February 22, 2006

Sarah Kolb guilty on all counts

From John Beydler's live blogging of the verdict:
The verdicts were read — guilty on all counts — just after 1:35 p.m. More in a moment.

The end was quick. The Kolb and Reynolds families were ushered into the courtroom first; then the media; the remaining seats filled up with the assorted others who’ve been following the trial for the last two and a half weeks.

Judge James Teros, solumn on the bench, said “I’ve been informed the jury has reached a verdict. I understand that for many of you this will be an emotional moment. Please be calm and collected.”

Then, “Please bring in the jury.”

The 12 jurors, seven men and five women, filed into the courtroom and into the jury box. Many had their heads down, as usual, watching where they stepped as they picked their way though the seats to the places where they’d sit.

Judge Teros: “Ladies and Gentleman of the jury. I understand you’ve reached a verdict.”

“We have, your honor,” replied the foreman, a short dark-haired man who’s among he younger members of the panel.

“Would you please give them to the court so that they can be published.”

The foreman handed the sheaf of verdict forms to one of the bailiffs, who turned and took one step and handed them to Judge Teros.

He proceeded without ceremony. “We the jury find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree, Count I.” No pause. “We the jury find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree, Count II. We the jury find the defendant guilty of concealment of a homicidal death.”

Sarah’s back was to me. I couldn’t see her reaction, and her body betrayed none in the 10 seconds before I slipped out the door and ran down the hallway and stairs, to make the call to Quad-Cities Online.
And thus a sick, morally and psychologically twisted young woman was judged guilty of the sadistic crimes for which she was tried.

Since this blog began, the two words most used in search engines to reach the site, even ahead of "inside" and "dope", are "kolb" (2467 times) and "sarah" (2343 times) despite the fact that I've only had a couple posts on the subject a few months ago.

What is troubling is how much excitement and interest this has attracted from other teens obsessed with death, violence, sex, and murder. I guess that's to be expected, but it's almost as if Kolb has been elevated to some sort of sick cult hero.


At 2/22/2006 10:47 PM, Blogger Rawk Eyelund said...

I've noticed this in other murder trials and I don't understand it. There was one death, but she was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. How is this possible?

At 2/22/2006 11:27 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Excellent catch as usual Rawk.

I'll look into it.

At 2/23/2006 2:47 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Found a good explanation within a Dispatch/Argus report:

"Ms. Kolb was tried and convicted on two murder counts under two premises. The first was that she intended to kill Ms. Reynolds, and the second was that Ms. Kolb's actions had a "strong probability" they would result in death. She will only be sentenced on one of the murder charges.

She faces up to 65 years in prison. The sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled."

At 2/23/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger diehard said...

All Quad Citidom is happy. An ignorant,cruel girls life is also over!
Did she have parents?

At 2/23/2006 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check our her new hair cut and mug shot on qconline.

some I know who was familiar with her said they really cleaned her up for her trials.

At 2/24/2006 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what her defense attorney, Hoffmann, who said she was "a human he liked" thinks of her new "makeover"? I think she lied to him like she lied on the stand at her first trial. The true Sara shows through with that little smirk on her new mug shot. Kinda like **** you all! She'll do well in the pen.

At 2/24/2006 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's got the devil in her. Who raiser her? Wild beasts?

At 2/28/2006 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of people CLAIM to know Sarah Kolb when actually they don't. They just want attention. Sarah Kolb was not "cleaned up" for trial and NOT all of Quad Citidom is happy, just the rabid lynchmob residents.

At 3/06/2006 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sarah kolb did not kill a girl, nor did she dismember her. She got in a spat with the girl, and then cory gregory killed her. the states attourney himself said this. it seems people forget that nate gaudet has pled quilty to dismembering her (which he also testified to and said sarah did not have anything to do with that). do people really want sarah to be made an example of when the real killer is still out there? she kept what happened a secret. for what reason we do not know. yes she should have told someone right away, but should she be charged with 2 counts of first degree murder. i think not.

At 3/11/2006 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I saw that Kolb girl at the 53 Cinemas before the mess began over a year ago - and YES she was cleaned up for the trial.

