Cold Case: Willie Lee Shannon killed Jamey Walker in 1981; Sentenced to 15 years in prison

Jamey Walker
Jamey Walker

She’s a true victim
LVMPD: Case #: 81-47366 *SOLVED* (almost the bottom)
Suspect held in Florida in LV slaying 29 years ago
Man rejects plea deal in teen girl’s cold case killing
Man takes plea deal in Las Vegas cold-case murder
GUILTY NV – Jamey Walker, 18, abducted & murdered, Las Vegas, 9 May 1981

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: We’ve Got Your Daughter


ShannonW info


Monsters Among Us: Vincent Henry Sanchez sentenced to death for the kidnapping and rape of Megan Barroso

Megan Barroso
Megan Barroso

Find-A-Grave: Megan Barroso
Pray for Megan’s Family
Slain Woman Was Shot, Autopsy Shows
Alleged serial rapist linked to woman’s death
Alleged rapist charged with murder
Sanchez admits rapes, killing Megan Barroso
Simi rapist became bolder, more violent
A Chilling Picture of Accused Killer
Jury Sees Video of Sexual Assault
Serial rapist convicted of capital murder
Penalty Phase for Murderer Begins Today
Sanchez Receives Death Sentence
People v Sanchez (Vincent Henry)
Vincent Henry Sanchez – California Death Row
Slaying of Moorpark woman to be chronicled on Investigation Discovery’s true-crime series

Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Murder on Highway 23
Forensic Files: All That Glitters Is Gold


Vincent Sanchez, V-12973

Vincent Sanchez, V-12973

Age: 45
Admission Date: 11/12/2003
Current Location: San Quentin

Deborah Ann Gardner murder 10/14/1976 Tonga, South Pacific *Fellow Peace Corps volunteer, Dennis Priven, charged with her murder, found not guilty by reason of insanity*

Deborah Gardner
Deborah Ann Gardner

Find-A-Grave: Deborah Ann Gardner
Corpsman Is Judged Not Sane
Island Jury Acquits U.S. Man
Peace corpsman cleared of slaying
Murderer freed for treatment
Stalking Her Killer
Murder taints ex-Peace Corps volunteer’s Tonga stint
Lost In Paradise
Murder of Deborah Gardner
Not so peaceful / A book reopens memories of a Peace Corps volunteer’s time in Tonga — and matters of life and death
A true story of death and deception in the South Pacific

American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps

48 Hours: American Taboo
Passport to Murder: The Devil In Paradise

Dennis Priven
Dennis Priven

Walter H. Scott murder 1/8/1977 Ocala, FL *Three men, Ray Taylor, Paul Allen and William Claybourne Taylor charged; William Taylor finally back in custody*

remembering the victims

Walter H. Scott
Eugene T. Bailey (intended victim, survived)

Murder Suspect Seeks Bond Reduction
Second Man Charged in 1977 Murder (part 1)
Murder (part 2)
‘Last Person I Would Have Suspected’, Says Bailey Of Murder Probe Arrest
Murder Defendant’s Wife Testifies
I didn’t plan ambush murder, ex-prosecutor tells Ocala jury
Ex-prosecutor’s trial on murder charges nears end
Former prosecutor found guilty of ambush murderkji98i
5th District Turns Down Ray Taylor Appeal For New Trial In Murder Case
Judge Edwards to hear Taylor re-trial (part 1)
Judge Edwards will hear Taylor re-trial (part 2)
Witness Relates taped Conversation Between Taylors (part 1)
Taylor (part 2)
Convicted killer may see trial for wife’s murder (part 1)
Former Ocala attorney may face trial for wife’s 1967 drowning
Tv Show To Ask Help In Tracking Suspect
13 Years Later, Taylor Pleads Guilty In Death
Death May Hamper Taylor Prosecution
FBI Wanted Poster: William Claybourne Taylor
A mystery, 36 years later
FBI Murder Suspect Captured After Decades as Fugitive William Claybourne Taylor Located in North Carolina
Man wanted in FBI murder case captured in Reidsville after decades as fugitive
Fugitive wanted in 1977 Fla. murder nabbed in N.C.
FBI arrests man wanted in killing of immigration official in Florida 40 years ago
FBI arrests Reidsville man in 39-year-old Florida homicide

Taylor brothers

Raymond Ellis Taylor Jr – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison (has been released); [1st conviction overturned] (picture 1980)
William Claybourne Taylor – pictures 1976 and 2016; in jail finally
Paul Allen (getaway driver) [deceased] pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years probation (no picture)

Murder In The Family: Michael Reid Frye charged with beating his mother, Barbara Allen Frye, to death


