Monday, June 15, 2009

Richard K. Overton dies at 81; convicted of fatally poisoning his wife

He was the center of a publicized Orange County murder trial after the death of his wife, a popular and outgoing school board member in the Capistrano Unified School District.

Richard K. Overton, the subject of one of Orange County's most riveting trials who was convicted of murdering his wife, a popular school board member, by slipping her poisons in 1988, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed. He was 81.

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