Dawson has been jailed for 24 years for his wife’s murder. The murder took place in 1982 and Dawson was only recently convicted. Dawson’s wife’s body is still missing.
was motivated to kill his wife so he could continue his relationship with his teenage lover. The murder was a result of “self-indulgent brutality” according to the judge. Dawson will be eligible for parole after 18 years.
podcast The Teacher’s Pet helped build enough evidence to lay charges against Dawson. Dawson had denied having anything to do with his wife’s disappearance. The judge ruled that the evidence against Dawson was “persuasive and compelling.”