Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word. A7SLE Films,Boss Media. Directed by Simon Rumley. Certificate 15. Running time approximately 88 minutes.
Garrett’s trial lawyer Bill Kolius died of pancreatic cancer.
Garrett’s first lawyer Bruce Sadler and post-conviction trial Judge Sam Kaiser contracted the same form of leukemia. Kaiser died after initially being cured.
Jimmy Don Boydston contracted leukemia and died.
Officer Walt Yerger also died of leukemia.
NBC Reporter Cathy Jones died in an airplane crash in Oklahoma while covering a story.
Medical Examiner Ralph Erdemann was convicted of numerous felonies for falsifying autopsy reports. His wife died of pancreatic cancer.
Eugene “Heavy Duty” Patterson was found dead in his vehicle. A cause of death was never determined.
Watley, a jailhouse snitch who testified against Garrett for a reduced sentence, committed suicide.
Carol Moore, Garrett’s school teacher who testified against him at trial, also committed suicide.
District Attorney Danny Hill also committed suicide. His daughter hung herself a few years later.
One of Garrett’s many appellate attorneys, Jeff Blackburn lost his wife when she committed suicide. His son was accidentally locked inside a hot car in Houston and is permanently brain damaged.
Ann Richards contracted cancer twice and finally succumbed to esophageal cancer.