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Murder in Amish Country: Katie Gingerich murder 3/18/1993 Rockdale Township, PA *Husband Edward Gingerich convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison*

photo posted on post-gazette.com

Edward Gingerich
Amish man charged in wife’s death
Amish man will plead insanity in wife’s death
Amish Man Goes on Trial in Wife’s Death
Insanity defense key to Amish slaying case
Murder defendant told family he was possessed by devil
Amish man convicted in wife’s beating death
Amish man sentenced in wife’s beating death
Wife-Killer’s Pending Freedom Splits Amish
Killer’s return shreds peace in tiny Amish community
Gingerich brothers sentenced to probation
Crawford Amish man convicted of manslaughter found dead
Killer’s Amish burial gives closure

Books
Crimson Stain: The Shocking True Story of the Only Amish Man Ever Convicted of Homicide

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Devotion: Murder in Amish Country

Edward Gingerich
Edward Gingerich

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Murder In The Family: Kathy Bonney murder 1/27/1987 Camden County, NC *Father, Thomas Bonney, convicted of her murder, sentenced to life in prison*

DVawareness

Kathy Bonney
Kathy Bonney

Thomas Bonney was originally sentenced to death, but it was overturned and he was sentenced to life.

Find-A-Grave: Kathy Carol Bonney
Jurors view accused’s ‘split-personalities’
Psychiatrist: Defendant has 10 personalities
Bonney trial both attracts and repels
Va. man found guilty of killing daughter
Judge ponders brutality of Bonney murder
Man accused of killing daughter tried again
Convicts getaway in compactor
Nearly 20 years later, Bonney gets life for daughter’s murder
Movies Based On True Stories: Deadly Whispers

Books
Deadly Whispers

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Multiple Personalities
American Justice: The Killer Within

INMATE INFORMATION

ThomasBonney prison mug

THOMAS L BONNEY
Offender Number: 0037216
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Age: 81
Current Location: NASH CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 10/15/2007
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 11/05/2007
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2013
Current Location: NASH CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 03/25/2010

Offender Sentence History

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BB-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 10/15/2007
County Of Conviction: CAMDEN
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 10/15/2007
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: FAIR FELONS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term:
Maximum Term: LIFE

Commitment INITIAL
Docket# 88000032
Offense (Qualifier) MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date 11/21/1987
Type FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code CLASS A

Serial Killer: Jerome Henry Brudos *The Lust Killer* *The Shoe Fetish Slayer*

Brudos victims

Victims
Linda Kay Slawson, 19
Jan Susan Whitney, 23
Karen Elena Sprinker, 19
Linda Dawn Salee, 19
Sharon Wood (survived)

Serial killer Jerome Brudos died in prison on 3/28/2006.

Brudos’ daughter recalls girl name ‘Karen’ visitng home
Brudos receives three life terms
Brudos seeks another trial in 3 slayings
Serial Killer Jerome Brudos Oregon’s longest-held prisoner, dies
Profile: Jerome Brudos
Murderpedia: Jerome Henry Brudos
CrimeLibrary: The Fetish Killer
Wikipedia: Jerry Brudos
The Mind Of A Serial Killer: Jerome Brudos

Books
Lust Killer
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit
Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters
Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers
Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders That Power Serial Killers

Movies/Documentaries
Biography: Jerome Brudos
Jerry Brudos: The Lust Killer

JeromeBrudos
Jerome Brudos

Mob Boss: James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr.

remembering the victims

Murder Victims

Michael Milano [1973]
Al Plummer
William O’Brien [3/1973]
James O’Toole [1973]
Al Notarangeli
James Sousa [1974]
Paul McGonagle [11/1974]
Edward Connors [1975]
Thomas King [11/6/1975]
Francis “Buddy” Leonard [1975]
Richard Castucci [12/30/1976]
Roger Wheeler
Debra Davis [9/17/1981]
Brian Halloran
Michael Donahue [5/11/1982]
John B. Callahan
Arthur “Bucky” Barrett [7/1983]
John McIntyre [11/1984]
Deborah Hussey [1985]

I will have pictures of the victms up in the next day or so. I do have them, but I need to organize them.

