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Serial Killer: Sean Vincent Gillis *The Other Baton Rouge Killer* killed at least 8 women, sentenced to LWOP

Gillis victims

Victims
Ann Bryan, [March 21, 1994]
Katherine Ann Hall, 29 [January 4, 1999]
Annie Hardee Schmidt, 52 [May 30, 1999]
Joyce Williams, 36 [November 12, 1999]
Lillian Robinson, 52 [January 2000]
Marilyn Nevils, 38 [October 2000]
Johnnie Mae Williams, 45 [October 2003]
Donna Bennett Johnston, 43 [February 26, 2004]

Find-A-Grave: Annie Hardee Moseley Schmidt
Gillis Confession Solves Two More Murders
Profile of Sean Vincent Gillis
crimelibrary: Sean Gillis
Murderpedia: Sean Vincent Gillis
Sean Vincent Gillis – The Other Baton Rouge Serial Killer
Wikipedia: Sean Vincent Gillis

Books
Dismembered

Movies/Documentaries
The Devil You Know: A Twisted Mind
Twisted: Dead End in Baton Rouge

INMATE INFORMATION

SeanGillis

Offender Name: SEAN V GILLIS
Offender ID:526798
Date of Birth:06/24/1962
Age: 52
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Louisiana State Penitentiary

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Deadly Teens: Sarah Isabel “Cindy” White sets on fire the home of the Roberson family, killing 6

remembering the victimsFrom Sarah White’s appeal:   Neighbors alerted the fire department on December 31, 1975, that a home located at 24 Sayre Drive, Greenwood, Indiana, was in flames. The defendant was seen coming from the rear of the home; she was hysterical, screaming, and was restrained from reentering the burning home. The residence was the dwelling house of Charles and Carol Roberson and their four minor children, Michael, Dale, Gary and Rita. All six of the Robersons perished in the fire. The coroner testified that each of them died from carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation. The defendant had been living with the Roberson family.

After an extensive investigation into the cause of the fire, it was determined that the fire had been deliberately set. Burn patterns found in the home showed that an accelerant such as gasoline had been used. The accelerant caused the rapid burning of the home as well as the intense heat generated. Experts testified that the occupants of the home had probably perished within a few minutes of the initial conflagration.

The defendant was burned only slightly. Her testimony was to the effect that she had awakened from her bed on the living room couch, seen the flames on the wall near the Christmas tree, alerted the family, and attempted to get the children out. The smoke was so thick, though, that she lost touch with the children; she exited through a small, rear bedroom window, thinking that the children and the family would be behind her.

Testimony elicited at trial revealed that the defendant had made a telephone call, on the night of the fire, to her sister-in-law. The defendant was inquiring about a fire, which had occurred two days earlier, at her grandmother’s home. The defendant was most interested in how the fire started and in whether her siblings (who were living with her grandmother) had received new clothes as a result of the fire. It was less than four hours after the defendant had inquired about the fire at her grandmother’s house that the Roberson home was in flames. The arson investigators stated unequivocally that the Roberson fire was not accidental. The Christmas tree was a flame-proof variety; tests within the courtroom demonstrated that the tree would melt before it would ignite. The wiring, the appliances, the gas lines, and the furnace of the Roberson home were all checked. The results demonstrated that the fire itself had damaged each system, rather than the system causing the fire.

Additional evidence was introduced. Nude and pornographic photographs of the nineteen-year-old defendant were found in Charles Roberson’s billfold. Love letters written by the defendant to Charles Roberson were also found. The pajamas worn by the defendant were shown to be made of a highly flammable material; yet they were not burned at all. Inconsistencies in the defendant’s recollection of the fire were demonstrated through the testimony of those to whom the defendant had told her story. The defendant had a history of emotional disturbance, especially since the death of her father, and had spent the year prior to moving in with the Robersons as a patient in LaRue Carter Hospital.

