Richard K. Overton



Age: 81


Summary: convicted murderer and defendant in one of Orange County's most sensational trials who was convicted of murdering his wife 46-year-old Janet L. Overton, a popular school board member, by slowly poisoning her with cyanide and selenium in 1988.



Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes and advanced dementia


Born: May 15, 1928


Died: June 6, 2009


Location: Folsom, California