Brandon Smith murder 10/16/2004 Plantersville, TX *Navy seaman stabbed 19 times at the Texas Renaissance Festival; 2 men convicted*


Brandon Wayne Smith

Defendants
Brent William Noland – convicted; sentenced to 55 years in prison
Jonathan Damuth – pled guilty to aggravated assault; sentenced to 100 days in jail, probation and a fine; he has gotten married and had a child IS THIS JUSTICE???

Remembering Brandon Wayne Smith
Obit: Petty Officer Second Class Brandon Wayne Smith – US Navy, Active Duty
Renaissance Festival slaying arguments begin
Man found guilty in Renfest slaying
Renaissance Festival Murder Trial Set to Begin, Again
Man pleads guilty to aggravated assault
Defendant Sentenced in Renaissance Festival Assault

Andrea Marquis Lewis murder 4/29/2009 Houston, TX *Shot to death at St. James Apts; Jamie Alan Adams pled guilty to his murder, sentenced to 30 years in prison*


Andrea Marquis Lewis

**Updated** Jamie Alan Adams pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Memorial for Andrea Marquis Lewis
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 6503 Wanda Lane
Bayou Body Count
St. James Apartments (scroll down to almost the bottom – allegedly this apartment complex refused to help the victim before he became a victim)

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 07919905
TDCJ Number: 01669836
Name: ADAMS,JAMIE ALAN
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1991-09-23
Maximum Sentence Date: 2040-03-22
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: 2040-03-22
Parole Eligibility Date: 2025-03-22

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2009-04-29
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2010-09-13
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 1276151
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 30-00-00

Movies Based On True Crimes: Anatomy of a Murder [murder of Maurice Chenoweth]


Lumberjack Tavern

Victim
Maurice “Michael” Chenoweth – 7/31/1952
Insanity Plea Planned in Murder Case
Murder drama is angler’s ticket
Marquette, Michigan remembers “Anatomy of a Murder”

Books
Anatomy of a Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Anatomy of a Murder

Movies Based On True Crimes: Cross of Fire [rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer]


Madge Oberholtzer

Madge Oberholtzer – Head of the State Commission to combat illiteracy
David Curtiss Stephenson – Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klan

Find-A-Grave: Madge Augustine Oberholtzer
Cross of Fire: Madge Oberholtzer
Wikipedia: Madge Oberholtzer
Stephenson appeal
Wikipedia: Indiana Klan
Wikipedia: D. C. Stephenson
Find-A-Grave: David Curtiss Stephenson
D.C. Stephenson: Infamous Noblesville Resident
Klan Jury Gets Girl’s Evidence
Klan Chief Serving Life Wins Right to Ask Parole
The Stephenson Story
Parole Looms In Murder
Former Indiana Klan Chief Freed From Sentence For Sordid Murder
Paroled Klan Boss Jumps His Parole
Find-A-Grave: David Curtiss Stephenson

Books
Grand Dragon: D.C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan
Guilty or Not Guilty? an Account of the Trials of the Leo Frank Case, the D.C. Stephenson Case, the

Movies/Documentaries
Cross of Fire


David Curtiss Stephenson

Update: Laura Garza murder *Laura Garza’s remains were found near Scranton, PA*

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Laura Garza

Michael Mele has not been charged with Laura’s disappearance or death at this time. He is incarcerated for some parole violations. His last appearance in front of the parole board he was turned down. However, he may be able to get out by the end of the year.

News Archive: Laura Garza murder
Remains ID’d as woman who left club with sex offender
Laura Garza, Aspiring Dancer, Found Dead; Texas Woman Identified 16 Months After Vanishing in NYC
Body of a Brooklyn Woman Who Vanished in 2008 Is Found
Police identify remains found in Olyphant as missing N.Y. woman
Grisly find is missing club girl
Laura Garza’s Body Found; “A Really Sad Moment” for Family

Movies/Documentaries
Dead of Night: Empire State of Murder


Michael Mele

Cold Case: Betsy Ruth Aardsma murder 11/28/1969 *After 40 years, case is still unsolved*


