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J.Taylor

I am trying to find out who murdered a nine year old girl named Phyllis Dean Carver. She was murdered in Jefferson County, Alabama in April of 1949. A cousin was arrested for the murder seeral years later but he was cleared in 1959. I seem to remember that some one turned themselves in years later but I don't remember who or when.

jim mccord

Earle Dennison also poisoned another niece to collect on a life insurance policy.Shirley Weldon's older sister,Polly was poisoned less than 3 years before her death.Therefore she was guilty of two childrens' murders.She was an evil person and deserved her sentence being carried out.The twenty seven seconds that it took for her to die by electric current was a lark in light of the suffering that her nieces' endured.Side note:Shortly after the execution took place,the victims' parents successfully sued the insurance carrier for $75K,a huge sum in 1953.The Co. had allowed the Aunt,Ms. Dennison to insure her two nieces under suspicious circumstances to say the least.The Weldon family was certainly entitled to this compensation much like Ms. Dennison earned her date with Yellow Mama,the State's electric chair.Good riddance Ms. Dennison.

mfritz

"I am trying to find out who murdered a nine year old girl named Phyllis Dean Carver. She was murdered in Jefferson County, Alabama in April of 1949. A cousin was arrested for the murder seeral years later but he was cleared in 1959. I seem to remember that some one turned themselves in years later but I don't remember who or when."

I understand the original suspect was PAROLED in 1959 but not pardoned until 1963, which would support the idea that some sort of death-bed confession may have been involved.

Debbie Robbins

I am also trying to find out if 9 yr old Phyllis Dean Carver's 1949 murder found at bayview lake was ever solved and if so, who did this?

Deborah Ward

From what I understand of what the family has told she also poisoined the older brother but did not manage to kill him. Later her nephew killed the girls father on 12/09/1969 and only recieved 5 years for it.

SANDRA WEAVER

I AM THE NIECE OF PHYLLIS DEAN CARVER THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE ABOUT HER DEATH ARE INCONCLUSIVE.IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO COMMENT ON MY AUNTS DEATH PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRIGHT.

Megan curtis

My nameis Megan curtis. Mrs. Dennison is my grea aunt, shirley an polly are my fathers sisters,Orvil,was the on tha was pisoned and he lived through it. Mrs.Dennison also killed her husband, they done altopsy after her execution,and they found arsenic in his system too, she also had insurence policys on him. all the weldon family children names were, orvil,johnny,shirley,polly,don,and the twins my father Jed and Jane. my father and his sister were adopted out they were sold to the state after my granddaddy was killed by my grandmothers brother. he shot him with a shotgun.thats why the state got my dad and aunt. they reunited with there family about 20 years ago. it is a story.

Vicki Dennison

Just for the Dennison name sake: She MARRIED in! She was a Nixon before her Dennison marriage. We Dennisons are crazy...but we aren't THAT crazy. :) Polly and Shirley were my grandfather's first cousins.

Have a good day!

Christie McMurtrey McQueen

I was told by one of my Aunt's that Dennison was related to us. I would like to know how. Willa Dean McQueen was my grandmother, great grandmother Hettie B. McQueen. I do not know her maiden name.

Bonnie

I would like to hear what the Carver side of the family thinks happened. I went to school with some of the Carvers in Mulga and they were FINE PEOPLE. I lived in Mulga and Bayview growing up.

Ludie

I use to work with Phylis Dean Carvers sister and they have a pretty good idea who killed the child but have no proof and the man they suspect is dead now. She contacted unsolved mysteries but her parents were old and really didn't want to go through that again.

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