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Update: Emanuel Murray Jr. murder *Trial begins for Richard McTear*

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Emanuel Wesley Murray
Emanuel Wesley Murray

News Archive: Emanuel Wesley Murray Jr. murder
Jury selection begins in murder trial of accused baby killer Richard McTear
Jury selection begins for man accused of throwing baby
Second trial to begin for Richard McTear, accused of killing baby
McTear jury pool narrowed to 135 on first day of selection process
Half of jury pool knows of baby-throwing case

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Richard McTear

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Monsters Among Us: Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga charged with killing his wife, Facunda Velenzuelaleon, and her 6-year-old daughter, Dayana M. Valencia

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Facunda Velenzuelaleon
Facunda Velenzuelaleon

Man held on $2 million in strangulation deaths of woman, 5-year-old girl
Suspect told friend he ‘had to kill’ 6-year-old girl as well as mother
5-Year-Old Killed Defending Mom From Abusive Husband
N. Idaho Man Charged with 2 Counts of Murder
Cops: Man kills wife, 6-year-old girl in Idaho

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Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga

Monsters Among Us: Eddie Wayne Davis raped and beat to death 11-year-old Kimberly Ann Waters; Execution set for July 10, 2014

Kimberly Waters
Kimberly Ann Waters

Eddie Wayne Davis was executed this evening. 7/10/2014

Find-A-Grave: Kimberly Ann Waters
As Execution Looms, Family, Friend Fondly Remember Victim of 1994 Lakeland Murder
Students deal with murder (scroll to the left) (part 1)
Murder (part 2)
Suspect in killing is jailed
System shares the blame for girl’s murder: Sheriff
Defense: why Davis killed girl is key
Girl’s killer sentenced to death
Davis apologizes to girl’s mother during hearing
Murderpedia: Eddie Wayne Davis
Judge Denies Stay of Execution for Man Who Killed Lakeland Girl
Child rapist, killer set to be executed in US
Lakeland child killer Eddie Wayne Davis set to be executed
Child rapist set to be executed Thursday; grandmother of victim to watch
Florida To Execute Man For Rape, Murder Of Girl
Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

INMATE INFORMATION

EddieWayneDavis prison mug

DC Number: 097852
Name: DAVIS, EDDIE W
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 223 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/12/1968
Initial Receipt Date: 03/17/1988
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
EDDIE DAVIS
EDDIE W DAVIS
EDDIE WAYNE DAVIS

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM HEART SUSIE :E.W.D.
TATTOO LEFT CHEST HEART BREAK THIS ONE
TATTOO RIGHT ARM VIRGO

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
05/28/1987 BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT. 03/11/1988 POLK 8702449 5Y 0M 0D
05/28/1987 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 03/11/1988 POLK 8702449 5Y 0M 0D
05/28/1987 BURGLARY TOOLS-POSSESS 03/11/1988 POLK 8702449 5Y 0M 0D
09/30/1984 BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT. 03/11/1988 POLK 8404335 5Y 0M 0D
03/03/1994 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/30/1995 POLK 9401248 DEATH SENTENCE
03/03/1994 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 06/30/1995 POLK 9401248 19Y 0M 0D
03/03/1994 KIDNAP V<13/AGG.CHLD ABUSE 06/30/1995 POLK 9401248 19Y 0M 0D
03/03/1994 SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM LT 12 06/30/1995 POLK 9401248 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
07/15/1994 POLK CO. SO. DETAIN 09/23/1994
10/11/1994 POLK CO. SO. DETAIN 04/25/1995

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
05/21/1985 12/08/1986
03/17/1988 04/05/1989
06/14/1989 10/20/1992
07/15/1994 Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Jerry Lee Fletcher

Gina Marie Justi
Gina Marie Justi

Victims
Gina Marie Justi, 14 [8/6/1971 FL]
Shirley McCune, 13 [4/19/1973 IL] (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Gina Marie Justi
Find-A-Grave: Shirley McCune
‘She Didn’t Deserve To Die The Way She Did’
Forensic lab finds lead in 1971 murder case
People of the State of Illinois v Jerry Fletcher 1976
Jerry Lee Fletcher v Michael P. Lane, Warden 1978
40-year-old Florida cold case finds way to Peoria
The coldest case: 42 years later, man admits to murder in Pinellas
DNA clues helping to solve cold case in Palm Harbor
Exclusive: Family reflects after girl’s killer convicted 40 years later

