Rex Copeland murder 9/21/1989 Birmingham, AL *Samford Debate Coach William Slagle convicted, sentenced to life in prison; Parole denied for William Slagle**

Rex Copeland
Rex Copeland

William Slagle was sentenced to life in prison, but he still got the chance at parole. He tried in 2001 and 2007 but was denied each time. He died in prison in 2010.

Copeland Award for Top First Round At-Large Team
Suspect turns himself in
Ex-professor’s murder trial begins
Jurors see grisly tape in debate coach’s trial
Debate coach not badly cut, witness (part 1)
Coach (part 2)
Ex-debate coach convict
Debate coach gets life for killing his star student
Debate coach sentenced to life in prison
Debate Coach Gets Life Term In Stabbing Death Of Student
One hundred years of Samford Crimson
The Meaning of Life
Coach who killed debater will seek parole Monday
Slagle Parole Hearing
Debate Coach Killer Denied Parole
William Lee Slagle v State of Alabama 1992
William J Copland, et al v Samford University

Movies/Documentaries
Murder U: No Room For Debate

William Slagle
William Slagle

Update: Lt. Fred House murder *Update on Addam Swapp – paroled on July 9, 2013*

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Lt. Fred House

Lt. Fred House murder 1/28/88 (Singer-Swapp standoff) Marion, UT *Three members of Singer-Swapp family convicted, sentenced to prison, both State & Federal*
TribTalk
1988 LDS Stake Center Bomber Expresses Remorse
Swapp is sorry for crimes
Parole Hearing Today for Polygamist Behind Church Bombing
Adam Swapp Begs For Forgiveness And Release
Parole Denied for Addam Swapp
No parole for Addam Swapp
25 years after infamous standoff, Addam Swapp may soon be released from prison
Man who bombed LDS meetinghouse paroled
Addam Swapp to be paroled after 25 years behind bars
Leader in 1988 standoff released

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Addam Swapp

Update: Ward Parkway Shopping Center shooting

Ward ParkwayThe day after the shootings at Ward Parkway Shopping Center and the story is starting to unfold, although not everything has been confirmed officially. Apparently this all started when police went to make a welfare check on an elderly woman who had not been heard from. They found Patricia Ann Reed dead and her car missing. Then a police officer spotted her vehicle and pulled it over. As the officer tried to arrest the driver, he started shooting and shot the police officer in the arm and left. Then the suspect, now known as David W. Logsdon, 51, went to the Ward Parkway Shopping Center and started shooting. He killed 2 people in the parking lot, Leslie N. Ballew, 33, and Luke A. Nilges, 30. He then went into the mall and kept shooting. He wounded at least 2 people. Police arrived at the mall and confronted David, and during that confrontation, shot and killed him. It is discovered that David was a security guard at the Target store in the mall.

Today the police went to David’s home along with the Bomb and Arson squad. A police officer who went to the house earlier saw something suspicious inside while looking in the window. After sending in a robot, it was a confirmed:
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“We found that the house had been booby trapped with a bomb, a self-made bomb,” Police Chief James Corwin said at a Monday afternoon news conference.“David Logsdon had a plan. That plan was he had been an employee of the Target store. He had been turned down on a private security license for outstanding warrants. It’s our speculation at this particular time in the investigation that he had two handguns, a long rifle, and his objective was to go to the mall and cause havoc,” Police Chief James Corwin said

The mall was still closed today (of course) but according to the owners, it will reopen tomorrow.

So far I have not found pictures of the victims or anything about them yet. Except for a blog entry from a family member of Luke Nilges zombie’s Blog. Please keep all of the victims and their families in your thoughts and in your heart.

*note*
One story listed the suspect as James Logsdon, but in the news conference, they called him David, so that is what I used.

Victims
Patricia Reed, 67
Leslie N. Ballew, 33,
Luke A. Nilges, 30
David W. Logsdon, 51 (shooter)

KC police identify mall victims
Crime Scene KC blog
Few Answers In Fatal Shootings At KC Mall
Police: Mall Shooting Suspect’s Home Booby-Trapped
Home of Ward Parkway Gunman Booby Trapped
Woman says stepmom’s neighbor talked of shooting people
Kansas City Police Review Security Footage After Gunman Opens Fire at Target Store
Details Unfolding in Ward Parkway Mall Shooting
Neighbor: Mall gunman worked as security guard
Police: Gunman Wanted To Cause Havoc At KC Mall
Timeline
Shooter Identified in Ward Parkway Shooping Center Deaths
Kansas City Mall Shooter Disgruntled Over Being Denied Security License

Breaking News: Multiple Shootings at Ward Parkway Shopping Center 4/29/2007 Kansas City, MO

kc-ward-parkway-shooting.jpgThere was a shooting at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center today in Kansas City, Missouri. Reports say that two or three are dead, one reports says that includes the shooter. Several others are wounded, at least one is in critical condition. There was also incident actually started at a traffic stop on Bannister Rd. where the suspect open fire on the police officer, who was shot in the arm. Then a shooterwent to the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, entering Target and just opened fire. It is believed that he used an AK-47 or a rifle. Right now details for both shootings are very sketchy and seems to be a bit conflicting, as to whether it is one incident or two. However, they may not know yet. I will update as soon as I get better information.

