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Serial Killer: Howard Arthur Allen

remembering the victimsFrom Howard Allen’s appeal for the Ernestine Griffin murder: Allen murdered 74-year-old Ernestine Griffin in her Indianapolis home. Police determined that Griffin had been killed by a combination of a knife wound to her chest and a blow to her head. On a kitchen counter, police found a piece of paper with Allen’s name and phone number on it. A neighbor of Griffin’s informed police that Allen had inquired with Griffin about a car that the neighbor had for sale. Police later discovered Griffin’s camera at the car wash where Allen worked. After extensive questioning, Allen admitted to the police that he had struck Griffin, but denied killing her.

Allen was charged with Murder, See footnote Felony Murder, See footnote and Robbery. See footnote A jury convicted Allen on all three charges and recommended a sentence of death. The trial court sentenced Allen to death on August 30, 1988.

Victims
Opal Cooper, 85 [8/1974] (sentenced to 2-21 years for manslaughter, released 1/1985)
Laverne Hale, 87 [5/29/1987] (sentenced to 88 years in prison)
Ernestine Griffin, 73 [7/14/1987] (sentenced to death)(overturned due to mental retardation finding, sentenced to 60 years in prison)

Howard Allen v State of Indiana 2001
Howard A. Allen Jr v Bill Wilson 2012
Indiana Death Row: Allen, Howard A. #56
Murderpedia: Howard Arthur Allen
Wikipedia: Howard Allen

INMATE INFORMATION

HowardAllen

HOWARD A ALLEN JR
DOC Number 881978
First Name HOWARD
Middle Name A
Last Name ALLEN
Suffix JR
Date of Birth 02/10/1949
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 4 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 04/23/2035

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/13/2017

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Description ROBBERY (SERIOUS BODILY INJURY)
Term in Years / Months / Days 49 11 00029
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-5-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/12/2012

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 06/26/1991
Description THEFT,RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
Term in Years / Months / Days 38 00 00000
Type of Conviction FD
Indiana Citation Code 35-43-4-2
Cause Number 49G058708CF020966
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 04/23/2035

Psycho For Love: Edward Sherman killed his pregnant wife, Ellen Sherman; Sentenced to 50 years in prison

dv awareness

Ellen Sherman
Ellen Sherman

Ellen Sherman; murder victim obituary
Grand jury investigating murder of Ellen Sherman (part 1)
Murder (part 2)
Friend recalls finding body of Mrs. Sherman
Testimony Continues In Trial Of Husband Charged With Murder
Accused Says Wife Alive When He Left
Prosecutor, Murder Defendant In Verbal Joust
Sherman’s relationship with mistress described
Defense Rests In Murder Case
Sherman Guilty Of Killing Wife
Evidence Photos: ‘Dinner and a Movie’
A Kiss Before Dying
Man Who Killed Wife Dies Of Heart Attack

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Dinner and a Movie
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: A Murder and an Open Marriage

Edward Sherman
Edward Sherman

Monsters Among Us: Michael Boucher beat Debra Dill with a hammer and then strangled her to death; Sentenced to life in prison; Parole denied so far

Debra Dill
Debra Dill

Parents’ pain continues 15 years after Maine murder (part 1)
Murder (part 20 [scroll up and to the left]
Inmate sent back to Maine faces murder charge
Indictment sought in 15-year-old murder case
Search under way for murder evidence in 15-year-old case
Ex-wife: Boucher came home with blood on clothes (part 1)
Boucher (part 2)
Boucher found guilty of 1973 murder
Supreme Court upholds murder conviction
Conviction stands in 1973 murder
Litchfield murderer returned to Warren
Stop the release of prisoner Michael Boucher
Murder victim’s family wants convicted killer kept behind bars
Parole denied for man convicted of 1973 Litchfield murder

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: A Never Ending Nightmare

INMATE INFORMATION

MichaelBoucher

Individual Profile
Status: Incarcerated
MDOC Number: 2762
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial: BOUCHER, MICHAEL M
Alias or Aliases: Michael Morris Dumond,Michael Maurice Boucher
Location(s) and location phone number(s): Facility – Maine State Prison
Earliest Custody Release Date: Life
Date of Birth: 10/27/1950
Age (Years): 65
Weight (Pounds): 152
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Race/Ethnicity: White
Gender: M
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Tattoo, Arm, left,Tattoo, Arm, left upper ,Tattoo, Arm, right,Tattoo, Arm, right upper,Tattoo, Chest

Convictions
NOTE: Please be aware that the information provided through this service is not a complete criminal history. To request a complete criminal record for this individual, please visit the Criminal History Record Request service.

