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Psycho For Love: Jeffrey Lamb killed his wife, Cathy Lamb, for an insurance check for $27,000; Sentenced to LWOP

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Cathy Lamb
Cathy Lamb

Find-A-Grave: Cathy Renee Rippeon Lamb
Husband Charged In Slaying
Man Convicted Of Killing Wife
Killer Escapes Death Penalty
crimelibrary: Murder and a Movie: The Jeffrey Lamb Case
Tow-truck driver convicted in tire-iron beating death of estranged wife
Jeffrey T. Lamb v Water A McNeill 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Dog Day Afternoon
Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case: If Dogs Could Talk

INMATE INFORMATION

JeffreyLamb prison mug

DC Number: W19471
Name: LAMB, JEFFREY T
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: RED OR AUBURN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 6’01”
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/20/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 09/17/2007
Current Facility: SOUTH BAY C.F.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
JEFFREY LAMB
JEFFREY T LAMB
JEFFREY THOMAS LAMB

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/15/2004 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 11/21/2006 PALM BEACH 0412283 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/01/2000 GRAND THEFT O/20,000 L/$100,00 11/28/2006 PALM BEACH 0104582 2Y 0M 0D

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 09/17/2007
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

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Deadly Wives: Anna Antonio hired 2 men to kill her abusive husband, Salvatore Antonio; All 3 were executed

remembering the victims

Three Die For Murder
Anna Antonio, Two Men Pay Death Penalty at Sing Sing (part 1)
Mrs. Antonio Dies On Chair (part 2)
Justice Story: Evil ‘little Anna’ faces Sing Sing’s electric chair for murder of her husband
crimelibrary: The Last Stop
History: Schodack murder ended in execution
Murderpedia: Anna Antonio
Excerpt from: “Death Row Women: Murder, Justice, and the New York Press”

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Self-Made Widows

Anna Antonio

Defendants
Anna Antonio – convicted, executed 8/9/1934
Vincent Saetta – convicted, executed 8/9/1934
Sam Feracci – convicted, executed 8/9/1934

Deadly Wives: Tyler Patton killer her husband, Edward Patton Jr. for the insurance money

dvawareness3From Tyler Block-Patton’s appeal:

On January 16, 2001, at 9:31 p.m., the Overland Park Police Department responded to a 911 call made by the defendant.   She was inside her vehicle across the street from the residence she had shared with her husband, Ed Patton, Jr. She told officers that her husband had been sick with the flu and had wanted her to stay elsewhere.   She stopped by the residence and entered through the garage, noticing debris and drawers thrown around and items scattered in the stairway.   As she started up the stairs she heard a noise which scared her so she ran outside and called the police.

The responding officers entered the residence through the unlocked front door and noticed debris scattered throughout the house.   Ed Patton’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom which was filled with the odor of a decaying body.   He was lying on his back in bed with a blanket up to his neck, and his arms were down to his sides.   A second blood-soaked blanket was placed over his head, the headboard was splattered with blood, and a piece of his skull was lying up against the blanket.   The victim’s face was so bloody and swollen that it was unidentifiable.

Dr. Michel Handler conducted the autopsy and testified that the victim had been struck at least eight times in the face and skull and did not have any defensive injuries on his hands and arms to indicate that he was awake during the attack.   Four small pieces of dark wood were found in his hair and face, which were later identified as part of a bloody 2-by-4 piece of wood found on the back porch of the residence.   He ruled the cause of death a homicide and opined that the victim had been dead for at least 48 hours prior to discovery.   Pathologist Dr. Thomas Bennett reviewed the autopsy report, photographs, interviews, and investigative reports and opined that the victim died either the late evening of January 14 or the early morning hours of January 15, 2001.

Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the basement of the home.   Evidence technician Andy Black opined that the extent of drugs discovered was consistent with personal use rather than someone involved in the sale of drugs.   Officers discovered a pill bottle in back of the residence near a gate containing six different types of medication and three empty pill bottles inside the residence in the trash.

