Update: Karishma and Jayprakash Dhanak murders *Charles Anthony Murphy Jr sentenced to LWOP and Iftekhar Murtaza sentenced to death*

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Victims
Jayprakash Dhanak, 56
Karishma Dhanak, 20

News Archive: Karishma and Jayprakash Dhanak murders
Man who killed, burned ex-girlfriend’s father, sister gets death
Ex-boyfriend gets death penalty for burned-bodies murders of girlfriend’s father, sister
Man Sentenced to Die For Murdering, Burning Bodies of Ex-Girlfriend’s Father, Sister in Anaheim Hills
3rd man gets life in 2007 burned-bodies murders
Man gets life in Anaheim Hills revenge murders
Conviction upheld in Anaheim Hills double murder

Defendants
Iftekhar Murtaza – convicted, sentenced to death
Charles Anthony Murphy, Jr – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Vitaliy Krasnoperov – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Iftekar Murtaza, AW-1371

Inmate Name: MURTAZA, IFTEKHAR
CDCR#: AW1371
Age: 32
Admission Date: 03/13/2015
Current Location: San Quentin

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Inmate Name: MURPHY, CHARLES ANTHONY
CDCR#: AS5787
Age: 32
Admission Date: 02/12/2014
Current Location: Centinela

INMATE INFORMATION

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Inmate Name: KRASNOPEROV, VITALIY
CDCR#: AN0883
Age: 31
Admission Date: 12/19/2012
Current Location: Centinela

Monsters Among Us: Jeremy Ellis, Dionel Harris and Devon Swan charged with the murder of Lazaric Collins and his 2-year-old nephew Lavontay White Jr

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Victims
Lazarec Collins, 26
Lavontay White Jr, 2

Victim: Lavontay White
Victim: Lazarec Collins
Man, toddler killed, pregnant woman injured in North Lawndale shooting
Suspect charged in fatal shooting streamed on Facebook Live
Man charged in triple shooting that killed 2-year-old on West Side
Man charged with fatal shootings of 2-year-old Lavontay White and his uncle Lazarec Collins; two others sought
Man charged in toddler’s shooting was on parole
Two More Men Charged With Murder Of Toddler, His Uncle
2 more charged in triple shooting that killed toddler Lavontay White
2 More Charged in Triple Shooting That Killed 2, Including Toddler, on Chicago’s West Side

Defendants
Jeremy Ellis
Doniel Harris
Devon Swan

INMATE INFORMATION

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INMATE INFORMATION

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Cold Case: Brenda Marie Gerow murder 4/8/1981 Tucson, AZ *No arrests yet; Convicted murderer, John Joseph Kalhauser, is a person of interest*

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Brenda Gerow

Find-A-Grave: Brenda Marie Gerow
New Hampshire Woman Identified As Arizona Cold Case Victim
Brother of missing Nashua woman identified as Arizona murder victim speaks out
Victim in 34-year-old AZ cold case identified as Nashua woman
Identified: Brenda Marie Gerow
Pima Jane Doe: Her name was Brenda Gerow
Wikipedia: Murder of Brenda Gerow

Movies/Documentaries
Who Killed Jane Doe?: Brenda Gerow

Deadly Wives: Melissa Friedrich ‘Internet Black Widow’ killed her husband, Gordon Stewart, by running him over with their car; Sentenced to 6 years in prison *Justice???*

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Gordon Stewart

Melissa Ann Friedrich: Canada’s “Internet Black Widow”
Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, aka Melissa Friedrich, the Internet Black Widow (great article)
Melissa Friedrich, the ‘Internet Black Widow,’ returning to Canada
Internet Black Widow sentenced to 3½ years in jail
Canada’s Black Widow: the rosy-cheeked killer is back on the streets
‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’
The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman?
Murderpedia: Melissa Ann Friedrich
Wikipedia: Melissa Ann Shepard

Movies/Documentaries
The Fifth Estate: The Widow’s Web (you can watch it here)
When Women Kill
Web of Lies: Tainted Love

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Melissa Friedrich, then and now

Book Review: Don’t Tell a Soul by M. William Phelps

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Another great book by M. William Phelps. This one is about the murder of Cherry Walker by Kim Cargill. This book was well researched and well-written, with a lot of in-depth information on the case. It was compelling and intense, to say the least. I felt like I got to know both Cherry and Kim. I will say it now – Kim Cargill is a horrible, vile, evil person who is right where she belongs. I had heard of the case previously, but the book gave so much more information and perspective. And of course, the author did not forget the victim, Cherry Walker, such an innocent victim who did not deserve what happened to her, And she probably did not really understand what was happening to her until it was too late. To think of her fear in those moments really saddens me.

