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Monsters Among Us: Ernest Samuel Christie Jr.


Lysandra Marie Turpin

Human Remains Identified As Missing Humboldt Woman
Family secrets; killer’s son brings decades-old Humboldt County murder to light
Son leads police to ’88 slaying victim
Son says father killed woman in 1988, guides police to remains
Lysandra Marie Turpin — Found Deceased 4/8/10 (several stories)

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Sins of the Father
Very Bad Men: Haunted


Ditch in Fieldbrook where Lysandra’s body was found

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News Archive: Dominick Andujor murder


Dominick Andujor

Victims
Dominick Andujor, 6
Unnamed girl (due to possible sexual assault), 12 [survived]

Monsters Among Us: Osvaldo Rivera, high on marijuana & PCP, stabbed 2 sleeping children; 1 died, the other in critical condition
Update: Dominick Andujor murder *$5 million bail for Osvaldo Rivera*


Osvaldo Rivera

Update: Dominick Andujor murder *$5 million bail for Osvaldo Rivera*


Dominick Andujor

News Archie: Dominick Andujor murder
Osvaldo Rivera on $5M bail; possible rape, murder charges in Camden attack on boy, 6, and girl, 12
$5M bail set in stabbing of Camden siblings
PPolice: NJ boy, 6, killed saving sister in attack; defendant asked, ‘How bad did I hurt them?’
Camden man charged with murder, attempted murder in stabbing attack on two children


Osvaldo Rivera

Cheryl Kosilek murder 5/20/1990 Boston, MA *Husband, Robert Kosilek, convicted, sentenced to life; Now expects taxpayers to pay for his sex change operation*

Unfortunately, most articles I found were about the killer, Robert Kosilek, and his sex change operation issues. It is very sad that in this case that has become so high profile in the last few years (since the taxpayers have to pay for his operations since he is in prison for life), but the victim of the crime, Cheryl Kosilek, has been all but forgotten. I could not find a picture of her anywhere, or anything about her. All I could find was that they had a fight and he strangled her, put her body in her car and left her car in the parking lot of Emerald Square Mall.

**PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO PREVENT TAXPAYER MONEY BEING USED TO PAY FOR A MURDERER’S SEX CHANGE OPERATION**
Overturn U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf Decision: Overturn his ruling

Murderpedia: Robert Kosilek
Commonwealth vs. Robert Kosilek 1996
Transgender Killer Tells Massachusetts Taxpayers to Put Mammogram on Her Tab
Cross-Dressing Killer Robert Kosilek Wants You To Pay For Hair-Removal Treatments Behind Bars
Federal judge rules state must provide sex reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, who was convicted as a man of murdering his wife
Massachusetts judge approves taxpayer-funded sex change for inmate

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: MICHELLE L KOSILEK
Offender ID:W53865
Date of Birth:
Age:
Race: Unknown
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:MCI Norfolk (Medium Security)

Guest Post: Top 10 Careers in Criminal Justice

Top 10 Careers in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice degrees offer a wide variety of career paths which are well-suited to many personalities and interests. Listed below are ten of the top jobs within this ever-important field.

1. Detective
Detectives uncover details about crimes, piecing together the puzzle of criminal activity. Detectives are sometimes called on to study cold cases and many times work undercover.

2. Criminal Investigator
The job of a criminal investigator is to solve crimes and apprehend and question suspects. Some undercover work may be required to expose criminals. Sometimes called the “lab rats” of the investigative world; collecting evidence at the scene and processing them in the crime lab is a fine tuned skill that requires a lot of training.

3. FBI Agent
An agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation works for the Justice Department of the United States of America. FBI agents investigate crimes, assist other law enforcement agencies, and protect the country from threats like terrorism. A slot as an agent with the FBI is one of the most prestigious positions in the law enforcement industry and requires one of the criminal justice degrees.

4. Police Officer
Police officers protect and serve the communities in which they live. Their duties include patrolling the streets, issuing citations, responding to local emergencies, collecting evidence, and performing arrests. Police officers are needed all over the country, from small towns to large cities.

5. Secret Service Agent
A secret service agent protects high profile persons of interest. Secret service agents are used to protect individuals such as the President of the United States, as well as former Presidents and their families. Secret service agents may use firearms and high-tech electronics to perform their job duties.

6. Private Investigator
Private investigators are investigative and surveillance experts. They utilize many tactics such as email tracing, background checks, and recording equipment to investigate situations for their clients. Private investigators are probably most famous for conducting surveillance on presumably-cheating spouses, but that’s just one possibility of the kind of work a private investigator might do.

7. Substance Abuse Counselor
A substance abuse counselor works with clients to overcome use of addictive substances such as drugs or alcohol. Their work may include enlisting the cooperation of an addict’s friends and family to help the client stay sober once he/she has overcome the addiction. The substance abuse counselor may also have a hand in helping the addict to repair relationships that have been damaged through the abuse.

8. Probation Officer
A probation officer works with offenders who are on probation from the court system to ensure that they comply with all the court mandates, which may include attending counseling, substance abuse treatments, or drug testing. Probation officers check in with offenders’ friends and family, meet with the offender often, and report to the court on the progress the offender is making.

