Gary Hilton

Gary Hilton has been convicted of the murder of Meredith Emerson. He is on trial for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap, and is expected to be charged in the deaths of John and Irene Bryant.

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Convicted of 2; Suspected of 3 moreMaleCaucasianUSANomadicCriminal EnterpriseUnknownn/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Trails of Death: The True Story of National Forest Serial Killer Gary HiltonFred RosenAmazon, Kindle eBook, Kim Cantrell Review

Blog Posts

Gary Hilton Pleads Guilty to Murders of John and Irene Bryant

on March 28th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 6 Comments

As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Gary Hilton pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of John and Irene Bryant in 2007. He will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. When announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said: Our hearts go out to…

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Judge Agrees to Delay in Gary Hilton Trial

on February 10th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

US District Court Judge Martin Reidinger has agreed to a delay in the trial of Michael Hilton. He was charged in June 2011 with the deaths of John and Irene Bryant, who disappeared while hiking in Pisgah National Forest on October 21, 2007. In a filing where they asked for…

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Gary Hilton Trial Delayed

on December 17th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

US District Court Judge Martin Reidinger has ordered a delay in the start of the trail of Gary Michael Hilton for the murders of John and Irene Bryant. It was originally scheduled to begin January 4th. A hearing for February 27th has now been set. Hilton’s defense counsel requested the…

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Gary Hilton on Dateline NBC

on August 24th, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Friday’s episode of Dateline NBC is about Gary Hilton. The episode, Mystery on Blood Mountain, explores Hilton’s stalking of hikers along the coastal region of the south-eastern United States. The episode features Dawson County Sheriff’s Lt. Col. John Cagle, a former special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Cagle…

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Gary Hilton Charged with Murder of John and Irene Bryant

on June 22nd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

A Federal grand jury in Charlotte, NC has indicted Gary Michael Hilton for the murder of John and Irene Bryant. The Bryants disappeared while hiking in Pisgah National Forest on October 21, 2007. Irene was beaten to death and left by the Bryants’ car. Here remains were found two weeks…

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Gary Hilton Sentenced to Death

on April 21st, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

A Florida jury has sentenced Gary Michael Hilton to death for the murder and beheading of 46-year-old Charyl Dunlap. He was convicted of the crime in February. Hilton is already serving a life sentence in Georgia after pleading guilty to killing Meredith Emerson. He is suspected of killing three others…

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Gary Hilton Given the Death Penalty

on February 22nd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Gary Hilton, who is already serving life in prison for the kidnapping and murder of Meredith Emerson, has been sentenced to death for the 2007 murder of Cheryl Dunlap. The Florida jury took only an hour to decide on the sentence. Hilton remains a subject in three other deaths.

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Gary Hilton Found Guilty

on February 16th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Gary Michael Hilton, whose trial started about two weeks ago, has been guilty of murder, kidnapping and grand theft in the slaying of Cheryl Dunlap. The jury will now consider the death penalty for Hilton. Hilton is already serving life in prison for the murder of Meredith Emerson. He is…

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Gary Hilton’s Trial Underway

on February 2nd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

The trial of Gary Hilton has begun. The jury is being selected for the murder of Cheryl Dunlap, a nurse at Florida State University. She disappeared December 1, 2007. Her decapitated body was found two weeks later southwest of Tallahassee in the Apalachicola National Forest. Hilton has already been convicted…

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