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Monsters Among Us: Vaughn Ross killed Douglas Birdsall and Viola Ross McVade after an argument

Viola McVade and Doug Birdsall
Viola McVade and Doug Birdsall

Find-A-Grave: Douglas George Birdsall
Find-A-Grave: Viola Leanne Ross McVade
Former student convicted in deaths of dean, woman
Dean’s killer given death
Vaughn Ross v Rick Thaler (habeas corpus denied)
Blood, sweat and shells led police to Vaughn Ross
Convicted murderer Vaughn Ross executed>
Texas Execution Information Center: Vaughn Ross
Vaughn Ross #1340
Former Texas Tech student Vaughn Ross executed for brutal 2001 double-slay, last words were ‘I don’t fear death’
Murderpedia: Vaughn Ross
Wikipedia: Vaughn Ross
Offender Information: Ross, Vaughn

Forensic Files: Shattered Dreams


Final/Last Words:
“Who are they? I know this is hard for y’all, but we are going to have to go through it. You know I don’t fear death. I know we weren’t expecting this, but this is what it is. We know the lies that were told against me in court. We know it’s not true. I want y’all to be strong and keep going.”

Vaughn Ross

Name Ross, Vaughn
TDCJ Number 999429
Date of Birth 09/04/1971
Date Received 10/01/2002
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 01/31/2001
Age (at the time of Offense) 29
County Lubbock
Race Black
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 150
Eye Color Brown
Native County Saint Louis
Native State Missouri
Prior Occupation Architecture Design, Clerical

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 01/31/2001, in Lubbock, Ross shot and killed an 18 year old black female and a 53 year old white male. The bodies of the victims were found in a car in a ravine.


Race and Gender of Victim
black female, white male

Monsters Among Us: Karl Karlsen killed his son, Levi, and he is now charged with the murder of his first wife, Christina Karlsen


Levi and Christina Karlsen
Levi and Christina Karlsen

Justice for Christina Alexander-Karlsen and Levi Karlsen
An accident turns to murder in Seneca County; what about the Karlsen family’s 1991 fatal fire?
Karl Karlsen indicted on murder charges for the death of his son
Daughter of Murder Suspect Karl Karlsen Believes Father Killed Her Brother, Mother
Karl Karlsen’s granddaughters traumatized by his murder of their father, their mother says in court
Admitted murderer Karl Karlsen not ‘fully human,’ judge says at sentencing
Karl Karlsen sentenced to 15 years to life for killing son
Karl Karlsen faces additional charges in alleged murder of son for insurance money
Daughter of Murder Suspect Karl Karlsen Believes Father Killed Her Brother, Mother
Karl Karlsen murder case to be featured on Dateline
Karl Karlsen Killed Son, Now Charged With First Wife’s Death
Karl Karlsen charged with murdering first wife in 1991 California fire
Karlsen to face Calaveras murder charge
NY Man, Already in Prison for Murdering Son, Now Charged in Wife’s Death

Dateline: Deadly Deceit
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: Father Doesn’t Know Best


Karl Karlsen

Identifying and Location Information
As of 07/19/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 13B3743
Date of Birth 01/17/1960
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility CLINTON
Date Received (Original) 12/23/2013
Date Received (Current) 12/23/2013
County of Commitment SENECA

Crimes of Conviction
Class: A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 07/19/14

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/23/2027
Parole Hearing Date 07/2027
Parole Eligibility Date 11/23/2027
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Roger Keith Coleman raped and killed his sister-in-law, Wanda Faye Thompson McCoy; He claimed innocence up to his execution, but DNA proved his guilt

Wanda Fay Thompson
Wanda Fay Thompson (McCoy)

Find-A-Grave: Wanda Faye Thompson McCoy
Roger Keith Coleman v Charles E. Thompson, Warden 1992 (habeas corpus denied)
Roger Keith Coleman #175
Killing Roger Coleman: Habeas, Finality, and the
Innocence Gap

DNA tests confirm executed man’s guilt
DNA Testing Proves Executed Va. Prisoner’s Guilt
Murderpedia: Roger Keith Coleman
Wikipedia: Roger Keith Coleman
DNA Tests Confirm Guilt of Executed Man
A&E Documentary on Roger Keith Coleman
American Justice – An Execution in Doubt transcript

May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment (this book is a bit old and does not have the DNA results in – results that proved his guilt)

Did He Do It? Execution in Question
American Justice: An Execution in Doubt

Roger Keith Coleman

Monsters Among Us: Jason Massey killed Brian King and Christina Benjamin in his quest to be a serial killer; Executed 4/3/2001

Brian King and Christina BenjaminFrom Texas Attorney General Media Advisory: In the early morning hours of July 27, 1993, James King was awakened by the sound of a car pulling up to his house, beeping its horn twice and driving away.

When the car passed by again, he looked out his window and observed a tan car turn off its headlights and park in front of his house. King got out of bed and went to the front door.

Looking outside, he saw his 14-year old son, Brian, approach the car on foot and talk to the people in the car. At this point, King went to the restroom. When he returned, both Brian and the car were gone.

