This Date in History: Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas 1993

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1993 : Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas
Branch Davidians
Introduction to the Branch Davidians
The Massacre of the Branch Davidians
Branch Davidians: David Koresh
Waco
Wikipedia: David Koresh
Wikipedia: Branch Davidian

Books
A Place Called Waco: A Survivor’s Story
Before the Flames: Story of David Koresh and the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists
The Ashes of Waco
Inside the Cult: A Member’s Chilling, Exclusive Account of Madness and Depravity in David Koresh’s Compound
Massacre at Waco : The Shocking True Story of Cult Leader David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

Movies/Documentaries
Waco: The Rules of Engagement
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco
Waco: The Inside Story
Waco: A New Revelation
“American Justice” Deadly Force
“A&E Biography” David Koresh: Preacher of Fire

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David Koresh

This Date in History: Richard “Night Stalker” Ramirez born 1960

6 victims

Victims
Jennie Vincow, 79, Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA [6/28/84]
Maria Hernandez, 22, Rosemead, CA [3/17/85] – survived
Dayle Okazaki, 34, Rosemead, CA [3/17/85] (picture 1)
Tsia-Lian Yu, 30, Monterey Park, CA [3/21/85]
Vincent Zazzara, 64, Whittier, CA [3/27/85] (picture 2)
Maxine Levenia Zazzara, 44, Whittier, CA [3/27/85] (picture 2)
William Doi, 66, Monterey Park, CA[5/14/85] (sometimes identified as Harold Wu) (picture 3)
Lillian Doi, 56, Monterey Park, Ca [5/14/85] – survived (sometimes identified as Jean Wu)
Mabel Bell, 83 Monrovia, CA [5/29/85] (sometimes identifed as Malvia Keller)
Florence Lang, 80, Monrovia, CA [5/29/85] – survived (sometimes identified as Blanche Wolfe)
Ruth Wilson, 41, Burbank, CA [5/30/85] – survived
Ruth Wilson’s son, 12, Burbank, CA [5/30/85] – survived
Patty Elaine Higgins, 32, Arcadia, CA [6/27/85]
Mary Louise Cannon, 75, Arcadia, CA [7/2/85]
Whitney Bennett, 16, Arcadia, CA [7/5/85] – survived (sometimes identified as Deidre Palmer)
Joyce Lucille Nelson, 61, Monterey Park, CA [7/7/85] (picture 4)
Sophie Dickman, 63, Monterey Park, CA [7/7/85] – survived
Chainarong Khovananth, 32, Sun Valley, CA [7/20/85]
Somkid Khovananth, ?, Sun Valley, CA [7/20/85] – survived
child Khovananth, 8, Sun Valley, CA [7/20/85] – survived
Lela Kneiding, 66, Glendale, CA [7/20/85]
Max Kneiding, 66, Glendale, CA [7/20/85]
Christopher Peterson, 38, Northridge, CA [8/6/85] – survived
Virginia Peterson, 27, Northridge, CA [8/6/85] – survived
Elyas Abowath, 35, Diamond Bar, CA [8/8/85] (picture 5)
Sakina Abowath, 29, Diamond Bar, CA [8/8/85] – survived (sometimes identified as Ahmed Zia]
Aamar Abowath, 3, Diamond Bar, CA [8/8/85] – survived (sometimes identifed as Suu Kya Zia]
Peter Pan, 66, Lake Merced, CA [8/17/85]
Barbara Pan, 62, Lake Merced, CA [8/17/85] – survived
William Carns, 29, Mission Viejo, CA [8/24/85] – survived
Inez Erickson, 27, Mission Viejo, CA [8/24/85] – survived (sometimes identifed as Renata Gunther or Carole Smith]

I do not have pictures for most of the victims. If you have one you would like to share, please let me know. I would like every single victim to be remembered.