Offense (Class): MURDER (M) Changed to Class [A]
Sentence: Life
Court: KENNEBEC COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Docket Number: CR 88 444
Count: 1
Sentence Date: 7/16/1991

Ann Hoover 3/25/1997 South Oakland, PA *Neighbor, Roy Kirk killed and dismembered her over land dispute; Kirk hung himself inside the police van on the way to the station*

Ann Hoover
Ann Hoover

Land dispute turns tragic (part 1)
Suspect hangs self after neighbor killed (part 2)
Man commits premeditated murder of neighbor
Female dismembered, neighbor hangs self
A fued turns deadly between two Oakland Neighbors
A mother copes with pain of loss

Movies/Documentaries
Autopsy 5: Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Fear Thy Neighbor: Tunnel of Hate

Roy Kirk
Roy Kirk

Bobby Kent murder 7/14/1993 Weston, FL *Killed by seven people, including his friends, for his “bullying”; All received prison sentences*

Bobby Kent2
Bobby Kent

Find-A-Grave: Bobby Kent
Brutal slaying stuns family
‘Fatal friend’ offered alibi for murder
Six friends charged with killing member of own circle
Friends arrested in slaying
Soured friendships lead to man’s murder
Kent murder probe hints at pals’ secret life
Murder leads into youths’ subterranean suburbia
Seven youths arraigned in rock pit slaying
Kent defendant pleads guilty, apologizes
Man guilty in murder of a longtime friend
Teen Gets Life Sentence In Kent Murder Case
Martin Puccio v State of Florida 1997
High court overturns death sentence
Donald Semenec v State of Florida 1997
Murderpedia: Martin Joseph Puccio Jr.
Killer friend’s sentence is reduced
Wikipedia: Murder of Bobby Kent
A Killing Time
Woman Convicted in Broward Murder Talks

Books
Bully: A True Story Of High School Revenge

Movies/Documentaries
Bully
American Justice: Payback for a Bully
Forensic Files: Payback

Defendants
Martin Joseph Puccio – convicted, sentenced to death; death sentence overturned; resentenced to life in prison (parole eligibility after 25 years)
Donald Semenec – convicted, sentenced to life plus 15 years in prison
Derek Leon Kaufman – pled guilty, sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison
Alice Jean Willis – convicted, sentenced to 40 years in in prison, but reduced on appeal to 17 years for the murder charge and 15 years for the conspiracy charge, released on parole in 2001
Lisa Marie Connelly – convicted, sentenced to life plus five years in prison, but reduced on appeal to 22 years; released on parole in 2004
Derek George Dzvirko – convicted, sentenced to 11 years in prison; released in 1999
Heather Swallers – convicted, sentenced to 7 years in prison; released in 1998

INMATE INFORMATION

MartinPuccio prison mug

DC Number: 963022
Name: PUCCIO, MARTIN
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/01/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 08/03/1995
Current Facility: DESOTO ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
MARTIN PUCCIO
MARTIN JOSEPH PUCCIO JR

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT CHEST BULL DOG WITH HUMAN BODY

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 07/27/1995 BROWARD 9312440 SENTENCED TO LIFE
07/13/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 07/27/1995 BROWARD 9312440 30Y 0M 0D

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 08/03/1995
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

Donald Semenec prison mug

DC Number: 963020
Name: SEMENEC, DONALD
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/15/1975
Initial Receipt Date: 06/06/1995
Current Facility: HAMILTON ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
DAY DONALD SEMENEC
DONALD DANIEL SEMENEC JR
DONNY SEMENEC
DONALD SEMENICK

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM SKULL MURAL
TATTOO LEFT SHOULDER MOON
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST DRAGON
TATTOO RIGHT SHOULDER SKULL W/ DISHONOR

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 05/17/1995 BROWARD 9312440 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/22/1994 CONTRABAND, CO DETENTN FAC 05/31/1995 BROWARD 9403531 1Y 2M 0D
02/22/1994 COCAINE-SALE/MANUF/DELIV. 05/31/1995 BROWARD 9403531 1Y 2M 0D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
05/26/1995 17-0 P & P NTFY/P&P

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 06/06/1995
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

DerekKaufman profile mug

DC Number: 894391
Name: KAUFMAN, DEREK L
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’03”
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 05/08/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 06/14/1995
Current Facility: HARDEE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
DEREK KAUFMAN
DEREK L KAUFMAN
KING J

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK ANGEL WITH DEMONS;FEMALE GRIM REAP
TATTOO LEFT ARM PANTHER
TATTOO LEFT CHEST ALIEN HEAD
TATTOO RIGHT ARM DRAGON/ CNF
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST DEMON ANGEL