The defendant was interviewed by Detective Bobby Jo Hohnholt on January 17, 2001.   The detective testified over objection that the defendant had recent cuts on her hands during this interview.   Initially, the defendant told the detective that she cut herself while sanding cabinets but later said the cuts were from razor blades during a failed suicide attempt.   At trial, the defendant said the cuts were from razors and screwdrivers she used while remodeling cabinets.

During this interview, the defendant characterized her relationship in a positive manner, indicating that the victim was the best man ever, that he had her on a pedestal, that she received anything she wanted, and that their marriage only got better over time.   However, a January 2, 2001, tape-recorded argument between the defendant and the victim was discovered in the residence that indicated otherwise.

During the recorded argument, the victim indicated he thought the defendant wanted to commit suicide, and the defendant then said that she did not love him and wanted to end the relationship, that she was unhappy with their current residence and the amount of money the victim made, and that she planned to immediately move to a second home they had recently purchased.   At trial, the defendant claimed for the first time that this fight was precipitated by her observing the victim using cocaine and that the tape recording was turned on well into the fight.   The defendant moved to the new house on January 3, 2001, taking most of the contents of the marital residence with her.

The defendant told the detective that on Monday, January 15, 2001, she stayed home to work on remodeling her new house because it was a holiday.   The victim called her at about 10 a.m. saying that he missed her and wished they could be together.   She went shopping at Name Brand Clothing or Home Depot but made no purchases.   She then drove by the victim’s residence but did not stop.   At trial, she said that she stopped by the residence to pick up some articles and put clothes in the dryer.   The victim told her not to bother him for a few days because he was sick and wanted to get well, and he asked her to take care of the real estate calls as they came in.   She purchased a microwave at Sears at 5:27 p.m. that day, went to Walmart, and arrived home at her new house after 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2001, the defendant met with an employee of Drywall Basements to get an estimate on basement repairs around 10 a.m. and then drove by the victim’s house on her way to a bank.   The time on her bank receipt was 12:56 p.m. She went to a library and printing shop, although she did not have a receipt from either place.   She purchased keys from a lock and key store at 1:36 p.m. She went to Lowe’s but made no purchases there either, and she went to Burlington Coat Factory to purchase a pair of work jeans at 3:50 p.m.

She met with her visiting parents at their hotel between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The defendant and her parents subsequently drove to her new residence, passing the victim’s residence on the way.   Although the defendant thought it was unusual that the house appeared dark, she did not stop.   Her parents stayed for about an hour, and then the defendant went to Home Depot to buy several items so she would have an excuse to stop by the victim’s home.   The receipt showed the transaction took place at 8:39 p.m. After being told that the 911 call was placed at 9:27 p.m., she could not recall whether she went straight to the victim’s home or stopped at her new home first.   At trial, she remembered that she had run back into Home Depot to look at other items.   She left the victim nine voice mail messages throughout the day the victim’s body was found.

Greed led wife to kill husband, jurors told
Widow found guilty of murder husband
Woman convicted of killing husband (2nd story)
State of Kansas v Tyler Block Patton 2005

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: On the Market for Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

TylerPatton prison mug

BLOCK-PATTON, TYLER A, (KDOC # 0075049)
Name(s)
Name Type Name
Conviction BLOCK-PATTON, TYLER A
True BLOCK, TYLER ANN
Alias BERHART, TYLER A
Alias BLOCK, TYLER A
Alias BLOCK, PHYLLIS A
Alias HOUSTON, TYLER A
Alias PATTON, TYLER ANN
Alias WALSH, TYLER A

Birthdate(s)
Birthdate Type Birthdate Age
True May 24, 1950 64
Demographics
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Height 5′-5″
Weight 128
Gender Female
Race White

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Earliest Possible Release Date (1) Jul 05, 2026
Current Status Incarcerated
Admission Date Jul 02, 2002
Current Location (2) Topeka CF-Central
Custody Level Low Medium

(1) This date could be affected by a parole board decision or good time and/or program credit.
(2) Click on Location for the Facility web site.

