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Felan pleas guilty

August 2, 2012

Gregorio Felan pled guilty to the murder of Lois Kimbrell on Thursday afternoon.
Kimbrell, 97, was found dead in her Borger home on the morning of April 21, 2011, by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She suffered seven stab wounds as well as blunt force head trauma induced with a bat against her neck.
Felan, 47, of Borger was charged with capital murder and sexual assault in the month of June 2011.
Felan plead guilty on Aug. 2, 2012 in front of Judge Gleason and was sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for the rest of his life without possibility of parole. In addition, he is required to register as a sex offender.
Felan was represented by Amarillo attorneys Jeff Blackburn and Adam Tisdale.
The 84th Judicial District Attorney Mark Snider stated, “ As the District Attorney, I am very pleased with the outcome of this case. Further, law enforcement as well as Ms. Kimbrell's family are also very satisfied with his plea today and sentence.”
Snider continued to say he is very pleased with the investigation conducted by both the Texas Rangers and the Borger Police Department. “The Borger Police Department did a very good job from responding to the initial call, through the entire investigation,” said Snider.

Comments

Sweet Aunt Lois

August 7, 2012 by sherri (not verified), 2 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1233

If aunt Lois could be in the dictionary then her picture would be under sweet. She was loved by her family, friends, and church.
She had a sense of humor a mile long. She always had chicken boiling in a pot on her stove and a bowl of brock candy on her table. She always used Jergens lotion in her bathroom. The smell of her house is the smell of love. At thanksgiving she always made me a chocolate pie until I took over the thanksgiving cooking, then I made them for her. I named my youngest daughter over something she would also say in my last month of pregnancy. Yes we loved her.
"Why" is a word that is so hard to get out of a person's mind. I was so full of hate night after night I had murder in my heart. I became very ill. I knew what I had to do, maybe not many people understand this but the God that my aunt and I both worship called me out of my dark place. I had to be bathed in His Word Ephesians 5:26, “to make her [the bride of Christ – us believers] holy, cleansing her [us] by the washing with water through the word…”
Praise music constant in my ear slowly God changed my heart. Forgiveness is a daily thing. Everyday I get up and put on God's bible on tape and let it work in my life. A song By Matthew west says Help me now to do the impossible Forgiveness
It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you
I thank God for her testimony in life. Heaven is her home 2 Corinthians 5:8 Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. May we all read His word and let Christ abide in our hearts John 3v16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Veronica

August 6, 2012 by jimbo (not verified), 2 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1231

I am thankful that you have great memories of your father, I hope you refer to them often. I wish we all knew what causes good people to snap and to do things that seem so awful and out of character. Unfortunately, one terrible decision can wipe the good slate clean in the eyes of man.

That said, you are correct that God will rightfully and perfectly judge your father some day. I wish him the best in his atonement process and in his process toward forgiving those who condemn him, in asking the forgiveness of others, and in forgiving himself.

Thoughts from his little girl

August 4, 2012 by Forever Gregs little girl (not verified), 2 years 11 weeks ago
Comment: 1229

My name is Veronica Driedger, I am the daughter of Greg Felan. I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion as well as myself... With that being said here is what I feel and believe.

No one will ever feel nor understand what it's like to be in the position my family has been put in. Not a day goes by that we don't wish we could turn back the clock and make things different. But we can't. This is reality, and there's no going back. We are extremely sorry for what has happened with Miss Lois. I'm not here to defend my fathers actions but to defend him.

When I heard that my father had been charged with murder my world was shattered. No one wants to believe that their father could have done such a crime, but he did. The same person who would give the shirt off his back for whoever needed it. The person who would put his life on the line for his kids and family, the very same person who would drop whatever he was doing just to bring joy to someone else's life at the moment. When I see and hear the things people say about my father it hurts me extremely, but at the same time they do not know the same person I know. No one will ever know why this happened, and I honestly don't know I'f he'll ever know, but every Saturday
Morning when I see my daddy through that glass window I do not see a murderer as everyone likes to call him, I see my sweet loving daddy. And that is how i will always remember him.

I'm not here to point out that what everyone said was wrong, because that is how you feel and it's understandable, you don't know him like i do, I am only here to express how a daughter feels about her father.

This is all I have to say, I won't respond. If you feel the need to continue to bash him go ahead. I have said what I needed to say, in the end only god can judge him and will when it is his time.

Thank you to all who have supported us from the beginning, you'll never know how much that has meant to us. I know that by supporting us you are not condoning his actions but we will be eternally grateful.
Veronica

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