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Psycho For Love: Harry T. Sedlak killed former girlfriend, Shaundra Lynn Murr, in front of her children

Shaundra Lynn Murr
Shaundra Lynn Murr

Find-A-Grave: Shaundra Lynn Schell Murr
MurderVictims: Shaundra Lynn Murr

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: Weapon of Choice

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Eva Schoen murder 8/6/1990 Telluride, CO *Frank Marquis pled guilty, Sentenced to 24 years in prison*

Eva Schoen with husband Sam
Eva Schoen with husband Sam

Man denies killing wife of U-Haul heir
Alleged killer of heir to stand trial
Man offers guilty plea in death of heir’s wife
Widowed U-Haul Heir Isn’t Liable for Tying Brother to Brutal Slaying – Widowed U-Haul Heir Isn’t Liable for Tying Brother to Brutal Slaying
crimelibrary: Eva Schoen: Tragedy in Telluride
Mystery in Colorado

Books
Birthright: Murder, Greed, and Power in the U-Haul Family Dynasty

Movies/Documentaries
Unsolved Mysteries: Episode #234
Power, Privilege & Justice: Tragedy in Telluride
Dead of Night: A Shot in the Dark

Frank Marquis
Frank Marquis

Serial Killer: Henry Louis Wallace *The Charlotte Strangler*

Wallace victims

Victims
Tashonda Bethea [1990] (no picture)
Sharon Nance [5/1992] (no picture)
Caroline Love [6/1992]
Shawna Denise Hawk [2/19/1993]
Audrey Spain [6/22/1993] (no picture)
Valencia Michele Jumper [8/101/993]
Michelle Stinson [9/1993]
Vanessa Little Mack [2/20/1994]
Betty Jean Baucom[3/8/1994]
Brandi June Henderson [3/8/1994] (no picture)
His son [3/8/1994] survived (no picture)
Debra Ann Slaughter [3/1994]

Find-A-Grave: Tashanda Bethea
Find-A-Grave: Caroline Love
Find-A-Grave: Shawna Denise Hawk
Find-A-Grave: Audrey Spain
Find-A-Grave: Valencia Michele Jumper
Find-A-Grave: Michelle Stinson
Find-A-Grave: Vanessa Little Mack
Find-A-Grave: Betty Jean “Suzie” Baucum
Find-A-Grave: Brandi June Henderson
Find-A-Grave: Debra Ann Slaughter
Murder suspect shielded life of crime
Trial in serial deaths takes toll on families of victims
‘All over the spectrum’
Police believe man is serial killer
Serial killer weds former jail nurse
crimelibrary: Henry Louis Wallace
Murderpedia: Henry Louis Wallace
Wikipedia: Henry Louis Wallace
Henry Louis Wallace – North Carolina Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Southern Fried Homicide: So Many Women

INMATE INFORMATION

HenryWallace prison mug

HENRY L WALLACE
Offender Number: 0422350
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 11/04/1965
Age: 48
Current Location: CENTRAL PRISON

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: DEATH
Conviction Date: 01/29/1997
Projected Release Date: DEATH
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: DEATH ROW
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 01/29/1997
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 12/04/1997
Current Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 01/19/2014

Norma Marks murder 6/16/1990 New York City, NY *Neighbor, 95-year-old Oliver Barre, charged with her beating death; Never stood trial as he was hit by a bus and killed before trial*

235 W 102nd St
235 W 102nd St NYC, NY

Murder suspect at age 95
95-year-old man claims self-defense in slaying of neighbor woman, age 86
Residents Worry As Suspect, 95, Returns Home
Love-triangle murder suspect is 95!
Tenants fear 95-year-old suspect in bludgeoning
Bus kills murder suspect, 95
95-Year-Old Murder Suspect Is Killed by Bus
Accused Murderer, 95, Killed By New York Bus
Find-A-Grave: Oliver H Barre

Movies/Documentaries
How (Not) to Kill Your Husband: Fatal Blow

Oliver Barre
Oliver Barre

Deadly Wives: Barbara Kogan hired a hitman to kill her estranged husband, George Kogan; Twenty years later she pled guilty, sentenced to 12 to 36 years in prison

69th street apartment
Apartments where George Kogan was murdered on East 69th St.

