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Monsters Among Us: Charles Lee Tidwell killed Allan Kowalski and tried to take over his life, along with 15 other people in a bizarre crime ring

Allan Kowalski
Allan Kowalski

Man killed and buried in his backyard
Second man charged in murder; 16 indicted in ‘bizarre’ case
16 Indicted in Wealthy Texas Man’s Death
ID theft and murder indictments come
Texas Man Headed To Prison For Disposing Of Wealthy Retiree’s Body

A Stranger In My Home: Buried Secrets

Charles Lee Tidwell – pled guilty, sentenced to 45 years in prison
Ricardo Giovannetti – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison

Christiansen and McGregor

charged with aggravated assault and organized crime:
Wayne Earl Christiansen – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Jeremiah Jason McGregor – pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kowalski defendants

The rest have been charged with organized crime:
Silver Starr Hernandez – pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison (also has a murder charge that she was sentenced to 40 years in prison)
Andrea Helen Cooper – pled guilty, sentenced to 5 years
Richard Alcorta Garza – pled guilty, sentenced to 5 years
Kelli Rae Lagrone
Teresa Jo Bruffett
Elizabeth D. Carmona (no picture)
Amanda Rassi Contreras
Raymundo Daniel Contreras
Michael Rene Garcia (no picture)
Danita Dee Horner (no picture)
John Centeno Moreno, Jr. (no picture)
Lisa Gale Rassi


Charles Lee Tidwell

SID Number: 07348439
TDCJ Number: 01676164
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1962-12-03
Maximum Sentence Date: 2053-10-22
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: 2053-10-22
Parole Eligibility Date: 2031-04-23


Ricardo Giovannetti

SID Number: 08206426
TDCJ Number: 01681701
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1961-09-19
Maximum Sentence Date: 2033-10-14
Current Facility: BILL CLEMENTS
Projected Release Date: 2019-02-24
Parole Eligibility Date: 2012-06-17

6 Responses

  1. This documentary was beyond disappointing and we are very relieved that we made the wise decision to not have any part in it. Allan Kowalski was not portrayed anything like the person he REALLY was. My husband, Jeff, was Al’s best friend and I knew Al my whole life. I know the truth better than ANY of these amateurs who were part of this sad production. Al was not hickish, but extremely intelligent and made the mistake of trusting the wrong person. They did make it seem like he was a loner with all kinds of problems, drug-related and psychological, almost as if it didn’t matter what happened to him. It is so sad. It’s bad enough what he dealt with and then what happened to him and this is just one more thing to add to it. Anybody associated with Charles Tidwell or Kerrville, Texas and said anything negative about this great man should be ashamed….SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!


    • Diana,

      Thank you for commenting. I am sorry you and your husband lost a great friend. But, no worries here – I do not allow negative comments about the victim. I will make sure to watch these closely.


    • Al was no fag. I saw the documentary and that was pure D BS. I think the Kerrville PD was trying to make itself look good.


  2. What people dont know is i and another was not convicted of anything but nothing is ever said are asked about that


  3. Maybe they were in a gay relationship or Al was interested in him.


  4. I was in jail with Giovanetti he is a punk coward we were in segregation one man cells but were asked if we wanted to go to population he said no he was scared to go to population coward yet there he was acting like he was some kind of mafia boss we got into an argument I told him everyone heard it I told him you coward they asked you if you wanted to go to population cause by law in county jail they cant keep you in separation yet you said no your scared bitch to go to population punk!!!


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