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jackstoy2

United States

#1 Mar 24, 2006
I would like to know what happen to the man the murdered Mr. Bill Nance and the out come of what happen to the two ladys that set fire to his home and tryed to cover up the murder
jackstoy2

United States

#2 Mar 24, 2006
any information I can get on this matter would be great this happened about a year ago or maybe a year and a half
Debbie West

Dallas, TX

#3 Apr 3, 2006
jackstoy2 wrote:
any information I can get on this matter would be great this happened about a year ago or maybe a year and a half
Bill was murdered on July 4th, 2005. From what I know Dennis Bisher is still in jail. Bill's wife and the girl friend of Bisher were to be charged with Arson.
THe trial date for Dennis Bisher has not been set YET, nor have I heard of the trial dates for Jeannie Nance and Naomie. IF you hear of anything please post.
Bill was a dear family friend and we are awaiting for justice to be served for ALL THOSE INVOLVED.
We_Love_ and_ Miss_ Bill

Quinlan, TX

#4 Aug 4, 2006
Dennis Bisher's trial date is Aug. 24, 2006
The women got off scott free
Any help in prosecuting all involved would be a blessing
CHS

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Aug 4, 2006
Yes, would someone please keep us posted. I grew up in Cassville and my family knew his family. I don't understand how anyone could have harmed him and why his wife would be involved!
CloseToTheFamily

San Antonio, TX

#6 Aug 20, 2006
The trial is about to start in Cassville later this week.
Debbie West

United States

#7 Aug 25, 2006
Trial started yesterday Does anyone have any news or updates?
Rick

Saint Elizabeth, MO

#8 Aug 29, 2006
Bill was my stepdad and my mother loved Bill.
I know what my Mother, Jane and Dennis (I took the oppurtunity to speak to Dennis since Bill was murdered) have told me and what I can find on the internet.
My mother's charges deal with matters after the murder. That is a fact. I will give my opinion after this is settled.
God help all of our family and friends (at times I wonder who is family or who are friends), it is truly a mess. They have the killer and my Mother nor myself, and I will guarntee you, Bill never thought Dennis "Mississipi" Bisher was capable of such a crime. I spent at least eight days in 2005 at the home. Dennis and Jane were talking about getting married. Bill and Mom were expecting them to marry, they wanted Dennis out of the house.
Some of the news heard back in Texas is probably fueled by the prosecutions desire to hand out as many felony charges as humanly possible, that is their job after all. The newspaper's articles are leading this out like a story book fore-shadowing of a master plan to "KILL BILL" and take all his earthly treasures and live life as though he did not matter...
Bill is greatly missed by all of those that took the time to know him. I spent more time with Bill during his final days than anyone that did not live in the home. If anyone outside of the home knows the feelings and personalities of those living in the home, it would be me.
Rick

Saint Elizabeth, MO

#9 Aug 29, 2006
Tuesday August 9, 2006 For those that were wondering; Jane was called to testify at Dennis' Murder trial, but was sent home after a few hours. She did not enter the courtroom. That happened yesterday.
Debbie

United States

#10 Aug 30, 2006
Jean Nance is my Aunt, and I know that she loved Bill. I know that my Aunt is a caring individual who would never intentionally cause harm to anyone or anything. Over the years I've spent many nights and weekends at her house. I did not spend a lot of time in their home as an adult, as I have a home and family as well as a business that keeps me very busy. However, we saw them quite often when I'd go to Shell Knob to visit my grandparents. I'd also see them whenever they came to visit my parents or at family gatherings. Anything that people speculate is exactly that "speculation". It's like everyone playing a big game of clue. Except anymore people don't want to wait for the facts. They all know what they think, and everyone else has to be wrong. I dare any of you to walk in her shoes. So, until you know facts of what you are talking about "Don't Judge". I lost my brother to a homocide in 1996 and I'd like to see justice served in this case. I ask that you all not be influenced by what you read in the papers or hear from people who think they know.
Unknown in Monett

Monett, MO

#11 Aug 30, 2006
FYI, Jury is out we should know soon, a lot of evidence but sketchy.
Unknown in Monett

Monett, MO

#12 Aug 31, 2006
For all who are interested, this was copied from KOLR 10 website.

Any response? I just did not think the evidence was all there...but believe justice was served

A Barry County jury comes back with a guilty verdict for a 2005 murder.
On Wednesday, jury members found Dennis Bisher guilty of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Prosecutors say Bisher beat 65-year-old William Nance to death at Nance’s home in Barry County in July 2005 and then dumped his body across the state in Scott County.

Two women also face charges in connection to Nance`s murder. Bisher`s fiance, Etta Jane Harper and Nance`s wife, Naomi Jean Nance are charged with Second Degree Arson for allegedly setting the home on fire to cover up the murder.

