July 22: 1977: Donna and Ronald Fulks were murdered in their Miami, FL home by Marc Sanford Eason. Donna was strangled and Ronald was hacked to death with an ax. Eason was sentenced to LWOP.
July 24: 2011: Amber Elkins was shot to death and her body found in a wooded area along Gene Campbell Road in Montgomery County, Texas. Her boyfriend, James David Clarke, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 30 years.
July 27: 1980: Janis Ballew was shot to death by John Howard Abdnor, who was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He was Jon of Jon & Robin pop group in the 1960’s – 1970’s, with one small hit. He has been released on parole.
July 30: 1993: Dennis Brooks Jr. was carjacked in Carroll County, TN. He was shot to death and then dismembered.
Stacy Dewayne Ramsey - LWOP
Walter Steve Smothers - LWOP
Teresa Deion Smith Harris - LWOP
July 31: 1992: Angel Ormston was stabbed to death by boyfriend Mark Sotka, then dumped in Perry Township, OH. She refused to get an abortion, and he said it would ruin his life. He pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. His first parole hearing was Aug. 2013. He was denied parole and given a rehearing date of July 2023.
May 12: Vernon Madison - AL (stayed)
April 6: Pablo Vasquez - TX
April 12: Kenneth Fults - GA
April 24: Daniel Lucas - GA
May 11: Earl Forrest - MO
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
GA: April 11: Justin Harris trial for the hot car death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper.
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
IN: Aug. 1: Daniel Messel trial for the murder of Hannah Wilson
UT: March 15, 2017: Joshua Schoenenberger trial for the murder of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, James Siger Jr.
Recent convictions or guilty pleas:
NJ: Michelle Lodzinski guilty for the murder of her 5-year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey.
IA: Alexander Kozak convicted for the murder of Andrea Farrington. Sentencing will be June 6. Mandatory sentence of LWOP
CT: Jean Jacques' convicted for the murder of Casey Chadwick. Sentencing will be June 6
NY: Marc Czternastek convicted for the murder of Shannon Ingraham, his girlfriend's daughter. He will be sentenced June 24.
CA: Michael Jace sentenced to 40 years to life for the murder of his wife, April Jace.
CT: Jean Jacques' sentenced to 60 years in prison for the murder of Casey Chadwick.
IA: Alexander Kozak sentenced to LWOP for the murder of Andrea Farrington.
NJ: Michelle Lodzinski convicted for the murder of her 5-year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey. Sentencing will be Aug. 23
NY: Marc Czternastek for the murder of his girlfriend's daughter, Shannon Ingraham.
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
NY: March 28: Nicholas Pascarella Jr. trial for the murder of his father, Nicholas Pascarella Sr. Resulted in hung jury. Will be retried this summer.
Recent Convictions/Sentences Overturned
FL: Donna Horwitz' murder conviction for the murder of ex-husband, Lanny Horwitz, has been overturned; She will be retried.
PA: Kevin Charles Siehl's murder conviction for the murder of ex-wife, Christine Siehl, has been overturned. He will be retried.