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Deadly Women: Suzanne Margaret Basso killed her lover, Louis “Buddy” Musso, along with 5 others;executed on 2/5/2014

Buddy Musso
Louis “Buddy” Musso

Louis “Buddy” Musso
Six accused of killing over broken ornament
State orders trial for 6 in murder of disabled man
Man faces life term for his role in murder
Man is convicted in beating death case
Man gets life sentence in torture-slaying case
Woman Executed In Texas For 1998 Torture Killing
crimelibrary: Suzanne Basso and the Murder of Louis ‘Buddy’ Musso
Murderpedia: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Wikipedia: Suzanne Basso
Basso’s daughter tells of abuse by mother now on death row
Texas Death Row: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Heartburn Can Be Murder
Bernice Ahrens v State of Texas 2001

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Thorny Rose of Texas

Defendants
Suzanne Margaret Basso – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed 2/5/2014
James O’Malley Jr. – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Bernice Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 80 years in prison
Craig Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Hope Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Terance Singleton – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Suzanne Basso

No last statement

Offender Information: Suzanne Margaret Basso

INMATE INFORMATION

James O'Malley

SID Number: 06198728
TDCJ Number: 00880912
Name: O”MALLEY, JAMES DAVID
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1974-09-30
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HODGE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-04-21
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809227
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Bernice Ahrens

SID Number: 06198731
TDCJ Number: 00875450
Name: AHRENS, BERNICE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1943-11-28
Maximum Sentence Date: 2078-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2078-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809224
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 80-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Craig Ahrens

SID Number: 06198732
TDCJ Number: 00875656
Name: AHRENS, CRAIG
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1973-04-19
Maximum Sentence Date: 2058-08-26
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: 2058-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809226
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

INMATE INFORMATION

Terrance Singleton

SID Number: 06198514
TDCJ Number: 00875316
Name: SINGLETON, TERENCE JERMAINE
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-01-12
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-19
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809228
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Hope Ahrens

SID Number: 06198989
TDCJ Number: 00895931
Name: AHRENS, HOPE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1976-02-26
Maximum Sentence Date: 2018-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2018-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2008-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-10-28
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809225
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00
Last Parole Decision: Denied on 08/21/2014

NEXT REVIEW (08/2015)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date: 08/2015

Family Annihilator: Ronald Gene Simmons killed 16 people, mostly family; In return, he was executed

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Simmons family

Victims
Ronald Gene Simmons Jr., 29 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca Simmons, 46 [12/22/1987]
Barbara Simmons, 3 [12/22/1987]
Loretta Simmons, 17 [12/22/1987]
Eddie Simmons, 14 [12/22/1987]
Marianne Simmons, 11 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca “Becky” Simmons, 8 [12/22/1987]
William “Billy” Simmons II, 23 [12/26/1987]
Renata Simmons, 22 [12/26/1987]
William H. “Trae” Simmons III, 1
Sheila Simmons McNulty, 24 [12/26/1987]
Dennis McNulty, 23 [12/26/1987]
Sylvia Gail Simmons, 6 [12/26/1987]
Michael Simmons, 20 months [12/26/1987]
Kathy Kendrick, 24 [12/28/1987]
J.D. Chaffin, 33 [12/28/1987]

Police seek motive for 16 murders; accused man silent since arrest
Home reflected accused mass murderer, neighbors say
Hostage recounts words of accused mass killer
Family members were buried outside wall built for privacy
Simmons may have begun killing while victims slept
Son tried to save family from father
Police say Simmons foiled early arrest
Accused murderer keeps own counsel
Prosecutor to seek death penalty when Simmons comes to trial
Simmons Convicted of 2 Slayings
Simmons convicted in shooting spreee
crimelibrary: Fathers Who Kill
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture: Ronald Gene Simmons
Ronald Gene Simmons #131
Murderpedia: Ronald Gene Simmons Sr
Wikipedia: Ronald Gene Simmons

Books
Zero at the Bone, Story of Gene Simmons Mass Murderer

Movies/Documentaries
Most Evil: Control Killer

Ronald Gene Simmons
Ronald Gene Simmons

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

Victims
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

Books
The Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Unmistakable Truth

Walt Waldhauser
Walt Waldhauser aka Michael Lee Davis

Defendants
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

INMATE INFORMATION

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

INMATE INFORMATION

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

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.

INMATE INFORMATION

Lisa Ann Coleman

SID Number: 05077759
TDCJ Number: 00999511
Name: COLEMAN, LISA ANN
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

INMATE INFORMATION

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
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2006-09-18
County: TARRANT
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″

Books
Shop of Horrors

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Solemn Vows

INMATE INFORMATION

Michael Griffith

Michael Durwood Griffith

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

Glatman known victims

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

Books
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

Movies/Documentaries
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

Movies/Documentaries
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.”

INMATE INFORMATION

WilliamHapp prison mug

DC Number: 117027
Name: HAPP, WILLIAM F
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
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

Aliases:
WILLIAM F HAPP
WILLIAM FREDERICK HAPP

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT CHEST DEE ON L. BREAST

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 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 07/31/1989 LAKE 8801037 SENTENCED TO LIFE
05/24/1986 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 07/31/1989 LAKE 8801037 SENTENCED TO LIFE
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

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