Deadly Wives: Celeste Beard convinced her lover, Tracey Tarlton, to kill her husband, Steven Franklin Beard, so she could inherit all of his money

Steven Beard

Find-A-Grave: Steven Franklin Beard II
Woman admits she shot Austin TV exec
Betrayed By Her Own Children
Twins, Lesbian Lover Unravel Texas Murder
Celeste Beard Johnson v State of Texas 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Celeste Beard
Wikipedia: Celeste Beard Johnson
Where Is Tracey Tarlton, The Woman Who Shot Celeste Beard’s Husband For Her, Now?
Where Is Tracey Tarlton Now?
What To Know About Celeste Beard Johnson, The Convicted Murderer Who Speaks Out In ‘Snapped: Behind Bars’
Celeste Beard Johnson Denies Having A Lover Kill Her Millionaire Husband: ‘My Kids Sold Me To The State Of Texas’

Moms and Murder: The Murder of Steven Beard
Love Murder: Celeste Beard: The Millionaire’s Wife & Her Lesbian Lover
Texas Wine and True Crime: The Lady Friend – (Celeste Beard)

She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire
The Fortune Hunter
Celeste: The Celeste Beard Johnson Story

Snapped: Celeste Beard Johnson
It Takes A Killer: Mrs Wrong
Power, Privilege, and Justice: The Millionaire and the Waitress
American Justice: For Love or Money
Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer
Women Behind Bars: Celeste Beard
Snapped: Behind Bars: Celeste Beard
Women Who Kill
Vengeance: Killer Millionaires: Fatal Fortune
20/20 on ID: Homicide

Celeste Beard Johnson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tracey Tarlton – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison, released 8/2011

Tracey Tarlton



Monsters Among Us: Janet Griffin killed her ex-girlfriend, Patricia Lynn Steller and Patricia’s nephew, Ronald King; Sentenced to life in prison

Find-A-Grave: Patricia Lynn Van Der Kar Steller
Find-A-Grave: Ronald H “Ronnie” King
2 Wesleyan workers found stabbed to death
Woman accused
Griffin guilty of murder
Woman Spared Death Penalty in Double Murder
Vermont man receives 30-year sentence for manslaughter
State of Connecticut v Janet Griffin 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Connecticut v Gordon Lee Fruean II 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Investigation Discovery show surrounds ‘Diabolical’ double murder in Middletown
Patricia Lynn Steller and Ronald King Murder: Where Is Janet Griffin Now?

Diabolical: Recording Evil

Janet Griffin – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Gordon “Butch” Fruean II – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison, died 12/2020


Dunce’s Corner: Christian Cody Facer charged in the death of Thy Hoang Vu while driving with a BAC of 0.354%!

Thy Hoang Vu

Beloved SLC bakery owner identified as fatal crash victim
Salt Lake bakery owner killed by suspected drunken driver fleeing police; 1 arrested
Suspect arrested in fatal SLC crash that killed bystander
Driver involved in deadly police pursuit in North Salt Lake arrested
Suspect who led North Salt Lake Police on deadly chase to be charged with criminal automobile homicide
Suspect arrested in fatal SLC crash that killed bystander
Utah man charged with killing Salt Lake business owner while fleeing police
gofundme: Thy Vu Mims family support


Monsters Among Us: Ali Abulaban charged with killing his wife Ana Abulaban and her friend, Rayburn Cadenas Barron

Ana Abulaban, 28
Rayburn Cadenas Barron, 29

Who were Ana Abulaban and Rayburn Barron, as TikTok death goes viral
TikTok Star Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Wife, Her Friend in Downtown San Diego High-Rise
Cousin: Fame, failing marriage changed TikTok star accused in double-murder
TikTok Star Accused of Wife’s Downtown San Diego High-Rise Killing Was Living Double Life: Cousin
Cousin offers insight into San Diego TikTok star charged with murder
TikTok Star Accused of Killing Estranged Wife After Allegedly Spying on Her with Daughter’s iPad
A Month After Shoving Incident, Popular TikTok User Murdered His Estranged Wife and Her Friend: Prosecutor
TikTok Star Accused of Murder Admits Spying on His Wife After She Kicked Him out of Their Home


Inmate Murder: Jimmy Ray Carruthers killed his cellmate, convicted child sex offender David Kever; Sentenced to life in prison

David Kever

Inmate accused of strangling cell mate, stomping on throat
Jimmy Carruthers is sentenced to life in prison for killing a cell sex offender
Santa Rosa County man murdered his cellmate, sentenced to life in prison
Inmate gets life sentence in 2019 murder of cellmate at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
Florida Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Fellow Convicted Child Sex Offender Cellmate. He ‘Stomped’ on His Throat.



