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    September 20: 1983: Laurie Stout, 22, was found sexually assaulted, strangled and suffocated in the office building that she cleaned. Robert Van Wisse pled guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Deadly Wives: Sandy Lee Locklear hired 2 men, Nehemiah Evans and Odom Bryant, to kill her husband,

Amos Hatfield, 66
Thomas Howard Hatfield, 40

Amos Hatfield obituary
Find-A-Grave: Amos Hatfield
Thomas Hatfield obituary
Find-A-Grave: Thomas Howard “Tommy” Hatfield
Double homicide in Loris overnight shooting
Police: Wife conspired with 2 men in husband’s death
One person arrested, one still wanted in Loris double homicide
Woman convicted, sentenced to life in prison in fatal shootings of husband, his son at Loris home
Tabor City wife murders husband and step-son, gets 2 life sentences
North Carolina woman gets life in prison for Horry County double homicide
Loris man’s murder trial begins
Loris man’s trial in 2012 execution-style shooting of a father and son begins in Conway
Horry County man given two life in prison sentences in killings of father, son
Nichols man sentenced to 30 years in prison in double slaying of Loris father, son
Last suspect gets 30-years in Hatfield double-murder
SC man gets 30 years in murder-for-hire scheme
Inmate asking for $1 million from county and jail
Former Horry County detention guard found in default in lawsuit filed by inmate
Murderpedia: Sandy Lee Locklear

Snapped: Sandy Locklear

Sandy Lee Locklear – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Odom Bryan Bryant – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Nehemiah James Evans – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison





Deadly Wives: Cara Lee Rintala killed her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala; Sentenced to LWOP

Annamarie Cochrane Rintala

Find-A-Grave: Annamarie Cochrane Rintala
The Annamarie Cochrane Rintala many people did not know
Wife of Granby homicide victim Annamarie Cochrane Rintala is indicted on murder charge
Parents of slain Granby paramedic Annamarie Cochrane Rintala granted supervised visits with granddaughter in Springfield
Gay spouse murder case puts focus on long-hidden problem
Reasonable Doubt: The Cara Rintala Murder Trial
In police interview, murder defendant Cara Rintala says wife Annamarie Cochrane Rintala bullied her
Cara Rintala guilty of first-degree murder
Granby woman convicted of murder in wife’s 2010 strangulation death
Woman gets life sentence in wife’s strangulation death
Cara Rintala sentenced to life in prison without parole

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: The Painted Paramedic
Dateline: At the Bottom of the Stairs


Offender Name: RINTALA, CARA L
Custody Status: In Custody
Location: MCI Framingham (Medium Security)

Deadly Wives: Danielle Green killed her ex-husband Raymond Green and stuffed his body in a metal box; Sentenced to 60 years in prison

Raymond Green

Sheriff: Ind. woman killed ex-husband, stuffed body in metal box
Indiana woman shot husband 10 times, stuffed body in padlocked box: cops
Jury finds Ohio Co. woman guilty of murder in death of ex-husband
Danielle Green convicted of husband’s murder in Ohio County trial
Murderer to be sentenced; victim’s family has say in court
Jury Finds Danielle Green Guilty In Murder Of Ex
Convicted killer who stuffed ex-husband in box has sentencing hearing
Danielle Green Given 60 Years, But Was Guilty Verdict Truly Unanimous?

Deadly Women: DIY Burial


DOC Number 240619
Middle Name M
Last Name GREEN
Date of Birth 03/14/1972
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 03/04/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 10/30/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 58C01-1406-MR-000001
County of Conviction OHIO
Projected Release Date 03/04/2044

Deadly Wives: Jeanne Harrington killed her husband, Michael Gabel, and tried to make it look like suicide; Sentenced to 16 years to life in prison

