US Supreme Court declines to hear Felix Vail appeal

US Supreme Court declines to hear Felix Vail appeal
Vail of Silence - Part II

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case of Felix Vail.

Vail was convicted in 2016 of murder in the 1962 death of his wife, Mary Horton Vail.

Her body was pulled from the Calcasieu River and initially the case was ruled an accidental drowning.

But later, it was discovered two other women Vail had dated or married also disappeared. Though Vail was charged only with Horton’s murder, the jury was allowed to hear about the other women who disappeared.

“I think this case is over,” Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier said. “I think we convicted a serial killer and justice was done. Even though it was late about fifty years, justice was done.”

Vail recently spoke to KPLC in a jailhouse interview.

Watch KPLC’s two-part interview with Vail HERE.

Vail continues to maintain his innocence and told KPLC his attorneys wouldn’t let him take the stand in his own defense during the trial.

As it stands, Vail will live out the rest of his life in prison.

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