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