Update: Viola Herms Drath *Husband, Albrecht Gero Muth, convicted of her murder, sentenced to 50 years in prison*

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Viola Drath
Viola Herms Drath

Psycho For Love: Albrecht Gero Muth charged with killing his wealthy wife, Viola Herms Drath
Albrecht Muth’s Refusal to Eat Delays Murder Trial
Victim Photos Shown in Case of Slain D.C. Socialite
Closing Arguments in Case of Slain D.C. Socialite
Jury Gets Case of Slain D.C. Socialite, Journalist
Albrecht Muth convicted of murder in killing of 91-year-old wife
Albrecht Muth Convicted in Murder of D.C. Socialite
Albrecht Muth, 49, convicted of murder in death of socialite wife Viola Drath, 91
Albrecht Muth Sentenced to 50 Years for Murder of Viola Drath
Albrecht Muth sentenced to 50 years in 2011 slaying of his socialite wife, Viola Drath
Albrecht Muth Trial: D.C. Man Sentenced To 50 Years For Killing 91-Year-Old Wife

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: The House on Q Street

INMATE INFORMATION

Albrecht Gero Muth

ALBRECHT GERO MUTH
Register Number: 53865-007
Age: 50
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Springfield MCFP
1900 W. SUNSHINE ST
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65807
Email: SPG/ExecAssistant@bop.gov
Phone: 417-862-7041
Fax: 417-837-1717
Release Date: 03/08/2055

Psycho For Love: Kim VanPelt killed his wife of two weeks, Sandra Marie Ozment VanPelt, to collect the insurance money; He was sentenced to death

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Sandra VanPelt
Sandra VanPelt

Traces of blood found in slain woman’s home
Agent: Conditional insurance approved 6 days before woman was found dead
Trial date set in Colbert capital murder case
Trial opens today
Inmate testifies about fake confession
Jury convicts VanPelt of capital murder
North Alabama man convicted in slaying of his internet bride
North Alabama man convicted in slaying of his internet bride
Tuscumbia man given death sentence in wife’s slaying
Alabama man given death sentence in Michigan woman’s slaying
Alabama man given death sentence in Michigan woman’s slaying
Jury: Death for VanPelt
Kim VanPelt v State of Alabama 2009
Kim VanPelt – Alabama Death Row
New trial denied for VanPelt

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: Virtual Demise

INMATE INFORMATION

KimVanPelt prison mug

AIS: 0000Z737
Inmate Name: VANPELT, KIM
Race: W
Sex: M
Birth Year: 1961
Institution: HOLMAN DEATH ROW

Psycho For Love: Jacob Pearman charged with the murder of his wife, Carla Dillard Pearman; Set for trial in January 2015

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Carla Pearman

Murfreesboro husband arrested following wife’s death
Murfreesboro husband charged after wife found dead
Police: Former Manchester woman bludgeoned to death
Valentine’s Day murder case headed to grand jury
Man accused of killing wife on suicide watch in jail
Man charged with killing wife on Valentine’s Day may face death penalty
Husband will face separate trials for child abuse, murder charges
Valentine’s Day murder case reset for 2015
Never-before-seen evidence revealed in 2013 Valentine’s Day murder
Carla Dillard Pearman Pinterest

JacobPearman
Jacob Pearman

Parents Gone Wild! Naeem Williams convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia; Jury could not decide on death sentence or LWOP, so he will be sentenced to LWOP*

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TaliaWilliams
Talia Emoni Williams

Parents Gone Wild! Naeem Williams convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Emoni Williams; Now the jury has to decide between LWOP or the death penalty*
Stepmom admits duct taping, whipping, stomping, body slamming child
Jury finds former Hawaii soldier eligible for death penalty
Jury rejects death penalty in Williams murder case
Jury Deadlocks, Rejects Death for Naeem Williams in Child’s Murder
Hawaii ex-soldier gets life in prison for killing daughter, 5
Naeem Williams gets life in prison for killing 5-year-old daughter
Juror: Delilah Williams deserved more than 20 years
Delilah wants pen pals

INMATE INFORMATION

Naeem Williams

NAEEM JARONN WILLIAMS
Register Number: 92390-022
Age: 34
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Located at: Honolulu FDC
Release Date: UNKNOWN

INMATE INFORMATION

Delilah Williams

DELILAH SUN WILLIAMS
Register Number: 92314-022
Age: 30
Race: Asian
Sex: Female
Located at: Honolulu FDC
Release Date: UNKNOWN

Deadly Women: Julia Phillips had boyfriend Melvin Roberts killed when she found out he was ending their relationship

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Melvin Roberts
Melvin Roberts