9. Insurance and Fraud Investigator
An insurance and fraud investigator is responsible for investigating the legitimacy of an insurance claim. They may use special equipment, surveillance, and undercover investigations to determine whether or not the claim is true and accurate.

10. Paralegal
A paralegal, or legal secretary, assists in the work of attorneys and lawyers. Paralegals may conduct research, file motions, or schedule hearings. Paralegals are needed in every sector of the legal field: government, private practice, non-profit, and corporate.

These are just a few of the exciting and challenging career areas that are attainable with criminal justice degrees.

This post was submitted by Vera Mosely, an author with a soft spot for Criminal Justice education.

Update: Micaela “Mickey” Costanzo murder *Kody Cree Patten pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP; Judge said: “Your blood runs cold, Mr. Patten. There shall be no possibility of parole.”


Micaela “Mickey” Costanzo

Elko District Judge Dan Papez was very straightforward and direct with Kody Cree Patten about the murder of Micaela Costanzo and I applaud him for the things he said. All very true statements as well. I am sure Mr. Patten was not happy with what was said, but everything he said was right on the mark. Kody Cree Patten will never walk as a free man again, as he should not. What he did was cold-blood and heinous, and he knows it. I hope Mickey’s family will now find some kind of peace again.

News Archive: Micaela “Mickey” Costanzo murder
Man pleads guilty to murdering Wendover classmate
West Wendover teen pleads guilty to murdering girl
Judge hears emotional confession, apology from suspect in Wendover slaying
Kody Cree Patten, 19, gets life without parole for murdering classmate in Wendover
Kody Patten sentenced to life without parole for killing Wendover teen
Killer of West Wendover teen gets life without parole
Journals showed convicted killer disliked fellow Wendover student
Murderpedia: Toni Collette Fratto


     Kody Patten                               Toni Fratto

Celinda Moger murder 10/01/1990 Bradenton, FL *James Tyrone Graham convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 15 years in prison*

It is believed that the shooting was accidental. However, he was 15-years-old and should not have been playing around with an illegal weapon. James Tyrone Graham was released after almost 6 years in prison. Was that justice? Not in my opinion. A young mother’s life was taken. However, he has been in and out of prison since then, and is there now on a drug charge. Personally, I believe he will kill again, and probably spend the rest of his life in prison. His current release date is 02/15/2014.

Officials: Slaying May Be Accidental
15-Year-Old to Be Tried as Adult
Mistake Corrected, Youth to Get Chance
22 felons slated for early release

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 581741
Name: GRAHAM, JAMES T
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 238 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/15/1975
Initial Receipt Date: 06/20/2012
Current Facility: HAMILTON C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 02/15/2014
Aliases:
G T JAMES GRAHAM
JAMES T GRAHAM JAMES TYRONE GRAHAM
JAMES TYRONE GRAHAM SR MICHAEL GRAHAM
TYRONE GRAHAM TYRONE JAMES GRAHAM
TYRONE T GRAHAM JAMES POWELL

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM FREAKY BY NATURE
TATTOO LEFT ARM TYRONE ON LEFT BICEP
TATTOO LEFT ARM TONGUE DAMM I M GOOD
TATTOO LEFT CHEST SAM
TATTOO LEFT LEG WINE GLASS SHERRY
TATTOO RIGHT ARM JOKER, CHINESE DRAON
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST LEAF BLUNT
TATTOO RIGHT LEG DOG

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
05/07/2011 POSS.MARIJUANA OVR 20 GRAMS 05/29/2012 MANATEE 1102735 1Y 9M 9D
02/15/2012 POSS.MARIJUANA OVR 20 GRAMS 08/09/2012 PINELLAS 1203216 1Y 6M 18D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
04/09/1991 NTFY: 121 BRADENTON NTFY/P&P 02/24/1992
07/20/2012 PINELLAS CO JAIL DETAIN
09/18/2003 MANATEE CO SO DETAIN 01/08/2004

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
04/18/1991 02/24/1992
08/27/1993 07/09/1999
08/15/2000 06/01/2005
01/12/2010 02/03/2011
06/20/2012 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
10/01/1990 HOMICIDE,MANSL.CUL.NEGLI 07/21/1993 MANATEE 9002955 15Y 0M 0D
09/29/1990 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 07/21/1993 MANATEE 9201746 12Y 0M 0D
01/22/1993 CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION 08/09/1993 MANATEE 9300649 5Y 0M 0D
06/30/1993 POSS.FIREARM BY FELON 08/09/1993 MANATEE 9302012 5Y 0M 0D
07/07/1993 CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION 08/09/1993 MANATEE 9302013 5Y 0M 0D
10/18/1999 COCAINE – POSSESSION 07/31/2000 MANATEE 9903406 4Y 11M 6D
01/21/2000 SELL/ETC/COC/ETC 1K FT.HOUSING 07/31/2000 MANATEE 0000858 4Y 11M 6D
06/18/2009 MARIJUANA-SALE/MANUF/DEL 01/04/2010 PINELLAS 0912765 1Y 3M 0D

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