Deadly Husbands: Hunter James Tatum charged with the murder of his wife, Summer, and their unborn son, Everett

Summer Tatum

Police: Newborn dies after pregnant mother shot, killed by husband in Alabama
Family shares photos of mom-to-be, baby killed in Prattville shooting
Prosecutor says text affair led to days of fighting, shooting deaths of pregnant woman, unborn son
Prosecutor: Man shot pregnant wife twice in head after she discovered affair
Husband arrested after double homicide of pregnant Prattville woman, unborn child
Hunter Tatum has court appearance Thursday related to murder charges of wife, infant son
Prattville Man Accused of Killing His Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child Makes Court Appearance
Prattville man charged in double homicide of pregnant wife, unborn son gets cash-only bonds
Bond modified for man charged with killing pregnant wife, unborn son
Pregnant Alabama Woman and Newborn Both Die at Hospital After Shooting. Her Husband Is Now Charged with Double Homicide.
gofundme: Funeral Expenses for Summer and Baby Everett


Fathers From Hell: Antoine Juwan Jefferson shook and beat his 3-month-old son, Deandre, to death; Sentenced to 50 years in prison

Deandre Lee Jefferson

Deandre Lee Jefferson obituary
Find-A-Grave: Deandre Lee Jefferson
Father charged with homicide following death of 3-month-old son
Danville father charged in death of 3-month-old son
Father arrested for homicide and child abuse in the death of his three-month-old son in Danville
Father enters plea in death of his infant son
23-year-old Danville man sentenced to 50 years in prison for death of infant son
Danville man to serve 25 years for killing infant son


Age 24
Gender Male
Race Black

Date of Birth Sep 22, 1997
ID Number 346056
Custody Status Date Jun 10, 2021 02:32 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Danville City Jail
Book Date Jun 10, 2021 02:07 PM EDT
Scheduled Release Jun 04, 2041 11:00 PM EST

Danville City Jail
212 Lynn Street
Danville, VA 24543
(434) 799-5130

Kids That Kill: 13-year-old Eric M. Smith killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie by dropping a large rock on his head and sodomizing him with a stick; Sentenced to 9 years to life in prison

Derrick Robie

Yes, Eric Smith has been granted parole, but has not yet been released on parole (as of 10/23/2021). It should be in November at some point.

Find-A-Grave: Derrick Joseph Robie
Child killer Eric Smith up for parole
Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole
Now 41, Killer of 4-Year-Old NY Boy Granted Parole on 11th Try
Eric Smith granted parole after 27 years in prison for killing child
Murderpedia: Eric M. Smith
Wikipedia: Eric Smith (murderer)
New York Man Who Murdered and Sodomized a 4-Year-Old When He Was a Teenager Granted Parole
Release Of Inmate Who Murdered Neighbor’s Child When He Was 13 Highlights Issues Around Juvenile Justice

Kids who Kill: Eric Smith: True Crime Press Series 1, Book 2
Killer Children: Horrifying True Stories of Kids Who Kill: Killer Kids, Book 1

Eric Smith: Inside the Mind of a Child Killer
Dateline: The Classmate Killer (you can watch it here)
48 Hours: Why Did Eric Kill?
Kids Who Kill


Identifying and Location Information
As of 10/18/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 01A0430
Inmate Name SMITH, ERIC M
Date of Birth 01/22/1980
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility WOODBOURNE
Date Received (Original) 01/22/2001
Date Received (Current) 01/22/2001
County of Commitment STEUBEN
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crime of Conviction
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 10/18/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0009 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/17/2021
Parole Hearing Date 04/2022
Parole Eligibility Date 08/06/2002
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Mothers From Hell: Paula Sims killed her 2 infant daughters, because she only wanted boys; Sentenced to life in prison

Heather Lee Sims, 6 weeks old [4/29/1989]
Loralei Marie Sims, 8 days old [6/17/1986]

Find-A-Grave: Heather Lee Sims
Find-A-Grave: Loralei Marie Sims
A timeline of events leading to the conviction of an Alton mother who killed her babies
The People of the State of Illinois v Paula J Sims 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Paula Sims eligible for parole; Alton mom was found guilty of killing infant kids
Paula Sims v Lynn Cahill-Mashing 2005 (habeas corpus denied)
Paula Sims case: IL woman who confessed to killing 2 infant daughters granted parole
Illinois woman who killed infant daughter granted parole
Paula Sims granted parole after 30 years in prison for killing daughters
Murderpedia: Paula Marie Sims
‘Precious Victims’ Mother Who Killed 2 Newborn Daughters Has ‘Postpartum Psychosis,’ Gets Early Parole

Killinois with Bird and Cam: Paula Sims

Dying Dreams
Precious Victims (great book)

Forensic Files: Similar Circumstances
Precious Victims


Deadly Husbands: Michael Copley killed his wife, Catherine; Sentenced to 26.5 years to 57 years in prison

Catherine “Cathy” Copley

Find-A-Grave: Catherine Joesta Boob Emig-Copley
Husband arrested in killing
Opening statements begin Catherine Copley murder trial
Husband found guilty in Catherine Copley murder trial
DA: Blair Co. man convicted of killing his wife in 2015
Copley guilty of 3rd-degree murder
Man convicted of 3rd-degree murder in wife’s 2015 death
Michael Copley Found Guilty
Michael Copley sentenced up to 57 years for murder of wife
DA: Blair Co. man convicted in wife’s murder sentenced to nearly 60 years in prison


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 33
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 1701823
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 01/01/1988
Additional Information:

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