‘Black widower’, Thomas Randolph, 68, is found guilty of killing his sixth wife and the hit man he hired to murder her in a retrial
Randolph, 68, was first tried in 2017 and convicted of the murders of his sixth wife Sharon Causse and Michael Miller, 38, the friend he hired for the hit
Miller staged the scene like a botched home invasion, Randolph collected more than $360,000 in life insurance payouts, then shot and killed miller in 2008
Years into his stay on death row his conviction was overturned by the Nevada Supreme court in 2020, prompting a retrial
The outcome was same as the first trial
Sentencing is set for October 12, prosecutors said given his age they are seeking the death penalty for the convict
Serial ‘black widower’ and six-times married Thomas Randolph [photo], has been convicted for a second time for the murders of his sixth wife and the hitman he hired to murder her, after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled a retrial was needed – years after he went on death row
A serial ‘black widower’ has been convicted for a second time for the murders of his sixth wife and the hitman he hired to murder her, after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled a retrial was needed – years after he went on death row.
Six-time married Thomas Randolph, the 68-year-old killer who was the subject of the 2021 Dateline miniseries, ‘The Widower’, stared straight ahead without emotion as jurors in Nevada read out the guilty verdict last week.
Randolph was facing a retrial for the crime, after his first conviction at the first trial was overturned on appeal.
At his first trial Thomas Randolph [left] was convicted for master-minding the death of his sixth wife Sharon Causse [right]. His handyman friend Michael Miller was the trigger man
At his 2017 trial, prosecutors accused him of arranging for his friend and handyman Michael Miller, 38, to kill his sixth wife, Sharon Causse, in what would’ve appeared to have been a home invasion, in order to collect $360,000 in life insurance payouts. He faced the same accusations at the retrial.
Sharon Causse Randolph, 47, died in 2008 after a masked and armed man broke into Randolph’s house in Nevada and shot her dead. But in a shocking twist, Randolph, to tie up loose ends shot his hitman and former friend dead.
On May 8, 2008. Sharon Causse Randolph and the intruder Michael James Miller were both found dead in the former’s northwest valley home in Las Vegas.
Randolph sat on death row for several years after his first conviction for the betrayal and killings.
Becky Gault [left], was found with a bullet lodged in her head, through Randolph was never convicted of her murder. Another ex, Gayna Allmon [right], told Nevada jurors that she believes he tried to kill her in an attempted shooting while they were married
Several of Randolph’s ex-wives including Kathryn Thomas [right], testified in his trials, painting a picture of a manipulative and violent man during his trial for the murder of his sixth wife Sharon Causse [left]
Family members of his victims were overjoyed to hear that the outcome of the first trial was vindicated, as Randolph was convicted for the murders at retrial.
Colleen Beyer, the daughter of Sharon Causse, clasped her hands to her mouth when the verdict was read out.
‘I’m so relieved, it’s unbelievable. It’s been 15 years, and it’s been a twisted nightmare,’ she told the Las Vegan Review-Journal.
‘I’m absolutely ecstatic and thrilled and relieved that he’s off the streets – that he cannot do this to another woman again. Because he’s a predator, he’s a serious predator,’ she said through tears.
Randolph maintained his innocence ever since prosecutors began investigating him in connection with Sharon’s murder.
While the 2017 Nevada jury convicted him of both the Causse and Miller murders, the state’s Supreme Court overturned the case in 2020, arguing that local prosecutors shouldn’t have used ‘prior bad-act evidence.’
Juries in both the 2017 and 2023 trials heard evidence from and about several of his ex-wives, which painted a picture of a violent, abusive and manipulative man who had a pattern of marrying, then abusing women.
Serial wife killer Thomas Randolph, seen [photo], in the 2021 Dateline miniseries called ‘The Widower’, will be sentenced in October after his conviction – a second time – for the murders of his sixth wife and the hitman he hired for the job
‘Hit man’ Michael Miller [photo], was hired by Randolph to kill his then-wife Sharon Causse, staged to look like a botched home invasion. In an twist of irony, after the job he was then murdered by his employer
The fate of people who crossed paths with Randolph is a a tale of the macabre. Among the prosecution witnesses was Thomas Randolph’s first wife Kathryn Thomas, who he married his in 1975 when she was just 18 years old and he was 20. At Randolph’s first trial, Kathryn, who divorced him in 1983, told jurors that he was a controlling, manipulative and psychologically abusive person.
His second wife Becky Gault prosecutors said was found dead with a bullet in her skull in the home she shared with Randolph just three years after she married him.
The couple got married on the same day in 1983 when his divorce with Kathryn Thomas was finalized.
Randolph received a $500,000 life insurance payout after Becky’s death was initially ruled a suicide.
He was later charged, and acquitted, for her murder.
Cops later discovered he used to sing songs about murdering her. He also hired a hitman to kill her, who ended up being an undercover police officer. While Randolph pled guilty to witness tampering, he was never convicted of her murder.
Randolph’s third wife, Gayna Allmon told jurors at his first trial she believes that Randolph tried to kill her in an attempted shooting. She revealed when they were married, Randolph shot at her while cleaning his gun. The bullet left a hole in their kitchen, and she believed her life was in danger after that.
Randolph’s wife Francis Thomas, seen [photo], with Randolph died in the hospital in 2004 following botched heart surgery. Randolph did not allow her daughter to see her while hospitalized. Witness Glen Morrison, said Randolph asked him to kill her and to stage the crime scene as a robbery
On May 8, 2008, wife number six, Sharon Causse, [photo], died in what appeared to be a home invasion. Randolph said “that an intruder shot and killed his wife, and that he shot and killed the intruder.” The intruder was Michael Miller, who Randolph hired to murder Sharon
Yet another wife, Francis Thomas, died in the hospital in 2004 following botched heart surgery. A witness, Glen Morrison, told jurors he was asked by Randolph to kill her and to stage the crime scene as a robbery, in an eerily similar way to how his then-future wife Sharon Causse died.
Francis’ daughter was allegedly not allowed to visit her mother while she was sick.
On top of this, Randolph reportedly cremated Francis’ body less than 24 hours after she died.
While he was married to Leona Stapleton, his fifth wife, there is little public knowledge about her. Her family told the court during his first trial that she had died of cancer.
District Judge Tierra Jones has scheduled Randolph’s sentencing for October 12. Prosecutors previously had said that given the defendant’s age, they are not seeking the death penalty.