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Murder In The Family: Matthew Heikkila killed his parents, Richard and Dawn Heikkila, sentenced to 60 years to life in prison

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Dawn and Richard Heikkia
Dawn and Richard Heikkila

Couple Slain In New Jersey; Son Is Suspect
Youth charged in parents’ deaths
Killer’s Sanity At Issue Matthew Heikkila Killed His Parents. A Jury Will Decide His Fate.
Man Convicted of Shotgun Murder of Parents
Adopted son sentenced to 60 years for slaying parents
A horror that shocked Bernards Township
Pen Pal request
CellPals! Matthew DiBenedetto (this is the name he goes by now)
Excerpt from “Murdered in Jersey”

7 Goltra Drive
Heikkila Family home

Books
Dark Son

Movies/Documentaries
Your Worst Nightmare: The Bad Son

INMATE INFORMATION

MatthewHeikkila

Offender Name: MATTHEW ERIC DIBENEDETTO
Offender ID:000521822B
Date of Birth:08/07/1970
Age: 44
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:New Jersey Department of Corrections

Aliases
HEIKKILA, MATTHEW

Bonnie Lee Bakley murder 5/4/2001 Studio City, CA *Husband, Robert Blake, charged in her murder, but acquitted at trial*

Bonnie Lee Bakley
Bonnie Lee Bakley

Find-A-Grave: Bonny Lee Bakley
Blake’s murdered spouse buried in Hollywood plot
Actor arrested, a suspect in death of wife
Robert Blake arrested in wife’s shooting death
Blake formally charged in killing
Murder charges against Blake now formal
Robert Blake pleads innocent to killing wife
Actor proclaims innocence in jailhouse interview
Stuntmen said to implicate Blake
Blake Murder Trial to Begin
Actor Robert Blake acquitted of murder
crimelibrary: Who Murdered Bonny Lee Bakley?
A Question of Guilt: The Bakley Murder
Wikipedia: Bonnie Lee Bakley
Find-A-Death: Bonny Lee Bakley
The Unsolved Murder of Bonny Lee Bakley and the Trial of Robert Blake
Robert Blake on his murdered wife Bonny Lee Bakley: “I think she was a con artist”
Bonny Lee Bakley: Friend Signs Book, Movie Deal

Movies/Documentaries
Love The Way You Lie: The Hitman and Her

Dr. C. Leroy Adams murder 8/3/1952 Live Oak, FL *Ruby McCollum was then declared incompetent to stand trial and sent to the Florida State Hospital

C Leroy Adams
Dr. C. Leroy Adams Jr

Find-A-Grave: Dr Clifford LeRoy Adams, Jr
Ruby McCollum Is Judged Insane (part 1)
Ruby McCollum Judged Insane (part 2)
Ruby McCollum Is Adjudged Insane
Ruby McCollum shooting creates widespread scandal in 1952
Murderpedia: Ruby McCollum
Wikipedia: Ruby McCollum
Ruby McCollum, Murder Trial Figure, Faces New Court Action
Memory Of Murder Fades After 28 Years
No Animosity Against Ruby
17 Years After Doc’s Murder, She sits in State Hospital

Books
State of Florida Vs. Ruby McCollum, Defendant
The Silencing of Ruby McCollum: Race, Class, and Gender in the South
Zora Hurston and the Strange Case of Ruby McCollum
Ruby McCollum,: Woman in the Suwannee jail
The Trial of Ruby McCollum: The true-crime story that shook the foundations of the Segregationist South!

Movies/Documentaries
Curtain of Secrecy: The Ruby McCollum Story (movie trailer)
A Crime To Remember: The Shot Doctor

Ruby McCollum
Ruby McCollum

Psycho For Love: David Michael Kalac charged with killing his girlfriend, Amber Lynn Coplin and posting the pictures online

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Amber Coplin
Amber Lynn Coplin

Facebook: Amber Lynn Coplin fan page
Community gathers to mourn, process Port Orchard woman’s killing
Vigil, benefit set this weekend for Amber Lynn Coplin, family
Suspected WA killer arrested in Wilsonville
Police: Man sought in Port Orchard slaying in custody
Cops catch man they say slayed girlfriend, put photos of murdered woman online
Kalac arraigned for grisly Washington homicide
Man in gruesome homicide held on $2 million bond
Man charged in slaying of Port Orchard girlfriend turns himself in
Documents: Accused killer who posted crime scene photos online confessed he was drunk, angry
Washington murder suspect shared Pabst, stories in Portland bar, seemed ‘completely normal’

INMATE INFORMATION

David Kalac

Inmate: DAVID MICHAEL KALAC
Age: 33 Jail Visiting Information
Race/Sex: /Male
Booking Date: 11/06/2014 08:42 pm

Next Court Date: 11/14/2014 01:30 PM
Docket #: 141010735
Court: Superior Court

Next Court Date: 12/12/2014 08:30 AM
Docket #: 10828210 Court: District Court

Cause Number Fel/Misd Charge Bond Amount Bond Type
141010735 F MURDER 1 $2,000,000 Cash or Bail Bond
10828210 M FAILURE TO APPEAR / CONTEMPT OF COURT $25,000 Cash or Bail Bond

Monsters Among Us: Winston Moseley: The rape and murder of Kitty Genovese – A tragic story that got twisted, leaving his victims almost forgotten

Kitty Genovese
Kitty Genovese

Victims
Barbara Kralik [7/20/1963]
Annie Mae Johnson [2/29/1964]
Catherine “Kitty” Genovese [3/13/1964]

Yes, Winston Moseley is still in prison. He was originally sentenced to death, but it was overturned when the death penalty was on moratorium in the US. I doubt he will ever be paroled. He is right where he belongs. His crimes were heinous, to say the least. He raped several women, besides the 3 murders.