The Valley Intruder : DAYLE OKAZAKI : Rosemead, March 17
The Valley Intruder : WILLIAM DOI : Monterey Park, May 14
Find-A-Grave: Elyas Abowath
The Valley Intruder : ELYAS ABOWATH : Diamond Bar, Aug. 8
Find-A-Grave: Vincent Charles Zazzara
Find-A-Grave: Maxine Levenia Zazzara
Murderpedia: Ricardo Munoz Ramirez
Richard Ramirez – “The Night Stalker”
Wikipedia
Richard ‘The Night Stalker’ Ramirez
Serial Killers
Seize the Night
NNDB
The History Channel

Books
The Night Stalker
Court TV Crime Stories: Serial Killers
The Night Stalker: The True Story of America’s Most Feared Serial Killer
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez *The Night Stalker* dies today while on death row

Movies/Documentaries
Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker
“History’s Mysteries: Infamous Murders” Terrorizing the Cities
Revelations: The End Times
Serial Killers
Nightstalker

INMATE INFORMATION

Richard Ramirez 2007

Name: RAMIREZ, RICHARD
CDCR#: E37101
Age: 52
Admission Date: 11/16/1989
Current Location: SAN QUENTIN
San Quentin, CA 94964
(415) 454-1460
Date of Death: 6/7/2013

This Day in History: Eva Oleson murder 2/27/1985 Provo, UT *Douglas Stewart Carter is convicted and sentenced to death*

Eva OlesenOn the night of February 27, 1985, Orla Oleson discovered his wife, Eva, murdered in their Provo, Utah home. The medical examiner testified that Mrs. Oleson had been stabbed eight times in the back, once in the abdomen, and once in the neck. The examiner further stated that Mrs. Oleson had received a fatal gunshot wound to the back of her head. Apparently, the murderer fired the gun at point blank range through a pillow to muffle the sound. Other testimony revealed that Mrs. Oleson’s hands had been tied behind her back with a telephone cord and that her pants and pantyhose had been pulled down (or off) and lay at her feet. Her sanitary pad had been removed and also lay at her feet.A specialist with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms determined that the markings on the slug removed from the body were consistent with those produced by a .38 special handgun. However, the police could not locate the weapon at the murder scene. The knife used to inflict the stab wounds came from the Olesons’ kitchen and was discovered on the floor near the body.Carter first surfaced as a possible suspect in the case in early to mid-March 1985. The police included Carter’s name on the original list of suspects for two reasons: (1) An eyewitness identified Carter as the probable perpetrator of an attempted “automobile trespass” which occurred about an hour or two prior to the murder in the same general area, and (2) the police received information that Carter’s wife, Anne, on learning of the homicide, had told someone that she rushed home to see if her husband was involved.Following these leads, on March 14, 1985, the police met with Carter and questioned him about both the automobile trespass charge and the Oleson homicide. Although Carter admitted that he knew Mrs. Oleson and could not account for his whereabouts on the night of the murder, he denied committing the crime. Carter was fingerprinted and released.

On March 20, 1985, the police again questioned Carter regarding the homicide. The police told him that they doubted his truthfulness because of some discrepancies between his and his wife’s statements. Carter asserted that he was telling the truth. The police then obtained Carter’s permission to take hair samples to compare with those found at the crime scene. The police learned a short time later that none of the hair samples taken from the Oleson residence belonged to an individual of Carter’s race, African-American. As of this date, Carter was one of about eight suspects in the homicide.

Carter did not emerge as the prime suspect until April 8, 1985, when his wife sought legal advice from Deputy Utah County Attorney Sterling Sainsbury and private attorney Robert Orehoski. On the morning of April 8, Anne Carter approached Sainsbury, whom she knew through her position as a clerk for the juvenile court, and told him that she thought her husband had been involved in the Oleson murder. According to Sainsbury, Anne Carter suspected that her missing handgun, a .38 special, was the murder weapon and she showed Sainsbury the receipt for its purchase. She feared that she would be implicated as an accessory to the crime because she owned the handgun and it was improperly registered. Finally, she mentioned that some of Carter’s clothes appeared to be bloodstained.

Sainsbury informed her that he was not her lawyer and that as a Deputy Utah County Attorney, he had a duty to report her story to the County Attorney’s Office. He then advised her to meet immediately with a private attorney and come forward with the information voluntarily. Early that afternoon, Sainsbury sought out the prosecutor assigned to the Oleson case, Deputy Utah County Attorney Wayne Watson, and related Anne Carter’s statements.

