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Monsters Among Us: Samuel Smithers *Deacon of Death* raped & killed 2 women; Sentenced to death

Denise Roach & Christy Cowan

Victims
Denise Elaine Roach, 24 [5/12/1996]
Christy Elizabeth Cowan, 31 [5/28/1996]

Prostitute killer’s fate tied to his past
Hillsborough detectives check potential link between killer, 1989 cold case
‘Deacon of Death’ loses appeal in murders of Tampa prostitutes
Samuel L. Smithers v State of Florida 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Samuel L. Smithers v Walter A. McNeil 2009 (habeas corpus denied)
Florida Death Row Inmates: Samuel Smithers
Profile of Samuel L. Smithers
Murderpedia: Samuel L. Smithers
Deacon of Death: Sam Smithers
Investigation Discovery show to profile ex-Plant City deacon on death row for 2 murders
“Deadly Sins” to air episode about former church deacon Sam Smithers

Books
Deacon of Death

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Deacon of Death

INMATE INFORMATION

SamuelSmithers prison mug

DC Number: 124639
Name: SMITHERS, SAMUEL L
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 212 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/30/1953
Initial Receipt Date: 07/15/1999
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
SAMUEL L SMITHERS
SAMUEL LEE SMITHERS

SmithersS info

Monsters Among Us: Dayont’e Omar Resiles charged with stabbing Jill Halliburton Su in her Davie, FL home

Jill Su
Jill Halliburton Su

Dayont’e Omar Resiles escaped custody yesterday, Friday July 15, 2016, while at the courthouse. Winston George Russell Jr., Laquay Dianta Stern, Kreton Barnes and Trevon Barnes have been arrested for helping him escape.

Jill H. Su obituary
Police: Murdered Florida woman found in bathtub
Crime Scene Video Reveals Evidence In Davie Murder
Jill Su, 59, stabbed multiple times during home invasion in Davie, police say
Burglar’s arrest solves woman’s mystery death, police say
Dayont’e Resiles arrested in death of Jill Su
Report: Davie Woman Stabbed To Death; No Bond For Accused Murderer
Manhunt underway after death row inmate escapes from Florida courthouse
Escapee has long arrest history; Davie murder victim was found in bathroom stabbed with hands and feet bound
Accused Cold-Blooded Killer Escapes From Broward Courthouse
Accused Murderer Escapes Broward County Courthouse, Manhunt Underway
Armed Murder Suspect Dayonte Resiles Remains at Large in Florida: Cops
Sheriff: Escaped Florida murder suspect is armed, has accomplices
Two arrested in murder suspect’s escape; identical twins in courtroom signaled when getaway car was ready, investigators say
2 face charges of aiding man’s escape from Broward courthouse
4 face charges of aiding murder suspect’s escape from Broward County courthouse
4 to Remain Jailed on Charges of Aiding Murder Suspect’s Escape From Broward Courthouse
Handcuff key found hidden in an inmate’s pants four days after murder suspect’s court escape
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-dayonte-resiles-escape-day-six-20160720-story.html
There’s a $50K reward waiting if you help police find Dayonte Resiles
Courthouse escapee Dayonte Resiles captured in West Palm and returned to Broward; two more held as accomplices
Dayonte Resiles held without bond after Broward County courthouse escape

Dayonte Resiles
Dayont’e Omar Resiles

Defendants for escape
Winston George Russell Jr
Laquay Dianta Stern
Kreton Barnes
Trevon Barnes
Walter Hart

Psycho For Love: Demarcus Means charged with killing ex-girlfriend, Haleigh Danielle Green

Dating Violence

Haleigh Danielle Green
Haleigh Danielle Green

Haleigh Danielle Green obituary
Final respects paid at Haleigh Green’s Funeral
Sheriff: Body found near Haleigh Green’s car was shot
Authorities say gunshot wound ‘a contributing cause’ of Haleigh Green’s death
Suspect in Haleigh Green slaying had earlier gun arrest
Law enforcement closing in on Haleigh Green murder suspect
Demarcus Means, suspect wanted in the death of Haleigh Green, captured in Los Angeles
U.S. Marshals nab suspect in Haleigh Green murder after foot chase at California bus stop
Charges upgraded against man accused of murdering Haleigh Green
Demarcus Means indicted in Haleigh Green murder case
Means indicted on capital murder charge in Haleigh Green case
Demarcus Means to be tried as adult in Haleigh Green murder case
Haleigh Green murder suspect arrested for vandalizing jail cell windows

