Heidi Littlefield Murders Francis Kelley

Heidi Littlefield is a killer from Indiana who would murder her ex boyfriend Francis Kelley by poisoning his oatmeal

According to court documents Heidi Littlefield and Francis Kelley were in a custody dispute over their two year old child. Littlefield would poison Kelley oatmeal and left it in the fridge. As Francis was disorientated he would be strangled to death and beaten. Turns out that Littlefield used fentanyl to poison the oatmeal

Heidi Littlefield would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison

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DOC Number290935
First NameHEIDI
Middle NameM
Date of Birth12/1979
Facility/LocationIndiana Women’s Prison
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An Indiana woman who poisoned her ex-boyfriend’s oatmeal and then strangled him with his tie was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, was found guilty of murder in August as well as conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Francis Kelley, WXIN-TV reported.

Prosecutors alleged Littlefield killed Kelley over custody of their two-year-old child.

The case came to light on Jan. 17 when Kelley’s ex-girlfriend Courtney Nugent told police that Kelley had not picked up their nine-year-old daughter on Kelley’s birthday. She had last heard from him two days earlier.

Carmel, Ind., police officers knocked on the door but nobody answered. They later returned after Kelley’s ex-girlfriend found his body on his couch on Jan. 18, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

A Jan. 20 autopsy found that Kelley’s death was a homicide, and that he died from asphyxia due to manual strangulation. He also suffered from blunt force trauma to the head, left hand, elbow and knees. A toxicology report on Feb. 7 concluded that he also had fentanyl in his system.

Police searched Kelley’s phone and came across texts where Kelley accused Littlefield of tampering with his oatmeal when she was at his home on Jan. 14.

“Did you do something to the oatmeal that was in my fridge,” he texted her. “You were in my fridge last night and it tasted funny after a couple of bites and now I am light headed.”

Heidi Littlefield responded: “Who tf puts oatmeal in a fridge? I don’t know anything you do or want to! Your life and the stuff you say/do is beyond me.”

Police said the former couple had a court hearing scheduled for the end of January “due to Fran’s allegation that Heidi was violating the parenting time order. The main concern was Heidi not allowing Fran to pick up his child and that she would stay in his house during his parenting time.”

According to the affidavit, Heidi Littlefield’s ex-husband contacted police on Jan. 23 and told them that Littlefield’s daughter Logan Runyon told him months earlier that “Heidi paid Logan’s boyfriend, Robert Walker, $2,500 dollars to find someone to kill Fran

The following day, on Jan. 24, a relative of Littlefield’s told police that Littlefield allegedly made several statements after the murder.

“‘He’s better off dead,’ ‘I didn’t mean to kill him last time,’ and ‘I might as well say I did it and just say I’m crazy and pregnant,” the relative quoted Heidi Littlefield as saying, according to the affidavit.

The relative said Runyon was with her mother on Jan. 14 and that both were “in and out of Fran’s residence on the evening of Thursday (January 14th) through the afternoon of Friday (January 15th),” the affidavit states.

Another ex-boyfriend of Littlefield’s told police on Jan. 28 that “Heidi told him that Logan put fentanyl in Fran’s oatmeal sometime on January 14th,” the affidavit alleges.

The ex-boyfriend told police that after Kelley accused Littlefield of poisoning his oatmeal, Littlefield told him that she and Runyon went to Kelley’s home the following day and climbed through a window when he didn’t answer the door.

“Heidi advised [ex-boyfriend] that Heidi and Logan found Fran ‘aspirating’ on the kitchen floor,” states the affidavit. “[Ex-boyfriend] advised that Heidi also mentioned a lanyard around Fran’s neck, and it being involved in the incident.”

He also told police that Heidi Littlefield “asked him over the past several months about how much fentanyl it would take to overdose someone versus kill someone,” the affidavit alleges.

Runyon’s boyfriend Walker was arrested on a separate incident March 23 and later told Carmel detectives that Littlefield allegedly reached out to him in October “about looking for someone to take care of ‘her problem,'” the affidavit alleges.

Walker alleged that Heidi Littleton gave him $2,500 to hire someone to kill Kelley but “he spent it on drugs and had no intention of doing what Heidi asked,” states the affidavit. “Walker advised he was going to get another $2,500 once Fran was killed.”

He then allegedly told police that Runyon told him that when they found Kelley still breathing in his home, “Heidi grabbed Fran’s ‘favorite tie’ and tried to strangle him and smash his head into the ‘pavement,'” the affidavit alleges. “Walker stated ‘Heidi bludgeoned his head against the floor.'”

Walker alleged that Heidi Littlefield told him that “Fran was abusive to her, their baby, and that ‘she would be failing her daughter if the dude didn’t end up dead,” according to the affidavit.

He also alleged to police that Littlefield had put fentanyl in Kelley’s miso soup in October.

Runyon pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit murder and testified against her mother at her trial, the Indy Star reported. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Walker pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to 10 years, The Star reported.

Littlefield’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.


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