The case was already ended when serial r*pist Reginald Kimbro admitted guilt to two killings from 2017 and four s*x assaults that took place over a five-year period in four separate counties throughout Texas. According to sources, he agreed to the plea agreement before his trial in 2022 in order to avoid the death penalty.
In exchange for his guilty plea, 28-year-old Reginald Kimbro received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The murders of Molly and Megan were first committed in 2022, five years before to the conviction, which was handed down earlier this year. He is currently incarcerated serving a life sentence and most likely will be for the rest of his life.
The lengthy investigation into the convicted serial r*pist yielded some unpleasant and disturbing revelations, and Reginald Kimbro’s case and misdeeds will be revisited in an upcoming episode of NBC Dateline. On Friday, September 23, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET, the episode titled Wreckage will air.
When DNA and other indirect evidence linked Kimbro to both of the 2017 homicides—Molly Matheson, 22, in Fort Worth, and Megan Getrum, 36, in Plano—he confessed to both killings. In Cameron and Collin Counties, he also acknowledged to r*ping four more women.
Kimbro was previously charged with aggravated sexual assault in Plano in 2012, South Padre in 2014, and Allen once more in 2014. This information was discovered via the extensive investigations into the murders of Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum in 2017. However, at the time of the murder investigation involving Molly Matheson, none of these incidents had been reported in the relevant counties.
After being accused with all the crimes, Reginald Kimbro was unmistakably linked to each victim by DNA and CODIS. He entered a guilty plea in the Plano case and was handed a 20-year sentence. He received a life sentence in the South Padre case.
After a second alleged victim came forward to disclose a sexual assault that took place in 2014 during the Fort Worth investigation, Kimbro was charged in Collin County. He was given a 20-year prison term after admitting guilt. Each of these punishments was the maximum allowed under the law.
When the cases of Matheson and Getrum were made public, all the victims who had claimed to have been “drugged, strangled, and raped” came forward. These women also offered to testify in the trial as witnesses against the serial r*pist.
According to prosecutor Allenna Bang of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office,
“Reginald Kimbro is a serial r*pist and a serial killer. He used his personality and charm to attract women or drugged them when that did not work. He talked his way out of case after case until his violence culminated in the deaths of Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum.”
An alleged victim of Reginald Kimbro’s crimes, a woman from Plano, claimed that during their encounter, he choked her, threw her to the ground, and then raped her. He then gave her the order to enter his car’s trunk, according to the police. Despite the fact that she reported the event to the police in 2012, nothing was done to hold the attacker accountable.
In 2014, a former girlfriend of Kimbro told the Plano police that he loved to “strangle” her during sex. According to an arrest warrant, the woman allegedly wrote:
“I would then have to remove his hands away from her neck because he had ‘gone too far.’”
Kimbro was even once taken into custody by South Padre Island police in 2014 after a lady accused him of rape and strangulation. Even though his DNA matched samples taken from the accused victim, authorities chose not to charge him.
At Kimbro’s court earlier this year, one of his claimed victims and survivors spoke. When the woman learned of Matheson’s passing, she remembers thinking, “It might have been me.”