Deadly Wives: Susan Jane Brown shot and killed her husband, Faron Deece Brown; Sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison


Faron Deece Brown

Faron Deece Brown obituary
Woman shoots man in gas station feud
Carlisle woman charged with attempted murder after gas station shooting
Woman now facing murder charge in connection to Sullivan County shooting
Sullivan County woman’s charges upgraded to murder after mid-July shooting
Sullivan County Woman Pleads Guilty for the Death of Her Ex-Husband
Woman receives prison time for the 2020 killing of her ex-husband in Sullivan County
Sullivan County woman gets plea deal in deadly shooting of ex-husband
Carlisle woman sentenced to 17.5 years in prison for involvement in 2020 shooting of ex-husband

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Judson Keith Hoover killed and dismembered his wife, Rebecca Ruth Hoover, in front of their 8-year-old son; Sentenced to 65 years in prison


Rebecca Ruth Hoover

Find-A-Grave: Rebecca Hoover
Divorce, domestic abuse case tied to missing New Albany mother found dead in Louisville storage unit
Child told school counselor he saw father kill his mom, New Albany police say
New Albany man accused of murder after estranged wife last seen Aug. 2
New Albany man pleads guilty to wife’s murder after their child tells police graphic details of what he witnessed
Records show New Albany police called to Hoover home at least 23 times this year alone
New Albany man pleads guilty to murdering wife in front of one of their children
Indiana Man Killed Wife and then Reported Her Missing — But Son, 8, Witnessed the Murder
Indiana man arrested, pleads guilty to wife’s killing after 8-year-old son reports witnessing murder
New Albany man pleads guilty to wife’s murder after their child tells police graphic details of what he witnessed
Judson Hoover gets max in wife’s New Albany murder
New Albany man convicted of murdering wife receives max sentence of 65 years
Indiana Man Who Killed and Dismembered Wife in Front of Young Son Requests Leniency Based on His ‘Character Prior to the Murder’

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 277766
First Name JUDSON
Middle Name K
Last Name HOOVER
Suffix
Date of Birth 07/1970
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Pendleton Treatment Unit
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/31/2069

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 11/13/2020
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 65 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 22D01-2009-MR-001464
County of Conviction FLOYD
Projected Release Date 05/31/2069

Monsters Among Us: Curtis Davis shot and killed Harvey Austin in a playground; Sentenced to 40 years in prison

The following facts were adduced at defendant’s trial. Derrick Holliday testified that on the morning of February 21, 1989, Austin and he went to visit their friend James “Sonny” Keeler at a Chicago Housing Authority project located at 4445 South Evans Street. At about 10 a.m., Austin and Holliday encountered Shambley near the left stairwell of the building. The three began discussing the violence which had been taking place in the project when Shambley pulled a gun from his coat pocket, and told Holliday and Austin that “I’m not worried about nobody doing nothing to me.”

About 12:30 p.m. that same day, Holliday met defendant and Appelby near the same spot, and they also were discussing the recent violence in the area when Appelby told Holliday that he should leave the building because something was about to happen. Soon thereafter, Holliday heard Donnell Keeler and Chris Keeler chatting as they were walking down the stairwell. Holliday observed defendant and Appelby, who were both armed, and another person whom he did not recognize, move closer to the stairwell. Holliday then heard several shots ring out, although he could not tell who fired them.

After hearing the shots, Holliday saw defendant, Appelby and Shambley standing in a row near the right stairwell of the building. He then observed Austin exit the adjacent CHA project building, located at 4414 South Cottage Grove Avenue, and head toward the building located on Evans Street. Holliday warned Austin not to go to the Evans project because there had just been a shooting there, but Austin waved him off and proceeded toward his original destination. Holliday stayed in the playground between the two buildings, and about 15 minutes later, he heard six or seven shots which sounded as if they came from different guns. About 15 seconds later, he observed Austin stumbling into the playground, and he also saw defendant, Appelby and Shambley fleeing from the scene. He then ran toward Austin, who was bleeding profusely, and heard him say that “Eric shot me, Eric shot me.” Austin also kept repeating “Boss, Boss, Boss,” and that “he was fixing to die.” Holliday placed Austin on the ground in the breezeway between the projects, and soon thereafter Hope Keeler arrived and began tending to Austin. Holliday testified that at no time during the day was Austin carrying a weapon, and he further stated that he did not recognize the .357 caliber firearm which was found at the scene.

