According to court documents Grover Reed was mad at Betty Oermann’s husband however he would take it out on her. The woman would be sexually assaulted and murdered
Grover Reed would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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|Name:||REED, GROVER B|
|Initial Receipt Date:||01/09/1987|
|Current Facility:||UNION C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
Grover Reed Case
In December 1985 Reed, age 24, and his girlfriend and two children moved to Jacksonville, Florida. They were homeless. As a result, Lutheran minister Rev. Ervin Oermann and his wife Betty Oermann invited Reed and his family to stay in the Oermanns’ home. See Reed v. State, 560 So.2d 203, 204 (Fla.1990) (“Reed I”). After a little more than a week, though, the Oermanns discovered Reed had drug paraphernalia in their home, and the Oermanns asked Reed and his family to leave. Id. Rev. and Mrs. Oermann continued to help Reed by giving him money and transportation, but eventually stopped after they began to feel they were being used. Id. Reed “resented the discontinuance of aid and vowed to get even.” Id.
On the evening of February 27, 1986, while Rev. Oermann was away from home at a night class, Reed raped and murdered Mrs. Oermann (age 57). Rev. Oermann returned home to find her body. An autopsy revealed Mrs. Oermann had been strangled, raped, and stabbed repeatedly in the throat. After an investigation linked Reed to evidence found at the crime scene, he was arrested.