Anne Carter then approached Robert Orehoski, a private attorney who was representing her in a divorce action. Coincidentally, Watson was Orehoski’s private law partner. Anne Carter told Orehoski that Carter had given her information about the Oleson murder and that she was worried the missing handgun would be traced to her. Orehoski recommended that she seek a conditional grant of immunity in exchange for her information.

The parties dispute what occurred at this point. The State claims that Anne Carter agreed to Orehoski’s proposal and requested that he contact the County Attorney’s Office. According to the State, Orehoski then contacted Watson and, without revealing Anne Carter’s identity, described the proposed deal of conditional immunity in return for information. Watson accepted the proposal and produced a signed, handwritten conditional grant of immunity which he gave to Anne Carter in exchange for her information. Carter, on the other hand, asserts that Orehoski invited Watson into his office to question Anne regarding Carter’s involvement in the murder. Carter further asserts that Anne did not understand why Orehoski wanted her to speak with Watson, but she acquiesced because of Orehoski’s representation regarding the conditional grant of immunity. As a result of Anne’s disclosure, Carter claims that the focus of the investigation shifted from Orla Oleson to Carter.

Pursuant to Anne Carter’s consent, Provo police officers searched the Carter home, hoping to discover the missing handgun. Although they did not find the weapon, they discovered several articles of clothing that appeared to be bloodstained. The officers then requested, and Anne Carter signed, a new consent warrant permitting police to search for and seize any article of evidentiary value. A search warrant was simultaneously obtained from the local circuit court. Pursuant to these new warrants, the officers seized several articles of bloodstained clothing and copper-jacketed .38 caliber ammunition similar to that used in the homicide.

Later that day, Anne Carter met with Provo police officers to give a formal statement. At first, she refused to recount the information she had given to Watson and Orehoski. However, she grew more cooperative when a new officer was assigned to take her statement and, after some hesitation, provided the following account of Eva Oleson’s murder. On the evening of February 27, 1985, Carter went to visit his friend, Epifanio Tovar. While at the Tovar residence, Carter met two of Tovar’s friends. One of the men was a recently escaped convict who held a grudge against Provo Police Chief Swen Nielsen, a relative of Eva Oleson. The three men decided to go to the Oleson residence and steal Mrs. Oleson’s gold necklace. On arriving at the Oleson home, Carter waited in the car while the other two men knocked on the door and entered. Carter did not know that Mrs. Oleson had been murdered until the men returned with blood on their clothing and one of them said “she’s dead.” Carter also told Anne that he got Mrs. Oleson’s blood on his clothes when he reached out and pulled one of the men into the car.

As a result of the information received from Anne Carter, the police identified several witnesses, including Epifanio and Lucia Tovar. The Tovars gave a very different account of the murder, stating that Carter was the sole perpetrator and even bragged of his deed. The State relied heavily on the Tovars’ incriminating testimony at trial. Anne Carter’s statements also provided authorities with the identity and ownership of the .38 special murder weapon, 6 the .38 caliber bullets taken from Carter’s possession, and Carter’s bloodstained clothing.

On April 11, 1985, a warrant was issued for Carter’s arrest for the Oleson homicide. The following day, the State filed an information charging Carter with capital murder. After fleeing from Utah authorities, Carter was located and arrested in Nashville, Tennessee. While at the Nashville jail, Carter was interviewed first by Nashville authorities and then by Lieutenant George Pierpont of the Provo City Police Department, who had been sent to extradite Carter to Utah. After receiving Miranda warnings, Carter voluntarily confessed to Lieutenant Pierpont.