I could not believe that the Cinemas allowed her to wear her "goth" style makeup hair and numerous sick piercings while at her work station taking tickets.

It was gross. She is must be a very disturbed young woman.

At 3/20/2006 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now we are going to judge someone's guilt or innocence based on appearence? Do you think that is constitutional?

At 5/23/2006 1:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sarah's sister, she is neither "sick" nor "twisted". also, she was NEVER goth, if there is, or ever has been anyone goth in my family it is me. what i think is really "gross" is vultures like you 11/3/06 14:31. sarah has no control over other people's "interest" in death, violence, sex, and murder. so that was just a poor, and cheap shot that got you nowhere..... also this one is for you dope, how would you know her reaction? we are private people, and what good would it do to show any kind of reaction, especially if you were told by your lawyers not to react and to expect the worst? you didn't have to hear her cry over the phone or read her sad letters, and you wouldn't even care if you had. some gall you have. there are so many of these silly blogs that it is hard to keep up with them and they wear down on my very spirit like sandpaper. i respond to few and far between compared to what many others do. and the ridiculous thing about that is, they don't know the real sarah, they can't even spell her name properly. it's going to be okay in the end, because i know, when i die, i will be right next to my sister in heaven and we will be happy again.

At 5/23/2006 1:27 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

"liz".... IF you are indeed Sarah's sister as you claim, you;re welcome to your views, but you're really off base in your accusations.

First of all, I agree that the focus on "goth" and all that is pretty stupid. It's just people trying to make sense out of something senseless. They want to blame some "cult" or something, so they won't have to think it could happen with their kids.

I think kids who get into goth are just acting out and looking stupid and ugly just to freak people out.

Teens have done that for centuries, and they usually grow out of it.

Yet every time some kid does some twisted, sick, evil crime and they happen to wear dark clothing, the media and public go nuts trying to suggest that it was due to this "goth" crap, which really amounts to nothing at all except an certain style of dress and appearance.

So I too, think the focus on "goth" crap is silly.

But your comment asking me how I'd know how Kolb felt is simply wrong. I didn't write a word about how Kolb felt. Frankly, I didn't really care.

Didn't you notice that the words inside the yellow box are quoted from a blog post written by John Beydler, NOT me?

I wrote that Sarah Kolb is a sick, sick, morally and psychologically twisted young woman. I still stand by that. If you want to attack me for that, then fine. At you'd be attacking me for something I actually wrote.

But you don't know what you're talking about when you blame me for things i have nothing to do with.

So all your saying that I'm heartless and wouldn't even care if Sarah was crying, and that crap, and when you say I have "some gall" and then somehow condemn all blogs as if they're all my fault too, you're way off target.

Before you attack someone, try to make sure you know what you're doing.

At 5/25/2006 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never said that it was your fault for all other ignorant blogs, i was simply explaining why i don't respond to many blogs, and others simply believe everything that they read as the "gospel" (sp?) truth. i never used the word "heartless" and you used the words "sick and twisted" that is what upset me the most. you are the one who included John Beydler's words in your blog, not me, so yes i am responding to those comments as well. and maybe you should take your own advice on attacking someone, when you don't know what you are doing. i take every one of these blogs as a personal attack on my little sister as well as my family and myself. i have always been very protective of my sister and always will be...

At 7/11/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger hugopenteado said...

This is only possible in America (US)... How is possible this type of crime among people that has house to live, food to eat and very good conditions of life that nowhere in the world can be find? This only shows how sick is the richest societies... how sick is the idea of happiness, balance, wealth, consumption expenditures as a way for being happy, this material world without no human values. The worst part of this story is that "this economic model" is being imposed everywhere in this planet as the solution for other countries' problems, but it is a solution only for the biggest...

At 7/12/2006 11:39 AM, Blogger martialartslady said...


do you believe your sister did it? if not, what do you believe about this case? no matter what happened, i'm really sorry for your family and the entire experience must be awful for you. thanks for sharing your thoughts.

At 8/31/2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Sissy said...


