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: Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez charged with robbing and killing 90-year-old Earl Olander

Earl Olander
Earl Arthur Olander

Earl A. Olander obituary
Obituary Earl A. Olander
90-year-old man found dead, with hands bound, in San Francisco Township
Carver County Pursuing Leads in Murder of 90-Year-Old Man
Mysterious death of 90-year-old Earl Olander ruled a homicide
Sheriff: more than one killer in 90-year-old’s murder
Suspects named in Olander murder
2 Men Charged With Murder In Rural Carver County Man’s Death
2 arrested in murder of 90-year-old farmer

Vergara and Benitez
Reinol Vergara
Edson Benitez

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: Luke Matthew Fabela charged with the brutal murders of an elderly couple, Armie “Troy” and Shirley Isom

Shirley and Armie Isom
Shirley and Armie Isom

Investigators Still Looking For Clues In La Verne Double Homicide
Couple dead, suspect at large after La Verne killings
Couple Fatally Attacked at La Verne-Area Home; Search for Killer Ongoing
Man Seen Leaving La Verne-Area Home Where Couple Was ‘Brutally Murdered’ Sought by Detectives
Suspect Named in Fatal ‘Blitz Attack’ on Wealthy La Verne-Area Couple: LASD
Suspect Named in Slayings of Wealthy Businessman, Wife
Transient ID’d as Suspect in Case of Elderly Couple Found ‘Brutally Murdered’ at La Verne-Area Home
Suspect arrested in murder of La Verne elderly couple
DNA leads to suspect in slayings of La Verne couple
Cousin Of Man Accused In La Verne Killings Speaks To CBS2

Luke Fabela drawing
Drawing of Luke Fabela

Monsters Among Us: James “MadBomber” Genrich set off bombs in Grand Junction, CO, killing 12 year old Maria Delores Gonzales and also Henry Ruble about a month laterand

Maria Gonzales and Henry Ruble

Victims
Maria Delores Gonzales, 12
Henry Ruble, 43

Grand Junction bombing death case from 1991 under new scrutiny
Local murder case to be revisited 20 years later
No DNA test for bomber
Murderpedia: James Genrich

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Small Town Terror

INMATE INFORMATION

JamesGenrich prison mug

Name: GENRICH, JAMES S
Age: 52
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 160
DOC Number: 80768
Est. Parole Eligibility Date: 02/24/2084
Next Parole Hearing Date: Nov 2083
This offender is scheduled on the Parole Board agenda for the month and year above. Please contact the facility case manager for the exact date.
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/8888
Current Facility Assignment: ARKANSAS VALLEY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Genrich Convictions

Monsters Among Us: Charles “Crazy Eddie” Reddish killed 2 women, sentenced to life in prison

Dede RosenthalOn Friday, February 22, 1991, Dede Rosenthal reported to work at the Elwyn Institute in Vineland, New Jersey, where she trained  staff to work with autistic children.   At 4:47 p.m., on the way home from work, she withdrew eighty dollars from an automatic teller machine (ATM).   Later that evening, she spoke on the phone with a friend, Sherri Klemow.   She also spoke with John Bristol, whom she had been dating.   Bristol worked at Somerset Towers in Cherry Hill, the apartment complex where Rosenthal lived.

Early the next morning, a loud noise emanating from Rosenthal’s apartment awoke Lucy Faricelli, Rosenthal’s elderly downstairs neighbor.   Although she would later express some confusion about the exact date she heard the noise, Faricelli told police in March 1991 that she heard a “thump” on the floor above her late Friday night.   She also heard Rosenthal’s patio door open and close, and heard a cat crying on the balcony.   Prior to that night, she had never heard any noises from Rosenthal’s apartment.

