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Deadly Teens: Sarah Isabel “Cindy” White sets on fire the home of the Roberson family, killing 6

remembering the victimsFrom Sarah White’s appeal:   Neighbors alerted the fire department on December 31, 1975, that a home located at 24 Sayre Drive, Greenwood, Indiana, was in flames. The defendant was seen coming from the rear of the home; she was hysterical, screaming, and was restrained from reentering the burning home. The residence was the dwelling house of Charles and Carol Roberson and their four minor children, Michael, Dale, Gary and Rita. All six of the Robersons perished in the fire. The coroner testified that each of them died from carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation. The defendant had been living with the Roberson family.

After an extensive investigation into the cause of the fire, it was determined that the fire had been deliberately set. Burn patterns found in the home showed that an accelerant such as gasoline had been used. The accelerant caused the rapid burning of the home as well as the intense heat generated. Experts testified that the occupants of the home had probably perished within a few minutes of the initial conflagration.

The defendant was burned only slightly. Her testimony was to the effect that she had awakened from her bed on the living room couch, seen the flames on the wall near the Christmas tree, alerted the family, and attempted to get the children out. The smoke was so thick, though, that she lost touch with the children; she exited through a small, rear bedroom window, thinking that the children and the family would be behind her.

Testimony elicited at trial revealed that the defendant had made a telephone call, on the night of the fire, to her sister-in-law. The defendant was inquiring about a fire, which had occurred two days earlier, at her grandmother’s home. The defendant was most interested in how the fire started and in whether her siblings (who were living with her grandmother) had received new clothes as a result of the fire. It was less than four hours after the defendant had inquired about the fire at her grandmother’s house that the Roberson home was in flames. The arson investigators stated unequivocally that the Roberson fire was not accidental. The Christmas tree was a flame-proof variety; tests within the courtroom demonstrated that the tree would melt before it would ignite. The wiring, the appliances, the gas lines, and the furnace of the Roberson home were all checked. The results demonstrated that the fire itself had damaged each system, rather than the system causing the fire.

Additional evidence was introduced. Nude and pornographic photographs of the nineteen-year-old defendant were found in Charles Roberson’s billfold. Love letters written by the defendant to Charles Roberson were also found. The pajamas worn by the defendant were shown to be made of a highly flammable material; yet they were not burned at all. Inconsistencies in the defendant’s recollection of the fire were demonstrated through the testimony of those to whom the defendant had told her story. The defendant had a history of emotional disturbance, especially since the death of her father, and had spent the year prior to moving in with the Robersons as a patient in LaRue Carter Hospital.

Victims
Charles Roberson, 45
Carole Roberson, 41
Michael, 7
Dale, 6
Gary, 5
Sissy, 4

Suicide fails
Sarah Isabel White v State of Indiana 1978
Sarah Isabel White v Indiana Parole Board 1999
Indianapolis Monthly: Inside Story

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Mad or Bad

INMATE INFORMATION

SarahWhite

SARAH I WHITE
DOC Number 0394
First Name SARAH
Middle Name I
Last Name WHITE
Suffix
Date of Birth 06/24/1957
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/21/1976
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 8463
County of Conviction JOHNSON
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

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William Thomas Zeigler, Jr. was convicted of killing 3 family members and an employee, but is he really guilty?

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Zeigler and Edwards

Victims
Eunice Zeigler, 31, wife [12/24/1975]
Perry Edwards, father-in-law [12/24/1975]
Virginia Edwards, mother-in-law [12/24/1975]
Charles May, Jr., 35, employee [12/24/1975]

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William Thomas Zeigler, Jr. – Florida Death Row
About.com Crime: William Zeigler
Commission on Capital Cases: William Zeigler
William Thomas Zeigler is innocent
Murderpedia: William Thomas Zeigler, Jr

Movies/Documentaries
ID Films: A Question of Innocence: William Thomas Zeigler

INMATE INFORMATION

William Zeigler prison mug

DC Number: 053948
Name: ZEIGLER, WILLIAM T
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 148 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/25/1945
Initial Receipt Date: 07/19/1976
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
WILLIAM T ZEIGLER
WILLIAM T ZEIGLER JR.
WILLIAM THOMAS ZEIGLER

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
12/24/1975 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 07/16/1976 DUVAL 7601082 DEATH SENTENCE
12/24/1975 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 07/16/1976 DUVAL 7601076 DEATH SENTENCE
12/24/1975 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 07/16/1976 DUVAL 7601076 SENTENCED TO LIFE
12/24/1975 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 07/16/1976 DUVAL 7601076 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.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 07/19/1976
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

