Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On the afternoon of December 4, 1994, Judson Fielding left his mother's residence, where he was living after a two-year prison term, to visit his four children at their Delta Manor home. Fielding has not been seen or heard from since. He was finally pulling himself out of the downward spiral of drugs and prison when he disappeared.
Leo Lamont Utley was arrested and charged with killing Judson Fielding and Charles Winfield before they could testify against Willie Hankerson in a drug trial. Hankerson, who was released on bond after a detention hearing in October 1994, reportedly enlisted Utley to kill Fielding and Winfield and Lonnie Moore, Hankerson's co-defendant, in exchange for $100,000.
Utley apparently killed himself in his cell at an Oklahoma prison. Fielding was killed in Augusta, Ga., and Winfield was killed in Washington. Utley would have faced life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
In May 2002, Willie Carl Hankerson Jr. pleaded guilty to killing Eric Mitte, William Moore, Charles Winfield and Judson Fielding between May and December 1994.
Mr. Fielding was a former truck driver and former U.S. Marine.
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Richmond County Sheriff's Office