Barbara Frye
Barbara Frye

Man Charged With Murdering His Mother
Man wanted in Mooresville murder arrested in China Grove
Man accused of murdering his mom arrested
Man arrested in connection to mother’s death in Mooresville
Mooresville area man arrested, charged with killing his mom
History of abuse preceded killing of elderly Iredell woman, relative says
Son charged in beating death of 79-year-old mother

Michael Reid Frye
Michael Reid Frye

Update: William “Christopher” Pettry murder *Matthew Reid Hinson pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

Chris Pettry

William “Christopher” Pettry murder 10/7/2012 Jacksonville, FL *Matthew Reid Hinson charged with killing man who came down for Chicago Bears football game*
New evidence released in Matthew Hinson murder case
Hinson Defense looking into evidence
Florida Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Bears Fan
Jacksonville man pleads guilty to killing Chicago Bears fan
Jacksonville man pleads guilty to killing Chicago Bears fan
Man who pleaded guilty to killing visiting Chicago Bears fan at Jacksonville Landing sentenced to life in prison


MatthewHinson prison mug

DC Number: J50319
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’04”
Weight: 211 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/05/1985
Initial Receipt Date: 01/22/2014
Current Facility: JACKSON C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE


Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 10/07/2012
Sentence Date 01/10/2014
County DUVAL
Case No. 1209883
Prison Sentence Length SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 01/22/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Ricky Abeyto killed 7 people, including his estrange girlfriend, Ignacita Sandoval, because she move out and had a restraining order against him

Martinez and HuberFrom Abeyto’s appeal: There are differing versions as to what occurred at Defendant’s home in Chimayo on January 26, 1991. The following account is a necessarily incomplete recounting of the events surrounding the seven deaths that occurred that Saturday afternoon. Because of the large number of persons involved, we give a brief summary of their relationship to the Defendant or Ignacita Sandoval, his girlfriend, and their role in the events. We use first names to avoid confusion and give the approximate ages of the children when this event occurred. Defendant and Ignacita had lived together about two years. Ignacita’s fourteen-year old son, Eloy; her nineteen-year old daughter, Mary Ellen; Mary Ellen’s twenty-one year old boyfriend, Macario; their six-month old son, Justin; and Ignacita’s sixteen-year old sister, Celina, had lived with Defendant and Ignacita at various times during this period. Ignacita decided to leave Defendant the previous Wednesday and these family members were helping her pack up her belongings. Ignacita’s twenty-five year old sister, Cheryl, along with her two young children, Roland and Nicky, also helped with the move. In addition, Ignacita hired Peter Martinez, a neighbor whom she met that morning in Chimayo, to assist with the loading.

Defendant’s mother, Mrs. Abeyta, lived next door with Defendant’s two sisters, Dora and Sandra. Mrs. Abeyta and Dora were at the scene at various times during the day. Sandra joined the group after she got home from work Saturday afternoon. Sandra’s boyfriend, Lawrence Taraddei, arrived about the same time.

Fearing Defendant would become violent, Ignacita had called for police protection while she moved. Rio Arriba County Deputy Sheriff Jerry Martinez supervised as Ignacita began packing, but he left shortly afterwards to investigate a tip on a stolen car. State Police Officer Glen Huber stopped by to assist Deputy Martinez as the packing began. After finding that everything was under control, Officer Huber left. Huber later returned when he heard about the shooting.

Following a quarrel with Defendant on the preceding Wednesday, Ignacita decided to move out of Defendant’s home and filed for a restraining order against Defendant. Ignacita and Defendant had separated on three prior occasions, and each time Ignacita removed all her possessions. Defendant asserts that each time Ignacita removed most of his possessions as well. Defendant anticipated that Ignacita would once again remove his possessions with hers.

On Saturday morning, Defendant carefully locked his home and gate before leaving for work in Santa Fe. Deputy Martinez attempted to deliver Ignacita’s restraining order that morning but declined to leave it with Defendant’s mother, Mrs. Abeyta, stating that it was improperly prepared. Around noon, Ignacita and her family arrived at Defendant’s house. Eloy cut the gate to the house with wirecutters. At that point Deputy Martinez arrived and gave the group permission to enter the house and retrieve Ignacita’s possessions. Mrs. Abeyta and Dora met Ignacita at the gate to keep her from taking Defendant’s property. Deputy Martinez again presented the restraining order to Defendant’s family, assuring them that it was now valid. Ignacita and her family proceeded to pack up her possessions while Mrs. Abeyta and Dora waited outside.

