Kyle was later wrongfully convicted of murdering a woman called Martha Johnson. Detective Joe Gray bribed Patrick Molloy, the guy he was with at the time of the murder, to claim he wasn't, and he went to jail instead of the true killer, Troy Johnson, Martha's grandson, who knew Detective Gray. Later on, it is revealed that Troy killed Martha in self-defense after she attacked him with a knife.
In November 2004, Kyle filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, claiming that his trial counsel was ineffective because he failed to investigate or present evidence that would have supported a defense of insanity or diminished capacity. The court denied relief, and the case proceeded to federal court where a second request for habeas relief was also denied.
On June 25, 2012, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Kyle's conviction due to insufficient evidence to support his guilty plea. The court remanded the case for further proceedings consistent with its opinion. On October 16, 2012, the Williamson County District Attorney's Office announced that it would not seek another trial because they believed that enough time had passed so as not to violate Kyle's constitutional right against double jeopardy. Instead, the office requested that the judge enter an order releasing Kyle from custody unless the State could come up with new evidence by March 13, 2013.
Before escaping, he shot Jonas' girlfriend, Martha Nielsen (Lisa Vicari), in the stomach and left her for dead. Jonas was left devastated and perplexed as to why his future self would murder someone he cared about. Adam shot Martha dead because he thought it would halt the cycle. He knew that if he didn't stop Jonas from creating him, that Jonas would create another Adam, which would create another Jonas, and so on and so forth.
Martha survived her gunshot wound but was left in a coma. When she woke up several months later, she had no memory of her time with Adam or the incident that caused her to be shot. She assumed that she must have been hit by a car after leaving the house with Jonas. Doctors were able to repair most of the damage done by the gunshot but it still left her with disabilities. She was unable to walk without using a cane and needed help doing most tasks around the house.
After shooting Martha, Adam fled in Jonas's car with nothing but a few clothes in a backpack. He stopped at a nearby farm where he stole some potatoes and then continued driving until he reached New York City. There, he broke into a vacant apartment and waited for the next morning when people would be awake again. He knew that if he didn't escape this time, that they would find him the next day when Jonas created him again.
Nicole was having an affair with Colin Murphy, and Victor was looking for a divorce. Nicole persuaded Jan Spears to electrocute Victor in his bathtub in February 2004. Victor survived the assassination attempt and was taken captive by Andre DiMera among other victims of the Salem Serial Killer. He was freed several months later.
However, it has been revealed that Nicole was responsible for killing Victor after all. In April 2005, it is revealed that Nicole poisoned Victor with cyanide-laced apples as part of her plan to frame Abby DeLuca for the crimes. The poison nearly kills Abby, but she survives. After this revelation, many fans believe that Nicole and Victor's marriage was real and they were just having trouble communicating due to their fame.
In December 2006, it is revealed that Victor is still alive and being held hostage by Nicole. She plans to use him as a human shield if necessary to escape from Salem when he is needed most. However, once again, fans are disappointed to find out that Victor is still alive.
In May 2007, it is revealed that Victor is still alive and well in Salem. It also looks like Abby may have killed Nicole too since there were no signs of violence on her body. It is believed that Abby did this so she could marry Victor. Fans will have to wait and see what happens next on Days of our Lives.
Despite the lack of a corpse or conclusive evidence that Carrie Culberson was dead, the prosecution presented the jury with two hypotheses. The first was that Doan was enamored with Culberson, and when he realized he couldn't control her, he murdered her. The second was that Vincent did it out of mercy for another cat. If true, this would make him more sympathetic to the jury.
The defense argued that neither hypothesis could be confirmed because there was no body to prove that she died. They also claimed that if Culberson were dead, someone would have found evidence of a crime by now. This argument didn't sit well with the jury, who returned a not guilty verdict after only 20 minutes of deliberation.
In conclusion, no, Vincent wasn't responsible for killing Carrie Culberson. But that doesn't mean he wasn't guilty of something else - such as breaking into her home in the middle of the night and tearing around inside with his claws still dirty from other kills. And even if he was acquitted for that offense, it doesn't mean he was safe. Because even though the judge may have said "not guilty", that doesn't change the fact that Vincent remains a dangerous predator who should not be allowed near small animals without supervision.