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Death in an Orange Grove

INMATE INFORMATION

JerryLeeFletcher

Offender Name: JERRY FLETCHER
Offender ID: C10877
Date of Birth: 03/22/1942
Age: 72
Race: Unknown
Gender: Unknown

Custody Status: Out of Custody
Date: 05/19/2014
Reason:Death

Monsters Among Us: Marcus A. Wellons raped and killed 15-year-old India Roberts; Executed 6/17/2014

remembering the victimsOn the evening of August 30, 1989, Saunders told Wellons that their relationship was over and that he must move out of her apartment. Wellons, who had recently been fired from his job, purchased a one-way ticket to Miami for a flight departing on the evening of August 31. Fearing to be alone with Wellons the night before his departure, Saunders told Wellons that she was going to Chattanooga to spend the night with her parents and enroll Tony in school. Instead, Saunders went to the home of a female friend.

That evening, Wellons began making desperate attempts to reach Saunders by telephone. He called her mother in Chattanooga repeatedly, only to be told that Saunders had not arrived. Wellons then called Saunders’ friends, but no one knew or revealed her whereabouts. He called his mother and told her he suspected that Saunders was with another man. Wellons became increasingly angry and began drinking. He ransacked Saunders’ apartment. He overturned potted plants and furniture, threw flour onto the floor, and poured bleach over all of Saunders’ clothes, carefully sparing his and Tony’s belongings in the process.

After the apartment was demolished, Wellons began attempts to cover up his deed. He broke a window, from the inside out, cutting his hand in the process and smearing blood around the apartment. He stacked electronic equipment by the door. He then called 911 at approximately 3:00 a.m. on August 31 to report a burglary.

When a police officer arrived, Wellons told the officer that he had come home to find the apartment ransacked, although no items were missing. Wellons explained to the officer that he cut his hand while struggling to uncover a stash of money to determine if it had been taken. Sometime after the officer left, Wellons wrote a racial slur across the wall in Saunders’ bedroom.

Several hours later, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the victim said goodbye to her mother and walked from her apartment, past Saunders’ door, toward the school bus stop. Shortly thereafter, Saunders’ next door neighbor heard muffled screams from inside Saunders’ apartment.

The apartment building was close to a wooded area, beyond which was a grocery store. At approximately 2:00 p.m., Wellons approached an acquaintance who was employed at the grocery store and asked to borrow a car. The acquaintance refused. Wellons told the acquaintance that when he (Wellons) returned home the previous night, he encountered two white men who were burglarizing the apartment. Wellons said that he successfully fought off the intruders but explained that he had in the process sustained the injuries to his hand.

About half an hour later, Theodore Cole, a retired military police officer, was driving near the wooded area behind the apartment complex. He spotted in the distance a person carrying what appeared to be a body wrapped in a sheet. He distinctly saw feet dangling from the bottom of the sheet. Cole drove on but then returned for a second look.

He drove around in the parking lot of the apartment complex and saw nothing. As he was driving away, however, he saw a man in his rear view mirror walk along the road and throw a sheet into the woods. Cole drove directly to the grocery store, where he called 911. Police officers arrived quickly and began a search of the woods.

The police first discovered sheets, clothing and notebooks bearing Tony’s name. Then, upon close inspection of a pile of tree branches near where had seen the man carrying the sheet, Cole spotted the body of India Roberts. When the branches were removed, the officers discovered that the victim completely unclothed, with cuts on one side of her face and ear and bruises on her neck.

During the search of the woods, Cole spotted a black man with a bundle under his arm near the apartment building and identified him as the man Cole had seen carrying the sheet. Cole and an officer chased the man, but as they approached the building, the man turned the corner and Cole and the officer heard a door shut. The officer learned from a passerby which apartment was occupied by a man fitting the description given by Cole. He knocked on Saunders’ door and announced his presence, but there was no answer. He returned to join the other officers, who were investigating the scene in full force, with helicopters overhead.