*update* 5:55pm MDT
MSNBC is now reporting that 4 people are dead, including the gunman, whose body is still inside the mall. His identity and the other victims have not yet been released. One person was killed in a house (that I could not find any details on) and 2 others in the mall.

Officials: Two dead at Kansas City shopping center
Several Shot At Ward Parkway Shopping Center
Man opens fire in 2 locations, injures cop and 3 others
At least 2 dead in Kansas City mall shooting
Two Killed in Kansas City Shooting
LATE-BREAKING NEWS: Deadly Mall Shooting

Missing: Natalee Holloway 5/30/2005 *Missing during a class trip to Aruba*

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Natalee Holloway

NataleeHolloway.com
Missing Person Poster
America’s Most Wanted
Yahoo News Stories
Missing in Aruba
Wikipedia
What Really Happened To Natalee Holloway
Court TV coverage
Natalee Holloway: New Clues
Blogs for Natalee
Aruba yard searched for second day in Holloway case

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The main suspects

Satish Kalpoe
Deepak Kalpoe
Joran van der Sloot

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Update: Quinton and Marquise Jackson murders *Brian Gilbert convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

quinton-and-marquiseBrian Gilbert will be in court today to face a Judge on the murder charges for killing Quinton and Marquise Jackson and the rape of their sister. It should be a short hearing, just to read the charges and say NO BAIL. At least I believe that is what will happen.

*Update 4/27/2007*

Brian Gilbert went to court and was ordered held without bond. No surprise there. Now, Deputy Police Chief Michael Shields , Gilbert went to the residence to return a cell phone.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Shields said Friday morning that Gilbert had returned to the mother’s home to return a cell phone, when he decided to discipline the boys about cleaning up and he became angry and struck Quinton with a barbell.After that, he stabbed both Quinton and Marquis, and also stabbed the 13-year-old female relative and sexually assaulted her, before leaving her for dead, Shields alleged.“He thought the girl was dead, so when he realizes that she wasn’t is about the time she’s breaking away from the house, and at the same time, simultaneously, from her leaving the house is when the mother is arriving,” Shields said. “The mother doesn’t realize what’s going on but this all happening simultaneously.”

There was also a press conference today concerning the case. According to Police Chief Michael Shields, Gilbert was convicted in 1998 of predatory sexual assault. Also, the mother, Quince Jackson and Brian Gilbert had only recently started dating (something like 3 weeks). He came to the home sometime between 7pm and midnight. The exact time is not known. The children allowed him in as he was not a stranger to them. At some point, Gilbert decided that he could discipline the children over not doing their chores. This escalated to where he hit Quinton (the oldest) with a barbell. He then stabbed Marquis. The sister jumped in to help her brothers and was stabbed and then sexually assaulted. This story is quite different than the story that was told by other witnesses and family friends yesterday. I don’t believe anyone deliberately said the wrong thing or it was reported wrong. It was just a highly emotional time and people were freaked out a bit.

Gilbert’s lawyer answered a few questions today, but nothing of real substance. She kept saying that this was an “emotionally charged” situation and that was a concern to them. She also admitted that the State could go for the ultimate punishment, the death penalty. Which I believe that they will and should. I cannot even begin to understand what Quince Jackson is going thru at this time, one daughter in the hospital and her boys dead, and knowing that her boyfriend did it. For her and her daughter, I hope that justice is served and he is executed, quickly–not twenty years from now.

Marquise and Quinton Jackson murders 4/26/2007 Chicago, IL *Suspect in custody*
Update: Marquise and Quinton Jackson murders *Mother’s ex-boyfriend, Brian Gilbert, charged with their murders*
Mother’s night of grief
Boyfriend In Court In Murder Of Woman’s Sons
Ex-Boyfriend In Court In Murder Of Woman’s Sons
Sex offender faces murder charges
Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Boys’ Deaths
IL – Quinton, 14, & Marquise Jackson, 12, murdered, sister raped, 26 April 2007

INMATE INFORMATION

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B38060 – GILBERT, BRIAN
Parent Institution: PONTIAC CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: PONTIAC
Sex Offender Registry Required