Life and crimes: A Whitey Bulger timeline
The arrest, trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger (several articles)
“Whitey” Bulger alleged associate: He was evil
Murder trial of reputed mob boss Whitey Bulger to begin in Boston
Trail of corpses and grief: Alleged victims in Whitey Bulger trial
Bulger attorney demands public be allowed to sit in same room with potential jurors for jury selection
For reputed mobster Whitey Bulger, trial “is his show”
What to Expect from Day One of the Trial of Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger heads to Boston court on 19 murder charges
Jury Selection In ‘Whitey’ Bulger Murder Trial To Start Tuesday
Wikipedia: Whitey Bulger

Books
Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
Whitey’s Fall: The making of the case that brought down Bulger (Spotlight on James “Whitey” Bulger)
Brutal

Movies/Documentaries
Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster
The Departed (fictionalized)

Whitey Bulger
James “Whitey” Bulger

Erie Manufacturing Mass Murder: Nelson Serrano convicted of 4 murders, sentenced to death

4 victims Erie Manufacturing

Victims
George Gonsalves, 69
Frank Dosso, 35
George Patisso Jr., 26
Diane Dosso Patisso, 28

Police Seek Mass Murderer (part 1)
Killings Under Investigation in Barow (part 2)
Killings Stun Relatives, Friends and Neighbors(part 1)
4 Plant Workers Slain in Bartow
Victims (part 2)
Slayings May Be Result of Dispute
Police Get New Leads on Slayings
Man charged in quadruple 1997 Polk slayings
New Trial To Begin In Bartow Murders
Judge warns victims’ mother not to cry on stand
Serrano Guilty of Four Murders
Jury Says Serrano Should Die
Nelson Serrano Sentenced to Death
Sentencing Order
State High Court to Hear Serrano Appeal Tuesday
Polk killer Nelson Serrano should die, Florida Supreme Court says
Murderpedia: Nelson Ivan Serrano
Wikipedia: Nelson Serrano
Dosso Buys Erie, Scene of 1997 Mass Murder, for $56,000 in Bidding War

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: To Catch A Killer
Unusual Suspects: Manufacturing Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

NelsonSerrano prison mug

DC Number: 129232
Name: SERRANO, NELSON I
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 183 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/15/1938
Initial Receipt Date: 06/28/2007
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
NELSON I SERRANO NELSON IVAN SERRANO

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE
12/03/1997 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/26/2007 POLK 0103262 DEATH SENTENCE

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 06/28/2007
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Psycho For Love: Thomas Craft was convicted of killing and dismembering his wife, Lynnette Quast Craft; He was sentenced to 10 years in prison – is that justice?

DVawareness

Lynnette Craft
Lynnette Quast Craft

Proposed law: “No convicted felon shall be released from prison without first receiving an approval of the conditions of supervision from the victim and victim’s family provided, however, that said approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.”

Life 101: Bob Quast
Man to be arraigned in murder
Man accused of killing wife is Whitewater native
Grand jury indicts man accused of slaying, dismembering his wife
Murder suspect says wife committed suicide
State v Craft 2003
Man convicted in grisly killing of wife to be released in June
Man convicted of killing wife to be released
Ohio man convicted of killing wife, dumping part of body at McDonald’s near Ann Arbor to be released
Victim’s family concerned after convicted killer’s release

Books
Life 101

Movies/Documentaries
Most Likely To…: ‘Til Death Did We Part

ThomasCraft prison mug
Thomas Craft

Monsters Among Us: Scott Grant and Stephen Cohen kidnapped, murdered and dismembered 17-year-old Michelle Hayes

Michelle Hayes
Michelle Hayes

Stephen Cohen was released in 2010 after being in prison for 25 years. Scott Grant is now up for parole. Please remember, that is a hearing and there is no guarantee of parole. Below is a sample letter you can use to send to the parole board. You can email it, fax it or send it by mail.

