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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: 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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Deadly Wives: Teresa Rodgers gets her son, Joshua Puckett, and 2 of his friends to kill her husband, Phillip Rodgers, for the insurance money

Police Say Wife Plotted Slaying
Wife Charged In Man’s Slaying
Police Say 4 Involved In Man’s Death
Deland Woman Will Be Arraigned On Murder Charges
Stepson Takes Plea In Slaying, Will Testify
Man Arrested In Murder Plot
Woman pleads guilty in spouse’s ’04 slaying
Wife gets 40 years in murder plot
Pair get 25 years in murder

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Sex, Lies & Videotape

Defendants
Teresa Rodgers – pled guilty, sentenced to 40 years in prison
Joshua Puckett – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison
Justin Lee Tucker – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison
Curtis Rhoades – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 years in prison, 8 years house arrest

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: V24096
Name: RODGERS, TERESA
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’00”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/20/1962
Initial Receipt Date: 02/21/2006
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 07/03/2040

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: V24391
Name: PUCKETT, JOSHUA
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’03”
Weight: 158 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/09/1985
Initial Receipt Date: 02/09/2006
Current Facility: COLUMBIA ANNEX
Current Custody: MINIMUM
Current Release Date: 04/29/2021

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: V24390
Name: TUCKER, JUSTIN
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/20/1983
Initial Receipt Date: 02/09/2006
Current Facility: PUTNAM C.I.
Current Custody: MINIMUM
Current Release Date: 05/17/2026

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: V23611
Name: RHOADES, CURTIS
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/29/1980
Custody: MEDIUM
Release Date: 10/27/2016

Deadly Wives: Barbara Garcia poisoned her husband, Cipriano Garcia, with insulin to kill him so he could not take her off of his bank accounts, due to her gambling; Sentenced to 55 years in prison

From Barbara Garcia’s appeal: On October 30, 2003, Garcia and her husband, Cipriano Garcia (Cipriano), began arguing at their residence in Hobart. Cipriano eventually told Garcia that he was going to leave in the morning and remove her name from his bank accounts and that she would never receive another “dime” from him. Tr. p. 661. Garcia became afraid that, upon going to the bank, Cipriano would notice that she had withdrawn approximately $4,000 to give to Tammy, Garcia’s daughter and Cipriano’s stepdaughter.

Garcia prepared a cup of coffee for Cipriano, dissolving Klonopin and Artane in the beverage to cause him to fall asleep. After he drank the coffee and fell asleep, Garcia retrieved insulin that she had previously taken from Tammy, who is diabetic, and injected Cipriano with a lethal amount of the drug. Garcia—a Licensed Practical Nurse—intended to inject enough insulin into Cipriano to kill him because she did not want him to go to the bank the next day.

Once Cipriano was dead, Garcia tried to move his body by using a rug. While Garcia was dragging the body, Tammy entered the house. Garcia told Tammy that Cipriano had
died from a heart attack and that they needed to dispose of the body so that Garcia could still receive his retirement and social security checks. Tammy agreed to help, and the two women dragged the body into the garage. They were unable at that time to lift the body into the back of Garcia’s truck, however, so they went inside and watched television. The following day was Halloween, and after Garcia and Tammy handed out candy to the children in the neighborhood, they again attempted—and again failed—to lift the body into the truck. The following night, they again failed in moving the body. The following day, after going to a party, Garcia and Tammy finally succeeded in moving the body into the truck by using a blue tarp, a board, electrical cords, and another vehicle.

Garcia drove Cipriano’s body to a lake in Illinois, where she moved the body out of the truck and down the edge of a slope alongside the lake. Because it was beginning to rain
and the slope was becoming slippery, Garcia left the body halfway down the slope covered in a rug, a blue tarp, and electrical cords and tied to cinder blocks. Subsequently, a passerby discovered the body and notified police.

Cipriano Garcia obituary
Wife charged with murdering 71-year-old husband
Police: Wife poisoned husband, went to salon
Daughter charged with moving dead dad
Barbara Garcia guilty of murder
Barbara Joy Garcia v State of Indiana 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Sins of a Hobart wife
Tammy Garcia pleads guilty to moving body

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Barbara Garcia
Deadly Women: The Liar’s Club

Defendants
Barbara Garcia – convicted, sentenced to 55 years in prison
Tammy Garcia – pled guilty to helping move his body, sentenced to 18 months in prison

Deadly Wives: Serial Wife Sharon Anne Maxwell killed her 10th husband (yes, you read that right), Gordon Lynn Maxwell; Sentenced to life in prison


Gordon Lynn Maxwell

Gordon Lynn Maxwell obituary
Find-A-Grave: Gordon Lynn “Shag” Maxwell
Ore City woman charged with murder after body found in Upshur County
Investigator retracts statements in Upshur County murder trial
Sharon Anne Maxwell: Life Sentence for Shooting, Torching Body of Tenth Husband
Wife found guilty of husband’s murder
Woman gets life sentence in husband’s death
Maxwell Gets Life Sentence for Murder of Husband
Court upholds guilty verdict for woman accused of shooting husband, burning body
Upshur County: Court upholds conviction

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Burning Love

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08902840
TDCJ Number: 01804716
Name: MAXWELL,SHARON ANNE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1968-01-14
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2041-08-29

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2011-08-30
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-08-27
County: UPSHUR
Case No.: 16,037
Sentence: Life w/possibility of parole

Deadly Wives: Constance Tomich got 2 teens to kill her husband, Ronald Tomich, so she would not have to divorce him; She was sentenced to 85 years in prison

Ronald M. Tomich obituary
Find-A-Grave: Ronald M Tomich
Ronald Tomich’s family offers insight
16-year-old girl charged in murder of Linton man
Zitterman, Bixler’s lives have changed
16-year-old girl admits to murder
Zitterman receives 30 years in prison
Teen Sentenced To 20 Years For Role In Murder Plot
Tomich’s daughter subject of courtroom talk
Judge rules Tomich competent
Constance Tomich sentenced
Zitterman offers details of murder
Inside prison walls, volunteers change inmates’ lives and their own

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Kids: Mommie Dearest
Blood Relatives: Bloody Valentine

Defendants
Constance Tomich – pled guilty but mentally ill to murder and conspiracy; sentenced to 55 + 30 years consecutively
Melissa Zitterman – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison; released 05/12/2012
Aaron Issac Bixler – pled guilty to conspiracy; sentenced to house arrest and probation

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 139970
First Name CONSTANCE
Middle Name B
Last Name TOMICH
Suffix
Date of Birth 02/21/1968
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 03/08/2042

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/29/2004
Description AIDING / MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 55 00 00000
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-2-4
Cause Number 28C01-0303-MR-35
County of Conviction GREENE
Projected Release Date 03/08/2027

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/29/2004
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 30 00 00000
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 28C01-0303-MR-35
County of Conviction GREENE
Projected Release Date 03/08/2042

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 122974
First Name MELISSA
Middle Name C
Last Name ZITTERMAN
Suffix
Date of Birth 09/10/1986
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Returned to court authority on release
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/12/2012

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 07/28/2003
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 20 00 00000
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 28C01-0303-MR-38
County of Conviction GREENE
Projected Release Date 05/12/2012

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

Victims
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

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Sandy Locklear

Defendants
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

INMATE INFORMATION

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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

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

INMATE INFORMATION

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

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