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Execution Alert: Ricky Jovan Gray for the murders of the Harvey Family



Treva Terrell Gray, 35 (Ricky’s wife) [11/5/2005] (no one has been charged with her murder)
Sheryl Ann Embrey Warner, 37 [12/18/2005]
Ryan Carey, 26 [12/18/2005] (survived) no picture
Bryan Harvey, 49 [1/1/2006]
Kathryn Harvey, 39 [1/1/2006]
Stella Harvey, 9 [1/1/2006]
Ruby Harvey, 4 [1/1/2006]
Mary Baskerville-Tucker, 46 [1/6/2006]
Percyell Tucker, 55 [1/6/2006]
Ashley Baskerville, 21 [1/6/2006]

Harvey Family murders 1/1/2006 Richmond, VA *Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge arrested for the murders of Richmond family*
Ricky Gray Set to Be Executed for Virginia Family Murders
Ricky Gray’s execution day has arrived — 11 years after murder spree
Governor won’t stop Ricky Gray execution; lawyers file emergency request to Supreme Court
Ricky Gray set to be executed for 2006 murder wave that claimed two Richmond families
Ricky Gray to be executed Wednesday for 2006 murders
Gov. McAuliffe says he won’t stop Wednesday’s execution of Ricky Gray
Ricky Gray apologizes; more than 50 mental health experts urge clemency
Ricky Gray makes last-minute appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to stay execution
Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings
Virginia executes convicted family killer Ricky Gray
Virginia executes inmate convicted of murdering family of four

Wicked Attraction: Evil in the Blood


OFFENDER NAME: Ricky Jovan Gray
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
LOCATION: Greensville Correctional Center



OFFENDER NAME: Ray Joseph Dandridge
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Keen Mountain Correctional Center

Murder In The Family: Lowell Lee Andrews was executed for the murders of his parents and sister


William Lowell Andrews, 50
Opal Andrews, 41
Jennie Marie Andrews, 20

Find-A-Grave: W Lowell Andrews
Find-A-Grave: Opal Halley Andrews
Find-A-Grave: Jennie Marie Andrews
Held In Triple Slaying
Youth, 18, Guns Parents, Sister To Death
The nicest boy in Wolcott: ‘Polite’ Lowell Lee Andrews proved to be another ‘cold’ Kansas killer
A crime for all time
Murderpedia: Lowell Lee Andrews
Wikipedia: Lowell Lee Andrews
KS – William, 50, Opal, 41, & Jennie Andrews, 20, murdered, Wolcott, 28 Nov 1958

Lowell Lee Andrews

Monsters Among Us: George Joseph Cvek was executed for the murder of Catherine “Kitty” Pappas *The Aspirin Bandit*

Catherine “Kitty” Pappas

‘Aspirin Bandit’ Admits Slaying
Catherine ‘Kitty’ Pappas: A Crime To Remember (GREAT article)
The aspirin bandit
Tramp Rapist Executed for Slaying N.Y. Woman
Murderpedia: George Joseph Cvek
Find-A-Grave: George Joseph Cvek
Crime Flashback
Excerpt from “World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder”

George Cvek Strangler of Women (eBook)

A Crime To Remember: The Gentleman Killer

George Joseph Cvek

Monsters Among Us: Martin Link executed for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun

Elissa Self-Braun

Find-A-Grave: Elissa Self-Braun
Martin Link v State of Missouri 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Martin Link v Al Luebbers (warden) 2006 (habeas corpus denied)
Quest for girl’s killer became personal for pair
Martin Link execution date set
Elissa Self-Braun’s family prepares to watch her killer be executed
Martin Link #1239
Martin Link Executed: Missouri Puts Murderer of 11-Year-Old Girl to Death
Man executed in 1991 slaying of St. Louis girl
Murderpedia: Martin C. Link

Ice Cold Killers: Frozen Innocence

Martin Link

Deadly Women: Betty Evelyn Butler killed Evelyn Clark with a handkerchief; Executed on 6/11/1954

remembering the victims

Woman, 25, Doomed To Death In ‘Love’ Slaying
Betty Evelyn Butler
13 Female Murderers’ Last Meals Serve A Plate Of Bizarre Requests, From Sweet Peas To A Nice Bowl Of Apricots
Murderpedia: Betty Butler
Excerpt from “Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998”

Deadly Women: Friends to Foes

Betty Evelyn Butler

Execution Alert: Vernon Madison to be executed tonight for the capital murder of Police Cpl. Julius Schulte – STAYED

Cpl Julius Schulte
Cpl Julius Schulte

Michael Schulte, Julius’ son, wrote this poem:

Remembering my dad.
It’s been 31 years since you were taken from us.
All your grand children are grown and mom is no longer with us.
But, still, the man who took you from us has lived all this time on death row.
But, hopefully soon, that will change on May 12, 2016, he is scheduled to die on death row.
I am sorry that those who give their lives for us in the line of duty have to wait so long for justice to be finally served.”