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Sample letter:

Cynthia B. Mausser, Chairperson
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Ms. Mausser and Members of the Ohio Board of Parole Hearings:
* * * Confidential * * *
Re: Parole Hearing Planned for Scott Grant, Inmate # A197111

Please DO NOT grant parole to Scott Grant, Inmate # A197111. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

Michelle was at Cohen’s home in July of 1985 to see Grant who was living with the Cohen family at the time. Grant said they killed Michelle because she had resisted his sexual advances. The two admitted killing Michelle with a punch to her throat, then dragged her nude body to the garage and cut her legs off with a saw so that her body would fit into a wheelbarrow so they could haul her body and bury her in a backyard berry patch behind Cohen’s home in Mentor. They then buried Michelle in a shallow grave.

Michelle was missing for two weeks before her body began to decompose and the neighbors started to smell the awful odor. In the period between the murder and finding Michelle’s body, Cohen bragged to several people that he had murdered a girl and buried her in his back yard. Finally Cohen’s younger brother told police that Stephen had said a girl was buried in the back of their home.

The loss of Michelle has devastated her family, friends and neighbors. The community lost an amazing young woman, who was an angel on earth before being taken by the hands of two thoughtless and calculating killers.

The heinous nature of the murder of Michelle Hayes, the multiple crimes committed and the age & innocence of the victim should preclude any consideration of parole for Scott Grant. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Scott Grant was sentenced to 40 years in prison but he sentenced the Hayes family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Scott Grant a three year set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

Or you can download it here: Grant Parole Letter

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Hayes
Student pleads innocent
Mother of raped, slain teen crusades
Victim’s family fights killer’s release
Convicted killer of 17-year-old Mentor girl Michelle Hayes could be set free by Ohio Parole Board

Defendants
Scott Grant – convicted, sentenced to 11-40 years in prison, up for parole now
Stephen Cohen – pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, sentenced to 8-25 years in prison, released in 2010

Cohen
Stephen Cohen

INMATE INFORMATION

ScottGrant prisonmug

SCOTT A GRANT
Number: A197111
DOB: 05/07/1967
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 03/03/1986
Institution: Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
INVOL MANSLAUGHTER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.04 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: First
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: First
BURGLARY Counts: 1 ORC: 2911.12 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 03/03/1986 Degree of Felony: Second

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 11 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: 40 years
Expiration of Max Sentence: 08/20/2025

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: June 2013
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: CONTINUED HEARING

Boyfriends From Hell: Mark Sotka killed girlfriend, Angel Ormston, because she refused to get an abortion

AngelOrmston
Angel Ormston

Mark Stoka pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for at least 30 years. His first parole hearing will be August 2013. Please remember, that is a hearing and there is no guarantee of parole. Below is a sample letter you can use to send to the parole board. You can email it, fax it or send it by mail.

**Update 12/02/2013** Mark Sotka was denied parole. He got a rehearing date of July 2023, 10 years. I moved the parole letter info to the bottom of the page, so that it will be here in 2023 when it is needed again. I am sure this is a relief to Angel’s loved ones.

Facebook: Justice For Angel Ormston
Mother of murdered girl thanks public for help
Boyfriend charged with murder of Angel Ormston
Man indicted in death of Mentor teen-ager
Ex-boyfriend admits slaying 17-year-old
Chief defends probe of missing girl
Honoring a slain sister
Local Man Knows First Hand the Dangers of Domestic Violence

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects: Death of an Angel

INMATE INFORMATION

MARK J SOTKA
Number: A271852
DOB: 11/08/1973
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 02/17/1993
Institution: Grafton Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information

AGG MURDER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 02/17/1993 Degree of Felony: AM
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: LAKE Admission Date: 02/17/1993 Degree of Felony: A1

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 30 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: 01/01/8888

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: July 2023
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: CONTINUED HEARING

