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Update: Maria Flores and Elizabeth Gomez murders *Boyfriend, Manuel Mata III convicted; Faces the death penalty, penalty phase to begin now*

Victims
Elizabeth Gomez, 17
Maria Flores, 43
Sophia Trujillo, 4

Psycho For Love: Manuel Mata III on trial for the murders of his girlfriend, Maria Flores and her child, Elizabeth Gomez, after Maria told him she wanted to leave
Psycho For Love: Manuel Mata III on trial for the murders of his girlfriend, Maria Flores and her child, Elizabeth Gomez, after Maria told him she wanted to leave
Daughter of Manuel Mata Appears in Court for Testimony – Video
Las Vegas jurors deliberate double murder suspect’s fate
Alleged east Las Vegas killer’s daughter testifies on his behalf
Las Vegas man convicted of killing girlfriend, her daughter

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Psycho For Love: Manuel Mata III on trial for the murders of his girlfriend, Maria Flores and her child, Elizabeth Gomez, after Maria told him she wanted to leave

Victims
Elizabeth Gomez, 17
Maria Flores, 43
Sophia Trujillo, 4

Man arrested in shooting deaths of woman, child, wounding of another child
Rocky relationship ends with four people shot, mother and teen dead
Leaving too late: domestic violence turns deadly
Trial starts for Las Vegas man in killing of girlfriend, her daughter
Death Penalty Trial Underway for Manuel Mata III in 2013 NV Slaying of Maria Flores and her Daughter, Elizabeth Gomez
Manuel Mata III Trial Opening Statements
Maria Flores, 43; Elizabeth Gomez, 17 (about 1/2 way down)
Update: Maria Flores and Elizabeth Gomez murders *Boyfriend, Manuel Mata III convicted; Faces the death penalty, penalty phase to begin now*

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Execution Alert: Justen Grant Hall for the 2002 murder of Melanie Billhartz


Melanie Billhartz

Justen Hall was executed 11/06/2019 for the murder of Melanie Billhartz. He had also been charged with the murder of Hector/Arlene Diaz, a hate crime that he was accused of committing right before he murdered Melanie Billhartz.

2005: Justen Hall gets death for ’02 killing
Texas Death Row Inmate Justen Hall Scheduled to be Executed for 2002 Murder
Justen Grant Hall v State of Texas 2019
Texas Death Row Inmate Justen Hall Set To Be Executed For 2002 Strangling Death
Texas inmate set to be executed for 2002 strangling death
Texas set to execute Justen Hall for murder of woman in El Paso
Murderpedia: Justen Grant Hall
Texas executes inmate for strangling El Paso woman in 2002
El Paso death row inmate Justen Grant Hall executed for woman’s strangulation in 2002
Former White Supremacist Gang Member Justen Hall Executed For 2002 Strangulation
Victim of hate crime led 2 lives, friends say


Hector/Arlene Diaz

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05824535
TDCJ Number: 00999497
Name: HALL,JUSTEN GRANT
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1981-06-16
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW
Offender Visitation Eligible: NO

Execution Alert: Charles Rhines for the murder of Donnivan Schaeffer


Donnivan Schaeffer

Attorney General Ravnsborg released the following statement:

Today I would like to remember Donnivan Scahefer, the victim who was brutally murdered by the killer who met justice earlier. Donnivan was an intelligent man set to graduate from Western Dakota Tech Donnivan was an award-winning archer who loved hunting and fishing Donnivan was funny, kind and a hard worker, prepared to start a career with a telephone installation company. Donnivan was engaged to be married with a great life ahead of him and, if he was with us today, he would be looking forward to his 50th birthday and looking at all the things his life had produced. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the fact that Donnivan was killed but I am glad we were finally able to get justice for him today. I am hopeful that this day is an opportunity for the family to move forward and now, that this phase is over, they can continue to heal. May God Bless Donnivan and his family.

In Charles Rhines’ last words, he forgave Donnivan’s parents for the hate and anger they had towards him.And he hoped that God would forgive them also. Can you believe that? He did not ask for forgiveness for what he did, but tried to turn it around to make the victims the bad guys here. He had NO RIGHT to say that. They are the ones who lost a son to violence committed by him. He obviously has no remorse for his actions. That is what is sad here. He had the opportunity to show compassion to the Schaeffers, but chose to turn it around. Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer, and Donnivan’s fiancee, I am so sorry for the loss you had. I am glad you finally got justice, but I am sorry it took so long.

