Summary of Offense:
On March 25, 2005, John Eichinger killed three women and one woman’s daughter in their apartments. He stabbed all of his victims to death. The prosecution attributed the deaths to Eichinger’s rage after they romantically rejected him. During the trial, Eichinger claimed that he only confessed to the murders because the detective who came to interview him at his work had a gun. Eichinger claimed that his company’s employee manual, it said that employees should give anyone who is brandishing a gun what they want. Since the detective wanted a confession, that is what Eichinger gave him. Later, during the penalty phase, Eichinger admitted to the crimes in an attempt to show remorse and win favor with the jury.
The victims were Heather Greaves, Lisa Greaves, Avery Johnson, and Jennifer Still.
Eichinger was sentenced to death in Montgomery County on December 12, 2005.