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Monsters Among Us: Mary Ann Adams and her brother John Barrett killed Mary Ann Woolf for the insurance

remembering the victimsMary Ann Adams and her brother, John Barrett, were tried together and convicted of murder by a Lauderdale County Circuit Court jury.   They were each sentenced to life in prison. Following the denial of their post trial motions each has perfected an appeal in which they have asserted various allegations of error. Finding no reversible error, this Court affirms their convictions and sentences..

FACTS (from the appeal of the defendants)
The body of Mary Ann Woolf, was found lying face down in a creek bed in Lauderdale County.   Her automobile was perched on an embankment about fifteen feet above the location of her body.   Law enforcement authorities immediately suspected that the scene had been staged to look like an accident.   Woolf’s automobile was dusted and processed for fingerprints and an autopsy was performed on her body.   The state medical examiner who performed the autopsy testified that the cause of Woolf’s death was fresh water drowning.   He testified that, in his professional opinion, the manner of death indicated a homicide.   He testified that certain marks and bruising on the body were evidence that Woolf had been forcibly held under water when she drowned.   Also, there was expert testimony that there was very little damage to Woolf’s car and the minor impact of the car going down the embankment was not enough to have caused Woolf to be ejected from the automobile.

Adams was the last person known to have seen the victim alive and came under early suspicion.   Fingerprints found on the victim’s car were later matched to Adams’s brother and co-defendant, John Barrett.

Gone from us: Mary Ann Woolf
Prosecutors, defense outline cases in murder trial of Adams, Barrett
John Barrett and Mary Ann Adams v State of Mississippi
John W. Barrett v State Mississippi 2012 (habeas corpus) denied
Mary Ann Adams & John W. Barrett v State of Mississippi 2012

Movies/Documentariess
Swamp Murders: Mississippi Black Widow

INMATE INFORMATION

MARY ADAMS
MDOC ID Number: K5568

Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 06/20/1950
Height: 5′ 3”
Weight: 145
Complexion: FAIR
Build: UNKNOWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BROWN
Entry Date: 02/22/2001
Location: CMCF UNIT: CMCF QB
Location Change Date: 09/24/2012
Number of Sentences: 1 Total Length: LIFE

OFFENSE 1: HOMICIDE/MURDER
Sentence Length: LIFE
County of Conviction: LAUDERDALE
Sentence Date:

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN BARRETT
MDOC ID Number: 27578
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 03/28/1955
Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 200
Complexion: FAIR
Build: MEDIUM
Eye Color: BLUE
Hair Color: BROWN
Entry Date: 02/27/2001
Location: EAST MISS. CCF
UNIT: EMCF UNIT 3
Location Change Date: 12/24/2014
Number of Sentences: 1 Total Length: LIFE

OFFENSE 1: HOMICIDE/MURDER
Sentence Length: LIFE
County of Conviction: LAUDERDALE
Sentence Date:

Monsters Among Us: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan killed his friend, Greg Brown, and Chester Dean Dyer sending himself to death row

remembering the victims

Victims
Greg Brown – 8/24/1982
Chester Dean Dryer – 12/13/1989 (this is the one he was executed for)

The Case Of Death Sentence Of Jeffery Landrigan
Murderer’s History Won’t Halt Execution
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan a/k/a Billy Patrick Wayne Hill #1232
This Cold-Blooded Murderer Could Help Prove There’s A ‘Killer Gene’
Murderpedia: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan
Wikipedia: Execution of Jeffrey Landrigan

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: Deadly DNA

Final Words: “Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends,and Boomer Sooner.” (Sooners is the team nickname at the University of Oklahoma)

Jeffrey Landrigan
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan

Psycho For Love: Patricia Rorrer killed her ex-boyfriend’s new wife, Joann Katrinak, and their 3-month-old son, Alex to make Andrew Katrinak suffer

Joann and Alex
Victims

Joann Katrinak
Alex Katrinak, 3 months

Find-A-Grave: Joann M. Katrinak
Woman Held In Catasauqua Killings
Man Recalls Day His Wife, Baby Vanished As Katrinak Double-murder Trial Opens
Farmer Describes Finding Bodies Of Katrinak, Son
Defendant Takes Stand In Katrinak Case
Jury Rejects Alibi, Finds Rorrer Guilty In Double Kidnapping-murder Case
Woman found guilty in Lehigh Slayings
Convicted murderer seeks new DNA tests in ’94 murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: A Woman Scorned
Deadly Women: Green-Eyed Monsters

INMATE INFORMATION

Patricia Rorrer

Patricia Rorrer
Age: 51
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 01/24/1964
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: MUNCY
Permanent Location: MUNCY
Committing County: LEHIGH

Cold Case: Candace Rough Surface murder 8/2/1980 Mobridge, SD *Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh pled guilty, sentenced to prison*


Candace Rough Surface

A tale too late to satisfy
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Brutal 1980 Murder Raises Racial Tensions — Indians Say Bail, Long Delay Before Arrest Are Evidence Of Prejudice
Non-Indian Men Arrested for Murder, Racial Tensions Rise
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Suspect finally pleads guilty after 16 years
16-year Murder Mystery Ends In Tears
Websleuths: Citizens Against Pedophiles Early Release (CAPER)

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Defendants
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison
Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION
SCHERR, NICHOLAS A.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Transaction #31569

Sentence Date: 05/22/1996
County: Walworth
Crime: Manslaughter 1st
Sentence Length: 100 years