I understand your position to defend your so-called sister; however, you make her out as an angel. Why dont you place yourself in Andrianne Reynolds' family's shoes. Don't you feel any remorse for The Reynolds? I do. You still have a sister. They lost a daughter/sister.

At 3/20/2007 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone out there that will still read these,

Yes, I too know Sarah, and whether or not you believe me is your choice. But I must stick up for Liz, because I too know the Sarah that noone else sees. I know her as the fun-loving Sarah whom I used to roast hotdogs with on her nightlight. I know the Sarah who, when we fed her cat cheese, it had diareah (sp?) all over our blankets. Sure, we all know she had some to do with it, or she wouldn't be accused at all, but it's hard to believe someone I've known my entire life and love very much would ever do such a thing, even if it really was her. I know that no one really reads these blogs anymore because "it's in the past", right? But not for us. It's still an open wound in our family that I can't get out of my mind. Yes, I feel sympathy for the Reynolds family, who wouldn't? Yes, they lost their daughter. But Sissy, you're wrong in saying that we still have Sarah. Because I haven't seen her since they moved her. She's so far away now that it's almost impossible. And I hate living without her. I love her and miss her very much. I'm not about to attack anyone who blogs on here for their beliefs though, because I know that no one here knows the Sarah I do, no one here knows and loves her the way we do. They just don't understand...

At 3/21/2007 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have cut her up...an eye for an eye.

At 3/25/2007 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too bad she couldn't (Sarah) have made it out of her teenage angsty years without this horrible event taking place. My heart really goes out to Adrianne Reynolds and her family, no family should ever have to go though something as horrible as this. I just feel like when you are a teenager and severly depressed or just psychologically fucked up, it is very easy to let a situation get out of control. Don't get me wrong I don't feel that bad, she did some unforgivable despicable things, I just think it might not have happened if she was say 19. Just pointless speculation really. I was an angry depressed teenager, but I thought about killing myself, not other people, I guess now I consider myself lucky.

At 3/25/2007 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole story is so unreal, especially how they got that kid who had nothing to do with the murder to cut that poor little girl up. If you are her sister Liz, you should never stop loving her but denial can be a powerful force. Don't fool yourself into thinking she is some innocent little lamb, some victim of Cory's actions. Adrianne Reynolds would be alive if it were not for her. This is why small towns need more stimulation for the youth, boredom and shiftlessness seem to be a popular variable in the formula of a small town murder. I was an angry depressed teen, I am 25 now, just feel lucky I got through those times and that I was thinking about suicide and not murder.

At 2/13/2008 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh. Just saw this story on Nightline. After trying to read through all of that sensationalism, the cold, hard fact is that a high-school kid was killed. Even worse, the killERS tried to mutilate the body in several ways. Forget that they didn't actually "do" the dismemberment. The fact is, they:
1. killed a girl as a team, methodically almost.
2. tried to hide the fact from averyone. The chick even lied to the police about it.
3. when realizing that the girl was dead (or near death), didn't even FATHOM the idea of taking her to a hospital (a novel idea!), especially when a possibility exists for revival.
4. Went as far as having a 3rd (barely human) person with a rusty, old, handsaw do further damage by further disrespecting the girl by cutting her up, and being sooo nice as to "bury" her in a friggin' manhole in a park.

Yeah, sounds like the typical escapades that your everyday, run-of-the-mill, average teenager experiences. Ones that are likely to graduate to, oh, say break into a pregnant actress' house, tier her up, kill everyone on the property, then finish erh off at the end. How could we misinterpret these "harmless" scamps?! The REAL crime is that taxpayers will be footing the bill for 40+ more years. Get out the chair, and call a mortician. Adrianne wasn't that lucky.

At 7/20/2008 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cory and Sarah are worthless scum. I will be seeking to put some money in one their fellow inmates accounts to teach them a lesson on humanity. Lets see how they like it when the tables are turned on them!!

