As if I don’t have enough pending updates to do already I was looking for possible MP updates on online databases of prison inmates today. (Florida’s is particularly good.) I found one for Genevieve Munoz, an eighteen-year-old high school senior who disappeared from Biloxi, Mississippi June 1994, leaving behind a three-month-old son. In 2009, the father of her baby was convicted of killing her. He was barely eighteen years old at the time, actually slightly younger than Genevieve, but he already had two other kids by another woman.

According to his entry with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the murderer’s name is spelled Micheal, not Michael as I’d thought. He was sentenced to twenty years in prison, not fifteen as I have in Genevieve’s casefile. And…he’s up for release in 2014. After serving a whopping five years of his twenty-year sentence! He admits he either shot or stabbed that poor girl, the mother of his baby son. He supposedly threw her body away like so much trash.

I hope that “tentative release date” stays “tentative” and he does not, in fact, get paroled in 2014. Twenty years was little enough as it was. Five is a farce.

Genevieve Munoz’s killer sentenced

According to the Sun Herald, Genevieve Munoz‘s killer has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to the maximum term of fifteen years in prison. He was the father of her son, who was only three months old when she disappeared in 1994.

Michael Lamb told two different stories about Genevieve’s death; in one story, he accidentally shot her, and in the other, he stabbed her in an argument after she picked up a knife and he got control of it. A police officer was quoted saying, “With his confession, and since the body was never found, we had to accept Mr. Lamb’s theory of the case.” Meaning, I guess, that they think he was guilty of more than manslaughter but they can’t prove it.

Genevieve was only eighteen years old when she died. Her son will never know his mother.