Roy in 1995
Roy in 2004
|Portrayed by||Jeffrey Nordling|
Roy Minard was the professor, lover and killer of Holly Richardson. Arrogant and charming, Roy had a history of seducing his students behind his wife's back. A previous student/lover of his attempted to warn Holly that Roy would never leave his wife and she should move on. Having taken this advice to heart, Holly attempted to break off the affair with Roy. However, Roy had genuinely fallen for her and didn't want to lose her (and his control over her). He reacted violently, first grabbing her, then beating her with a car antenna when she walked away from him, and finally strangled her to death. Despite his attempts to frame a mentally disturbed student named Barry, the police found out about Minard's affair and zeroed in on him before they realized the significance of the intended clues. After Holly's death, he would lose his family, job and reputation. Determined to get it back, Roy arranged the murder of a prostitute named Lenore Grandy to throw suspicion off of him. His plan failed when the intended fall guy cooperated with police, leading to his arrest.