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Psycho For Love: Richard Herrin killed Bonnie Joan Garland because she wanted to date others; Sentenced to 8-25 years in prison

Bonnie Garland

Find-A-Grave: Bonnie Joan Garland
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Wikipedia: Bonnie Garland
Wikipedia: Bonnie Garland murder case
A Killer, Insanity and the Price of Forgiveness
An American Tragedy
Crazed Yale student kills girlfriend with blow to head in 1977, gets off easy
The Yale Murder: Richard Herrin Kills Girlfriend Bonnie Garland in Jealous Rage
Lots of Brains
Memories of a Slaying That Split Latinos
Garland v Herrin 1983 (civil)
Man convicted in Yale killing has job running safe community agency
Socorro’s safety man on parole for east coast killing

The Killing of Bonnie Garland: A Question of Justice
The Yale Murder – The Compelling True Narrative of the Fatal Romance of Bonnie Garland and Richard Herrin


Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/02/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 78A2518
Date of Birth 12/16/1953
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility COLLINS
Date Received (Original) 07/28/1978
Date Received (Current) 07/28/1978
Admission Type
County of Commitment WESTCHESTER

Crimes of Conviction
Class: B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 04/02/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0008 Years, 04 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 07/1995
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 09/12/1986
Conditional Release Date 01/12/1995
Maximum Expiration Date 05/12/2003
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

4 Responses

  1. […] Tags: 1977, bonnie Garland, conviction, homicide, manslaughter, New York, richard Herrin, …https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/famous-murders-of-the-20th-century-bonnie-garland-murd…Read “RE: ZR-1 allocations and delivery” at C6 Corvette ZR1 Forum…Bellflower, CA Community […]


  2. Not many people know this but I was Richard Herrin’s Best friend at Lincoln High School, we both were in the football team and were friends from Junior high school through the incident with Bonnie happened. Having known Richard in high school and knowing what he went through with his step father I still can’t understand what made him do what he did. He was a very gentle person and I was the bad mean football player. to this day I still don’t understand why he did what he did. But it must have been something really scary in his head that made him commit this act of violence.


  3. This day in crime history:

    1977 Richard Herrin savagely murders Bonnie Garland


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