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Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette signs the papers prior to the ceremony where he is officially adopted by Tom and Sharon Burdette at the Victoria Courthouse in Victoria.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley Sr.speaks about Leigh's childhood at the Huntsville prison Walls Unit in Huntsville.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley Sr.speaks about Leigh's childhood at the Huntsville prison Walls Unit in Huntsville.

Published on July 17, 2013

Judge Stephen Williams applauds after John Michael Burdette is officially adopted by Tom and Sharon Burdette at the Victoria Courthouse in Victoria.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Tom Burdette, John Michael Burdette and Sharon Burdette in the ceremony where they officially adopt John Michael into their family at the Victoria Courthouse in Victoria.

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley Sr.speaks about Leigh's childhood at the Huntsville prison Walls Unit in Huntsville.

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley Sr.speaks about Leigh's childhood at the Huntsville prison Walls Unit in Huntsville.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sherriff Brumby of Goliad speaks about the Delbert Mills case in his office in Goliad. The case was not further investigated after Leigh's death under former Goliad Sheriff Robert De La Garza, but was reopened under Brumby. This led to Mills' conviction in 2013, ten years after Leigh's death.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette speaks about the night he lost his mother when their home burned down in 2003. John Michael was 6-years-old at the time.

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley, brother of Patricia Leigh Mills, cries after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife, Patrica Leigh Mills, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette speaks about the night he lost his mother when their home burned down in 2003. John Michael was 6-years-old at the time.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette speaks about her sister Patricia Leigh Mills and her death in 2003 in a house fire in Goliad. Burdette believed that Delbert Andrew Mills purposely set the fire to kill Leigh and her son John Michael, who was 6-years-old, when Leigh died in 2003. She convinced Sheriff Brumby to reopen the case, leading to Delbert's conviction for murder in 2003.

Published on July 17, 2013

.Allison Salinas back to the period when she was married to Delbert Andrew Mills in Goliad. Two months earlier Delbert Andrew Mills was a suspect in the death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills, who died of asphyxiation in a house fire at 127 S. San Patricio St. in Goliad...

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdettte embraces Richard Wiley, right, as Allison Salinas, far left, Jo Wiley, middle, and Todd Burdette, bottom, react after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

. For years, Sharon Burdette believed her sister was murdered, but she could not get anyone to investigate the death. In 2010 Goliad Sheriff Kirby Brumby reopened the case and investigated the house fire which eventually led to charges of capital murder and arson being filed against Delbert Andrew Mills...

Published on July 17, 2013

.. For years, Sharon Burdette believed her sister was murdered, but she could not get anyone to investigate the death. In 2010 Goliad Sheriff Kirby Brumby reopened the case and investigated the house fire which eventually led to charges of capital murder and arson being filed against Delbert Andrew Mills...

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette hugs Jo Wiley, left, and Richard Wiley, right, is comforted by John Michael Burdette after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

Tossa Taylor reflects on her friend Patricia Leigh Mill's 2003 death at her home in Seguin. Taylor was working as an emergency dispatcher in Goliad at the time of Mill's death and heard the call come in that the home Mills shared with her husband and son was on fire. Taylor rushed to the scene and was told that Mills did not make it out of the house.

Published on July 17, 2013

Keisha Ringland a close friend of Allison Mills Salinas reacts to questions about the relationship between Delbert Andrew Mills and his deceased wife Patricia Leigh Mills. Delbert Mills was convicted on charges of murder and arson of his wife Patricia...

Published on July 17, 2013

.Standing on the porch of her home Sharon Burdette takes a smoke break while discussing the death of her sister Patricia Leigh Mills and her suspensions surrounding her death in a house fire June 25th, 2003. Nine years later in 2010 Burdette was able to get the cold case reopened by Goliad Sheriff Kirby Brumby..

Published on July 17, 2013

Keisha Ringland a close friend of Allison Mills Salinas reacts to questions about the relationship between Delbert Andrew Mills and his deceased wife Patricia Leigh Mills. Delbert Mills was convicted on charges of murder and arson of his wife Patricia...

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette rides with his mother Sharon Burdette on a four-wheeler on Mother's Day. It was their first Mother's Day spent together after Sharon legally adopted him. "I asked John Michael how it felt, the first mother's day that he was legally me mine. He just gave me a big smile and said "Happy Mother's Day"" Sharon said.

Published on July 17, 2013

Delbert Mills after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

.Goliad County Constable Mike Thompson talks about the circumstances surrounding the death of Patricia Leigh Mills and the trial of her husband, Delbert Mills who was charged with capital murder and arson...

Published on July 17, 2013

Tossa Taylor reflects on her friend Patricia Leigh Mill's 2003 death at her home in Seguin. Taylor was working as an emergency dispatcher in Goliad at the time of Mill's death and heard the call come in that the home Mills shared with her husband and son was on fire. Taylor rushed to the scene and was told that Mills did not make it out of the house.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette plays with Joshua Burdette, 5, in the pool at their family's Mother's Day gathering.

Published on July 17, 2013

Delbert Mills watches as his son John Michael Burdette enters the courtroom to give his victim's statement after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife and John Michael's mother, Patricia Leigh Mills, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

.Standing on the porch of her home in Victoria, Sharon Burdette never gave up hope that her sister Patricia MillsÕ death would go unsolved. Nine years later Delbert Andrew Mills was charged with capital murder and arson in the death of his wife, Patricia Leigh Mills...

