Tony Degrafreed

Tony Degrafreed

Crimes: Murder, Attempted Murder, Battery

Tony Degrafreed of Indianapolis, Indiana murdered his first wife. Then he murdered his second wife. That makes him purebred demon spawn and a fine specimen of a hellbeast.

On January 29, 1994, 26-year-old Stacy Degrafreed was murdered by her evil bastard of a husband. She’d been shot in the chest and thigh, and died during surgery. She was survived by a 3-year-old daughter.

Stacy Degrafreed wasn’t the only one to be shot that day by Tony Degrafreed — neighbours Frank and Phyllis Sommerville were wounded but they mercifully survived.

The hellbeastly killer was arrested and charged with murder, 2 counts of attempted murder and illegal possession of a handgun.

In March 1995, Tony Degrafreed was convicted of murder and for carrying a handgun without a license. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was released in 2006 after serving only 11 years — not even half of his sentence! WTF!

It’s a damn shame that Tony Degrafreed was released at all. It’s a damn shame that he married a mother of three, Rebecca, shortly after he got out of prison. It’s also a damn shame that Rebecca herself had signed his parole papers to make his release possible.

Rebecca Degrafreed

Rebecca Degrafreed

Rebecca Degrafreed was fully cognizant of her husband’s murderous past, but was still unwaveringly supportive of him. They had met as teenagers, and Tony Degrafreed had been her first love, according to her brother, Christopher Birdsong.

Rebecca Degrafreed, an IU Methodist Hospital worker, devoted her life to her new husband’s rehabilitation. As her son, Jeffery Yarbro said, “My mother gave him a place to stay, she put clothes on his back. She found a way to get him a job, make sure he could try to provide.”

“I really didn’t want my mom to marry him,” said Jeffery Yarbro. Unfortunately, Rebecca Degrafreed listened to her heart instead of her son.

Rebecca Degrafreed was a good, church-going, Christian woman who believed in redemption and second chances. She was repaid for her wifely love and support with a brutal death.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers went to the Degrafreed home on Laurel Hall Drive at 8:00 a.m. on July 20, 2014. They were responding to a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance. It was, of course, far worse than a domestic disturbance.

Police found 6 adults and 3 children in the home at the time. The kiddies ranged in age from 2- to 10-years-old.

One of the adults — Rebecca Degrafreed — was dead. Another — her 19-year-old son, Jordan Yarbro — was wounded.

Apparently having a pile of people under the same roof didn’t stop Tony Degrafreed from raging out of control that morning.

The two adults who’d been sleeping in the next room with their 3 children had heard banging noises, and they assumed that Tony Degrafreed, an epileptic, was having a seizure. They and Jordan Yarbro went to see if he needed help, but found the bedroom door locked. Through the door Tony Degrafreed assured them everything was OK.

After a short while, the hellbeast left the bedroom and immediately stabbed Jordan Yarbro 3 times in the chest. There was a scuffle between the two, and the cowardly killer fled on foot, threatening another adult on his way out of the house.

Mercifully, Jordan Yarbro’s stab wounds were not life threatening. His mother’s were another story. Rebecca Degrafreed had been stabbed 3 times in the neck and her carotid artery had been severed. She’d also had her skull fractured multiple times. It was an awful and brutal death for a lovely woman.

Tony Degrafreed

Tony Degrafreed's arrests, 1994 and 2014

Tony Degrafreed was arrested near North Arlington Avenue and Devington Road. He was easy to spot — he was the one covered in blood. He was also holding a pair of scissors, presumably to stab people with.

On September 18, 2015, Tony Degrafreed, 50, agreed to plead guilty to murder and battery. On October 5, 2015, he was sentenced to 60 years in prison. I hope to hell that means he will never, ever see the light of day as a free man.

Rebecca Degrafreed was only 47 years old when she was brutally murdered. She had much to live for, and much to offer those in her life. I extend my heartfelt sympathies to her friends and family.

