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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Deadly Wives: Michelle Despain got her father to hire men to kill her husband for the insurance money


Marc Evan Despain

Marc Evan Despain obituary
Find-A-Grave: Marc Evan Despain
Family, friends honors Marc Despain with memorial service
Jonesboro murder victim’s parents speak out
Despain’s parents speak out on Michelle’s arrest
Trigger man pleads guilty to murdering Jonesboro businessman
Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire Conspiracy
Father-in-law pleads guilty in Craighead County slaying
Third defendant sentenced in murder-for-hire case
Wife Pleads Guilty In Murder For Hire Case
Michelle Despain pleads guilty to hindering apprehension in connection to husband’s murder
Michelle Despain sentenced in husband’s murder
New information released to Region 8 News in Michelle Despain case

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Root of All Evil
Fatal Vows: The Ties That Bind

Defendants
Michelle Despain – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Carl Kelley – pled guilty, sentenced to 35 years in prison
Terrance Barker – pled guilty, sentenced to 35 years in prison
Johnny Hubbard – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 712759
Name: Despain, Michelle R
Race: CAUCASIAN
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 65 inches
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/06/1978
Initial Receipt Date: 09/22/2014
Current Facility: McPherson Unit
Facility Address: 302 Corrections Drive Newport, Arkansas 72112 Map
Mailing Address: 302 Corrections Drive Newport, Arkansas 72112
Custody Classification: C2
Good Time Class: I-D
PE / TE Date*: 09/16/2019
Total time*: 30 yrs.
* may be affected by other laws and regulations

Aliases

Michelle Renee Kelley
Michelle Renee Reese

Current Prison Sentence History

Offense Hinder Appreh. Or Prosec.
Sentence Date 09/17/2014
County CRAIGHEAD
Case # 2012-592
Sentence Length 180 mo

INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 153916
Name: Kelley, Carl D
Race: CAUCASIAN
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 69 inches
Weight: 249 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/31/1953
Initial Receipt Date: 01/11/2013
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: C2
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: 02/28/2036
Total time*: 35 yrs.
* may be affected by other laws and regulations
Aliases

Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:

Description
(HARLEY DAVIDSON 100 YEAR LOGO)
LEFT SIDE- (EAGLE HEADS)
RIGHT SIDE-(BEAR HEAD)
(BROKEN DAGGER)
(MM’S) (RAM HEAD)
(13 SKULLS)
(HARLEY DAVIDSON LOGO),(SPEAR WITH A SKULL AND SNAKE)
(SKULL AND CROSSBONES) “HARLEY BLOOD”, “AMAZING GRACE”
“IN MEMORY OF EDDIE”

Current Prison Sentence History

Offense Murder-1st Degree
Sentence Date 01/03/2013
County CRAIGHEAD
Case # 2011-1111
Sentence Length 420 mo.

INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 53225
Name: Barker, Terrance O
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 69 inches
Weight: 157 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/28/1983
Initial Receipt Date: 09/24/2012
Current Facility: Ouachita River Correct. Unit
Facility Address: 100 Walco Lane, Malvern, AR 72104 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1630, Malvern, AR 72104
Custody Classification: C2
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: 03/01/2036
Total time*: 35 yrs.
* may be affected by other laws and regulations

Aliases
Terrance Odell Barker
Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:

Description
SCAR
“TIARE”
(STAR)
“ELROD”

Current Prison Sentence History

Offense Murder-1st Degree
Sentence Date 09/14/2012
County CRAIGHEAD
Case # 2011-1109
Sentence Length 420 mo.

INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 152800
Name: Hubbard, Johnny M
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 70 inches
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/14/1960
Initial Receipt Date: 07/20/2012
Current Facility: Wrightsville Unit
Facility Address: 8400 Hwy. 386 East, Wrightsville, AR 72183 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1000, Wrightsville, AR 72183-1000
Custody Classification: C2
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: 02/21/2025
Total time*: 58 yrs.
* may be affected by other laws and regulations

Current Prison Sentence History

Offense Hinder Appreh. Or Prosec.
Sentence Date 06/29/2012
County CRAIGHEAD
Case # 2011-1110
Sentence Length 216 mo.

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Deadly Wives: Shajia Ayobi hired Jake Clark to kill her husband, Ghulam Ayobi; Sentenced to 26 years to life in prison


Ghulam Ayobi

Family Speaks Out after Fatal Carjacking
Family Of Murder Victim Makes Plea For Suspect Information
Wife Arrested In December Murder Of Sacramento Man
Murder-for-hire suspect claims innocence
Sacramento Woman Found Guilty In Husband’s Death
Wife Found Guilty in Staged Carjacking Death of Husband
Sacramento Woman Sentenced To 26 Years To Life For Murdering Husband
Slaying suspect says he didn’t do 2011 North Natomas killing
Jury convicts Jake Clark in murder-for-hire
Judge sentences Clark to 28 years to life in Ayobi killing
The People of the State of California v Shajia Ayobi 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Shajia Ayobi

