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    January 16: 1936: Serial Killer Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was executed in the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison. He was responsible for at least 5 murders, including 10-year-old Grace Budd whose murder he was sentenced to death for.

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Deadly Wives: Suzanne Lucy Schoff had her ex-husband, Frank Schoff III, killed on the last day she had custody of their children

Frank Schoff IIIFrom Suzanne Schoff’s appeal: Appellant and Husband had one child (“Son”) and lived in Baltimore, Maryland during their marriage.   After separating, Appellant made several attempts to disrupt court-ordered custody arrangements by lodging multiple complaints against Husband with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (“DSS”).  Appellant alleged Husband was sexually molesting Son during authorized visits.   DSS investigators could not substantiate Appellant’s claims by evidence available or found no evidence existed to support the allegations.   On January 17, 2003, Husband filed a motion for sole legal and physical custody of Son, which the court in Baltimore granted on July 7, 2003.

Appellant and her mother (“Mother”) began plotting the murder of Husband.   Appellant’s desire to have Husband killed was apparently motivated by her anger over their custody battle and her impending loss of control over Son. Appellant and Mother solicited three successive individuals, Robert Atkinson, Victor Tyrell, and James Gilmore, to carry out the murder on Appellant’s behalf.   Appellant and Mother told each of them about the alleged sexual abuse, and that they wanted Husband killed to prevent him from gaining custody of Son. They indicated Appellant was desperate to the point she might hurt herself and/or her children if Husband was not killed.   At various times, Appellant and Mother provided cash, bail money, intimate relationships, room and board, and other favors in exchange for the anticipated assistance.   All three men led Appellant to believe they would assist her, but none of them brought the plan to fruition.

Appellant and Mother then approached Terry Wingler (“Wingler”) to kill Husband.   Wingler and Appellant had a daughter from a brief earlier relationship.   Wingler believed Husband was sexually abusing Son, and that Appellant might hurt herself and/or the children over the custody battle.   Wingler agreed to do the killing, apparently driven by his feelings for Appellant and concern for the children.   Wingler expressed no independent, personal desire to kill Husband.   In fact, they had been childhood friends.

Appellant and Mother coordinated the details of the killing and relayed them to Wingler.   Appellant helped arrange for Wingler to pick up his gun, which Appellant’s uncle had been storing in his home in Virginia.   Appellant drove Wingler from Maryland to Husband’s auto body shop in Pennsylvania to familiarize Wingler with the area.   Mother provided Wingler with a box of bullets for the gun.   Appellant rented a gold-colored car for Wingler so his own vehicle would not be recognized.

On the eve of the killing, Appellant and Wingler stayed in a Baltimore motel with the children.   On August 6, 2002, Wingler left the motel early in the morning with a .32 caliber semiautomatic gun, ski mask, gloves and a sweater, and drove to Pennsylvania in the rental car for the sole purpose of killing Husband.   Around 2:00 p.m., he parked in front of Husband’s auto shop.   Wingler approached Husband, as he worked on a car, and shot him seven times with the .32 caliber semiautomatic gun.   Husband’s girlfriend heard the shots and ran to help him.   Husband died at the scene from fatal gunshot wounds to the torso.   A witness from across the street also heard the shots and observed the shooter, wearing a ski mask, enter the gold-colored vehicle.   After the shooting, Wingler disposed of the weapon, ski mask, gloves, and sweater in a wooded area near the auto shop.   Wingler killed Husband just a few days before Husband was to gain full custody of Son.

dv awarenessWingler maintained contact with Appellant both before and after killing Husband, when he told Appellant “the job” was done.   Wingler drove back to Baltimore and arranged to meet Appellant so she could return the rental car.   Wingler then drove to a Baltimore hospital to receive care for an injured back.   Appellant, Mother, and the children met Wingler at the hospital and proceeded to a Bob Evans restaurant.   There, officers from the Baltimore City Police Department approached the group and asked to speak with them.   Appellant, Mother, Wingler, and the children accompanied the detectives to the Baltimore City Homicide Unit.

Appellant, Mother and Wingler were subsequently arrested and charged with the murder.3  Wingler ultimately confessed to killing Husband, and entered a plea agreement by which he pled guilty to third-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in exchange for his testimony at Appellant’s trial.   Commonwealth witnesses also included the individuals who heard the shots fired, the individuals Appellant had originally solicited for the killing, the DSS social worker, and the police officer who had investigated the sex abuse allegations.   The Commonwealth also presented detailed testimony from a Sprint witness as to length of the cellular phone calls between Appellant and Wingler on the date of the killing as well as the cell tower locations.   On August 31, 2004, the jury convicted Appellant of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.   On October 15, 2004, the court sentenced Appellant to life imprisonment without parole.  

