The wife of a dead Indiana firefighter and a man have been arrested in connection to his 2019 death, according to reports.
On, Aug. 18, Evansville, Indiana police announced the arrest of Larry Richmond Sr. and Elizabeth Fox-Doerr, both of whom were already in jail on other charges, in connection to the death of Robert Doerr, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
Both Fox-Doerr and Richmond are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder after Doerr was found fatally shot outside his home in the 2700 block of Oakley Street on Feb. 26, 2019.
Richmond was already in jail for federal gun charges in 2019, while Fox-Doerr was arreseted July 12 on a perjury charge. Richmond had previously been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting 70-year-old James Everett Montgomery in 1996 before being released a less than a year before Doerr was killed, the Evansville Courier & Press reported.
“We are relieved to have an update in this case," EPD spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Gray said Thursday.
According to the Evansville Courier & Press, police and fire officials did not take questions, but they did release a probable-cause affidavit that included new details in the case.
The Evansville Courier & Press reported that investigators recovered more than 42,000 files from Richmond's iPhone. They included 15 location hits in a 67-meter area near Doerr's Oakley Street home. The information shows Richmond driving away from Doerr's home after the killing.
The documents also reveal that in July this year Richmond denied killing Doerr and Fox-Doerr allegedly made false statements that led to her perjury charges.
The Evansville Courier & Press reported that the affidavits show that Doerr was shot at least three times in his driveway after getting out of his truck when returning from work. Fox-Doerr, who told police she was the only once home, was found to have deleted a phone call to Richmond before she called 911 for her husband's killing.
The affidavit further states that Richmond checked a police scanner app minutes before Doerr was killed and again nine minutes after, according to the Evansville Courier & Press. He was reportedly captured on gas station video near the scene six minutes after it was reported to police.
The gun used in the murder was consistent with one Richmond's son, Larry Richmond Jr., was accused of stealing from River City Pawn Pawnbrokers, where he worked, in 2018. The Evansville Courier & Press reported that the affidavit states that Richmond Jr. told police he gave the stolen gun to his father after the theft.
Witnesses, including Richmond Jr., have said they had reason to believe Richmond and Doerr were having an affair.