Update: Geontae Glass murder *Mother, Shalinda Glass, pleads not guilty*

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Geontae Tavories Glass

Geontae Glass murder 12/04/2006 Albertville, AL *Mother, Shalinda Glass and her boyfriend, Kevin Towles, charged with his murder*
Find-A-Grave: Geontae Tavories Glass
In The Arms Of The Angels: Geontae Glass
New Information on Geontae Glass’ Death
Mother pleads not guilty in Etowah County hoax kidnapping-murder
Glass Pleads Not Guilty in Son’s Glass
Update: Geontae Glass murder *Mother’s boyfriend, Kevin Towles convicted, sentenced to death; Mother, Shalinda Glass, pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

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Defendants
Shalinda Kalika Glass
Kevin Andre Towles

Update: Karishma and Jayprakash Dhanak murder *Iftekhar Murtaza in custody*

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Jayprakash and Karishma Dhana

News Archive: Karishma and Jayprakash Dhanak murders
Man Detained in Double Slaying of Father, Daughter
Authorities Believe Religious Differences Played Role in Slaying of California Father, Daughter
Person of Interest Arrested in Anaheim Murders
America’s Most Wanted
Religion may have played a role in OC slaying
‘Person of interest’ held in Anaheim slaying case
Family defends man held in double murder

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Iftekhar Murtaza

This Week’s Carnival of the True Crime Blogs

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Carnival of the True Crime Blogs LXXVIII

Murder-Suicide: Gilberta Estrada hangs her 5 children, then hung herself; 1 child survived

Estrada girls
Estrada girls

Victims
Maria Teresa Estrada, 5
Yaneth “Janet” Frayre, 3
Magaly Frayre, 21 months
Evelyn Frayre (survived)
Gilberta Estrada (mother)

Texas Police Probe Possible Murder-Suicide After Mom, Kids Found Hanged
Police: 4 dead in mobile home, hanging infant still alive
North Texas mom, 4 children found hanging
Police: Mom hangs kids, self — baby survives
Mother hangs herself, 4 children; infant found alive
Children may have been sleeping as mother began hanging process
Texas mother found hanging with children; four dead
“Horrendous” Scene As Mom Hangs Self, Kids
Murderpedia: Gilberta Estrada

Gilberta Estrada
Gilberta Estrada

Joanna White murder 5/28/2007 West Islip, NY *Philip Zagarella held Joanna White hostage, then killed her and then himself*

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Gunman Murders Woman, Sexually Assaults Grandchild in 14-Hour Hostage Standoff in Long Island
Gunman Commits Suicide, Kills One In West Islip Standoff
2 die in 14-hour standoff in home
In Long Island Standoff, Ex-Convict Kills a Hostage and Then Himself

Murder In The Family: Janet Murphy killed her stepmother, Josephine Schmitt; Sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Woman is charged in stepmom’s death

INMATE INFORMATION

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R85419 – MURPHY, JANET
Parent Institution: LOGAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: LOGAN

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 05/26/1951
Weight: 157 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Female
Height: 5 ft. 04 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Hazel

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
PIERCED EARS – 1X EA

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 12/16/2009
Projected Parole Date: 05/12/2037
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 05/12/2040

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 07CR1301801
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 05/12/2007
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Update: Jennifer Kesse disappearance *New reward $1 million if you find her by July 4*

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Jennifer Kesse

Orlando Police Release Surveillance Video in Hopes of Finding Woman Missing for 16 Months
Find Jennifer Kesse
Jennifer Kesse archive Orlando Sentinel
New Video, Information Released In Jennifer Kesse Case
Missing: Jennifer Kesse since 1/23/2006 from Orlando, FL

Deadly Wives: Ellen Gil killed her husband, Edward Gil; Sentenced to 20 years in prison

dv awarenessFrom Gil’s appeal: Summit Detective Robert Mase testified as follows. In the early morning hours of May 26, 2007, Detective Mase responded to the report that a woman had called 911, stating that she had stabbed her husband. The detective proceeded to an apartment on Archer Avenue in Summit, Illinois. Arriving at the apartment, he knocked on the open door and announced his office. The detective could hear running water, and a female voice responded that she was “back here.” He proceeded to the kitchen where he observed defendant Gil washing a large kitchen knife. At the detective’s request, she put the knife down and sat at the dining room table.

Detective Mase then looked into the bedroom area and observed the victim’s body on the edge of the bed; there was a large amount of blood on his body and on the bedding. The victim was unresponsive. Learning that the victim was defendant Gil’s former husband, the detective asked her what had happened to him. Defendant Gil replied, ” ‘He is dead. He pissed me off, so I stabbed him.’ ” At her request, the detective allowed defendant Gil to smoke a cigarette. He observed no obvious injuries on defendant Gil. On cross-examination, Detective Mase acknowledged that he could not determine where the victim was when the stab wounds were inflicted. He further acknowledged that he did not examine defendant Gil for injuries.

