What is ‘See No Evil’ Season 12 All About?
Our attention turns to the chilling episode of See No Evil season 12, aptly titled “Body Heat”. This forthcoming installment tells the harrowing tale of Kathy Blair, a single mother and music teacher, whose life was brutally taken away. This episode will grace your screens on ID on Wednesday, February 7, at 9 p.m. ET.
The Chilling Circumstances Surrounding Kathy Blair’s Demise
Kathy Blair, a vibrant 53-year-old, was mercilessly murdered in her home in northwest Austin. Discovered by her son, Joseph Hargis, Kathy was found lifeless, with multiple stab wounds adorning her chest and neck. The scene was chilling – her body lying next to a blood-soaked bed, with a ransacked jewelry box serving as a grim reminder of the intruder’s presence. But curiously, no high-value items were missing. This led the police to believe that the scene was manipulated to mimic a robbery gone wrong.
Who was Kathy Blair?
Leading a fulfilling life as the director of the Christian Choir Society of Austin, Kathy was much loved. Her home, a hub for creativity, was often filled with the sound of music as she trained her 250 to 300 students, all home-schooled and aged between 8 and 14 years old. Moreover, CBS News reported that her home often transformed into a set-building site for musical productions, adding a layer of charm to her quaint northwest Austin house.
Unraveling the Mystery: How were the Culprits Caught?
Just a week following Kathy’s untimely demise, another gruesome murder occurred. An elderly couple, Sidney and Billie Shelton, were found dead in their home, a mere five miles away from Kathy’s residence. The similarities in the crime scenes led to speculation of a connection between the two murders. This suspicion redirected the investigation towards Kathy’s acquaintances, unearthing the sinister presence of Tim Parlin, a handyman with a criminal past working at her house.
Parlin, out on parole for former jewel heists, had met Shawn Gant-Benalcazar through his nephew. With Gant-Benalcazar reportedly procuring poison for a planned murder, the court believed Parlin should have foreseen the deadly intentions of his acquaintance. Their connection to the crimes became apparent when a thermal video from a neighbour’s camera captured a man, later identified as Gant-Benalcazar, approaching Kathy’s home.
The Verdict: Who was Held Accountable for Kathy Blair’s Murder?
Fast forward to May 2018, the court concluded that while Tim Parlin did not physically commit the murder, his involvement was undeniable. Found guilty of five counts related to capital murder, he was sentenced to life in prison. His accomplice, Shawn Gant-Benalcazar, confessed to stabbing Kathy, and was also handed a life sentence.
For a more detailed insight into this spine-chilling case, tune in to the upcoming episode of ID’s See No Evil on Wednesday, February 7, at 9 p.m. ET.