Wow! Ten years…

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Hi everyone! I realized that this week is the 10 year anniversary for my blog! Wow indeed. I have read true crime books since I was about 14 years old. When I started this blog. I never imagined that it would explode like it has. I never believed that anyone would even read it. I was mostly doing it to make a database of cases. Jump ahead 2015, and I never in my wildest dreams believed it would be such a big part of my life. And I really like doing it. It helps me to forget my own life, especially all of the pain I have endured. The real life stuff is still there, but I try to forget for a while. With the focus on the victims, I see life a bit different then I did before. There are times when I see a story and it makes me cry before I can read it. So, thanks to all who have visited and read my blog. Here’s to 10 more years!

And, as always, remember the victims, always.



Psycho For Love: John Devine Sr pled guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend and their 2 children; Sentenced to life in prison

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Sade Goldsmith and sons

Sade Goldsmith, 26
Jon’Tee Devine, 5
John D. Devine, 6

Memorial held 1 year after mother, 2 children fatally shot
Mother opens up about daughter, grandchildren killed in PRP murders
New Details Emerge About Marblehead Murder
‘Person of interest’ remains hospitalized after triple murder
Father admits to murdering family, confesses after surviving shooting self in chest
Donna Goldsmith speaks out on murders of daughter, grandsons
Man charged with murdering 2 children, their mother in court
Pre-trial hearing held for man accused of killing girlfriend, 2 children
Sadè Goldsmith’s sister talks to WDRB following guilty plea
Family has mixed feelings after admitted killer takes plea deal
Murder suspect takes plea deal, sentenced to life without parole


John Devine

Active Inmate

PID # / DOC #: 105024 / 267515
Institution Start Date: 1/24/2014
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Classification: Close (Level 4)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): ? LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Location: Kentucky State Penitentiary
Age: 39
Race: Black
Gender: M
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Bald
Height: 6′ 01″
Weight: 208
Risk Assessment Rating: High

Conviction Information
Offense 1
Time service requirement: MURDER PFO ENHANCEMENT (2ND DEGREE) (Violent Crime)
Life Without Parole
Indictment #: 12-CR-002333
<>Crime Date: 7/15/2012
Conviction Date: 2/26/2014
Conviction County: Jefferson
Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 507.020
Felony Class: X

Offense 2
Must serve minimum of 20% of sentence
Indictment #: 12-CR-002333
<>Crime Date: 7/15/2012
Conviction Date: 2/26/2014
Conviction County: Jefferson Indictment Count: 002
KRS Code: 511.020
Felony Class: B
Sentence Length: 10 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 61 %
( 6 year(s) 1 month(s) )

Cold Case: Gary Dawson murder 8/28/1983 Peoria, IL *Three men charged with his torture and murder*

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Osage man indicted on murder charge
Charges pending in 1993 slaying
Two Chillicothe brothers arrested in 1983 slaying; each held on $1 million bond
Brothers charged in 1983 beating death of man found bound in hog pen
Two arrested in 32-year-old murder
Cold Case Arrest

Dawson suspects

Steven Watts
Terry Bobell
Gordon Bobell

Kailey Vijil murder 7/17/2015 West Valley City, UT *A 12-year-old boy has been charged; Prosecutors are trying to get him charged as an adult*

Kailey Vijil

A sea of purple descends on park in West Valley City as community mourns Kailey Vijil
Cultures unite to remember slain 12-year-old West Valley girl
Teen booked after 12-year-old West Valley City girl found dead
15-year-old Utah boy charged with aggravated murder in strangling death of 12-year-old girl
Rape charge filed against Utah teen accused in girl’s death
Teen accused of Kailey Vijil’s murder to remain in detention
Rape charge added in Kailey Vijil murder case
Judge says ‘time is of the essence’ in Kailey Vijil murder trial
Teen charged in West Valley girl’s death appears in court

Sione Mangisi murder 10/14/2015 Bountiful, UT *Heneli (Henry) Kalainiski Kaufusi pled guilty to his murder; Sentenced to 1-15 years in prison*