Find-A-Grave: Eva Petersen Olesen
Trial reset in killing of Provo woman
Resentencing underway
CARTER v. GALETKA
Utah
Douglas Stewart Carter appeal 1
Douglas Stewart Carter appeal 2
Douglas Stewart Carter appeal 3
Motion to dismiss Provo death row inmate’s appeal granted
Killer’s appeal is dismissed
Death-row appeals bring up painful memories for family of slain Provo woman
Douglas Stewart Carter – Utah Death Row

INMATE INFORMATION

Douglas Carter prison mug

Offender Number: 35443
Offender Name: DOUGLAS STEWART CARTER
DOB: Thu, 15 Sep 1955
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches
Weight: 150
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
DOUGLAS STEWART CARTER

Luis Osvaldo Cisernos murder 2/20/2003 *Parents, Genero Espinosa Dorantes and Martha Patlan convicted of his murder, sentenced to life in prison*


Luis Osvaldo Cisernos

4-year-old child abuse victim buried
People You’ll See In Hell: Genero Dorantes and Martha Patlan
FBI Poster
Genero Espinosa Dorantes, an alleged murderer, has been added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List”
America’s Most Wanted
First Amber Alert in TN
Hunt for child’s killer hits roadblocks
FBI Top Ten Fugitive Arrested in Mexico
Wikipedia: Genero Espinosa Dorantes
Mother’s Trial Starts In Child’s Death
Toddler’s Trial Presents Abuse Testimony
Toddler Murder Jury Returns Verdict
Boyfriend, Mother Get Life For Child’s Death
Couple Sentenced For Killing Toddler
State of Tennessee v Martha Patlan 2011

Defendants
Genero Espinosa Dorantes – convicted, sentenced to life in prison plus 22 years consecutive to the life sentence for child abuse
Martha Patlan – convicted, sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years consecutive to the life sentence for child abuse

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: ESPINOSA DORANTES, GENARO EDGAR
TOMIS ID: 00420728
Birth Date: 06/19/1970
Race: H
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: NWCX
Sentence Begin: 07/08/2006
Parole Eligibility: 06/13/2063

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: PATLAN, MARTHA MARTHA
Alias: PATLAN, MARTHA CANO
PATLAN CANO, MARTHA LETICIA
PATLAN-CANO, MARTHA
PATLAN-CANO, MARTHA ALICIA
PATLANCANO, MARTHA

TOMIS ID: 00420725
Birth Date: 03/02/1974
Race: H
Sex: F
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: TPFW
Sentence Begin: 07/08/2006
Parole Eligibility: 06/28/2063

This Date in History: Artie Mitchell murder 1991 Corte Madera, CA *Artie shot to death by his brother, Jim*


      Artie and Jim Mitchell

Mitchell Brothers
This Day in History: Video recreates the crime
NNDB
Crime Library story
Bay Area Trials of the Century
Wikipedia
Jim Mitchell Trial

Books
X-Rated – The Mitchell brothers : a true story of sex, money, and death

Movies/Documentaries
EOnline!
Rated X

Melissa Sue Mayer murder 3/25/2005 Clayton, NC *Stepfather, Ashley Reagan pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

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Melissa Sue Mayer
Melissa Sue Mayer

Stepfather appears in court
Clayton Man Charged With Murder Of Teen Stepdaughter
Clayton man confesses to killing stepdaughter, 16
Accused killer could face death penalty
Stepfather charged in death of girl
Johnston County Man Receives Life Sentence In Stepdaughter’s Slaying
Court full of fury for killer

INMATE INFORMATION

ASHLEY B REAGAN
DOC Number: 0337690
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Age: 38
Current Location: MAURY C.I.

Names: REAGAN, ASHLEY
REAGAN, ASHLEY BLAND
REAGAN JR, ASHLEY BLAND

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 02/23/2006
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 02/23/2006
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 08/01/2013
Current Location: COLUMBUS CI
Previous Location: MAURY C.I.
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM MAURY C.I.
Last Movement Date: 09/13/2012

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BA-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 02/23/2006
County Of Conviction: JOHNSTON
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 02/23/2006
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: ACTIVE SS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term: LIFE Maximum Term: LIFE

Commitment: INITIAL
Docket#: 05052731
Offense (Qualifier): MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date: 03/25/2005
Type: FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code: CLASS A

Gwendolyn Moore murder 8/4/1970 Hogansville, GA *Husband, Marshall Moore, charged with her murder, but died before the trial*

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      Gwendolyn Moore

(Marshall Moore died before his trial started)

