Woman Sentenced for Murdering Daughter-In-Law

By: WCTV, Kara Duffy Email
By: WCTV, Kara Duffy Email

[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL - September 27, 2012

Tift County Clerk of Court confirms jurors took less than two hours to find Evans guilty on all four charges. Evans was sentenced to life, but will be eligible for parole.

Ruby Evans was found guilty on all four charges today in connection with the murder of her daughter-in-law, Sunday Blombergh.

Reign Bloombergh, Sunday's father, says a jury reached the verdict around 1:30 this afternoon.

She was sentenced to life in prison.

Reign Bloombergh, says he’s hoping that Theo Connoly, Sunday’s estranged husband, will now face murder charges in the case.

Connoly has already been found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
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Tift County, GA--September 26, 2012

Day two has wrapped in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her daughter-in-law.

In court Wednesday, jurors heard from Theo Conoly. Conoly is Ruby Evans's son and the estranged husband of murder victim Sunday Blombergh.

Also testifying was Herman Evans, who is now serving life in prison for his role in Blombergh's death.

Conoly started by telling jurors about an incident in March 2010 in which his mother Ruby gave him 60 dollars to buy enough cocaine to overdose his wife.

When Ruby Evans returned home from work that particular day, Conoly said, "You could tell she was disappointed,"--referring to Blombergh still being alive.

Conoly also testified that in May 2010, after Blombergh had been missing for a few weeks, his mother told him over burgers at a local Sonic restaurant that Herman Evans had killed Sunday.

When Conoly asked Ruby why, she said, "He did this for me."

Blombergh's family comforted eachother as Herman Evans took the stand.

Evans testified that on April 22, 2010 he shot, strangled and stabbed Blombergh.

He said Ruby then helped him clean up the mess and burn evidence in their backyard.

He said Ruby frequently told him, "If you were any kind of man, you'd kill her."

Prosecutors say Ruby's motive was driven by her desire to raise Blombergh and Conoly's daughter.

Ruby claimed Blombergh was an unfit mother and wanted her out of the picture.

Family members and attorneys from both sides declined to comment until after a verdict has been reached.

Conoly was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. Testifying during Evans's trial was part of a plea deal.
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Tift County, GA - September 26, 2012

This morning, jurors heard from Theo Conoly. Conoly is Evans's son and the estranged husband of Sunday Blombergh.

On the stand, Conoly described an incident in March 2010, a month before Blombergh was murdered. Conoly testified that his mother, Evans, asked him how much cocaine it would take to fatally overdose Blombergh. Conoly said he told his mother "60 bucks." Conoly testified Evans then gave him $60.

He said he took the money, bought the drugs but never intended to overdose Blombergh. Instead, he and Blombergh used the drugs together.

Conoly said when Evans returned home from work that day she was "disappointed" to see Blombergh was still alive and upset that Conoly did not do as they had planned.

Conoly has already been convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. Testifying during Evans's trial was part of a plea deal he took. He is serving three years in jail.

WCTV will have more details on day two of testimony throughout the day.

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Tift County, Georgia--September 25, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Day one has wrapped in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her daughter-in-law.

Ruby Evans is charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder for the 2010 death of Sunday Blombergh in Tifton, Georgia.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors described a troubled relationship between Evans and Blombergh, claiming Evans called Blombergh an unfit mother and that she wanted her gone.

In an interview with investigators Evans reportedly said, "I probably wished her dead everyday."

Randy Tomilson testified that he helped Herman Evans, Ruby's husband, dump Blombergh's body in a wooded area in Colquitt County after Herman had shot, stabbed, and strangled her.

Prosecutors claim that Ruby Evans orchestrated the whole thing.

Jurors also heard testimony from multiple investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation who worked on the case.

According to the State's witness list, Theo Conoly, Ruby's son and Blombergh estranged husband is expected to take the stand on Wednesday.

Herman Evans, who has already been convicted of murder for his role in Blombergh death is also scheduled to testify.

Tomilson has been charged with concealing a death. His trial is pending.
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Tift County, GA - September 25, 2012 4:52 pm

Testimony is now underway in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her daughter-in-law.

Ruby Evans Is charged with felony murder, malice murder, aggravated assault, and conspiracy to commit murder for the 2010 death of Sunday Blombergh in Tifton, Georgia.

Today, jurors heard from Randy Tomilson, the man who said he helped Herman Evans, Ruby's husband, dispose of Blomberghs body in a wooded area in Colquitt County.

Blomberghs remains were recovered May 27, 2010.

Herman Evans has already been convicted of murder for shooting, strangling and stabbing Blombergh.

On Wednesday, Theo Conoly, Ruby Evans's son and Blomberghs estranged husband, is expected to testify, as well as Herman Evans.
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Tift County, GA - September 24, 2012

Ruby Evans is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit murder for the death of Sunday Blombergh back in April 2010.

Blombergh was the estranged wife of Evans' son, Theo Conoly.

Conoly is serving ten years for conspiracy, and Evan's husband, Herman, has already been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.

Testimony in Ruby Evans trial is expected to get underway at 9 a.m. September 25, 2012, at the Tift County Courthouse.


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