Michael Gabel

Michael Charles Gabel obituary
Wife arrested for murder in 2011 death of husband
Avon Lake woman arrested in connection with husband’s 2011 murder
Avon Lake wife accused of murdering husband in 2011 asking for lower bond
Avon Lake woman accused of killing her husband said she found him dead (video)
Avon Lake woman accused of killing husband withdraws motion to dismiss her murder case
Trial begins for Avon Lake woman accused of 2011 murder of husband
Avon Lake woman found guilty in husband’s murder
Avon Lake woman found guilty of killing husband
Avon Lake woman sentenced 16 years to life in husband’s murder
Avon Lake woman convicted in husband’s murder sentenced

Deadly Women: Midlife Murder


Number W095550
DOB 09/18/1957
Gender Female
Race White
Admission Date 06/07/2016
Institution Dayton Correctional Institution

Deadly Wives: Rebekah Marlene Mellon shot & killed her husband, Donald, then watched while he lay dying – all caught on video; Sentenced to 20 years in prison

Son of W.V. businessman shot dead
Phoenix PD: Wife arrested in shooting death of husband
Rebekah Mellon Was Caught on Video Shooting Her Husband in the Head, Prosecutor Says
Raw video: Prosecutor says there’s video of Mellon murder
What made this Phoenix woman shoot her husband dead?
Phoenix woman who shot husband, smoked cigarette while he died wants manslaughter plea
Rebekah Mellon Pled to 2nd Degree Murder for Shooting her Husband in 2012
Rebekah Mellon pleads guilty to murder in husband’s death
Sentencing set for Rebekah Mellon, the Phoenix woman who shot her husband and smoked while he died
Phoenix woman who shot husband, then lit cigarette, sentenced to 20 years
Phoenix woman gets 20 years in prison in 2012 murder of her husband
Wife charged with first-degree murder for ‘fatally shooting husband at home’ minutes after her son left for a sleepover

Deadly Sins: Breaking Point


Deadly Wives: Doretta Scheffield shot & killed her husband, Randy Scheffield, as he lay sleeping; Sentenced to 27 1/2 years to life in prison

Randy Scheffield

Randy G. Scheffield obituary
3 charged in 2011 Geauga County murder
Randy Scheffield: Ohio Murder Solved with arrests of Doretta Scheffield, Gina Battaglia, David ‘Tig’ Rowels
Wife among those indicted in 2011 cold case murder of Newbury Township man
Police: Randy Scheffield murder solved!
Woman convicted of husband’s murder in Newbury Township
Doretta Scheffield Sentenced to 27 1/2 Years to Life in Husband’s Murder
Battaglia Pleads Guilty to Role in Randy Scheffield Murder
Woman admits to role in 2011 Newbury Township murder
Battaglia Gets 2 Years in Prison for Role in Scheffield Murder

The Perfect Murder: Death in the Family

Doretta Scheffield – pled guilty, sentenced to 27 1/2 years to life in prison
Gina Battaglia – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 years in prison
David ‘Tig’ Rowles – charges dismissed


Number W094046
DOB 01/03/1951
Gender Female
Race White
Admission Date 12/10/2015
Institution Dayton Correctional Institution


Number W094818
DOB 03/30/1983
Gender Female
Race White
Admission Date 03/17/2016
Institution Ohio Reformatory for Women
Status RELEASED – Judicial Release
Zip Code
Residential County


Deadly Wives: Cynthia Reese killed her husband, Michael Reese; Sentenced to 40 years in prison

Michael Reese

Morris PD finds man, 40, shot dead in home
Victim’s wife and her boyfriend charged with Morris man’s murder
Alabama woman and her alleged lover are charged in husband’s murder
Neighbors and coworkers stunned by Morris murder charges
Morris woman charged with husband’s murder testifies, says affair with pastor was physical
Investigators: Couple having affair committed murder to be together
Jury deliberates 90 minutes before finding Morris woman guilty of killing husband
Former pastor sentenced for role in love-triangle murder
Wife sentenced to prison in love-triangle murder
Cindy Reese sentenced to prison for 2015 murder of her Morris husband

Six Degrees of Murder: The Happy Groom

Cynthia Reese – convicted, sentenced to 40 years in prison
Jeffrey Brown – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 42
Location: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Race: White
Contact Facility: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office


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