On Wednesday, a jury in Las Vegas decided that Thomas Randolph, 62, was going to get the death penalty after he was found guilty of murdering his 6th wife… years after he was cleared of murder charges against his second wife.
Both families of each wife celebrated in court when the verdict was handed down.
Randolph hired a hit man to kill his sixth wife, Sharon Causse. Then, Randolph decided to cover up the crime by shooting Michael James Miller, the man who killed her, in May 2008, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Daily Mail reports:
Family and friends rejoiced in the verdict and sentence. They had a long wait. Randolph was first arrested in January 2009. The trial took eight years as Randolph was a master of stalling, and fired several attorneys over the years.
‘I feel that’s really what he deserves,’ Causse’s daughter Colleen Beyer told the Las Vegas Review. ‘He’s a monster. He’s one evil, evil monster.’
Randolph had said he found Causse dead of a gunshot wound in the hallway of their Las Vegas home, and when he saw a man in a ski mask, who turned out to be Miller, shot him five times.
However, investigators were suspicious given that one wife had already died of a gunshot to the head, Randolph had $360,000 worth of insurance on Causse, and the ‘burglar’ turned out to be Randolph’s handyman, Miller.
Randolph actually received two death sentences, one for each victim, from a jury of eight women and four men.
Three decades ago, Randolph was acquitted of the murder in the death of his second wife, Becky Gault Randolph, who was found dead of a single bullet to the head in the couple’s Clearfield, Utah, home in 1986.
Her death saw him get insurance payouts of $250,000. He claimed his wife had committed suicide and had tried it once before, but prosecutors claimed that he and friend Eric Tarantino planned her murder.
A former friend testified that Randolph used to walk round singing the chilling lyrics to Rod Stewart’s Foolish Behavior, which include lines such as ‘They’ll think suicide, they won’t know who done it/I’m gonna kill my wife, I’m really gonna take her life,’ after the death of Gault.
Randolph was acquitted of murder in that trial, although he pleaded guilty to tampering with a witness.