Sentencing for Bisher is set for October sixth.
CloseToTheFamily

Quinlan, TX

#13 Sep 1, 2006
I understand that 3 members of Bill's family from Texas attended the proceedings and heard the announcement of the conviction of the 1st murderer.
We_Love_ and_ Miss_ Bill

Quinlan, TX

#14 Sep 4, 2006
Rick, I let Bill's youngest daughter know about your comments. Her response was short and to the point: If you know something that would exonerate your mother you should have a meeting with the Prosecuting Attorney. Otherwise you should keep your BS opinions to yourself – you didn’t attend the trial so anything you say is simply hearsay.
Debbie

Stroud, OK

#15 Sep 5, 2006
Hey, I know you all think it is awful that the women didn't sit through the trial day after day. But, did you know they were not allowed at the trial because they were potential witnesses for the prosecutor in the case. It wasn't because they just chose not to be there.

The results of the case are the same for all family involved. We would like to see hose who are knowingly guilty of something be punished. This is a time when family needs to stay family & not worry about the things that are out of our hands, the things we can't change - like who is guilty of what! Much of what is said even between family & friends is hearsay...The only one's who know truly what happened at that instant are not available for testimony. The killer is where he needs to be, and the victim can only speak through the forensic evidence.

I know what most of the family is thinking, I've been there! I know of the anger and the rage inside, we can't believe this happened to us and we feel betrayed by others. There is the human side of us, that wants revenge…but, the rational side of normal people couldn't do the things you wished would happen. Because we know right from wrong and we have morals.

The only witness to the actions taken besides the victim and the guilty is "GOD", and those who stand before him one day will be judged and condemned. Revenge makes us bitter people, and in some ways not any better than the person who started this whole thing. So, don't build your lives on revenge, pull together as family and help one another heal!
Sharon

Dallas, TX

#16 Sep 7, 2006
Dear Dad,

I love you and miss you so much. If I were there that night you were killed I would have died trying to save you. That’s what people do when they love one another. I thank God that I was right with you when you died. You knew exactly how much I loved you and I know how much you loved me. I’m glad I got to see you a month before you were killed so I could tell you that I loved you one last time. Everyone keeps telling me that it’s time to move on now but I miss you more than ever. I know you were not ready to die. You know that we were just alike. I knew you for 42 years. Everything I do now is because I know that’s what you would want me to do. I will never forget the wrong that was inflicted upon you that night.

I Love you Dad and I know you will be waiting for me at Heaven’s gate. I can’t wait to see you again.
Debbie West

Plano, TX

#17 Sep 13, 2006
Girls,
I will continue to pray for you both and your brother. We have all lost a wonderful man at the hands of a evil person.
Believe that justice will continued to be served.
There should still be a trial upcoming for the arson. We're all praying the truth will come out.
Love you
Debbie
Debbie West

Plano, TX

#18 Sep 13, 2006
Girls,
I will continue to pray for you both and your brother.
There's still to much that hasn't come to light. Only time will possibly uncover the whole truth of that horrible evening.
Love you
Debbie
Bob Smith

AOL

#19 Oct 6, 2006
Rick, this is your Uncle Bob. You need to get in touch with me ASAP. And you don't have to wonder who family is as far as I'm concerned.
Bob Smith

AOL

#20 Oct 6, 2006
Naomi Jean is my sister. I've been separated from her my entire life. And on several occasions I have tracked her down. The last time was after this tragedy took place. I was heartbroken to know that she had to go through this. And for the children in the family and friends of Bill Nance, I lost my own parents and a very young age and I truly sympathize with your loss. No one, no matter what words they express can begin to soothe the pain that you feel and will have to feel for the rest of your life.

To the daughter Sharon, you sound like a baby of the family and probably the closest to your dad. I was a baby of my family as well. My deepest regret goes out to you, your siblings and the rest of your family for your loss. I know that my sister and your dad both had a very deep love for each other. She expressed a years ago the last time I saw her face to face. She expressed this to me several times over the dinner table even though she and Bill were separated at the time. They obviously had a very very strong affection for one another to reconcile it to work that hard at fixing the relationship.

In defense of my sister's character, I only wish I was there to protect her as well. If only we could turn back the hands of time, if only we knew what we know in hindsight we can avoid all the tragedies of the world. And it would truly be such a remarkable place. No one knows why we have to suffer the tragedies that we do. It definitely has to be in a grand scheme that God has in store for all of us. But to my darling sister Naomi Jean, I know how you were there for me as a child when I was being abused. You're willing to do whatever it took to protect me. If these people knew that what length you are willing to go to avoid anyone being hurt, especially your own husband, then people would probably be a little more sensitive to you. It makes me feel sick and helpless to know that you were there for me in a time of need and I cannot reciprocate the favor. And I certainly want you to know that my door and my arms and my heart will always be open to you. I understand that pain you're feeling, even though I can't even begin to comprehend the fear of the future to come. You're still a rock for me.

People can do the strangest things for the most unknown reasons, more often than not fear. I can certainly tell you that in my lifetime I have really done some stupid things that I will regret for the rest of my life. But, you shouldn't cast stones until all the evidence is out and all trials have been concluded.

To Rick, Steve and Jim, the ocean separates us, and Rick, even though you're my nephew, "you are more like a Brother from another mother", you are all in my prayers, as is your mom. If I can ever help, please contact me. It's pretty easy to Google search and find me.

Once again, before we organize a witchhunt and burning at the stake, I plead to each and everyone of you that reads this, please don't judge, not until you've stood on the same side of the fence that my sister has. And let's please allow justice to work and do what's right, regardless of the consequences

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