Manhattan 1937: The Easter Weekend Murders *Robert George Irwin strangled and stabbed 3 in the Gedeon house; Sentenced to 139 years to life in prison

Veronica Gedeon
Veronica “Ronnie” Gedeon

Victims
Mary Gedeon
Veronica Gedeon
Frank Byrnes

Robert George Irwin was said to be insane, so he was sent to Dannemora State Hospital, then Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane until he died of cancer in 1975.

Find-A-Grave: Mary Gedeon
Find-A-Grave: Veronica Gedeon
Gedeon Clings to Living Daughter as Coffins Sink in Grave
Slain Model’s Father Held
Irwin, Slayer of 3, Gives Up
No More Easters For Lovely Ronnie
Robert Irwin “The Mad Sculptor” (scroll down)
Murderpedia: Robert George Irwin
Wikipedia: Veronica Gedeon
Wikipedia: Robert George Irwin

Books
The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Movies/Documentaries
A Crime To Remember: Such A Pretty Face

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Robert George Irwin

Monsters Among Us: Roy Clifton Swafford killed Dianne Markland and Brenda Rucker; Pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

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Victims
Dianne Elizabeth Markland, 17 [2/15/1981]
Brenda Rucker [2/14/1982

OBPD: Warrant obtained for suspect in Ormond Beach homicide
Death sentence overturned, officials advance 2nd Ormond murder case against Roy Swafford
DNA links death row inmate to 1981 killing of 17-year-old girl
Former Death Rower Pleads Out In 2 Ormond Murders
Swafford pleads guilty to slayings of 2 women
Roy Swafford gets life in prison for 2 Volusia County murders
Roy Swafford gets life for murdering 2 women
Murderpedia: Roy Clifton Swafford

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Same Crime Next Year

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 087905
Name: SWAFFORD, ROY C
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/12/1947
Initial Receipt Date: 01/24/1983
Current Facility: HAMILTON ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
LARRY SWAFFORD
LEROY SWAFFORD
ROY C SWAFFORD
ROY CLIFTON SWAFFORD

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM FLOWERS,69,CHEROKEE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/19/1982 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 01/10/1983 BAY 8200710 30Y 0M 0D
09/11/1985 ESCAPE 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 15Y 0M 0D
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/14/1982 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 01/17/2014 VOLUSIA 8303425 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/14/1981 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 01/17/2014 VOLUSIA 1430226 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
01/30/1986 NTFY:VOLUSIA BD.COMM NTFY/P&P 04/12/1999
07/06/1983 SO.VOLUSIA CO,FLA DETAIN 09/09/1983

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
01/24/1983 09/11/1985
09/11/1985 Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Richard Speck raped and murdered 8 student nurses

Speck Victims
Corazon Amurao

Victims
Valentina Paison
Pamela Wilkening
Patricia Matusek
Suzanne Farris
Mary Ann Jordan
Merlita Gargullo
Gloria Davy
Nina Jo Schmale
Corazon Amurao (only survivor)

Find-A-Grave: Valentina Pasion
Find-A-Grave: Pamela Wilkening
Find-A-Grave: Patricia Ann Matusek
Find-A-Grave: Suzanne Bridgit Farris
Find-A-Grave: Mary Ann Jordan
Find-A-Grave: Merlita Gargullo
Find-A-Grave: Gloria Jean Davy
Find-A-Grave: Nina Jo Schmale
Chicago Sun-Times Special Section: Richard Speck 40 Years Later
Murderpedia: Richard Franklin Speck
Richard Speck, Born to Raise Hell
Wikipedia: Richard Speck
Richard Speck
Haunted Chicago
Richard Speck – Born to Raise Hell

Books
Born to Raise Hell: The Untold Story of Richard Speck — The Man, The Crime, The Trial
The Crime of The Century — Richard Speck and The Murder of Eight Student Nurses

Movies/Documentaries
Biography: Natural Born Killer: Richard Speck
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck
Speck
Richard Speck: Born to Raise Hell
Richard Speck
A Crime To Remember: And Then There Was One

Richard Speck

Murder In The Family: Lyle and Erik Menendez killed their parents, Jose and Mary Louise “Kitty” Menendez so they could inherit the $15 million estate

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Kitty and Jose Menendez
Kitty and Jose Menendez

Both Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to LWOP, and both have married while incarcerated

Jose Menendez Gave His Sons Everything. Maybe Even a Motive for Murder
Lyle Menendez says his father raped him
Jury deadlocked; mistrial declared in Lyle Menendez case
Mistrial declared in Lyle Menendez case
Lyle Menendez denies murder in cold blood
Menendez brothers going to jail for long time for slaying parents
Erik and Lyle Menendez begin life prison terms
The Menendez brothers: 25 years later
Murderpedia: Joseph Lyle and Erik Galen Menendez
Wikipedia: Lyle and Erik Menendez
Why It Took Three Juries to Convict the Menendez Brothers
bio: Lyle Menendez
bio: Erik Menendez
Lyle Menendez admits that he ‘overreacted’
Wife of Erik Menendez talks about relationship
Lyle Menendez praises self, rips nearly everyone in a new book