Conviction(s)
County Johnson
Case Number (I) 01CR1606
Offense Date Jan 15, 2001
Sentencing Date Jun 14, 2002
ACS N/A
Criminal Conviction Description Murder in the First Degree
Counts 1
Crime Severity Level Off Grid
Case Status (II) Active

(I) If Number includes JV : Extended juvenile jurisdiction adjudications with adult prison sentences stayed, then imposed.

KDOC Physical Location History
Location Movement Date Movement Reason
Topeka CF-Central Apr 04, 2013 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Mar 26, 2013 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Sep 26, 2011 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Sep 22, 2011 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Oct 27, 2010 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Oct 27, 2010 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Mar 23, 2009 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Mar 23, 2009 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Nov 20, 2008 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Nov 20, 2008 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Jan 31, 2008 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Jan 31, 2008 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Nov 02, 2007 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Nov 01, 2007 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Aug 24, 2007 Returned From Court Appearance
Johnson County Aug 24, 2007 Released For Court Appearance
Topeka CF-Central Jul 02, 2002 New Court Commitment

KDOC Disciplinary Report(s) since January 1996
Date Class Location Type of report
Oct 20, 2002 1 Topeka Correctional Facility – Central Dangerous Contraband

Deadly Wives: Teresa Imel plotted and had her estranged husband, Kurt Imel, killed because he wanted a divorce and she wanted the insurance money

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Kurt Imel
Kurt Imel

find-A-Grave: Kurt Edward Imel
Slain Wal-Mart exec an easygoing family man, friends say
Four, including wife, arrested in killing of Tucson man with Sierra Vista ties
Police arrest 4 in executive’s death
Imel’s death ‘sad irony’
17-year-old faces trial as adult
Mom, daughter to be tried together in alleged murder-for-hire plot
Judge declares mistrial in murder of Wal-Mart exec
Teresa Imel to face 3rd trial in slaying
Inmate Vying for Life Insurance From Prison
Excerpt from “Wicked Deeds” Murder In America
Cold Blooded Murder Mysteries: Who killed Kurt Imel?

Books
Wicked Deeds: Murder in America

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Teresa Imel

Defendants
Teresa Imel – convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 28 years in prison
Tiffanie Marie Imel – convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole after 25 years
Daniel Ray Averett – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole after 25 years
Troy Alexander Bertling – pled guilty, sentenced to 22 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

TeresaImel prison mug

Inmate 163199
Last Name: IMEL
First Name: TERESA
Middle Initial: S
Birth Date: 04/23/1965
Gender: FEMALE
Height (inches): 66
Weight: 110
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Admission: 12/06/2001
Max Supervision End Date: 08/23/2025
Most Recent Loc: ASPC Perryville
Unit: ASPC Perryville Santa Cruz
Status: ACTIVE

Commitment Information 2 record(s)

Commit# Sentence Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A01 0210000 PIMA CR67115 07/28/1999 IMPOSED MANSLAUGHTER; DANGER/ REPETIT/ ENHANCE; D/NR CL2 N YES
A02 0070000 PIMA CR67115 07/28/2001 IMPOSED INVLV/ USE MNR IN DRUG OFFN; ATTEMPT TO COMMIT; ND/NR CL3 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)

Commit# Sentence yyymmdd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 021/00/00 12/03/2001 08/11/2017 08/02/2020
A02 007/00/00 12/03/2001 Consecutive:A01 Supervised:05/26/2021 08/23/2025 08/24/2021 04/11/2022

