Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

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Victims
Carol Simon, 48
Brayden Robert-Emil Otto, 7

Brayden Robert-Emil Otto obituary
Help Brayden’s family
Carol Simon Family Memorial Fund
Joint visitation, funeral set for homicide victims
Adult son accused of killing his mother and young boy
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Man Charged With Killing Mother, 7-Year-Old Boy In Sioux Falls
Man charged with strangling mother, 7-year-old boy
Prosecutors: South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Child’s name released in double homicide
Update: horrid details of double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide

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Heath Otto

Psycho For Love: Michael G. Pelkey killed his wife, Diane Pelkey; He was convicted by a military court and sentenced to life in military prison

dv awarenessFrom Pelkey’s appeal: During March and April of 1994, appellant was tried by a general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members at Fort Carson, Colorado. He pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of his wife but, after a contested trial, was found guilty of her intentional murder in violation of Article 118(2), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC § 918(2). Pursuant to his pleas, appellant was also found guilty of impeding an investigation, abusing a corpse, and adultery, in violation of Article 134, UCMJ, 10 USC § 934. He was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for life, and reduction to Private E-1.

Find-A-Grave: Diane Lee Armendariz Pelkey
United States v Michael G. Pelkey 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Military Convicts Do Time But Also Draw Paychecks

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: The Line Goes Dead

Boyfriends From Hell: Trevor Thomas Grover killed his girlfriend’s 3-month-old daughter, Arouralee Marie Randles; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

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Arouralee Marie Randles

Arouralee Randles obituary
Man Arrested Following Death of 3-month-old Girl
Man Accused of Strangling Baby
Man Charged In Infant Death, Father Returns
South Ogden Child Dead, Man In Custody
Weber County man accused of strangling baby
Murder Suspect to Undergo Competency Exam
Man pleads guilty to infant’s slaying in Weber County
Man receives 15 years to life for killing baby
Mother gets up to 30 years for role in baby’s murder

Defendants
Trevor Thomas Grover – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 year to life in prison [1st parole hearing 11/01/2031]
Camille Randles – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 consecutive terms of 1-15 years in prison [2-30 years] [parole hearing 10/01/2028]

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Number: 184324
Offender Name: TREVOR THOMAS GROVER
DOB: Tue, 19 Jun 1979
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight: 220
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
TREVOR THOMAS GROVER

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 188158
Offender Name: CAMILLE EMILY RANDLES
DOB: Fri, 3 Feb 1984
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 203
Sex: F
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: TIMPANOGOS
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
CAMILLE DAY
CAMILLE EMILY RANDLES
CAMILLE REED

Woman sentenced in death of her baby

Psycho For Love: Shawna Louise Nelson killed Heather Lynn Garraus, her ex-lover’s wife, out of jealousy; Sentenced to LWOP


Heather Garraus

Find-A-Grave: Heather Lynn Garraus
Deputy resigns, wife facing 1st degree murder charges
Woman pleads not guilty of killing ex-lover’s wife
Arrest affidavit details plans for Heather Garraus’ murder
Witnesses to Heather Garraus’ slaying testify
Co-worker testifies it was ‘clear Nelson hated’ victim
Nelson testifies, denies killing Garraus
Love-triangle murder trial draws many observers
Shawna Nelson Found Guilty In Love-Triangle Slaying
Shawna Nelson: I was framed
Nelson guilty, gets life sentence
Cop’s wife gets life for love triangle murder
Nelson accomplice pleads guilty
Accessory gets 9 years
Nelson maintains innocence after conviction
Murderpedia: Shawna Louise Nelson
Nelson conspirator sentenced to 9 years
Murderpedia: Shawna Louise Nelson

Movies/Documentaries
Married with Secrets: Fatal Fixation
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Internal Affairs
Deadly Affairs: Deadly Obsession
Dateline: Fatal Attraction

Defendants
Shawna Nelson – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Michelle Moore – pled guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

