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Cold Case: Mary Ann Hughes killed her husband, Larry Richard Hughes in 1990; In 2016 DNA gave her up; Sentenced to time served and 10 years probation


Larry Hughes

Find-A-Grave: Larry R. Hughes
Tennessee homeowner tears up carpet, finds crime scene in decades-old murder
Homeowner may have found crime scene in decades-old murder
Arrest made in the 26 year old Murder case of Larry Richard Hughes.
Murder victim’s body exhumed after new leads in cold case
Woman arrested 26 years after husband’s murder
Woman arrested for death of husband in 26 year old murder case
Giles County Sheriff’s Department announced breaking news regarding a 29 year old homicide case.
Plea agreement reached in 29-year homicide cold case
Where is Mary Ann Hughes Now?

Movies/Documentaries
Living a Nightmare: Trouble in Giles County

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus charged with beating her wife, Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, to death


Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus

Facebook: Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus
Brick murder: Authorities search for woman accused of killing wife with wine container
NJ Cops Search for Alleged Wine Chiller Killer Who Slayed Wife, Prosecutors Say
NJ Woman Accused of Killing Wife With Wine Chiller Caught in Texas
Brick Township woman charged with murder apprehended in Houston, TX
Woman beat wife to death with wine chiller after she tried to end relationship, cops say
South Jersey Woman Accused Of Fatally Beating Wife With Wine Chiller Arrested In Texas
New Jersey Woman Beat Her Wife to Death With Wine Chiller: Police

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Pamela Gray Taylor killed her husband, Michael, and she is sentenced to 21 years in prison

Families of homicide victims gather to remember loved ones
The DV Murder of Michael Taylor
Woman says husband was attacking her before fatal shooting
Jury starts deliberating in Tayyolor case
Memphis jury convicts woman in husband’s death
State of tennessee v Pamela Taylor 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Memphis, TN: Memphis nurse convicted of second-degree murder in husband’s death

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Crazy Love

INMATE INFORMATION

Biographical Information
Name: PAMELA TAYLOR
Birth Date: 12/11/1971
TDOC ID: 00499151
State ID Number (SID):
Physical Characteristics
Sex: FEMALE Race: WHITE
Height: 05′ 06″ Complexion: FAIR
Weight: 174 lbs.
Eye Color: GREEN
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY

Aliases
No Alias names on file for this offender.
Current Status
Dates may change as additional court documents are received.
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Assigned Location: WEST TENNESSEE STATE PENITENTIARY
Combined Sentence(s) Length: 21 YRS 0 MTHS 0 DAYS
Supervision/Custody Level: MINIMUM RESTRICTED
Sentence Begin Date: 12/04/2011
Sentence End Date: 10/10/2029
Release Eligibility Date:
Parole Hearing Date:
Parole Hearing Result:

Active Tennessee Sentences
Conviction County: 079 SHELBY, Case Year: 2012, Case No: 1006598, Count: 001
Offense: SECOND DEGREE MURDER
Offense Date: 12/23/2009
Sentence Imposed Date: 11/08/2012
Sentence Type: TDOC
Sentence Effective Date: 12/04/2011
Sentence Length: 21 YRS 0 MTHS 0 DAYS

Deadly Wives: Patricia Brown hired her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, to kill her husband, Frederic Brown; All sentenced to prison

From Patricia Brown’s appeal: At trial, the evidence tended to show that in March or April of 1990, defendant contacted her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, in New Hope, Alabama, and asked if they knew anyone who would shoot and kill her husband, Fred Brown, in High Point, North Carolina.   Leroy Wentzel volunteered.   Defendant met with the Wentzels in Alabama to discuss how her High Point house was arranged and to plan the murder.   Defendant paid the Wentzels $1,000 up front to kill her husband and offered to pay them an additional $30,000 upon completion of the killing.   After this initial meeting, Leroy Wentzel started driving to North Carolina.   On his way, Wentzel decided that he could not continue with the murder plans, and he called defendant and told her that he “couldn’t do it at that time.”

Several months later, Leroy and Sheila Wentzel visited defendant in her High Point home and met defendant’s husband, Fred Brown.   After this visit, on 23 April 1991, Leroy Wentzel again spoke with defendant, and they made arrangements for the murder of defendant’s husband.   Wentzel testified that they planned that he would call Fred Brown at his house on 24 April 1991, under the pretext that Wentzel’s car had broken down.   Defendant made arrangements to be at a real-estate meeting and to have her daughter out of the house so that her husband would be the only one home to receive Wentzel’s phone call.   At approximately noon on 24 April 1991, Wentzel called defendant and told her that he was on his way.