This is a great book and if you like true crime, read it!

Psycho For Love: John Russell Raue killed his wife, Sonya Rene Holsey Raue and then dismembered her; Sentenced to 70 years in prison

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Woman slain, then dismembered
$2 Million Bond Set For Man In Slaying Of Wife In Lockport
Lockport man pleads not guilty to killing, mutilating his wife
Pathologist Gives Details Of Raue`s Wife`s Slaying
Raue`s Wife Lived In Fear, Jury Is Told
Raue Tells Of Troubled Marriage
Defense Tries To Show Wife Unfaithful
Grisly Details Tinted Murder Trial
Man Gets 70 Years For Murdering, Dismembering Wife
People of the State of Illinois v John Raue 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Books
Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Girlfriends: Melissa Webb killed her ex-boyfriend, Bryan Sorendino; Sentenced to life in prison

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Bryan Sorendino

Body found in Charlotte County woods
Body found in Charlotte Co. identified
Woman charged in death of man found in sleeping bag
Lee County woman accused of killing man found in sleeping bag
Woman guilty of killing ex-boyfriend in 2011
Lee County woman gets life in prison for killing ex-boyfriend
Judge Sentences Webb to Life in Prison
Statement from brother of murder suspect Melissa Webb
Murderpedia: Melissa Christine Webb

Books
Love Gone Wrong (New York Times bestselling Notorious USA series)

INMATE INFORMATION

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DC Number: I08977
Name: WEBB, MELISSA C
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 146 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/04/1982
Initial Receipt Date: 02/03/2014
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

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Book Review: To Love and To Kill by M. William Phelps

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This book was about the murder of Heather Strong by Josh Fulgham and Emilia Carr. The book is an in-depth look at the people involved, their pasts and what transpired between them. Throughout most of the book is the questioning of Josh and of Emilia. Both of them are vile, disgusting liars. To know that they took away Heather Strong from her children and her family is just heinous. They are right where they belong. The book was compelling and hard to put it down.

De’Maree Adkins murder 2/25/2017 Houston, TX *After a car accident, a female shot the 8-year-old who was in the back seat*

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De’Maree Adkins

8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after car crash
HPD: 8-year-old shot, killed after accident in south Houston
Gunman kills girl, 8, after car accident
8-year-old girl shot to death after crash, police say
Police: 8-year-old Girl Fatally Shot After Traffic Accident
TX – De’Maree Adkins, 8, killed in road rage shooting, Houston, 25 Feb 2017
gofundme: In Memory of De’Maree Adkins

Psycho For Love: Brandon Jason Manai threw his new bride, Julie Cuevas Rosas, off of a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

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After evidence places him at cliffs, Manai testifies that wife slipped
Jury hears closing arguments in Manai murder case
Newlywed convicted of throwing his bride off a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes
Jury finds Manai guilty of murder
Newlywed husband convicted killing wife
Manai gets 25 years in cliff death
California Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Throwing Wife Off Cliff
Torrance Man’s Conviction For Murdering Newlywed Wife In 2005 Upheld
Torrance, CA man who threw bride off cliff convicted of 1st degree murder – sentenced to 25 years to life
People of the State of California v Brandon Jason Manai 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
CA – Julia Cuevas Rosas, 24, thrown from cliff, Rancho Palos Verdes, 3 July 2005

Books
Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases

INMATE INFORMATION

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Inmate Name: MANAI, BRANDON JASON
CDCR#: AC9446
Age: 35
Admission Date: 03/30/2010
Current Location: Calipatria

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