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Monsters Among Us: Nathaniel Donnell Oesby raped and killed Donna Zinetti; Sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison

Donna Zinetti

Keith Longtin Paid $7.5 Million After Being Falsely Charged With His Wife’s Murder [An excellent post]
Estranged Husband Charged in Slaying
DNA Frees Suspect in Md. Slaying
Verdict Attacks Police Grilling
Double-life given for Laurel murder
Prince George’s County v Keith Longtin 2011

Keith Longtin
Keith Longtin

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Fit to Kill

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Psycho For Love: Vincent Choy Cheung killed Guy Thomas Whitney (his ex-lover) and Lawrence Wong


Vincent Cheung was convicted of their murders, sentenced to LWOP.

Irvine Police Seek Clues in Pair of Slayings
Man Questioned in Double Slaying
Police Quiz a Suspect In Irvine Killings
Murder Charges Filed in Musicians’ Deaths
Spurned Lover Is Guilty of Killing 2

Psycho For Love: Edward Tetz killed his wife, Kimberly Tetz, 11 months after they wed

Kimberly TetzFrom Edwart Tetz’ appeal: In December 1996, defendant began an affair with Michelle Melini roughly six months after his marriage to his wife. Defendant had discussed divorce with his wife in January 1997, and Melini told defendant he would have to choose between his wife and her.

At 8:44 p.m. on February 11, 1997, Vineland police officers discovered Kimberly slumped over in her small car in Giampietro Park. She was shot twice at close range by a shotgun. Substantial evidence supporting the conviction included: the affair and defendant’s request for divorce; defendant drove a white pickup truck and eyewitnesses saw both a truck and a small car, like defendant’s and Kimberly’s, in dvawareness3the park shortly before the homicide; defendant’s statements to police regarding his affair and his whereabouts before the homicide were belied by other evidence; defendant owned shotguns and police discovered in defendant’s home partially empty boxes of ammunition like that used in the murder; and a blood sample found near the truck’s gas tank lid matched the DNA of a sample of Kimberly’s blood. Actually, two samples of Kimberly’s blood were collected and provided to police. One was provided to a police officer present at the autopsy. A second sample was provided later, by a person at Shore Memorial Hospital where Kimberly was taken after the murder. A Vineland police officer retrieved the sample from the hospital and transported it unrefrigerated to Vineland.

Teaching Assistant Is Slain In Vineland
Man, 26, Charged In Wife’s Slaying
Remembering the victims of domestic violence
Ground broken for awareness garden
State of New Jersey v Edward Tetz 2012

Deadly Affairs: Drowned by Love


EdwardTetz prison mug

Edward J Tetz
SBI Number: 000647819B
Sentenced as: Tetz, Edward J
Race: White
Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: December 28, 1971
Admission Date: April 26, 2001
Current Facility: NJSP
Current Max Release Date: March 5, 2031
Current Parole Eligibility Date: March 5, 2031


Offense: 1 count of : 2C:11-3A1*1 Murder-Purposely Causes Death /1
Offense Date: February 11, 1997
Sentence Date: April 26, 2001
County of Commitment: Cumberland
Commitment Order: 98-01-00070-I
Mandatory Minimum Term: 30 Years
Maximum Term: 30 Years

Offense: 1 count of : 2C:39-5 Weapons/Unlawful Possession of Weapon /3
Offense Date: February 11, 1997
Sentence Date: April 26, 2001
County of Commitment: Cumberland
Commitment Order: 98-01-00070-I
Mandatory Minimum Term: None
Maximum Term: 4 Years

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


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

Dark Son

Your Worst Nightmare: The Bad Son



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


Kentucky Fried Chicken murders: Darnell Hartsfield and Romeo Pinkerton were convicted and sentenced to life in prison

KFC victims

Mary Tyler, 37
Opie Ann Hughes, 39
David Maxwell, 20
Joey Johnson, 20
Monte Landers, 19

