Full Name: Troy Patrick Shearon
DOB: April 1, 1968
Charge: 1st degree murder
City: Des Moines
Current Status: Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Date of Crime: October 3, 1987
Tentative Discharge Date: Life
Victim: Ray Myers
Des Moines police charged an Ankeny man with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Des Moines man. Troy Patrick Shearon, 19, of 313 NW Abilene Street was arrested at his home. The body of Ray Myers of 3008 NE 14th Street was found on the floor of his apartment’s living room Saturday, October 3, 1987. The autopsy showed that Ray died of multiple knife wounds.
Ray was the operator of the North Star Café and lived in an apartment above it. The medical examiner said that Ray “died pretty promptly” from his wounds, probably shortly after midnight on Friday. He also said that although the room appeared not to have been ransacked, there was “a lot of blood” on the room’s floor and walls.
Troy admitted killing Ray, but claimed he was defending himself because Ray tried to strangle him. He was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery.
Source: Des Moines Register