Wentzel drove to High Point.   He took a .22-caliber revolver and wore a yellow and black sweatshirt.   At approximately 9:30 p.m., Wentzel arrived in High Point and, from a dark area along Highway 68, called defendant’s home and told defendant’s husband that his car had broken down.   After learning Wentzel’s location, the victim said he would be out in a few minutes to assist him.   Wentzel opened the hood of his car and pulled the coil wire off so the vehicle would not start.   When the victim arrived, he turned the hazard lights of his vehicle on, and he and Wentzel looked under the hood of Wentzel’s vehicle and discussed what to do next.   Wentzel then suggested that they walk away from the car a distance.   While doing so, he told the victim that the victim’s wife wanted him dead and showed him the gun from under the sweatshirt.

The victim begged Wentzel not to kill him and started to run.   Nonetheless, Wentzel shot the victim once in the back, and he fell to the ground;  Wentzel then shot the victim twice more in the head from close range to make certain he was dead.   Wentzel returned to his car and proceeded to drive down the road.   However, upon remembering that defendant had told him to make the murder look like a robbery, Wentzel returned to the crime scene, removed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, turned the hazard lights of the victim’s vehicle off and then started home to Alabama.   As he drove home, Wentzel threw the victim’s wallet away.   Several months later, he threw the gun into the Coosa River.   A passerby discovered the victim’s body lying facedown in a ditch beside Highway 68, with a sweatshirt wrapped around his right arm.   A pool of blood surrounded the victim’s head.   An autopsy indicated that the victim had sustained three gunshot wounds, one to the back and two to the left side of the head.   Over the course of the next few months, defendant paid Wentzel approximately $3,500.

Thereafter, in June 1994, when Leroy Wentzel was on the verge of suicide, he wrote two letters which he gave to his daughter, Janelle, with instructions to open only after his death.   In these letters, Wentzel stated that he “shot Fred Brown by his wife, Pat,” and that he was to be paid $30,000.   On 13 July 1994, Wentzel was arrested and jailed in Pennsylvania for failure to pay child support.   Also, on 13 July 1994, Janelle Wentzel gave her father’s letters to the police in Reading, Pennsylvania, and she confirmed that her father also had told her about the murder of Fred Brown and that he did it for his wife’s sister, the defendant.   The Reading Police Department contacted the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department with regard to the alleged homicide.   In November 1994, detectives from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department talked with Wentzel regarding the killing of Fred Brown.   Wentzel gave statements to the detectives about the murder and his involvement.   Both of Wentzel’s sons confirmed that their father also had told them about the murder and that it was done for defendant, who was to receive insurance money as a result of her husband’s death.

State Man Arrested, Fighting Extradition
Brown/Wentzel [news story about the murder, that day or the next]
Trial begins in 4-year-old murder case
Son gives jurors new perspective of Fred Brown
Convicted murderer testifies against sister
Jurors get two portraits of Patricia Brown
Wife convicted in murder for hire
State of North Carolina v Patricia Brown 1999
Prison houses veterans block

Movies/Documentaries
Twisted Sisters: Wentzel/Brown Sisters

Defendants
Patricia Brown – convicted, sentenced to life, died in prison
Sheila Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Leroy Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to life, still in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PATRICIA G BROWN
Offender Number: 0485109
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 01/21/1948
Age: 71

INMATE INFORMATION

SHELIA WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0474960
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 10/06/1956
Age: 63

INMATE INFORMATION

LEROY W WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0473193
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/08/1943
Age: 76

 

Update: Lanny Horwitz murder *Ex-Wife, Donna, convicted for a second time, sentenced to 32 years in prison*

dv awareness

Lanny Horwitz
Lanny Horwitz

News Archive: Lanny Horwitz murder
Trial of Donna Horwitz in murder of Jupiter ex-husband begins today
Radley Horwitz, son of Donna Horwitz, takes the stand in murder retrial
Donna Horwitz found guilty of killing ex husband
Horwitz jury foreman: ‘I caved’ in convicting 70-year-old Jupiter woman of ex-husband’s murder
Florida woman convicted for second time of killing ex-husband
Donna Horwitz gets 32 years for killing ex-husband as son looks on

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Wed to Murder
48 Hours: Love, Hate & Obsession
American Monster: A Mother’s Work

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 156034
Name: HORWITZ, DONNA
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 99 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/21/1946
Initial Receipt Date: 01/29/2013
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 09/27/2043

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Deadly Wives: Stephanie Blagg arranged to have her husband, Darrell Gene Blagg, murdered; All 3 involved sentenced to prison

Find-A-Grave: Darrell Gene Blagg
Eunice Woman Pleads Guilty to Solicitation to Commit Murder
Wife Admits Soliciting Slaying
Eunice Man Found Guilty of Murder
2006 Eunice murder featured on Oxygen Network
2006 Eunice murder case retold by investigative TV series

Movies/Documentaries
Criminal Confessions: Eunice
Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris: Three is the Deadliest Number

