CHILLICOTHE, OH — Jason McCrary was found guilty of murdering Timberly Claytor. The 38-year-old McCrary was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Claytor’s case is profiled in the Investigation Discovery documentary series, The Vanishing Women.
The guilty verdict was delivered after only three hours of deliberation. The Ohio jury was quick to reject McCrary’s story that another man, Ernest “Dolla Bill” Moore shot and killed Claytor. McCrary’s account of the night’s events failed to sway jurors.
McCrary claimed that Claytor had agreed to have sex with he and Moore in exchange for money. He then described Moore and the victim arguing before Moore shot Claytor and dragged her body into the weeds near the old Massieville dairy bar. McCrary said that Moore then left the scene and that he attempted to clean evidence from his car. McCrary also contended that he had lied to police and others because he feared for the safety of his family.
Prosecutors argued that McCrary and both defense witnesses had motives for lying and reminded the jury that McCrary had already admitted to lying under oath before.
McCrary’s father, Bennie Woodfork, insists that there is “no way” his son got a fair trial. Woodfork and McCrary’s lawyers assert that critical evidence was not sent to a lab for testing.
While Woodfork’s family objected to the trial, Claytor’s family declined to make a statement about the verdict.
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Main photo: Jason McCrary [Ross County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Police Department AP]