The State’s evidence tended to show that Eloy and Macario were outside the home loading the U-Haul truck. Mrs. Abeyta and Dora watched the loading and at one point Dora retrieved Defendant’s quilt that had been dropped on the ground by the porch. Shortly afterwards Defendant rapidly approached the home carrying a rifle and a revolver and engaged in an altercation with Eloy. Following that encounter, Defendant shot Eloy, wounding him in the shoulder. Defendant then shot Macario in the back with his rifle as Macario stood inside the rear compartment of the U-Haul. Upon hearing the shots, Mary Ellen grabbed her six-month-old son, Justin, and ran outside. Both mother and child were shot in the head and killed as they fled. The State’s evidence is unclear whether mother and child were killed by the same or different bullets.

Abeytas homeAccording to the State’s evidence, Defendant then entered his home where Ignacita, Cheryl, and Celina were packing. He yelled that they would pay and then shot Cheryl in the back of the head as she knelt on the kitchen floor. Defendant shot Ignacita twice, first hitting her finger, then fatally shooting her in the face. Defendant may also have hit Ignacita twice on the back of the head, possibly with the gun.

The State’s evidence indicates that as Defendant left the house, he shot Eloy a second time, wounding him in the groin. Defendant encountered Deputy Martinez who had just returned and shot him in the head twice at close range while Martinez stood next to his police car. A short time later Officer Huber arrived at the scene. Defendant had already reached his mother’s house up the hill. He shot Huber in the head as the officer stood with one foot in the patrol car and the radio still in his hand. Defendant then fled to the hills behind his mother’s house. He turned himself in late the next day in Albuquerque.

Defendant’s testimony as to the events surrounding the killings differs significantly from the State’s evidence. The Defendant testified that he returned in the late afternoon from working in Santa Fe. He came home on the back road and parked at his mother’s house so he did not notice the vehicles parked at his house. He then took the paint he had purchased earlier that day down the hill to his garage. Upon seeing the moving operation, Defendant testified that he decided to take his rifle and revolver out of the garage and take them up to his mother’s house out of concern that Ignacita would also pack up everything from his garage. *fn1 He placed the revolver in the back of his waistband and picked up the rifle by the sling. As he started back up to his mother’s, he noticed that some of his clothes were being taken to the U-Haul. He went over to the house to ask them to leave his stuff. Defendant testified that as he reached the bottom of the steps, Eloy accosted him with a knife and during the scuffle cut his left hand twice. Defendant forced Eloy to drop the knife. Macario was in the back of the U-Haul where Defendant saw some of his possessions. When Defendant asked Macario what was going on, he testified Macario responded that he didn’t know, but “don’t try and stop us ’cause you won’t see tomorrow.” Defendant then saw Eloy pointing a handgun at him from the cab of the U-Haul. Defendant testified that he reacted automatically by lunging to the side and shooting, not knowing whether he had wounded Eloy. Defendant placed another round in the chamber of his rifle and put it on the porch railing. Defendant was struck on the head from behind and fell. His rifle slipped off the railing. As he grabbed at it, it discharged. *fn2 He continued to recover the rifle and unintentionally caused a third round to be injected into the chamber. He testified that he felt someone grab his revolver from the back of his waistband. As he turned around to see who had hit him, he caught a glimpse of someone walking by with a baby. Defendant testified that he was hit on the head again, and again the rifle discharged after falling out of his hands. *fn3 It landed at the bottom of the steps, where Defendant left it.

According to Defendant, he then went inside the house to find out who had hit him. He encountered Cheryl in the kitchen and, sensing trouble, grabbed her and spun her around in front of him. She screamed, “No, Rick, no Rick, stop.” Ignacita had his revolver. Cheryl screamed, “No, Ignacita,” covered her face, and started to bend over. Defendant went down with Cheryl. Defendant testified that Ignacita fired the revolver at him but hit Cheryl instead. Defendant and Ignacita struggled over the gun. Defendant testified that Ignacita again fired the revolver but her hand was in the way and the shot nearly severed the tip of her left little finger. He next saw Ignacita heading for the front door with the gun in her hand. Defendant testified that as he caught her, Ignacita bent down, trying to escape. She pointed the gun at Defendant who hit the barrel forcing it back towards her. The gun discharged, shooting Ignacita in the face. Defendant appeals his convictions based on the trial court’s refusal to give his requested jury instructions, the lack of substantial evidence in Mary Ellen’s death, and prosecutorial misconduct.

Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Arnold Martinez, 30
State Police Sgt. Glen Michael Huber, 35
Ignacita Vasquez Sandoval, 36
Mary Ellen Sandoval, 19
Macario Gonzales, 18
Justin Gonzales, 5 months
Cheryl Rendon, 24
Eloy Sandoval, 13 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Ignacita Sandoval Vasquez
Chimayo, NM: Looking Back at the Chimayó Massacre
Chimayo massacre victim remembered
Police seek mass murder suspect
New Mexico Man Surrenders in Slayings of 7, Including Baby
7 Shot to Death in New Mexico; After Search, Suspect Is in Custody
Suspect in Slayings of 7 in New Mexico Could Face Death
Murder suspect linked to other killings
New Mexico man charged in deputy’s slaying
Jury convicts New Mexican of slaying 7
Man convicted of seven murders
Murderer draws 146 years in prison
State of New Mexico v Ricky Abeyta 1995 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Ricky Abeyta


Abeyta 1991 and 2016

Last Name: ABEYTA
First Name: RICKY
Middle Name:
NMCD#: 40689
Offender#: 15097
Offender Status: INMATE
Facility/Region: NMCD CUSTODY
Probation/Parole Officer:

Height: 5ft 5in
Weight: 140
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BROWN
Education: 0

AbeytaR info

Deadly Women: Maria Catabay set up a robbery to get a letter back confessing to embezzlement from Paul Jarrett; It went wrong and he & his son, Gregg, were killed

Gregg and Paul Jarrett
Gregg Alan Jarrett and Dr. Paul Jarrett

Miami Man Gets 30 Years for Slaying of Doctor and Son
Killer of Coral Gables doctor and son gets 30 years in prison
Jose Barco Sentenced to LWOP in 2003 FL Double Murder
Florida woman gets 30 years in doc’s death

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall Checks and Balances
Deadly Sins: Miami Con & Swindle
Living a Nightmare: The Good Doctor

Juan Carlos Fernandez – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Maria Catabay – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Jose Barco – convicted, sentenced to LWOP


Juan Carlos Fernandez

DC Number: B14483
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/09/1970
Initial Receipt Date: 01/22/2016
Current Facility: SANTA ROSA ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 12/07/2033

FernandezJC info


Maria Catabay

DC Number: 453972
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/01/1964
Initial Receipt Date: 07/02/2009
Current Facility: HOMESTEAD C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE

CatabayM info


JoseBarco prison mug

DC Number: B08006
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/29/1946
Initial Receipt Date: 01/22/2010
Current Facility: OKALOOSA C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

BarcoJ info

Sherry Delcenia Hampton murder 10/1/2006 Charlotte, NC *Henry Victor Thomas pled guilty, sentenced to 23 years in prison*

Sherry Hampton
Sherry Delcenia Hampton

Find-A-Grave: Sherry Delcenia Hampton
Missing woman’s body found in woods
Police arrest murder suspect
Man Charged for Hampton Murder
Henry Victor Thomas, Murder: Sherry Hampton, NC
Thomas pleads guilty to 2006 homicide

I Am Homicide: Home Improvement


HenryVThomas prison mug

Offender Number: 1140527
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 04/23/1966
Age: 50
Current Location: CALEDONIA CI

ThomasH info

Monsters Among Us: John Alan Brooks hired 4 others to help him kill Jack Reid Sr. over some motorcycles

Jack Reid
Jack Reid Sr.

Jack Reid Sr obituary
Agreement requires him to testify in N.H. death penalty case
Knight murder-for-hire trial begins
Lawyer: Knight ‘participated fully’ in murder
Witness details alleged murder-for-hire plot
Knight sentenced to life without parole for murder of Derry man
Witness testifies millionaire grateful he killed handyman
Millionaire Convicted In Handyman’s Murder
Millionaire Brooks guilty in murder for hire
Victim’s family confronts his killer in N.H. court
John Brooks Sentenced to LWOP in 2003 New Hampshire for Murder
NH court upholds conviction in handyman’s death
State of New Hampshire v Robin Knight 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Two more sentenced for Reid murder
Man imprisoned for murder for hire
Mother says she has proof son did not plot NH murder
New Evidence in NH Murder-for-hire Case
Murder-for-hire accomplice from North Hampton loses bid for new trial
Jail chief: Murder conspirator Jesse Brooks used mom to pay inmates

Six Degrees of Murder: Dear Dad

John Alan Brooks – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Robin Knight – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Michael Benton – pled guilty, sentenced to 33 years to life in prison
Joseph Vrooman – pled guilty, sentenced to 17 1/2 – 30 years in prison
Jesse Brooks – convicted, sentenced to 15-30 years in prison



Brooks JA info



KnightR info


Michael Benton

BentonM info


Joseph Vrooman

VroomanJ info



BrooksJ info

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