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Monsters Among Us: Markum Duff-Smith, Allen Wayne Janecka, and Walt Waldhauser planned and carried out the murders of members of Duff-Smith family

John and Diana Wanstrath
John and Diana Wanstrath

Gertrude Duff-Smith Zabolio, 57 [10/15/1975]
John Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Diana Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Kevin Wanstrath [7/5/1979]

Murderpedia: Markham Duff-Smith
Johnny Bonds, a Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit, Breaks the Murder Case That Became His Obsession
Making a Killing
A Killer By Any Other Name
Markham Duff-Smith v Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (habeas corpus denied)
Killer confesses before his execution
Texas executes man who had mother killed
Killers executed in Georgia, Texas
Harris Officials Fight Release Of Triggerman in 3 Deaths
Ex-officer tries to keep man linked to Texas murders locked up
Hitman who killed Houston toddler executed
Allen Wayne Janecka #869
An investigator who simply won’t quit his case

The Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit

On The Case With Paula Zahn: Unmistakable Truth

Walt Waldhauser
Walt Waldhauser aka Michael Lee Davis

Markham Duff-Smith – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 6/29/1993
Walt Waldhauser – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison [new name Michael Lee Davis]
Allen Wayne Janecka – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 7/24/2003
Paul MacDonald – sentenced to 16 years, paroled 11/04/1984


Markham Duff-Smith

Last Statement:

I am the sinner of all sinners. I was responsible for the ’75 and ’79 cases. My trial was not just; it was not fair; they lied against me. I love all of those on Death Row, and I will always hold them in my hands. Those who stood by me, I will always love you. Jim and Judy Peterson and Chaplain Lopez, I thank you for staying by my side.

Inmate Information: Markham Duff-Smith


Allen Wayne Janecka

Last Statement:

First of all, I want to say God bless everyone here today. For many years I have done things my way, which caused a lot of pain to me, my family and many others. Today I have come to realize that for peace and happiness, one has to do things God’s way. I want to thank my family for their support. I love you. I am taking you with me. You all stay strong. I love you. I also want to say thanks to the Chaplains who I have met through the years and who have brought me a long way. And I cherish you as my family and at this time…oh, Ken, my little son, I am coming to see you. Oh Lord, into your hands I commit my spirit. Thy will be done.

Inmate Information: Allen Wayne Janecka

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Parents Gone Wild! Marcella Williams and her lover, Lisa Ann Coleman, starved and tortured her daughter, Davontae Williams, to death

Say NO to Child Abuse

Devontae Williams
Davontae Marcel Williams

Find-A-Grave: Davontae Marcel Williams
U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal of woman on Texas death row for Arlington boy’s starvation
Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution
Texas carries out a rare occurrence: An execution of a woman
Arlington woman executed for child’s torture death
Woman Executed for Boy’s 2004 Starvation Death
Arlington woman executed for abused boy’s death
Murderpedia: Lisa Ann Coleman

Last Statement:
I just want to tell my family I love them, my son, I love him. The girls on the row I love them and keep their heads up. Tell Darlie, I love her, hand in hand. God Bless ya’ll. I’m alright, tell them I finished strong. I love ya’ll, I’m done. I love you Richie, I love you. Thank you Brad and John, all of ya’ll. God is good. I love you Auntie. I’m done.


Lisa Ann Coleman

SID Number: 05077759
TDCJ Number: 00999511
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1975-10-06
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: GOREE
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1993-06-05 POSS WIT DEL C/S COCAINE 1993-10-07 TARRANT 0514965D 5-00-00
1999-08-21 BURG HABIT 2000-06-23 TARRANT 0741977D 2-00-00
2004-07-26 INJURY TO CHILD-S/B/I 2006-06-19 TARRANT 1016470R 99-00-00
2004-07-26 CAPITAL MURDER-DEATH 2006-06-21 TARRANT 1016470R 8888-88-88


Marcella Williams

SID Number: 05769634 TDCJ
Number: 01394045 Name: WILLIAMS, MARCELLA L
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1981-02-19
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2044-07-26
Offender Visitation Eligible: YES