Find-A-Grave: Melvin L. Roberts
Memory Hold The Door: Melvin L. Roberts
Sons of slain Melvin Roberts learn domestic violence first-hand
Today marks 2 years since murder of ex-York Mayor Melvin Roberts
Girlfriend charged in killing of former York Mayor Melvin Roberts
SC woman refuses to testify: ‘My confidence is in God, not the courtroom’
York jury for Julia Phillips murder trial hears 2 versions of former mayor’s death
Julia Phillips found guilty in Melvin Roberts’ murder
Julia Phillips guilty in Melvin Roberts’ murder; sentenced to life in prison
After Julia Phillips’ murder conviction, an accomplice remains uncaught
Julia Phillips begins life sentence in prison after murder conviction
From prison, Julia Phillips fighting for possession of late husband’s home
York Police: Reward to be offered in Melvin Roberts 2010 murder case
$10,000 reward offered for information on murder of ex-York Mayor Melvin Roberts
Murder of former Mayor of York gets national spotlight

Movies/Documentaries
Southern Fried Homicide: Romance Is Dead

INMATE INFORMATION

JuliaPhillips prison mug

INMATE DESCRIPTION
SEX: FEMALE
RACE: WHITE
HEIGHT: 5’03”
WEIGHT: 110lbs
AGE: 70
CITIZENSHIP: CITIZEN-NATIVE BORN
BUILD: SMALL
COMPLEXION: FAIR
HAIR COLOR: BLOND OR STRAWBERRY
EYE COLOR: BLUE
PICTURE DATE: 09/07/2013

INMATE SENTENCE AND LOCATION
SCDC ID: 00356902
SID: SC01946545
OFFENDER TYPE: ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
ADMISSION DATE: 09/06/2013
LOCATION: LEATH
SECURITY / CUSTODY: 3 / MININMUM IN
EWC LEVEL: 3F5
EEC LEVEL:
PROJECTED RELEASE DATE: NOT ELIGIBLE
PROJECTED PAROLE ELIGIBILITY: NOT ELIGIBLE
SUP. FURLOUGH ELIGIBILITY: NOT ELIGIBLE

CURRENT OFFENSES
OFFENSE BREACH OF TRUST/FRAUD INT
SENTENCE TYPE ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
YRS 0
MOS 0
DYS 0
COUNTY CHEROKEE
START DATE 11/12/2013
V/NV N
CAT 2
INDICT 11GS11-341
STATUS SERVED

OFFENSE MURDER
SENTENCE TYPE ADULT-STRAIGHT SENTENCE
YRS LIFE SENTENCE
COUNTY YORK
START DATE 08/27/20132
V/NV V
CAT 5
INDICT 11GS4601851
STATUS ACTIVE

DISCIPLINARIES NO DISCIPLINARIES DURING CURRENT INCARCERATION

MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT DATE TO LOCATION STATUS REASON
12/17/2013 LEATH INCARCERATED ADMINISTRATIVE
11/12/2013 GRAHAM CORR INST INCARCERATED RETURN FROM COURT
11/07/2013 CHEROKEE CO AUTH ABSENCE (AWL) TO COURT
10/08/2013 GRAHAM CORR INST INCARCERATED ADMINISTRATIVE
09/06/2013 GRAHAM R&E INCARCERATED NEW ADMISSION

EARNED WORK CREDITS
JOB DESCRIPTION START DATE END DATE TERMINATION REASON JOB LEVEL
WARDKEEPER ASSISTANT 12/19/2013 3F5
WARDKEEPER 10/22/2013 12/17/2013 INSTIT TRANSFER 3F5
MACHINE OPERATOR TRAINE 10/10/2013 10/21/2013 LATERAL TRANSFER 3F5

EARNED EDUCATION CREDITS
NO EARNED EDUCATION CREDITS DURING CURRENT INCARCERATION

Psycho For Love: Greg Harris stabbed his wife, Chiquita Tate to death; Sentenced to 40 years in prison

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Chiquita Tate
Chiquita Tate

Family Friend Remembers Slain Attorney Chiquita Tate
Lawyer stabbed 38 times; husband held
BR attorney’s husband arrested in her slaying
Tate’s husband booked in slaying
Husband booked in stabbing death of B.R. lawyer
Judge sets bond on man accused of murdering his estranged wife
Trial begins for man accused of murdering Chiquita Tate
Lawyers battle in Harris trial
Accused murderer Greg Harris cries during graphic testimony
Defense attorney insinuates BRPD botched investigation
Jury sees evidence from inside Harris’ home
Harris’ attorney explains blood stains
Jury examines photos in Chiquita Tate murder trial
DNA Expert: Blood found is a mixture of Tate and Harris
Expert: Harris’ DNA found under Tate’s fingernails
Prosecutors call tape “smoking gun”
Prosecution rests in Greg Harris murder trial
Defense rests in Greg Harris murder trial
Harris found guilty of manslaughter in slaying of wife, Chiquita Tate
Judge sentences Harris to 40 years for killing his wife
Harris sentenced to 40 years for killing Chiquita Tate
Count upholds manslaughter conviction
Appeal denied in Chiquita Tate slaying

