On March 15, 1998, Virginia Caudill and accomplice, Jonathon Goforth, entered the home of a 73-year-old woman and beat her to death. Her skull was shattered. After killing her, they burglarized her home. They then placed her body in the trunk of her own car and drove her to a rural area in Fayette County and set the car on fire. The victim was burned so badly that she could not be recognized.
Caudill and Goforth were sentenced to death in March of 2000.