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Monsters Among Us: Anthony Mertz raped and killed Shannon McNamara, a student at Eastern Illinois University; Mertz was sentenced to death, but it was commuted to LWOP

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Shannon McNamara

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Mertz found guilty of murder
Mertz found guilty of murder
Man guilty in rape, death of EIU student
Mertz had troubled
Mertz says he cannot recall murder
Mertz sentenced to death
The People of the State of Illinois v Anthony B. Mertz 2005 (conviction & sentence affirmed)
EIU trial drew disturbing portrait
Documentary on McNamara murder case underway
Anthony Mertz v Tarry Williams, Warden 2014 (habeas corpus – denied)

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Murder U: Grim Reaper

INMATE INFORMATION

AnthonyMertz prison mug

R19480 – MERTZ, ANTHONY B.
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 03/05/1976
Weight: 223 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 02 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 02/27/2003
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: M
COUNT: 6
OFFENSE: MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: M
COUNT: 2
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

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3 Responses

  1. I read the appellate decision. This guy cut the woman in vile ways in many places, stuffing a sock down her throat and stomping her body after she was dead. He likely murdered at least one more young woman two years before in much the same manner. He has a long history of abusing women, even wives and girlfriends of friends. He continues to assault inmates and correctional staff. The jury had it exactly right sentencing him to death. When you comprehend the depth of his sadism and torture of women it is only death that is just punishment for him. But we must accept he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

  2. On his description,it says no tattoos recorded,but in the article it says he has a grim reaper tattoo🤔

  3. Meet’s cellmate has a blog, though not updated in a while paulmodrowski.blogspot.com

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