February: 21:1930: Dorothy Dexter Moormeister, was run over several times on a road SW of SLC. It is still unsolved, but had many suspects.
February 21: 2010: Patricia Belizaire was asphyxiated then set on fire in New Brunswick, NJ and left in a park in NY. Her boyfriend, Dwayne Jackson, has been charged in her murder and for dropping off their toddler child at a gas station in Delaware.
February 24: 1996: Michael Lara was shot to death by Victor Castro in the parking lot of a Northwest Side nightclub in San Antonio, TX. Castro was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. [Case #96CR2162] He is not eligible for parole until 3/12/2026.
February 24: 2003: Tara Brennan was strangled with a belt in her car in Poplar Grove Park in Salt Lake City, UT. Michael Lee Jones, a drug dealer, was convicted and sentenced to 11 years to life in prison.
March 19: Ray Jasper - TX
March 20: Robert Henry - FL
March 20: Clayton Lockett - OK
March 26: Jeffrey Ferguson - MO
March 27: Charles Warner - OK
March 27: Anthony Doyle - TX
April 3: Tommy Sells - TX
Feb. 5: Suzanne Basso - TX
Feb. 12: Juan Chavez - FL
Feb. 26: Paul Howell - FL
Feb. 26: Michael Taylor - MO
Feb. 4: Gary Ploof - DE
Feb. 5: Christopher Sepulvado - LA (90 days)
March 19: Gregory Lott - OH
Upcoming or Current Trials
Arizona - Marissa Suzanne DeVault on trial for the hammer murder of her husband, Ale Harrell (current)
North Carolina - Amanda Hayes on trial for the murder of Laura Ackerson (current)
Upcoming court appearances:
Recent convictions or guilty pleas:
Arizona - Jodi Arias for the murder of boyfriend Travis Alexander
MassachusettsJames "Whitey" Bulger for several murders and other crimes (current)
Utah - Esar Met for the murder of Hser Ner Moo
Utah- Eric Millerberg convicted of the murder of Alexis Rasmussen
Florida - Tyler Hadley pled no contest to the murder of his parents, Blake and Mary Jo Hadley
Recent notable sentencings:
Idaho - Rodney Wayne Bibbey for the murder of his wife, Trina Bibbey - Dec. 23, 2013
New Mexico - John Charles McCluskey for the murders of Gary and Linda Haas - LWOP
Recent Convictions/Sentences Overturned
Florida Randy Chaviano had his murder conviction overturned due to the trial transcripts being erased by the court stenographer. No trial date has been set yet.
Florida - Tyler Hadley for the murder of his parents, Blake and Mary Jo Hadley - March 10
Utah - Eric Millerberg for the murder of Alexis Rasmussen - March 18
UtahEsar Met for the murder of Hser Ner Moo - May 7