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 12/05/1970
Weight: 213 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 01 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, FOREARM, LEFT – PISTOL W/MOBBING
TATTOO, CHEST – LOVE MOM GOD
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – BUD
TATTOO, FOREARM, RIGHT – THUGLIFE,BRIAN

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 11/29/2011
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 07CR1097601
CLASS: M
COUNT: 2
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 04/26/2007
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 07CR1097601
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: ATTEMPT MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 04/26/2007
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 07CR1097601
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON
CUSTODY DATE: 04/26/2007
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 97CR2652601
CLASS: X
COUNT: 2
OFFENSE: PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASLT
CUSTODY DATE: 09/16/1997
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

MITTIMUS: 97CR2652601
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASLT
CUSTODY DATE: 09/16/1997
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

MITTIMUS: 92CR23248
CLASS: 2
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: ROBBERY
CUSTODY DATE: 09/04/1992
SENTENCE: 4 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

Update: Marquise and Quinton Jackson murders *Mother’s boyfriend, Brian Gilbert, charged with their murders*

brian-gilbert.jpgThe names of the victims in the stabbing deaths at a South Side Chicago home early this morning have been released: Marquise Jackson, 12, and Quinton Jackson, 14. The sister’s name is not being released as she is a victim of a sexual assault. Reports have also stated that she was also stabbed. She is still listed in stable condition and will be okay. The suspect, Brian Gilbert, has been charged with 2 counts of first degree murder, 1 count of attempted first degree murder, and aggravated criminal sexual assault. Gilbert was a registered sex offender.

A family friend has stated that the children’s mother had broken up with Gilbert about 2 months ago after her daughter told her that he tried to molest her. There has been alot of problems between them ever since.

NBC5 spoke with a man who said he was a friend of the family’s. He said that the mother’s former live-in boyfriend no longer lived in the home, and that there was bad blood between the man and the mother. “She wasn’t in love with him no more,” said one man. “He had tried to molest her daughter a few months ago.”

These murders have devasted a family, a community and the school that the children attended. It was senseless and uncalled for. There is no reason to maliciously murder children. NO REASON.

Marquise and Quinton Jackson murders 4/26/2007 Chicago, IL *Suspect in custody*
Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend Charged In Murder Of 2 Boys
2 boys found dead in Chicago; suspect in custody
Man charged in South Side murders
Charges Filed In South Side Slaying
Update: Quinton and Marquise Jackson murders *Brian Gilbert convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Monsters Among Us: Edward Albert Seibold killed 3 young girls in 1967; Sentenced to death, which was changed to life in prison

Victims
Sarah Elizabeth “Libba” Sinclair, 18,
Mary Lynn Sinclair, 9
Mary “MayMay” Matherly Durant, 8 (Mary Lynn’s best friend)
Juanita Sinclair, mother, survived

UPDATE: 8/15/2012 – Edward Seibold was DENIED parole again.

3 Girls Murdered; Two Others Escape
Edward Albert Seibold v State of Alabama 1970
Living with Murder: Auburn family torn apart in a killer’s rampage… and it’s not over yet
Killer’s parole date unnerves survivors of Auburn rampage
Killer details triple slaying on eve of parole hearing
Revulsion lingers 40 years after murders
Triple murderer Seibold should never be granted parole
Convicted killer denied parole
Board Denies Parole In Seibold Triple-murder Case
Parole Hearing coming up for killer Edward Seibold – Help stop this killer from being paroled 2012

Podcasts
Episode 102: The Sinclair Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

Update: Lentz family murders *James Koepp pleads on DUI; Had affair with victim*

Lentz Family

Victims
Danyetta Lentz, 38
Nicole Lentz, 17
Scott Lentz, 14

News Archive: Lentz Family murders
GazetteXtra Special: Lentz Family Murders
Wife Says Accused Janesville Killer Had Affair
Koepp’s Wife: He Had Affair With Slain Woman
Triple Murder Suspect Pleads Out on Driving Charges
Janesville Murder Suspect Guilty Of Drunk Driving
Koepp Pleads Guilty To Drunken Driving Charges
Four years on traffic charges

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Update: Linda Damm Juergens murder *Autopsy results in; Victim stabbed 18 times*

dv awareness


Linda Damm Juergens

News Archive: Linda Damm Juergens murder
One Suspect In Damm Murder Released On Bond
Teen Pleads Guilty As Accessory In Lafayette Mom Slaying
Teen pleads in Damm murder
Autopsy: Damm Was Stabbed 18 Times
Autopsy: Lafayette Mom Stabbed 18 Times In Neck
Testimony paints portrait of dismemberment attempt

damm-suspects

Defendants
Tess Damm
Bryan Grove
Jared Smith
Jared Sajal Guy

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