Bigler Stouffer was sentenced to death by the State of Oklahoma for the murder of a school teacher. According to court documents Bigler Stouffer would go over to Doug Ivens home and asked to borrow a gun and then would use that gun to shoot and kill Linda Reaves and wounded Doug Ivens. Bigler Stouffer would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Bigler Stouffer 2021 Information
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 220 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Alias: Bigler Stouffer
OK DOC#: 146930
Birth Date: 9/25/1942
Current Facility: OKLAHOMA STATE PENITENTIARY, MCALE
Reception Date: 3/10/2003
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Doug Ivens and Velva Ivens (now Pardee) were separated and pursuing divorce proceedings. B.J. (Bud) Stouffer was dating Velva. Doug Ivens was dating Linda Reaves.
¶ 4 Doug Ivens testified that on January 24, 1985, Stouffer came to his house asking for a pistol. Stouffer told him that he needed a gun because there were prowlers or a burglar at Velva Ivens’s house. Doug Ivens was concerned for the safety of his estranged wife and his two eight-year-old daughters.
¶ 5 Doug Ivens went to his bedroom and came out with a bank bag containing a loaded Colt .357 caliber revolver. Doug gave the bank bag to Stouffer. Stouffer turned his back to Doug Ivens, and then he turned around with the pistol in his hand. Stouffer fired two shots at Ivens, and Ivens fell to the floor. Stouffer then went to where Linda Reaves was reclining on the couch and shot her twice in the head. Stouffer walked back to Ivens and fired another shot into Ivens’s face. Stouffer then left.
¶ 6 Ivens was able to crawl to the phone and call the police. He told police that Bud Stouffer had shot him and Linda Reaves. Reaves died as a result of her gunshot wounds, but Doug Ivens survived.
¶ 7 The State’s experts concluded that five shots were fired. Five spent rounds and one live round were found in the Colt Python revolver.
¶ 8 The defense experts testified that there was not enough information to conclude that only five shots were fired. They concluded that more shots could have been fired. These experts pointed out that it was impossible to match all of the slugs to the Colt Python. The shots could have been fired from any .357 caliber weapon (including a .38 revolver or a 9 millimeter pistol). All of the defense experts believed that the crime scene was insufficiently processed, possibly because the police focused only on the description of events relayed by Ivens.