Monsters Among Us: Curtis “The Bully of Toulon” Thompson killed 3 people; Sentenced to death, but committed suicide while on death row

Streicher and Giesenhagens

Victims
Deputy Adam Streicher
Jim Giesenhagen
Janet Giesenhagen

Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Sheriff Adam V. Streicher
Find-A-Grave: James R Giesenhagen
Find-A-Grave: Janet L German Giesenhagen
Years of harassment culminate in 3 killings
Shootout leaves couple, sheriff’s deputy dead
Long-held grudge linked to deaths
Town lives in fear until awful night of horror
Downstate suspect accused in deaths of deputy, couple
The Bully of Toulon
Trial opens for man charged with Toulon, Ill., murders
Trial opens for man charged with Toulon, Ill., murders
Illinois bully convicted in three shooting deaths
Toulon, Ill., bully on Death Row found dead in cell
Toulon killer dies of apparent suicide

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: The Bully of Toulon
Fear Thy Neighbor: Home Bloody Home

Curtis Thompson
Curtis Thompson

Monsters Among Us: Wallace Norrell Thomas, Eddie Bernard Neal and Jerry Lee Jones kidnapped, raped and killed Quenette Shehane

Quenette Shehane
Quenette Shehane

Guilty verdict returned in kidnap-murder case
Slaying suspect convicted
Defendant gets life in 1976 slaying of coed
Eddie Barnard Neal v State of Alabama 1979
Wallace Norrell Thomas v State of Alabama 1987
Ex-frat president to die for murder
Inmate Executed in Alabama For 1976 Murder of Woman
Murderpedia: Wallace Norrell Thomas
Wallace Norrell Thomas – Alabama – July 13, 1990
Siegelman doesn’t want Jones paroled
Parole request denied for man convicted in 1976 slaying of Birmingham-Southern College graduate, 21
Mom had to endure six murder trials
‘Fatal Errand': Brutal rape, murder of Birmingham-Southern coed featured on Paula Zahn show
National crime show focuses on brutal AL murder case

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Fatal Errand

Defendants
Wallace Norrell Thomas – convicted, executed 1990
Eddie Bernard Neal – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Jerry Lee Jones – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

WallaceThomas

Summary of Offense: Convicted for the abduction and fatal shooting of Quenette Shehane, 21, on December 20, 1976. Miss Shehane, who had graduated from Birmingham-Southern College just a few days before, was kidnapped at a convenience store near the campus. One of the two other men later charged in the case, both of whom are now serving life sentences, implicated Mr. Thomas in the actual shooting.

Victim(s): Quenette Shehane

Time of Death: Shortly after midnight

Manner of execution: Electric Chair

Last Meal:

Final Statement: ”Let my death serve as an instigator that will awaken a nation to fight and adopt the philosophy of the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”’

INMATE INFORMATION

Eddie Bernard Neal

Inmate: NEAL, EDDIE BARNARD
AIS: 00122084

Institution: ST.CLAIR CORRECTIONAL FAC.

Race: B
Sex: M
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 190
Birth Year: 1957
Custody MEDIUM
Aliases:
NEAL, EDDIE BARNARD
Scars, Marks and Tattoos:
No known scars, marks, or tattoos
Admit Date: 06/07/1979
Total Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Time Served: 037Y 01M 15D
Jail Credit: 129
Good Time Received: 0Y 0M 0D
Case No.: CC1978-000639
Sentenced: 08/07/1978
Offense: MURDER 1
Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Type: Consecutive
Commit County: JEFFERSON

INMATE INFORMATION

Jerry Lee Jones

Inmate: JONES, JERRY LEE
AIS: 00131136

Institution: STATON CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Race: B
Sex: M
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 162
Birth Year: 1956
Custody MEDIUM
Aliases:
JONES, JERRY LEE
Scars, Marks and Tattoos:
No known scars, marks, or tattoos

Admit Date: 03/05/1982
Total Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Time Served: 038Y 02M 26D
Jail Credit: 1841
Good Time Received: 0Y 0M 0D
Good Time Revoked: 0Y 0M 0D
Parole Consideration Date: 09/01/2018
Parole Status: DENIED, W/RESET
Case No.: CC1977-000625
Sentenced: 03/04/1982
Offense: MURDER
Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Type: Consecutive
Commit County: JEFFERSON

