Male/White, 36 years old at the time
Victims: Kristy Frensley (stabbed but survived), Kayla Williams, Kourtney and Ethan Frensley
On October 15, 2009, Kevin Wayne Dunlap approached Kristy Frensley in her backyard before forcing her inside her home at gunpoint, where he raped and stabbed her. When her three children, a 5-year-old boy and his 14 and 17-year-old sisters, arrived home from school, he fatally stabbed them and set fire to the home. The mother survived by playing dead. The boy’s stab wounds were so severe that some of his ribs were broken.
Dunlap was convicted and sentenced to death on March 19, 2010 for the following crimes: Murder (Capital) – 3 counts; Kidnapping-Victim Death (Capital) – 3 counts; Kidnapping-With Serious Physical Injury; Rape 1st Degree with Serious Physical Injury; Arson 1st Degree; Criminal Attempt-Murder; Burglary 1st Degree; and Tampering With Physical Evidence – 3 counts.
Additional facts about the case: Aggravating circumstance which made this case eligible for the Death Penalty: A murder which occurs during the commission of the following crimes: Arson First Degree, Rape First Degree, an intentional murder of more than one person