WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 25, 2005
Conviction Upheld For Internet Killing
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and sentence of life withour parole given Michael Anthony Holloway after he killed a woman he met over the internet.
Holloway was convicted of kidnapping, robbing and murdering 25 year old Stacy Dodson of Barren County in the summer of 2002. Holloway and Dodson met over the internet and she began travelling to Louisville to see him.
According to court records, Holloway hatched a plot to kill Dodson in order to steal her car to use in a robbery he'd planned. Her body was found in a Jefferson County park with a single gunshot wound to the head.
The court was also unanimous in upholding the conviction and life sentence given Wilton Lane Westerfield for the kidnapping and other crimes that followed his abduction of a mother and daughter from a K-Mart parking lot in Bowling Green in February, 2002.
Westerfield was a registered sex offender from a previous conviction in Florida who was living in Warren County. He forced his way into their car at knifepoint and assualted and abused the mother before she and the daughter escaped.
Westerfield was later arrested in South Carolina.