Movies/Documentaries
Devil In The Details: Murder, Cajun Style

INMATE INFORMATION

Greg Harris

Offender Name: GREG HARRIS
Offender ID: 308652
Date of Birth: 04/11/1971
Age: 43
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender: Louisiana State Penitentiary

Deadly Wives: Rosalina Edmondson had her ex-husband, Richard Manthie, kill her current husband, William Edmondson, for the insurance money

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On December 29, 1981, police found the body of William Edmondson in a remote, wooded area of Kitsap County. Edmondson had been shot four times in the head, his chest had been crushed, and his nose broken. Drag marks led directly from his body to sets of boot prints and tire tracks.
Edmondson married Rosalina Manthie, an immigrant from the Philippines, on August 21, 1981. The day after the wedding, the Edmondsons drove from Washington to Montana, where Ms. Edmondson visited her former husband, Richard Manthie, an inmate of the Montana State Prison.
In September 1981, the Edmondsons bought $150,000 life insurance policies on each other’s lives. Her policy’s sole beneficiary was her daughter by Manthie; Edmondson’s policy named his wife and the same daughter as beneficiaries. The Edmondsons then bought a house for $60,000 near Lake Symington; Ms. Edmondson already owned a house at Long Lake, but did not allow her husband to use it. The Edmondsons bought mortgage insurance for the Lake Symington house; the policy provided that if either of them died before repaying the mortgage, the insurance company would pay the mortgage balance.
Between August and December of 1981, Ms. Edmondson visited Manthie at the Montana State Prison several times. She actively supported his attempts to get parole, representing herself to parole authorities as his present wife. Manthie finally got parole on December 17, 1981, and immediately flew to Seattle. Ms. Edmondson paid for his airline ticket and met him at the airport. She and Manthie spent the night at a hotel and then went to her Long Lake house for the weekend.
Edmondson was seen the evening of December 21, 1981, driving from the Lake Symington house with Ms. Edmondson in his red Gremlin. Early the next morning, Ms. Edmondson was seen at the Long Lake house washing the Gremlin’s interior. Her Long Lake neighbors noticed smoke issuing from the chimney of the house; they later testified that the smoke was too black to be woodsmoke. Ms. Edmondson asked to use her neighbors’ washing machine, something she had never done before.
When police found Edmondson’s body 8 days later, they summoned Ms. Edmondson to the police station for questioning. She denied involvement in her husband’s death and gave permission for officers to search her Long Lake house and the Gremlin. The next day she drove to Seattle to visit her lawyer. She instructed him to file claims on her husband’s insurance policies.
Searching the Long Lake house, detective found Manthie’s boots, which matched the prints at the place where Edmondson’s body was found. They also found bits of glass, of a rare type, near a smashed door, and drops of blood on the floor of the Long Lake house. They found evidence that clothing had been burned both in the fireplace and outdoors. In the Gremlin, they found glass particles matching those found in the house, blood flakes of Edmondson’s rare blood type, and hairs that were similar to Manthie’s.
Manthie was arrested and charged with murdering Edmondson. Ms. Edmondson unsuccessfully tried to obtain his release on bail. While awaiting trial, Manthie became friendly with Jesse Noble, a cellmate. He told Noble that he and Ms. Edmondson had agreed to kill Edmondson in order to collect on the insurance policies. Manthie related that he had shot Edmondson while in the Gremlin and that Ms. Edmondson had helped him dispose of the body and destroy evidence of the murder. Manthie also related part of the story to Fred Stocker, another cellmate.
Ms. Edmondson was charged with Edmondson’s murder in June 1982. She was represented at trial by two lawyers, one of whom is fluent in Tagalog, her native language. In addition, she was permitted to use an interpreter when she took the stand for cross examination.
In exchange for a favorable plea agreement on unrelated criminal charges, Noble testified against Ms. Edmondson, repeating what Manthie told him about the murder. Manthie did not testify. The parties stipulated that he would claim his privilege against self-incrimination and thus was unavailable as a witness. After 3 weeks of trial, the jury convicted Ms. Edmondson of aggravated murder in the first degree.

The State of Washington v Richard Wayne Manthie 1985
The State of Washington v Rosalina M. Edmonson 1986
Appeal Rejected

Books
Bodies of Evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Happily Never After: Crushed by Love

Defendants
Rosalina Edmondson – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Richard Manthie – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

RosalinaEdmondson

DOC Number: 289405
Offender Name: EDMONDSON, ROSALINA M
Location: Washington Corrections Center for Women
9601 Bujacich Rd. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300
(253) 858-4200

INMATE INFORMATION

Richard Manthie

DOC Number: 281010
Offender Name: MANTHIE, RICHARD W
Location: Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 537-1800

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