The 2005 murder-for-hire of trucking company owner James Kelly was one of the most high-profile cases in recent East Texas memory. In the aftermath, Kelly's wife Marcia and stepdaughter Shaina Sepulvado received capital murder convictions and are each serving life without parole.
Those verdicts did not sit well with J. Patrick Capps, a 31-year-old Nacogdoches man described on his apparently self-penned Wikipedia page as a "prisoner activist and devout Christian." That same Wiki page states that Capps has been romantically linked to the 21-year-old Sepulvado and that the two are "husband-and-wife." (Quotes in the original.)
Capps has also arrayed his shaky web design skills in attempting to win the release of Marcia Kelly. Here, he allows Kelly to tell her version of the events leading up to, during and after the murder of her husband.
Also on the site, at least for a time: forged documents allegedly penned by Capps in an effort to win Kelly's release.
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According to Nacogdoches County Sheriff Thomas Kerss, Capps went so far as to post for public viewing a notarized statement purportedly given by Texas Ranger Tom Davis in support of overturning Kelly's verdict. (We couldn't find them there today.)
Shockingly, this diabolically clever plan failed, and now Capps is facing as-yet-undetermined charges relating to the allegedly forged documents.
And this isn't Capps's first hilariously grandiose forgery rodeo. Back in 2005, he was convicted of trying to fast-track it to the good life through purchases of his dream home and car by passing off a mere $600,000 in worthless cashier's checks.
If only it were so easy...We'd all be living in mansions and rolling around in Bentleys with our favorite murderer by our side.