Date of Birth: June 25,
On September 24, 1994, Eugene
Doerr called police. He reported waking up and finding a dead woman in
The nude victim, Karen Bohl, was found lying on the floor
with several lacerations to her head. A nipple had been cut off her
breast. She suffered major trauma to her vagina and rectal area. Bruises
and abrasions were found on her neck and other parts of her body.
Investigators noticed signs of a major struggle inside the apartment,
including bloodstains on walls, floors and furniture in different rooms.
An autopsy later revealed Karen Bohl died from multiple blunt force
trauma. Eugene Doerr's clothes and most of his body were covered in
When his clothing was removed, investigators observed his
pelvic area and penis were also saturated with dried blood. He had
several injuries, including a broken hand, a deep laceration to his
wrist consistent with a knife wound. A bloody steak knife was found on
the bathroom sink. A bloodstained brass pipe was located on the living
Eugene Doerr told police he had gone out drinking at a
couple of bars the previous evening, and did not remember coming home.
When he woke up, he found the victim's body and realized he was covered
with blood. He claimed he had no idea what happened.
informed an investigator the victim's purse was on the bathroom floor
and her car was parked out front. He then tried to correct himself by
saying he believed the car was hers. Doerr stated, "She must have really
made me mad for me to do something to her like this."
He asked an
officer if he would be getting life in prison for the crime, then
declined to answer questions without an attorney. Blood samples taken
from Eugene Doerr showed no presence of drugs or alcohol.
Presiding Judge: Ronald Reinstein
Prosecutor: Karen O'Connor
Start of Trial: April 8, 1996
Verdict: April 15, 1996
Sentencing: November 27, 1996
None sufficient to call for leniency
March 21, 2002. Warrant of
Execution has been issued by the Arizona
Supreme Court for the execution of Eugene Allen
DOERR ADC#125421 on May 1, 2002.
April 4, 2002. A STAY
has been issued by the U.S. District Court in
the May 1, 2002 scheduled execution of Eugene
Allen DOERR ADC#125421
Eugene Allen Doerr