Reginald Kirtdoll, a 17-year-old boy who went missing back in 2001, has a new AP. I know that a few months after his disappearance the police said he’d been killed in a drug deal gone bad and named a woman, Veronica Greenlee, whom they said had helped her brother commit the murder. I did some more digging today and found the brother’s name: Terrel James Weisse. But I can’t find anything on when, how or if this murder case went forward. The last articles I can find on the subject are from 2001.
It appears that Weisse, at least, was convicted. I looked up his criminal record and he’s got a long and varied one: arrests dating back to the eighties for drugs, theft, “public order crimes” and “criminal mischief” (whatever those are), and failing to identify a fugitive from justice. He apparently has a son named for him who is also getting into trouble with the law. The criminal record thing says Weisse has been in prison for murder since March 2001 (which is when the articles said he was arrested for Reginald’s death) and his sentence is due to expire in 2026. That doesn’t seem like a very long murder sentence, especially for Texas. But I can’t find any details of the trial or plea.
I looked up Greenlee’s record and found a woman who appears to be the right one, but I’m not sure how the murder case played out for her. It mentions felony murder charges from the record, but I think she might have pleaded to a lesser charge — I’m not sure, it’s difficult to figure it out. In any case, she’s been in and out of jail in Texas and Massachusetts on various charges since 2002.
You’d think there’d be SOME news about this. It was, after all, a capital murder case. But it did involve drugs and the victim was a young black man so perhaps I should not be so surprised.