Tim Dawson formally charged for wife's 2004 murder in Sparta

Three years after Julia Dawson's naked body was discovered along U.S. 131 in Montcalm County, her husband, Tim Dawson, is now formally charged with her murder. Full Story
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“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#21 Jul 15, 2008
on the fly wrote:
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I have been watching the court calendar... he has been in court several time recently yet the media says nothing... any clue what is going on?
And do you know if there is a trial date set yet?
He was brought back in January it is now 7 months later and no progress has been reported.
The system is very slow at getting anything done. It's very difficult on the families, just waiting for closure. I feel sorry for the grandparents. They have been fighting for their grandchild long before Tim moved out of Michigan.
Klynne

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Jul 15, 2008
on the fly wrote:
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I have been watching the court calendar... he has been in court several time recently yet the media says nothing... any clue what is going on?
And do you know if there is a trial date set yet?
He was brought back in January it is now 7 months later and no progress has been reported.
I have not heard anything, however based on past murder cases (the murder of the police officer, and another case where a man murdered his ex-girl friend in GR)it seems to take about 8 months after a judge determines there is enough evidence to send the case to trial (preliminary hearing I think the process is called?). So I am guessing Tim will go to trial in August or September. Both attorneys may ask for more time before the trial begins, but it will be up to the judge if they get it.
Concerned person

San Antonio, TX

#24 Oct 14, 2008
I have to say that Tim is really good at making people believe what he wants them to believe. His third wife Billie is very convinced that he is innocent!! I personally know one of the police officers here in Texas and he even told me that Billie's own brother admitted to him that there was always something off and not right about Tim, but it was always something he could never put his finger on. He may have treated Billie like a queen but it is because he is GUILTY. I really hope that they find him guilty. The sad part is his wife Billie has Tim's son. That is the screwed up part about it. The little boy should be with his mothers parents.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#25 Oct 15, 2008
Concerned person wrote:
I have to say that Tim is really good at making people believe what he wants them to believe. His third wife Billie is very convinced that he is innocent!! I personally know one of the police officers here in Texas and he even told me that Billie's own brother admitted to him that there was always something off and not right about Tim, but it was always something he could never put his finger on. He may have treated Billie like a queen but it is because he is GUILTY. I really hope that they find him guilty. The sad part is his wife Billie has Tim's son. That is the screwed up part about it. The little boy should be with his mothers parents.
I agree. I always thought Tim was guilty, too. And you're right, the little boy should be back with his grandparents. They lost their daughter and grandchild at the same time. I feel for them.
Klynne

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Oct 16, 2008
This is from the prosecutor's opening statements as summarized from a Grand Rapids news paper reporter. To me this is quite damning....

"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."

How did Tim know that she died? She was just missing right?
Concerned person wrote:
I have to say that Tim is really good at making people believe what he wants them to believe. His third wife Billie is very convinced that he is innocent!! I personally know one of the police officers here in Texas and he even told me that Billie's own brother admitted to him that there was always something off and not right about Tim, but it was always something he could never put his finger on. He may have treated Billie like a queen but it is because he is GUILTY. I really hope that they find him guilty. The sad part is his wife Billie has Tim's son. That is the screwed up part about it. The little boy should be with his mothers parents.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#27 Oct 17, 2008
Klynne wrote:
This is from the prosecutor's opening statements as summarized from a Grand Rapids news paper reporter. To me this is quite damning....
"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."
How did Tim know that she died? She was just missing right?
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Good, something else against him.
David

San Antonio, TX

#28 Nov 24, 2008
Wow this used to be my phone vendor. It is amazing that I used talk to nemrod at my company not knowing he was a murderer
Sickle

Chandeleur Islands, LA

#29 May 26, 2009
My brother went to high school with him and I knew him through my brother. I hope he enjoys getting butt raped in prison. He has done a horrible act and I could care less about what he says. Have fun in prison Tim Dawson.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#30 Dec 17, 2009
http://www.fox17online.com/news/fox17-kent-co...

I would like to see this when it comes on.

“Be Respectful”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#31 Dec 17, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
http://www.fox17online.com/new s/fox17-kent-county-deputies-r eenact-dawson-murder,0,6208071 .story
I would like to see this when it comes on.
So would I, EmmaRae. We'll have to post it if we see it advertised. I'll bet we're not alone in wanting to see it.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#32 Dec 18, 2009
Maybe Julias parents should retain Paul Mc Dougnah for his lawyer then there would be no question on how long he sits in jail. LIFE. Just like the last 3-4 clients he defended. They are in prison for the rest of their lives. Do some research on mr paul McD and you will find out the same thing I did about him after the first hearing he had for for Mr Brake.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#33 Dec 18, 2009
Gail in Wyoming wrote:
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So would I, EmmaRae. We'll have to post it if we see it advertised. I'll bet we're not alone in wanting to see it.
Keep you eye out for it. I think it will be a very interesting program to watch.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#34 Dec 19, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
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Keep you eye out for it. I think it will be a very interesting program to watch.
Do you know if this will be in movie form?

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#35 Dec 19, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
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Do you know if this will be in movie form?
If I remember correctly it was more like on of those true crime stories, a documentary.
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#36 Dec 19, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
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If I remember correctly it was more like on of those true crime stories, a documentary.
That was on once before, not long ago as a matter of fact. I love documentaries.
sick of you

Grandville, MI

#37 Dec 21, 2009
Granny Smith wrote:
Maybe Julias parents should retain Paul Mc Dougnah for his lawyer then there would be no question on how long he sits in jail. LIFE. Just like the last 3-4 clients he defended. They are in prison for the rest of their lives. Do some research on mr paul McD and you will find out the same thing I did about him after the first hearing he had for for Mr Brake.
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Some one has to represent the guilty. He can only be as good as he has to work with. He just chooses idiots with no alibi's. Don't start in about the gun. An alibi would have kept your son out of jail. Better yet if he hadn't killed 4 people he would not be in prison. GIVE IT UP
Granny Smith

Rockford, MI

#38 Dec 22, 2009
sick of you wrote:
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Some one has to represent the guilty. He can only be as good as he has to work with. He just chooses idiots with no alibi's. Don't start in about the gun. An alibi would have kept your son out of jail. Better yet if he hadn't killed 4 people he would not be in prison. GIVE IT UP
My son is not in jail. You have me mixed up with someone else. And I agree with you about one thing, if someone kills anyone much less 4 people they deserve to be in prison.
Ingram Texas

AOL

#39 May 21, 2010
EmmaRae wrote:
Go to Mlive.com you can read the court documents there. If his friends in Texas read this, please go and read the documents. I know you think he is innocent, but he sounds like a master manipulator to me. His third wife needs to be thankful she is away from this man before it was too late.
Michigan Please Keep Him Do Not Let Him Out On Appeal
Ingram Texas

AOL

#40 May 21, 2010
Michigan Please Keep Him Do Not Let Him Out On Appeal
Bone Head

Jenison, MI

#41 May 21, 2010
Ingram Texas wrote:
Michigan Please Keep Him Do Not Let Him Out On Appeal
Send that message to the Michigan Department of Corrections, if they will listen.

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