New details concerning local cold case
More details have been released regarding the 1995 murder of Kimberly and Daniel Fulton while suspect Scott Hickman awaits a jury trial.
The bodies of Kimberly and Daniel were found in the burned remains of their home, and the case had gone cold. But after work by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit, Hickman was indicted on aggravated murder charges in October.
A Bill of Particulars was filed Nov. 10 in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County which stated Scott Hickman picked up another male in the early morning of March 5, 1995.
Hickman provided the information stated in the bill, which said the other man entered the vehicle with gasoline in a stored item.
The two men drove to the Fultons’ home along Route 2 in Washington County with the gasoline and when they went into the home, Daniel and Kimberly were sleeping in separate beds on opposite ends of the home, the bill said.
Hickman said the other man “smothered Daniel Fulton and Kim Fulton to death with a pillow and/or via strangulation” in their beds, according to the bill.
After the Fultons were killed, Hickman said the other man poured gasoline in the living room area of the home and set it on fire. Afterward, the two men left the scene, according to the bill.
The Fultons were dead before the fire was set, and their bodies were found at the scene when firefighters responded to the home to extinguish the flames, according to the bill.
Hickman was seen at the fire around 4 a.m. that day after firefighters were contacted. Hickman and the other male “were in a vehicle slowly driving past the blazing mobile home,” the bill said.
Lt. Bruce Schuck with the cold case unit said the detectives have reason to believe more than one person was involved with the murders and they will continue to conduct interviews.
“The investigation is proceeding and is still very active and ongoing. We believe there’s more information out there with the belief that there’s at least one other person involved,” Schuck said.
Hickman’s trial was initially set for Dec. 7 but Schuck said his defense team either has or will be asking for a continuance and the new trial date has not been scheduled.
Schuck encourages people to come forward with information. Tips can be called into 740-373-6623, ext. 4041, and anonymous tips can be submitted through the Washington County Sheriff’s website at washingtoncountysheriff.org under the “Contact/Services” category.
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