Elizabeth Fox-Doerr and Larry Richmond Sr. Charged in Evansville, Indiana Murder Firefighter Robert Doerr
The wife of an Indiana firefighter was charged with murder in his 2019 death, along with the woman’s alleged lover, who is it’s been a while for breaking the law.
Robert Doerr, 51, was shot and killed in the driveway of the Evansville home he shared with his wife, Elizabeth “Becky” Fox-Doerr, as he returned from a 12-hour shift hours on February 26, 2019. On Thursday, Fox -Doerr, 50, was charged with murder and conspiracy, the police announced at a press conference Thursday.
Fox-Doerr’s 42-year-old boyfriend Larry Ali Richmond Sr. — the former fiancé of Fox-Doerr’s sister Amanda — also faces murder and conspiracy to murder charges, according to the cops.
Richmond, who was released from prison in March 2018 after serving 22 years of a 50-year sentence for a fatal shooting aged 17, was named a person of interest in the execution-style murder of Doerr in February 2020, a year after the death of the Evansville firefighter. A month later, Richmond was sentenced to five years behind bars for his part. in pawnshop robbed by son.
In August 2018, Larry Richmond Jr. was arrested for stealing a Taurus Judge .45 caliber revolver from Pawn River City, where he worked at the time. The following year, Richmond Jr. told police he had given the stolen gun to his father, who was caught on surveillance video burying a bag of guns on his property. The cops eventually came to believe that the Taurus, which can fire both slugs and buckshot, was used to kill Doerr.
Prior to his death, Doerr wrote a letter to Fox-Doerr, who has been detained since July for perjury, exposing “infidelity issues through comments of ‘since he came back into your life’ and ‘I see his text. on your phone,'” according to a probable cause affidavit shared with The Daily Beast by the Evansville Police Department.
When detectives searched Fox-Doerr’s cell phone, they discovered she had been in contact with Richmond Sr. moments before her husband’s murder. However, Fox-Doerr had deleted the call log, apparently in an effort to shake off investigators.
In a police interview, Fox-Doerr “confirmed that the deleted call was with her sister’s fiancé, Larry Richmond Sr.”, the probable cause affidavit states, noting that Fox-Doerr “knew he had been in trouble before,” and “didn’t want us to think she was having an affair with Richmond Sr.”
“Elizabeth informed us that she did not know him well enough to give an opinion,” the affidavit reads.
Richmond Sr., for his part, also deleted any recording of the call with Fox-Doerr just before Doerr was shot, according to the affidavit.
A forensic analysis by detectives revealed that “a few minutes before the execution of Robert Doerr, Richmond Sr. had opened a police radio application [and] called Elizabeth Fox-Doerr,” the affidavit continues. He then turned off the phone, which was turned back on nine minutes after Doerr was killed, he said. Richmond Sr. then reportedly checked the “cop radio app” again and was spotted on surveillance video at a gas station just north of the murder scene.
About a week after the murder, Richmond Sr. sent Fox-Doerr a condolence card to express his condolences, according to the affidavit. When Fox-Doerr’s son opened the card, a small piece of paper fell out, the affidavit states.
“[W]We need to talk,” read the note, which was signed “Larry” under Richmond Sr.’s phone number.
When police questioned Richmond Jr. about the murder, he admitted his father had slept with Fox-Doerr and said he saw them together near the murder scene before Doerr died.
He also provided cops with letters written by Richmond Sr., one of which mentioned that Richmond, Jr. could potentially be charged as an accessory to murder “if the gun he stole ever comes to light,” the report said. affidavit.
Adding to the evidence, an inmate locked up with Richmond Sr. contacted investigators and said the two had discussed Doerr’s murder and that Doerr “knew” about their affair.
“The inmate was able to provide several pages of handwritten notes he took when Richmond was discussing the homicide,” the affidavit states.
In June 2021, investigators were able to collect cell location data which they believe placed Richmond Sr.’s iPhone near the murder scene when Doerr was shot.
Earlier this month, an Evansville detective interviewed Richmond Sr. in the federal prison where he currently resides. He “denied killing Robert Doerr and denied having an affair with Elizabeth Fox-Doerr,” according to the affidavit.
At Thursday’s press conference, Evansville Fire Division Chief Mike Larson said: ‘It’s been about three and a half years since we lost our brother Robby to this senseless crime. The citizens of Evansville have lost a firefighter who always went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives and property. More importantly, he was a son, a brother, a father and a grandfather. Firefighter Larry Wildt, who describes himself as Doerr’s best friend, say it Evansville Mail and Press he was “happy that progress was being made, but disappointed Bob’s father didn’t get to see the result.”
Wildt said he worked with Doerr on his first day on the job, at Evansville Fire Station 1, and told the newspaper he missed his pal.
“Everyone loved their meatloaf,” he said.