King waited for about an hour for his son to return before going back to bed. When he got up the next morning, King found that Brian and his 13-year old stepdaughter, Christina, were not in the house.

King woke his common-law wife, Donna Benjamin, and although worried, they decided to wait to see if they would return home. When the children did not appear, James and Donna searched for them and subsequently filed a missing persons report.

Approximately 10 days earlier, Christopher Nowlin had been riding in a car with Jason Massey, who was 20 years old and lived in Canton, Texas. Nowlin convinced Massey to drive over to see Christina, a friend of Nowlin’s.

Jason MasseyMassey flirted with Christina, and she told him that she would like to “sneak out” sometime. Massey agreed, and told Christina that he would drive by her house around midnight some night and honk his horn and that she was to go to the old Fina station on I-45 and wait.

When Massey and Nowlin left Christina’s house, Massey told Nowlin in sexually explicit language what he wanted to do to Christina, including killing her and cutting her up. Nowlin testified that he didn’t pay much attention to what Massey said, because it was weird and Massey talked about killing girls all the time.

On July 29, 1993, law enforcement authorities found two bodies in a field near Telico, in Ellis County. The first body discovered was that of a nude female whose head and hands were missing. She had been shot in the back and parts of her body mutilated.

When the authorities began searching for the victim’s missing body parts they discovered the body of a young boy, identified as Brian King. Two small caliber bullets were later removed from his brain and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds to the head. No other wounds were discovered on his body.

It was more difficult to identify Christina. A deep wound transected her torso like an autopsy incision, exposing her internal organs. Due to the extensive nature of her injuries and several days of decomposition in the intense summer heat, initial identification was impossible.

Eventually, the body was confirmed to be Christina’s based on recent hospital records. Based on samples of fly larvae from both bodies, it was estimated that Brian and Christina had been killed between the late evening of July 26, 1993, and the morning of July 27, 1993. Bullet fragments recovered from both bodies appeared to be .22 caliber in size.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Massey’s cousin owned a .22 caliber pistol that he stored at his grandmother’s house before leaving on a trip. Massey took the gun unbeknownst to his cousin.

Several witnesses testified to seeing the gun on Massey’s person. The Walmart sales clerk, who sold bullets for a .22 caliber gun, two knives, and handcuffs to Massey, picked him out of a line-up after his arrest.

Late in July, the owner of a local car wash observed Massey pull in about 11:30 p.m. in a tan-colored Subaru. Massey dumped items in the trash bin and started to back out, but stopped when he saw the owner watching him. He pulled his car back into a bay and started vacuuming.

Shortly after this incident, the owner recognized Massey’s picture in the paper as someone who might be involved with the murders.

A search of the car wash trash bin and vacuum containers resulted in discovery of a red bandana with blond hair on it, broken car glass, and a payroll receipt from Kentucky Fried Chicken with Massey’s name on it.

Police searched Massey’s house and found two newspaper articles about the murders, handcuffs and a knife box.

After a search of Massey’s car, the console, steering wheel, step to the car, and spots in the passenger seat tested positive for blood, as did a knife in the glove box and items in the trunk, including duct tape, tissue paper, electrical tape, a wrench, a screwdriver, a denim shirt, the head of a hammer, and a jacket. DNA testing revealed a genetic match between Christina’s blood and the blood found on the car seat, duct tape and hammer.

A subsequent comparison of blond hairs found in the car, hairs on the red bandana recovered from the car wash and hairs found near Christina at the crime scene revealed a microscopic match.

Carpet fibers from Massey’s car matched a fiber found on one of Brian’s shoes.

In addition, hair found on Brian’s pant leg was microscopically matched with Massey’s. An arrest warrant was issued; when placed under arrest, Massey smiled. He was indicted for the capital offense of murder of two persons. He pled not guilty, but was convicted by a jury on Oct. 6, 1994.

Brian King, 14
Christina Benjamin, 13

Man held in killing of teens
Very accurate
Court denies appeals in murder cases
Convicted murderer Jason Massey executed
Murderpedia: Jason Eric Massey
Texas Execution Information Center – Jason Massey
Jason Eric Massey #706
Wikipedia: Jason Massey

