Recent Event Highlights: Hattie Wilson, Shirley Douglas found dead, Perkins convicted of rape, attempted rape, Jerry Thomas found dead, Jenny Morman found dead, Perkins tries to rape another 12-year-old, Paula Nelson found dead, and 9 more...
Created by achavez on Oct 31, 2008
Last updated: 11/18/09 at 01:20 AM
Perkins’ scheduled execution date.
Fort Worth police confirm that DNA tests have linked Perkins to evidence from the 1991 strangulations of Hattie Wilson and Shirley Douglas.
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review a federal court’s rejection of Perkins’ appeal.
Perkins is sentenced to death for killing his stepmother.
Perkins is arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. After questioning he finally leads investigators to his stepmother’s Cadillac. The 64-year-old woman, who had been strangled, is found inside the car’s trunk.
Gertie Perkins’s family reports her missing after she failed to pick up her grandson from school.
Perkins is paroled. He arrives in Fort Worth to live with his father and stepmother, Willie and Gertie Perkins.
Perkins is returned to an Ohio prison for a parole violation.
Hattie Wilson, 79, and her niece, Shirley Douglas, 44, are found strangled inside their Fort Worth apartment in the 3800 block of Stalcup Road. Hattie Wilson, a retired child-care giver, is the grandmother of a woman that Wilson had been dating.
Perkins is paroled.
Perkins is convicted for the rape and attempted rape of the two 12-year-old girls. His sentences include life in prison.
Jerry Thomas, the mother of the 12-year-old girl whom Perkins tried to rape in December, is found dead in a chair in the basement of her Cleveland home. She was strangled with the cord of a hair dryer. Perkins is later charged with her daughter’s attempted rape and with raping the other 12-year-old girl in April.
Jenny Morman, the 43-year-old mother of a woman Perkins had been dating, is found strangled on the bed of her Cleveland apartment. The victim’s 69-year-old neighbor tells Cleveland police that a man claiming to be Morman’s son had earlier asked to use her phone because Morman was not answering her door. The neighbor later picked Perkins out of a photo line-up as that man.
Perkins lures another 12-year-old friend of his sister’s into a neighbor’s Cleveland home, where he beats and attempts to rape her. He threatens that if she tells anyone, he will kill her and the person that she tells. The girl tells her mother, Jerry Thomas.
Paula Nelson, two months pregnant, is found strangled in her Cleveland home; her four-month-old baby lying unharmed next to her. At the time of her death, Perkins was living with Nelson’s twin sister, Ramola Nelson Washington, whom he later married. Years later, Nelson Washington testified that shortly after marrying Perkins, he confessed he had killed her sister and asked for her forgiveness.
Reginald Perkins rapes a 12-year-old friend of his younger sister at an abandoned house in Cleveland. The girl’s mother calls police but after meeting with detectives, decides not to prosecute.