INMATE INFORMATION

Demarcus Means

Offender Name: MEANS, DEMARCUS LAMAR
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
Location: St. Clair Sheriff’s Office
Race: African American
Contact Facility: St. Clair Sheriff’s Office

Boyfriends From Hell: Chet Shelton charged with the molestation and murder of 2-year-old Makai Brooks Lamar

stand up for children

Makai Brooks Lamar
Makai Brooks Lamar

Makai Brooks Lamar obituary
Facebook: Justice for Angel Makai Brooks Lamar
Local man indicted for capital murder in toddler’s gruesome death
Graphic affidavit details fatal injuries to local toddler
Child was molested, beaten to death, affidavit says
Arrest Warrant Affidavit
Mother of Gatesville Toddler is Cooperating with Investigators
Chet Shelton: Charges upgraded to capital murder
Coryell County DA to seek death penalty against Chet Shelton
Coryell County seeking death penalty in child death case

Chet Shelton
Chet Shelton

Psycho For Love: Dontevous Loyd charged with killing ex-girlfriend, Destacia Straughn, and her daughter, Kenacia; May face the death penalty

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Destacia Straughn and Kenacia Amerson
Destacia Straughn and Kenacia Amerson

Loyd surviving victims

Victims
Destacia Straughn
Kenacia Amerson
Kachelle Roby, 22 (survived)
Larrion Williams, 21 (survived)
Jamie Latner, 18 (survived)

Destacia Straughn and Kenacia obituary
Funeral held for slain mother and 2 year-old daughter
Update: Homicide at 6630 North 107th Plaza
Man Wanted in Northwest Omaha Shootings Turns Himself In
Killer Of 2 Year Old Girl And Pregnant Mother Boasts On Facebook
Police: Autopsy shows Omaha woman was not pregnant when she was slain
Police: Murder Suspect Will Not Face Additional Charges Per Autopsy Results
Shooting Survivor Says It Could Have Been Prevented
Man shot toddler first, then mother
Police Release New Details in Destacia Straughn Killing
Two Officers Disciplined After Mother and Daughter Killed
Omahan who is accused of killing his estranged girlfriend, her 2-year-old daughter faces possibility of death penalty

Dontevous Loyd
Dontevous Loyd

Update: Serial Killer Michael Madison killings *He was convicted and sentenced to death*

Madison victims

Victims
Angela Deskins
Shirellda Terry
Shetisha Sheeley

News Archive: Serial Killer Michael Madison killings
Trial for Ohio man charged with killing 3 women set to begin
Trial starts for accused serial killer, Michael Madison
Opening statements begin in Michael Madison trial
Prosecutors open Michael Madison trial with details of mutilated bodies
Michael Madison’s ex says the accused serial killer ‘can’t stand the female species’
East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison convicted on 13 counts: ‘He will never do this again’
Michael Madison found guilty of murdering three women in East Cleveland
Verdict Reached in Michael Madison Trial
Serial killer Michael Madison’s childhood abuse used as defense to avoid death penalty
Jury to consider if Michael Madison should be executed
Michael Madison jury deciding whether to recommend death penalty for the East Cleveland serial killer
Jury recommends death penalty for Michael Madison
Man lunges at daughter’s killer at sentencing
Victim’s dad rushes Michael Madison after sentencing
Wikipedia: Michael Madison

Michael Madison
Michael Madison

Parents Gone Wild! Octavia Rogers is the primary suspect in the stabbing and dismemberment of her 3 children

stand up for children

Rogers children

Victims
Jaikare Rahaman, 8
Jeremiah Adams, 5
Avery Robinson, 2 months

Family in shock after mom accused of killing 3 sons, stabbing self
Community mourns three boys allegedly killed by their Phoenix mother
Police: 3 boys dead in north Phoenix; mom hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds
Phoenix police: Mother stabs, partially dismembers 3 sons
Mom accused of killing 3 children, hiding bodies in closet
Phoenix Police: Mother Stabs, Partially Dismembers 3 Sons
Arizona mother accused of killing, partially dismembering her three children
Family: Mom accused of killing kids showed little sign of distress
DCS investigated family before boys’ killing
DCS investigated allegations against mom prior to triple homicide

Octavia Rogers
Octavia Rogers

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