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Peter Smith abducted, sexually assaulted and killed 11-year-old Carlie Brucia; Now he is on death row

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Carlie Brucia

Carlie Brucia
A Child Is Abducted on Videotape
Guest Book for Carlie Brucia
Carlie Brucia Portrait
Carlie Brucia 1992 – 2004
Friends and family facing loss
Wikipedia: Carlie’s Law
Key evidence missing in Carlie’s killing
Judge: ‘I did my job’ in Smith case
Suspect arrested in Florida missing girl case
Housemate tips police to Smith after seeing video
Warrant: Suspect told witness he killed girl
No bond for suspect in Carlie case
Suspect in girl’s killing pleads not guilty
Judge: No gag order in Brucia murder case
Murder charge filed in Carlie Brucia’s death
Surveillance video to be Exhibit A at Florida murder trial
Guilty on all 3 counts in child’s murder
Jury recommends death for child killer
Family says girl’s murder tore them apart
Killer apologizes for strangling child
Murderpedia: Joseph Peter Smith
Wikipedia: Carlie Brucia
A Child Is Abducted on Videotape

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Carlie Brucia Carlie’s abduction

INMATE INFORMATION

JosephSmith prison mug

DC Number: 899500
Name: SMITH, JOSEPH P
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/17/1966
Initial Receipt Date: 03/20/2006
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
JOE SMITH
JOSEPH SMITH
JOSEPH P SMITH
JOSEPH P. SMITH
JOSEPH PETER SMITH

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM JOE PANTHER FLOWER FEMALE SKULL
TATTOO LEFT CHEST FEMALE
TATTOO LEFT LEG CARTOON
TATTOO RIGHT ARM HEARTS MOM FEMALE FACES DRAGON
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST INDIAN
TATTOO RIGHT LEG FEMALE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
01/09/2003 COCAINE – POSSESSION 03/15/2006 SARASOTA 0300415 5Y 0M 0D
02/01/2004 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/15/2006 SARASOTA 0402129 DEATH SENTENCE
02/01/2004 SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM LT 12 03/15/2006 SARASOTA 0402129 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/01/2004 KIDNAP,ASSAULT OR TERRORIZE 03/15/2006 SARASOTA 0402129 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
12/13/2001 01/01/2003
03/20/2006 Currently Incarcerated

Serial Killer: Daniel Lee Siebert

remembering the victims

Victims
unidentified man
Gidget Castro, 28
Nesia McElrath, 23
Sherri Weathers, 24
Chad Weathers, 5
Joseph Weathers, 4
Linda Jarman, 33
Linda Faye Odum, 32
Beatrice McDougall, 57

Daniel Lee Siebert died from cancer while still in prison 4/22/2008.

Gidget Castro, 28
Nisie Gail McElrath, 19
Woman has lost family to killers
Murderer in Alabama Confesses 2 L.A. Killings
Alabama Convict Tied To California Slayings
Murderer linked to 2 killings
Murderer claims he’s killed 17
Ill Ala. inmate seeks to stop execution
Prattville Woman Waits as Killer’s Potentially Controversial Execution Nears
Daniel L Siebert v State of Alabama 1989 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Daniel Lee Siebert v Richard Allen 2007 (habeas corpus granted)
Murderpedia: Daniel Lee Siebert
Serial killer: Daniel Lee Siebert
Wikipedia: Daniel Lee Siebert
Serial Killers: SIEBERT Daniel Lee

Movies/Documentaries
Most Infamous: Silent Savage

Daniel Lee Siebert
Daniel Lee Siebert

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

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Shattered Dreams

INMATE INFORMATION

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
n/a

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.

Co-Defendants
n/a

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

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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

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

INMATE INFORMATION

Karl Karlsen

Identifying and Location Information
As of 07/19/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 13B3743
Inmate Name KARLSEN, KARL H
Sex MALE
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
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment SENECA

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MURDER 2ND
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
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 07/2027
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
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

Books
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)

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

RogerColeman
Roger Keith Coleman

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