Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Marriage, Money and Murder: Steven and Celeste Beard

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Books

She Wanted It All: a True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire, by Kathryn Casey, Mass Market Paperback, 2005

The Fortune Hunter: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Heartland of Texas, by Suzy Spencer, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005

News Articles

"Marriage, Money and Murder: The mastermind in millionaire Steven Beard's murder? His much younger wife," by Bill Hewitt, People, Aug. 11, 2003

"After Weeks of Testimony, Verdict in Murder Trial Came Down to One Vote," by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, March 30, 2003

"Beard Widow Convicted of Murder," by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, March 20, 2003

"Avid Court Watchers Can't Stand to Miss Johnson's Murder Trial," by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, March 11, 2003

"Beard Shooting Detailed," by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Feb. 20, 2003

"Johnson's Murder Trial Focuses on Relationships," by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Feb. 13, 2003

"Was Love a Killer's Tool?" by Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Feb. 7, 2003

"Judge Allows Widow to Use Estate Money," by Laylan Copelin, Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 1, 2000

"Teens Testify in Fight Over TV Executive's Estate," by Laylan Copelin, Austin American-Statesman, Aug. 30, 2000

"A Shot in the Night," by Laylan Copelin, Austin American-Statesman, Nov. 4, 1999

Television

"For Love or Money," 48 Hours Investigates, CBS, May 14, 2003

"The Waitress and the Millionaire," Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice, Court TV, July 30, 2003

"For Love or Money," American Justice, A&E, Sept. 15, 2003

Dominic Dunne's Power, Priviledge and Justice

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