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    June 24: 1979: Lucinda Lynn “Cindy” Schaeffer was the first victim of the serial killer team of Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris. They kidnapped her in Redondo Beach, raped her and then strangled her with a coat hanger. Bittaker was sentenced to death and Norris was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2019.

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    Please remember when leaving a comment on my blog that all comments are subject to the blog owners discretion. I do believe in freedom of speech, however, that right is not absolute. Here are the rules: 1 - Please remember the victim(s) first and foremost. Do not come here to comment only on the offender(s). My blog focuses on the victim(s). Do not glorify the killer(s). No negative comments about the victim. NO VICTIM BLAMING. 2 - I will not tolerate hate filled speech, vulgar or derogatory remarks about a victim. I will remove comments that go against this. I will not remove comments just because they do not match my beliefs, in fact, I welcome them! However, that being said, I will remove those that I find offensive, argumentative just for the sake of starting an argument that does not add to the post, hate-filled speech, etc. 3-No comments in ALL CAPS, or CoMeNtS. They are rude and difficult to read. I have had many complaints about it so no more. 4-Comments must be in English only and easy to read (meaning no text language, shortening words, etc.). Have respect for those who don't do text messaging or other lingo. 5 - ALL COMMENTS LEFT BY COMMENTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND THEIR OPINIONS. THEY DO NOT CONSTITUTE FACTS. NOR IS THE BLOG OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE'S OPINIONS OR FEELINGS. STATEMENTS MADE AS COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS, GIVEN FREELY BY THE COMMENTORS. If you have a question or problem with this, please feel free to email me (there is a link to my email above).

Pamela Mascaro murder 12/25/1992 Queens, NY *Bruce Warren pled guilty to manslaughter; Sentenced to 5-15 years in prison; Died in prison in 2007*

remembering the victims

Passenger in Car Dies After a Shooting in Queens
Christmas ‘road rage’ suspect caught
News Photo Aids Bust In ’92 Road-Rage Slay
Man Arrested in ’92 Parkway Killing
Convicted burglar indicted in road rage killing
Road-Rage Slay Suspect: Mom ‘Deserved’ To Die
Man Sentenced In ’92 Drive-By Shooting Of Forest Hills Mom

The Perfect Murder: Driving with the Devil


Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/15/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 00A4872
Date of Birth 01/26/1950
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status DISCHARGED
Housing / Releasing Facility GROVELAND
Date Received (Original) 09/18/2000
Date Received (Current) 09/18/2000
Admission Type
County of Commitment QUEENS
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 11/30/07 DECEASED

Crime of Conviction

Class B

Class E

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 06/15/16
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0005 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 02/2009
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 05/24/2003
Conditional Release Date 05/24/2008
Maximum Expiration Date 05/24/2013
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date


Hae Min Lee murder 1/13/1999 Baltimore, MD *Is ex-boyfriend Adnan Masud Syed innocent or guilty? Should he get a new trial?

Hae Min Lee
Hae Min Lee

I do know and understand that many people believe that this case is a wrongful conviction case, however, here on my blog, the victim – Hae Min Lee is the real focus. She is the one that needs to be remembered. It does not matter if you believe Adnan is innocent or guilty, please don’t forget Hae Min Lee. Comment all you want, but you need to mention her as well. Please remember that she was a human being who was brutally murdered and did not deserve what happened to her, no matter who did it. Her family and friends love and miss her every single day. So please be respectful.

**Update 6/30/2016** Adnan Syed will get a new trial. A date for the trial has not been set yet.

Who Was Hae Min Lee? Remembering ‘Serial’ Victim as Her Family Slams New Trial
Family of Serial murder victim Hae Min Lee slam podcast fans for defending her killer
Why is Nobody Talking About What Serial Left Out?
Adnan Syed, subject of ‘Serial’ podcast, wins chance to call alibi witness
Hearing for ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed Wraps Up With Defense Demanding Retrial
Judge to decide whether Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ fame, will get new trial after hearing about murder of Hae Min Lee
Judge defers ruling on retrial for Adnan Syed in ‘Serial’ murder case
Did popular ‘Serial’ podcast get Adnan Syed a retrial?
6 Huge Unsolved Mysteries In The Hae Min Lee Case
Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’: What We Know So Far as Retrial Decision Looms
Wikipedia: Murder of Hae Min Lee
Serial (link at the top to listen)
Who Killed Hae Min Lee?
Hae Min Lee, Team Player: The Serial Murder Victim’s Lacrosse Heroics
Baltimore Sun tag Adnan Syed (there are a lot of articles)
Conviction vacated, new trial granted for Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’
Serial’s Adnan Syed granted new trial

Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
Confessions of a Serial Alibi

Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?


Adrian Syed

Last Name: SYED
First Name: ADNAN
Middle Name:
Date of Birth: 05/21/1980
DOC ID: 293908
Holding Facility:
North Branch Correctional Institution
Address: 14100 McMullen Highway, SW, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 877-828-3802

Psycho For Love: Harold Henthorn killed his second wife, Toni Henthorn, during a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park; Did he also kill his first wife, Lynn Henthorn?

