Garrett Randall is the birth father of Jamie Dutton. He was convicted of killing his wife when Jamie was a young boy and lived by himself on his farm after being released from prison. He blamed drugs on his wife's death and the reason for her death.
Arrested on 6/16/1980 and convicted on 8/12/1980, he was sentenced to 30 years to life for murdering his wife, Phyllis. They were raising his infant son, Michael. One day he returned from work and discovered his baby son, Jamie, crying and attempting to suck a crack pipe while his wife was whoring herself off to some random guy. Angered by allowing that to happen, Garrett killed her and was later convicted for murder and released years down the road. One day, Jamie confronts him. Garrett claimed he killed Phyllis to save Jamie from that life.