INMATE INFORMATION

STROH, JAMES E.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Alias(es) Stroh, James E
DOC Number #2491
Current Facility Outside
Parole Office NA
Correctional Status Completed Sentence
Additional Info NA

Discharged 10/13/2004

Monsters Among Us: Darius Kimbrough raped and killed Denise Collins; He was executed 11/12/2013

Denise CollinsFrom Kimbrough’s appeal: Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder on July 1, 1994, and was sentenced to death on December 9, 1994.   His conviction and sentence were affirmed by this Court on direct appeal.   The relevant facts as taken from the opinion on direct appeal are:  Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with a battery therein, and sexual battery with great force and was sentenced to death consistent with a jury recommendation of eleven to one.   The victim, Denise Collins, was found nude and semi-conscious in her bathroom by paramedics;  she was covered with blood.   The sliding glass door to her second floor apartment was partially open, and there were some ladder impressions under the balcony.   Collins was rushed to the hospital, where she died soon thereafter.

The officers took semen evidence from the bedsheets, took blood evidence from the victim, and found pubic hairs in the bed and in a towel.   The samples were sealed in a bag and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab for analysis.

A resident of the apartment complex-Lee-told officers that he had twice seen a man in the vicinity of the apartment and had seen a ladder on the apartment’s balcony.   Officers were unsuccessful in searching for the man, but later Lee identified Kimbrough from a picture lineup.   A workman in the complex-Stone-identified Kimbrough as a man who had watched him putting away a ladder in the complex around the time of the murder.

The DNA evidence showed that the semen taken from the bedsheets was compatible with Kimbrough’s, and some of the pubic hairs matched his.   There were, however, additional pubic hairs from another unidentified black man and a caucasian male.   The DNA evidence indicated that the blood samples taken from the bed matched Kimbrough’s.

In Loving Memory of Denise Collins
Darius Mark Kimbrough v State of Florida 1997
Darius Mark Kimbrough v State of Florida 2004
Man serving time for 1991 murder to be executed on Tuesday
Darius Kimbrough, convicted of raping and killing Orlando woman Denise Collins, scheduled to be executed
Darius Kimbrough, who killed Orange County woman, is executed
Darius Mark Kimbrough #1353
Murderpedia: Darius Mark Kimbrough

Movies/Documentaries
Nightmare Next Door: Left for Dead

INMATE INFORMATION

DariusKimbrough

DC Number: 374123
Name: KIMBROUGH, DARIUS
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/04/1972
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Note: This offender meets the criteria for designation as a sexual offender under s. 944.606 F.S., or s. 944.607 F.S., or both, and may be on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator web site.

Aliases:
DARIUS KIMBROUGH
DARIUS MARQUTTA KIMBROUGH
JEFFREY KIMBROUGH

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
03/09/1992 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
03/09/1992 SEX BAT/INJURY NOT LIKELY 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
10/03/1991 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 DEATH SENTENCE
10/03/1991 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 SENTENCED TO LIFE
10/03/1991 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
12/15/1993 093 ORLANDO MIDTOWN NTFY/P&P

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 12/19/1994
Date Out-of-Custody 11/12/2013

Karen Gregory murder 5/23/1984 Gulport, FL *Neighbor, George Lewis, convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

Karen Gregory
Karen Gregory

Find-A-Grave: Karen Gregory
POMC: Karen Gregory
Firefighter accused in 1984 murder
Echos of murder victim’s scream’s still linger in Gulfport
Reporter Unravels Story Of Murder, Vulnerability
Firefighter convicted
Jury recommends life sentence for murderer of Gulfport woman
A cry in the night: Can technology settle murder doubts?
George A. Lewis v State of Florida 1998 (affirmed)
State of Florida v George Lewis 2010
Former firefighter George Lewis, convicted in 1984 Gulfport murder, dies in prison
Unnerving story of a real-life murder

Books
Unanswered Cries: A True Story Of Friends, Neighbors, And Murder In A Small Town

Movies/Documentaries
The Perfect Murder: Kill Thy Neighbor
Unusual Suspects Terror in Gulfport
American Justice: Lies of a Friend
On The Case With Paula Zahn: A Cry In The Night

INMATE INFORMATION

George Lewis prison mug

DC Number: 116590
Name: LEWIS, GEORGE A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 201 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/04/1961
Custody: CLOSE
Release Date: DECEASED

Aliases:
GEORGE A LEWIS
GEORGE A. LEWIS
GEORGE ALAN LEWIS
GEORGE ALLEN LEWIS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
05/23/1984 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/02/1989 PINELLAS 8603400 SENTENCED TO LIFE
05/23/1984 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE 06/02/1989 PINELLAS 8603400 12Y 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 06/15/1989
Date Out-of-Custody 06/29/2014

Arthur Boga murder 3/27/1986 Ontario, CA *Rose Ann Parker-Sterling convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; Given a pardon due to Battered Women Syndrome*

remembering the victims

The Defense for Women Who Kill Their Batterer: Rose Parkers
3 Arrested in Slaying of Woodland Hills Man
Gov. Davis OKs First Parole of Convicted Killer
Schwarzenegger gives woman new chance at life
Schwarzenegger Issues Pardon, Clemency to Inland Women

Books
Beat Up, Beat Down and STILL STANDING the Rose Parker Story

Movies/Documentaries
Over My Dead Body: Facing Down Terror

Rose Parker-Sterling
Rose Parker-Sterling

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