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
02/25/1993 TRAFFIC IN STOLEN PROPERTY 11/15/1994 BROWARD 9307549 2Y 6M 0D
07/15/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 SENTENCED TO LIFE
07/13/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 06/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 30Y 0M 0D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
09/22/1998 INS MIAMI DETAIN

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
06/14/1995 Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

AliceWillis

DC Number: 963026
Name: WILLIS, ALICE
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 108 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/29/1975
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 09/16/2001

Stated Residence Upon Release:
851 PARSONS CIRCLE S.E.
PALM BAY, FL 32909 32909

Aliases:
ALLIE ALICE WILLIS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 05/19/1995 BROWARD 9312440 17Y 0M 0D
07/13/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 05/19/1995 BROWARD 9312440 15Y 0M 0D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
05/26/1995 17-0 P & P NTFY/P&P 09/16/2001

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/31/1995
Date Out-of-Custody 09/16/2001

INMATE INFORMATION

LisaConnelly

DC Number: 963025
Name: CONNELLY, LISA
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: RED OR AUBURN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’03”
Weight: 166 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/31/1974
Custody: COMMUNITY
Release Date: 02/03/2004

Stated Residence Upon Release:
32343 EAST DEANA COURT
HERNANDO, FL

Aliases:
LISA CONNELLY

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 07/21/1995 BROWARD 9312440 22Y 0M 0D
07/13/1993 AGG BATTERY/W/DEADLY WEAPON(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 07/21/1995 BROWARD 9312440 5Y 0M 0D

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 07/26/1995
Date Out-of-Custody 02/03/2004

INMATE INFORMATION

DerekDzvirko

DC Number: 960096
Name: DZVIRKO, DEREK
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/02/1973
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 10/01/1999

Stated Residence Upon Release:
8641 N.W. 7TH COURT
PEMBROKE PINES,FL. 33024 33024

Aliases:
DEREK DZVIRKO
QUARTER POUNDER

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 05/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 11Y 0M 0D
07/13/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 05/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 11Y 0M 0D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
05/16/1995 17-0 P & P NTFY/P&P 10/01/1999

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/17/1995
Date Out-of-Custody 10/01/1999

INMATE INFORMATION

HeatherSwallers

DC Number: 162525
Name: SWALLERS, HEATHER
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’02”
Weight: 134 lbs.
Birth Date: 05/04/1975
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 02/14/1998

Stated Residence Upon Release:
2714 DAIRY RD.
MELBOURNE, FL. 32904 32904

Aliases:
HEATHER SWALLERS

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT HAND “LOVE” LETTERS ON LT.4 FINGERS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/1993 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 05/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 7Y 0M 0D
07/15/1993 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT) 05/12/1995 BROWARD 9312440 7Y 0M 0D

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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
06/01/1995 17-0 P & P NTFY/P&P 09/11/1995

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/17/1995
Date Out-of-Custody 02/14/1998

Cold Case: Tieray D. Jones charged with the murder of his stepson, Jahi Turner

stand up for children

Jahi Turner
Jahi Turner

You left a toddler alone on the playground to go buy a sofa??? Weak excuse.

San Diegans Never Forgot Jahi Turner
Stepfather Arrested in Killing of Toddler Jahi Turner, 2, Missing Since 2002
Police: Arrest made in murder of 2-year-old Jahi Turner
Stepfather arrested in Jahi Turner’s 2002 disappearance
Stepdad arrested 14 years after boy vanished in Southern California
Stepfather arrested in 2002 disappearance of Jahi Turner in San Diego
Suspect in Calif. toddler death arrested by Raleigh Police
Stepfather arrested in NC in death of 2-year-old
Man charged with murdering stepson, 2, missing since 2002
Stepfather charged with murder 14 years after 2-year-old boy disappeared
Man faces murder charge cold case of his missing stepson

Tieray Jones
Tieray Jones

Monsters Among Us: Albert Martinez Jr raped and killed Eva Camacho Garcia; Sentenced to life in prison

Eva Camacho Garcia
Eva Camacho Garcia

Unsolved murder remains dark cloud over family
DNA Links Lubbock Man To 1996 Murder Case
Man charged in 1996 killing of Eva Garcia
Victim’s Family Reacts to New Developments in Cold Murder Case
Capital Murder Trial
Prosecution Rests In Capital Murder Trial
Jury Instructions
Guilty Verdict in Capital Murder Trial
Lubbock Man Sentenced To Life Behind Bars For Capital Murder

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Last Dance

INMATE INFORMATION

Albert Martinez

SID Number: 03761654
TDCJ Number: 01550552
Name: MARTINEZ,ALBERT JR
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1968-06-15
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ROBERTSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2045-03-13

amartinez info

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