News Archive: Stay Family Massacre

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Stay Family
Stay Family

Breaking News: 6 people killed, including 4 children, in a domestic dispute in the Houston, TX area
Update: Stay Family Massacre *Ronald Lee Haskell charged for killing 6 people

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Ronald Lee Haskell

Update: Stay Family Massacre *Ronald Lee Haskell charged for killing 6 members of the Stay Family*

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Stay Family
Stay Family

Statement by the family:
“Stephen and Katie Stay and their beautiful children were an amazing and resilient family. They lived to help others, both at church and in their neighborhood. We love them beyond words.
Cassidy Stay, 15, who survived the attack, is expected to make a full recovery. We are grateful for this miracle. We are in awe of her bravery and courage in calling 911, an act that is likely to have saved all of our lives. She is our hero. More information will be forthcoming in the days ahead about her heroics, but right now we want to concentrate on getting her well.
We are also grateful for all who have reached out with their prayers, well-wishes and offers of help. We send our unending gratitude to law enforcement and first responders whose quick actions saved many lives.
We are shocked and devastated by this tragedy that has taken these precious souls away from us. At this time, we are not able to make any statements or grant any interviews as our grief is difficult to bear. Please respect our privacy and that of our family members as we continue to try to make sense of what’s happened.”

I want to repeat that Cassidy Stay is a hero. If not for her, it was very probable that her grandparents would have also been murdered. I admire her strength and bravery. I do hope she will be okay.

News Archive: Stay Family Massacre
Teen hailed as hero for saving grandparents from family massacre
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Utah man charged with capital murder in Spring killings
Prosecutors: Spring couple, 5 children shot execution style
Alleged Texas Shooter Ron Haskell Choked, Threatened Mom Week Ago
Ex-Utahn accused of killing 6 in Texas was ordered to stay away from ex-wife
Violent past of alleged mass shooting gunman Ronald Lee Haskell
Ex-Utahn is suspect in fatal Texas shooting
Grandparents speak out about horrific murders of son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren
Accused Spring gunman collapses during court appearance

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Ronald Lee Haskell

Breaking News: 6 people killed, including 4 children, in a domestic dispute in the Houston, TX area

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The alleged shooter has been identified as Ron Lee Haskell.

4 children, 2 adults dead in Spring-area shooting
Six dead in shootinging North Harris County
Deputies: 6 killed, including 4 children, in domestic dispute in Spring area
4 children, 2 adults shot dead in Spring subdivision; SWAT standoff underway with shooter
Tense standoff underway following grisly scene in N. Harris CO.
Houston father allegedly kills 6, including 4 of his children, in suburb
Authorities: Man kills 4 children and 2 adults in Texas shooting
News Archive: Stay Family Massacre

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Family Annihilator: Mesac Damas charged with the murders of his wife and children

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Damas Family victims

Victims
Guerline Damas, 32
Meshach, 9
Maven, 6
Marven, 5
Megan, 3
Morgan, 19 months

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Thousands mourn at Damas funeral: ‘Did not deserve to die in such a horrific way’
Thousands mourn at Damas Funeral
Police: ‘Person of Interest’ in Multiple Florida Murders Fled to Haiti
Mother, five children killed (several articles)
Dad admits killings to reporters, blames crime on ‘spirit’
Mesac Damas Placed Warning on Facebook
Mesac Damas’ mother-in-law awarded $100,000 from slain family’s life insurance
Murderpedia: Mesac Damas
Accused murderer refuses to shower, sickens other inmates
Accused killer refuses to shower

Mesac Damas
Mesac Damas

Bermuda Sands Motel murders: Three people dead, 1 injured in shootings at Myrtle Beach motel

Bermuda Sands victims

Victims
Jamie Williams, 28
Devonte Dantzler, 21
Sandy Gaddis Barnwell, 22

Myrtle Beach police seek man in shooting that left three dead, one injured on Ocean Boulevard
Horry County Coroner’s Office releases victims’ names in Myrtle Beach triple homicide
Victims identified in Myrtle Beach shooting
3 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at US Beach Motel
Shootings in Myrtle Beach leave three dead, two wounded
3 dead in Myrtle Beach shooting
Report provides new details on triple homicide at Myrtle Beach motel
Myrtle Beach police seeking witnesses to two shootings that killed 3, injured 2 on Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach Police confirm multiple shootings
RAW AUDIO: 911 calls from Myrtle Beach motel triple homicide released

Bermuda Sands Motel

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