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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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Bruce Larson murder 3/28/1990 Salt Lake City, UT *Eugene Nate Woodland “Captain Nemo” convicted of his murder; sentenced to 5 years to life in prison*

Eugene Nate Woodland “Captain Nemo” has been denied parole and will not get another parole hearing until March 2018. At that time he would be about 89 years old. I think he is in bad health, so I doubt he will still be alive. Update: Eugene Woodland died on 1/8/2015.

From Woodland’s appeal:

Around 1986, defendant entered into a contract with the firm of Peacock and Larsen for construction of the Woodland Dinner Theater Garden Complex in Salt Lake City. After a significant period of work, Woodland fell behind in his payments to Peacock and Larsen and was eventually forced into bankruptcy.   During the bankruptcy proceedings, Peacock and Larsen filed a lien on Woodland’s property to protect its interests.   Following Woodland’s bankruptcy, Peacock and Larsen bid on and eventually purchased Woodland’s property.   In September 1989, Woodland contacted Harry Peacock by telephone to discuss the status of his former property.   During their conversation, Woodland expressed his frustration over the fact that Peacock and Bruce Larsen had purchased the property.   Woodland indicated that if Peacock and Larsen refused to settle with him, he would “settle it with other means.”   Woodland then demanded to speak with Bruce Larsen;  Peacock referred him instead to their lawyer.

On March 28, 1990, Woodland entered his former dinner theater and shot and killed Bruce Larsen.   After the shooting, two workers who had witnessed the event followed Woodland to a nearby apartment complex.   They tackled Woodland in an attempt to detain him until police could arrive, and in the struggle, Woodland shot one of them in the hand.

Slaying touches lives of thousands who knew victim as their friend
Competency ruling will delay ‘Captain Nemo’ murder trial
`Captain Nemo’ again faces murder charges
State v Woodland 1997
Captain Nemo proclaims his innocence
Board Denies Parole for ‘Captain Nemo’
Eugene Woodland, whose homicide case led to changes in Utah state law, has died
Convicted murderer known as ‘Captain Nemo’ dies while on parole at care center


Eugene Nate Woodland prison mug

Offender Number: 77969
DOB: Sun, 7 Jul 1929
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches
Weight: 230
Sex: M



Parents Gone Wild! Lucas Russell Barnes and Kathleen Peacock left their 2-year-old son, Braydon Barnes, alone while they were using methamphetamine for about 38 hours; He died from hyperthermia (overheating)

Say NO to Child Abuse

Braydon Barnes2
Braydon Barnes

Autopsy scheduled for St. Charles two-year-old
Boy found dead in St. Charles was left alone for 38 hours while parents used meth, authorities say
St. Charles toddler dies from extreme heat while parents cook meth
Toddler Killed in Meth Lab Trailer, Parents Charged
Neglected boy shut in room with heater on dies of hyperthermia
Toddler Killed in Meth Lab Trailer, Parents Charged
Prosecutor: Boy, 2, died in room with space heater as parents used drugs
Missouri toddler dies from hyperthermia after being neglected while parents do meth

Barnes and Peacock
Lucas Russell Barnes
Kathleen Peacock

Suspected Serial Killer: Darren Deon Vann

Vann victims

Anith Jones, 35
Teaira Batey, 28
Christine Williams, 36
Afrikka Hardy, 19
Sonya Billingsley, 35
Tanya Gatlin, 27
Tracy Lynn Martin, 41

Memorial Service To Be Held For Indiana Murder Victim
Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings
Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week
Indiana Police To Check DNA Samples To Identify Serial Killing Victims
Two More Victims Of Accused Gary Serial Killer Identified
2 suspected Gary serial killer victims identified
Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings
Indiana Serial Killer Suspect Darren Deon Vann Says Spree Dates Back Two Decades
Afrikka Hardy update: Death sought for Darren Vann, ex-Auroran’s alleged killer
Who is Indiana serial killer suspect Darren Deon Vann?
Murderpedia: Darren Deon Vann
Wikipedia: Darren Deon Vann

Darren Vann
Darren Deon Vann

Murder In The Family: Michael Gallagher charged with killing his mother, Patricia Ann Gallagher, because of…bedbugs

dv awareness

Charges: Man Killed Mother In Minneapolis Apartment Over Bedbugs
Michael Gallagher Beat Mother To Death With Statue Sculpture Of Himself
Charges: Son, upset about bedbugs, killed mother
Minnesota Man Charged With Killing Mom, 89, Over Bedbug Infestation
Man murders mother with statue of himself over bed bugs
Man kills mom, 89, because of bedbugs, police say

Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher

Eric Madison murder 3/24/1934 Burbank, CA *Wife, Nellie May Madison convicted of his murder, sentenced to death; Sentenced commuted to life in prison, released in 1943*

remembering the victims

Murderpedia: Nellie May Madison
Unwitting pioneer of the battered-woman defense
‘Til Death Do Us Part: A Battered Woman’s Capital Murder Case Reexamined
Wikipedia: Nellie May Madison
Biography: Madison, Nellie May
The Enigma Woman: The Death Sentence of Nellie May Madison

The Enigma Woman: The Death Sentence of Nellie May Madison (Women in the West)

A Crime To Remembered: Mysterious Murder By Old Hollywood Movie Studio

Nellie May Madison
Nellie May Madison

Monsters Among Us: Lakeisha N. Holloway charged with murder after she drove through crowds on the Las Vegas Strip with her 3-year-old daughter in the car;

Jessica Valenzuela
Jessica Valenzuela

Jessica Valenzuela, Woman Killed in Las Vegas Crash, Was ‘Faithful’ and ‘Loving’ Mother
Family: Woman killed in Las Vegas Strip crash lived in Colorado
Family members say Las Vegas Strip crash victim Jessica Valenzuela lived in Thornton, Colorado
GoFundMe: Transportion & funeral costs to AZ
Lakeisha N. Holloway of Portland identified by police as driver who plowed into Vegas pedestrians
1 dead in Las Vegas after woman with 3-year-old in vehicle plows into crowd
Police: Ore. driver ‘deliberately’ rammed Vegas pedestrians
Police identify driver in ‘intentional’ Sunday Strip crash that killed 1, injured 35
Police ID suspect in deadly car rampage as 24-year-old homeless woman
Driver who allegedly ran down dozens in Vegas identified as Vancouver’s Lakeisha Holloway
Why? Motive sought after pedestrians mowed down along Las Vegas Strip
Portland woman accused in Las Vegas crash appeared to be on drugs, police say
Who is Vegas suspect Lakeisha Holloway?

Las Vegas strip


Lakeisha Holloway

Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 24
Location: Clark County Detention Center
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Clark County Detention Center

Jessica Lane Chambers 12/06/2014 Courland, MS *Accelerant was poured down her throat and then she was set on fire; Before she died, she was able to tell police who did this to her*

Jessica Chambers
Jessica Chambers

Jessica Lane Chambers obituary
Facebook: Justice For Jessica
Dedicated to Jessica Chambers
Mississippi teen burned alive identifies suspect before she dies: police
Gas station surveillance video captures Jessica Chambers’ last hours
Search is on for suspect who fatally lit Miss. teen aflame
FBI: Investigation into teen burned alive yields gun, drug arrests
17 gang members linked to burning death of Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers
Investigation into burning death of Jessica Chambers leads to 17 arrests in north Mississippi
FBI: Operation Bite Back indirectly linked to Jessica Chambers murder
Jessica Chambers’ father: ‘We’re near the end’
Monsters Among Us: Quinton Tellis charged with the murders of Jessica Chambers and Ming-Chen Hsiao

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