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Philip Fontaine, 64, real estate developer and murder victim

Real estate developer Philip Fontaine was a polarizing figure in the business and social communities. He was found murdered in his home on January 14, 2012.

DOB: 7/15/82
Occupation: None
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's current wife
Excerpt: "Within two years of the marriage, Ashley and Philip were seen in public together less often.... By 2011, it had become an open secret that Philip..."

DOB: 1/1/91
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's son
Excerpt: "Grant was constantly at odds with his father, who publicly made no secret of his disappointment with..."

 

DOB: 10/15/77
Occupation: Housekeeper
Hometown: Austin, TX
Relationship to case: Victim's employee
Excerpt: "Raquel was still an employee at the Fontaine residence the night Philip Fontaine..."

DOB: 3/16/73
Occupation: Handyman
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's employee
Excerpt: "According to some sources, Joey also provided extra-legal services to Mr. Fontaine in support of..."

DOB: 7/1/72
Occupation: Waitress
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Relationship to case: Joey Beecher's wife
Excerpt: "[T]he longer Joey worked for Philip Fontaine, the more Stacy grew to resent the time he spent with the Fontaines because he never..."

DOB: 7/23/75
Occupation: Day laborer
Hometown: Austin, TX
Relationship to case: Victim's former employee
Excerpt: "Shortly after Benito started working at the Fontaines', he and ... Grant became friendly. Before long, Joey Beecher accused Benito of..."

Javier Montoya, the victim's attorneyDOB: 8/6/67
Occupation: Attorney
Hometown: Madison, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's attorney
Excerpt: "Philip Fontaine ... became one of his most loyal clients. Javier liked Fontaine's renegade style, which reminded him of..."

Gerald Archer, bankerDOB: 10/22/60
Occupation: Banker
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's associate
Excerpt: "Fontaine and his peers appreciated Gerald's efforts on their behalf, but they've never..."

DOB: 6/16/74
Occupation: Inmate
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Informant
Excerpt: "Kenny was arrested, tried, and sentenced to five years, which he is currently serving at..."

DOB: 11/15/46
Occupation: Real estate developer
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's rival
Excerpt: "The officers arrived to find Bruno and Fontaine bloody and bruised but still throwing punches. Both men were..."

DOB: 2/14/63
Occupation: Bartender
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Fontaine family acquaintance
Excerpt: "Will was probably the only person in town who knew everything that really happened in Oxford, but he..."

DOB: 6/15/57
Occupation: Secretary
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's employee
Excerpt: "At the time of Philip Fontaine’s death, she had been in his employment for..."

DOB: 3/12/84
Occupation: Personal trainer
Hometown: Amory, MS
Relationship to case: Victim's mistress
Excerpt: "She told friends that she was often frustrated at the clandestine nature of their relationship, but..."

Amber Dunn, personal trainerDOB: 3/27/87
Occupation: Personal trainer
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Relationship to case: Dawn Thurman's friend
Excerpt: "[Amber] found employment at the Oxford Health Club, where she met Dawn Thurman, who was also a personal trainer. They soon became..."

DOB: 10/7 or 8/84
Occupation: Personal trainer
Hometown: unknown
Relationship to case: Ashley Fontaine's lover
Excerpt: "Private investigator David Anderson calls Kyle Parker a divorce mill, who has figured in over half a dozen cases brought in by..."

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