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Psycho For Love: Dale Bruner killed his wife, Stephanie Roller Bruner, and sentenced to 112 years in prison


Stephanie Roller Bruner
Stephanie Roller Bruner

Facebook: Find Stephanie
Mysterious Death Is Tragedy For Stephanie’s Family
Silverthorne Woman’s Death Ruled A Homicide
Silverthorne Man Arrested In Connection With Wife’s Death
‘Prior Bad Acts’ Filing Considered In High Country Murder Case
Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing His Wife
Murder victim’s brother testifies husband’s reaction to death ‘phony’
Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing His Wife
Murder Victim’s Brother Testifies About Sister’s Relationship With Husband
Jurors In Trial Of Dale Bruner Take Field Trip To His Home
Summit County Man Found Guilty Of Murdering His Wife
Bruner found guilty on all counts in wife’s murder
Husband Found Guilty In Summit County Woman’s Slaying
Former Silverthorne photographer Dale Bruner gets 112 years in prison for the murder of his wife
Summit County Man Sentenced 100+ Years For Wife’s Murder
Dale Bruner sentenced to 112 years in Stephanie Bruner’s death in Silverthorne in 2010
NBC Dateline reveals new information in Summit County murder

Dateline: Secrets in the Snow (you can watch it here)


DaleBruner prison mug

Date of Birth: 09/30/1962
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6′ 02″
Weight: 200
DOC Number: 159210
Est. Parole
Eligibility Date: 02/23/2072
Next Parole Hearing Date: Dec 2071
This offender is scheduled on the Parole Board agenda for the month and year above. Please contact the facility case manager for the exact date.
Est. Mandatory Release Date: 02/23/2092
Est. Sentence Discharge Date:

Sentence Date Sentence County Case No.
09/28/2012 48Y-48Y SUMMIT 11CR129
09/28/2012 32Y-32Y SUMMIT 11CR129
09/28/2012 32Y-32Y SUMMIT 11CR129
09/28/2012 18M-18M SUMMIT 11CR129
09/28/2012 18M-18M SUMMIT 11CR129
09/28/2012 18M-18M SUMMIT 11CR129

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Monsters Among Us: Gerald Lee Powers sentenced to death for the murder of Shannon Marie Sanderson

Sams TownOn April 18, 1996, the victim, Shannon Sanderson, spent the evening gambling at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica, Mississippi.   She originally planned to spend her evening at the casino with her husband, Robert Sanderson, to celebrate his birthday. However, an argument occurred between the couple.   After leaving her children with their paternal grandparents at approximately 6:30 p.m., Mrs. Sanderson departed for Tunica alone.

Shannon Sanderson played blackjack most of the night and won $5,000.   She cashed in her chips shortly after 3:00 a.m. on April 19, 1996, receiving her winnings in one-hundred dollar bills.   She was then escorted to her car by a Sam’s Town security officer and began the fifty-six mile drive back to Memphis to pick up her children.

At around 4:45 a.m., Shannon Sanderson’s former father-in-law, Edward Holland, awoke to the sound of barking dogs.   He looked outside and saw Mrs. Sanderson bending over beside her car.   He heard her say, “Don’t-don’t” and thought she was talking to her husband.   By the time Mr. Holland dressed and went outside, Mrs. Sanderson was gone, but her car remained in the driveway.

At the same time, the Hollands’ next-door neighbors, William and Anna Dillon, were also awakened by the barking.   Mr. Dillon looked out his window and saw a person wearing a red baseball cap crouched in the Hollands’ driveway near Mrs. Sanderson’s car.   Mrs. Dillon heard a scream and a thud.   When she looked out her living room window, she saw a car parked at the curb with its dome light on.   She saw a person behind the steering wheel of the car lean over the seat and push something down in the back.   The person then drove away at a high rate of speed.

Another neighbor, Johnnie Rose, was returning from work around 4:30 a.m. when he saw Mrs. Sanderson’s car drive by his house.   A second vehicle followed her.   The vehicle was dark-colored and shaped like a Chevrolet Beretta.   He watched the second car turn down his street, turn around in a driveway, and park in front of the Hollands’ house.   When he was later shown a photograph of the maroon Beretta owned by Powers’ wife, he stated that the car in the photograph “looked like” the car he had seen following Mrs. Sanderson.

At approximately 6:40 a.m. on April 19, 1996, Alonzo Jeans, a school bus driver, was heading north on Highway 301 near Eudora, Mississippi.   He saw a white male backing into the driveway of an abandoned house.   In the ten years he had been driving this bus route, he had never seen anyone coming from or going to that house.   Mr. Jeans was later shown a photograph of the maroon Beretta owned by Powers’ wife.   He confirmed that the car in the photograph was the one he had seen in the driveway.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 19, 1996, Powers returned to his Clarksdale, Mississippi home in his wife’s maroon Beretta, after a night of gambling in Tunica.   He was wearing the same yellow shirt, blue jeans, red baseball cap, blue denim jacket, and white tennis shoes that he had worn the night before.   According to his wife, Sharon Powers, he was in a good mood, but he was also “kind of wired up.”   He appeared nervous and kept looking out the blinds.   Powers told his wife that he had won a large amount of money at the casino and gave her a one-hundred dollar bill from the stack he had in his wallet.   Mrs. Powers also noticed that her husband had washed her car and had cleaned and vacuumed its interior.