Report says wife being investigated in husband’s death
Black widow jailed
Widow Faces Murder Charges 18 Years Later
Son of murdered man George Kogan says mom focused on will, not funeral
Rich Widow’s ‘Slay Broker’
’90 slay rap vs mogul’s wife tossed
25 Years to Life for Lawyer Guilty in Tycoon’s Murder
‘Hit’ atty gets life
‘Black Widow’ Barbara Kogan Pleads Guilty to Hiring a Hit Man for Husband’s 1990 Murder
Widow: I hired hit on hubby
Black Widow Barbara Kogan’s Sentencing Delayed So Son Can Finally Face Mom in Court
Barbara Kogan, 67, gets 12 years for ordering hit on husband 20 years ago
‘Evil’ widow gets 12 yrs. in hubby hit
Wikipeda: The Millionaire’s Wife
Juror in Black Widow Murder Case Gets Letter from Convicted Conspirator

Books
The Millionaire’s Wife: The True Story of a Real Estate Tycoon, his Beautiful Young Mistress, and a Marriage that Ended in Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Behind Mansion Walls: The Killer Inside
Secret Lives of Stepford Wives: Upper Eastside Shootout

Defendants
Barbara Kogan – pled guilty to arranging the murder, sentenced to 12-36 years in prison
Manuel Martinez – convicted of setting up the murder, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
Paul Prosano – never charged, but believed to be the gunman

INMATE INFORMATION

Barbara Kogan

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/20/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 10G0497
Inmate Name KOGAN, BARBARA
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 02/10/1943
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 06/30/2010
Date Received (Current) 06/30/2010
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 05/20/14
Crime MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class B

Crime CONSPIRACY 2ND
Class B

Crime GRAND LARCENY – NOT AUTO 1ST
Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 05/20/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0012 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0030 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/21/2020
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 07/2020
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 11/21/2020
Conditional Release Date 11/21/2028
Maximum Expiration Date 11/21/2038
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/20/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 08A2723
Inmate Name MARTINEZ, MANUEL
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 08/18/1949
Race / Ethnicity WHITE/HISPANIC
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility AUBURN
Date Received (Original) 05/19/2008
Date Received (Current) 05/19/2008
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 05/20/14
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime CRIM SOLICITATION 2ND
Class D

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 05/20/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/19/2032
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2031
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/19/2032
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date

Psycho For Love: Mark Alan Koper killed his pregnant wife, Tammy Crossley Koper, then dumped her body in a wooded area in another county; Now, he is up for parole again

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From Mark Alan Koper’s appeal:

On Saturday, March 10, 1990, Koper and his wife, Tammy, visited a state park in West Virginia with their 15-month old daughter, Bethany. Koper’s wife was six months pregnant. On their return from West Virginia, Koper turned onto a side road in Frederick County, Virginia, and stopped the car. Koper then killed his wife by shooting her in the back of the head, placed her body in the trunk of the car, and drove approximately 60 miles to a secluded, wooded location in Fauquier County, Virginia, where he deposited his wife’s body. On the way home, Koper stopped at a car wash and cleaned the trunk of the car. Koper, a weapons specialist with the United States Marine Corps, also interchanged parts of the gun with which he had killed his wife with parts from another gun.

The following day, Koper contacted the police at approximately 10:00 am and reported that his wife was missing. Koper told the police that his wife had left at approximately 8:00 pm Saturday night to walk four blocks to an IGA store, and she never returned. The police found Tammy Koper’s body on March 15. The police subsequently obtained a search warrant for Koper’s car and found a pistol and a pair of bloody boots. The police arrested Koper on March 16, 1990.