NELSON, SHAWNA L
Name: NELSON, SHAWNA L
Date of Birth: 10/01/1971
Ethinicity: WHITE
Gender: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 5′ 06″
Weight: 180
DOC Number: 140551
Est. Parole Eligibility Date: 12/31/9998
Next Parole Hearing Date:
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/9998
Current Facility Assignment: LA VISTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CURRENT CONVICTIONS
Sentence Date 03/03/2008
Sentence Life Without Parole
County WELD
Case No. 07CR182

INMATE INFORMATION

MOORE, MICHELLE D
Name: MOORE, MICHELLE D
Date of Birth: 01/11/1981
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5′ 04″
Weight: 110
DOC Number: 141257
Est. Parole Eligibility Date: 01/25/2012
Next Parole Hearing Date: Oct 2011
Est. Mandatory Release Date: 06/10/2016 – she has been released
Est. Sentence Discharge Date:
Current Facility Assignment: DENVER WOMENS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CURRENT CONVICTIONS
Sentence Date 04/21/2008
Sentence 9Y-9Y
County WELD
Case No. 07CR2238

Monsters Among Us: Benjamin Peter Ashley kidnapped 3 young men, killing David Markiewitz and shooting 2 officers; Shot & killed by deputies

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David Markiewitz
Hundreds attend celebration of life in Tehachapi for David Markiewitz
Murder victim ‘one of the cornerstones of our community’
Scholarship fund established to honor murdered dentist
Family of dentist killed in Jawbone Canyon speaks out after manhunt ends
Retired Tehachapi dentist is man found slain in cabin
Sheriff names manhunt target: Benjamin Peter Ashley
Crime spree suspect eludes manhunt in tough California terrain
Benjamin Peter Ashley Identified as Gunman in Bakersfield, California, Spree
Manhunt for Kern County killer ends with suspect’s fatal shooting
Cops: Calif. fugitive murder suspect dead after 18-day manhunt
Calif. Police Kill Murder Suspect Benjamin Peter Ashley, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: The Desert Drifter

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Benjamin Peter Ashley

Kenonren Goodman 11/26/2016 Salt Lake City, UT *Leroy Daniel Valdez pled guilty, sentenced to 0-5 years in prison**


Kenonran Quentin Goodman with his wife

Kenonran Quentin Goodman obituary
Find-A-Grave: Kenonran Quentin Goodman
1 dead, 1 arrested following shooting in Salt Lake
Man arrested for homicide after struggle, shooting in apartment building
One man dead, one arrested following shooting in Salt Lake
Salt Lake Police make homicide arrest following shooting
Salt Lake City man arrested in shooting death
Murder charge: West Valley man shot friend as he ran away
A Utah man who broke into his own home and fatally shot a man gets up to 5 years

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: LEROY DANIEL VALDEZ
Sex: M
Age: 34
Height: 503
Weight: 155
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN

Inmate Information
Booking #: 16052936
SO#: 397416
State ID:
FBI:
INS:
Citizen: UNITED STATES
COB: Utah

Bond Information
Case #:
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Status: Open Posted By:
Post Date: 11/27/2016

Charge Information
Case #:
Offense Date: 11/27/2016
Code: 76-5-201
Description: CRIMINAL HOMICIDE
Grade: UT
Degree: F1

Bourbon Street mass shooting: Demontris Toliver killed while in town for his birthday; 10 others injured; Two suspects being sought

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Demontris Toliver

Victims
Demontris Toliver, DOB: 11-20-1991, from New Orleans (Shot to chest and shoulder blade area. Died at hospital). He had also lived in Baton Rouge.
DOB: 2-20-1995, from Lafayette (Shot to hip)
DOB: 9-24-1994, from New Orleans (Graze wound to buttocks)
DOB: 8-11-1995, from Mississippi (Shot to outer ankle)
DOB: 6-6-1992, from Baton Rouge (Shot to chest area and hand)
DOB: 12-26-1993, from Eunice (Shot to knee)
DOB: 8-29-1994, from New Orleans (Shot to hand)
DOB: 2-7-1979, from Zachary, (Shot to back of knee)
DOB: 8-2-1991, from Lafayette (Shot to thigh)
DOB: 8-2-1996, from Scott, LA (Shot to wrist, shoulder and chest area

