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Edward George McGREGOR

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Juvenile - Rape
Number of victims: 4
Date of murders: 1990 - 2006
Date of arrest: May 1, 2006
Date of birth: March 29, 1973
Victims profile: Kim Wildman, 38 / Edwina Latriss Barnum, 23 / Danielle L. Subjects, 28 / Mandy R. Rubin, 25
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Texas, USA
Status: Sentenced to life in prison (minimum 15 years) on September 6, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 

Missouri City man convicted of decades old murder

ThePoliceNews.net

September 7, 2010

MISSOURI CITY, TX - A 31-year old Missouri City man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of killing and raping a woman two decades ago.

Edward George McGregor, was automatically sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of the 1990 murder and rape of Kim Wildman.

The sentence was the heaviest allowed for McGregor, who was 17 when the crime was committed. He must serve at least 15 years before being considered for parole.

 
 

Suspected serial killer in court

December 4, 2006

A man suspected in a string of Houston area murders appeared in court Monday.

George McGregor told the judge he had a lawyer, but the lawyer was not with him so the hearing was reset.

McGregor was most recently charged in the 1994 murder of a Harris County woman.

Edwina Latriss Barnum, 23, was strangled.

Prosecutors say DNA evidence linked McGregor to the crime.

He is also charged in the 1990 murder of Kim Wildman of Fort Bend County. She was a neighbor who was killed when McGregor was only 17.

Homicide investigators have identified McGregor as a suspect in the 2006 murder of Mandy Rubin and 2005 murder of Danielle Subjects.

According to police, two single mothers who lived in apartment complexes just blocks from one another were both found murdered in their bathtubs and they both knew McGregor.

McGregor has lived in at least three other states -- Florida, Georgia and Louisiana -- which has left police and residents wondering what else may have happened in a span of 16 years.

 
 

Updated Time Line of McGregor Case

CrimeSceneBlog.com

1st December 2006

The First Case: Kim Wildman

In 1990, McGregor was 17 and living at home with his mother in Missouri City, TX.

Just two houses down from the McGregors, on the 1400 block of Whispering Pines, lived 38-year-old Kim Wildman.

On April 17, 1990, while sitting in her home, she was attacked, raped, and murdered. She fought for her life with all her strength, but in the end, his anger overcame her survival instinct. But before she Kim died, she placed one final call, to 911.

Her weak voice on the 911 tape gave dispatchers an idea of what had happened. The tape is rather disturbing, to say the least.

Wildman: “911?”

911: “Yes. What’s the problem?”

Wildman: “I’m dying. Been stabbed.”

911: “OK ma’am. Is the man who did it still there?”

Wildman: “I’m stabbed. No, he’s gone.”

911: “Do you know him?”

Wildman: “No.”

911: “What does he look like?”

Wildman: “I’m dying. Come, come.”

911: “Yes ma’am, I’ll send an officer right over there.”

Wildman: “I’m dying, help.”

Police who investigated the case remarked on the brutality of the attack.

“This was a very savage, brutal killing that did involve an intrusion, sexual assault,” Fort Bend Detective Andi Wiltse said. “Kim Wildman fought very, very hard for her life. Her, her murder was particularly brutal.”

The Second Case:  Edwina Latriss Barnum

In the early morning hours of May 25, 1994, Edwina Latriss Barnum came home from work. She went to her Houston apartment and unlocked the door. Once inside, she probably relaxed, taking off her shoes and maybe getting a snack before heading to bed.

But this night would be very different. At 2:20 am her neighbors noticed her door ajar and realized it has been kicked open. They located the apartment manager and went into the 23-year-old’s home and found her dead in her bedroom.

The Third Case: Danielle L. Subjects

Danielle L. Subjects was like so many single mothers. She was raising her children, working a job, trying to make a good life for herself and her children.

August 5 started off like any other day for Danielle. She got the kids up, dressed and took them to day care. She then returned to the apartment to get herself ready for work.

At approximately 1 p.m. her roommate returned and found Danielle Subjects strangled and beaten and posed in the bathtub.

The Fourth Case: Mandy R. Rubin

Twenty-five year old Mandy R. Rubin was very similar to Danielle Subjects. Both had two children. In Rubin’s case, they were 4 and 6 years old. Both lived in apartments in southwest Houston. They were just two single moms trying to raise their children.

