Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 7 story of the year.
In possibly one of the most disturbing tales in recent Richfield history, an elderly couple was attacked in their home Feb. 28 by a man who had done odd jobs around the house.
Orginally thought to be a triple stabbing, Richfield police discovered Richard Webb, 79, and his wife Toni Gail Jackson three days after the attack. Jackson's sister found the couple; Webb was deceased and Jackson had had her throat slashed. Webb suffered many cuts and died of “complex homicidal violence.”
Leon Henry Anderson, who was officially charged with murder and attempted murder a few weeks after the incident, had reportedly performed odd jobs around the couple's home, and was introduced by a friend of Jackson.
Anderson's trial is set to being March 4, 2013, however, many continuances have been issued throughout the last year.
The gruesome incident in the heart of Richfield proved to be one of the most read stories of the year.
See all the related stories:
- Updated: Third Victim Not Stabbed in Richfield
- Follow-Up: Richfield Police Looking for Missing Vehicle from Double Stabbing Incident
- Follow-Up: Man Charged With Murder After Attack on Richfield Couple
- UPDATE: Man Officially Charged in Richfield Murder