Sione Mangisi
Sione Mangisi

Man found dead on Bountiful street, suspect in custody
Man killed in Bountiful beating was the ex-husband of alleged attacker’s wife
Father Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute Identified
Bountiful police identify man killed in fight
Man stomped victim, took cellphone photo, homicide report says
Man charged with murder of wife’s ex-husband
Utah man charged with murder in beating death of girlfriend’s ex-husband
Bountiful man pleads guilty in brutal beating death of wife’s ex-husband
Utah man pleads guilty in beating death of his girlfriend’s ex-husband
‘I did not want him to die that day,’ says Bountiful man who killed wife’s ex-husband
Utah man sentenced to prison in beating death of his girlfriend’s ex-husband


Heneli Kalainisi Kaufusi

Booking Number: 201507614
When Booked: 10/14/2015 3:49:04 PM
Age: 35
Gender: M
Arresting Agency: BOUNTIFUL PD
Housing Unit: Bravo

State Statute MURDER
Court Farmington District Court
Bail Fine
Type No Bail

Monsters Among Us: David Brigham Driscoll killed his girlfriend, Brittany Engstrom; He also faced a hearing about 4 charges of sexual assault of a child

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Brittany Engstrom
Brittany Engstrom

Man kills self in standoff with police after girlfriend was found dead in Orem
Police identify victim of Utah homicide; boyfriend who killed himself was ‘person of interest’
Man wanted for questioning in homicide kills himself in standoff
After woman’s body found in Orem, man kills himself in Eagle Mountain standoff
Police: Man wanted for questioning in Orem homicide kills himself in Eagle Mountain standoff
Woman killed in Orem was expected to testify against her suspected killer

David Brigham Driscoll
David Brigham Driscoll

Betty Williams murder 3/20/1961 Odessa, TX *Infamous ‘Kiss and Kill’ murder – Boyfriend Mack Herring said she asked him to kill her, he did and was acquitted at trial due to temporary insanity*

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Betty Williams
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jean Williams

Blast of shotgun kills Odessa girl
Texas Youth Admits Girl’s ‘Kiss-Murder’
Youth Says His Girl Asked, So He Killed Her
Jury Acquits Herring With ‘Insanity’ Verdict
Jury Finds Youth Insane
A Kiss Before Dying
Author revisits Odessa’s infamous ‘Kiss and Kill’ murder case
The Meaning of a Life

Washed in the Blood
Texas & Christmas: A collection of traditions, memories, and folklore

A Crime To Remember: Bye Bye Betty

Mark Herring
Mack Herring

Monsters Among Us: Clarence Duwell Dear is charged with pouring gasoline over Dawn Hensley and set her on fire

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Police Hunt Suspect In Death Of Woman In Pomona Found Set Ablaze
Pomona Police Identify Victim Who Was Fatally Set Ablaze By Wanted Suspect
Suspect sought in woman’s burning death
Murder suspect on loose after Pomona woman burned to death
Suspect arrested in death of Pomona woman who was set ablaze on Christmas Day
Man Arrested After Allegedly Setting Pomona Woman Ablaze on Christmas, Killing Her
Pomona man who allegedly set woman afire faces court appearance

Clarence Duwell Dear
Clarence Duwell Dear

Eric Carter murder 12/22/2015 West Valley City, UT *3 people, Jay Urry, Jesse Searle, and Jeanette Miner, have been arrested for his murder*

Eric Carter
Eric Carter

Friend remembers murder victim as West Valley City PD seeks third suspect
Police responding to report of vehicle theft find dead body
West Valley City police identify man run over and killed by trailer
West Valley City police identify suspects in murder
Police: Thieves run over, kill man trying to retrieve stolen trailer
3rd suspect arrested in murder of WVC resident Eric Carter
Third suspect in WVC murder turns himself in
3rd arrest made in death of man run over while trying to stop theft

Carter defendants
Jay Urry
Jesse Searle
Jeanette Miner

Murder-Suicide: Michael Stasko shot & killed his wife, Melissa and their 8-year-old daughter Mellie and then killed himself

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Melissa and Mellie Stasko
Mellie and Melissa Stasko

No motive known at this time.

Relatives, community ‘devastated’ by apparent murder-suicide in Edgewater
Man Kills Family and Then Shoots Himself in New Jersey
Dad eyed in Christmas murder-suicide of wife and daughter
Edgewater man kills wife, 8-year-old daughter, himself in luxury high-rise, authorities say
Three Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in New Jersey
NJ Man Kills Wife, 8-Year-Old Daughter, Then Himself: Authorities

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