Betsy Ruth Aardsma

Find-A-Grave: Betsy Ruth Aardsma
After 40 Years, the Murder of Graduate Student Betsy Aardsma Remains a Mystery
Long Time Cold
Penn State Girl’s Death Probed
Two Slay ‘Witnesses’ Sought
A 39-year mystery: The hunt for a killer
A 39-year mystery: Five theories of Aardsma’s death
Wikipedia: Betsy Aardsma
Mystery Still Surrounds Murder Of Penn State Graduate Student Found Dead In The School’s Library
Unsolved murder of Penn State student Betsy Aardsma haunts community 52 years after she was stabbed in library stacks

Podcasts
Chalk Outline: The Murder of Betsy Aardsma
Coffee and Cases: E101: Betsy Aardsma
The Murder Squad: Who Killed Penn State Student Betsy Aardsma?

Books
Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away

Vajinder Toor murder 4/26/2010 Branford, CT *Lishan Wang arrested and charged with his murder*


Lishan Wang

Police: Former colleague kills Yale doctor at home
Yale Doctor Vajinder Toor Murdered at Home; Suspect May Have Threatened Victim Years Ago
Yale doctor fatally shot in Conn.; wife also targeted
Yale doctor shot dead in Branford

Parents Gone Wild! Cheryl Arthur strangled her 3 year old daughter so she would not turn out like her

Say NO to Child Abuse

Woman charged with strangling her three-year-old child in Hollywood
Mom Accused Of Strangling Child On Suicide Watch
Woman charged with killing daughter
Mother charged in her child’s death
Family shocked loved one killed daughter

INMATE INFORMATION

Arrest Number: 131001317
Arrest Date: 04/24/2010
Race: A
Sex: F
DOB: 02/13/1971
Height: 507
Weight: 160
Hair: BLK
Eyes: BRO
Arresting Agency: HOLLYWOOD
* Location: North Broward Bureau
* Visitation: 12MW View Schedule
* Expected Release Date:

CHARGE(S) INFORMATION

Charge Number: 1
Case Number: 10007390CF10A
Statute: 782.04-1a2
Description: MURDER WHILE ENGAGED IN CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSE
Charge Comment:
Charge Status: PENDING TRIAL
Bond Type: NB
Bond Amount: 0.00
Disposition:
Projected Sent. End Date*:
* Subject to Change

Courtney Bright murder 3/20/2010 (approximately) Lakeland, FL *Jerry Lee Seger arrest after her body found in a foreclosed home*


Courtney Bright

Jerry Lee Seger has been charged with the strangulation murder of Courtney Bright, who is Jerry’s daughter’s girlfriend (Ashley Dunn). Allegedly Jerry blamed Courtney for his daughter being in jail. Her charges have something to do with receiving stolen property. Always a reason to kill someone. But what I am curious about is why Courtney’s body had no clothes on it when it was found. Was this also a sex crime?

Man arrested for murder of woman in foreclosed home
Lakeland man charged in murder of woman whose body was found in foreclosed home
Man charged with killing daughter’s girlfriend
Man Arrested For Killing Daughter’s Girlfriend


Jerry Lee Seger

Thomas (Boo) Perry III murder 11/14/1981 Miami, FL *Father’s friend, Perry Thomas LaPuma, convicted and sentenced to life in prison*


Perry Thomas LaPuma

Sentenced to life in 1982; eligible for parole in 25 years (2007)

Coroner identifies body of missing 2 1/2 -year-old
Body of Youngster Identified
Father arrested (scroll down a bit)
LaPuma in Carolina court on unlawful flight charge
Murder Trial In Keys Begins
Monroe County jury finds man guilty of drowning 2 year old
Child-slayer spared from death penalty
Life Sentence Given Child Killer
Offender Information

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 086188
Name: LAPUMA, PERRY T
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 178 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/13/1955
Initial Receipt Date: 10/04/1982
Current Facility: TAYLOR ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE
Aliases:
PERRY T LAPUMA PERRY THOMAS LAPUMA

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT HAND PL ON LEFT MIDDLE FINGER.

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
11/14/1981 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 09/28/1982 MONROE 8101789 SENTENCED TO LIFE
11/14/1981 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 09/28/1982 MONROE 8101789 SENTENCED TO LIFE

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