Spree Killers: Tina Hickey Powell and LaFonda Fay Foster killed 5 people in April 1986

remembering the victims

Victims
Carlos Kearns, 73
Virginia Kearns, 45
Trudy Harrell, 59
Jimmy Roger Keene, 47
Theodore Sweet, 52

[I could not find pictures of any of the victims. If you have one you would like to share, please let me know. Thanks!]

2 women charged after Kentucky authorities find 5 bodies
Bloody Rampage Blamed on Afternoon of Drinking : Female Ex-Convicts Charged in 5 Deaths
Women found guilty of 5 Lexington murders
Case Info: LaFonda Fay Foster
Chronicle of crime includes murder, mystery and mayhem
Woman Convicted In Infamous Lexington Killing Spree Goes Before Parole Board
No immediate parole for woman in five slayings
Tina Powell to stay in prison at least 10 more years for Lexington murders
State Supreme Court orders new hearing for LaFonda Fay Foster
1986: LaFonda Fay Foster & Tina Powell (almost to the bottom of the page)
Foster appeal
Tina Powell pen pal ad
LaFonda Foster pen pal ad

Books
Death Row Women: Shocking Stories of Americas Most Vicious Females
Women and the Death Penalty in the United States
Murders In The United States: Crimes, Killers And Victims Of The Twentieth Century

Movies/Documentaries
100 Proof
Deadly Women: Senseless Slayings

Defendants
Tina Hickey Powell – convicted; life in prison, parole denied so far, rehearing 2021
LaFonda Fay Foster – convicted; death penalty overturned, LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

TinaPowell mug

Offender Information
Name: POWELL, TINA H
Min Date: 01/20/9999
Inmate ID: 003646
Facility: Ky. Correctional Inst. for Women
Age: 53
Race: White
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 05″
Weight: 130lbs.
Inst Start Date: 06/28/1989
Aliases
Alias Name
POWELL, TINA H

Conviction Information
Offense Number 1
Indictment #: 86CR3322
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 005
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 99 years 00 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455
Offense Number 2
Indictment #: 86CR3322
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 99 years 00 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455
Offense Number 3
Indictment #: 86CR3322
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 004
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 99 years 00 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455
Offense Number 4
Indictment #: 86CR3322
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 003
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 99 years 00 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455
Offense Number 5
Indictment #: 86CR3322
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 002
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: A
Sentence Length: 99 years 00 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455

Parole Information
Hearing Date Hearing Action Months Deferred
04/25/2011 Deferred

INMATE INFORMATION

LaFondaFoster prison mug

Offender Information
Name: FOSTER, LAFONDA F
Min Date: 01/25/9999
Inmate ID: 003597
Facility: Western Ky. Correctional Complex
Age: 48
Race: White
Gender: Female
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red or Auburn
Height: 5′ 07″
Weight: 168lbs.
Inst Start Date: 06/30/1991
Aliases
Alias Name
FOSTER-SOSBE, LAFONDA F

Conviction Information
Offense Number 1
Indictment #: 86CR3321
Crime Date: 04/23/1986
Conviction Date: 04/28/1987
Conviction County: Fayette Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 439.3401
Felony Class: X
Sentence Length: 99 years 99 months 99 days
Offense: MURDER – HB455

Parole Information

No parole information found for this offender.

2 Responses

  1. Could you tell me if a book has been written on this crime? And if so, by whom? Thank you.

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