At 10/22/2008 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way i can sympathize with the murderers. For anyone to think that in any way, taking someone's life away from them is justifiable is insane. Murder in itself is a disturbing idea and i would NEVER think about committing an act as such. Joking is one thing, but to take it seriously is incredibly disturbing. I attend Northern Illinois University, and in February we had a shooting, im sure it is well-known. I was in the building next to it, and i had no idea what was going on. I got out of class like normal and it had all just happened in that minute, and there were cops and such outside. I saw 4 stretchers go by with injured people on them. I never in a million years, would wish my worst enemy seeing something like that. The violence in this nation is incredible and rediculous. I am disturbed for life, and it kills me a little inside when i hear of these vicious crimes. Teenagers are emotionally unstable and it bothers me to know that some will go the wrong way with their emotions. Those THREE killers are all fucking idiots, along with anyone that defends them. I hope they are forgotten about and live their miserable lives whether in jail or outside in the real world. Im glad they cant be put to death... live with your guilt and miserable achievements...

At 11/18/2008 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sad thing about this is that the guy that dismembered this poor girl got out like a week ago. From what Cory Gregory said while interviewed they chose this Nate boy to do this because he had a love for blood & guts & was known for torturing & mutilating animals. Apparently they assumed that if he liked hurting animals, cutting up a human wouldn't be a stretch for his sick mind. Now, I don't know about you guys, but everything I have ever read or watched states animal cruelty is one of the first signs of a serial killer and now this monster is back on the streets. Scary thought.

At 12/04/2008 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole situation is sick, and wrong, and I can't believe that anyone, family or not, could expect to convince people that Sarah isn't a very deeply disturbed young woman. Of course she is! Know why? Because she killed someone and took morbid and extreme measures to try and get away with it! People who aren't disturbed don't do things like this. This wasn't just a murder, it was far worse than that. The murder part is the easiest to take.. it's what followed that makes these kids so disgusting to me. And that includes Sarah's behavior in court... which actually made me want to punch her in the face. She's a sick, disrespectful little brat.. and deserves nothing more than what she's getting now. You're delusional if you think for one second that goodness lies somewhere in her body or soul. If she really is sad, if she really does cry.. it's because she got caught and lost her precious freedom, it's because she misses her life. Are we supposed to feel sorry for her? She doesn't care about what she did, or she wouldn't have lied to the police and pretended to be concerned about Adrianne's whereabouts. She wouldn't have had someone set the body on fire, or cut it up, or bury it.. all to insure that she would get away with what she did. She wouldn't have acted like such an arrogant little bitch at the trial. She doesn't care about the ripple effect that her actions have had on so many lives. She only cares about herself, which is why she's where she belongs. With other sick, arrogant people who also have no control over themselves. I don't remember what her sentence was, but I remember thinking that it wasn't long enough.

At 4/22/2009 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, this whole case is crazy, being the fact that I went to school with Sarah, she was in my psych. class of all classes!!! WOW!!

At 5/07/2009 11:15 PM, Anonymous Paula said...

I watched this as a Dateline repeat on some channel tonight. I had seen it before and I believe that both the boy and Sarah got what they deserved. I think it's true he participated more than he claims and Sarah only acted nice to Adrian to get her to come with them at lunch. Sarah did tell a friend about what she was going to do while still at school. Even if she wasn't completely committed to it until it happened, she still followed through. Sarah did act smug in court and I believe she is a sociopath. Too bad we can't figure out what is broken in these kinds of people and fix it. They have no empathy or sympathy for whom they hurt or at least not enough to stop them.

At 5/30/2009 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a horrible crime and I think Sarah Kolb should serve the maximum sentence. The boy, Cory, should be given parole at the first opportunity, which is in 30 years or more, I assume.

At least he had a conscience after he participated in this horror story. He confessed. He helped the police. He cared enough about right and wrong to send himself to prison for decades so that Reynold's parents could start the healing process. All that points to a young man who deserves another chance after paying the price.

Sarah Kolb seems to be a sociopath and they never stop wanting to destroy lives.

At 6/04/2009 6:10 PM, Anonymous Tonya Fulfer said...