Mrs. Powers became suspicious and accused her husband of having an affair.   After repeated questioning, Powers confessed to kidnapping, robbing, and killing a woman he had seen playing blackjack at Sam’s Town the night before.   He described in specific detail how he watched the woman play blackjack from the second floor balcony of the casino, followed her home, and abducted her from her driveway.   He drove her approximately forty miles to an abandoned house in Mississippi, stopping at one point to move her from the back seat of the car to the trunk.   He then stole her jewelry as well as $5,000 in cash.   After killing the woman, he threw her purse and his gun into the river behind the site where the Splash Casino had been located.   Powers also told his wife that a school bus driver may have seen him at the abandoned house and that a neighbor may have seen him take Mrs. Sanderson from her driveway.   He did not believe that either person could identify him.

That afternoon, Powers visited his neighbor, Margaret York, and asked her to provide him with an alibi for the night of April 18, 1996.   Laughing, Ms. York agreed to say that he had been with her as long as he “didn’t kill anybody.”   According to Ms. York, Powers’ expression did not change when she made this remark, and he left shortly thereafter.

The next evening, Powers and his wife saw a television news report of the victim’s abduction.   The report described the perpetrator as a man wearing a red baseball cap and driving a maroon Beretta.   After hearing the report, Powers packed a bag and left home in his wife’s car.   Before leaving, he told his wife to tell anyone who asked that he was visiting his mother in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   He also told his wife that there was some money buried in the backyard.   Soon after he left, Mrs. Powers called the police and told them that her husband may have been involved in Mrs. Sanderson’s abduction.   However, she did not inform the authorities about his confession.

Powers returned a week later.   He retrieved some of the money he had buried and told his wife where he had hidden Mrs. Sanderson’s jewelry.   As his wife watched, he wrote a note stating that he was leaving because he was not happy with his marriage.

On May 9, 1996, the badly decomposed body of Shannon Sanderson was discovered in a storage room at the back of the abandoned house on Highway 301 in Eudora, Mississippi.   The body was clad in the same clothing Mrs. Sanderson had been wearing the night she disappeared.   Her jewelry was missing.   An autopsy disclosed that Mrs. Sanderson had died from a single gunshot wound to the right side of the head.   An examination of the skull revealed that she had also suffered at least one major blow to her face that had knocked out her upper right front tooth, chipped another tooth, and fractured her jaw and other facial bones.

On May 22, 1996, Powers was stopped by an Immigration and Naturalization Services (“INS”) agent in Hebronville, Texas, after making a suspicious turn in an apparent attempt to avoid a checkpoint.   When ordered to step out of the vehicle, Powers pulled a knife on the agent.   The agent was able to subdue Powers.   Upon arrest, the agent discovered fourteen one-hundred dollar bills in Powers’ pockets.   Powers was on parole for a prior offense at the time of his arrest.

State of Tennessee v Gerald Powers 2003
Gerald Lee Powers v State of Tennessee 2012
Murderpedia: Gerald Lee Powers
Gerald Lee Powers – Tennessee Death Row

Forensic Files: Skirting the Evidence
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Fateful Decision
The F.B.I. Files: Death in the Delta


Gerald Powers

TOMIS ID: 00206046
Birth Date: 09/22/1954
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: RMSI
Sentence Begin: 09/16/1997
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility:
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:

Psycho For Love: Steven Arthur Rios killed Jesse Valencia because he was going to reveal their relationship

Jesse Valencia
Jesse Valencia

Find-A-Grave: Jesse James Wade Valencia
The Rios Trial
Police officer convicted of killing gay lover
Letter: Mother dreads second trial in son’s murder
Cop found guilty in Missouri murder of Boyle man
Prosecutor quizzes police in ex-cop’s murder trial
Testimony dwells on Rios’ actions
DNA a focus in murder retrial
Rios is guilty a second time
Rios receives life plus 23 years
Cop wants sentence tossed in Danville man’s murder
Judge denies Steven Rios’ appeal
Appeals court upholds Rios conviction
Murderpedia: Steven Arthur Rios
SPECIAL REPORT, Part One: Steven Rios and Family Break Silence
SPECIAL REPORT, Part Two: Ex-Wife, Former In-Laws Stand by Convicted Murderer
SPECIAL REPORT, Part 3: Former Chief Offers Details in Rios Case
Mother Reacts To Son’s Convicted Killer’s Jail Interview
The Ethics of Contacting a Murder Victim’s Mother
Excerpt from “Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill”

Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: A Secret Affair



Steven Arthur Rios
South Dakota State Penitentiary
1600 North Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Please remember to read my comment policy before you comment. I will not approve comments that violate it. One thing to always remember, I focus on the victim(s), so if you want to come here to talk about the killer, think again. Think of Jesse Valencia first and foremost. And always be respectful. Thanks!