On February 4, Rubin and Subjects had one more thing in common. They were both victims of murder. Mandy Rubin was found strangled in her bathtub, in the same fashion as Subjects. There was no sign of forced entry, indicating she may have let her attacker into the apartment. Signs of a struggle shows she fought for her life, but as with Wildman, was overcome in the end.

They also were found to have one other thing in common. Both women knew Edward George McGregor and had contact with him before their murders.

 
 

McGregor Charged with Another Murder

CrimeSceneBlog.com

1st December 2006

In the early morning hours of May 25, 1994, Edwina Latriss Barnum came home from work. She went to her Houston apartment and unlocked the door. Once inside, she probably relaxed, taking off her shoes and maybe getting a snack before heading to bed.

But this night would be very different. At 2:20 am her neighbors noticed her door ajar and realized it has been kicked open. They located the apartment manager and went into the 23-year-old’s home and found her dead in her bedroom.

Investigators arrived at the scene and determined she had been killed by a combination of a gunshot wound and strangulation. They were able to gather DNA from the scene, but had no match in the system that pointed to a suspect.

Today they found one.

Edward George McGregor, already out on $250,000 bond after being charged for the murder of Kim Wildman, was arrested today at his home. Currently there is a capital murder charge pending against him for the death of Barnum after the DNA evidence gathered in the Barnum case was linked to him.

McGregor is also a suspect in the murders of Mandy Rubin and Danielle Subjects though he has not been charged.

This case now means that potentially McGregor did not have a long break between the 1990 murder of Kim Wildman and the 2005 murder of Danielle Subjects. There is now a murder in 1994, leading of course to the suspicion that there may be more murders that have not been linked to him as yet.

 
 

Comments and Protests regarding McGregor

CrimeSceneBlog.com

16th May 2006

As a commenter posted, Edward George McGregor’s attorney is offering explanations for the DNA evidence found in the residence of a murder victim.

Kim Wildman, the 38-year-old woman who was found murdered in her home 17 years ago called 911 to report that she was had been attacked and was dieing. Recently they matched DNA found in her home to Edward George McGregor and charged him with the crime.

But Don Bankston, McGregor’s attorney states that his client left his microscopic evidence while visiting the Wildman.

“They thought they had a slam-dunk with DNA evidence and we demonstrated why there was a reasonable reason why it was there, because he lived next door to her and had a relationship with her, and had been with her earlier that evening,” said Bankston.

He also brought up another question. Why did Wildman, Another might be that when Waldman called 911 about the brutal attack, she said she did not know the person who attacked her.

911: “OK ma’am. Is the man who did it still there?”

Wildman: “I’m stabbed. No, he’s gone.”

911: “Do you know him?”

Wildman: “No.”

911: “What does he look like?”

Wildman: “I’m dying. Come, come.”

Bankston had a comment regarding this as well.

“So if it would have been him that did this dastardly crime, I think it’s reasonable for her to say, ‘Hey the neighborhood kid living two doors down did it or yes I know who did it.”

But there are still a lot of questions to be answered. One coincidence that immediately pops up when you look at the victims are the similarities between their manner of death.

Wildman, as well as Mandy Rubin and Danielle Subjects were all found beaten brutally. Both Rubin and Subjects were found posed in their bathtubs.

Another issue is that all three victims lived very close to McGregor at the time of their deaths. Wildman was living two houses down from his parent’s home where he was staying she was murdered. Rubin lived in the same apartment complex as McGregor at the time. This complex is only three blocks from Subjects.

Both the most recent victims also knew McGregor, they had his cell phone number in their phones.

McGregor and his lawyer have made a calculated decision to release the information that he was involved with Wildman at the time of her death. While it does offer a plausible explanation for why DNA evidence was recovered from her home, it also may lead investigators to wonder if he was involved with the other victims and attacked them during a lover’s quarrel.

It is still way too early in the process to assign guilt to Edward George McGregor, especially since he has stated that he is innocent of the charges. While an innocent plea carries no more weight than being charged, it does mean that he has the right, as we all do, to a trial to determine his guilt or innocence.

But some folks are not waiting to voice their opinion on whether they believe Edward McGregor is a killer.