Deadly Secrets Of The Well
Moore v. the State
DA featured in news program about 2/3 way down
Gwendolyn Moore – GA (Cold Case Clay)

Missing: Etan Patz 5/25/1979 New York, NY *Never found; Judge declares Jose Antonio Ramos responsible for Etan Patz death*


           Etan Patz                    age progressed to 17

News Archive: Etan Patz murder
In Memory of Etan Patz
Missing Poster
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
What Happened To Etan Patz?
Revisiting The Patz Case
NY Missing Child
Judge Rules That a Convicted Molester, Now in Prison, Is Responsible for Etan Patz’s Death
Inmate declared guilty in unsolved case of Etan Patz’s disappearance
Wikipedia
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
Etan Patz Declared Dead
Online Memorial
Long Island’s Missing Children
Where’s Etan?
No Longer Missing
National Missing Children’s Day, May 25

Books
Kidnapped : Child Abduction in America
Still Missing (this is a novel, based on the story of Etan)
Abduction of Etan Patz: The True Story of the Kidnapping That Ended the Age of Innocence

Movies/Documentaries
Without a Trace

INMATE INFORMATION

Jose Antonio Ramos

Jose Antonio Ramos
Age: 68 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 07/23/1943 Citizenship: USA
Race: HISPANIC Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: DALLAS
Permanent Location: DALLAS
Committing County: ERIE

Names:
First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix Name Type
JOSEPH BENITES Also Known As
JUAN BENITES Also Known As
JOSE RAMOS Also Known As
JOSE A RAMOS Also Known As
JOSE ANTIONIO RAMOS Also Known As
JOSE ANTONIO RAMOS Commit Name
JOSEPH RAMOS Also Known As
JOSEPH A RAMOS Also Known As
MIKE RAMOS Also Known As

Monsters Among Us: Eric Wright killed Lester Marks murder over some gold bars; After 23 years, he was convicted and sentenced to prison

remembering the victims

Find-A-Grave: Lester Clinton Marks
A true story of murder and false identity
Hearing Starts to Determine if 20-Year-Old Murder Case Should Be Tried
Silt woman says ex-husband might have killed her mother
Elusive ex-deputy faces murder charges
Former Alameda County sheriff charged with murder
Former Glenwood man pleads guilty to manslaughter
S.J. slaying mystery takes yet another strange twist
Man who once faked death has fatal heart attack

Books
Till Murder Do Us Part (ID True Crime Book 6)

Movies/Documentaries
Married with Secrets: Two-Faced
48 Hours: The Secret Life Of Eric Wright
48 Hours: Part II: A Secret Past
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry: The Man with Two Names
Charmed to Death: In Search of Mr. Wright


Eric Wright in 1980 and then in 2003
Eric Wright (aka Steve Marcum) pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in prison. He has been released from prison.

Murder In The Family: Frances Schreuder had her son, Marc, kill her father, Franklin James Bradshaw, so he would not disinherit her


Franklin James Bradshaw

Find-A-Grave: Franklin James Bradshaw
Remembering Frank Bradshaw (part 1)
Frank (part 2)
Second son questioned in Bradshaw murder
Heiress To Face Trial In Millionaire’s Death
Judge Finds Grandson Guilty
Murder trial jury hears arguments
Son testifies at socialite’s murder trial
Officer testifies Mrs. Schreuder believed father had remade will
Socialite guilty in father’s death
Socialite was convicted in killing of rich father
Socialite Sentenced To Life Term
Maximum Term Given In Killing
Socialite’s murder conviction upheld
Blog of Death
Mom who ordered Bradshaw slain dies
Son will attend Schreuder funeral
Murder for the Millions
The Greedy Heiress
Wikipedia: Franklin Bradshaw

Books
At Mother’s Request
Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder

Movies/Documentaries
At Mother’s Request
“Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder”
Power, Privilege & Justice: Family Secrets
My Dirty Little Secret: Who Wants to Murder a Millionaire

Defendants
Frances Schreuder – convicted, served 13 years in prison
Marc Schreuder – convicted, served 12 years in prison

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