Karli Keator Papers, 2001-2006

Descriptive Identification

Unit ID
apap369
Collection
X
Repository
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
Extent
1.0 cubic ft.
creator
Keator, Karli
Location
The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language
English
Abstract
Convicted of a 2000 murder in Texas and setenced to death, Deon Tumblin committed suicide in his cell in 2004. This collection contains research materials about the Tumblin case, compiled by then graduate student Karli Keator.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Processed in 2017 by unprocessed.

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Acquisition Information

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Karli Keator in2017 February

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Karli Keator Papers, 2001-2006. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Karli Keator Papers).

Historical Note

Deon Tumblin (1976-2004) was convicted of the February 2000 strangulation and beating death of a 75-year-old Texarkana woman. He was sentenced to death and was a prisoner on Texas' Death Row since 2001. In November 2004, Tumblin hanged himself in his cell with a sheet.

Beginning in 2005, then Sage Graduate School student Karli Keator embarked on a project entitled "Deon Tumblin: A Case Study." As part of this effort she traveled to Texas to conduct research and collected materials related to Tumblin's life and legal case.

Keator is now director of the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and program area director at Policy Research Associates for children̢۪s behavioral health policy, trauma, and juvenile justice initiatives.

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of copies of materials about the Deon Tumblin case that Sage Graduate School student Karli Keator collected and analyzed for a project entitled "Deon Tumblin: A Case Study." It includes clippings, legal materials, and a presentation by Karli Keator.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

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