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Murder In The Family: Dushaan Gillum killed his mother, Phyllis Jackson, sentenced to 32 years in prison; His cousin, Brent Crockett, was acquitted at trial


Phyllis Jackson
Phyllis Jackson

Man charged in aunt’s case
Second man linked to vanishing
Victim tied to Borger case
Borger man to face charge of murder in mother’s vanishing
Borger man innocent of killing aunt
Crockett sentenced for burning aunt’s body

Blood Relatives: House of Lies

Dushaan Gillum – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years in prison
Brent Crockett – convicted of burning her body, sentenced to 10 years in prison


SID Number: 06171658
TDCJ Number: 01256533
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1982-04-16
Maximum Sentence Date: 2032-01-22
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: 2032-01-22
Parole Eligibility Date: 2017-01-21

Offense History
Offense Date: 2001-12-10
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2004-08-25
Case No.: 8783
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 30-00-00

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Murder In The Family: William Rouse killed his parents, Bruce and Darlene Rouse; Convicted after 15 years on the run, sentenced to 80 years in prison


Bruce and Darlene Rouse

1980 murder solved when son confesses
Son held in parents’ long-ago slayings
Son charged 15 years after parents deaths
Rouse Son’s Confession: `Everybody Knew’
Man confesses to killing parents 15 years ago
Rouse Admits Killing Parents On 1995 Videotape
Too Late To Try Rouse, Defense Says
Jurors To Hear Murder Confession
Prosecution Stacks Up Evidence In Rouse Trial
Rouse’s Defense Tries To Implicate His Brother
Judge Gives Rouse 80 Years, Wishes It Were More
Demolition in future of mansion with past
CrimeLibrary: The Shotgun Slaying of Bruce and Darlene Rouse

Blood Relatives: Murder Mansion



Offender Name: WILLIAM ROUSE
Offender ID:K50180
Date of Birth:09/26/1964
Age: 49
Race: Unknown
Gender: Unknown
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Pontiac Correctional Center

Murder In The Family: Brandon Dale Woodruff killed his parents, Dennis and Norma Woodruff; Sentenced to LWOP

dvawareness3From Brandon Dale Woodruff’s appeal: Charla Woodruff, Brandon’s sister, attempted to contact Dennis and Norma by telephone when she reached her college apartment at 11:00 p.m. on the night of the murders.3 Several other family members, including Brandon, attempted to contact Dennis and Norma. The following day, the police were requested to conduct a welfare check. Although no one responded to the police officers, the police did not force entry into the residence. At the request of Linda Matthews, Brandon’s aunt, Todd Williams forced entry into the residence and discovered the deceased.

The crime scene indicated Dennis and Norma were killed without a significant struggle. They were sitting next to each other on their living room couch, covered in blood, and obviously dead. Dennis’ spit cup was still in his hand. Norma was found seated facing her husband, and the police theorized that Norma may have been attempting to duck behind her husband. The crime scene investigation did not reveal any signs of forced entry, any signs of a struggle, or any signs the house had been ransacked. Investigator Tommy Grandfield testified he did not believe the position of the bodies was suggestive that the victims had been taken by surprise. The wallets of Dennis and Norma were missing, but many valuables, including a handgun, a computer, jewelry, and appliances remained.

The police noted blood droplets in front of the couch and a trail of blood droplets leading from the couch toward the guest bathroom and bedroom. Neal Martin, a crime scene investigator with the nearby Smith County Sheriff’s Office, testified the blood droplets in front of the couch and the trail of blood droplets were the result of “`passive blood flow’ or simply free-falling blood.” There were hairs in the bathtub of the guest bathroom that were very dark with light roots.4 The scene also contained blood stains on mini-blinds behind the couch, which were most likely caused by a high-velocity impact, such as a gunshot wound. No shells were discovered at the scene, which suggested the murderer either used a revolver or had picked up the casings before he left. Due to the soot and stippling, Dr. Sheila Spotswood, the pathologist who performed Norma’s autopsy, testified the murderer discharged the firearm at less than twelve inches from Norma.

During the autopsy, large caliber bullets were removed from Norma’s neck and from Dennis’ cervical vertebrae. Norma died from five gunshot wounds5 and a four-inch-deep stab wound across her neck. Dennis died from a gunshot wound to the face and nine stab wounds to his face, neck, and chest.

Brandon had been attending Abilene Christian University and had kept a dagger in his dormitory room.6 When the room was searched after the murders, the police did not discover the dagger. Kathy Lach, Brandon’s aunt, discovered the dagger in the barn at Dennis and Norma’s residence in Heath, Texas,7 two and a half years after the murders. The dagger was approximately sixteen to eighteen inches long with a twelve-inch blade. Eric Gentry admitted he had previously told the Texas Rangers that the knife blade of Brandon’s dagger was only about six inches long, but testified he was absolutely certain the dagger introduced into evidence was Brandon’s. A spot of Dennis’ blood was discovered under a skull located on the guard of the knife.

Although the police searched the barn after the murders, they did not find the dagger. Approximately ten days after the murders, the police, with the consent of Charla, searched the Heath house. Grandfield testified that they “looked everywhere,” including underneath the house. Charla testified the barn at the Heath house contained items which were moved from a prior residence and never unpacked, as well as items that had piled up over the years. Investigator Joel Gibson conceded that the dagger could have been placed in the barn by someone other than Brandon. The barn was not locked until years after the murders. After the murders, but before the discovery of the dagger, the barn had been cleaned out and items from the Heath house were stored in it.

