Acquittal in Brewer/Travis murder case

The suspect in the murders of Tabitha Brewer, who disappeared from Shawnee, Kansas in April 1998 and was never found, and her boyfriend Nicholas Travis, who disappeared with her and was found deceased in August 1998, has been acquitted of both their murders. According to this article, the jury deliberated only four hours.

The defendant, Brandon Howell, will not be released, however. He’s still serving time for a number of crimes in connection with a 1999 home invasion robbery. His earliest possible release date is late next year, and I bet they won’t let him out then. Whether or not he killed Tabitha and Nicholas, he sounds like quite a nasty character.

Of course, Tabitha’s mom is pretty unhappy. She believes, probably correctly, that she’ll never find her daughter now.

Other articles:

WDAF Fox 4
Kansas City Star

I couldn’t find many. This case didn’t get a lot of press.

6 thoughts on “Acquittal in Brewer/Travis murder case

  1. Anthony March 10, 2009 / 11:05 pm

    There are some interesting posts (well, a few) in re: this case on the “Crime Scene KC” blog entry for 09 March 2009, for those who care to google, e.g. one from (allegedly) a witness at the trial.

  2. Meaghan March 10, 2009 / 11:17 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out. I have updated this post with a link to the Crime Scene KC blog entry. Howell sounds very twisted, especially the whole cat-beheading thing.

  3. John Henry Holliday March 29, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Like I said a very long time ago, Mr Howell is responsible, he’s a disgusting parasite. Only person who knows where Tabitha’s corpse is him. For Gods sake Nicolas was buried in his Mr Howells stepfathers backyard. I think this imbecile wasn’t aware that Tabitha would not receive 40,000$ until her 18th Bday. He talked about robbing them in the past, even mentioning murdering the couple.Thats criminal justice for ya. Burn in hell Brandon.

  4. Dave September 3, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    Brandon Howell may be the person arrested for the triple homicidein South KC yesterday. There is a Brandon Howell in custody at the KC PD jail.

  5. rodney September 3, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    too bad someone this sick can strike again, the lawyers should rot in hell along with him. that being said he took more lives again in his rampage of being a thug, he went from the young to the elders and i hope and pray he never sees the trial of his actions on this one!

  6. Heather September 4, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    I just pray that somehow Tabitha is found. Even after all these years it would give Brenda a little closure for her daughter. May Brandon rot in the depths of his own feces.

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