INMATE INFORMATION

TiffanieImel prison mug

Inmate 160401
Last Name: IMEL
First Name: TIFFANIE
Middle Initial: M
Birth Date: 10/28/1981
Gender: FEMALE
Height (inches): 66
Weight: 136
Hair Color: SANDY
Eye Color: GREEN
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Admission: 12/06/2001
Max Supervision End Date: LIFE
Most Recent Loc: ASPC Perryville
Unit: ASPC Perryville Santa Cruz
Status: ACTIVE

Commitment Information 1 record(s)

Commit# Sentence Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A02 LIFE PIMA 67215 06/01/1999 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE; CONSPIRACY; DEATH OR LIFE ND/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)

Commit# Sentence yyymmdd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 016/00/00 07/23/2001 07/31/2015
A02 LIFE 07/23/2001 LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DanielAverett prison mug

Inmate 160429
Last Name: AVERETT
First Name: DANIEL
Middle Initial: R
Birth Date: 07/07/1975
Gender: MALE
Height (inches): 67
Weight: 200
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Admission: 12/06/2001
Max Supervision End Date: LIFE
Most Recent Loc: ASPC Lewis
Unit: ASPC Lewis
Status: ACTIVE

Commitment Information 1 record(s)

Commit# Sentence Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A01 LIFE PIMA 67115 07/28/1999 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE; D/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 1 record(s)

Commit# Sentence yyymmdd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 LIFE 07/23/2001 LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

TroyBertling prison mug

Inmate 160326
Last Name: BERTLING
First Name: TROY
Middle Initial: A
Birth Date: 01/27/1981
Gender: MALE
Height (inches): 69
Weight: 150
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Admission: 08/02/2001
Max Supervision End Date: 07/29/2021
Most Recent Loc: ASPC Lewis
Unit: ASPC Lewis
Status: ACTIVE

Commitment Information 1 record(s)

Commit# Sentence Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A01 0220000 PIMA 67115 07/28/1999 IMPOSED MURDER 2ND DEGREE; MURDER SECOND DEGREE; ND/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 1 record(s)

Commit# Sentence yyymmdd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 022/00/00 07/23/2001 Supervised:07/29/2021 09/27/2024 07/29/2021

Psycho For Love: Kim VanPelt killed his wife of two weeks, Sandra Marie Ozment VanPelt, to collect the insurance money; He was sentenced to death

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Sandra VanPelt
Sandra VanPelt

Traces of blood found in slain woman’s home
Agent: Conditional insurance approved 6 days before woman was found dead
Trial date set in Colbert capital murder case
Trial opens today
Inmate testifies about fake confession
Jury convicts VanPelt of capital murder
North Alabama man convicted in slaying of his internet bride
North Alabama man convicted in slaying of his internet bride
Tuscumbia man given death sentence in wife’s slaying
Alabama man given death sentence in Michigan woman’s slaying
Alabama man given death sentence in Michigan woman’s slaying
Jury: Death for VanPelt
Kim VanPelt v State of Alabama 2009
Kim VanPelt – Alabama Death Row
New trial denied for VanPelt

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: Virtual Demise

INMATE INFORMATION

KimVanPelt prison mug

AIS: 0000Z737
Inmate Name: VANPELT, KIM
Race: W
Sex: M
Birth Year: 1961
Institution: HOLMAN DEATH ROW

Deadly Women: Julia Phillips had boyfriend Melvin Roberts killed when she found out he was ending their relationship

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Melvin Roberts
Melvin Roberts

Find-A-Grave: Melvin L. Roberts
Memory Hold The Door: Melvin L. Roberts
Sons of slain Melvin Roberts learn domestic violence first-hand
Today marks 2 years since murder of ex-York Mayor Melvin Roberts
Girlfriend charged in killing of former York Mayor Melvin Roberts
SC woman refuses to testify: ‘My confidence is in God, not the courtroom’
York jury for Julia Phillips murder trial hears 2 versions of former mayor’s death
Julia Phillips found guilty in Melvin Roberts’ murder
Julia Phillips guilty in Melvin Roberts’ murder; sentenced to life in prison
After Julia Phillips’ murder conviction, an accomplice remains uncaught
Julia Phillips begins life sentence in prison after murder conviction
From prison, Julia Phillips fighting for possession of late husband’s home
York Police: Reward to be offered in Melvin Roberts 2010 murder case
$10,000 reward offered for information on murder of ex-York Mayor Melvin Roberts
Murder of former Mayor of York gets national spotlight

