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Deadly Duo: Paul C. White and Cleo S. Hines robbed and killed insurance agent Bob Eidman

From Paul Curtis White’s appeal: Viewed favorably to the verdict, the evidence established that Eidman was shot and killed at around 11 am on June 8, 2007. Eidman’s wallet was missing from his back pocket, and he had 3 gunshot wounds: a graze wound to the chin; a neck wound caused by a shot fired less than two feet away, which could have been fatal; and a fatal gunshot wound to the head that went through his eye and out the back of his skull. The shot through Eidman’s eye occurred when the victim was on his back with the shooter standing over him and firing at close range. There was no evidence of any other injuries or signs of struggle. All three shots had been fired from the same gun. There were two more unfired bullets on the floor, possibly resulting from the gun having jammed. The wallet and gun were never found.

Bob EidmanSurveillance video from a neighboring business showed that a Ford Focus with two people inside had driven past the insurance office twice at 10:50 and 10:54 am on the day of the murder. Several months after the crime, White and Hines were pulled over in a Ford Focus that belonged to Hines. In March of 2010, investigators matched White’s DNA to a swab from inside the victim’s back pocket. The DNA match and the traffic stop led detectives to begin investigating White and Hines for this murder.

White was brought in for questioning multiple times between September of 2010 and June of 2012, and portions of those recorded interviews were played at trial. During the first two interviews, White denied all involvement in the crime and refused to believe the detective when he told White that they had found his DNA on the victim’s clothes. About two weeks later, White was interviewed again. Initially, he again denied any involvement, but ultimately—after discussing the hypothetical possibility that he might be guilty of something less than murder—he admitted that he and Hines committed the robbery together. He explained that he had not wanted to admit to this, but when he heard what Hines and the media had been saying about what happened, he decided to confess.

White told the following story with varying degrees of consistency. White had lost money at the casino early on the morning of the crime. He and Hines, his roommate, needed money and decided to rob people who were cashing checks at Walmart. In one version, White said they abandoned that plan because there were too many cameras at 2 Walmart. Later, he said he saw a man cash a check and sent Hines to get the gun from their house, but by the time he returned, the man had already left. In any case, after aborting the Walmart plan, White suggested they rob his insurance agent instead. He knew there would be cash in Eidman’s office because White and his wife had gone there and made a cash payment to him a little over two months before. White told Hines that Eidman would recognize him. During the first interview, White claimed that he and Hines wore ski masks they had stolen from Walmart. Later, he said they bought bandanas at Walmart and wore those over their faces. There was evidence at trial that Walmart does not stock ski masks in June, but does carry bandanas all year. White tried to explain that by “ski mask” he was only referring generally to having their faces covered. The State argued that the story about masks was a ruse to convince the jury that they only intended to rob Eidman and, therefore, needed to protect their identities.

White said that after leaving Walmart, he and Hines drove to Eidman’s office, drove around the building once, and then entered the office. White saw Eidman sitting at his desk, and they demanded money. In one version, White said Eidman tried to open the drawer where he kept the cash, and then White took the victim’s wallet out of his back pocket. Later, White said that first Eidman claimed there was no money, then White took his wallet and then at some point later White tried opening the desk drawer. White claimed that he started to leave the office after taking his wallet. At some point, Hines fired a shot that gave Eidman a bloody lip. When Eidman denied having any more
money, Hines shot him again and he fell to the floor. White asked Hines if he was dead, and Hines shot Eidman again. White admitted that the gun was his and said that he and Hines split the $300 they got from Eidman’s wallet. He said different things at different
times about how they discarded the evidence.

