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    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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Cold Case: Barbara Jean Rocky murder 3/11/1974 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT *Gerald W. Hicker pled guilty to manslaugter, sentenced to 5 years in prison; Released from prison 10/30/2012

Dating Violence

Barbara Jean Rocky
Barbara Jean Rocky

Gerald Hicker died in 2014′

Washington man arrested in 1974 slaying of BYU student
Man Arrested in 33-Year-Old Homicide
DNA Leads To Arrest In 1974 BYU Slaying
DNA Solves Utah Cold Case
Suspect charged after 33 years
Hicker admits killing BYU student in 1974
Man confesses to 1974 murder of BYU student
Man pleads guilty in ’74 murder of BYU student
Man who killed woman after alleged canyon devil worship asks for prison release
Man who killed BYU student gets 2012 release date

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Betrayal in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Gerald Hicker
Gerald Hicker

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Monsters Among Us: Members of Columbia Lil’ Cocos (a part of the 18th Street gang) convicted of killing 3-week-old Luis Angel Garcia

Luis-Angel-Garcia

The Homicide Report: Luis Angel Garcia, 3 weeks
More gang members charged in baby’s death
4 gang members found guilty in case stemming from baby’s death
Four Gang Members Convicted in Fatal Shooting of 3-Week-Old Infant
Man Charged in 2007 Rampart-Area Shooting
Extradited for Infant’s Murder, Other Crimes

18th Street Gangmember Sentenced To Life In Federal Prison For Racketeering Offenses Related To Fatal Shooting Of 23-Day-Old Infant
Two 18th Street gang members sentenced for killing infant and shooting street vendor
Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, Calif. gang member, sentenced to life in prison in baby’s death
Gang members in racketeering case stemming from baby’s death get life
Gang member sentenced in 2007 baby shooting
Gang member sentenced in death of 3-week-old baby
People v Murillo, Rangel, and Velesquez 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Defendants
Eduardo Perez Hernandez – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [federal prison]
Vladimir Iraheta – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [federal prison]
Leonidas Iraheta – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [federal prison]
Javier Perez – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [federal prison]
Juan Pablo Murillo – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 114 years in state prison [2nd in charge of gang]
Yovanni Velasquez – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 25-years to life plus 17 years in state prison
Giovanni Macedo – convicted, sentenced to 51 years in prison
Juvenal Cardenas Mejia – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Guadalupe Torres Rangel – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 107 years in state prison
David Gonzalez – convicted, sentenced to 11 years [state prison] (released?)
Ralph Santiago – convicted, sentenced to 13 years [state prison]
Luis Silva ??

INMATE INFORMATION

EDUARDO PEREZ HERNANDEZ
Register Number: 02528-748
Age: 39
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Victorville USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

VLADIMIR ALEXANDE IRAHETA
Register Number: 56316-112
Age: 34
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Beaumont USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

LEONIDAS IRAHETA
Register Number: 56317-112
Age: 34
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Victorville USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

JAVIER PEREZ
Register Number: 22908-298
Age: 38
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Victorville USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MURILLO, JUAN PABLO
CDCR#: AE6892
Age: 40
Admission Date: 09/14/2010
Current Location: Kern Valley State Prison
Main Phone: (661) 721-6300
Physical Address:
3000 West Cecil Avenue, Delano, CA 93216-6000

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: VELASQUEZ, YOVANNI
CDCR#: F05782
Age: 34
Admission Date: 12/01/2005??
Current Location: Sacramento
Main Phone: (916) 985-8610
Physical Address:
100 Prison Road, Represa, CA 95671

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MACEDO, GIOVANNI
CDCR#: AL7950
Age: 26
Admission Date: 06/29/2012
Location: Calipatria State Prison
Physical Address:
7018 Blair Road, Calipatria, CA 92233
Mailing Addresses:
Institution: P.O. Box 5001, Calipatria, CA 92233-5001

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MEJIA, JUVENAL CARDENAS
CDCR#: AR7486
Age: 42
Admission Date: 11/01/2013
Location: Salinas Valley State Prison
Main Phone: (831) 678-5500
Physical Address:
31625 Highway 101, Soledad, CA 93960

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: RANGEL, GUADALUPE TORRES
CDCR#: AE6897
Age: 48
Admission Date: 09/14/2010
Location: Corcoran
Main Phone: (559) 992-8800
Physical Address:
4001 King Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: SANTIAGO, RALPH
CDCR#: AL7942
Age: 35
Admission Date: 06/29/2012
Location: Tehachapi
Main Phone: (661) 822-4402
Physical Address:
24900 Highway 202, Tehachapi, CA 93561

Agnes Abigail Williams murder 10/12/1942 Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation, UT *James Joseph Roedl convicted, sentenced to death; LeRoy Ritchie also convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

remembering the victims

James Joseph Roedl was executed 7/13/1945

Pair Held In Utah Murder
U.S. Murder Trial Opens
Snatch of Song Murder Signal
Find Roedl Guilty In Woman’s Death
Slayer Will Hear Sentence
State of Utah v James Joseph Roedl 1945 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Two Slayers Seek Sentence Ending
Three Slayers Seek Clemency
Roedl Loses Last Fight To Escape Death (part 1)
Pardons… (part 2)

