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Indiana Woman Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, Gets 115 Years For Poisoning Ex’s Food And Strangling Him With His Favorite Tie

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Indiana Woman Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, Gets 115 Years For Poisoning Ex’s Food And Strangling Him With His Favorite Tie

Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, was found guilty of murder in August as well as conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend Francis Kelley, WXIN-TV reported.

Prosecutors alleged Littlefield killed Kelley over custody of their two-year-old child.

When Kelley’s ex-girlfriend Courtney Nugent informed police that Kelley had neglected to pick up their nine-year-old daughter on Kelley’s birthday, the matter was made public on January 17. Two days prior, she had last heard from him.


Investigation Of The Murder

Police from Carmel, Indiana, knocked on the door, but no one responded. On Jan. 18, Kelley’s ex-girlfriend discovered him dead on his couch, according to a probable cause document that PEOPLE received. They later returned.

A Jan. 20 autopsy revealed that Kelley’s death was a homicide and that he suffered from manual strangulation-induced asphyxia. Additionally, he had blunt impact injuries to his knees, left hand, elbow, and head. On February 7, a toxicology report found that he also had fentanyl in his system.

Indiana Woman Heidi Marie Littlefield
Police combed Kelley’s house phone and came across texts where Kelley accused Littlefield of tampering with his oatmeal when she was at his home on Jan. 14.

“Did you do something to the oatmeal that was in my fridge,” he texted her. “You were in my fridge last night and it tasted funny after a couple of bites and now I am lightheaded.”

Littlefield responded: “Who tf puts oatmeal in a fridge? I don’t know anything you do or want to! Your life and the stuff you say/do is beyond me.”

Police said the former couple had a court hearing scheduled for the end of January “due to Fran’s allegation that Heidi was violating the parenting time order. The main concern was Heidi not allowing Fran to pick up his child and that she would stay in his house during his parenting time.”

According to the affidavit, Littlefield’s ex-husband contacted police on Jan. 23 and told them that Littlefield’s daughter Logan Runyon told him months earlier that “Heidi paid Logan’s boyfriend, Robert Walker, $2,500 dollars to find someone to kill Fran.”

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Logan Runyon, Robert Walker
Logan Runyon, Robert Walker.

The following day, on Jan. 24, a relative of Littlefield’s told police that Littlefield allegedly made several statements after the murder.

“‘He’s better off dead,’ ‘I didn’t mean to kill him last time,’ and ‘I might as well say I did it and just say I’m crazy and pregnant,” the relative quoted Littlefield as saying, according to the affidavit.


The relative said Runyon was with her mother on Jan. 14 and that both were “in and out of Fran’s residence on the evening of Thursday (January 14th) through the afternoon of Friday (January 15th),” the affidavit states.

Another ex-boyfriend of Littlefield’s told police on Jan. 28 that “Heidi told him that Logan put fentanyl in Fran’s oatmeal sometime on January 14th,” the affidavit alleges.

The ex-boyfriend told police that after Kelley accused Littlefield of poisoning his oatmeal, Littlefield told him that she and Runyon went to Kelley’s home the following day and climbed through a window when he didn’t answer the door.

“Heidi advised [ex-boyfriend] that Heidi and Logan found Fran ‘aspirating’ on the kitchen floor,” states the affidavit. “[Ex-boyfriend] advised that Heidi also mentioned a lanyard around Fran’s neck, and it being involved in the incident.”

He also told police that Littlefield “asked him over the past several months about how much fentanyl it would take to overdose someone versus kill someone,” the affidavit alleges.

When Runyon’s boyfriend Walker was detained on March 23 in connection with a different incident, he allegedly told Carmel police that Littlefield had contacted him in October “about looking for someone to take care of ‘her problem’,” according to the affidavit.

According to Walker, Littleton paid him $2,500 to pay someone to kill Kelley, but the affidavit claims that Walker “spent it on narcotics and had no intention of executing what Heidi demanded.” Walker said he would receive an additional $2,500 when Fran died.

Then, according to the complaint, he allegedly told police that Runyon had informed him that Heidi had attempted to strangle Fran and hit Kelley’s head against the “pavement” when they discovered Kelley still breathing in his home.

Walker remarked, “Heidi  bludgeoned his head against the floor.'”

Walker alleged that Littlefield told him that “Fran was abusive to her, their baby, and that ‘she would be failing her daughter if the dude didn’t end up dead,” according to the affidavit.

He also alleged to police that Littlefield had put fentanyl in Kelley’s miso soup in October.

Runyon pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit murder and testified against her mother at her trial, the Indy Star reported. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Walker pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 10 years, The Star reported.

Littlefield’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.

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