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette rides with his mother Sharon Burdette on a four-wheeler on Mother's Day. It was their first Mother's Day spent together after Sharon legally adopted him. "I asked John Michael how it felt, the first mother's day that he was legally me mine. He just gave me a big smile and said "Happy Mother's Day"" Sharon said.

Published on July 17, 2013

Tossa Taylor reflects on her friend Patricia Leigh Mill's 2003 death at her home in Seguin. Taylor was working as an emergency dispatcher in Goliad at the time of Mill's death and heard the call come in that the home Mills shared with her husband and son was on fire. Taylor rushed to the scene and was told that Mills did not make it out of the house.

Published on July 17, 2013

The Burdettes gather together with John Michael at the center for a family photo on Mother's Day. "Three generations of Burdettes." Sharon exclaimed. .

Published on July 17, 2013

The Burdettes gather together with John Michael at the center with Sharon, the first year he has been legally her son, for a family photo on Mother's Day. "Three generations of Burdettes." Sharon exclaimed. .

Published on July 17, 2013

.John Michael Mills was a 6-year-old boy found standing outside the house on 127 S. San Patricio St in Goliad the morning his mother Patricia Mills died of asphyxiation in a house fire....

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette laughs as his mother Sharon Burdette is teased for riding on a four-wheeler with him on Mother's Day. It was their first Mother's Day spent together after Sharon legally adopted him. "I asked John Michael how it felt, the first mother's day that he was legally me mine. He just gave me a big smile and said "Happy Mother's Day"" Sharon said.

Published on July 17, 2013

.Goliad County Constable Mike Thompson talks about the trial of Delbert Mills in his office following the conviction of capital murder and arson of Patricia Mills.

Published on July 17, 2013

.Allison Salinas back to the period when she was married to Delbert Andrew Mills in Goliad. Two months earlier Delbert Andrew Mills was a suspect in the death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills, who died of asphyxiation in a house fire at 127 S. San Patricio St. in Goliad...

Published on July 17, 2013

Richard Wiley, brother of Patricia Leigh Mills, cries after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife, Patrica Leigh Mills, and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette speaks about her sister Patricia Leigh Mills and her death in 2003 in a house fire in Goliad. Burdette believed that Delbert Andrew Mills purposely set the fire to kill Leigh and her son John Michael, who was 6-years-old, when Leigh died in 2003. She convinced Sheriff Brumby to reopen the case, leading to Delbert's conviction for murder in 2003.

Published on July 17, 2013

The Burdettes gather together with John Michael at the center for a family photo on Mother's Day. "Three generations of Burdettes." Sharon exclaimed.

Published on July 17, 2013

Tossa Taylor reflects on her friend Patricia Leigh Mill's 2003 death at her home in Seguin. Taylor was working as an emergency dispatcher in Goliad at the time of Mill's death and heard the call come in that the home Mills shared with her husband and son was on fire. Taylor rushed to the scene and was told that Mills did not make it out of the house.

Published on July 17, 2013

Tossa Taylor reflects on her friend Patricia Leigh Mill's 2003 death at her home in Seguin. Taylor was working as an emergency dispatcher in Goliad at the time of Mill's death and heard the call come in that the home Mills shared with her husband and son was on fire. Taylor rushed to the scene and was told that Mills did not make it out of the house.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette speaks about the night he lost his mother when their home burned down in 2003. John Michael was 6-years-old at the time.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette speaks about the night he lost his mother when their home burned down in 2003. John Michael was 6-years-old at the time.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette embraces Richard Wiley, right, as Allison Salinas, far left, Jo Wiley, middle, and Todd Burdette, bottom, react after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdettte embraces Richard Wiley, right, as Allison Salinas, far left, Jo Wiley, middle, and Todd Burdette, bottom, react after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette embraces Richard Wiley after the verdict at the Mills trial in Goliad. Delbert Mills was found guilty of murder in the 2003 death of his wife Patricia Leigh Mills and was sentenced to life in prison.

Published on July 17, 2013

Sharon Burdette speaks about her sister Patricia Leigh Mills and her death in 2003 in a house fire in Goliad. Burdette believed that Delbert Andrew Mills purposely set the fire to kill Leigh and her son John Michael, who was 6-years-old, when Leigh died in 2003. She convinced Sheriff Brumby to reopen the case, leading to Delbert's conviction for murder in 2003.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette and his mom Sharon Burdette after he is officially adopted as her son at the Victoria Courthouse in Victoria.

Published on July 17, 2013

John Michael Burdette rides with his mother Sharon Burdette on a four-wheeler on Mother's Day. It was their first Mother's Day spent together after Sharon legally adopted him. "I asked John Michael how it felt, the first mother's day that he was legally me mine. He just gave me a big smile and said "Happy Mother's Day"" Sharon said.

Published on July 17, 2013

Keisha Ringland a close friend of Allison Mills Salinas reacts to questions about the relationship between Delbert Andrew Mills and his deceased wife Patricia Leigh Mills. Delbert Mills was convicted on charges of murder and arson of his wife Patricia...

Published on July 17, 2013

.Sitting on an end table a votive candle cast a warm hue upon several framed photos of John Michael Mills who lost his mother Patricia Leigh Mills in 2003. Nine years later his father Delbert Andrew Mills was charged with the capital murder and arson of Patricia Leigh Mills...

Published on July 17, 2013