Woodruff trial underway in Hunt County
Attorney for Woodruff has already filed appeal, says prosecutors tried to use defendant’s orientation to prejudice jury
Autopsies questioned in murder trial of former ACU student
Woodruff trial testimony: ‘There was a lot of blood around the bodies’
Friends of man accused of killing parents in Hunt County testify he was late, jumpy that night
Woodruff found guilty of capital murder in parents’ deaths
Woodruff found guilty of capital murder in parents’ deaths
Woodruff found guilty of capital murder in parents’ deaths
Brandon Dale Woodruff v State of Texas 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
DNA testing approved in murder case
More DNA tests sought in Woodruff murder case

Nightmare Next Door: Lone Star Mystery


Brandon Dale Woodruff

SID Number: 07606256
TDCJ Number: 01559439
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1986-09-06
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History
Offense Date: 2005-10-16
Sentence Date: 2009-03-20
County: HUNT
Case No.: 23319
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 5555-55-55

Murder In The Family: Eldon Samuel III charged with killing his father, Eldon Samuel Jr. and his brother, Jonathan Samuel


1311 N. First Street
1311 N. First Street Coeur d’Alene, ID

Teen Used Handgun, Shotgun, Knife And Machete To Kill Family
Teen arrested for killing dad, brother
Cops: Idaho teen used machete, shotgun to kill dad, brother
Teen, 14, accused of murdering father, brother
Boy told police he killed his brother as he hid under a bed
14-year-old Idaho boy says he planned slayings for months
ID teen admits killing family with guns, machete

Eldon Samuel III

Murder In The Family: Parth and Bhavnaben Ingle conspired and killed Arunkumar Ingle


Ingle home
Ingle Family home

Man charged with father’s 2008 Delaware County killing
Widow and son accused of killing cheating husband after finding out he planned to fake his death to be with mistress
Avnee Ingle testifies during hearing about father’s murder
Wife, son plead guilty in Delco man’s ’08 beating death
Parth Ingle admits killing Boeing engineer father over affair in attempt to keep family together
Son, wife admit killing Pennsylvania Boeing engineer over mistress
Son conspired with his mother to murder his father after finding out he planned to fake his death to be with his mistress

Redrum: Two-Faced Victim

Bhavnaben Ingle – pled guilty to conspiracy, sentenced to 10-23 months, 4 years of probation
Parth Ingle – pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 33-44 months, 8 years of probation

Bhavnaben Ingle
Bhavnaben Ingle


Parth Ingle

Inmate Details
Age: 27
Date of Birth: 08/10/1986
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 6′ 02″
Current Location: PITTSBURGH
Permanent Location: PITTSBURGH
Committing County: DELAWARE

Update; Willow Long murder *Justin DeRyke pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP*

Willow Long
Willow Long

Monsters Among Us: Justin DeRyke charged with the murder of his 7-year-old niece, Willow Long
DeRyke Pleads Guilty to Murder; Gets Natural Life in Prison
Justin DeRyke Pleads Guilty to Killing his Niece
Ill. man pleads guilty in stabbing death of niece, 7
Uncle pleads guilty to murder of Willow Long
Uncle pleads guilty in Willow Long murder case

Justin DeRyke
Justin DeRyke

Murder In The Family: John Woods III charged with the murder of his father, John Woods, Jr.


900 block of County Road 1
900 block of County Road 1

Autauga County man charged with fatally stabbing father Friday night
Father stabbed more than 30 times, son charged with murder
Father stabbed more than 30 times, son charged with murder
Autauga murder victim died of stab wounds
Area man charged with killing father

John Woods III
John Woods III

Murder In The Family: Ashton Colby Sachs charged with the murder of his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs and Andra Resa Sachs


Bradford and Andra Sachs

Bradford Hans Sachs
Andra Resa Sachs

Two adults killed, child injured in San Juan Capistrano home
Capistrano killings: In marriage, divorce, death, couple never parted
Son arrested in parents’ killing in California mansion
Teen Son Charged With Murder in O.C. Shooting Death of Parents
Latest update: Son arrested in Capistrano couple’s shooting death
Teen Arrested in Coronado for OC Parents’ Shooting Deaths
Ashton Colby Sachs, Alleged Killer of Parents, Paralyzed Brother and Tried to Shoot Sister: DA
Seattle college student accused of killing parents in California
Son had long planned to kill his family, D.A. says

Ashton Colby Sachs
Ashton Colby Sachs

Murder In The Family: Larry Mitchell shot and killed his daughter-in-law, Shannon Lynn Stafford, after she received visitation rights of her daughter, Faith


Shannon Stafford
Shannon Stafford

Shannon Lynn Stafford obituary
Woman dead after shooting in Walmart parking lot
Witnesses React to Deadly Walmart Shooting
Father-In-Law Charged In Woman’s Shooting Death In Morgantown
W.Va. man set to enter plea in Wal-Mart shooting
Larry Mitchell Pleads Guilty To Murder of Shannon Stafford
Remembering Murder Victim Shannon Stafford, One Year Later
Nathan Mitchell: “Sometimes you need a divorce attorney. Sometimes you need a hitman.” (GREAT article)

Evil-In-Law: Hidden Evil


LarryMitchell prison mug

DOC Number 56348-1
Sex M
Birth Date 7/28/1958
Height 5′ 9″
Weight 180
Race White
Location Mt. Olive Correctional Center
Status Active Inmate
Next Parole Hearing
Maximum Parole Discharge Date
Projected Release Date

Sentencing County: Monongalia
Order Date: 12/11/2012
Order Number: 12-F176
Offenses: First Degree Murder

Murder In The Family: Ernest Morgan killed his 14-year-old stepsister, Chari McCline, during a robbery at her home; He was released from prison after 24 years in prison


Murderer Released From San Quentin After 24 Years Behind Bars
Family greets convicted murderer freed after 24 years
Controversy Surrounds San Quentin Inmate’s Release
Record number of inmates with life sentences winning parole in California
A plea to the governor

Ernest Morgan
Ernest Morgan


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