A Call For Help
Debunking the myth of Kitty Genovese
Brother of Kitty Genovese to release documentary about sister’s 1964 murder, which prompted ‘Genovese Syndrome’ research
Revisiting Austin Street: The Death of Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later
Convicted Murderer Sentenced To Chair
Winston Moseley confession
1964 Slaying Case Defendant Escapes From Mental Hospital
Suspenseful Chat Ends With Escapee’s Surrender
Couple Is Held Captive By Escaped Murderer
Killers’ terror rampage retold
crimelibrary: The Kitty Genovese Murder
Murderpedia: Winston Moseley
Murder of Kitty Genovese
Fifty years later: Anniversary of the Kitty Genovese murder that brought about 911 system after young woman was stabbed to death and raped as dozens of neighbors looked on
The Murder of Kitty Genovese: 50 years later, questions remain

Books
Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America
Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences
Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese: Inside the Case that Rocked Our Faith in Each Other
Twisted Confessions: The True Story Behind The Kitty Genovese And Barbara Kralik Murder Trials
Good Neighbors (fictionalized version)

Movies/Documentaries
Kitty Genovese Documentary: The Detached Americans
Death Scream
A Crime To Remember: 38 Witnesses
History’s Mysteries: Silent Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Winston Moseley

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/10/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 64A0102
Inmate Name MOSELEY, WINSTON
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 03/02/1935
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility CLINTON
Date Received (Original) 07/07/1964
Date Received (Current) 03/21/1968
Admission Type RETURN FROM ESC/ABSC/ARREST
County of Commitment QUEENS

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MURDER (DEG’LESS PRIOR 9-1-74)
Class: A1

Crime: ROBBERY 2ND
Class: C

Crime: ATT KIDNAPPING 2ND
Class: C

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 11/10/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/2015
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2015
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/14/1984
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision

Monsters Among Us: Markum Duff-Smith, Allen Wayne Janecka, and Walt Waldhauser planned and carried out the murders of members of Duff-Smith family

John and Diana Wanstrath
John and Diana Wanstrath

Victims
Gertrude Duff-Smith Zabolio, 57 [10/15/1975]
John Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Diana Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Kevin Wanstrath [7/5/1979]

Murderpedia: Markham Duff-Smith
Johnny Bonds, a Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit, Breaks the Murder Case That Became His Obsession
Making a Killing
A Killer By Any Other Name
Markham Duff-Smith v Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (habeas corpus denied)
Killer confesses before his execution
Texas executes man who had mother killed
Killers executed in Georgia, Texas
Harris Officials Fight Release Of Triggerman in 3 Deaths
Ex-officer tries to keep man linked to Texas murders locked up
Hitman who killed Houston toddler executed
Allen Wayne Janecka #869
An investigator who simply won’t quit his case

Books
The Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Unmistakable Truth

Walt Waldhauser
Walt Waldhauser aka Michael Lee Davis

Defendants
Markham Duff-Smith – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 6/29/1993
Walt Waldhauser – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison [new name Michael Lee Davis]
Allen Wayne Janecka – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 7/24/2003
Paul MacDonald – sentenced to 16 years, paroled 11/04/1984

INMATE INFORMATION

Markham Duff-Smith

Last Statement:

I am the sinner of all sinners. I was responsible for the ’75 and ’79 cases. My trial was not just; it was not fair; they lied against me. I love all of those on Death Row, and I will always hold them in my hands. Those who stood by me, I will always love you. Jim and Judy Peterson and Chaplain Lopez, I thank you for staying by my side.

Inmate Information: Markham Duff-Smith

INMATE INFORMATION

Allen Wayne Janecka

Last Statement:

First of all, I want to say God bless everyone here today. For many years I have done things my way, which caused a lot of pain to me, my family and many others. Today I have come to realize that for peace and happiness, one has to do things God’s way. I want to thank my family for their support. I love you. I am taking you with me. You all stay strong. I love you. I also want to say thanks to the Chaplains who I have met through the years and who have brought me a long way. And I cherish you as my family and at this time…oh, Ken, my little son, I am coming to see you. Oh Lord, into your hands I commit my spirit. Thy will be done.

Inmate Information: Allen Wayne Janecka

Psycho For Love: Michel Escoto killed his wife of four days, Wendy Trapaga, to collect the insurance money; Instead, he got LWOP

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Wendy Trapaga
Wendy Trapaga

Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy
Newlywed Murder Trial Continues, “The Other Woman” Cross-Examined
Michel Escoto Cross Examines Former Girlfriend in Newlywed Murder Trial
State Rests Case In Escoto Newlywed Murder Trial
DNA Expert Takes Stand In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial
Newlywed guilty of murder in bride’s bludgeoning
Newlywed Bride Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison
Miami man who killed bride for insurance money gets life

Movies/Documentaries
Scorned: Love Kills: I’ll Have What She’s Having

INMATE INFORMATION

MichelEscoto prison mug

DC Number: M00510
Name: ESCOTO, MICHEL
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/29/1971
Initial Receipt Date: 05/21/2014
Current Facility: FRANKLIN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
MICHAEL ESCOTO
MICHEL ESCOTO

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM HEART WINGS
TATTOO RIGHT ARM SCORPION

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
10/14/2002 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 05/07/2014 MIAMI-DADE 0525794 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/21/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

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