Where is Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum’s Killer Reginald Kimbro Now? – Reginald Kimbro was the subject of the authorities’ probe into the deaths of Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum. As the police investigated more, they discovered several horrifying crimes for which he had been previously charged and a pattern in his attacks. The subject of NBC News’ “Dateline: Wreckage” is the circumstances leading up to Molly and Megan being murdered days apart and how Reginald was apprehended. So, if you’re unsure about his current location, we have you covered.
Who Is Reginald Kimbro? And His Crime List
In 2011, Reginald earned his diploma from Texas’ Plano Senior High School. He then joined the Navy but was later medically discharged. His best friend lived and attended school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which he frequented. On Tinder, Molly and Reginald met there. At the time, Molly Matheson and another roommate shared an apartment with his acquaintance. The two kept in touch even after that relationship ended. Molly had relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and was residing there as of April 2017. On April 10, her body was found, and it was determined that she had been sexually molested before being fatally strangled.
The authorities discovered that Reginald was among the last people Molly spoke to. On April 9, 2017, at about 10:30 p.m., he texted her and later acknowledged visiting her home that evening. Reginald, however, asserted that he left because she declined to have sex with him. On April 15, 2017, a few days later, Megan Getrum’s body was discovered in a lake not far from Dallas, Texas. On a hike at a Plano, Texas, nature preserve, she was last seen on April 14. Later, the police discovered that Reginald had been spotted in the park on the same day. In addition to being sexually assaulted, Megan also displayed evidence of being strangled.
The biological evidence from both ladies quickly matched Reginald, prompting the authorities to suspect him of murder. The murderer even attempted to dispose of the evidence in Molly’s case. The police discovered Reginald had previously been accused of sex offences, which was a worrying development. A woman was at his Plano house in September 2012. She claimed that Reginald first made her an oral sex offer of $200, which she declined, and that she then fled. He apologised, followed the woman, and enquired if she would like to visit the neighbourhood park.
She drove to a nearby school, where she claimed Reginald choked her and threatened her, after which the woman agreed. She claimed that after Reginald slammed her head as she attempted to contact 911, he then sexually assaulted her. She was made to strip off before departing as he drove her to a different school. Following the incident, she went to the police, who used a sexual assault kit and discovered Reginald’s DNA. He wasn’t detained, though, because the survivor decided not to press charges.
A friend discovered a woman who had been at a house party in Allen, Texas, in January 2014; she was covered in leaves and had been beaten and suffocated, according to the friend. The woman said Reginald committed the crime after she was violated. When questioned, he initially denied involvement in the rape, but the victim eventually had his DNA. That outcome, though, did not occur until February 2017. Reginald’s crime spree carried on in the interim.
He met a woman in March 2014 at a South Padre Island, Texas, resort. Reginald claimed that the sex was consensual, even though she claimed he choked and raped her in a woman’s bathroom. That case was ultimately dismissed as well.
In 2014, a former girlfriend of Kimbro told the Plano police that he loved to “strangle” her during sex. According to an arrest warrant, the woman allegedly wrote:
“I would then have to remove his hands away from her neck because he had ‘gone too far.'”
Where is Reginald Kimbro Now?
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a mistrial was declared during the jury selection process, which delayed Reginald Kimbro’s trial, which was earlier scheduled to begin in 2020. At the age of 28, Reginald agreed to admit guilt to the two murders and four additional sexual assaults in March 2022. In Cameron County, Texas, he was given two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders and a third life sentence for the rape.
According to prosecutor Allenna Bang of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office,
“Reginald Kimbro is a serial rapist and a serial killer. He used his personality and charm to attract women or drugged them when that did not work. He talked his way out of case after case until his violence culminated in the deaths of Molly Matheson and Megan Getrum.”
In addition, Reginald was sentenced to 20 years in prison for each of the three rapes in Collin County, Texas. He was accused of drugging, strangling, and raping four more women, but none of them had yet called the police to report it. They were prepared to testify against him if the case got to trial. Eventually, there was a tonne of evidence — including surveillance footage, biological evidence, and phone records — linking Reginald to the killings. According to prison records, he is still detained at the O. B. Ellis Unit in Huntsville, Texas.
In its Friday episode, NBC Dateline is expected to review the case and crimes of Reginald Kimbro. On Friday, September 23, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET, the episode titled, “Wreckage” will air.