Books
Blood Brothers: The Inside Story of the Menendez Murders

Movies/Documentaries
Mugshots: Menendez Brothers – Blood Brothers
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders
Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals: Menendez Brothers: The Bad Sons
Murder Made Me Famous: Menendez Brothers

INMATE INFORMATION

Lyle Menendez mug

Name: MENENEDEZ, JOSEPH LYLE
CDCR#: K13758
Age: 47
Admission Date: 07/03/1996
Current Location: Mule Creek
Mule Creek State Prison
Main Phone: (209) 274-4911
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 409099, Ione, CA 95640

INMATE INFORMATION

Erik Menendez mug

Name: MENENDEZ, ERIK GALEN
CDCR#: K14101
Age: 44
Admission Date: 07/03/1996
Current Location: RJ Donovan
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
Main Phone: (619) 661-6500

Monsters Among Us: Edward George Dees raped and murdered Sandra Howard; Sentenced to LWOP, to go with the other sentences he was in prison for

remembering the victims

Sex offender charged in 1975 murder
an Jose Man Edward Dees, 60, Will Stand Trial For The 1975 Rape And Murder Of Sandra Howard
aKiller pleads no contest to 1975 San Jose rape, stabbing and strangulation
Sex offender charged in 1975 murder of San Jose woman

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn Darkness After Dawn

INMATE INFORMATION

Edward George Dees

Name: DEES, EDWARD
CDCR3: B27991
Age: 67
Admission Date: 06/05/1970
Current Location:
California Health Care Facility, Stockton

Monsters Among Us: Caleb Fairley killed Lisa Manderach and her 19-month-old daughter, Devon; Sentenced to 2 life sentences

Lisa and Devon Manderach
Lisa and Devon Manderach

Find-A-Grave: Lisa M. Manderach
Find-A-Grave: Devon Marie Manderach
Clerk charged with killing girl, mother
Commonwealth v Fairley 1998
Murderpedia: Caleb Fairley
Wikipedia: Caleb Fairley
Convicted strangler Caleb Fairley seeks new trial in murder of mom, toddler
Murderer’s Family To Pay $1.6 Million In Victims’ Deaths Lisa Manderach’s Husband And Mother Will Split The Sum. Caleb Fairley’s Parents Agreed To It In A Suit.
Manderachs’ Killer Seeks New Trial
Golf Benefit A Tribute To Slain Mother, Child A Tournament Raised Money For A Playground In Memory Of Lisa And Devon Manderach.

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Shopping Spree

INMATE INFORMATION

Caleb Fairley

Age: 42
Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 10/21/1973
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: FAYETTE
Permanent Location: FAYETTE
Committing County: MONTGOMERY

Deadly Women: Jean Harris killed her lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

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Dr. Herman Tarnower
Dr. Herman Tarnower

Diet Doctor Fatally Shot
Diet doctor buried
Jean Harris fails to ban letters in Tarnower case
Housekeeper says Tarnower juggled dates with women
Witness Says Tarnower Asked Harris To ‘Quit Bothering Him’
Defendant in Tarnower Slaying Tells of Relationship
Mrs. Harris, telling of struggle, denies she meant to kill Tarnower
Jean Harris Testifies She Wanted To Kill Herself At Tarnower Home
Prosecution sums up: Jealousy drove Harris to kill Tarnower
Lawyers sum up Harris case: jealousy, suicide try
Final Arguments Are Heard In Tarnower Murder Trial
Jean Harris found guilty
Jury: Jean Harris guilty of murder
Jean Harris sentenced to 15 years to life
Jean Harris Sentenced To Minimum f 15 Years
Thought-provoking ‘Stranger’ shuns lurid details
Court rejects Harris appeal
Slain diet doctor tyrant, sadistic bully, book says
Biography: Jean Harris
Jean Harris, ‘Scarsdale Diet’ doctor killer, dies
Headmistress, Jilted Lover, Killer, Then a Force for Good in Jail
Jean Harris, killer of Scarsdale Diet doctor Herman Tarnower, dies at 89
Murderpedia: Jean S. Harris
Wikipedia: Jean Harris

Books
The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet
Love Gone Wrong
Very Much a Lady: The Untold Story of Jean Harris and Dr. Herman Tarnower
They Always Call Us Ladies: Stories From Prison
Mrs. Harris: Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor
Stranger in Two Worlds

Movies/Documentaries
Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals: Jean Harris” The Headmistress Murderer
Mrs. Harris
Murder Made Me Famous: Jean Harris

INMATE INFORMATION

Jean Harris

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/16/15
DIN (Department Identification Number) 81G0098
Inmate Name HARRIS, JEAN
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 04/27/1923
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 03/20/1981
Date Received (Current) 03/20/1981
Admission Type
County of Commitment WESTCHESTER
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 01/22/93 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MURDER 2ND
Class: A1

Crime: CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND
Class: C

Crime: CRIM POSS WEAP 3RD SUB 1,2,3
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 11/16/15
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0011 Years, 10 Months, 06 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 07/1993
Parole Hearing Type APPROVED OPEN DATE/6 MO AFT INIT APPEAR
Parole Eligibility Date 12/29/1992
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date 03/10/2004

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