1 dead, 9 hurt in shooting in New Orleans French Quarter
Memorial Fund: Demontris Toliver
Nine injured, one killed in shooting on Bourbon Street in NOLA after the Bayou Classic
Bourbon Street, New Orleans Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Hurt: Police
Bourbon Street shooting: Baton Rouge artist slain while in town for birthday
NOPD: One person dead, nine others injured after shooting on Bourbon Street
Police identify man fatally wounded in New Orleans shooting that left 9 others injured
NOPD identifies victim killed in Bourbon Street shooting; gunmen still at large
Four victims with Acadiana ties shot in New Orleans on Bourbon Street

Cold Case: Linda Robinson murder 2/6/1993 Spanaway, WA *Over 20 years later, James Edward Mitchell found guilty; Sentenced to 37 years in prison*

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Linda Robinson

Florida man arrested in 21-year-old Spanaway cold-case killing
Man arrested in Florida for 1993 Spanaway murder
21 years later, family faces murder suspect
DNA match leads to conviction in 1993 cold-case murder
Jury returns guilty verdict in 1993 Spanaway murder
Cold case closed: Man convicted in brutal 1993 stabbing death of Spanaway woman
DNA match leads to conviction in 1993 cold-case murder
DNA match leads to 37-year sentence in 1993 cold-case murder
Man convicted in 1993 Spanaway murder gets 37 years
WA – Linda Robinson, 36, stabbed to death, Spanaway, 6 February 1993

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC Number: 731240
Offender Name: MITCHELL, JAMES EDWARD
Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 53
Race: African American

Deadly Wives: Michele Donohue killed and dismembered her husband, Byron Wright; Sentenced to only 16 years in prison

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Byron Wright

Murder victim’s family held out hope Wright was alive for almost a decade
Informant’s tip leads to buried human bones
Body buried under Arlington garage, wife arrested
Body found under concrete slab; Arlington woman held
Woman says she killed husband, buried him in backyard
She got away with murder for 9 1/2 years
How did Arlington woman get away with murder?
Arlington woman gets 16 years for killing husband
16-year sentence for Arlington woman who killed, buried husband
Arlington woman sentenced to 16 years for killing, burying husband 10 years ago
Snapped Preview 1903: Michele Donohue

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Michele Donohue
Diabolical: Who Lies Beneath

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC Number: 376178
Offender Name: DONOHUE, MICHELE L
Location: Washington Corrections Center for Women

Boyfriends From Hell: Christopher Rey Cheary raped and killed 3-year-old Sophia Marie Acosta; Sentenced to death*

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Sophia Marie Acosta

Remember Our Littlest Angels: Sophia Marie Acosta
Facebook: Justice for Sophia
Man Accused Of Raping, Killing Child Attacked By Inmates On The Way To Court (GREAT write-up)
Sophia Acosta’s Former Babysitter Explains What She Saw
Case delayed for man accused of killing 3-year-old Sophia Acosta
Jury selection begins in baby Sophia case
Death penalty trial starts in Baby Sophia case
Jurors hear gripping testimony from mother of toddler in Christopher Cheary murder trial
Graphic medical testimony hard to take for family members of Sophia Acosta
Father of toddler killed in South Valley 5 years ago appears in court as murder trial reaches third day
Final statements made in Christopher Cheary murder trial
Jury finds Christopher Cheary guilty of murdering 3-year-old Exeter girl
Penalty portion of South Valley murder trial continues
Chris Cheary Found Guilty in 2011 CA Slaying of Sophia Acosta
CA – Sophia Acosta, 3, raped, beaten to death, mom’s BF charged, Exeter, 7 May 2011
Christpher Cheary sentenced to death for the murder of 3-year-old Sophia Acosta
Jury sentences Cheary to death
Visalia man who raped, tortured and murdered 3-year-old girl sent to death row
Christopher Cheary sentenced to death
He murdered a 3-year-old girl, and now the judge has sentenced him to death

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Christopher Rey Cheary

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