BREAKING NEWS: Tim Dawson arrested in Texas for murder

A west Michigan man suspected of killing his wife is under arrest in Texas. Timothy Dawson was arrested in Kerrville, Texas on Friday, January 25th. Full Story
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Allendale, MI

#324 Feb 29, 2008
Curious wrote:
<quoted text> And what if he doesn't, what are all you people going to do if he is not found guilty. What if there is some loop-hole and the fact that they tried arresting him twice before this and it was denied?? Only after having the AG take over did the arrest come...it just sickens me to think that there is a chance Justice will not prevail on this one. What then? You can't be charged twice for the same crime.
"Tried arresting him twice before and it was denied" ???? Perhaps the Kent County Prosecutor looked at the case and was not comfortable with it but I don't think they ever arrested him or even tried to arrest him. I am sure they have been working toward this for years because they feel they have the right guy and now they have the right guy trying the case.
Watching

Allendale, MI

#325 Feb 29, 2008
Curious wrote:
<quoted text> Thay hope be pleads guilty. I bet they were wanting him to cave already, thinking this might scare him into admitting guilt. So far the nut-shell has not cracked.
And how do you know that he has not cracked? Are you close to the investigation? I would guess that any investigator would want the bad guy to cave in and spill his guts.
No one special

San Antonio, TX

#326 Mar 7, 2008
Don’t pretend to know what her mother must be going through. Glad her daughter is safe and yet knowing she is hurting deeply. She was lied to by a manipulator and he is still lying to her and deceiving her. From what I hear he is writing letters to her full of “love” to keep her hanging on and believing everything he has ever told her. She is just a naïve woman that is in love with a man that is a master at what he is doing to her. She has no clue of what is to come. She has been told things about the Keenan’s and how he is being framed since the day he walked into her life. You would have believed him too. Don’t be so quick to judge; you do not know what you would do if this terrible thing had happened to you or had this person befriended your family member. Most anyone would have responded the same way. Have you ever talked to her family to see how they feel or what they believe? My guess would be “no, you have not”. I know the family and have seen Alex and he is very happy and well taken care of. Please do not presume to know what this family is going through and what they will go through in the future. Just pray for this family and whatever the outcome is. Either way it will be very hard for all of the families affected.
just a thought

Lakeview, MI

#327 Mar 15, 2008
glad to see on the news the other night that the Keenan's have petitioned the Texas court for custody. Hopefully all goes well for them.
mi family

Grandville, MI

#328 Apr 22, 2008
No one special wrote:
Don’t pretend to know what her mother must be going through. Glad her daughter is safe and yet knowing she is hurting deeply. She was lied to by a manipulator and he is still lying to her and deceiving her. From what I hear he is writing letters to her full of “love” to keep her hanging on and believing everything he has ever told her. She is just a naïve woman that is in love with a man that is a master at what he is doing to her. She has no clue of what is to come. She has been told things about the Keenan’s and how he is being framed since the day he walked into her life. You would have believed him too. Don’t be so quick to judge; you do not know what you would do if this terrible thing had happened to you or had this person befriended your family member. Most anyone would have responded the same way. Have you ever talked to her family to see how they feel or what they believe? My guess would be “no, you have not”. I know the family and have seen Alex and he is very happy and well taken care of. Please do not presume to know what this family is going through and what they will go through in the future. Just pray for this family and whatever the outcome is. Either way it will be very hard for all of the families affected.
what we do know is that "her family & HER" are lying, to themselves, to Alex, to the world! Claiming to be a married happy family? What a joke! To keep up this charade is harming Alex, in so many ways. Do they have any idea or concern that the damage they are doing to that little boy by trying so hard to keep him from his real family and siblings, while filling his mind with negative comments about the Keenans and his real brother and sisters???? Do they care???? By destroying his pictures and momentos. That is not loving or kind. That is manipulative. MMMM, I wonder where they learned that from???

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#329 Apr 22, 2008
mi family wrote:
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what we do know is that "her family & HER" are lying, to themselves, to Alex, to the world! Claiming to be a married happy family? What a joke! To keep up this charade is harming Alex, in so many ways. Do they have any idea or concern that the damage they are doing to that little boy by trying so hard to keep him from his real family and siblings, while filling his mind with negative comments about the Keenans and his real brother and sisters???? Do they care???? By destroying his pictures and momentos. That is not loving or kind. That is manipulative. MMMM, I wonder where they learned that from???
So what is the courts stance on this? Has it gone to court yet? I can't even fathom a court letting a little boy stay with someone who is not blood or married into the family. It is clearly not in the best interest of the child.

Anybody know what's going on with Dawson's trial yet?
Texas

San Angelo, TX

#330 May 7, 2008
I am a personal friend of tim and his wife in Kerrville. If you had met a man, that was a loving father, a doting husband, even spent time with them in their home, you would not suspect any wrong doing yourself. He may or may have not fooled alot of people. Noone can judge him, or say he did it until they know all the facts. Then its still not our call. He will pay, If he did it. My prayers are for Julias family. But the little boy and the new wife need the prayers also.
Gail in Wyoming

Wixom, MI

#331 May 7, 2008
just a thought wrote:
glad to see on the news the other night that the Keenan's have petitioned the Texas court for custody. Hopefully all goes well for them.
They shouldn't even have to petition the court. The decision to have that child be with his family should be a given.

