Emilia Carr Gets Sentenced to Death for Deadly Love Triangle
For the life of me this story hurts bad. I’m not kidding. I am totally distraught by it. We have a 26 year old woman being sentenced to death. In her youth where she should be enjoying herself, planning a larger family, attending college to further her education, purchasing her first home. Instead she is fighting for her life. Why? She fell in love with the wrong man. What type of man would kill his ex-wife? What kind of man would think it imaginable to take a mother from her children? What type of father would want to see any harm come near his childrens mother?
Here is the most recent news regarding the case.
WESH 2 News talked one-on-one with a local woman who was just sentenced to death row. It makes her the only local woman currently slated for execution.
Emilia Carr, 26, was sentenced to death Tuesday in Ocala for her role in a deadly love triangle.
She told WESH 2 News it’s a mistake and that she’s innocent.
“I’m terrified, I really am,” Carr said.
A judge told Carr that her role in the murder of Heather Strong will cost Carr her life.
Prosecutors painted the killing as a rocky love triangle. Carr was dating Strong’s estranged husband Joshua Fulgham.
.Investigators said the couple lured Strong to Carr’s home, dragged her into a storage shed, duct taped her to a chair, put a plastic bag over her head and suffocated her.
Detectives said Carr confessed to the crime. Carr told WESH 2 News that she has an alibi and that she was not there when Strong was killed.
When asked why a jury convicted her, Carr replied, “That’s a good question.”
Investigators found Strong buried in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Carr said she didn’t strangle her or have anything to do with burying her.
She said, “I cared about her.”
Carr said the confession was made up and that she thought it would help her regain custody of her kids.
“I get sentenced to death row because I told a lie, because I wanted my kids back,” Carr said.
Fulgham is also charged with murder. His trial date has not yet been set. Carr said he’s the killer.
“This is truly a gross miscarriage of justice,” Carr said.
Carr is the second woman on death row in the state. She could soon be joined by another central Florida woman. A jury in Brevard County recommended death for Margaret Allen. —
Ok, so in respect to the loving mother who was brutally killed, is Carr being led to the slaughter? Is she really innocent? Let’s take a closer look at the stories that lead up to todays sentencing. —
Emilia Carr and Joshua Fulgham made their first court appearance Wednesday morning, just hours after their arrests on charges of kidnapping and murdering Fulgham’s wife, Heather Strong.
Marion County sheriff’s investigators say the 26-year-old Citra woman died inside a storage trailer on Feb. 15. Her killers tied her with duct tape to an office chair and suffocated her with a plastic bag over her head.
During the hearing, via video link between the Marion County Jail and the courthouse, Carr looked dejected as she stood at the podium facing a screen showing County Judge Sarah Ritterhoff Williams. Carr, 24, told the judge she is pregnant and has three children, ages 7, 5 and 2, who do not live with her.
Carr, who is Fulgham’s girlfriend, said she last had a job eight months ago and lives with her mother at 5500 N.W. 219th St. Road in Boardman.
That is where, last Thursday, detectives found Strong’s body buried in the backyard.
Fulgham and Carr reportedly told detectives they lured Strong to the trailer behind Carr’s mother’s home, where they bound her to the chair with tape. Carr then placed a plastic bag over Strong’s head and tried to break her neck, according to Detective Donald Buie’s report.
That attempt failed, so Carr and Fulgham together reportedly suffocated Strong.
Fulgham told investigators they wanted to hide Strong’s body in a large suitcase but settled on burying her instead.
“My daughter didn’t deserve that,” Strong’s mother, Carolyn Spence, said by telephone from Mississippi. “She didn’t deserve that. They’ll get their just due.”
Strong was born and raised in Mississippi and moved to Marion County about four years ago. Spence said the family plans to bring her daughter’s body back to Mississippi for burial.
On Tuesday night, detectives led Fulgham, 27, and Carr, 24, separately from the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center to the squad cars that would take them to the Marion County Jail. As they went, dressed in red-and-white prison outfits, neither had anything to say to the media.
Detectives believe a love triangle involving the three may have been a motive in the murder, as well as the looming custody battle between Strong and Fulgham over their two children, ages 8 and 3.
The Department of Revenue on Feb. 20, according to court documents, filed a child support petition on behalf of Strong for Fulgham to pay child support and/or healthcare coverage for the couple’s two children.
Spence said she’s “going to fight tooth and nail to get my grandkids back. My focus is on my grandbabies, and to bring my daughter back home.”
Spence said she has not heard from her grandchildren, who are in the care of Fulgham’s mother, who could not be reached for comment.
Fulgham was arrested Wednesday, March 18, on charges of fraudulently using Strong’s debit card on at least eight occasions around Ocala. He initially denied using the card, but then admitted to it, according to detectives. Investigators say he was captured on video trying to use Strong’s card.
The couple, who reportedly had been dating for 11 years, married on Dec. 26, but the marriage quickly fell apart.
Carr also apparently had a contentious marriage. Court documents show she served two days in jail and was sentenced to 80 hours community service for grand theft in August 2005 for taking four exotic birds, valued at $2,150, that she initially alleged were stolen by her then husband Eric Reppy. In an appeal for a divorce, she claimed Reppy refused to work, had been violent to her in front of children and drank. The couple divorced in November 2006.
After his arrest on fraud charges, Fulgham reportedly told Buie that although he didn’t know where his wife’s body was, Carr had said it was on her property.
On March 19, deputies found the body buried in the yard. Inside the trailer, they found the duct tape and the office chair. On March 20, a fingerprint from the tape was matched to one of Fulgham’s prints.
Detectives then re-interviewed Carr and Fulgham, and they confessed.
The judge on Wednesday granted both suspects public defenders. Both are being held without bond. Their next court appearances are scheduled for April 27.
“There’s no perfect murder,” Buie said, “and the true victims are the children.”
Maj. Chris Blair, head of the agency’s Major Crimes Bureau, praised the detectives and evidence personnel for what he called “hard work and determination to solve a case that had a lot of twist and turns.”—
So Now do you think she’s innocent? There is a Myspace page dedicated to ‘freeing’ her and many attempts to mark herself as the innocent one and being misunderstood. To look at Emilia, you would not think her guilty out right. But in the media, you would be amazed what the guilty actually do look like. There is really no way to determine what ones outer appearance withholds. What are your thoughts on the case?