Monsters Among Us: David Kevin Hocker killed his boss, Jerry Wayne Robinson to get money for crack; Executed 9/30/2004

remembering the victimsFrom Hocker’s appeal: The victim, Jerry Wayne Robinson, owned a small business in Houston County, Alabama.   The Defendant David Kevin Hocker worked for Mr. Robinson.   They were together on March 21, 1998 and were seen by the victim’s wife at West Building Supply in Dothan, Alabama. That would be the last time she saw her husband alive.   The next time she saw him was at the funeral home when she identified his body.

“Sergeant Donald Valenza of the Houston County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department informing him that Mobile had the Defendant Hocker in custody.   He had confessed to Mobile authorities that he had murdered Jerry Robinson.   Sergeant Valenza went to Mobile and took a statement from Hocker at which time Hocker admitted to killing Jerry Robinson by stating that he had broken a knife off in his chest.   Sergeant Valenza transported Hocker back to Houston County, Alabama, and made arrangements with the Headland Police Department to locate the body.   Hocker took the officers to the body which was located in Henry County, Alabama.   The body contained a single stab wound to the chest with the ․ blade imbedded in Jerry Robinson’s chest.   There were numerous cuts, abrasions and other injuries.

“Upon further investigation and the Defendant’s statement it was learned that Jerry Robinson and Hocker had gone to West Building Supply to purchase materials to build a fence.   Hocker later dumped the building materials in a ditch.   He had intended to kill Jerry Robinson at his office but a co-owner was present.   By ruse, Hocker talked Jerry Robinson into going with him to Henry County to pick up a microwave oven.   While in the truck Hocker stabbed Jerry Robinson in the chest, drove to a remote area and dragged Jerry Robinson from the vehicle.   Hocker then proceeded to beat and stomp Jerry Robinson causing over thirty contusions, scrapes and cuts.   Jerry Robinson’s Adam’s apple was broken.   There was a fracture of the thyroid cartilage.   According to the forensic pathologist, Dr. Parades, Jerry Robinson remained alive during this vicious beating and was able to feel pain.   However, the stab wound to the chest was the lethal wound.

“Hocker stole Jerry Robinson’s green truck, ATM card and cash.   After several withdrawals through the victim’s ATM card Hocker purchased $400.00 in crack cocaine and then drove to Mobile, Alabama. While on crack he believed the police were chasing him and he abandoned the truck and ran through the woods causing numerous scratches to his face.   Hocker later rented a motel room in Mobile and called 911 to turn himself in.   He subsequently gave statements to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department and Sergeant Valenza confessing to the crime.

“In his statements Hocker claimed that the victim made sexual advances towards him which caused him to stab the victim.   However, three witnesses testified that Jerry Robinson was not homosexual.   He was a married man with two children.”

Hocker faces execution for murder of his boss
Executio date set for inmate in boss’ slaying
Appeals court upholds death sentence
David Keith Hocker v State of Alabama 2002
David Kevin Hocker #930
Alabama executes Hocker for 1998 murder of boss
Alabama executes Hocker for the murder of his boss
Mentally ill man executed for 1998 killing

Hocker last words

Monsters Among Us: Major Morris Jr. killed at least 2 young girls (probably more); Sentenced to 100-200 years in prison

Victims
Roberta Jean “Bobbi” Anderson, 15 [9/27/1973]
Margaret Stirn, 18 [9/15/1978]

Find-A-Grave: Roberta Jean “Bobbi” Anderson
Key Suspect Confesses In `73 Slaying
Time An Ally In `73 Murder Case
Morris Convicted Of Rape, Murder Of Teen In 1973
Teen Girl’s Killer Gets 100-year Sentence
Convicted Killer Indicted In Woman’s ’78 Slaying
Convicted Killer Denies ’78 Slaying
Convicted Killer Gets 20 Years In 2nd Slaying
Murderpedia: Major Morris Jr.

INMATE INFORMATION

MajorMorris prison mug

T52128 – MORRIS, MAJOR JR
Parent Institution: TAYLORVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: TAYLORVILLE
Sex Offender Registry Required

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 08/02/1954
Weight: 178 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Green

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 01/02/1997
Projected Parole Date: 03/05/2088
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 03/06/2088

MorrisM info

Monsters Among Us: Brian Eugene Jones killed Brook Baker and Erika Norman; Sentenced to LWOP

Brook Baker and Erika Norman

Victims
Brook Elizabeth Baker, 19 [9/7/1997]
Erika Elaine Norman, 21 [7/4/1999]

Find-A-Grave: Brook Elizabeth Baker
Find-A-Grave: Erika Elaine Norman
`If It Can Happen Here, It Can Happen Anywhere’
Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: Brook Baker
Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: Erika Elaine Norman
Student’s body found in field
Police Await Id On Found Body
Positive Id Made Of Found Body
Student named as suspect in woman’s death
Man sentenced in slaying of fellow college student
Local jurors to hear Vincennes murder case
Indiana man pleads guilty in strangling of student
Vincennes man sentenced to life in jail
Brian E. Jones v State of Indiana 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Brook Baker: ID’s ‘Six Degrees of Murder’ Airs Death of Indiana Journalism college coed
Amateur Sleuth: Brook Baker wanted to be a journalist

Movies/Documentaries
Six Degrees of Murder: Crime Writer
Motives & Murders: Where Murders Go Unsolved

INMATE INFORMATION

Brian Jones

BRIAN JONES
DOC Number 102703
First Name BRIAN
Middle Name
Last Name JONES
Suffix
Date of Birth 09/03/1976
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 4 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/12/2001
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days LIFE
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 42D01-9907-CF-034
County of Conviction KNOX
Projected Release Date 00/00/0000

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/12/2001
Description RAPE
Term in Years / Months / Days 20 00 00000
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-4-1
Cause Number 42D01-9907-DF-034
County of Conviction KNOX
Projected Release Date 06/16/2009

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/08/2000
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 42C01-9912-CF-53
County of Conviction KNOX
Projected Release Date 11/10/2029

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