Donnell Keeler testified that at about 1 p.m. on the date of the homicide, he and his sister Chris left their brother Sonny Keeler’s apartment, and as they were descending down the left stairwell with Chris walking in front, the two encountered defendant. After Chris said hello to him and proceeded on her way, defendant displayed a gun and asked Donnell repeatedly “why did you do it.” Donnell explained that this inquiry had reference to a dispute he had had with defendant and Appelby over the ownership of a gun. After Donnell told defendant that he had not done anything, Shambley approached him and told defendant that he should not be talking to Donnell. When Donnell saw Shambley, who was armed, raise his hand, he immediately fled back up the stairwell, and he heard three or four shots fired at him.
When he returned to Sonny’s room, Donnell informed him that he had just been shot at by defendant and Shambley. Sonny then asked Austin, who had arrived at Sonny’s apartment some time after Donnell had left, to try to find a peacemaker named “Buckeye” to calm the situation. On cross-examination, Donnell admitted that he had been a member of the War Lords street gang until 1988, but that he no longer belonged to that group. He also stated that his brother Sonny was once a member of that gang as well, but that Sonny had never been its chief.

Hope Keeler testified that at approximately 1:30 p.m. on February 21, 1989, she was in her mother’s apartment in the Cottage Grove housing project when she heard several gunshots emanating from outside. When she looked out her window, Hope saw Austin stagger out of the adjacent building into the playground. She then rushed downstairs and tended to Austin who was bleeding from his mouth and neck. As she was holding him, Austin mumbled to her that “Boss and Eric shot me,” gasped for air, and then told her that “they gone get us one by one.”

Find-A-Grave: Harvey Austin Jr.
South Side Man Among 3 Killed by Convicted Murderer, Police Say
The People of the State of Illinois v Curtis Davis 1993 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Chicago Triple Homicide 3/27/2012 *Curtis Davis Jr., convicted murderer, charged with the murders of 3 men; all of this over a jacket*

Defendants
Curtis Davis – convicted; sentenced to 40 years in prison, released 2008
Kevin “Boss” Appelby – acquitted at trial
Eric Shambley – acquitted at trial


Curtis Davis 2012

News Archive: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder


Jonelle Renee Matthews

Cold Case: Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Steven Dana Pankey indicted in the 1984 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Jonelle Renee Matthews
Update: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder *Steve Pankey’s trial for the murder of 12-year-old Jonelle Renee Matthews starts*
Update: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder *Steve Pankey’s trial ends in a mistrial*

Podcasts
Criminology: Jonelle Matthews
Crime Junkie: WANTED: A Christmas Killer

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Kidnapping of Jonelle Matthews

INMATE INFORMATION

PANKEY, STEVEN arrested:10/28/20 at 18:50
Arresting Agency: WELD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Booking Number: 20-11922
Offender ID: 168258
DOB: 06/24/51
Gender: Male
Check Custody Status
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183302 – KIDNAPPING SECOND DEGREE
Bail: $0.00

Update: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder *Steve Pankey’s trial ends in a mistrial*


Jonelle Renee Matthews

News Archive: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder
Steve Pankey’s Defense Poses Theory That Another Man Killed Jonelle Matthews In 1984
Steve Pankey Takes The Stand In Own Defense In Jonelle Matthews Murder Trial
Steve Pankey denies involvement in 1984 disappearance of Greeley girl
Steve Pankey Questioned By Prosecutors In Jonelle Matthews Murder Trial
Steve Pankey trial Day 14: Prosecutors call rebuttal witnesses, examine recordings; closing arguments set for Tuesday morning
Jonelle Matthews Murder: Closing Arguments Begin In Steve Pankey Trial
Prosecutors call Steve Pankey ‘master manipulator’, defense argues case ‘screams reasonable doubt’
Closing arguments in trial of Steve Pankey, man accused of murdering Jonelle Matthews
Jonelle Matthews Murder: Steve Pankey Trial In Hands Of Weld County Jury
Defendant Steven Pankey takes the stand in Jonelle Matthews murder trial, denies culpability
Case Of Ex-Gubernatorial Candidate Accused Of Killing Girl. Seen On Milk Cartons In 1980s With Jury
Partial mistrial for Steve Pankey; no verdict on murder, kidnapping charges
Mistrial declared on murder, kidnapping charges in Jonelle Matthews case
Steve Pankey jury hung on murder and kidnapping charges
Trial For Steve Pankey, Accused In Jonelle Matthews 1984 Murder, Ends In Mistrial On 3 Charges
Mistrial Declared in Case of Self-Professed Liar and Former Gubernatorial Candidate Accused of Murdering 12-Year-Old Jonelle Matthews in 1984

Podcasts
Criminology: Jonelle Matthews
Crime Junkie: WANTED: A Christmas Killer

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Kidnapping of Jonelle Matthews

INMATE INFORMATION

PANKEY, STEVEN arrested:10/28/20 at 18:50
Arresting Agency: WELD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Booking Number: 20-11922
Offender ID: 168258
DOB: 06/24/51
Gender: Male
Check Custody Status
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183302 – KIDNAPPING SECOND DEGREE
Bail: $0.00

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