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Robert A. POYSON





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 3
Date of murders: August 13, 1996
Date of birth: August 15, 1976
Victims profile: Roland Wear, 50; Leta Kagen, 30, and her son Robert Delahunt, 15
Method of murder: Shooting - Beating with a rock and a cinder block
Location: Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on November 20, 1998

The Supreme Court of Arizona

opinion CR-98-05010-AP

Date of Birth: August 15, 1976
Defendant: Hispanic
Victim: Caucasian

Leta Kagen (30), Leta's 15-year-old son, Robert Delahunt, Roland Wear (50) and Bobby Poyson (20) lived in a remote area of Mohave County.

On August 13, 1996, Frank Anderson (48) and Kimberly Lane (15) had been hitchhiking in the area, and Leta agreed to let Anderson and Lane spend the night. Anderson, Poyson, and Lane decided to kill Leta, Robert, and Roland, and steal Roland's truck.

Lane enticed Robert into a travel trailer on the property, where Anderson cut Robert's throat nearly from ear to ear with a bread knife. Anderson held the struggling boy down, while Poyson pounded the bread knife through Robert's ear, and out his mouth. Poyson finally ended Robert's struggling by crushing his skull with a rock.

Three to four hours later, Anderson and Poyson entered Leta's mobile home, and Poyson killed her by shooting her in her head with a rifle, as Anderson held a lantern for light. Roland awoke, and Poyson shot him in his mouth.

Poyson then hit Roland with the rifle stock, and Anderson hit him with the lantern. Roland and Poyson struggled out into the yard, where Poyson bludgeoned Roland to death with a cinder block. 


Presiding Judge: Honorable Steven F. Conn 
    Prosecutor:  Derek Carlisle
    Defense: Billy K. Sipe and Lee Novak
    Start of Trial: March 2, 1998
    Verdict: March 9, 1998
    Sentencing: November 20, 1998

Aggravating Circumstances: 

    Pecuniary Gain (all 3 victims) 
    Multiple Homicides (all 3 victims) 
    Especially Cruel (Robert and Roland) 

Mitigating Circumstances: 

    Cooperation with Law Enforcement



Robert A. Poyson



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