A community activist in Missouri City has been handing out fliers to the folks who lived in the same neighborhood that McGregor moved into once he was released on bail. Quannel X is also planning on organizing a protest at the house where is staying.

“We’re protesting a serial killer being released back into the community, right there three houses down. Yes, the one that is all over television is back in this community ,” said Quannel X to a resident.

I am not stating the location where McGregor is staying and I am also not posting a link to the news source this article was posted from. I don’t believe that protesting at the man’s location will do anything but risk escalating an already tense situation and causing those who live around him unncessary problems.

Protests such as this also require that police respond to maintain order, which takes them away from their primary jobs of investigating crime and protecting citizens. Part of his bond arrangement is that he wears an electronic monitor as well. While this is of course not a perfect solution, it is something that has been put into place to ensure he does not take off or can be tracked if needed. I am also sure the police in the area are well aware he is there and have him under supervision.

I say this about almost every case that I cover; each person is innocent until proved guilty or confesses. While I cannot imagine what it might be like to live next to someone you believe is capable of being a multiple murderer, I also want folks to realize that right now the chances of him attacking anyone is slim and none. As I stated earlier, the police most likely have him under almost constant monitoring. And only the most foolish of men would commit even the slightest crime right now, knowing what is in store for him.

If you want to protest something related to this case, protest and push your legislators to eliminate bond arrangements for all people charged with murder or other felonies.

 
 

McGregor Speaks

CrimeSceneBlog.com

13th May 2006

Edward George McGregor, who has been charged in the 1990 slaying of a Missouri City woman and suspected by police in the deaths of two others said Thursday he welcomed a trial to clear his name as his bail was reduced from $1 million to $250,000.

His defense attory Don Bankston stated that his bail was excessive for someone who had not been convicted of no felonies.

McGregor then took the stand and proclaimed that he was not a flight risk, since he had just bought a home in Missouri City.

“All I want is an opportunity to plead my case to a jury and have a fair trial,” he said.

When prosecutor Mike Elliott asked McGregor if he had known Wildman, who lived two doors down from the then-17-year-old at the time, McGregor replied that he had been having a sexual relationship with her.

I find it very hard to believe that Kim Wildman, a 38-year-old woman would be involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old minor. And that she just so happened to end up dead.

It just makes no sense, except for the fact this helps to explain potential physical evidence recovered from her home. If he was involved in a relationship with the victim, his DNA, hair and other evidence would normally be in her home.

We will see how this defense stacks up against any relatives or friends of Wildman’s that the prosecution is able to bring to the witness stand.

 
 

Investigators Connect Suspect To Murders Of Two Houston Women

HoustonTX.gov

May 3, 2006

Houston police homicide investigators believe a suspect arrested and charged in a 1990 murder of a woman in Missouri City is responsible for the murders of at least two other women in Houston since August 2005 and likely committed other crimes over the past 16 years since that 1990 murder.

The suspect, Edward George McGregor (b/m, DOB 3-29-73), was arrested as he drove his business truck on South Gessner at West Bellfort on Monday (May 1). He is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail in the Missouri City murder case.

HPD investigators believe McGregor is responsible for the killings of Danielle Subjects, 28, of 10965 South Gessner and Mandy Rubin, 25, of 10750 Westbrae Parkway. Both women were strangled, beaten and found in their apartment bathtubs. Ms. Subjects was found on August 5, 2005 and Ms. Rubin on February 4, 2006. Their apartment complexes were just four blocks apart. McGregor lived in the same apartment complex as Ms. Rubin.

Following Ms. Rubin's murder, McGregor and many other possible suspects were interviewed and voluntarily submitted DNA samples to investigators. That sample from McGregor helped Missouri City police identify and charge him in the 1990 case. HPD homicide investigators said McGregor befriended both Houston women, but has denied being their killer. Following the February murder, McGregor moved to Missouri City. It was at that time that HPD investigators alerted Missouri City police that McGregor was the focus of a murder investigation in Houston.

McGregor is not cooperating with HPD investigators and has not been charged in either woman's murder at this time. Since there is a 16 year gap with three known victims, investigators believe McGregor is likely responsible for other violent crimes against women. The crimes could be anywhere from assault to sexual assault to murder. HPD investigators are researching open cases to try to determine if McGregor can be identified in other incidents.