Mark Alan Koper is now up for parole. For all of those who want to join in protesting his possible parole, there is a letter below that you can copy and paste (there is also one you can download if that is easier for you – it is the last link). You can mail the letter to:

Virginia Parole Board
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23225

Letters need to be received by March 20, 2014. Thanks to all who help!

(Date)

Virginia Parole Board
6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225

RE: Mark Alan Koper – ID# 183116

Dear Chairman and Parole Board Members:

On March 10, 1990, Mark Alan Koper murdered his wife, Tammy Crossley (Koper), who was six months pregnant, in front of their seventeen-month-old daughter, Bethanie. The couple had become involved in an argument while out for a family drive in Frederick County, Virginia. Koper claims that he accidentally shot his wife, as they struggled for his gun. But investigators revealed that Tammy was shot in the back of the head from at least three feet away. After he shot his wife, he placed her body in the trunk of the car and drove to Fauguier County, Virginia, where he dumped her body in a wooded area.

Koper then proceeded home to clean the car and clothing, and prepare dinner for his daughter, one of his girlfriends and her nine-month-old son. She ended up spending the night. The next day, Koper filed a missing person report with the Front Royla Police Department. Five days later, a man stopping to relieve himself, found Tammy’s body.

Mark Alan Koper plead guilty to First Degree Murder. He was sentenced to sixty (60) years in prison and an additional two years for felonious use of a firearm. Koper has served less than 25 years in prison and, because his conviction pre-dates Virginia’s Truth-In-Sentencing Law, he is eligible for parole once again. His ninth (9th) parole hearing is scheduled for March 20, 2014.

Mark Koper must be held accountable for his personal choice to murder Tammy Crossley (Koper). Because of his complete disregard for human life and the heinous nature and brutality of this crime, justice demands that this convicted murderer be denied parole. He must remain behind bars where he cannot again harm another innocent human being.

Please help Tammy’s family and friends by keeping her murderer behind bars and deny parole to convicted murderer Mark Alan Koper for the maximum time allowed by Virginia law.

Thank you for your consideration.

(Your Name)

For your confidentiality, do NOT put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.

Please send a copy of your letter to the victim’s family:
Eleanor Crossley – 304 Longview Avenue, Mingo Jct., OH 43938

Mark Alan Koper v Ronald J. Angelone 1997 (habeas corpus – dismissed)
Parole Opposition Letter for Mark Alan Koper

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID: 1074006
OFFENDER NAME: Mark Alan Koper
GENDER: Male
RACE: White
VADOC RELEASE DATE: 04/28/2021
LOCATION: Coffeewood Correctional Center
Samuel V. Pruett, Warden
12352 Coffeewood Drive
P. O. Box 500
Mitchells, VA 22729
(540) 829-6483

Serial Killer: Charles Thurman Sinclair *Coin Shop Killer*

remembering the victims

Victims (known)
Thomas Rohr [8/28/1985] Mishawaka, Indiana
Robert Linton [1986] Washington
Dagmar Linton [1986] Washington
Ruben Lucky Williams [11/1/1986] Vacaville, California
Leo Cashatt [7/14/1987] Spokane, Washington
LeRoy Hoffman [3/12/1988] Kansas City, MO
Kelly Finnegan [5/4/1990] Murray, Utah (survived)
David Sutton [6/27/1990] Everett, Washington
Charles Sparboe [7/31/1990] Billings, Montana
Catharine Newstrom [7/31/1990] Billings, Montana

Acused ‘Coin Shop Killer’ Charles Sinclair dies in jail
Suspect accused of shooting S.L. worker dies in Alaska jail
Serial murder suspect dies in Alaska jail
Suspect in Murder Spree Takes Secrets to the Grave
Murderpedia: Charles T. Sinclair
Gas wars forged success of Charlie Sparboe here
Serial killers — they’re not always who we think
Court TV in Billings to film feature on 1990 double murder

Movies/Documentaries
Alaska: Ice Cold Killers: Devil’s Den
Body of Evidence

Charles Sinclair
Charles Thurman Sinclair

Kelvin Lamont Billups murder 11/21/1990 Manning, SC *Best friend, John Moses Ragin, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 30 years in prison*

Kelvin Billups
Kelvin Lamont Billups

John Moses Ragin served about 15 years of a 30 year sentence for killing his best friend, Kelvin Lamont Billups. He was released on parole on this 4th parole appeal.