Robert L. Eidman obituary
Two men charged in connection with Mo. insurance agent’s murder
Cleo Hines indicted on capital murder in Robert Eidman slaying
Testimony opens in 2007 slaying of St. Charles insurance agent
Man found guilty in murder of St. Charles County insurance agent
Man who murdered St. Charles insurance agent sentenced to two life terms
Defendant pleads guilty in St. Charles murder case
Cleo Hines Sentenced to Life in 2007 MO Slaying of Robert Eidman
State of Missouri v Paul Curtis White 2014 (affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Nightmare Next Door: Risky Business

Defendants
Cleo Hines – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Paul White – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

CleoHines prison mug

DOC Id 1021930
Offender Name Cleo Hines
Race Black
Sex Male
Date of Birth 01/30/1979
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 163
Hair/Eyes Black /Brown
Assigned Location Potosi Correctional Center
Address 11593 State Highway O, Mineral Point, MO 63660
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 438-6000
Sentence Summary Life (Life, Life CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE;ROBBERY 1ST DEGREE
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Ciero Hines; Cieo Hines; Cleo Scott Hines; Cieo S Hines; Cleo Hines

INMATE INFORMATION

PaulWhite prison mug

DOC Id 507232
Offender Name Paul C White
Race Black
Sex Male
Date of Birth 10/15/1976
Height/Weight 5’9″ / 199
Hair/Eyes Black /Brown
Assigned Location Jefferson City Correctional Center
Address 8200 No More Victims, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 751-3224
Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole {(6, 6, 5, 5, 5 CC) Life W/O, Life CS}
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE;FORGERY(5 CTS);ROBBERY 1ST DEGREE
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Paul C White; Paul C White; Paul Curtis White; Paul White

Deadly Wives: Denise Marie Bozarth killed husband Ed Bozarth for his inheritance; Sentenced to 14 years in prison

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Ed Bozarth
Ed Bozarth

Wife Charged In Key Largo Man’s Murder
Wife arrested for 2007 Bozarth murder
Woman Arrested For Husband’s 2007 Murder: Cops
CBS4 Investigates: Who Killed “Dead” Ed Bozarth?
Bozarth’s confession suppressed
Bozarth gets 14 years in prison (page 3A)
Woman gets 14 years in husband’s murder
‘Snapped’ television show airs Sunday recounting 2007 Bozarth murder in Key Largo

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Denise Bozarth

INMATE INFORMATION

156470

156470

DC Number: 156470
Name: BOZARTH, DENISE M
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 186 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/31/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 04/29/2014
Current Facility: GADSDEN C.F.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 11/05/2025

Aliases:
DENISE BLACK
DENISE BOZARTH
DENISE M BOZARTH
DENISE MARIE BOZARTH
DENISE MORRISON

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO RIGHT LEG 2 DOLPHINS, HEART
TATTOO RIGHT SHOULDER MANNY, HEART, WINGS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/22/2007 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 04/08/2014 MONROE 1200057 14Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 04/29/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Psycho For Love: Brian Lewis killed his girlfriend, Hayley Jones; Sentenced to life in prison, must serve at least 14 years

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Hayley Jones
Hayley Jones

Man killed wife ‘because she spent too much time on Facebook’
Jealous husband ‘murdered mother-of-four after she changed Facebook status to single’
Facebook Secrets ‘Led To Woman’s Murder’
Facebook murder trial: Son tells how he found Hayley Jones dead
Partner guilty of Facebook murder
Man jailed for Facebook murder
Family of Facebook killer’s victim tell of devastation after he is jailed for life

Movies/Documentaries
The Killing Hour: Who Do You Love?

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

Parents Gone Wild!: Amanda E. Lewis killed her daughter, Adrianna Hutto, by dunking her in water, as a punishment; She was sentenced to LWOP

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AdriannaHutto
Adrianna Hutto

Find-A-Grave: Adrianna Elaine Hutto
What Really Happened to Adrianna Lewis?
What A.J. Saw: Mother’s Fate Hinged on 7-Year-Old’s Testimony
Day Three in Lewis Murder Trial
Mother convicted of drowning daughter
Websleuths: Mother charged with drowning her 7-year-old daughter
Lewis Sentenced
Amanda E. Lewis v State of Florida 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Wikipedia: Murder of Adrianna Hutto

Movies/Documentaries
True Crime With Aphrodite Jones: Every Move She Makes
20/20: What A.J. Saw

INMATE INFORMATION

AmandaLewis prison mug

DC Number: Q21185
Name: LEWIS, AMANDA E
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/07/1979
Initial Receipt Date: 03/21/2008
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
AMANDA ELAINE HUTTO
AMANDA E LEWIS
AMANDA ELAINE LEWIS

