Russell Stager murder 2/1/1988 Durham, NC *Wife, Barbara, convicted of his murder; death sentence overturned, sentenced to life in prison*


Russell Stager

[A piece of trivia: I met Barbara Stager many years ago, when I was about 10 years old. But I think she was Barbara Ford then. She and a boyfriend (can’t remember his name) went to the car auctions in NC, and my sister and I used to go with our Dad to them. My dad thought her boyfriend was her husband (she introduced him as such) and my dad was a bit freaked out when I told him about this case. I was reading the book and asked him if he remembered the case. He looked at the book and the pictures and was stunned. He said Barbara was really nice. He reminded me about the car auctions and I remembered her. She probably would not remember me or my sister, but we were just kids then.]

Find-A-Grave: Russell A. “Russ” Stager
Movies Based On True Stories: Before He Wakes
Jurors will hear tape of voice
N.C. mother of 2 found guilty in death of husband
Jury will hear of earlier death
Jury to decide if Stager gets death penalty
Stager (2nd part)
Did she forget?
N.C. woman sentenced to death
Stager gets death
Court hears appeal
Resentencing set in coach’s death
Killer To Get A New Hearing
Parole opposed for Durham woman who killed husband
Investigator fights to keep Durham woman locked up for 1988 murder
STAGER, RUSS – LARRY FORD – BARBARA STAGER -CONVICTED MURDERER
Wikipedia: Barbara Stager

Books
Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex and Murder (good book)

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: No Accident
Captured: Jo Lynn Snow
Scorned: Love Kills: ‘Til Debt Do Us Part
American Justice: Till Death Do Us Part: The Barbara Stager Story
Before He Wakes
City Confidential: Durham: Dangerous Housewife

INMATE INFORMATION

BarbaraStager prison mug2
BARBARA T STAGER
Offender Number: 0386206
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Age: 66
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Name(s) Of Record
Last : STAGER
First Name: BARBARA
Middle Name: T
Name Type: COMMITTED

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 08/31/1993
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 05/19/1989
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 1
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2012
Number Of Infractions: 2
Last Infraction Date: 10/07/1994
Current Location: RALEIGH CCW
Previous Location: SOUTHERN CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM SOUTHERN CI
Last Movement Date: 09/15/2011

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BA-001

Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 05/19/1989

County Of Conviction: LEE
Service Status: EAR.TERM

Sentence Begin Date: 05/19/1989
Sentence Status: VACATED

Actual Release Date: 09/03/1991
Punishment Type: FAIR FELONS

Projected Release Date: DEATH
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: DEATH ROW
Minimum Term: DEATH Maximum Term: DEATH

Commitment: CONCURRENT TO SENTENCE NUMBER BA-002
Docket#: 89001008
Offense (Qualifier): MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date: 02/01/1988
Type: FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code: CLASS A

Sentence Number: BA-003
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 08/31/1993
County Of Conviction: CHATHAM
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 08/31/1993
Sentence Status: CORRECT
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: FAIR FELONS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term:
Maximum Term: LIFE

Commitment: INITIAL
Docket#: 93003391
Offense (Qualifier): MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date: 02/01/1988
Type: FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code: CLASS A

4 Responses

  1. When is her next parole hearing? I’ve read 2012 but when in 2012?

  2. I just read online somewhere her next parole hearing was to be June 1, 2013 but cannot find out what happened !

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