Deadly Wives: Brenda Dossett got her daughter’s boyfriend, Mason James Hughes, to kill her husband, Gilbert Dossett, while he slept

dv awareness

Gilbert Dossett
Gilbert Dossett

Gilbert Dossett obituary
Two arrested in murder-for-hire scheme
Prosecutor will seek life-without-parole sentences in Evansville man’s death
Prosecutors seek life sentence for Dossett and Hughes
Evansville woman to testify against Anderson man in murder case
Plea agreement expected in Evansville murder for hire case
Indiana woman gets 60 years in murder-for-hire
Indiana woman gets 60 years in murder-for-hire
Man pleads guilty in Evansville murder for hire case
Evansville man pleads guilty in murder case, gets 60 years

Movies/Documentaries
I’d Kill For You: Deadliest Catch

Defendants
Brenda Dossett – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Mason James Hughes – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Brenda Dossett

DOC Number 253785
First Name BRENDA
Middle Name L
Last Name DOSSETT
Suffix
Date of Birth 04/18/1967
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/22/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/17/2014
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 82D02 1405 MR 00701
County of Conviction VANDERBURGH
Projected Release Date 05/22/2044

INMATE INFORMATION

Mason Hughes

DOC Number 255103
First Name MASON
Middle Name J
Last Name HUGHES
Suffix
Date of Birth 01/26/1995
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Pendleton Correctional Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/23/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 04/24/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 82D02 1405 MR 00700
County of Conviction VANDERBURGH
Projected Release Date 05/23/2044

Monsters Among Us: Kirk Riley Levin killed his mother, Marilyn Schmitt, and then abducted his friend, Jessica Vega

dv awareness

Marilyn and Jessica

Victims
Marilyn Lee Schmitt, 45
Jessica Vega, 21

Marilyn Lee Schmitt obituary
Sac County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
Early, IA Murder Investigation; New Details Surrounding Kirk Levin
‘We truly believe we saved her life’
Early, Iowa, man charged with killing mother
Chilling Details of Bizarre Murder/Kidnapping Case in Sac County
Records: Sac Co. murder suspect fantasized about rape
Prison officials warned sheriff about suspect’s rape drawings
NEW DETAILS: Body in Iowa house was kidnapping suspect’s mom
Police: Kidnapping suspect confessed to killing his mother
Alleged kidnapping victim testifies in Iowa trial
Jury returns guilty verdict in Iowa slaying trial
Levin Found Guilty Of Killing Mother, Kidnapping Woman
‘Rot in Hell’
Early, Iowa, man to serve life in prison for killing mom
State of Iowa v Kirk Riley Levin 2014
Levin exhausts his final appeal
Kidnapping survivor recalls how she escaped and moved on

Movies/Documentaries
House of Horrors: Kidnapped: Wired to Kill

INMATE INFORMATION

Kirk Riley Levin

Name Kirk Riley Levin
Offender Number 6194760
Sex M
Birth Date 11/2/1991
Age 24
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
County Of Commitment Sac
Commitment Date 7/26/2013
Duration LIFE

Name Kirk Riley Levin
Offender Number 6194760
Birth Date 11/02/1991
Sex M

Murder In The Family: Jimmy Crumm and his friend, Paul Sorrentino, killed his younger brother, Chris, at the request of his mother, Sueanne Hobson

dv awareness

Family disasters haunt Kansas man
Two youths ordered held in Paola slaying
Sorrentino murder trial moved to Fort Scott
Teen Gets Life Term for murder of youth
Appeals court affirms conviction of Miami County youth in slaying
Stepmother faces trial for murder
Prosecution winds up case at Olathe murder trial
Convict Mother
DA went too far, defendant claims in high court appeal
Convicted murderer’s grandmother testifies in Hobson conspiracy trial
Daughter testifies in murder, conspiracy trial
Daughter in Olathe murder trial
Woman Found Guilty in Death of Stepson, 13
Mrs. Hobbs draws life term
Judge denies retrial in murder case
Kansas high court upholds separate murder convictions
State of Kansas v Sueann Sallee 1983
Sueanne Hobson Up for Parole (9th Time) in Kansas Killing; Would-Be Neighbor Issues Warning
Love Never Dies
Convicted murder conspirator Hobson out on parole, living in Prairie Village

Books
Family Affairs
Crazymaker: The Shocking True Story of Murder and Betrayal in an American Family

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: Hitmom

Susanne Hobson
Sueann Hobson

Defendants
Jimmy Crumm – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; paroled 1/4/1999
Paul Sorrentino – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; paroled 4/21/2000
Sueann Hobson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; paroled 2/25/2011

Robert L. Stevens murder 3/10/2016 Nampa, ID *Ashley Ford is the person of interest*

800 block of W. Kinghorn Drive
800 block of W. Kinghorn Drive

Nampa stabbing now investigated as homicide
Nampa stabbing victim dies; police search for his killer
Nampa Stabbing
Man killed in Nampa stabbing identified by police
Police identify man who died after Nampa stabbing

Ashley Ford
Ashley Ford

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