Rosenthal did not report to work on Monday, February 25, or Tuesday, February 26, nor did she call in sick or contact anyone at the Elwyn Institute.   Rosenthal had no prior unexplained absences from work during her previous six months of employment.   Two of her coworkers became concerned and, on Wednesday, February 27, reported Rosenthal missing to the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Police officers went to Rosenthal’s apartment to investigate the report.   They noticed that newspapers had accumulated outside the unlocked front door.   Upon entering her unit, the officers observed that the apartment was neat and showed no sign of a struggle or forced entry.   Rosenthal’s bed was made.   Her closets were orderly and full of clothes, and her luggage, passport, and personal appointment book were still in the apartment.   Rosenthal’s keys were on the kitchen counter and her cat was outside on the balcony.   The temperature inside the apartment was normal and the officers noted no unusual odors or smells.   Her car, containing her briefcase and topcoat, was still in the parking lot.   A subsequent search of the entire apartment complex and its  grounds by the officers, assisted by a dog trained to detect the scent of human decomposition, failed to locate Rosenthal.
remembering the victimsAs part of the investigation, police interviewed employees of the apartment complex, including Bristol, who told them he had last spoken with Rosenthal at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday night.   They also spoke with defendant, who worked as a porter in the building.   Defendant answered their questions but denied any knowledge of Rosenthal’s whereabouts.
Further efforts to locate Rosenthal proved unsuccessful.   The police contacted individuals named in Rosenthal’s personal appointment book, but nobody had heard from or seen Rosenthal since February 22, 1991.   The police confirmed that no one named Dede Rosenthal had purchased a plane, train, or bus ticket.   Discussions with employees at Rosenthal’s bank disclosed that one banking transaction occurred on March 1, 1991, but the police later discounted that as a pre-arranged, automated transaction.

On June 12, 1992, police in Burlington County arrested defendant on another, unrelated charge.   Hearing of the arrest, the officers investigating Rosenthal’s disappearance again questioned defendant.   He continued to deny any knowledge of, or involvement in, her disappearance.

Rosenthal’s family made additional attempts to locate her.   Private investigators hired by the family were unable to discover anything regarding her disappearance.   The family’s continuing efforts, however, did result in the feature of Rosenthal’s disappearance on an episode of the television show “Unsolved Mysteries.”   That episode aired nationally six times between April 1993 and October 1995.   In response to the broadcasts, the program received more than 150 calls from around the country, including Florida, Oklahoma, and California.   The Cherry Hill Police Department sent form letters to the police departments in each city from which the calls originated, requesting assistance in following up sightings reported by viewers in those areas.   Those local police departments then reported back to the Cherry Hill department.   None of those leads bore fruit.

 On October 6, 1995, more than four years after Dede Rosenthal disappeared, investigating officers of the Cherry Hill Police Department, still with no leads and no suspects, learned from a television news broadcast that defendant had been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Rebecca Wertz, and other charges, and was being held in Burlington County Jail. On October 11, detectives from the Cherry Hill Police Department interviewed defendant at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.   After waiving his Miranda1 rights, defendant provided a lengthy tape-recorded statement admitting that he had killed Rosenthal and disposed of her body in Salem County.   Later that evening, he placed a telephone call to John Knarr, a reporter for the Burlington County Times.   In an interview tape-recorded by Knarr, defendant again admitted to killing Rosenthal

Victims
Rebecca Wertz (no picture)
Yeda Sharon “Dede” Rosenthal

‘Crazy Eddie’ Snaps Charles Reddish Killed His Girlfriend With A Hatchet, Then Raped Her Daughter, N.j. Police Say Man Held In Ax-killing, Rape Neighbors Call N.j. Suspect ‘A Little Strange’
Murder Suspect Tied To ’91 Case Police Say Man Charged In Hatchet Murder Admits Killing Yeda Rosenthal
State of New Jersey v Charles E Reddish Jr 2004
State of New Jersey v Charles Reddish 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Convicted killer who killed 2 South Jersey women denied new trial
Killer sentenced to die in ’91 Cherry Hill slaying Charles Reddish Jr. had been found guilty of suffocating Yeda Rosenthal.
Man begs killer: Say where my sister is Blain Rosenberg spoke at Charles Reddish’s sentencing for the suffocation of Yeda “Dede” Rosenthal in 1991
Cherry Hill murder to be featured on Investigation Discovery’s ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Mystery on Cherry Hill

INMATE INFORMATION

CharlesReddish prison mug

Charles E Reddish
SBI Number: 000932598A
Sentenced as: Reddish, Charles E
Race: White
Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 193 lbs.
Birth Date: March 17, 1961
Admission Date: March 19, 1999
Current Facility: NJSP
Current Max Release Date: N/A
Current Parole Eligibility Date: N/A

Reddish crimes

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

carlie.jpg
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

abduction.jpg
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

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