Offense History
Offense Date: 2004-07-26
Sentence Date: 2006-09-18
Case No.: 09422790
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Monsters Among Us: Michael Durwood Griffith was executed for raping and killing Deborah Jean McCormick

remembering the victims

Media Advisory: Michael Griffith scheduled for execution
Ex-Texas Deputy to Be Executed for Florist’s Murder
Michael Griffith – 06/06/07 – TX
June 2007 Executions: Michael Griffith
Texas Execution Information Center: Michael Griffith
Murderpedia: Michael Durwood Griffith
Michael Durwood Griffith #1079
Excerpt from “Death Penalty USA, 2007-2008″

Shop of Horrors

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Solemn Vows


Michael Griffith

Michael Durwood Griffith

Serial Killer: Harvey Murray Glatman *The Lonely Hearts Killer* and *Glamour Girl Slayer*

Glatman known victims

Judith Ann Dull, 19
Ruth Mercado, 24 [7/24/1958]
Shirley Ann Bridgeford, 24 [3/9/1958]
Lorraine Vigil (survived) [10/27/1958]
Dorothy Gay Howard (suspect)

Woman captures slayer
Serial killer Harvey Glatman captured, October 31, 1958
Slain Models
Ex-Convict Confesses Three Strangle Deaths
Admits Killing Three Women
Police Watch Over Slayer
Prosecutor Asks Death in Slayings
Judge demands death for murderer of 3 women
Profile: Harvey Glatman
crimelibrary: Harvey Murray Glatman: First of the Signature Killers
Murderpedia: Harvey Murray Glatman
Serial Killers Podcast: Harvey Glatman

Rope: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Harvey Glatman
HELLBOUND: The Sadistic Sex Murders Of Harvey Glatman
Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI

Dragnet 1966 (TV movie)
Dark Temptations: Hollywood Bondage

Harvey Glatman
Harvey Murray Glatman

Wikipedia: Harvey Glatman

Monsters Among Us: William Frederick Happ raped and killed Angela Crowley; He was executed October 15, 2013

Angie Crowley
Angie Crowley

Find-A-Grave: Angela Hope Crowley
Rewards Offered For Information Leading To Arrest In Murder Case
Murder Suspect To Fight Extradition
Happ withdraws plea agreement at last minute
Tentative Trial Date Set In Crowley Murder
Rape, Murder Trial For Happ Set For Dec. 1
Happ trial gains notoriety over list of witnesses (part 1)
State’s case mostly circumstantial (part 2)
State starts its case against Happ
Victim’s friends take stand in Happ trial
William Fredrick Happ v State of Florida 1999
Victim in 1986 murder chose Fla. to pursue dream
Slain Lauderdale Lakes woman’s family awaits execution of her killer Tuesday
Happ Executed Nearly Three Decades After Murder of Angela Crowley
William Frederick Happ #1351
Murderpedia: William Frederick Happ

Swamp Murders: The Wrong Turn

Final Words
“For 27 years, the horrible murder of Angela Crowley has been clouded by circumstantial evidence and uncertainty. For the sake of her family, loved ones and all concerned, it is to my agonizing shame that I must confess to this terrible crime.”


WilliamHapp prison mug

DC Number: 117027
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/19/1962
Release Facility: UNKNOWN-2
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED


Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
05/24/1986 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 07/31/1989 LAKE 8801037 DEATH SENTENCE
05/24/1986 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE 07/31/1989 LAKE 8801037 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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
09/26/1991 CALIFORNIA DOC DETAIN 04/30/1993
11/13/1991 AMENDED..SACRAMENTO DETAIN 04/30/1993

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 08/02/1989
Date Out-of-Custody 10/15/2013

Monsters Among Us: David Lee Herman was executed for the murder of Jennifer Burns during a robbery

remembering the victims

Jennifer Burns
Harold “Clay” Griffin (survived)
Sally Fogle (survived)

Inmate’s suicide attempt fails
State court upholds murder convictions
Convicted killer executed after failed suicide attempt
Ex-topless nightclub manager put to death
Murderpedia: David Lee Herman

Unusual Suspects: Nightclub Nightmare


DavidLeeHerman prison mug

Last Statement:

It was horrible and inexcusable for me to take the life of your loved one and to hurt so many mentally and physically. I am here because I took a life and killing is wrong by an individual and by the state, and I am sorry we are here but if my death gives you peace and closure then this is all worthwhile. To all of my friends and family, I love you and I am going home.

