May 1: 1952: 2-year-old Shirley Diann Weldon was poisoned in her Elmore County, TX home by her aunt, Earle Dennison, for the insurance money. Dennison was executed 9/4/1953.
May 1: 2006: Barry Thomas was shot and killed during a carjacking in Conroe, TX.
May 2: 1995: Kiplyn Davis disappears from her high school in Spanish Fork, UT. Five men have been charged with lying about her disappearance:
Timmy Brent Olsen (charged with her murder; has confessed to her rape and murder to several people - trial should be this year): convicted of lying to federal investigators; 5 years in federal prison
Scott Brunson: pled guilty to obstruction of justice: 5 years in federal prison for lying
Garry Von Blackmore: pled guilty to obstruction of justice: 5 years in federal prison for lying
David Rucker Leifson: pled guilty to obstruction of justice: 5 years in federal prison for lying
Christopher Jeppson: convicted of lying to federal investigators; pled no contest to obstruction of justice: 5 years in federal prison.
May 2: 2000: Christina Riggs was executed in Arkansas for killing her two children, Justin and Shelby Alexis Riggs.
May 2: 2006: Joseph Lewis Clark was executed in Ohio for the 1984 murder of David Manning.
May 11: Earl Forrest - MO
May 12: Vernon Madison - AL
April 6: Pablo Vasquez - TX
April 12: Kenneth Fults - GA
April 24: Daniel Lucas - GA
April 13: Ivan Teleguz - VA
April 20: Gregory Lott - OH
April 27: Robert Pruett - TX (rescheduled to August 23)
May 2: Stephen Treiber - PA
May 3: Shonda Dee Walter - PA
May 11: Terry Darnell Edwards - TX (rescheduled to October 19)
May 18: Angelo Fears - OH
Upcoming or Current Trials
CT: March 7: Jean Jacques' trial for the murder of Casey Chadwick.
NJ: Michelle Lodzinski trial for the murder of her 5-year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey.
NY: March 28: Nicholas Pascarella Jr. trial for the murder of his father, Nicholas Pascarella Sr.
GA: April 11: Justin Harris trial for the hot car death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
IA: April 14: Alexander Kozak trial for the murder of Andrea Farrington
NY: April 25: Gilberto Nunez trial for the murder of Thomas Kolman
CA: May 3: Eusebio Rafael Luna trial for the murder of his uncle, Clarence "Jimmy" O'Neil
Recent convictions or guilty pleas:
FL: Richard Kline on trial for the murder of his wife, Jolena Kline. Resulted in a hung trial. Will be retried
FL: Michael Ange Silien on trial for the murder of Dennis Bolender. Resulted in hung trial. Will be retried
Recent notable sentencings:
Recent Convictions/Sentences Overturned