008 murders, one for the murder of his sixth wife, Sharon Causse, and the other for his hired hitman, Michael James Miller.
On August 23, Randolph will return to court for the formal entry of the death sentence by a judge.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Randolph showed no emotion when the sentence was read. Colleen Beyer, the daughter of the woman Randolph ordered to be killed, cried and embraced friends.
“He’s a monster,” Beyer told the Review-Journal. “He’s one evil, evil monster.”
The 62-year-old Randolph hired James Miller to break into his home and kill his wife, Sharon Causse Randolph, and make it look like a burglary, which Miller did earlier that day.
But by evening of that same day, May 8, 2008 the kill buyer stalked his hired gun to Miller’s friend’s garage and shot him five times.
It was later revealed that Randolph had four different insurance policies on Sharon totaling $360,000.
Randolph was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
In response to the prosecution characterization that ‘Any rational compassionate human being would be appalled at themselves.’
Randolph said that he wanted to wear the jersey over a traditional suit or shirt and tie. He explained that he made the choice for his last day of trial because he would have the chance to speak to jurors.
‘Since I’ve been 12, I’ve been a Cowboys fan,’ he said in the holding cell. ‘It gives me comfort, even in here.’
Since he was arrested in January 2009, Randolph has only worn jail clothing.
Randolph told the jury that he is frightened by the thought of having to serve a prison sentence among the general population, as he referenced three of his four dead wives.
‘I’ve lived a helluva good life,’ he said. ‘I’ve been blessed … I’m sorry that all this happened. … We’ll do one appeal, and if it doesn’t work, give me that shot, and I’ll go meet Sharon and Becky and Francis.’
Prosecutors argue that Randolph tried to hire a hitman in Utah 20 years prior
Of wearing the jersey in court on Friday, Randolph said: ‘Since I’ve been 12, I’ve been a Cowboys fan. It gives me comfort, even in here.’
Jurors now have the task of agreeing on one of four possible sentences for Randolph which include: 20 years to life in prison, 20 to 50 years in prison, life in prison without the possibility of parole, or death.
Coleen Bayer, causse’s daughter wipes away tears in court as her mother’s killer is sentenced to death
They are expected to make the decision on July 5, KSNV reported.
While asking jurors to spare his life, one of his lawyers said they should consider the fact that he’s a Dallas Cowboys’ fan.
Randolph wore a gray Cowboys T-shirt during a video re-enactment of the killings.
‘It only takes one of you to to stop death,’ Deputy Special Public Defender Clark Patrick told the jury.
The jury handed Thomas Randolph (left in arrest photo) two death sentence on July 5.
The killings happened in May 2008 when Randolph told authorities that he saw a man wearing a black ski mask moments after he found his wife shot in the head inside of their home.
Randolph told police that he brushed up against the man and shot him five times.
However, prosecutors countered that his story made no sense. They used the similarities between the death of his second wife and the two killings.
The 62-year-old man was arrested by police in January of 2009 for the double homicide.
prosecutors claimed in court that the killings were motivated by his greed, as he stood to gain roughly $360,000 in insurance money from his sixth wife’s death.
He collected $530,000 in insurance money from four policies after his second wife, Becky Gault, died in 1986. Randolph was acquitted of that murder despite evidence that he had hired a hitman to murder her. Her death was ruled a suicide and he pled guilty to tampering with a witness.
Two years later, Randolph hired an assassin Harold Tarantino, to kill his then wife Debbie Randolph. The Insurance policies on Debbie was $530,840. Tarantino testified against Randolph in the death of his sixth wife.
Randolph tried to hire Eric Tarantino [left], to kill his then wife Becky Gault, [right] in 1988. He collected on her life insurance policies too
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth called Randolph the ‘worst of the worst’ criminals. She added that he’s even dangerous from behind bars.
‘Shouldn’t the death penalty be about the worst of the worst?’ the prosecutor said.
‘It should be saved for those human beings in society who are the worst of the worst.’
Prosecutors said 20 years prior Randolph hired a hitman, Tarantino in Utah to kill his then wife Debbie Randolph.
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