I am sure that the second murder committed by Tony Degrafreed stirred up a lot of trauma and upset for Stacy Degrafreed’s friends and family. I extend to them my sympathies and best wishes.

Stacy Degrafreed’s sister, Cynthia Carter, said, “I could never forgive what he did. He just destroyed so many lives, and my heart goes out to [Rebecca’s family]. They’re in my thoughts and prayers.”

Tony Degrafreed had married good women who were loved and valued by many, but not by him. He brutally took their lives and endangered other people’s lives for no reason other than he wanted to. For that he deserves to die in prison after a few decades of complete misery and daily suffering. I’m not a forgiving sort of person, so may he rot in hell.

WTHR News article – investigation
Daily Mail article – second wife knew of murder
The Indianapolis Star article – prosecutor seeking life sentence
The Indianapolis Star article – interview with first wife’s sister
Daily Journal article – guilty plea
The Indy Channel article – sentencing

19 Responses to Tony Degrafreed

  1. bulldoggy says:

    It’s only by good fortune than design that more people weren’t killed by this asswipe. It’s disgusting that he was released early after murdering and attempting to murder back in 1994. Why the hell didn’t he get life in prison back then? And even now he’s getting 60 years. Why can’t the judge just say life behind bars with no parole? I feel so bad for those women whose biggest mistake was getting hitched to this evil bastard.

  2. 2cute says:

    Cleo, you’re cleaning up your language too much. You hardly called this steaming pile of cat puke any names. And he deserves to be called a moldy cumsock or a turd eating piss guzzling fuckturd.

  3. MoodyMagic says:

    Definitely rot in hell bastard.

  4. Michelle says:

    Too bad he didn’t fall on those damn scissors. Or run at the cops with them.

  5. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    I am Sick of Scum Murderers Rapists Child Molesters Muggers Thieves
    they are Evil Pure and Simple

    I hear of one Sicko who had over 1 Million Abuse Images and all
    he got was a Sentence of Less than 5 Years Apparently

    Degenerate Britain is Sick

    I cannot Understand why some People have more Sympathy for
    Murderers than their Victims

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Because we’ve got people like jeremy corbyn leading the labour party, he thinks the murder of osama bin laden was a travesty! Seriously i’m not bullshitting neither.

  6. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Appalling Sickening

  7. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    There is Good and There is Evil and Thug Murderers Rapists and
    Child Molesters are Pure Evil just like Muggers and Thugs

  8. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    An Evil Modern World

  9. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    I am Sickened as Well by what I Read about goes in the UK
    Murder Child Abuse Rape and Racist Abuse

    It is very Sad and Outrageous

  10. Bengalpuss says:

    Wonder how many years he’ll have to serve this time seen as they fucked up last time by releasing this bald headed turd?

  11. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    I Agree it is an Obnoxious State of Affairs

  12. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    The State Visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China to the United Kingdom and the Prime Minister Receiving this Tyrant is a Total Disgusting Outrage .

    The Regime of the People’s Republic of China has Oppressed the Han Chinese People and the Tibetans of Oppressed and Occupied Tibet

    Slave Labour Low Pay Violation of Political Freedom of Speech Attacks on Religious Freedom and State Totalitarianism the Peoples Republic of China

    Many have Suffered and Died under this Totalitarian Regime

    Britons Never Shall be Slaves by Not Following in the Footsteps of the Peoples Republic of China Regardless of what any Out of Touch
    Cloud Cuckooland UK Politician may Say

    • Bulldoggy says:

      Decentpeopleonly, what the hell does China and slave labor have to do with Tony Degrafreed? You say the weirdest shit sometimes.

  13. Bengalpuss says:

    Hey bulldoggy, lol, i know what you mean love!

  14. DecentPeopleOnly says:

    Murder is Murder wherever it Happens . It is Not just Committed
    by Individuals but by States as Well

  15. Bengalpuss says:


  16. Tom Daly says:

    Hey, ya know accidents happen. Like when Satan got this piece of craps mother pregnant, resulting in him.

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