Lynn and Toni Henthorn
Lynn and Toni Henthorn

Find-A-Grave: Toni Jill Bertolet Henthorn
Highlands Ranch Man Arrested 2 Years After Wife’s Deadly Fall
Despite Claims, Government Says Henthorn Had No Job

Opening Statements Begin In Murder Trial Of Man Accused Of Pushing Wife Off Cliff
RMNP Rangers: Area Where Henthorn Took Wife ‘Obscure… Unusual’
Henthorn Defense Rests Without Calling Any Witnesses
Harold Henthorn sentenced in wife’s cliff-push death
Life In Prison For Henthorn: Proclaims Innocence At Sentencing
Harold Henthorn at Sentencing for Wife’s Murder: “I Did Not Kill Toni”
Harold Henthorn’s First Wife, Lynn Henthorn, Didn’t Die by Accident, Sheriff Believes
Family Hopes Henthorn’s Guilty Verdict Puts Focus On First Wife’s Death
Investigation Into Death Of Henthorn’s First Wife Placed On Hold
She never saw it coming: Prosecutors release never-before-seen photos of doctor smiling with her husband on anniversary hike just before he pushed woman to her death
Harold Henthorn’s trail of victims
Harold Henthorn Moved Out Of Colorado

Inside The Investigation: Harold Henthorn (you can watch it here)
48 Hours: The Accidental Husband



Register Number: 40752-013
Age: 60
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Terre Haute USP
Release Date: LIFE

Cold Case: Loretta Jones murder 7/30/1970 Price, UT *Still unsolved over 45 years later; Can you help?*

Loretta Jones
Loretta Jones

Facebook: Justice for Loretta Jones
Utah Cold Case Files: Loretta Jones
Utah Man Charged In Stab Death
Mother’s body exhumed in 1970 Utah murder case
Despite long odds, lost evidence, Utah detective hopes to solve 45-year-old homicide
Utah family hopes for justice in 45-year-old murder case
Who killed Loretta Jones?
Charge & Prosecute in the Murder of Loretta Jones
UNSOLVED CASES: Witnesses come forward
‘New things coming to light’ in unsolved ’70 murder of Price mother, investigator says
News Archive: Loretta Jones murder

Lonnie Theodore “Ted” Binion murder 9/17/1998 Las Vegas, NV *Girlfriend, Sandy Murphy, and Rick Tabish convicted, sentenced to prison; However, their convictions were overturned; Both were acquitted of his murder in their retrials*

Ted Binion
Ted Binion

The dead tycoon, his girlfriend, her lover and stolen silver
Ted Binion; Ex-Casino Executive
Couple Charged With Murder in Ted Binion Death
Woman, Boyfriend Convicted in Slaying of Vegas Casino Heir
Binion’s Killers Sentenced to Near-Maximum Terms
Verdicts Thrown Out in Casino Chief’s Death
Pair Not Guilty of Binion Murder
Two Sentenced in Theft of Buried Treasure
Ted Binion death: Montana agrees to supervise Rick Tabish’s parole
Sandy Murphy’s Complicated Life
Acquitted Defendant Still A Killer According To The World of ‘Nancy Grace?’
Wikipedia: Ted Binion

Death in the Desert: The Ted Binion Homicide Case
An Early Grave
Murder in Sin City: Death of a Casino Boss
Quicksilver: The Ted Binion Murder Case
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

Snapped: Killer Couples: Murphy-Tabish
Mugshots: Sandy Murphy – Death of a Casino King
Sex And Lies In Sin City
48 Hours: Buried Secrets of Las Vegas
Death in the Desert

Murphy and Tabish
Sandy Murphy & Rick Tabish

Cold Case: Theresa Burns murder 1/11/1988 Mishawaka, IN *Phillip Geans convicted of her rape and murder, sentenced to 60 years in prison*

Theresa Burns
Theresa Burns

Find-A-Grave: Theresa Burns
Police: Geans cried “Theresa I love you, I’m sorry” during booking
Witnesses: Phillip Geans admitted he killed, raped Theresa Burns
Geans allegedly confessed to killing Mishawaka teen
Motive for 1988 murder of Mishawaka H.S. student may never be known
Defense points finger at childhood best friend in 1988 murder
Closing arguments Monday in Geans murder trial
Phillip Geans found guilty of murder
Phillip Geans found guilty in 1988 murder of Theresa Burns
Man convicted of Theresa Burns’ murder in 1988 sentenced to 60 years in prison
Geans sentenced for 1988 murder of Mishawaka HS student Theresa Burns
Geans gets 60 years for 1988 Mishawaka murder
Convicted killer Geans files appeal in Burns case
Theresa Burns murder investigation to air on ID channel

On the Case with Paula Zahn: The Doorbell Rang



DOC Number 189690
First Name PHILLIP
Middle Name M
Last Name GEANS
Suffix 3D
Date of Birth 05/15/1970
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana State Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 12/13/2043

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/04/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 71D03-1312-MR-000014
County of Conviction ST JOSEPH
Projected Release Date 12/13/2043

Ellen Donahue murder 7/30/1971 South Portland, ME *Albert Paul convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

remembering the victims

Prison Parolee Faces Arraignment On Murder Charge
Murder Case Against Paul Is Continued
Police Hunt For Escapee
Segration-unit inmates accuse guards of abuse (part 1)
Inmates in segregation accuse guards of abuse (part 2)
Maine’s longest-serving prisoner running no more

I (Almost) Got Away with It: Got to Send a Bomb in the Mail


then and now

Individual Profile
Status: Incarcerated
MDOC Number: 2306
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial: PAUL, ALBERT
Alias or Aliases: Albert Charbonneau,John Paul,Francis Chabot,Robert Marston
Location(s) and location phone number(s): Facility – Maine State Prison
Earliest Custody Release Date: Life
Date of Birth: 6/17/1933
Age (Years): 82
Weight (Pounds): 175
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Race/Ethnicity: White
Gender: M
Scars, Marks, Tattoos:


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