Officer Down Memorial Page: Corporal Julius Norman Schulte
Mobile police officer Julius Schulte selflessly helped city’s youth before his death in the line of duty
Policeman’s death unites officers’ wives
Mobile man charged with murder of policeman refuses to enter plea
Woman testifies in fatal shooting: ex-lover ‘particularly dangerous’
Little girl testifies she saw pair shot
Policeman’s killer sentenced to death
State court overturns two death sentences
Man sentenced in officer’s slaying
Court backs death penalty in killing of police officer
Vernon Madison v State of Alabama 1992 (denied)
Vernon Madison: Federal judge denies stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate
Who is Vernon Madison? Alabama cop-killer facing execution has claimed insanity, incompetence
Death row inmate Vernon Madison set to be executed
Alabama judge denies stay of execution for death row inmate Vernon Madison
Judge rules that Alabama death row inmate is competent to be executed May 12
Alabama fights to proceed with execution of cop killer Vernon Madison
Alabama set to execute Vernon Madison tonight for police officer’s murder
Convicted killer’s execution scheduled for Thursday halted
Alabama Delays Execution of Cop Killer Vernon Madison by Lethal Injection
Vernon Madison execution halted
Federal Court Blocks Cop-Killer’s Execution
After federal appeals court stays Alabama inmate’s lethal injection, the state asks the Supreme Court to step in


Vernon Madison

AIS: 0000z460


Race: B
Sex: M
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 228
Birth Year: 1950
Custody CLOSE
Scars, Marks and Tattoos:
No known scars, marks, or tattoos

Madison info

Execution Alert: Manuel Vasquez to be executed for killing Juanita Ybarra, who refuse to pay the Mexican Mafia a 10% street tax

remembering the victimsFrom Manuel Vasquez appeal: According to Cruz, appellant was a member of the Mexican Mafia. Two days before the incident giving rise to the present prosecution, Oligario Lujan and appellant told Cruz that Juanita Ybarra “had to go down” because she failed to pay the “dime,” a ten percent tax on the sale of illegal drugs collected by the Mexican Mafia. The “hit” had been ordered by Rene Munoz, a ranking member of the Mexican Mafia. Cruz testified that “had to go down” were “street words” that meant that Ybarra had to be killed. Cruz also testified that the plan included robbing Ybarra as a means of collecting the ten percent owed.

Appellant had rented room 20 of the New Laredo Motel. On the evening of March 18, 1998, Cruz and many others in room 20 were partying, smoking marijuana, drinking beer, injecting heroin, and snorting cocaine. At around 5:30 to 6:30 the next morning appellant asked Michelle Rodriguez for her car keys. Appellant, Cruz, and Lujan then headed toward room 15, where Ybarra was staying. They carried bandannas to cover their faces and socks to cover their hands to prevent fingerprints. Lujan knocked on the door to room 15 while appellant and Cruz ducked into adjacent room 16, the door to which was open, and began putting on socks and bandannas.

Moses Bazan, Ybarra’s boyfriend, opened the door to room 15, leaving the chain locked. The three conspirators forced their way through the door and the chain broke loose. Cruz and Lujan wrestled Bazan to the floor while appellant held Ybarra to the ground. During this struggle, Bazan broke a window, but he soon lost consciousness. Appellant then asked for a telephone cord, and Lujan gave him one. Using the cord, appellant strangled Ybarra. Bazan regained consciousness and resumed struggling. Lujan fought with Bazan while Cruz began gathering valuables, including cameras and jewelry, and stuffing them into a pillowcase. Appellant threw Lujan a kitchen knife, and Lujan moved to stab Bazan but missed and hit the floor, bending the knife. During the struggle, Bazan kicked a hole in the wall to adjacent room 16. At that point, appellant joined the fight against Bazan and hit Bazan on the head with a gun. Bazan lost consciousness again, and appellant and Lujan began gathering valuables into pillowcases. Soon they heard police sirens, and they left the room and drove Rodriguez’s car to George Martinez’s house.

Because the three were covered in blood, they changed clothes at Martinez’s house. Appellant had been wearing blue warmups during the crime. The three men then went to the Mayfield Motel, where they watched the news and used some drugs. After a couple of hours, they returned to Martinez’s house. A little while later, Cruz left in Rodriguez’s car without his companions but with several other people. Cruz picked up some food at the store and then went to his mother’s house.

Update: Manuel Vasquez was executed this evening.

Murderpedia: Manuel Vasquez
Manuel Vasquez v The State of Texas 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Manuel Vasquez v Rick Thaler (denied habeas corpus and Certificate of Appealability)
Appeal of Gangbanger on Death Row Is Shot Down
Texas to execute gang hit man for killing SA woman over drug tax
Gang Enforcer to Be Executed for Killing Woman Over Drug Tax
Texas to Execute Gang Hit Man for Killing Over Drug Tax
San Antonio Gang Member’s Execution Set for Tonight

Defendants in this case:
Manuel Vasquez – convicted, sentenced to death
Johnny Joe Cruz – pled guilty, sentenced to 7 years in prison, testified
Oligario “Bebe” Lujan -convicted, sentenced to 35 years in prison


Manuel Vasquez

Name Vasquez, Manuel
TDCJ Number 999336
Date of Birth 06/16/1968
Date Received 11/30/1999
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 03/19/1998
Age (at the time of Offense) 29
County Bexar
Race Hispanic
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5′ 8″
Weight 195
Eye Color Brown
Native County Jerome
Native State Idaho
Prior Occupation
welder, carpenter, laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #465603, 10-year sentence for 1 count of Aggravated Assault With Bodily Injury (involves the subject and 3 codefendants beating an adult white male and setting fire to his body, causing his death); 07/12/91 released on Mandatory Supervision; 06/15/93 returned Mandatory Supervision; 12/13/95 released Mandatory Supervision

Summary of Incident
On 03/19/98, in San Antonio, Texas, Vasquez and co-defendants strangled to death and robbed a 51-year old Hispanic female as an ordered hit from the Mexican Mafia because she was not paying 10 percent to the Mafia. The victim’s partner was severely beaten but survived.

Lujan, Oligario
Cruz, Johnny Joe

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female


SID Number: 04131685
TDCJ Number: 00902322
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1970-09-25
Maximum Sentence Date: 2033-03-26
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: 2033-03-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2015-09-25
Next Parole Review Date: 09/25/2015

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-03-26
Sentence Date: 1999-11-29
County: BEXAR
Case No.: 1998CR3116B
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 35-00-00

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