Case # C-51866

Date: May 3, 2016


WHO: Supreme Court of the United States

WHAT: Denied a petition for writ of certiorari from Richard Delmer Boyer, who was found guilty by a jury on June 24, 1992, of two felony counts of murder with special circumstances for committing a murder during a robbery and committing multiple murders, two felony counts of first degree robbery, and a sentencing enhancement for the use of a deadly weapon.

On Dec. 7, 1982, Boyer entered the Fullerton home where 67-year-old Francis Harbitz and 68-year-old Aileen Harbitz lived. Boyer stabbed Francis Harbitz 24 times in the neck, chest, and back, and the victim bled to death suffering from stab wounds to the heart. Boyer stabbed Aileen Harbitz 19 times and she bled to death as a result of the stab wounds. Boyer took the victims’ wallets and fled the scene in a vehicle.

This case was originally prosecuted by then Deputy District Attorney Chuck Middleton.

WHEN: Yesterday, May 2, 2016

WHERE: To read the court’s opinion, please visit our website at and select, “Boyer v. Davis – Supreme Court of the United States denies petition for writ of certiorari,” in Reports under the Reports pull-down menu.