Famous New Milford Murder Examined On ‘The Tape Room’ With Dan Bowens
A famous murder that took place in New Milford over three decades ago is set to be examined in a Fox 5 NY television special titled The Tape Room with Dan Bowens.
As many of you will recall, the gruesome murder of 65-year-old New Milford man, Everett Carr received widespread coverage when it took place at the tail end of 1985. The case stood out mostly because of the severity of Carr's injuries — stabbed 27 times, throat slashed, and his skull crushed — and the fact that his alleged killers were just teens. The savage attacked was so brutal, that 70 blood samples were taken off of the walls, ceiling, floor and other items within the New Milford home.
Two gentlemen, Sean Henning and Ricky Birch, who were ages 17 and 18 respectively at the time of the murder and were admittedly committing local robberies in the area, were convicted of Carr's murder, with the prosectors believing that it had been a burglary gone wrong. One of the key factors that led to the conviction of the two local teens was the forensic testimony of Dr. Henry Lee, the famed scientist known for his work on murder cases like those of O.J. Simpson, JonBenet Ramsey and Laci Peterson. As it turns out, once DNA testing capabilities were available many years later, new evidence arose that may possibly change the fate of both Henning and Birch.
According to the Hartford Courant, not only did the DNA not match Henning or Birch, but a female's DNA was found to be mixed with Everett Carr's in a few different places. Because of the new evidence, Dr. Henry Lee's testimony is under heavy scrutiny and attorneys are calling for the Connecticut State Court to either provide Birch and Henning with a new trail or exonerate them altogether.
Sean Henning, who is actually out on parole after serving a large part of his sentence, is adamant about having his name publicly cleared of the the murder, while Ricky Birch, who is still locked up in Somers, CT, wants his freedom back and his story heard. That's where Dan Bowens comes in.
In a truly riveting podcast series titled The Tape Room, Bowens digs up investigative info on many of the Tristate area's (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) crimes that have either been unsolved or have many mind-boggling questions associated with them. In the most recent episode, Ricky Birch reached out to Bowens to air out the story of his conviction from where he sees it.
Now, Bowens and Fox 5 New York have taken elements of The Tape Room podcast and are turning it into a television special by the same name. It airs tonight (Feb. 21) at 10:30 PM on Fox 5 NY and will re-air at the same time this coming Saturday. One of the fascinating cases that will be covered on tonight's TV special will be the convictions of Ricky Birch and Sean Henning, as confirmed by Dan Bowens himself when I reached out to him via Twitter:
Be sure to tune in to Fox 5 NY tonight to catch the incredibly intriguing feature.