Movies/Documentaries
Southern Fried Homicide: Romance Is Dead

INMATE INFORMATION

JuliaPhillips prison mug

INMATE DESCRIPTION
SEX: FEMALE
RACE: WHITE
HEIGHT: 5’03”
WEIGHT: 110lbs
AGE: 70
CITIZENSHIP: CITIZEN-NATIVE BORN
BUILD: SMALL
COMPLEXION: FAIR
HAIR COLOR: BLOND OR STRAWBERRY
EYE COLOR: BLUE
PICTURE DATE: 09/07/2013

INMATE SENTENCE AND LOCATION
SCDC ID: 00356902
SID: SC01946545
OFFENDER TYPE: ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
ADMISSION DATE: 09/06/2013
LOCATION: LEATH
SECURITY / CUSTODY: 3 / MININMUM IN
EWC LEVEL: 3F5
EEC LEVEL:
PROJECTED RELEASE DATE: NOT ELIGIBLE
PROJECTED PAROLE ELIGIBILITY: NOT ELIGIBLE
SUP. FURLOUGH ELIGIBILITY: NOT ELIGIBLE

CURRENT OFFENSES
OFFENSE BREACH OF TRUST/FRAUD INT
SENTENCE TYPE ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
YRS 0
MOS 0
DYS 0
COUNTY CHEROKEE
START DATE 11/12/2013
V/NV N
CAT 2
INDICT 11GS11-341
STATUS SERVED

OFFENSE MURDER
SENTENCE TYPE ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
YRS LIFE SENTENCE
COUNTY YORK
START DATE 08/27/20132
V/NV V
CAT 5
INDICT 11GS4601851
STATUS ACTIVE

DISCIPLINARIES NO DISCIPLINARIES DURING CURRENT INCARCERATION

MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT DATE TO LOCATION STATUS REASON
12/17/2013 LEATH INCARCERATED ADMINISTRATIVE
11/12/2013 GRAHAM CORR INST INCARCERATED RETURN FROM COURT
11/07/2013 CHEROKEE CO AUTH ABSENCE (AWL) TO COURT
10/08/2013 GRAHAM CORR INST INCARCERATED ADMINISTRATIVE
09/06/2013 GRAHAM R&E INCARCERATED NEW ADMISSION

EARNED WORK CREDITS
JOB DESCRIPTION START DATE END DATE TERMINATION REASON JOB LEVEL
WARDKEEPER ASSISTANT 12/19/2013 3F5
WARDKEEPER 10/22/2013 12/17/2013 INSTIT TRANSFER 3F5
MACHINE OPERATOR TRAINE 10/10/2013 10/21/2013 LATERAL TRANSFER 3F5

EARNED EDUCATION CREDITS
NO EARNED EDUCATION CREDITS DURING CURRENT INCARCERATION

Deadly Wives: Rosalina Edmondson had her ex-husband, Richard Manthie, kill her current husband, William Edmondson, for the insurance money

dvawareness3From Rosalina Edmondson’s appeal:

