Crimes and Consequences Weekly Podcast Release
The Slow Murder of Kelly Anne Bates
Kelly Anne Bates was just 17 years old when she was deliberately and systematically tortured for four weeks before her inevitable murder. Kelly’s case left Pathologist William Lawler haunted. Lawler, who documented over 150 separate injuries inflicted on Kelly’s body, claimed that this case was the worst display of methodical torture he had ever witnessed.
Kelly was a mere 14 years old when she first met 32-year-old Dave Smith. Dave quickly enamored her, and the two began dating shortly after that.
Special thanks to our new contributor, Mariya Hamilton, for all the hard work she put into researching and writing this fascinating true crime story for us.