Murder Victim Donnivan Schaeffer Always Retains A Place With His Family
Rhines’ 1992 murder still ripples through lives touched by the case
State of South Dakota v Charles Russell Rhines 1996 [conviction and sentence affirmed]
Charles Rhines v Douglas Weber, Warden 2000 [habeas corpus – conviction and sentence affirmed]
Rhines scheduled to be executed Monday
South Dakota Supreme Court denies Rhines’ appeal
South Dakota to execute Charles Rhines on Monday
Rapid City man slated for execution knows the end is near, deacon says
Charles Rhines execution updates: State denies appeals; US Supreme Court decision pending
State files briefs in US Supreme Court against Rhines’ attempts to delay execution
South Dakota court rejects Rhines appeal
Judge Considers Setting Execution Date for Charles Rhines for 1992 Murder of Donnivan Schaeffer
Charles Rhines execution updates: Rhines’ last words and statements from victim’s family
South Dakota Executes Inmate Charles Rhines for Fatal 1992 Stabbing

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Deadly Duo: Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown are charged with the capital murder of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, after her body is found in a dumpster, like she was trash


Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney

Kamille Dantrice (“Cupcake”) McKinney obituary
CommUNITY Champion: Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s community
Kamille McKinney funeral plans announced
Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney found dead inside dumpster in Birmingham
Remains of missing Alabama girl, 3, believed to be found in trash, police say
Timeline of Kamille McKinney’s Disappearance
Searching for Kamille McKinney: No evidence for missing B’ham toddler found in multiple searches
Birmingham police release video from night Kamille McKinney was kidnapped
Pair charged with capital murder in 3-year-old’s death
2 persons of interest in Birmingham child abduction deny involvement
Kamille McKinney’s grandmother thanks community for support, neighbors worry about safety
Kamille McKinney, missing AMBER Alert toddler, found dead in dumpster following 10-day search
Alabama girl Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney’s cause of death revealed in court warrant
Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney died by suffocation the same day she was kidnapped in Alabama, documents say
Kamille McKinney: AMBER Alert toddler nicknamed ‘Cupcake’ was suffocated to death, court documents reveal
Suspect in Kamille McKinney’s murder lost custody of kids for putting one of them in a washing machine, then demanded them back at gunpoint: Docs
Suspects in Kamille McKinney killing make first court appearance
Crime Stoppers awards tipster for assistance in arrests of Kamille McKinney murder suspects

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Execution Alert: Serial Killer Gary Ray Bowles, “I-95 Killer” who killed at least 6 men, scheduled to be executed today

Victims
John Hardy Roberts, 59 [Daytona Beach, FL]
David Harman, 38 (no picture)
Milton Bradley, 72 [5/5/1994 Savannah, GA]
Alverson Carter Jr., 47 (no picture)
Albert Morris, 38 (no picture)
Walter Jamelle “Jay” Hinton,

Find-A-Grave: Milton Joseph Bradley
Suspect in gay slayings called volatile ‘wild card’
Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer
Bowles gets death sentence
Florida Supreme Court refuses to block Bowles execution
As serial killer’s execution looms, a Navy vet victim is remembered
Florida set to execute serial killer Gary Ray Bowles on Thursday
Florida set to execute serial killer who preyed on gay men
Serial killer linked to 1994 Savannah murder to be executed this week
erial killer’s execution awaits appeals ruling
Last-minute appeal delays execution of killer who preyed on gay men
Execution of Daytona Beach serial killer Gary Ray Bowles delayed
Murderpedia: Gary Ray Bowles
Wikipedia: Gary Ray Bowles
Most Wanted: 438: Gary Ray Bowles
Execution carried out for serial killer Gary Ray Bowles
Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed at Florida State Prison
Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal

Movies/Documentaries
The Killer Speaks: Gary Ray Bowles: The I-95 Killer

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ID Photo

DC Number: 086158
Name: BOWLES, GARY R
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 01/25/1962
Initial Receipt Date: 09/09/1996
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
GARY RAY BOLES, GARY RAY BOWELS, GARY R BOWLES, GARY RAY BOWLES, MARK RAY BOWLES, RAY BOWLES MARK, TIMOTHY WHITFIELD

Monsters Among Us: Randal Deviney beat to death and slit the throat of 65-year-old Delores Futrell; Sentenced to death


Delores Ann Futrell

Delores Ann Futrell obituary
Accused killer on stand: Death was an accident
Graphic evidence in retrial for 2008 murder
Jury convicts man in slaying of 65-year-old neighbor; man sentenced to life in separate case
Jury Recommends Death for Man Convicted of Killing Neighbor
It’s death for Randall Deviney, third time around; he killed Jacksonville woman who looked out for him
Murdered woman’s family ‘ecstatic’ over guilty verdict in retrial of 2008 Jacksonville case

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Loves Company: Murder on Bennington Drive

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DC Number: 132862
Name: DEVINEY, RANDALL
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 08/13/1989
Initial Receipt Date: 11/10/2015
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

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