The Wrongful Conviction of Kara Garvin
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
Edward Mollett – Father, Drug dealer
Juanita Mollett – Wife of Ed, Addict
Christina Mollett – Daughter of Ed and Juanita, Addict
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
Samantha Lattimore (now Carver)
Brandy Fitzpatrick Recanted
Jessica Jenkins –
Teresa Mosley Professional Snitch witness for Scioto County, Ohio
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)