Wellons, now trapped inside Saunders’ apartment with residual evidence of his crime, gave up his attempt to dispose of the evidence in the woods. He first tried to clean the apartment and his clothes. He then abandoned that project, changed into swim wear, grabbed an old, yellowed newspaper and a cup of wine, partially barricaded and locked the door, and headed for the pool.

On his way, Wellons caught sight of a police officer and stopped abruptly. The officer began questioning him. Initially evasive, Wellons did ultimately tell officers that the injuries to his hand, and new scratches to his face, were sustained during a scuffle with two men whom he had caught burglarizing Saunder’s apartment.

While investigating the scene, officers had asked Cole whether either of two black males was the man Cole had seen carrying the sheet. Cole immediately ruled out each of the men. Then, while officers were questioning Wellons, one officer standing at a distance from the questioning asked Cole whether Wellons was the man he had seen. Cole said that although Wellons was wearing different clothing from the man he had seen carrying the sheet, and whom he had again seen near the complex, Cole was 75 to 80 percent certain that Wellons was the same man.

Later that day, officers searched Saunders’ apartment. Inside, they found numerous items of evidence including the victim’s notebooks and earrings. In Tony’s room, they discovered the victim’s panties. They also found blood on Tony’s mattress and box springs. The mattress had been flipped so that the bloody portion was facing downward, and the bed had been remade.

The autopsy revealed that the victim died from manual strangulation, which in itself would have taken several minutes. The autopsy also showed that Wellons had attempted to strangle the victim with a ligature, possibly a telephone cord, and that he had bruised her and cut her face and ear with a sharp object. The evidence suggested that Wellons had dragged or otherwise forcibly moved the victim from the kitchen up the stairs to Tony’s bedroom. Finally, the autopsy revealed a vaginal tear and copious amounts of what appeared to be seminal fluid within the victim’s vagina. She had defensive wounds to her hands, and her blouse was stained with her own blood.

Although a not guilty plea was entered for Wellons, he did not dispute his participation in the crimes. Instead, he urged the jury to return a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty but mentally ill.

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Georgia execution is first since botched Oklahoma procedure
Marcus Wellons executed

INMATE INFORMATION

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WELLONS, MARCUS A
GDC ID: 0000091080
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1955
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’02”
WEIGHT: 178
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. WELLON,MARCUS
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS A
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS ALFONSO
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS ALFPHONSO
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 314289
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/31/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 314289
OFFENSE: RAPE
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/31/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN 06/09/1993
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

Monsters Among Us: Gary Swierski killed his wife, Reina Swierski, and made his daughter help cover it up; Now he may be a suspect in another case as well

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Reina Swierski
Reina Swierski

Sunnyvale man arrested following 6-year cold case murder investigation
Stepdaughter of slain Sunnyvale woman comes forward
Woman’s skull found in Santa Cruz Mountains matched missing woman’s DNA
Man who forced daughter to bury body is convicted
Sunnyvale man convicted in 2005 murder of wife
Daughter testifies to helping South Bay man hide murder of unfaithful stepmother
Man who forced daughter to bury body is convicted
Sunnyvale Man Convicted Of Murdering Wife In 2005 Cold Case
Cold case killer convicted
Sunnyvale convicted killer got away with previous murder, prosecutor says
Man who killed his mail-order bride may have ‘gotten away with murder of girlfriend a decade earlier’

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall: The Deadly Deceiver

INMATE INFORMATION

Gary Swierski

Name: SWIERSKI, GARY
CDCR#: AM3372
Age: 53
Admission Date: 09/13/2012
Current Location: Mule Creek
4001 Highway 104
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-4911

Update: Reann Murphy murder *Jerrod Metsker pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP*

Reann Murphy
Reann Murphy

Monsters Among Us: Jerrod Metsker charged with the murder of 9-year-old Reann Murphy, whose body was found in a trash can
‘Daddy’s girl’ Reann Murphy of Wayne County, remembered
Jerrod Metsker pleads guilty to killing 9-year-old Reann Murphy, found dead in Wayne Co. trash can
Wayne County man pleads guilty in child’s murder
Two life sentences, no parole for Metsker
Neighbor pleads guilty to raping, killing 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in trash
Metsker gets two life sentences for murder of Reann Murphy
Ohio man pleads guilty to raping, killing neighbor girl, 9
Neighbor pleads guilty to raping, killing 9-year-old Ohio girl whose body was found in trash