Born Bad

Forensic Files: Pure Evil

Final words: Yes, first I would like to speak to the victims’ family. First of all, I would like to say that I do not know any of y’all and that is unfortunate, because I would like to apologize to each and every one of you individually. I can’t imagine what I have taken from y’all, but I do want to apologize and I want to let you know that I did do it. You guys know that I am guilty and I am sorry for what I have done. I apologize and I know that you may not be able to forgive me and I know that may not be able to forgive me in this life and in this world, but I hope sometime in the future you will be able to find it in you to forgive me. And I want you to know that Christina, she did not suffer as much as you think she did. I promise you that. I give you my word. I know you guys want to know where the rest of her remains are. I put her remains in the Trinity River. I have said that since I have come to death row. I want to apologize to you again. I hope sometime in the future you can forgive me. Okay, now I want to speak to my mom and my family. Brother Anderson, Kathy, I want you to know that I appreciate all these years that you have been coming to see me on death row and Daddy, I love you. I appreciate y’all being here and being strong for me, and Mama, you know I love you, and I appreciate all of these visits, the letters and everything y’all have done for me. Y’all have been wonderful. You too, Granny. I love y’all and you know, I want to apologize to y’all too for what I have done. For all of the pain that I have caused, but all of this pain has brought us closer together and all of this suffering that we have been through has brought us all closer to the Lord and in the end that is what counts. Isn’t it? That’s what counts in the end; where you stand with Almighty God. I know that God has used this to change my life. And it’s all been worth it because of that. If I lie here today where I lie, I can say in the face of death, Jesus is Lord. He has changed my life and I know that when I leave this body, I am going home to be with the Lord forever. That is all I want to say. I love y’all and I won’t say goodbye, I will say I will see you again. I love you, Daddy. Tonight I dance on the streets of gold. Let those without sin cast the first stone.

Offender Information: Jason Eric Massey

Serial Killer: Anthony Joe LaRette

Mary Fleming
Mary Michelle “Mickey” Fleming

Mary Michelle “Mickey” Fleming, 18 [7/25/1980]
Tracey Miller, 26 [11/2/1976]
Jeanette Wade [1976]
Betty Brunton, 52 [1976]
plus several others

Find-A-Grave: Mary M Fleming
End Violence Against Women (a blog by Mary Fleming’s brother)
State of Missouri v Anthony Joe LaRette
Missouri faces Manhattan murder charge
Pain and Healing
Anthony J LaRette v Michael Bowersox 1995 (habeas corpus denied, stay of execution lifted)
LaRette executed by lethal injection
Missouri Executes a Confessed Serial Killer
Six years of ‘befriending’ killer pays off with murder solution

She Had No Enemies: How I Turned My Sister’s Death By A Serial Killer Into A Positive Force In My Life

On The Case With Paula Zahn: A Window to Murder

Monsters Among Us: Jerry Walter “Animal” McFadden killed 3 people; Executed on 10/14/1999

McFadden victims

Suzanne Denise Harrison, 18
Bryan Drew Boone, 19
Gena Lee Turner, 20
Rosalie Williams (Turner), 24 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Gena Lee Turner
Largest manhunt in Texas happened 25 years ago
Texas Murder Suspect Recaptured After 2 Days
Texas manhunt snares ‘Animal’ after two days
Jerry McFadden v Gary L Johnson 1999 (habeas corpus denied)
Texas Executes ‘Animal’ for Rape-Killing of Cheerleader
Texas Execution Information Center: Jerry McFadden
Murderpedia: Jerry Walter McFadden
Former dispatcher recalls being taken hostage by escaped inmate, ensuing manhunt 25 years ago

They Call Him Animal


JerryMcFadden mugs

No last statement


Monsters Among Us: Nathan Dunlap “Chuck E Cheese Killer” killed 4 people for revenge after getting fire; Sentenced to death

Dunlap victimsFrom Dunlap appeal: In February 1996, Mr. Dunlap was convicted of four counts of capital murder and various other crimes in connection with the murder of three teenagers and a 50-year-old mother of two at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Aurora, Colorado. In May 1996, in accordance with jury verdicts, he was sentenced to death on the four murder counts and consecutive terms totaling 113 years on the
other counts.

In July 1993, Mr. Dunlap had been fired from his position as a cook at the restaurant and wanted to “get even.” On the night of December 14, 1993, he hid in the bathroom until closing, then emerged and shot employees Sylvia Crowell, Colleen O’Connor, Bobby Stephens, Marge Kohlberg, and Ben Grant. Mr. Stephens was hit in the face at close range but survived. Mr. Dunlap’s sentence was upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court on direct review.

Sylvia Crowell, 19
Colleen O’Connor, 17
Ben Grant, 17
Marge Kohlberg, 50

4 workers killed in shooting spree
Four dead in Colorado shooting
Dismssed employee arrested in shooting
Shots kill 4 pizza workers
Suspect charged in restaurant killings
Aurora’s Other Massacre Victims’ 20-Year Wait for Justice
Condemned killer Nathan Dunlap says he’s sorry for ‘horrible things I did,’ pleads for his life
Emotional Interview of father of Chuck E. Cheese Murder Victim (Hickenlooper reprieved murderer)
Nathan Dunlap v Tom Clements 2012 (denied habeas corpus)
Nathan J Dunlap v State of Colorado 2013 (affirmed)
Murderpedia: Nathan Jerard Dunlap
Election results favor Colorado death row inmate
Victims’ families furious after governor stays execution of notorious Chuck E Cheese killer because he now doubts the death penalty
Murder Victim’s Father Calls Hickenlooper A Coward


Age: 40
Ethnicity: BLACK
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 140
DOC Number: 89148
Est. Parole Eligibility Date:
Next Parole Hearing Date:
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/9999



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