The Wrongful Conviction of Kara Garvin

Characters

Kara Micah Garvin – The Accused 

Paul Balmer – Drug Dealer, Boyfriend of Kara.  

 
AS – Child Anthony Stapleton (eyewitness) Grandson of 2 Victims, nephew of one. 

Bob Dameron – Real name James Michael Dameron, Neighbor, testified as eyewitness, Deceased now.  Can’t read or write, can’t see, hear, or speak well, Rumored to drink a lot. Could not identify until after her mug shot was on the TV all day. 

Denver Triggs – Detective in Sheriff’s Department, Friend of Paul Balmer and Dave Haney

L W – Addict (at the time)  Nephew of Det Denver Triggs 

Dave Haney – Addict Friend of Paul Balmer, (ex Sheriff’s Deputy) Associate of Denver

Robert Applegate – Husband of Kara Garvin 

Robin Rose – Live in of Paul Balmer, mother of his child, Died of a shot of her head May 2008. Ruled suicide.  

Dep. Metzler - Deputy was at Dotson house in September 2008 and told Audrey Dotson and  granddaughter that Paul killed Robin and they knew it.  

Charles or Chuck Knight – Lead Defense Attorney from Meigs Co, Ohio

William or Bill Eaches – Defense Attorney from Gallia County, Ohio

Pat Apel – Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Scioto County Ohio

Julie Hutchinson – Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Drama Queen, UnProfessional acting

Judge Howard Harcha -  Presiding Judge Leaving for Cruise Had to have trial finished. He told Jury they were correct in their verdict that she was involved in a crime with Paul Balmer in KY where she drove the get away care.  (NOT TRUE, so did he judge this trial with his mind made up already? 

Matt Spencer - Lead Detective, very close friend of Det Triggs 

Paul Blaine -  Detective

Solomon Fullero - Expert Witness Eyewitness Identification


Victims

Edward Mollett – Father, Drug dealer

Juanita Mollett – Wife of Ed, Addict

Christina Mollett – Daughter of Ed and Juanita, Addict 
 

Family

Micah Stiverson – Kara’s daughter

Andi Garvin (Webb at the time) – Sister of Kara Garvin

Audrey Dotson – Kara’s Mother

Bill Dotson – Kara’s stepfather

Ralph Garvin – Kara’s father

Richard M. Nash Jr. – Criminal Attorney Cousin of Kara

 
Snitches

Samantha Lattimore (now Carver)

Brandy Fitzpatrick Recanted 

Jessica Jenkins – 

Teresa Mosley Professional Snitch witness for Scioto County, Ohio


Jurors

Betty Jones

Starrla Bell – Diabetic, 

Randy Bester – From Franklin Furnace 

Kenny Shoemaker – couldn’t hear, told jurors that he would go along with whatever they decided.

Jearmie Larcher – College student, I think he said she should be shot like a dog.  Not sure why he was allowed on the jury.

Robert Worthington – Pretty much slept through trial said he would go along with whatever others decided. 

Jacquelyn Noel – College Student, Worked with Prosecutors wife, said well she’s guilty isn’t she before the trial.  Said she heard it from the Pulpit (not sure whose Pat Apel is suppose to be a lay minister) She occasionally attended church with me, but she NEVER heard it there. 

Roger Dale Shuff – Uncle of Deputy

Miriam J Clausing – Cousin of the Sheriff

Dana Cluck (Buno) – Worked closely with Victim Ed Mollett’s step mother

 Joyce K Smith - Told my sister they felt sorry for the little boy and they didn't like Mr. Knight. Said the two older men said they would agree to whatever the others decided. He told Jury they were correct in their verdict that she was involved in a crime with Paul Balmer in KY where she drove the get away care. He told Jury they were correct in their verdict that she was involved in a crime with Paul Balmer in KY where she drove the get away care. (this was not true).

Ronnie Salyers –  Frankin Furnace, Not related to Ms Dotson,  a neighbor to Paul Balmer Told my brother those Women wanted to Kill her. 

Sandra Taylor (Alternate)

Jeffrey Swick  (Alternate) Lead Detective Matt Spencers’ Cousin

Travis Treadway   (Alternate)