Psycho For Love: Kevin Adrian Murtaugh killed his wife, Diane Camm Murtaugh, and then dismembered her body


Diane Camm Murtaugh
Diane Camm Murtaugh

Kevin Murtaugh has had 5 parole hearings and they have all ended in deferment. His next parole hearing should be in December 2015.

Man found guilty in strangulation, dismemberment
Man gets life term in murder
Kevin Adrian Murtaugh v Commonwealth of Kentucky
Sentence Upheld
Murder conviction in Campbell County upheld
Appeal rejected in murder case
Victim’s kin fight parole

Happily Never After: Honeymoon on Ice


KevinMurtaugh prison mug

Offender ID:078457
Date of Birth:09/09/1954
Age: 58
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Kentucky State Reformatory
Age: 57
Race: White
Gender: Male
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Weight: 150 lb (68 kg)
Current Facility: Kentucky State Reformatory
SPN: 27243
Min Date: 1/20/9999
InmateID: 078457
Sentence Start Date: 11/23/1977
Names / Aliases: N/A

Offense Information:
Indictment #: 14901CR
Crime Date: 01/20/1977
Conviction Date: 1/22/197
Conviction County: CAMPBELL
Indictment Count: 1
Sentence: 99 years 00 months 99 days (LIFE)
Offense: Murder

Parole Information:
Hearing Date Hearing Action Months Deferred
12/01/1982 Deferred 48
12/01/1986 Deferred 48
12/03/1990 Deferred 144
12/03/2002 Deferred 60
12/06/2007 Deferred 96

Psycho For Love: Robert Lozano killed his wife Virginia Lozano, sentenced to years in prison


Viki Lozano
Virginia “Viki” Lozano

Former police officer guilty of murder
Former police officer guilty of murder
Former Denton police detective Robert Lozano begins sentencing hearing after murder conviction
Former Denton police detective Robert “Bobby” Lozano to serve 45 years for wife’s murder
He almost got away with murder
Lozano verdict stands
Robert Cruz Lozano v State of Texas 2012


Dateline: Behind The Badge
Deadly Affairs: Tall, Dark and Dangerous



SID Number: 07005263
TDCJ Number: 01584300
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1964-11-16
Maximum Sentence Date: 2054-07-29
Current Facility: DANIEL
Projected Release Date: 2054-07-29
Parole Eligibility Date: 2032-01-28

Offense History
Offense Date: 2002-07-06
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2009-08-03
County: DENTON
Case No.: F-2008-195-D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 45-00-00

Matthew Cordle confesses in a video that he drove drunk and killed Vincent Canzani

Vincent Canzani
Vincent Canzani

This DUI story is different than most. Matthew Cordle made a video and confessed to driving while drunk. He made this video not just to confess but he begs people not to drink and drive. It is a reminder that innocent people are hurt when you decide to drink and drive. Please watch the video and listen to what he is saying. Do not drink and drive. Or drive while under the influence of drugs or no sleep. Yes, driving while drowsy can be just as bad. Please drive safely.

Prosecutor: Man Confesses To Driving Drunk And Causing Deadly Crash (has the video unscrambled)
because I said I would: Confession video…
Prosecutor: Man Confesses To Driving Drunk And Causing Deadly Crash
Matthew Cordle, Ohio man, confesses in online video to driving drunk, causing deadly crash
Video Confession: ‘My name is Matthew Cordle, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani’
Driver Matthew Cordle confesses to killing Navy vet in chilling YouTube video

Matthew Cordle
Matthew Cordle

Dr. Rebecca Johnson murder 6/17/1992 Fort Smith, AR *Allen Michael Johnson Sr. pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP*

remembering the victims

Missing doctor found dead in Alabama creek
Second suspect arrested in Arkansas doctor’s death
Beloved doctor’s slaying still a mystery despite arrestes
Confessed killer’s son gives up in Chattanooga
Confessed killer’s son gives up in Chattanooga (part 2)
Tough, intelligent doctor swindled, slain
‘They either love her or hated her’ (part 2)
Confessed killer withdraws petition for trial
Man accused of dumping boy enters guilty plea in Lauderdale
Man Gets Life Sentence For Swindle Scheme Killing
Glover gets 6 years for dumping body
Doctor’s son seeks $1.4 million

Fatal Trust

City Confidential: Ozark: Deadly Medicine
Double Cross: Into Thin Air

Kenneth Earl Glover – hindering prosecution, pled guilty, sentenced to 6 years in prison
Libby Johnson – theft,
Allen Michael Johnson Sr – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Allen Michael Johnson Jr – theft, pled no contest,


AllenJohnson prison mug

ADC Number: 099231
Name: Johnson, Allen M
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 71 inches
Weight: 149 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/08/1949
Initial Receipt Date: 07/02/1992
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
PE / TE Date*: Life WO
Total time*:

Mike Michael Johnson

Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:


Current Prison Sentence History

Offense Sentence Date County Case # Sentence Length
Capital Murder 07/01/1992 SEBASTIAN 1992-500 Life w/o


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