INMATE INFORMATION

JerrodMurphy prison mug

JERROD E METSKER
Number: A654364 Inmate Photo
DOB: 02/05/1989
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 06/13/2014
Institution: Lorain Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
AGG MURDER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 5
Committing County: Wayne Admission Date: 06/13/2014 Degree of Felony: UC
RAPE Counts: 1 ORC: 2907.02 5
Committing County: Wayne Admission Date: 06/13/2014 Degree of Felony: First
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 5
Committing County: Wayne Admission Date: 06/13/2014 Degree of Felony: First

Sentence Information
Mandatory Sentence: Life Sentence
Indefinite Sentence Min: Life Sentence
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: February, 2902
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: FIRST HEARING

Monsters Among Us: Romalis Gordon killed 2 women at Lucky’s Truck Stop Casino during a robbery; Sentenced to life in prison

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Victims
Brenda “Granny” Roberson, 64
Schaeffer Francis, 29

Manager, Guard fatally shot at La. Casino
Judge finds casino-murder suspect mentally sound for trial
Attorneys seek to relocate accused killer’s trial
Gordon pleads guilty in casino murders
Man pleads guilty in casino officers murder
Cold Case: Christine Lazzaro murder 4/10/1993 Daytona Beach, FL *Romalis Gordon Jr., an inmate in Louisiana, confessed to her murder*

INMATE INFORMATION

Romalis Gordon

Offender Name: ROMALIS GORDON
Offender ID: 346172
Date of Birth: 07/16/1971
Age: 42
Race: African American
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Louisiana State Penitentiary

Monsters Among us: Gregory S. Hale confessed to killing Lisa Marie Hyder, dismembering her and then eating part of her

Lisa Hyder
Lisa Marie Hyder

Officials: Tennessee man dismembered woman, ate body
Family Members Shocked by Gruesome Murder
Officials: Tenn. Man Dismembered Woman, Ate Body
Tennessee man accused of killing woman, dismembering body then eating corpse
Coffee County man charged with killing, eating woman
Officials: Man Dismembered, Ate Woman’s Body
Man accused of eating corpse

Gregory Hale
Gregory Hale

Monsters Among Us: Antonio Laravie stabbed 2-year-old Chad Wilson to death, sentenced to life in prison

Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson

Antonio Laravie was paroled in January, but has apparently violated that parole again as he is back in prison.

State of Nebraska v Antonio Laravie 1975
Mother Gets Wish; Son’s Killer Not Set Free
Mother urges letters to keep killer behind bars
Parole hearing scheduled next week for convicted murderer
Man who killed Nebraska boy in 1973 paroled again
Nebraska man paroled in 1973 murder of 2-yr-old boy

INMATE INFORMATION

Antonio Laravie

DCS ID: 29138 — ANTONIO LARAVIE
Demographics
Inmate Committed Name
Last: LARAVIE
First: ANTONIO
Middle: ALMIO
Suffix:

Details
Gender: MALE
Race: NATIVE AMERICAN
Date of Birth: 04/16/1958
Facility: DIAGNOSTIC & EVALUATION CENTER

Sentence Information
Sentence Dates
Facility: DIAGNOSTIC & EVALUATION CENTER
Total Sentence: 10 Years 0 Months 0 Days To LFE Years Months Days
Sentence Begin Date: 12/20/1974
Good Time Law: 1307
Projected Release Date: LFE

Parole Information
Parole Eligibility Date: 09/12/1979
Parole Hearing Date:
Next Parole Board Review Date:
Parole Discharge Date:
Parole Discharge Type:

Release Information
Release Date:
Reason for Release:

Offense Information

Description MURDER 2ND DEGREE Felony
Run Code CC

Offense Term
Minimum 10 Yr 0 Mo 0 Days
Maximum LFE Yr Mo Days
County of Commitment KNOX

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