Victims
Charles Roberson, 45
Carole Roberson, 41
Michael, 7
Dale, 6
Gary, 5
Sissy, 4

Suicide fails
Sarah Isabel White v State of Indiana 1978
Sarah Isabel White v Indiana Parole Board 1999
Indianapolis Monthly: Inside Story

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Mad or Bad

INMATE INFORMATION

SarahWhite

SARAH I WHITE
DOC Number 0394
First Name SARAH
Middle Name I
Last Name WHITE
Suffix
Date of Birth 06/24/1957
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Monsters Among Us: Richard Allen Davis kidnapped and killed 12-year-old Polly Klaas; He was sentenced to death

Polly Klaas
Polly Hannah Klaas

Polly’s Story
Polly Klaas Foundation
Crime Library
The Criminal Life of Richard Allen Davis
Polly Klaas
Guilty verdict in Klaas murder
Killer of Polly Klaas sentenced to death
Murderpedia:Richard Allen Davis
Wikipedia: Murder of Polly Klaas
Polly Hannah Klaas: Wikipedia
Wikipedia: Richard Allen Davis
Richard Allen Davis – San Quentin State Prison
crimelibrary: The Killing of Polly Klaas
Authorities revisit 1973 ‘suicide’

Marlene Voris
Marlene Voris

Books
Polly Klaas: The Murder of America’s Child
Who Killed Polly?: The True Story Behind the Abduction and Murder of Polly Klaas (Who Killed Polly?)

Movies/Documentaries
Free to Kill: The Polly Klaas Murder
Motives and Murder: Who took Polly Klaas?

RichardAllenDavis prison mug
Richard Allen Davis

Anastasia Elizabeth WitbolsFeugen murder 10/22/1997 Kansas City, MO *Byron Case convicted of her murder; Sentenced to LWOP*

Anastasia Elizabeth WitbolsFeugenFrom Byron Case’s appeal: In the fall of 1997, Anastasia WitbolsFeugen (“Anastasia”) was shot and killed in Lincoln Cemetery, located between Independence and Kansas City. Her body was found on October 23, 1997, with a large gunshot wound to her face.   Anastasia was shot with either a rifle, shotgun, or high-powered handgun fired less than six inches away from her face.   If Anastasia’s head were upright when she was shot, the angle of the gun would have been slightly upward.   Anastasia was five feet, two inches tall.
Late in the evening of October 22, 1997, Anastasia had been riding in a car with Justin Bruton (“Justin”), her former fiancé, who had had an on-again, off-again relationship with Anastasia and who had broken off their engagement in the summer of 1997;  Justin’s friend, the defendant, Byron C. Case (“Case”), who is five feet, eight inches tall;  and Kelly Moffett (Kelly), Case’s then-girlfriend.   The day after Anastasia’s body was found, Case and Kelly gave a statement to the police in which they said:  On October 22, 1997, Justin, Kelly and Case picked Anastasia up at a Dairy Queen in Independence and drove to Washington Cemetery, which was across the street from Lincoln Cemetery.   The four left Washington Cemetery after the groundskeeper signaled to the four that they had to leave.   En route to Kansas City, the car stopped at the I-435 and Truman Road intersection and Anastasia jumped out, because she was upset with Justin.   Anastasia had asked Justin why he didn’t love her anymore, and Justin had said he didn’t know.   According to Case and Kelly’s statement, that was the last time they had seen or heard from Anastasia.

The next day, Justin killed himself with a shotgun.

For a long while, Kelly and Case’s version of events gelled.   Kelly repeated her initial statement to the police on November 20 and December 10, 1997, and on August 22 and August 25, 1998.   In July 1999, with his lawyer present and after being informally granted limited use immunity (the prosecutor agreed not to use Case’s statement unless Case knowingly provided false information to the police), Case did the same.

However, in March 2000, three years after her original statement to the police, Kelly-an admitted crack addict and alcoholic who was living in crackhouses, having been kicked out of her parents home-changed her story.   She called her mother from a crackhouse and said that she saw Justin kill Anastasia.   Sometime later, she told her father that it was Case who had killed Anastasia.   Then, while in drug rehabilitation, she told her counselor it was Justin.   Confronted by her mother, who said, “But Kelly you told your dad that [Case] killed Anastasia,” Kelly flip-flopped yet again, saying that Case had killed Anastasia.