Defendants
Stephanie Blagg – pled guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison
Billy Kelley – pled guilty, sentenced to 9 years in prison
Juan Muro – pled guilty, sentenced to 16 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Details
Last Name: MURO
First Name: JUAN
Middle Name: GARCIA
NMCD#: 70054
Offender#: 472651
Offender Status: INMATE
Facility/Region:NENMDF
Probation/Parole Officer:

Demographics
Height: 5ft 9in
Weight: 265
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BLACK
Complexion: LIGHT
Ethnicity:
Religion:
Education: 13
Alias:
Current Offense(s) MURDER 2ND DEGREE (D-506-CR-2008-00327)
Court Judgment GUILTY-JURY

Past Offense(s) Release Date
No Past Offense Info. Available

Deadly Wives: Mary Harrison charged with killing her husband, Dexter, for allegedly beating their cat


Dexter Harrison

Dallas woman says she killed husband because he beat the cat
Dallas woman fatally shot husband as he beat family cat during argument: Police
Woman Shoots, Kills Husband During Argument for Beating Cat
Dallas woman tells police she killed her husband because he was beating the cat
Police: Dallas woman confesses to killing her husband because he beat their cat
Woman shot and killed husband because he beat family cat, police say
Dallas woman says she killed husband for beating their pet cat, cops say
Woman says she killed husband for beating their pet cat: cops

INMATE INFORMATION

Name HARRISON, MARY
Race White
Sex Female
DOB 1970-10-19
Jail Location North Tower
Tank Location 7W06
Bookin Number 18027190
Bookin Date 2018-06-02 03:00 PM
Charge MURDER
Bond Amount 100,000.00
Warrant Number F1875754

Total Bond Amount: 100,000.00 as of 2018-06-04 04:07:11.725

Deadly Duo: Catherina Voss hired David Runyon to kill her husband, Cory Allen Voss; Runyon received federal death sentence


Cory Allen Voss

ENS Cory Allen Voss obituary
Find-A-Grave: Cory Allen Voss
Wife, 2 Men Charged in Slaying Of Navy Officer in Newport News
Jury Convicts Two in VA Murder-for-Hire Case
Two convicted in murder-for-hire of Navy officer
Newport News woman gets life for hired murder of husband
Woman Gets Life In Murder-for-hire Of Navy Spouse
WV Man Sentenced to Death for 2007 VA Murder
Killer of former Galesburg man sentenced to death
VA Man Sentenced to Prison for Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy
Conspirator in sailor’s slaying gets three life terms
Supreme Court denies appeal of death sentence in Newport News murder-for-hire case
Michael Anthony Draven v United States of America 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
David Anthony Runyon – Federal Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Hearted: Collateral Damage
Sex, Lies, and Bloody Goodbyes

Defendants
Catherina Voss – pled guilty, sentenced to life in federal prison
Michael Anthony Eric Draven – convicted, sentenced to life in federal prison
David Anthony Runyon – convicted, sentenced to federal death sentence

INMATE INFORMATION

CATHERINA ROSE VOSS
Register Number: 57994-083
Age: 42
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Carswell FMC
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

MICHAEL ANTHONY DRAVEN
Register Number: 57995-083
Age: 37
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Allenwood USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DAVID ANTHONY RUNYON
Register Number: 57997-083
Age: 47
Race: Asian
Sex: Male
Located at: Terre Haute USP
Release Date: DEATH SENT

Deadly Wives: Carolyn Sue Krizan-Wilson killed her husband, Roy Joe McCaleb, in 1985; Sentenced to 6 months in jail and 10 years probation


Roy Joe McCaleb

Find-A-Grave: Roy Joe McCaleb
A woman who was raped twice by a man..
23 years later, widow charged in husband’s death
Houston widow admits guilt in husband’s ’85 slaying
Prosecutor: Houston woman changed story in 1985 death
Wife receives 6 months in jail for husband’s murder in 1985
Black Widow’ convicted in 1985 slaying featured on national TV

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: As Bad as it Gets


Carolyn Sue Krizan-Wilson

Deadly Wives: Colleen McKernan shot her new husband, Robert, 10 times during an argument; Sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter


Robert McKernan

Robert ‘Rob’ Dennis McKernan obituary
Police: Massillon woman says husband came toward her before shooting him
Shooter tells 911 that ‘husband hit her for the last time’
Parents of Massillon woman accused of killing husband ask for lower bond
Colleen McKernan to be tried again for murdering husband
Coroner: 10 bullets found in Robert McKernan’s body
Testimony wraps up in McKernan murder trial
Deadlocked again: Judge declares mistrial in McKernan case, third trial possible
McKernan could serve 3 1/2 years under plea deal
Rob McKernan’s parents talk after Colleen McKernan plead guilty
Storify: Colleen McKernan agrees to plea deal

Movies/Documentaries
Bride Killa: Fully Loaded

INMATE INFORMATION

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