Shanna Golyar Wikipedia: Shanna “Liz” Golyar, a woman from Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to life in prison plus 18 to 20 years for the murder of her ex-girlfriend, boyfriend’s Cari Farver, in 2012. On the seventh episode of Season 13 of Deadly Women, “Fatal Fixation,” she appeared.
“Dave” was a 35-year-old single parent that Liz, a man-hungry party girl, slept with in 2012. For Dave, sex alone was all he desired; he didn’t want to be tied down by any kind of commitment. Liz, who had fallen head over heels in love with Dave, felt compelled to pursue a long-term relationship with him.
Dave, on the other hand, was content to be alone until he met Cari Lea Farver, a 37-year-old swinger, and fell in love with her despite her wishes to be single. Liz and Cari were still in Dave’s sights, but he made it apparent that his choice was for Cari. Infuriated by Cari’s success, Liz launched a campaign of surveillance and harassment against her.
Cari’s weird text messages started in November 2012, when she left her job and told Dave she detested him and never wanted to see him again. Cari allegedly harassed Liz, too, Liz said. Cari is said to have vandalised Dave’s property. Liz was then shot in the leg, and she blamed Cari for the assault on her friend. When they couldn’t locate any trace of a shooter, police were suspicious.
Adding to the mystery, Cari Farver appeared to have gone and no tangible evidence of her existed. A phantom assailant who claimed to have slain Cari and was threatening Liz was also sending Liz text messages, Liz alleged.
Text messages obtained by authorities on Liz’s phone were all sent and authored by Liz herself. There were two women Liz had been impersonating on the internet: Cari Farver and a “attacker.”
The truth ultimately came out four years after Cari’s disappearance. Following a robbery and armed robbery at Cari’s home, Liz abducted Cari on November 13, 2012. Cari was repeatedly stabbed in the stomach and chest by Liz, who then fled the scene.
Dismembered remains were subsequently placed in garbage bags in distant locales according to her story, she said. Police have yet to find any evidence linking Liz to the death of Cari Lea Farver, but they did locate an image from Liz’s phone that showed the victim’s severed foot, and this was enough to charge Liz with her murder despite the absence of any other evidence, such as a murder weapon.
Liz Golyar was convicted last year of first- and second-degree murder and arson. As a result of her conviction for murder and arson, she is now serving a sentence of between 18 and 20 years in prison.