Kelly eventually told the police, in September 2000, that Case was Anastasia’s killer. She told the police that she had seen Case shoot and kill Anastasia at Lincoln Cemetery.   Kelly made this statement to the police a few days after she learned that Case had moved to St. Louis and had attempted to end all contact with her, refusing to give her his new phone number and address.

At the urging of the police and after being granted transactional immunity pursuant to Section 491.205, Kelly agreed to phone Case and record her conversations with him.   On June 25 and June 27, 2001, she did this, using equipment supplied by the police.   In the June 5th conversation, which happened around 1:30 a.m., Kelly told Case, who was at his residence:

[The police have] called a bunch again.   They called while I was in re-hab, they showed up out here.   Yeah. I don’t understand, like seriously, what all went on or whatever, and I seriously, I hate to say this, but why, seriously, why did you have to kill her?   What was the whole fucking big deal?   Could you explain that to me?   Because I don’t get it.   Seriously.  Justin’s dead for no reason, she’s dead for no reason.   It’s just all fucked up. And for some reason they’re talking to me, because you won’t talk.   So I’m fucked. And it makes me look horrible because everybody already knows that I’m a fucking crack-head, that I’m a coke-head, that I’m an alcoholic and don’t remember shit. And if I tried to talk to them, nothing’s going to add up.   So, I mean if you could seriously explain to me as to why you actually felt the need to kill her, then that would really help me feel better about the whole fucking thing.   I mean, was there seriously any reason to all this?

Case responded by saying, “We shouldn’t talk about this.”   Kelly said, “Why?” Case then repeated, “probably because we shouldn’t talk about this.”

In the June 7th conversation, Kelly told Case: They’ve been calling me like every single day to come in, and I need to get the story straight and figure something out because they’ve literally been calling me every single day for the past week bugging me, like when can I come in, when can I come in, and if I can’t come in out there, they’ll come to me and all this stuff.  Case responded by saying, “I mean the only advice that I can give is start everything with I think, or the best I can remember is ․ there.”
Case was arrested and tried for murder in the first degree and armed criminal action.  

Find-A-Grave: Anastasia Elizabeth WitbolsFeugen
Anastasia Elizabeth WitbolsFeugen
Facebook: Keep Byron Case Behind Bars
State of Missouri v Byron Case 2004 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Cemetery Plot

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Betrayal and Regret

INMATE INFORMATION

ByronCase prison mug

DOC Id 328416
Offender Name Byron Case
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 11/23/1978
Height/Weight 5’9″ / 142
Hair/Eyes Brown /Brown
Assigned Location Crossroads Correctional Center
Address 1115 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429
Assigned Officer Phone Number (816) 632-2727
Sentence Summary Life +(life W/O Parole, Life CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE;ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Completed Offenses STEALING
Aliases Byron C Case; Byron Case; Byron Case

Deadly Wives: Tyshee Prokop had her husband, Spec Gary Thomas Prokop, killed for his military benefits and insurance

DV 2014

Spec Gary Thomas Prokop
Killeen woman accused of murdering husband pleads not guilty
Jcc Man Arrested On Charges Tied To Texas Killing
Killeen woman pleads guilty to murder, avoids death penalty
‘Prokop 5′ murder suspect pleads guilty to tampering with evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: To Have and To Kill

Defendants
Tyshee Manik Prokop – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Charles Edward Turnbull III – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Rodney Barfield – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years
Reuben James Salgado – pled guilty (tampering with evidence charge)
Jacob Luther Harris – pled guilty (to a conspiracy charge),

INMATE INFORMATION

Tyshee Prokop

SID Number: 05599023
TDCJ Number: 01206918
Name: PROKOP, TYSHEE MANIK
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1978-08-06
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2032-04-23

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-06-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2003-11-20
County: BELL
Case No.: 53,350
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05818220
TDCJ Number: 01207399
Name: TURNBULL, CHARLES EDWARD III
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1978-06-23
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2032-04-23