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Sample letter:

Email addresses:
drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us
drc.victim.services@odrc.state.oh.us
Fax: (513) 946-3100

Cynthia B. Mausser, Chairperson
Board of Parole Hearings
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222

Ms. Mausser and Members of the Ohio Board of Parole Hearings:
* * * Confidential * * *
Re: Parole Hearing Planned for Mark Sotka, Inmate # A271852

Please DO NOT grant parole to Mark Sotka, Inmate # A271852. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

On July 31, 192, Mark Sotka brutally murdered Angel Ormston after finding out that she was pregnant and refused to get an abortion, and then hid her body for an agonizing 4 months before going to have pizza with friends. While the city, state and nation looked for Angel, Mark went on with his life as if it had never happened. Angel’s badly decomposed body was found on December 15, 1992 lying face down in a water filled ditch. On December 31, 1992, Mark was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Angel Ormston. He later signed a detailed statement admitting that he punched Angel in the face and stabbed her twice near her heart.

The loss of Angel devastated her family, friends and neighbors. The community lost an amazing young woman, who was an Angel on earth before being taken by the hands of a thoughtless and calculating killer.

In order to avoid the death penalty Mark pled guilty and was sentenced in February 1993.

The heinous nature of the murder of Angel Ormston, the multiple crimes committed and the age & innocence of the victim should preclude any consideration of parole for Mark Sotka. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Mark Sotka was sentenced to life in prison but he sentenced the Ormston family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Mark Sotka a three year set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

Or you can download it here: Sotka Parole Letter

Also, if you send in a letter, please send a copy of it to: justiceforangelormston@gmail.com

Three is also a petition you can sign if you prefer that: Petition to stop parole for Mark Sotka

John Harper Jr. murder 11/28/1995 El Cajon, CA *After the jury convicted Danny Palm of his murder, Judge William Mudd reduced the charge to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years in prison*

body tape

Judge Reduces Term for Man Who Killed Bully
Law and Disorder
Judge revisits day he overruled jury verdict
Bullets for the Bully

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Encounters: Road Kill

Danny Palm
Danny Palm

Execution Alert: Elmer Carroll executed for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowan

Christine McGowan
Christine McGowan

Lockhart Girl, 10, Found Slain In Bed – Suspect Held
Horror Of Lockhart Girl’s Murder Hits Hard
Neighbor Indicted In Child’s Slaying
Science Has Role In Murder Trial
Jury Wants Death For Rapist Who Killed Girl
Death penalty upheld for convicted killer
Elmer Carroll executed for 1990 Apopka murder
Fla. man executed for rape and murder of girl, 10
Elmer Carroll executed for murder of 10-year-old Orange County girl

INMATE INFORMATION

ElmerCarroll prison mug

DC Number: 835908
Name: CARROLL, ELMER L
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 199 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/19/1956
Initial Receipt Date: 05/29/1992
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
ELMER LEON CARROL ELMER L CARROLL
ELMER LEON CARROLL

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT SHOULDER HEAD OF A DRAGON
TATTOO RIGHT ARM A WOMEN ON FOREARM
TATTOO RIGHT SHOULDER A ROSE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/29/1990 AGG BATTERY/W/DEADLY WEAPON 04/16/1992 ORANGE 9011647 15Y 0M 0D
10/28/1990 1ST DEG MUR,COM.OF FELONY 04/16/1992 ORANGE 9012464 DEATH SENTENCE
10/28/1990 SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM LT 12 04/16/1992 ORANGE 9012464 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 Date Out-of-Custody
01/10/1980 05/26/1982
02/02/1983 04/16/1990
05/29/1992 Currently Incarcerated

Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept.of Corrections since January of 1983)
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
03/26/1976 L/L, INDEC.ASLT CHILD U/16 01/08/1980 PASCO 6Y 0M 1D
11/14/1982 L/L, INDEC.ASLT CHILD U/16 02/01/1983 PASCO 8202170 15Y 0M 0D

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