City duo charged in Pa. shooting
Woman killed husband (scroll down)
Woman convicted of custody-battle murder
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Suzanne Schoff 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Suzanne Schoff

Defendants
Suzanne Lucy Schoff – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Terry Allen Wingler Jr – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Lucy Mariner –

INMATE INFORMATION

Suzanne Schoff

Alias: SCHOFF, SUZANNE MARINER
Offender Name: SCHOFF, SUZANNE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 40
Location: SCI Muncy
Race: White
Contact Facility: PA Department of Corrections
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INMATE INFORMATION

Terry Wingler

Alias: WINGLER, TERRY ALLEN
Offender Name: WINGLER, TERRY A
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 42
Location: SCI Huntingdon
Race: White
Contact Facility: PA Department of Corrections
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Psycho For Love: George De La Cruz killed his estranged wife, Julie Ann Gonzalez; Sentenced to life in prison

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Julie Gonzalez
Julie Ann Gonzalez

Charley Project: Julie Ann Gonzalez
Julie Ann Gonzalez Update: Husband George De La Cruz Named “Person of Interest” in Disappearance
http://www.fox7austin.com/news/662712-story
Family of missing woman asks for privacy as murder case unfolds
First witnesses take the stand in De La Cruz murder trial
Detective found ‘freshly dug’ trench in De La Cruz backyard
Testimony: Burned clothes, knife found in De La Cruz backyard
Mother details days leading up to Julie Ann Gonzalez’s disappearance
George De La Cruz found guilty of murder
George De La Cruz found guilty of killing Julie Ann Gonzalez
George De la Cruz found guilty of murder
Tempers flare after George De La Cruz is sentenced to life in prison
George De La Cruz sentenced to life in prison

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Young Mom Missing

INMATE INFORMATION

George DeLaCruz
SID Number: 50073098
TDCJ Number: 02000025
Name: DELACRUZ, GEORGE
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1987-10-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2043-09-13

DeLaCruzG info

Deadly Duo: Jerry Wayne Damron and Lisa Church Damron killed their friend, Kelley Lynette Culley; Why you asked? Because she drank Jerry’s beer rather than her own! Wow – good excuse huh?

373 6th St SW
373 6th St SW Taylorsville, NC

These two are a prime example of real white trash. Killing over a beer? C’mon, be real. Kelley was a human being. She did not deserve to die over a beer. I wish the Damron’s would stay in prison for the rest of their lives, where they belong. Well, they deserved the death penalty, but it did not happen.

Jerry and Lisa Damron’s Extraordinary Adventure (GREAT article)
Body found murdered in van identified
Couple will face murder charges after body found in van
Couple charged with murder after body found in car
Murder suspects to return to Alexander County on Friday
Couple plead guilty to killing woman in N.C. over beer
Couple pleads guilty in 2009 murder
Lisa and Jerry Damron stopped for speeding with a body in the van
Websleuths: GUILTY NC – Kelly Culley, 42, shot to death, Taylorsville, 9 July 2009

INMATE INFORMATION

JerryDamron prison mug

JERRY W DAMRON
Offender Number: 1207040
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 08/04/1966
Age: 49
Current Location: LANESBORO C.I.

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 02/16/2011
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 02/16/2011
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REST.HOUS. DISCIPLINARY
Next Control Review: 05/25/2016
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 10/01/2016
Number Of Infractions: 31
Last Infraction Date: 06/01/2016
Current Location: LANESBORO C.I.
Previous Location: PENDER CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM PENDER CI
Last Movement Date: 04/27/2016
Escapes?: N

DamronJ info

INMATE INFORMATION

LisaDamron prison mug

LISA C DAMRON
Offender Number: 0544899
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 10/25/1977
Age: 38
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 15 YEARS 2 MONTHS
Conviction Date: 02/16/2011
Projected Release Date: 07/20/2021
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 02/16/2011
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2016
Number Of Infractions: 5
Last Infraction Date: 01/10/2016
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 12/15/2015
Escapes?: N

DamronL info

Monsters Among Us: Bradley Fairbourn killed Naisha Rae Story, while searching for sex; Faces LWOP when sentenced

Victims
Naisha Rae Story
Linda Mara Natalia Arce [no picture]

