Michelle Wendy Haupt, Carrollton Murder Victim

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InvestigativeRep orter

Paris, TX

#1 Jun 18, 2012
Beginning an intensive online research investigation on this case and would appreciate ACCURATE and FACTUAL posts from anyone with direct or indirect information concerning this crime which occured on October 21, 1991 at the Ashtree Apartments on Country Square Drive. Thanks and appreciation.
GodSpeed

Paris, TX

#2 Sep 1, 2012
DNA test results on the perpetrator Bobby Lee Hines- which have delayed his execution for this crime- have apparently still not come back.
relative

Arlington, TX

#3 Sep 17, 2012
The test came back 9/6. Was positive for Bobby Lee Hines DNA. Michele was my husband's cousin. Hope justice will finally be carried out after 21 years.
FriendsandFamily

Paris, TX

#4 Sep 18, 2012
relative wrote:
The test came back 9/6. Was positive for Bobby Lee Hines DNA. Michele was my husband's cousin. Hope justice will finally be carried out after 21 years.
It has been clear for the past 21 years that Hines was guilty and anyone associated with this case new that these DNA test results from the victim's fingernail clippings would establish his guilt once and for all. Now it's time for the executioner to do his job.
Psychoanalysis

Paris, TX

#5 Oct 3, 2012
Bobby Lee Hines new execution date is set for 10/24/12, three weeks from today.
Snowbunny

United States

#6 Oct 15, 2012
Why does this take 21 years!!!! Really!?!
CrimeDetails

Woodville, TX

#7 Jan 7, 2014
On October 19, 1991, Mary Ann Linch went to the apartment of her friend Michelle Wendy Haupt in Carrollton, Texas, to spend the weekend. Linch brought with her a Marlboro cigarette carton in which only four packs remained. She had purchased the cigarettes at Brookshires in Corsicana, Texas, and the carton contained a stamp showing Brookshires Store on the side. Linch left the carton at Haupts when they left that evening to go to a nightclub. Linch had intended to return to Haupts, but instead spent the night with another friend.

Linch testified that when they went to the club, Haupt was wearing a gold sand-dollar charm necklace which she always wore. During the evening, Haupt became ill. Another friend drove Haupt back to her apartment and then left. He testified that Haupt locked the door behind him.

Meanwhile, at Haupts apartment complex, Hines appeared uninvited at a party. When the hostess asked him who he was, he identified himself as the brother of the apartment manager. He told another guest that he was part of the maintenance crew at the complex. He pulled out a ring of keys and stated that he could get into any apartment he wanted to at any time.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on October 20, 1991, Haupts next-door neighbor heard a woman screaming. He could not determine the source of the screams, but his wife called the police. Two police officers were dispatched to the scene, but the screaming had ended before they arrived. After inspecting the premises, the officers could not determine where the screams had come from and they left. Two other residents in the apartment directly below Haupts also heard screaming loud enough to awaken them. One testified that he also heard other loud noises that sounded like a bowling ball being dropped on [Haupts] floor. He heard this noise at least 20 times. The screaming lasted for approximately 15 minutes. The resident of an adjacent downstairs apartment also heard the screaming.

Just before noon that morning, the residents discussed what they had heard and became concerned for Haupt. The apartment leasing manager was persuaded to check Haupts apartment. After knocking and receiving no answer, the manager opened the door and saw Haupt lying on the floor just inside the door. The cord was around her neck and she appeared to be dead. The manager had someone call an ambulance.

Haupt was found dressed in only a robe and lying face up on the floor. There were puncture wounds to her chest area and the cord from the stereo was wrapped around her neck. The robe was stained with blood, but it had no holes to correspond with the puncture wounds to Haupts body, indicating the robe was placed on her body after the wounds were inflicted. Further, the belt to the robe was tied tighter than a person would normally tie it against her own body. An ice pick was found on the nearby couch. Hines fingerprint and bloody palm print were found within the apartment.

Dr. Jeffrey Bernard, the Dallas County Chief Medical Examiner, testified that the cause of Haupts death was strangulation and puncture wounds. She had stereo speaker wire drawn tightly around her neck, abrasions to her neck and jaw, contusions on her neck and a fractured hyoid bone. She had approximately 18 puncture wounds [and] hemorrhaging. Barnard testified that the puncture wounds could have been made by the object found on the couch.

Later the same day, Hines was found to be in possession of Haupts gold sand-dollar charm. He had blood on some of his clothing, as well as scratches under his eye, and on his neck and cheek. Other objects from Haupts apartment, including the Brookshires cigarette carton, were found under the couch where Hines had been sleeping.
Melinda Cardillo

Carrollton, TX

#8 Mar 17, 2014
Hello investigative reporter. If anyone who really knew her would know 1st thing is she always went by her middle name Wendy. She was my best friend for 4 years. well until she was murdered. I was suppose to go out with them the night before and decided to stay home with my family. She babysit my children and I drove her to work and the grocery store. She was epileptic. She had finally passed her time frame without any seizures so We were studing together for her up coming driving test. She was excited and looking forward to having her first car. She never got to take the test. I Love Wendy!!!! She will always be apart of my life. Her spirit shines bright no matter where she is. I'm thankful for the time we had every day together. At the end of her life our group who knew her best is Rachael, Jean Montros, Mary Lynn lynch. The 5 of us did so much together. But after every thing was long over, we found out that we clearly do not feel the same way about forgiveness. Beautiful women I'm still glad to call friends. But us being together also reminded us what we each had deeply missed and that was our best friend.
Horseman

