Monsters Among Us: Ronald Whitehead strangled Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar, who was 5 months pregnant, with an electrical cord and beat her with a steel rod; Sentenced to 54 years in prison


Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar

Find-A-Grave: Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar
Teen-age janitor held in reporter’s murder
A teen-age janitor has been charged with murder in…
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1983 (mistrial)
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Parole board denies clemency for man who killed
Find-A-Grave: Ronald Keith Whitehead

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 31734
First Name RONALD
Middle Name
Last Name WHITEHEAD
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/1964
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Deceased
Earliest Possible Release Date 11/08/1996

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 08/28/1984
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 54 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number SV 84 4
County of Conviction LAGRANGE
Projected Release Date 11/08/1996

Execution Alert: Ernest Lee Johnson executed for the murder of 3 people during a robbery of Casey’s General Store


Mary Bratcher

Victims
Mary Bratcher, 46
Mable Scruggs, 57
Fred Jones, 58

Find-A-Grave: Mary Catherine Elder Bratcher
Find-A-Grave: Mable Anna Good Scruggs
Robbers Kill 3 in Missouri Convenience Store
A timeline of events in the Ernest Lee Johnson case
Advocates say intellectually disabled Missouri murderer should not be executed next week
Missouri man to be executed next week, supporters push for clemency
Missouri Supreme Court declines to halt Johnson execution
Missouri governor denies clemency to death row inmate Ernest Johnson
Convicted Columbia murderer Ernest Lee Johnson set to be executed Tuesday
Missouri preparing for execution of Ernest Johnson
Victim’s family prepares for execution of their mother’s killer, Ernest Lee Johnson
Murderpedia: Ernest Lee Johnson
Missouri execution to go on as scheduled, despite pope’s plea
State to carry out sentence of Mr. Ernest Lee Johnson
Convicted killer Ernest Johnson executed despite questions over his intellectual capacity
Missouri man executed for killing 3 workers in ’94 robbery
Missouri executes Ernest Johnson, who killed three Columbia Casey’s employees in 1994

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: JOHNSON, ERNEST L
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 61
Location: Eastern Reception Diagnostic & Correctional Center
Race:African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 00990118
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 08/20/1960
Additional Information:

Cold Case: Deadly Husbands: Gregory J. Houser killed his wife, Sheryl; Sentenced to 55 years in prison


Sheryl Fehr Houser

Find-A-Grave: Sheryl A Fehr Houser
Illinois Man Faces Charges In Wife’s 1990 Death
Mansfield man to plead not guilty to murder charges
Judge rules probable cause in Houser case
Evidence in Question for the Trial of Gregory Houser
Monticello man found guilty in wife’s murder
Man found guilty of murder in 1990 death of wife
Gregory Houser Found Guilty in the 1990 Murder & Sexual Assault of His Wife
Gregory Houser sentenced to 55 years in prison
Appeals court upholds Houser murder conviction

Podcasts
Not Your Normal Murder: The Murder of Sheryl Houser

Books
THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE: The True Story Of A 27-Year Battle To Convict My Sister’s Killer

INMATE INFORMATION

Mothers From Hell: Debra Jenner stabbed her 3-year-old daughter, Abby Lynn Jenner, more than 70 times; Sentenced to 100 years in prison


Abby Lynn Jenner

Find-A-Grave: Abby Lynn Jenner
State of South Dakota v Debra Sue Jenner 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Debra Jenner v Robert Dooley 1999 (habeas corpus denied)
Woman Convicted Of Killing Daughter Gets Sentence Reduced
Parole board denies request of mother who murdered her child
Debra Jenner, serving 100 years in prison in Pierre for slaying 3-year-old daughter, has parole hearing in July
Should Huron child murderer Debra Jenner get parole?
Looking back: Debra Jenner and the Janklow factor
Mother who killed daughter gets parole after 30 years
Convicted 1987 child killer, Debra Jenner, granted parole in unpublicized hearing