One Dead, One Injured In Stabbing at Quality Inn; 18 Year-Old Utah Man Arrested For Murder in the First Degree
1 killed in stabbing at Wyoming hotel; Utah man in custody
1 killed in stabbing, Utah man arrested (about 1/2 way down)
South Jordan woman dead, another woman injured, Utah man arrested
Draper man facing murder charges after two women stabbed in Wyoming
Police: Murder suspect was looking for sexual encounter before fatal stabbing
Utah man allegedly stabs South Jordan woman to death in Wyoming hotel
Murder Trial Continues; Surviving Victim Identifies Fairbourn As Attacker
DNA Experts Testify At Fairbourn Trial
Forensic Testimony Heard In Fairbourn Trial
State rests in Rock Springs murder trial
Fairbourn Takes Stand In Murder Trial
Utah man convicted of murder, attempted murder in Wyoming
Bradley Fairbourn Found Guilty
Fairbourn found guilty of murder

Bradley Fairbourn
Bradley Fairbourn

Mark Nikac and Rigaletta Nikc murders 9/11/1996 Mount Pleasant, NY *Joseph Rukaj, former lover of Rigaletta, convicted of killing Mark Nikac; Sentenced to 20 years to life in prison*

remembering the victims

Posh suburb is shocked by murder of pair
Nab nephew in fatal feud
Man indicted in double slaying
Murder suspect has proof of affair: defense lawyer
911 Call of Shooting Is Played at Murder Trial
Jurors Listen to Angry Calls Taped Hours Before Killings
Defense Says Blood Feud, Not Murder, Was Involved
Lotto Winner Guilty in a Killing, Cleared in 2d
Lotto winner guilty acquitted of one death in double slaying
N.Y. lotto winner guilty of murder
Lengthy Prison Sentence For Lotto Millionaire
Lottery winner sentenced in blood feud murder
Puncher’s proud pop – jailed dad: My kid’s grown up since fatal booze bash
New York v Gjelosh Joseph Rukaj 2002 (denied)

Movies/Documentaries
Your Number’s Up: Fortune’s Curse

INMATE INFORMATION

Joseph Rukaj

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/25/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 98A3155
Inmate Name RUKAJ, GJELOSH
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 09/26/1959
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility SING SING
Date Received (Original) 06/03/1998
Date Received (Current) 06/03/1998
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment WESTCHESTER
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction

Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND
Class C

Crime ASSAULT 2ND
Class D

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 06/25/16

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 10/2017
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 10/2017
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 09/07/2016
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Boyfriends From Hell: Orlando Williams charged with killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, JonMarquis Stepich

stand up for children

JonMarquis Stepich
JonMarquis Stepich

JonMarquis Stepich Funeral Fund
Police: Man Slammed 8-Year-Old Child On Bed For Not Cleaning Room
8-Year-Old Allegedly Assaulted By Mom’s Fiancé Dies
Cops: 8-year-old boy with messy room killed by mom’s fiance
8-year-old boy who suffered head injuries allegedly inflicted by North Braddock man dies
North Braddock man charged in death of 8-year-old boy
Cops: 8-year-old boy with messy room killed by mom’s fiance
Man accused of killing fiancee’s 8-year-old son for having messy room

Orlando Williams
Orlando Williams

Boyfriends From Hell: Daniel Jay Folsom killed girlfriend Alicia Sherman; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

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Alicia Sherman
Alicia “Lisa” Sherman

At his sentencing on 8/25/2016, he still did not take any responsibility for what he did. He blamed it on the victim. He plans to appeal and show that she was the abusive one. Well, she did not kill herself. She did not beat herself to death. He killed her.

Man arrested for attempted homicide of woman
Attempted murder charges filed against Murray man in beating of woman
Severely beaten woman dies, boyfriend faces murder charges
Woman allegedly beaten by boyfriend in Murray dies
Boyfriend ordered to stand trial for murder in Murray beating death
Boyfriend of woman beat to death will stand trial for murder
Trial begins for Utah man accused of fatally beating girlfriend
Jury deliberating 2011 domestic violence death
Jury finds Murray man guilty of beating girlfriend to death
Jury finds Utah man guilty of beating girlfriend to death
Jury finds Murray man guilty of beating girlfriend to death
Mother to daughter’s killer: ‘We’re all in prison’
Utah man sentenced to prison for fatally beating girlfriend in 2011
Mother to daughter’s killer: ‘We’re all in prison’

INMATE INFORMATION

Daniel Jay Folsom

Offender Number: 228849
Offender Name: DANIEL JAY FOLSOM
DOB: Sat, 6 Jan 1962
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Weight: 270
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
DANIEL JAY FOLSOM
DAN FOLSOM
DAN JAY FOLSON

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