Michelle Mrozek testified as follows. In May 2007, Ms. Mrozek worked as a bartender at the Town Tap Bar in Summit. The victim lived in a nearby apartment building and was a patron of the Town Tap. Ms. Mrozek had known him for about year and half, and they had become friends. She had known defendant Gil for about a year; the victim had introduced them. Defendant Gil told Ms. Mrozek that the victim was allowing her to stay with him because she lost her job and her insurance.

On May 25, 2007, the victim came into the Town Tap at 6:30 p.m. and ordered a beer. Defendant Gil arrived at 7 p.m. and had a Baileys on the rocks. Later, while the victim and defendant Gil were dancing, Ms. Mrozek heard them arguing about the victim’s ex-wife, Joyce.
Defendant Gil appeared upset and wanted to know why Joyce was calling the victim. He explained that Joyce just wanted someone to talk to because she had cancer. The argument ended, and the couple continued drinking until 11 p.m., when they left the bar together. Ms.
Mrozek recalled that defendant Gil had six Baileys on the rocks, and the victim had eight beers.

At 11:30 p.m., defendant Gil returned to the Town Tap alone and threw a $20 bill on the bar stating, ” ‘Give me a drink on the bastard’s money.’ ” She had another Baileys on the rocks and took out the victim’s cell phone. Defendant Gil wanted Ms. Mrozek to help her locate Joyce’s telephone number, but Ms. Mrozek refused. After a while, defendant Gil began playing pool and having fun. She had one more Baileys on the rocks. At 1:40 a.m., Ms. Mrozek told defendant Gil that it would soon be closing time. When defendant Gil said she had forgotten her
key, Ms. Mrozek offered to let defendant Gill spend the night at Ms. Mrozek’s or to drive her to her sister’s or her daughter’s residence. Defendant Gil replied, ” ‘No. I’ll wake that son of a bitch up.’ ” On cross-examination, Ms. Mrozek testified that defendant Gil usually drank shots of Jack Daniels with a coke, not Baileys.

Dr. Joseph Lawrence Cogan, Cook County assistant medical examiner, testified as follows. The victim sustained five stab wounds to the torso: one to the left upper chest, one to the left side of the abdomen, and three in the abdomen just about the belly button. Four of the
five wounds were lethal on their own. The doctor found no defensive wounds, signifying that the victim was incapacitated in some way at the time he was stabbed. Doctor Cogan concluded that the manner of the victim’s death was homicide, resulting from multiple stab wounds. On
cross-examination, Dr. Cogan acknowledged that if the victim had been holding on to someone at the time he was stabbed, he would not have any defensive wounds. The doctor could not tell in what order the stab wounds were inflicted.

Ellen Gil was released from custody on parole today, 5/8/2017.

Summit Man Stabbed To Death
The People of the State of Illinois v Ellen Gil 2012

INMATE INFORMATION

R86508 – GIL, ELLEN
Parent Institution: LOGAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: LOGAN

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 06/22/1955
Weight: 157 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Female
Height: 5 ft. 03 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
SCAR, ABDOMEN – L SIDE SC-CHEST SC R HIP

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 10/27/2010
Projected Parole Date: 05/08/2017
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 05/08/2019

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 07CR1342301
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: 2ND DEGREE MURDER
CUSTODY DATE: 05/08/2007
SENTENCE: 20 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Cameron Smith murder 5/24/2007 Calumet City, IL *4 year old boy killed by mother’s boyfriend after mother is deployed to Iraq*

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4-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In South Suburban Home
Police probe death of boy whose parents are in Iraq
Cops say GIs’ son beaten to death
Caregiver charged with murder in boy’s death
Man charged in Calumet City boy’s death
Police: Illinois Man Beat His Girlfriend’s Son to Death While She Served in Iraq
No bail for suspect in death of GIs son
Cal City man enters plea in killing
The Donell Parker Case
The People of the State of Illinois v Donell Parker 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
IL – Cameron Smith, 4, beaten to death, Calumet City, 24 May 2007

INMATE INFORMATION

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M29079 – PARKER, DONELL
Parent Institution: DANVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: DANVILLE
Sex Offender Registry Required

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 09/18/1983
Weight: 228 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT UPPER – CROSS W/PRAYING HANDS

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/05/2012
Projected Parole Date: 05/15/2032
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 05/15/2035

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 07CR1213701
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/STRONG PROB KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 05/15/2007
SENTENCE: 25 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Execution Alert: Robert ‘Gypsy’ Comer *For the murder of Larry Pritchard*

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Movies Based on True Crimes: Terror in the Night [based on the murder of Larry Pritchard]
Comer’s final hours
Killer smiles as execution is carried out
Seven-year fight to die ends for Arizona murderer
Arizona killer who wanted to die is executed by injection
Robert Charles Comer #1077
Arizona’s Worst Criminal
Wikipedia: Robert Comer

Movies/Documentaries
Terror in the Night

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Robert Comer
His last words were “Go Raiders”

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