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Deadly Deception

Defendants
Shajia Ayobi – convicted, sentenced to 26 years to life in prison
Jake Clark – convicted, sentenced to 28 years to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: AYOBI, SHAJIA
CDCR#: WE6903
Age: 51
Admission Date: 06/26/2013
Current Location: Womens Facility

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: CLARK, JAKE
CDCR#: AU2039
Age: 34
Admission Date: 08/05/2014
Current Location: RJ Donovan

Deadly Wives: Janice Bonnell killed her husband, Brett Bonnell for the insurance money; Sentenced to 45 years in prison


Brett Bonnell

Brett Bonnell obituary
Wife and her sister charged in husbands murder
Wife indicted in husbands death
Wife pleads guilty to killing husband
Wife pleads guilty to killing husband

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Love in Flames

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08214560
TDCJ Number: 01535831
Name: BONNELL, JANICE LOUISE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1963-01-13
Maximum Sentence Date: 2053-06-28
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2053-06-28
Parole Eligibility Date: 2030-12-28

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2008-04-24
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2008-10-23
County: CALHOUN
Case No.: 208-08-6797110240
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 45-00-00

Deadly Wives: Frances Hall killed her husband, Bill Hall, in a road rage incident – an act of “sudden passion”; Sentenced to 2 years in prison


Bill Hall Jr

Bill Hall Jr obituary
Murder trial witness: husband had cheated for three years when flung from his Harley
9 shocking revelations from the Frances Hall murder trial
Convicted of murder, widow insists she didn’t kill San Antonio trucking tycoon husband
Mistress’ testimony debunked in murder trial of Frances Hall
Hall to serve 2 years for husband’s murder jury called ‘crime of sudden passion’
Convicted San Antonio widow gets lightest possible sentence for killing husband
Slain multimillionaire’s mistress says she forgives his wife
48 Hours: Weighing morality in a murder case


Bonnie Contreras – the mistress

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: Driven to Extremes

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 50374492
TDCJ Number: 02087663
Name: HALL,FRANCES ARCELIE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1963-07-06
Maximum Sentence Date: 2018-09-07
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2018-09-07
Parole Eligibility Date: 2018-09-07

Deadly Wives: Colleen Batten Harris was acquitted of killing one husband, Jim Batten, but convicted of killing another, Robert Harris; Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison


Bob Harris

Ex-LTBMU Forest Service chief Bob Harris killed
Deja vu murder suspect held: Husband shot dead Sunday in same area as husband killed in 1985
El Dorado County woman accused of murder — again
Same place, second dead husband: Colleen Harris goes on trial again in Calif. for killing another spouse
Placerville woman on trial again for killing another husband
Prosecution: Harris killed out of love
Placerville woman accused of murder ‘devastated’ by husband’s affair
Attorney begins defense of Placerville woman accused of murdering husband
Defendant Harris Takes The Stand In Murder Trial
Prosecution portrays Placerville grandmother as ‘cold, calculating’ killer
Jury finds Placerville grandmother guilty of first-degree murder
Harris found guilty of first-degree murder
USFS Worker’s Wife Guilty of His Murder
Placerville’s Colleen Harris gets 50 years to life for killing her husband
Harris sentenced to life
‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Books
Shotgun Weddings

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: A Murder You Can’t Ignore

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: HARRIS, COLLEEN ANN
CDCR#: WF2509
Age: 75
Admission Date: 06/24/2015
Current Location: Womens Facility

Deadly Wives: Melissa Friedrich ‘Internet Black Widow’ killed her husband, Gordon Stewart, by running him over with their car; Sentenced to 6 years in prison *Justice???*

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Gordon Stewart

Melissa Ann Friedrich: Canada’s “Internet Black Widow”
Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, aka Melissa Friedrich, the Internet Black Widow (great article)
Melissa Friedrich, the ‘Internet Black Widow,’ returning to Canada
Internet Black Widow sentenced to 3½ years in jail
Canada’s Black Widow: the rosy-cheeked killer is back on the streets
‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’
The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman?
Murderpedia: Melissa Ann Friedrich
Wikipedia: Melissa Ann Shepard

Movies/Documentaries
The Fifth Estate: The Widow’s Web (you can watch it here)
When Women Kill
Web of Lies: Tainted Love

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Melissa Friedrich, then and now

Deadly Wives: Lois Kay Cloud hired a hitman, Vincent Lee Accardo, to kill her husband, Kenneth Darrell Cloud; Sentenced to life in prison

DV

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Kenneth Darrell Cloud

Find-A-Grave: Kenneth Darrell Cloud
Jury Finds Yuma Man Guilty of Murder
Jury Gives Death Sentence to Yuma Man for Murder
Lois Kay Cloud found guilty in murder trial
Yuma woman convicted in husband’s hired killing
Yuma Woman’s Sentence for Murder of Husband Upheld by Arizona Court of Appeals
State of Arizona v Lois Kay Cloud 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Vincent Accardo – Arizona
Arizona death-row inmate dies of natural causes

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Lois Kay Cloud
I, Witness: The Judas Kiss

Defendants
Lois Kay Cloud – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Vincent Lee Accardo – convicted, sentenced to death; died in prison of natural causes

INMATE INFORMATION

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INMATE INFORMATION

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