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-06-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2003-11-20
County: BELL
Case No.: 53,352
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05584586
TDCJ Number: 01207384
Name: BARFIELD, RODNEY
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1978-08-01
Maximum Sentence Date: 2027-04-23
Current Facility: SANDERS ESTES
Projected Release Date: 2027-04-23
Parole Eligibility Date: NOT AVAILABLE

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-06-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2003-11-21
County: BELL
Case No.: 53,353
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 25-00-00

Deadly Wives: Gaile Owens had her husband, Ron Owens, killed with a tire iron; Sentenced to death, which was overturned; Released on parole 10/07/2011

DV 2014

Ron Owens

Police report
Woman ruled accessory in murder of husband
Murderpedia: Gaile Kirksey Owens
Murderpedia: Sidney Porterfield
Sidney Porterfield v State of Tennessee 2013
Bredesen commutes death sentence of Bartlett’s Gaile Owens
Former Death Row inmate Gaile Owens released
Former death row inmate Gaile Owens released on parole
Gaile Owens’ hitman dies on death row
Hit man for Gaile Owens dies on Tennessee’s death row
No Angel, No Devil

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: To Have and To Kill

Owens and Porterfield

Defendants
Gaile Owens – convicted, sentenced to death, commuted to life; Released on parole 10/07/2011
Sidney Porterfield -convicted, sentenced to death; Died on death row on 5/21/2014

Deadly Women: Pamela Phillips hired a hitman, Ronald Young, to kill her ex-husband, Gary Triano, for the insurance money

DV 2014

Gary Triano
Gary Triano

Find-A-Grave: Gary Lee Triano
Suspect in Tucson bombing death ruled incompetent
Pamela Phillips Trial
Pamela Phillips, former Aspen socialite, on trial in businessman’s car bomb killing
Witness describes Triano as ‘anxious and desperate’ day before his death
Onetime socialite Pamela Phillips convicted in ’96 car bomb that killed husband
Phillips guilty of killing ex-husband Gary Triano
Ariz. woman gets life sentence for husband’s 1996 car bomb death
Murderpedia: Pamela Phillips
‘Dateline’ to run show about Gary Triano killing
Star-Crossed: The Tucson Developer Murder

Books
A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of a Tucson High-Roller
Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Arizona (Crime Buff’s Guides Book 6)

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Mystery on Sunrise Drive
“48 Hours” probes 1996 car bombing death of Arizona millionaire

Defendants
Pamela Phillips – convicted, sentenced to natural life in prison
Ronald Young – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PamelaPhillips prison mug

Inmate 291488
Last Name: PHILLIPS
First Name: PAMELA
Middle Initial: A
Birth Date: 04/14/1957
Gender: FEMALE
Height (inches): 66
Weight: 167
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BLUE
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Max End Date: DEATH OR LIFE
Most Recent Loc: PERRYVILLE
Unit: ASPC-PV SPEC MANAGE

Commitment Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A01 LIFE PIMA 20084012002 11/01/1996 IMPOSED CONSPIRACY MURDER 1ST DEGREE ND/NR CL1 N YES
A02 LIFE PIMA 20084012002 11/01/1996 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE ND/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 LIFE 05/22/2014 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999
A02 LIFE 05/22/2014 Concurrent: A01 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999

INMATE INFORMATION

RonaldYoung prison mug

Inmate 253439
Last Name: YOUNG
First Name: RONALD
Middle Initial: K
Birth Date: 05/07/1942
Gender: MALE
Height (inches): 78
Weight: 225
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Max End Date: DEATH OR LIFE
Most Recent Loc: TUCSON
Unit: ASPC-T RINCON UNIT

Commitment Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
B01 LIFE PIMA 20084012 11/01/1996 IMPOSED CONSPIRACY MURDER 1ST DEGREE D/NR CL1 Y YES
B02 LIFE PIMA 20084012 11/01/1996 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE D/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
B01 LIFE 04/30/2013 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999
B02 LIFE 04/30/2013 Consecutive: B01 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999

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