April Client Spotlight!
We are proud to say we have simply amazing people in our family of Clients. Each month we take time out to shine a spotlight on our clients’ accomplishments, passions, and experiences. Please meet Linda & Jacob Beard.
Born and raised in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, Linda and Jacob are high school sweethearts that share two beautiful daughters, Teresa and Tamara.
Graduating from auto/diesel mechanic school in Nashville, TN, Jacob worked as a welder, auto mechanic and farmer. He also served as a service manager for an auto dealership before retiring. Linda was employed as a CNA, working for a hospital and home health care agencies. She also built deicers for Goodrich Aviation before retiring.
In 1999, Jacob was featured on 60-Minutes for being wrongfully convicted of murder. The unfortunate “Rainbow Murders” in the early 80’s was committed by a racially motivated serial killer in Pocahontas, West Virginia. Despite repeated confessions from the actual killer, Jacob Beard was charged and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in 1993. With much effort, Jacob was able to get his conviction overturned. Life Without Mercy, written by Ralph Kennedy Echols features “The Rainbow Murders”, the perversion of justice and one man’s five-and-a-half-year struggle to get out of prison and clear his name.
It has been our pleasure at the Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller to assist Linda & Jacob Beard with their elder law needs. As an expression of our appreciation, the firm will donate $100.00 to the Alzheimer’s Association.