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Rev. R. Earl Wilbourne, Charlestown

Daughter, Tara Rose Wilbourne, 25, shot to death, in her home

by her former husband, William Trampus Widmyer, on November 16, 1998.  Tara's divorce had been finalized in February 1998 and she had earlier graduated from business college as a paralegal and bought a home for her and her daughter, Amber.   On the night of her murder, while Amber was asleep upstairs, Widmyer sneaked up outside their living room window, where Tara lay sleeping and shot her four times with a deer rifle.   Widmyer was arrested, convicted, found guilty of first degree murder and various other charges.  He was sentenced to life without the possibility of  parole July 1999. 

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