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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Ashleigh Holloway Best murder 5/17/2016 Pleasant Grove, UT *Kenneth Drew pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 1-15 years in prison*


Ashleigh Holloway Best

Ashleigh Holloway-Best obituary
Pleasant Grove woman dies in crash while fleeing repo man, police say
Police: Repo-man allegedly forced woman off road, causing fatal crash
Repo man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after fatal crash
Repo man charged with manslaughter in Pleasant Grove woman’s death
Repo Man Charged With Manslaughter In Pleasant Grove Woman’s Death
Repo man admits causing death of woman he was chasing
Repo man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Pleasant Grove woman
Repo man sentenced to prison after deadly chase near American Fork
Repo man sentenced to prison in death of Pleasant Grove woman
Repo man sentenced in death of woman whose car he was taking back

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 230573
Offender Name: KENNETH LEE DREW
DOB: Sat, 17 Sep 1966
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 160
Sex: M
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF HENRY
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
KENNETH LEE DREW

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Parents Gone Wild! Jamie Basinger charged in the freezing death of her 3-year-old son Landyn Melton while she was apparently using meth


Landyn Melton

Melton, Landyn obituary
Toddler found dead on porch after wandering from NC home identified
Family IDs 3-year-old NC boy found dead on front porch of home
Mother arrested after 3-year-old boy froze to death on porch
Toddler found on porch in Burke County laid to rest
Autopsy Shows No Signs Of Trauma On 3-Year-Old Found Dead At Burke County Home
Toddler freezes to death after wandering outside home
Mother of 3-year-old found dead on front porch charged

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BASINGER, JAMIE LYN
Age: 23 YEARS OLD
Race / Sex: WHITE / FEMALE
Arrest Date: 3/19/2015
Release Date:
Next Court Date: 5/15/2017

Charge: MANSLAUGHTER
Status: PRETRIAL
Docket#: 17CRS000672
Bond Amount: SECURED $100,000

Parents Gone Wild! Nestor Hernandez charged with the murder of his 3-week-old daughter, Kendra Hernandez


Kendra Hernandez

Father, 27, arrested for murder of 3-week-old daughter; mother says ‘it was an accident’
Man Arrested In Connection With Newborn Daughter’s Murder
Father Arrested In Death Of 3-Week-Old Daughter
Maryland father arrested in death of newborn daughter
Md. father charged in death of 3-week-old daughter
Police arrest Md. dad in connection with 3-week-old daughter’s death
Father charged with the murder of his 3-week-old daughter

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: NESTOR ANIBAL HERNANDEZ
Sex: M
DOB: 04/01/1990
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 165
Race: White-Hisp
Hair Color: BLACK HAIR
Hair Length: LONG
Eye Color: Brown eyes
Complexion: Olive

Inmate Information
Marital Status: SINGLE
State ID: 3481745
FBI: 201815FD7
INS:
Citizen: USA
COB: USA

Bond Information
Case #: CR0E00624932
Amount: $0.00
Status: No Bond
Posted By:
JUDGE
Post Date: 04/13/2017

Charge Information
Case # CR0E00624932
Offense Date 04/12/2017
Code 11420
Description ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE
Grade F
Degree

Psycho For Love: Skylar Nemetz convicted of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Danielle Rippeon-Nemtez; Sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison


Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz

Danielle Rippeon-Nemetz obituary
Find-A-Grave: Tarrah Danielle Rippeon Nemetz
Facebook: Justice for Danielle Rippeon
Facebook: In loving memory of Danielle Nemetz
JBLM soldier charged with murder in wife’s death
Trial underway for former Lakewood soldier accused of fatally shooting wife
Former JBLM soldier charged with murdering his wife testifies it was an accident
Former soldier accused of murdering his wife takes the stand
Family of Danielle Nemetz speaks out as her husband’s murder trial moves to jury deliberation
Former JBLM soldier guilty of manslaughter in death of wife
Jury reaches verdict in Skylar Nemetz murder trial
Former JBLM soldier sentenced to almost 14 years in fatal shooting of wife
WA – Tarrah ‘Danielle’ Nemetz, 19, murdered, Lakewood, 16 Oct 2014
What led to the shooting of Danielle Nemetz?
Case of former JBLM soldier who killed his wife to be featured on “48 Hours”

