Wife of Convicted Serial Killer Joins Casey Anthony Defense Team
The wife of a convicted serial killer has joined the defense team for Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. According to the Tampa Examiner, Rosalie Bolin, who is married to death row inmate Oscar Ray Bolin, will serve as a mitigation expert for Anthony’s defense.
Rosalie Bolin, then Martinez, met her husband-to-be while working as a death penalty activist in the early 1990s, believing him to be innocent of the multiple grisly rapes and murders he was convicted and sentenced to die for. She fell in love with him, and although already married with children, the two secretly married over the phone.
Oscar Ray Bolin has been convicted multiple times for killing three women in Florida. Twenty-six-year-old Teri Lyn Matthews was beaten, stabbed 12 times in the head and raped before being dumped off US 41 in Pasco County in 1986. Stephanie Collins, age 17, was abducted from a Carrollwood shopping center in 1986. Her body was found in an orange grove. Natalie Blanche Holley, age 25, was also found stabbed to death in an orange grove in 1986.
Jenny Lefevre actually survived a brush with death at the hands of Bolin. She was kidnapped at gunpoint by the serial killer in 1987 and raped by him and two other men before escaping.
Oscar Ray Bolin is currently serving two death sentences and one life sentence in the Union Correctional Institute in Starke.
Casey Anthony is on trial for the 2008 killing of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who vanished in June 2008. Her disappearance wasn’t reported until nearly a month later, when Anthony told police she hadn’t seen her daughter since dropping her off with a babysitter. Police arrested Anthony in 2008; Caylee’s skeletal remains were found in December less than a mile from her home.
Anthony faces possible execution if convicted.
“It should be obvious what I’m doing here,” Rosalie Bolin told a reporter from the St. Petersburg Times when asked about her role in the Casey Anthony trial.
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