Sandy Dial Death Dead – Sandy Dial Obituary: Cause of Death
Dial, a mother of two children, disappeared on the night of Dec. 13, 1991 from a site along Interstate 30 near her Garland home.
Her body was found two days later inside her car, which was parked along Hunt County Road 2646 between Greenville and Royse City. Dial had died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Bellah was one of three people indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in April 1996 on a charge of conspiracy to commit capital murder.
The case was investigated by former Hunt County Sheriff Don Anderson, during the time he served as a Texas Ranger, and prosecuted by Walker, at the time the assistant district attorney.
Bellah was convicted of posing as Sandy Dial for more than a year, while acting as Dial’s best friend, in order to obtain a $100,000 insurance policy, which named Bellah as the beneficiary. Bellah was convicted of the crime in February 1998 and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Bellah was denied parole in the fall of 2009 and again in 2014. A reconsideration of her parole was rescheduled for five years, the maximum length of time which can be set between parole hearings.
Walker also prosecuted Don Kindall Dial in April, 1997.
Don Dial, the victim’s former brother-in-law and a former officer with both the Royse City Police Department and Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Dial was denied parole in 2012 and again in 2017.
Charges were later dropped against a third defendant due to a lack of evidence.
“We share this story to honor Sandy and the other lives that DeEllen Bellah has impacted over the years,” Holley said. “We want to warn the public that DeEllen Bellah is still a danger to the community. We appreciate any community support by sending letters to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole opposing the parole of DeEllen Bellah and Don Dial.”