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Barnes

Curtis Barnes: Ex-Army Ranger; Wife Murderer

Curtis Barnes
Curtis
Character Profile
Portrayed By
John Marshall Jones
Season(s)
Season Two
First Appearance
See Through
Last Appearance
See Through
Appears in
One Episode
Character
Full Name
Curtis Barnes


Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Killed by James Doakes
Characteristics
Age
40s
Gender
Male
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Black
Personal Status
Marital Status
Widowed
Spouse
Alisha Barnes (Deceased)
Professional Status
Profession
Ex-Army Ranger, Special Operations
Killer Profile
"No Known Moniker"
Inactive
Number of Victims
At least one
(probably more in the army)
Modus Operandi
Tools/Weapons
Handgun
Killing Method
He shot his victim three times from point blank range in under a second, with superb accuracy; also called triple tapping
Method of Disposal
None
Cause
His wife, fed up with his screaming and complaining about his emotional scars, finally told him that she was leaving, and he killed her in a fit of rage.

Curtis Barnes is a character in Season Two of Showtime's series DEXTER.

He is a man who served in Special Operations and ended up killing his wife due to the trauma he suffered.

Summary

Curtis Barnes draws the attention of Miami Metro Homicide when his wife, Alisha Barnes, is murdered. The neighbor reports that the couple were arguing the night before, and now the husband’s car is gone. Dexter remarks on the impressive shooting - two bullets to the chest and one to the head. James Doakes is astonished and says that Alisha was “Mozambiqued” aka ‘triple tapped,’ and that her husband must be Special Ops. He notices photos of Barnes in places like Somalia and Afghanistan. Later, Dexter reports that all three bullets were fired in less that a second.

Doakes calls a buddy in Special Ops and learns that Curtis Barnes is still in Miami. Also, it turns out that both Doakes and Barnes were in Ranger RRD (Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment). Doakes’ friend puts him in touch with a guy from Barnes’ unit who is willing to talk to him.

The next morning, Doakes is off to meet the man from Curtis’ unit at the Blue Wing Marina. To Doakes' surprise, the man he meets turns out to the murder suspect himself, Curtis Barnes. They have a tense confrontation, with them initally pulling guns on each other. After Barnes admits that he killed his wife, Doakes attempts to arrest him. However, Barnes will not surrender his gun. When he raises it again, Doakes shoots and kills him in “suicide by cop.” The killing is ruled self-defense.

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