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Christine Marie Ham murder 4/24/2005 Philadelphia, PA *Derrell Savage, Felicia Dawson, Demarcus Hamms & John Garrett all convicted and sentenced to prison*

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Christine Marie Ham

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Guilty verdict in death of girl, 15
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Final Defendant Convicted in Slaying of Girl, 15
Man gets life in woman’s torture killing

Defendants
Felicia Dawson, 19 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP
Demarcus Hamms, 19 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP
Derrell Savage, 20 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP
John Garrett, 17 – convicted in juvenile court; remanded to custody until he is 21

INMATE INFORMATION

First Name: DERRELL
Middle Name:
Last Name: SAVAGE
Name Type: Commit Name
First Name: DERRELL
Middle Name: VINCENT
Last Name: SAVAGE
Name Type: True Name

Inmate Details
Age: 27 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 03/14/1985 Citizenship: USA
Race: BLACK Complexion: DARK
Height: 6′ 01″
Current Location: FOREST
Permanent Location: FOREST
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

INMATE INFORMATION

First Name: FELICIA
Middle Name: LEONDRA
Last Name: DAWNSON
Name Type: Also Known As

First Name: FELICIA
Middle Name:
Last Name: DAWSON
Name Type: Commit Name

Inmate Details
Age: 26 Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 06/20/1985 Citizenship: USA
Race: BLACK Complexion: MEDIUM
Height: 5′ 05″
Current Location: MUNCY
Permanent Location: MUNCY
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

INMATE INFORMATION

First Name Middle Name Last Name Suffix Name Type
DEMETRIUS COSEY Also Known As
DEMETRIUS LEBRON COSEY Also Known As
DEMETRIUS LABRON COSY Also Known As
DEMARCUS HAMMS Commit Name
DEMARCUS A HAMMS Also Known As
DEMARCUS ARRON HAMMS Also Known As
MICHAEL LAMOUNT HINES Also Known As
TORREY LAMAR HINES Also Known As
TOO SWEET TOO SWEET TOO SWEET Also Known As

Inmate Details
Age: 26 Sex:
MALE
Date of Birth: 08/09/1985 Citizenship: USA
Race: BLACK Complexion: MEDIUM
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: FAYETTE
Permanent Location: FAYETTE
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

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12 Responses

  1. May you rest in peace Christine. The people who hurt you will now have to spend the rest of their lives in prison.

  2. No apology will ever be accepted for the brutal murder of my niece Christine. And no sentence will ever bring her back or put closure to this crime. Thank you Bonnie for taking the time to put a blog of my niece on your page. God Bless.
    Jennifer
    RIPCMH

  3. I was Christine best friend for years along with 2 orthers. I will miss her. Not a day go by that I don’t think about my friend that I used to laugh and smile and cry with and just do about everything that friends do together. The people who kilt my friend I hope they suffered in what the judge decides their punishment should be. My friend was supposed to graduate this year with me and I am going to miss all that because of people who acted without thinking. My greatest sympathy goes out to the family. I love you Christine I miss you Rest In Peace Sweetie.

  4. This is a horrible crime. This is the first I’ve heard of it. I hope your murderers rot in hell. God you you sweet child.

  5. I will allways love and miss you deerly. I hold you close to my heart always and forever. I know that your in a better place but I’d give the world to just see you once more. I hope that your family isdoing well and that the people that did this to you will rot in hell for the rest of their lives. I miss you so so much honey and i hope to see you soon. Live misrrible goes on without you. We shed many tears over you hun. I love you deeply.

  6. Girl, you know I miss the good times we had, I mean its been 3 years already and I still acn’t forget the times we laughed, cried, talked, and went about like good friends. I wish that I could have been a better friend or been there to intertwine becaus ethen maybe you wouldn’t be dead now. I blame myself so much hun and I just want you to know that no matter how long your gone or where your at, you will always be in my heart. I can’t help but cry over you babe. you were a great friend, and even a better person. You touched so many hearts when you were on this earth and we are deeply missing you. We were all scare dto lose you and now that we have, we don’t know what to do. I give my depest simpathy to your mother and family because I know their pain and I can only tell you that it hurts like hell. To the ones that kilt you, I’m greatful that you let that beautiful soul run free, but your so lucky I didn’t find you cause that was the bets thing that ever happened to me and you kilt her. Yall all can rot in hell fo rall I care. Lubbing you gurl always & 4eva

  7. Christine it has been four years today. I miss you alot. You know this I was talking to you on Easter.(The last day I seen my niece alive). Sure enough on Tuesday after Easter she came to me in a dream. It was so real and she told me she had to tell me something. She was screaming my name and crying. I gave her a hug and she told me she saw the gate. When I questioned her about what gate I woke up in a puddle of sweat. I know you have made to the ever lasting life you have made that known to me. I love you, and miss you so much.

  8. I went to school with 3 of the accused. After all these years i still can’t belive that they would do something like this. I wish i could have done something to stop them. Christine rest peacefully for those that took your life face the ultimate justice.

  9. Christine, I can’t believe it’s going to be 5 years next month since you left us. I’m still waiting for you to come in the door with you bubblely laugh saying Aunt Jeanne I’m here can I use your computer. I love you and miss you.

  10. What can i say -my heart goes out to them,why did all this have to happen-the laws need to be changed, stop letting people out of jail-and stop saying sorry-it will never bring loved ones back-NO YOU DONT KNOW HOW WE FEEL-THIS NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU-AND MAYBE ONE DAY-YOU WILL FEEL HURT-BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER SAY THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN TO ME ITS ALL AROUND WAKE UP-IT HURTS DEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. I’m just gonna make this short and sweet…..Christine….not a day goes by we don’t think about u…..and as I hold back tears writing this….we love u

    R.I.P

  12. Hi my name is ciera savage and one of those suspects were my brother derrell savage he was christines boyfriend n iknow my brother and he did no such thing my brother had a big heart hes the one that tried to tell christine but she thought he was joking and demarcus and his brother even said that my brother didnt do it .. they said james didnt either but i know im only 14 and i was young when derrell went to jail but i remember ppl hitting him n he didnt hit back because he had a big heart like that he loved christine , and i remember at court me and my mom were in the bathroom with christine mom at court she said she knew he didnt do it , derrell didnt even know about the plan .. so dont listen to everything the report says because he wouldnt hurt a fly and if you know christine’s mom please contact me on my email Savage.ciera@yahoo.com .. christine you were always beautiful and i remember meeting you once you were funny and your in a better place now R.i.p ❤

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