I was in prison with Sarah, and she just has emotional issues like everyone else does. Give the girl a little fucking sympathy. How many times do we get jealous over bullshit, and think god we could just kill that person? Atleast Sarah had the balls to go through with It. Maybe ur right and she wasn't raised right, maybe she did need to be a psych meds, and this wouldn't have happened, but also, Adrianne shouldn't have even gotten into the car with Sarah If she knew damn well she was scared of Sarah, and told her step mom, she was fearful of Sarah. And as for cory whether or not he helped kill her, he could've stopped It. he couldve pulled Sarah off of her, and told Sarah man this is fucked up. But Sarah is a good person, and she doesnt carry this guilt with her because she knows god forgives all sins. She has a great life in dwight correctional center, and honestly i can tell you from experience, some people have a better life in prison then out in the real world. Theres a lot to do in prison. And honestly Sarah she get off on insanity charges. Shit happens, and people wrong people, its just the way life is, and the way life goes. So for all of you that think u know Sarah, and shes some evil bitch, shes not at all. She is a very nice, kind hearted person, who loves to help people.

At 6/07/2009 8:52 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I sincerely wish you were BACK in prison. I don't feel that anyone with your twisted whacked out way of thinking and messed up lack of morals and utter cluelessness about basic right and wrong should be loose in society.

You're one sick little puppy, actually trying to blame a girl who was beaten to death and cut into pieces for her own death.

What kind of whack job would ever think to say what you said? And you act like cold blooded murder is just an "oh well" fact of life. No biggie.

I'm just glad that with that attitude you'll surely screw up soon and end up back in prison. I only pray you don't hurt or kill anyone in the process. But of course, if you did, you'd never feel guilt, because they probably brought it on themselves, right?

Wow. That's the sickest comment I've ever gotten here, and that's saying a LOT.

At 6/08/2009 6:59 PM, Anonymous tonya fulfer said...

look all im saying is, everyone makes sarah out to be this fucking sick and twisted monster, and shes nothing like that. Honestly, I know alot of people who would agree with me. Whatever happened to people who just have severe psychological needs and nobody cared to ever get her the help she needed? As far as me going back to prison, it won't happen, simply because I was there for taking the blame for what someone else did with a credit card, but I was guilty because I was with them, and just kept fucking up on probation, but prison was the best thing that ever happened to me, because I turned my life around. I feel sorry for everyone on all counts. The girl got murdered, true. Sarah killed her, cory killed her, old dude chopped up the body. Everyone makes it out like Sarah fucking mutilated this girl, when of course if you read the papers and everything else, you would know that, she didnt do it. Just because someone kills a person doesnt make them a horrible person for life. We all sin everyday, and god forgives all of our sins, and that is my belief system.

At 6/08/2009 11:43 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Thanks for clearing that up. And glad you're on the straight and narrow.

And yes, I know that people who commit hideous crimes are still humans (most of them), but seriously, killing someone, VIOLENTLY, DOES make you a BAD PERSON. Period.

Anyone that could make that choice pretty much gives up their right to be considered "normal" or to be allowed to be part of society.

Yes, I'm sure that 90% of murderers had mental problems, at least at the time they committed the murders. And yes, a certain number of these are probably pretty much "normal" people after they sober up and get their head together and deal with what they've done.

But murderers, even if they didn't physically chop a dead human body to pieces themselves, are murderers. She beat this girl to death, or strangled her or whatever.

In her world, violence and death was somehow acceptible, and that's how this all unfolded. It seems to me that death and violence seems to be somehow just a "normal" part of life for you too.

It's this attitude that is so dangerous and destructive and tragic and it's that exact attitude, perhaps caused by so much violence in music, video games, film, etc. that is what's warped in some kids heads.

They simply seem to think it's not that big a deal. You act like losing your mind and killing someone, and then participating in dismembering their corpse and trying to burn it is only to be expected!!

Thats' beyond needing a little help psychologically. That's warped beyond repair.

At 6/26/2009 9:26 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

Wow...Tonya, you are sick. Ask them (authorities) to re-commit you.
It will be good for you.
BTW, what did you and the young Murderess discuss in prison?


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