Jailed Robber Convicted of 25-Year-Old Texas KFC Murders
Trial in 1983 KFC murders starts this week
KFC Murder Trial Reveals Victim Sexually Assaulted
Exclusive One-On-One with Darnell Hartsfield
Convicted KFC killer denies role
Robber convicted of infamous KFC murders in Texas
Romeo Pinkerton Pleads Guilty In KFC Murders
KFC murders defendants seek new DNA tests
Darnell Hartsfield v State of Texas
30 Years Later: Kilgore KFC Murders
KFC Murders, 30 Years Later: Memories of horrific murders linger as 3rd suspect still wanted
Wikipedia: Kentucky Fried Chicken murders

Motives & Murders: Texas Massacre

Darnell Hartsfield – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [denied parole 8/15/2007]
Romeo Pinkerton – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison [denied parole 6/11/2014]


Darnell Hartsfield

SID Number: 02612160
TDCJ Number: 01539158
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1960-12-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: EASTHAM
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2023-01-08

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1983-11-10 BURG OF HABITATION 1984-02-13 SMITH 7-83-547 9-00-00
1983-09-26 AGGRV.ROB W/FIREARM 1984-02-13 SMITH 7-84-5 25-00-00
1994-11-17 DEL C/S 1995-07-28 SMITH 7-95-207 40-00-00
1994-11-17 ENG ORG CRIM ACT 1995-07-28 SMITH 7-95-504 40-00-00
2003-09-22 AGGRAVATED PERJURY 2005-10-27 RUSK CR04-363 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-333 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-334 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-335 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-336 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-337 9999-99-99


Darnell Hartsfield

SID Number: 02333541
TDCJ Number: 01464705
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1958-04-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ROBERTSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2014-04-30

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1988-04-26 BURG HABIT 1989-05-19 SMITH 789204 50-00-00
1984-01-08 BURG BLDG 1984-04-13 SMITH 1-84-112 25-00-00
2005-07-30 BURG BUILD 2006-08-11 SMITH 007-1369-05 20-00-00
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-338 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-339 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-341 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-342 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-340 9999-99-99

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

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!

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

Ruby McCollum
Ruby McCollum

David Swinehart murder 1/15/1982 Pottstown, PA *Nephews Thomas and Jeffrey DeBlase convicted of his murder, sentenced to life in prison*


Arrest Made In ’82 Slaying Of Millionaire Police
Death penalty to be sought for trio accused of slaying David Swinehart
Thomas DeBlase murder trial hits snag
DeBlase found guilty of all charges
Montco Killer Gets Life Term
A Dozen Years Later, A Murder Case Comes To Court
Murder Jury Hears Deblases On Tape
Wife Held In Murder Of Husband
Widow charged with conspiring to kill husband
Witness: Swinehart paid for four killers
Swinehart trial tempers flare (part 1)
Swinehart (part 2)
A Final Review Of Swinehart Murder Case
14 Years Later, Trial On Murder Pretrial Delays Stalled The Case.
Jurors Acquit Wife In Slaying
Her Love Scales Prison Walls Thomas A. Deblase Is Serving A Life Term In The Death Of His Uncle.
Commonwealth v DeBlase 1996
Timothy Boris murder 9/11/1996 Pittsburgh, PA *Jeffrey Todd DeBlase and Louis Michael Mann convicted of his murder, sentenced to prison*

Deadly Affairs: Three to Tango

Jeffrey DeBlase – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Thomas DeBlase – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Patricia Swinehart – acquitted
Arthur Hall – pled guilty, sentenced to 29-59 months in prison
Terry Lee Maute – acquitted

Patricia Swinehart
Patricia Swinehart


Age: 57 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 03/09/1957 Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 6′ 00″
Current Location: HUNTINGDON
Permanent Location: HUNTINGDON
Committing County: MONTGOMERY


Age: 55 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 11/07/1958 Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 11″
Current Location: COAL TOWNSHIP
Permanent Location: COAL TOWNSHIP
Committing County: MONTGOMERY


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