It is disheartening to note that a Navy man such as Cory Voss, whose career involves making sacrifices for his country, had his life taken away due to marital infidelities. The suspect, David Runyon, was reportedly hired to kill Voss by Voss’s wife Catherina in April 2007. To be tried along with Runyon is 28 year-old Michael Draven, reportedly Catherina Voss’s lover.
Catherina Voss herself has been tried for Cory Voss’s killing. According to a report on military.com in November, 2008, Catherina reportedly had an affair with Michael Draven. It was said that Catherina wanted her husband dead to be with her lover, as well as to cash in on a life insurance policy worth $400,000. Catherina and Michael Draven reportedly arranged for former Army soldier David Runyon to slay Cory Voss.
Cory was asked by his wife to make a withdrawal at a Langley Federal Credit Union branch in Oyster Point. Cory was unaware that a hired killer was at the location waiting for him. Runyon reportedly shot Voss five times. As an alibi, Catherina Voss tried to call police stations and hospitals in the area, allegedly looking for her husband who did not come home after a trip to the bank.
Catherina Voss entered a guilty plea to the accusations hurled against her, basically admitting that she had orchestrated her husband’s murder. She was sentenced to four life terms plus 20 years, the result of a plea agreement; otherwise, she would have received the death penalty. As for Runyon, prosecutors have been quoted even during Catherina Voss’s sentencing that they will be pushing for the death penalty.
Cory and Catherina Voss were married in 1999 and had 2 children.