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Howard “Buddy” Jacobson killed John “Jack” Tupper, who started dating Jacobson’s ex-girlfriend; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison


Jack Tupper

Find-A-Grave: John J. Tupper Jr.
Victim – Jack Tupper
Murder trial of former horse trainer delayed for two weeks
The Odyssey of Buddy Jacobson: Horses, Models and a Murder Sentence
Murder is final curtain in love triangle drama (part 1) (scroll to the left)
Triangle (part 2)
Howard Jacobson; Noted Horse Trainer Imprisoned for Murder
Buddy Jacobson, Horse Trainer And Convicted Slayer, Dies at 58
Love and Death on the Upper East Side (good article)
The Odyssey of Buddy Jacobson: Horses, Models and a Murder Sentence

Books
Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model
Bad Dreams
Murder In The Penthouse

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 09/27/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 80A3899
Inmate Name JACOBSON, HOWARD B
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 12/10/1930
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status DISCHARGED
Housing / Releasing Facility ATTICA
Date Received (Original) 11/07/1980
Date Received (Current) 11/10/1980
Admission Type
County of Commitment BRONX
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 05/16/89 DECEASED

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime ESCAPE 1ST
Class D

Crime FORGERY 2ND
Class D

Crime CRIM POSS FORGED INST 2ND
Class D

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 09/27/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 01/2005
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/03/2005
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Deadly Duo: Jennifer Pruitt and Donnell Miracle robbed and killed 75-year-old Elmer Heichel; Both sentenced to prison

Find-A-Grave: Elmer A Heichel
Imprisoned at 17, Jennifer Pruitt of Pontiac learns her fate today
Woman gets shorter sentence, chance at parole for ’92 death
Juvenile lifer, convicted at 16, gets reduced sentence
The judge and the inmate

Defendants
Donnell Miracle – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Jennifer Pruitt – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, reduced to 30-60 years in prison, released in 2020

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Algene Vossen charged in the 1974 murder of 73-year-old Mabel “Mae” Agnes Boyer Herman

Find-A-Grave: Mabel “Mae” Boyer Herman
Police in MN arrest Sioux Falls man in connection with 1974 homicide cold case
Nearly 50 years later, arrest made in connection to Minnesota stabbing murder
South Dakota man arrested in 46-year-old Willmar homicide case
79-year-old South Dakota man arrested in 1974 murder of elderly woman in Willmar, Minnesota
Willmar police just solved a homicide cold case from 1974
Suspect in cold case murder makes court appearance
Experts give conflicting testimony of mental state of 79-year-old charged in 1974 killing


Algene Leeland Vossen jail mug

Cold Case: Convicted sex offender Richard Vega charged with the 1988 raped and murder of Judy Chamberlain


Judy Chamberlain

Convicted rapist charged with murder in 1988 Seaport slay
Charges Filed Against Convicted Sex Offender For 1988 Boston Murder Of Judy Chamberlain
Siblings of 1988 Boston murder victim ‘floored’ after cold case is solved
Convicted sex offender charged in 1988 killing of Judy Chamberlain in Boston’s Seaport
DA: Convicted Sex Offender Charged in 1988 Murder of Judy Chamberlain
Convicted Sex Offender Charged In 1988 Murder Of Woman, Part Of DA’s Cold Case Initiative
Convicted Sex Offender Charged With 1988 Killing in Boston’s Seaport
Judy Chamberlain Was Sexually Assaulted and Murdered More Than 30 Years Ago. A Boston Prosecutor Says Her Killer Has Finally Been Charged.

