Dale Eaton—white, age 43
Sentenced to death in Natrona County, Wyoming
Date of crime: March 1988
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Eaton kidnapped Lisa Marie Kimmel on a desolate stretch of Interstate 25 near Casper. He took in her car to his property where he repeatedly raped her, and then killed her by beating and stabbing. He dumped her body into the North Platte River. He was not a suspect for many years until a routine check of Wyoming’s DNA database led to his arrest. Kimmel’s car was then found buried in his backyard. No information is available on the defense approach to the case.
Prosecutor(s): Kevin Meenan
Defense lawyer(s): unknown
Sources: Rocky Mountain News (Denver) 3/19/04, Denver Post 5/21/04 (both available on Lexis/Nexis USNEWSPAPERS database)