I pray that all goes well for them, too.
mi family

Grandville, MI

#332 May 14, 2008
Texas wrote:
I am a personal friend of tim and his wife in Kerrville. If you had met a man, that was a loving father, a doting husband, even spent time with them in their home, you would not suspect any wrong doing yourself. He may or may have not fooled alot of people. Noone can judge him, or say he did it until they know all the facts. Then its still not our call. He will pay, If he did it. My prayers are for Julias family. But the little boy and the new wife need the prayers also.
Of course Alex needs prayers, but for people to keep claiming that they were married is just crap. they are not, they were purposly deceitful to everyone including their families. If billie truly loved and cared about Alex and wanted to be his step mother, she would have gotten married, instead of lying to everyone about it, just for a free check. They are not married under any law, or God. Why put on a charade for everyone???? She needs help, she is just as sick as tim when she tries and thinks she is doing right by continuing the lie. she is harming Alex in so many ways, and obviously thinks it is ok because a murderer told her it is. So you think you know him because he was nice to you?? He is such a liar and yes good at it, but God will prevail over satan, and tim and billie are working for satan. I can see no good in a person like her that wants to cause so much pain just because her BOYFRIEND tells her to.
Dwin

United States

#333 Jul 1, 2008
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
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They shouldn't even have to petition the court. The decision to have that child be with his family should be a given.
I pray that all goes well for them, too.
Logically and ethically, one would think this was the case. NEVERTHELESS, not to offend any one: But our legal system is NOT a justice system. The courts allege to make decisions in the best interest of the child, but often that is absolutely NOT the case. I have experienced the Family Court and have not a single positive thing to say about it! It is entirely possible to lose custody, the adjustment level of the children is not that important. It is much more about who is whoming who. Our complete legal system needs a major over haul. We need to stop re-victimizing the victims. When restitution is made it does not restore the victim, it pays the 'system'. Where is the justice in that??
friend of the family

AOL

#334 Sep 1, 2008
I have often wondered what would make this "girlfriend" so easily be manipulated by that monster, and after seeing pictures of her recently I can see how she would be that desperate! extremly overweight, unattractive, bad skin, bad hair, bad teeth! He really picked one that he could control. Of course, from what we hear she is just as mean herself, he obviously didn't have to teach her a thing, she comes by it naturally. Who does she think she is lying to a child like that, telling him she is his mother. Justice can't come soon enough and bring that little boy home where he belongs, with his family.
friend of the family

AOL

#335 Sep 1, 2008
Texas wrote:
I am a personal friend of tim and his wife in Kerrville. If you had met a man, that was a loving father, a doting husband, even spent time with them in their home, you would not suspect any wrong doing yourself. He may or may have not fooled alot of people. Noone can judge him, or say he did it until they know all the facts. Then its still not our call. He will pay, If he did it. My prayers are for Julias family. But the little boy and the new wife need the prayers also.
When I read these posts, it just is crazy how you all in Texas keep referring to him as the "husband", it takes a marriage to be a husband, again, THEY WERE NEVER MARRIED!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#336 Sep 3, 2008
Has Tim Dawson gone to trial yet? Anybody know what's going on with it? I'm assuming Alex hasn't been returned home to his grandparents by the previous posts. Sad.....

I agree Dwin that the family courts are sometimes ridiculous. I have a friend who is a very involved and wonderful mother. Because her vindictive ex didn't want to pay child support, he filed false claims with FOC to get the kids taken away from her, and she spent alot of money and a year to prove his claims were lies and get her kids back. This was emotionally exhausting and traumatic for the kids. Yet, FOC doesn't do enough for kids like Ricky Holland. Something is backwards here!
texas eyes

Haslett, MI

#337 Sep 19, 2008
friend of the family wrote:
I have often wondered what would make this "girlfriend" so easily be manipulated by that monster, and after seeing pictures of her recently I can see how she would be that desperate! extremly overweight, unattractive, bad skin, bad hair, bad teeth! He really picked one that he could control. Of course, from what we hear she is just as mean herself, he obviously didn't have to teach her a thing, she comes by it naturally. Who does she think she is lying to a child like that, telling him she is his mother. Justice can't come soon enough and bring that little boy home where he belongs, with his family.
you are right, 300lbs and lazy to boot, no wonder she's addicted to evil! she has nothing else to do but be nasty!
Penny

North Branch, MI

#338 Oct 15, 2008
It sure took the police long enough to solve this..I dont think congrats are in order! To allow him to leave the state is beyond me....he got away with murder for 4 years so far. Now he has a new family and life in Texas and the passage of so much time might make it harder to convict him.
Klynne

Grand Rapids, MI

#339 Oct 16, 2008
"10:35 John Agar: Timothy Dawson bought a $100,000 life insurance policy shortly before her disappearance, prosecutor says. Calls the insurance agency upon wife's disappearance and says that Julia died."
From Tim's trial as reported by a Grand Rapids Press reporter that was blogging live. Tim must be the dumbest criminal alive.
Dwin

United States

#340 Dec 10, 2008
As you may or may not know on Monday, November 8, 2008 in a packed court room Timothy Dawson was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
The jury only took 6 hours to make a decision.
We finally have justice and closure. Alex is with his REAL family (brothers and sisters) in Michigan where he belongs.
Dateline will be doing a special on the case.
http://juliaalert.org

Since: Oct 07

out in the sticks

#341 Dec 10, 2008
Dwin wrote:
As you may or may not know on Monday, November 8, 2008 in a packed court room Timothy Dawson was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
The jury only took 6 hours to make a decision.
We finally have justice and closure. Alex is with his REAL family (brothers and sisters) in Michigan where he belongs.
Dateline will be doing a special on the case.
http://juliaalert.org
(((APPLAUSE)))!!!!! WOO HOO!

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