Mother remembers son’s death 20 years ago
Who is John Moses Ragin?
Family Annihilator: John Moses Ragin charged with killing his wife, Crystal, and her 3 children

John Moses Ragin mugshot
John Moses Ragin

Cold Case: Noemi “Amy” Roman murder 5/31/1990 Boston, MA *Kurvin Richardson convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Noemi Amy Roman

Family relives pain as cold case breaks
Kurvin Richardson Arrested and Charged With 1990 Homicide
Unsolved murder takes on new life 20 years later
Man convicted of murder in ’90 case
Roxbury man receives life sentence for fatally stabbing South End woman in the neck 19 years ago

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case: An Orphan’s Ordeal

INMATE INFORMATION

Kurvin Richardson

Offender Name: KURVIN RICHARDSON
Offender ID: W94169
Date of Birth:
Age:
Race:
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:MCI Concord (Medium Security)

Psycho For Love: Michael Croote shot & killed his pregnant wife, Wendy Ann Croote

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Wendy Ann Croote
Wendy Ann Croote

Michael Croote shot and killed his pregnant wife Wendy. He turned himself in and confessed. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Wendy, but life in prison for their unborn son, David. He is up for parole now, and this needs to be stopped. He is truly a threat to society and should not be allowed to leave prison until he dies. Time is of essence in this case. Letters to the parole board need to be in by 10/21/2013. Letters should be emailed so they will be there on time.

Email letters to: victimservices@pap.state.ga.us

Sample letter (can be copied and pasted)

STATE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.E.
Balcony Level, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909
RE: Michael Croote – ID#GDC 608320

Dear Office of Victim Services:

Please DO NOT grant the release of convicted murderer, Michael Croote, into the Georgia Department of Corrections Work Release Program leading to Parole.

On June 24, 1990, Michael Croote shot his pregnant wife, Wendy, twice in the back of the head while she lay sleeping. This senseless act of violence ultimately lead to the death of their unborn child (7 months). Four hours later, Croote walked into the police department and admitted HE HAD MURDERED THEM, “because he was going to leave her and no man was going to have her”. There is no question of his guilt.

Croote received a LIFE sentence for feticide in the murder of his unborn son, David, as an autopsy determined he would have lived a healthy and normal life if his mother, Wendy, had not been murdered.

Because of Michael Croote’s complete disregard for human life, justice demands this convicted murderer be denied a work release program. This horrific act of violence was a personal choice made by Croote and he must continue to accept the consequences of his actions. Wendy and David do not get a second chance to live; they are gone forever. Therefore, Michael Croote does not deserve the privilege of freedom. Let there be truth in sentencing! PLEASE, do not release this convicted executioner to any programs leading to parole.

Thank you for your consideration,

Westerlo Grad, Pregnant, Shot By Husband
In Memory of Wendy Ann

INMATE INFORMATION

MichaelCroote prison mug

CROOTE, MICHAEL
GDC ID: 0000608320
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1965
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 175
EYE COLOR: BLUE
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: WILCOX STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. CROOTE,MICHAEL
A.K.A. CROOTE,MICHAEL A
A.K.A. CROOTE,MICHAEL ALLEN

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 268624
OFFENSE: VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
CONVICTION COUNTY: LIBERTY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1990
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 268624
OFFENSE: FETICIDE
CONVICTION COUNTY: LIBERTY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1990
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN 12/03/1990
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

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