Inmate Information: David Lee Herman

Deadly Duo: Beunka Adams and Richard Aaron Cobb – Robbed BDJ’s, took the employees and a customer hostage, killed one

Kenneth Vandever

Kenneth Wayne Vandever, 24
Nikki Ansley Daniels, 29 (survived)
Candace Driver (survived)

Four inmates, including Victoria man, lose appeals
Victim’s families react to execution
Buenka Adams no longer taunts victims during execution
East Texas man’s final hours on death row
Murderpedia: Beunka Adams
Beunka Adams #1294
Beunka Adams has been executed, last statement
Cobb set to die today for 2002 murder, sex assault
Survivor has been waiting 11 years for execution of Cherokee Co. man
Murderpedia: Richard Aaron Cobb

House of Horrors: Kidnapped: Field of Nightmares

Buenka Adams – convicted, executed [4/26/2012]
Richard Aaron Cobb – convicted, executed [4/25/2013]

Offender Information

Beunka Adams

Name Adams, Beunka
TDCJ Number 999486
Date of Birth 12/10/1982
Date Received 08/30/2004
Age (when Received) 21
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 09/02/2002
Age (at the time of Offense) 19
County Cherokee
Race Black
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5′ 06″
Weight 179
Eye Color Brown
Native County Cherokee
Native State Texas
Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 09/02/2002 in Cherokee County, Texas, Adams entered a convenience store and robbed a twenty-four year old white male and shot him one time in the head. Adams then attempted to rob, kidnap and sexually assault two other adult white females. Adams then fled the scene with an unknown amount of money.

Race and Gender of Victim
White Male and Two White Females

Beunka Adams last statement:
First, I want to let my mom know not to cry, there is no reason to cry, everybody dies. Everybody has their time, don’t worry about me. I’m strong. To my family: my old man, my kids, daddy is sorry. I love each and every one of you. I’ll be looking for you. To my wife, I love you. The last two years have been the best. All my kids, mom, nieces, and nephews, I am proud of all of ya’ll. I love each and every one of ya’ll. I really love ya’ll.

To the victims, I’m very sorry for everything that happened. I am not the malicious person that you think I am. I was real stupid back then. I made a great many mistakes. What happened was wrong. I was a kid in a grown man’s world. I messed up, and I can’t take it back. I wasn’t old enough to understand. Please don’t carry around that hurt in your heart. You have got to find a way to get rid of the hate. Trust me, killing me is not going to give you closure. I hope you find closure. Don’t let that hate eat you up, find a way to get past it.

Linda, I love you, I appreciate you. I hate the way things turned out. Ms. Sheri, thank you. To the victims again, I hate the way all of this happened to ya’ll. I don’t think any good will come of this. I am going to see ya’ll again. I love ya’ll, be strong for me. Keep your heads up. I came into the world strong. I’ll leave the world strong. Warden, go ahead. I am sorry for the victim’s family. Murder isn’t right, killing of any kind isn’t right. Got to find another way.

Offender Information

Richard Cobb

Name Cobb,Richard Aaron
TDCJ Number 999467
Date of Birth 04/02/1984
Date Received 01/23/2004
Age (when Received) 19
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 09/02/2002
Age (at the time of Offense) 18
County Cherokee
Race White
Gender Male
Hair Color Brown
Height 05’10″
Weight 150
Eye Color Blue
Native County Smith
Native State Texas
Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 09/02/2002, in Cherokee County, Texas, Cobb and co-defendant, abducted three victims, a male and two females. Cobb and his codefendant fatally shot the male victim, sexually assaulted and shot the two female victims and left their bodies in a field.

Adams, Beunka

Race and Gender of Victim
1 White/Male; 2 Unknown/Females

Richard Cobb last statement:
Life is death, death is life. I hope that someday this absurdity that humanity has come to will come to and an end. Life is too short. I hope that anyone that has negative energy towards me will resolve that. Life is too short to harbor feelings of hatred and anger. That’s it.


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