20/20: Why Was Belinda Temple Killed? Murder Suspect And Killer David Temple Still Free- What Happened?

20/20: Why Was Belinda Temple Killed? Murder Suspect And Killer David Temple Still Free- What Happened?
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ABC 20/20 featured what happened to Belinda Temple and why she got killed. Where is the suspect David Temple now?

Belinda was just a few weeks from giving birth to her second baby when she was shot dead in her home on January 11, 1999. Her husband, David Temple, and their son found the body in the couple’s bedroom. 

Temple and David were college sweethearts who got married in 1992. He is now facing life in prison, and the verdict came 20 years after she got killed. The case got covered on the November 1, 2019, episode of ABC’s 20/20.

Why Was Belinda Temple Killed? 

Belinda Temple got killed by a single shot to the head, and she was found in the bedroom closet. The medical examiner revealed that she and her unborn child were instantly killed.

On January 11, 1999, the detectives responded to David Temple’s 911 call. He came home and saw a broken backdoor glass. He allegedly took their son to a neighbor’s home and ran back to check on his wife. 

David was involved with his colleague, Heather Scott, while he was married to Belinda. They got married less than two years after Belinda’s murder. He got convicted for his wife’s murder, and The prosecutors believe that David got rid of the murder weapon.

Temple was an accomplished athlete who taught aerobics when she was in college. She moved from Nacogdoches to Katy, Texas, after graduation to be with David. She was working at Katy High School as a special education teacher, reports CBS News.

Is Belinda Temple Murder Suspect And Killer David Temple Still Free?

Belinda Temple’s murder suspect and killer, David Temple, got arrested in November 2004. The murder trial began in 2007, and he got convicted after a four-week trial in November 2007.

David’s appellate attorneys got a new hearing in the case in 2015. After a months-long hearing, the judge sided with his defense, and he got a new trial. Temple’s conviction got overturned in November 2016. 

Temple walked free after he was released from prison on December 28, 2016. After a retrial, a jury convicted him of the 1999 Belinda Temple murder on August 6, 2019, and he is now facing life in jail.

Belinda Temple Son: Where Is He Now?

Belinda Temple and David had a son, Evan Temple. He was three years old when his mother passed away.

Evan’s current age is 26 years. He graduated from Texas A&M University and majored in Accounting. Temple is currently working at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a Business Coordinator. 

As per ABC 13, Evan is not in touch with Belinda’s family. He got married to his wife, Haley Temple, in May 2018.

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Last Modified: January 23, 2022

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