On December 29, 1981, police found the body of William Edmondson in a remote, wooded area of Kitsap County. Edmondson had been shot four times in the head, his chest had been crushed, and his nose broken. Drag marks led directly from his body to sets of boot prints and tire tracks.
Edmondson married Rosalina Manthie, an immigrant from the Philippines, on August 21, 1981. The day after the wedding, the Edmondsons drove from Washington to Montana, where Ms. Edmondson visited her former husband, Richard Manthie, an inmate of the Montana State Prison.
In September 1981, the Edmondsons bought $150,000 life insurance policies on each other’s lives. Her policy’s sole beneficiary was her daughter by Manthie; Edmondson’s policy named his wife and the same daughter as beneficiaries. The Edmondsons then bought a house for $60,000 near Lake Symington; Ms. Edmondson already owned a house at Long Lake, but did not allow her husband to use it. The Edmondsons bought mortgage insurance for the Lake Symington house; the policy provided that if either of them died before repaying the mortgage, the insurance company would pay the mortgage balance.
Between August and December of 1981, Ms. Edmondson visited Manthie at the Montana State Prison several times. She actively supported his attempts to get parole, representing herself to parole authorities as his present wife. Manthie finally got parole on December 17, 1981, and immediately flew to Seattle. Ms. Edmondson paid for his airline ticket and met him at the airport. She and Manthie spent the night at a hotel and then went to her Long Lake house for the weekend.
Edmondson was seen the evening of December 21, 1981, driving from the Lake Symington house with Ms. Edmondson in his red Gremlin. Early the next morning, Ms. Edmondson was seen at the Long Lake house washing the Gremlin’s interior. Her Long Lake neighbors noticed smoke issuing from the chimney of the house; they later testified that the smoke was too black to be woodsmoke. Ms. Edmondson asked to use her neighbors’ washing machine, something she had never done before.
When police found Edmondson’s body 8 days later, they summoned Ms. Edmondson to the police station for questioning. She denied involvement in her husband’s death and gave permission for officers to search her Long Lake house and the Gremlin. The next day she drove to Seattle to visit her lawyer. She instructed him to file claims on her husband’s insurance policies.
Searching the Long Lake house, detective found Manthie’s boots, which matched the prints at the place where Edmondson’s body was found. They also found bits of glass, of a rare type, near a smashed door, and drops of blood on the floor of the Long Lake house. They found evidence that clothing had been burned both in the fireplace and outdoors. In the Gremlin, they found glass particles matching those found in the house, blood flakes of Edmondson’s rare blood type, and hairs that were similar to Manthie’s.
Manthie was arrested and charged with murdering Edmondson. Ms. Edmondson unsuccessfully tried to obtain his release on bail. While awaiting trial, Manthie became friendly with Jesse Noble, a cellmate. He told Noble that he and Ms. Edmondson had agreed to kill Edmondson in order to collect on the insurance policies. Manthie related that he had shot Edmondson while in the Gremlin and that Ms. Edmondson had helped him dispose of the body and destroy evidence of the murder. Manthie also related part of the story to Fred Stocker, another cellmate.
Ms. Edmondson was charged with Edmondson’s murder in June 1982. She was represented at trial by two lawyers, one of whom is fluent in Tagalog, her native language. In addition, she was permitted to use an interpreter when she took the stand for cross examination.
In exchange for a favorable plea agreement on unrelated criminal charges, Noble testified against Ms. Edmondson, repeating what Manthie told him about the murder. Manthie did not testify. The parties stipulated that he would claim his privilege against self-incrimination and thus was unavailable as a witness. After 3 weeks of trial, the jury convicted Ms. Edmondson of aggravated murder in the first degree.

The State of Washington v Richard Wayne Manthie 1985
The State of Washington v Rosalina M. Edmonson 1986
Appeal Rejected

Books
Bodies of Evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: Crushed by Love

Defendants
Rosalina Edmondson – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Richard Manthie – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

RosalinaEdmondson

DOC Number: 289405
Offender Name: EDMONDSON, ROSALINA M
Location: Washington Corrections Center for Women
9601 Bujacich Rd. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300
(253) 858-4200

INMATE INFORMATION

Richard Manthie

DOC Number: 281010
Offender Name: MANTHIE, RICHARD W
Location: Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 537-1800

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