Deadly Duo: Joe Luis Garay Jr and Kevin Jerome Carlson stabbed and killed 16-year-old Troy Gorena; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison


Troy Alan Gorena

Joe Luis Garay has a parole hearing on October 7, 2021. That will not be even close to the 15 years that is the minimum for him to serve. If you would like to oppose his possible parole, here is a letter you can use: CA Board of Parole Garay hearing

SAMPLE LETTER:

CA Board of Parole – Victims Services
Correctional Training Facility
Soledad Prison Road
Soledad, CA 93960
victimservices@cdcr.ca.gov

RE: Joe Luis Garay
ID#: AN 7133

On March 5, 1996, Troy Gorena was walking down the street to go to a friend’s house when Kevin Carlson walked by him. Kevin took his child home and picked up Joe Luis Garay, who had a knife with him. They went back to where Troy was walking and Joe got out of the car and asked Troy where he was from. Troy responded that he was from Fullerton and turned to walk away. Joe stabbed him in the back several times. He was taken to the hospital and went into surgery but he never came out. This heinous, violent crime came about through Joe Luis Garay’s gang associations.

Garay was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He will have only served 8 years when he is considered for parole.

I STRONGLY OPPOSE parole for Joe Luis Garay. Justice demands he serve the full prison term of life given to him at the time he was sentenced for this heinous crime. If released, the chances that he will violently reoffend is high. Society does not deserve to have him back with his freedom, know he could once again tear another family or community apart.

Thank you for your time.

Find-A-Grave: Troy Alan Gorena
A Mother’s Mission
Trial to begin in 1996 gangland slaying
Gang member convicted of 1996 stabbing death
Man apologizes before sentencing for murder
People of the State of California v Joe Luis Garay Jr 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
OC man wrongly convicted of 1996 murder close to freedom
Petition opposing parole 2021

Defendants
Joe Luis Garay Jr – convicted, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison; parole hearing Oct. 7, 2021
Kevin Jerome Carlson – pled guilty, sentenced to 4 years in prison


Kevin Jerome Carlson

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name GARAY, JOE LUIS
CDCR Number AN7133
Age 45
Admission Date 03/13/2013
Current Location Correctional Training Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/2019
Parole Eligible Date Information
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. Inmates may earn credits for participating in rehabilitative programming, which may move their parole eligible dates to an earlier date. Inmates could also be found guilty of an institutional rules violation, which could result in a loss of credits that may move their parole eligible dates further into the future. Parole eligible dates may also change based on a variety of other reasons, including court orders, changes in law, and routine audits. Parole eligible dates displayed on this website are updated regularly.

Serial Killer: John Frederick Carrington


Johnetta Wormley

Victims
Johnetta Wormley, 71 (mother) [8/29/2021 Camp Springs, MD]
Charles Boulware, 29 [8/30/1992 Washington, DC]
Reginald Gaither, 42 [3/15/2008 Washington, DC]
James Campbell, 25 [12/10/2010 Washington, DC]

Manhunt underway for son after mother killed in Camp Springs, Prince George’s police say
Prince George’s Police Searching For John Frederick Carrington Wanted In Connection With The Murder Of His 71-Year-Old Mother
Man Arrested in Killing of His 71-Year-Old Mother in Temple Hills
Police: Man arrested in connection to death of 71-year-old mother
Man accused of killing mother in Temple Hills charged in 3 slayings dating to 1992: Police
Man recently arrested for mother’s death confessed to 3 cold case homicides in DC, police say
Man wanted for killing his 71-year-old mother in Temple Hills taken into custody
Man arrested in mother’s slaying ‘essentially confessed’ to three cold case homicides, police say
Man accused of killing mom in Prince George’s County now charged in 3 cold case homicides
Man Accused Of Killing Mom Is Also Linked To Three Cold Case Murders, Police Say

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN FREDERICK CARRINGTON
Age 53
Gender Male
Race Black

Date of Birth Feb 23, 1968
Aliases JOHN FREDERICK CARRINTON
ID Number 050308
Custody Status Date Sep 07, 2021 07:17 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Prince George’s County Correctional Center
Book Date Sep 07, 2021 07:06 PM EDT

LOCATION
Prince George’s County Correctional Center
13400 Dille Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-7164

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