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Soldier’s Wife

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 389979
Offender Name: NEMETZ, SKYLAR NIKOLAS
Age: 22
Race: White
Location: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

Update: Nikki McPhatter murder *Theodore Manning IV found guilty of her murder, sentenced to 30 years in prison with no parole*

Nikki McPhatter
Nikki McPhatter

Nikki McPhatter murder 5/6/2009 Columbia, SC *Theodore Manning IV charged with her murder; Kendra Goodman charged as accessory after the fact*
Nikki McPhatter, Theodore Manning (GREAT article)
Opening Statements Begin In Murder Trial of Theodore Manning
Cell phone message from murder suspect says “Don’t say anything”
Accused murderer takes the stand
Theodore Manning IV Convicted of Manslaughter, Sentenced in Death of Nikki McPhatter
SC man sentenced to 30 years in murder of Charlotte airline worker
SC appeals court: Judge was OK in not letting Internet romance killer argue Castle Doctrine
The State of South Carolina v Theodore Manning 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
NC – Nikki McPhatter, 30, Charlotte, 4 May 2009
Chilling case of internet romance killer Theodore Manning and victim Nikki McPhatter on Web of Lies

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Attraction: Blazing Fury
Web of Lies: Searching for Mr. Wrong

Defendants
Theodore Manning IV – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Kendra Goodman – convicted, sentenced to 3 years in prison


Kendra Goodman

INMATE INFORMATION

Parents Gone Wild! Lisette Bamenga killed her 2 children and tried to kill herself to get back at her husband


Trevor and Liliane Bamenga

Bx. mom ‘poisoned’ kids in suicide bid to get back at ‘cheating’ hubby: sources
Murder mom’s Internet research taught her how to kill her own kids: prosecutor
Bronx Woman Convicted of Poisoning and Drowning Her Children
City teacher found guilty of killing her two young kids
Bronx Mother Convicted Of Drowning Her 2 Children In Bathtub
NYC Teacher Who Poisoned, Drowned Her 2 Kids is Convicted
Mom who poisoned juice, drowned kids sentenced
Ex-teacher who poisoned, drowned her two kids gets 8 years in prison by judge who couldn’t ignore ‘role of post-partum depression’
Bronx Woman Sentenced to 8 Years for Poisoning and Drowning Her Children
Mom Who Poisoned Her Children Before Drowning Them Sentenced to 8 Years
Tough Love

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/02/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 16G0485
Inmate Name BAMENGA, LISETTE
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 06/20/1983
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ALBION
Date Received (Original) 06/01/2016
Date Received (Current) 06/01/2016
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment BRON

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class B

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 04/02/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0000 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0008 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date 05/09/2019
Earliest Release Type CONDITIONAL RELEASE DATE
Parole Hearing Date 03/2019
Parole Hearing Type RELEASE CONDITIONS
Parole Eligibility Date
Conditional Release Date 05/09/2019
Maximum Expiration Date 07/01/2020
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Drexelle McBride murder 7/15/2002 Shreveport, LA *Alisha J. Disotell pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 30 years hard labor in prison*

remember-the-victimsFrom Disotell’s appeal: The matters of record show that on July 15, 2002, the victim, Drexelle McBride, was found shot to death in his van on South Lakeshore Drive near the American Legion Post which he frequented.   Investigation disclosed he had last been seen drinking heavily at a Shreveport bar in the company of Disotell.   Disotell, whose record reflects a prostitution-related offense, was at the bar for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.   When the victim and Disotell left the bar, the victim said Disotell was going to drive him home and that he would pay for her cab back to the bar.   The following day, detectives located the suspect, Disotell, at a motel near the bar.   Defendant claimed the victim had tried to rape her and that she shot him in self defense.   However, the victim’s wallet was never found.   Disotell had not  reported the alleged attempted rape, but had called a third party to drive her from the scene of the homicide.

State of Louisiana v Alisha J. Disotell 2004
Drexelle McBride: On ‘Murder Chose Me’ Vietnam vet shot, killed by prostitute
Series featuring former Shreveport homicide detective set to premiere on ID
Caddo DA homicide detective key to new TV series

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Chose Me: Looking For Love

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: DISOTELL, ALISHA J
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 39
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: White

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