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK HEART LOWER BACK
TATTOO LEFT ARM BEAU LEFT INNER WRIST
TATTOO RIGHT LEG JAPENESE SYMBOL RIGHT ANKLE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
08/08/2007 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/17/2008 HOLMES 0700282 SENTENCED TO LIFE
08/08/2007 AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE 03/17/2008 HOLMES 0700282 30Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 03/21/2008
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Mel and Elizabeth Grimes murders 1/29/2007 Carmel Valley, CA *Neighbor, John F. Kenney, convicted of killing his neighbors over a property dispute; Sentenced to LWOP*

Mel and Elizabeth Grimes
Mel and Elizabeth Grimes

Find-A-Grave: Mel Noble “Melvin” Grimes, Jr
Find-A-Grave: Elizabeth Rosnack Grimes
Mel and Elizabeth Grimes obituary
Neighbors’ feud turns tragic
Dying woman ID’s shooter
Conviction upheld in Carmel Valley double murder
John Kenney alleges errors in appealing conviction in Carmel Valley slayings

Movies/Documentaries
Fear Thy Neighbor: Driveway of Death
Dateline: Trouble on the Hill

INMATE INFORMATION

John Kenney

Name: KENNEY, JOHN FRANKLIN
CDCR#: G39748
Age: 80
Admission Date: 11/10/2008
Currant Location: RJ Donovan
480 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92179
(619) 661-6500

News Archive: Petit Family murders


Petit Family

Victims
William Petit, (survived)
Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48
Hayley Petit, 17
Michaela Petit, 11

Three killed in Connecticut home invasion 7/23/2007 Cheshire, CT *2 men, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, arrested*
Update: Deadly Home Invasion in CT *Suspects named: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steve Hayes; charges include Aggravated Sexual Assault *
Update: Petit Family murders *Deaths ruled homicides, more charges expected; suspects arraigned in court, bail set at $15 million each*
Update: Petit Family murders *State is seeking the death penalty*
Update: Petit Family murders – Private funeral held for family
Update: Petit Family murders *Search warrants released – new details given*
Update: Petit Family murder *Trial for Steven Hayes begins Monday*
Update: Petit Family murders *Steven Hayes convicted; faces death penalty*
Update: Petit Family murders *Both defendants convicted and sentenced to death*

Books
Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed A Family And United A Community

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Family on Sorghum Mill Drive
The Cheshire Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

StevenHayes

Inmate Number: 97425
Inmate Name: HAYES,STEVEN JOSEPH
Date of Birth: 5/30/1963
Latest Admission Date: 5/5/2003
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 12/2/2010
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

INMATE INFORMATION

Joshua Komisarjevsky

nmate Number: 299047
Inmate Name: KOMISARJEVSKY,JOSHUA A
Date of Birth: 8/10/1980
Latest Admission Date: 3/11/2002
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 1/27/2012
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: 10/5/2017
Detainer: NONE

Update: Petit Family murders *Both defendants convicted and sentenced to death*


Petit Family

Victims
William Petit, (survived)
Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48
Hayley Petit, 17
Michaela Petit, 11

News Archive: Petit Family murders
Petit Family Murders: “I just snapped,” says Stephen Hayes, convicted in deadly Conn. home invasion
Confession: Read the transcript of what Joshua Komisarjevsky said to police
Petit: Komisarjevsky Conviction ‘A Relief’
Joshua Komisarjevsky Gets Death
Joshua Komisarjevsky, Cheshire home invasion killer, asks for new trial
Joshua Komisarjevsky’s Death Sentence Gives Massacre Survivor Peace
Murderpedia: Steven Joseph Hayes
Wikipedia: Cheshire, Connecticut, home invasion murders

Books
Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed A Family And United A Community

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Family on Sorghum Mill Drive
The Cheshire Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

StevenHayes

Inmate Number: 97425
Inmate Name: HAYES,STEVEN JOSEPH
Date of Birth: 5/30/1963
Latest Admission Date: 5/5/2003
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 12/2/2010
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

INMATE INFORMATION

Joshua Komisarjevsky

nmate Number: 299047
Inmate Name: KOMISARJEVSKY,JOSHUA A
Date of Birth: 8/10/1980
Latest Admission Date: 3/11/2002
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 1/27/2012
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: 10/5/2017
Detainer: NONE

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