From Oklahoma to Texas, the work to bring serial killer William Reece to justice
Parents’ determination, an interstate agreement, and 25 years of constant police work helped bring William Reece back to Texas after he received a death sentence in Oklahoma. The result: Reece pleading guilty to the 1997 murders of Laura Smither, Jessica Cain and Kelli Ann Cox.
Accused serial killer found guilty of murder
Accused serial killer William Lewis Reece has been found guilty of murder for the first time since a series of young girls were murdered in Texas and Oklahoma in 1997. It took an Oklahoma County jury less than 2 hours to find Reece guilty of murdering Tiffany Johnston in the town of Bethany. The case remain unsolved until Reece was charged with the crime in 2015 after DNA linked him to Johnston’s body and a phone card linked him to the area where she disappeared.