Mineola, TX

#9 Dec 29, 2014
InvestigativeReporter wrote:
Beginning an intensive online research investigation on this case and would appreciate ACCURATE and FACTUAL posts from anyone with direct or indirect information concerning this crime which occured on October 21, 1991 at the Ashtree Apartments on Country Square Drive. Thanks and appreciation.
I was a witness in this murder trial and knew Miss Haupt and Mary Linch. I was the person that drove her home that night and the last person to see her alive. If you have the case files you will know my name and be able to find me still in Texas, although not still in Dallas.
Horseman

Mineola, TX

#10 Dec 29, 2014
Melinda Cardillo wrote:
Hello investigative reporter. If anyone who really knew her would know 1st thing is she always went by her middle name Wendy. She was my best friend for 4 years. well until she was murdered. I was suppose to go out with them the night before and decided to stay home with my family. She babysit my children and I drove her to work and the grocery store. She was epileptic. She had finally passed her time frame without any seizures so We were studing together for her up coming driving test. She was excited and looking forward to having her first car. She never got to take the test. I Love Wendy!!!! She will always be apart of my life. Her spirit shines bright no matter where she is. I'm thankful for the time we had every day together. At the end of her life our group who knew her best is Rachael, Jean Montros, Mary Lynn lynch. The 5 of us did so much together. But after every thing was long over, we found out that we clearly do not feel the same way about forgiveness. Beautiful women I'm still glad to call friends. But us being together also reminded us what we each had deeply missed and that was our best friend.
I would like to get in touch with you to talk about old times if I might. We knew each other back then. I was the guy who drove Wendy home that night before, if you remember who I was. I used to bounce at Country Connection on East NWHWY where I first met Wendy and you girls. Please respond and maybe we could talk about those days privately?
Horseman

Mineola, TX

#11 Dec 30, 2014
CrimeDetails wrote:
On October 19, 1991, Mary Ann Linch went to the apartment of her friend Michelle Wendy Haupt in Carrollton, Texas, to spend the weekend. Linch brought with her a Marlboro cigarette carton in which only four packs remained. She had purchased the cigarettes at Brookshires in Corsicana, Texas, and the carton contained a stamp showing Brookshires Store on the side. Linch left the carton at Haupts when they left that evening to go to a nightclub. Linch had intended to return to Haupts, but instead spent the night with another friend.
Linch testified that when they went to the club, Haupt was wearing a gold sand-dollar charm necklace which she always wore. During the evening, Haupt became ill. Another friend drove Haupt back to her apartment and then left. He testified that Haupt locked the door behind him.

The cord was around her neck and she appeared to be dead. The manager had someone call an ambulance.
An ice pick was found on the nearby couch. Hines fingerprint and bloody palm print were found within the apartment.

Dr. Jeffrey Bernard, the Dallas County Chief Medical Examiner, testified that the cause of Haupts death was strangulation and puncture wounds. She had stereo speaker wire drawn tightly around her neck, Barnard testified that the puncture wounds could have been made by the object found on the couch.
Later the same day, Hines was found to be in possession of Haupts gold sand-dollar charm. He had blood on some of his clothing, as well as scratches under his eye, and on his neck and cheek. Other objects from Haupts apartment, including the Brookshires cigarette carton, were found under the couch where Hines had been sleeping.
I also told them about the Sand Dollar necklace when I went to see the Detectives. I had left my business card with her luckily, and they were able to track me down. I told them the "ice pick" was actually a "Scratch Awl" during the trial and the Prosecutors Investigator thanked me for telling them that because they weren't sure about it being a true "ice pick" even though they are almost the same. The cord was a phone cord as I remember it and he almost decapitated her with it too, I thought. I'm older now, 45, but remember almost everything about that night 23 years ago now, and most of the trial. I remember them wheeling the door into the court room with his preserved bloody hand print in the middle of it on the inside. That and the long hours sitting in a little office, me and the girls, waiting to be called to the stand.

Boy did we party when we finally got done and made many toasts to Wendy to honor her memory.

If I had only stayed with her that night. That has weighed on me even to this day and why I won't forget Wendy's face that night when I left or his either in the court room. He would of been dead a lot sooner if I had just stayed there that night and she would be still making the world brighter. Worst choice I've ever made in my opinion.

RIP Darlin never stopped thinking about you, never will.
Horseman

Mineola, TX

#12 Dec 30, 2014
FriendsandFamily wrote:
<quoted text> It has been clear for the past 21 years that Hines was guilty and anyone associated with this case new that these DNA test results from the victim's fingernail clippings would establish his guilt once and for all. Now it's time for the executioner to do his job.
If this is the Wendy's family I would like to get in touch with you if I may. I would enjoy being able to talk with some of her relatives about the part of her I never knew. She and her girlfriends and I were friends. I was the young man back then who took her home that night.

I live not far away and in the area around Pittsburg. My location on here shows Mineola but I am much closer than that. I would really appreciate the opportunity to give my respects to her family today if given the chance. Please respond here and I can exchange information via email. Thank you.

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