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Shabanna McCann murder 6/10/1985 Chicago, IL *Johnny Freeman convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Shabanna McCann
Shabanna McCann

Girl, 5, Dies After Plunging 13 Floors From Cha Building
Teen charged with throwing girl from building
Youth Held In Girl`s Fatal Fall
Youth charged in girl’s death
Youth Held in Child’s Death
Suspect`s Confession Is Told
Teenager Recants Confession
Man Convicted In 5-year-old`s Death

INMATE INFORMATION

JohnnyFreeman prison mug

N62639 – FREEMAN, JOHNNY
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE
Sex Offender Registry Required

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 09/07/1967
Weight: 147 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 09 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
SCAR, SHOULDER, LEFT – SCAR SHOULDER, LEFT
SCAR, CHEST – SCAR CHEST

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 08/01/1986
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 8511489
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 06/11/1985
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 8511489
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/FELONY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/11/1985
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 8511489
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGGR KIDNAPPING-NO RANSOM
CUSTODY DATE: 06/11/1985
SENTENCE: 15 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Suzette Pritchard murder 10/06/1986 Great Falls, MT *Donald DuBray convicted of her murder, sentenced to life in prison*

remembering the victimsFrom Donald Dubray’s appeal:
On the night of October 6, 1986, Suzette Pritchard was working at a Town Pump convenience store located on 10th Avenue South in Great Falls.   Friends of Suzette’s, including Becky Hill, Vicki Kuhn, and Suzette’s sister, Annette Pritchard, visited Suzette at work periodically throughout her shift that night.   At about 12:55 a.m., Annette, Becky, and Vicki left to get Suzette french fries from a nearby Burger King. When they returned about five minutes later, they noticed a maroon-colored car parked behind the Town Pump that they had not seen before.   The three generally described the car as older, beat-up, and dirty.

Vicki took the french fries into the Town Pump while Annette and Becky waited in the car.   Vicki noticed a man she did not recognize at the microwave.   The man walked toward her and stopped about three feet in front of her.   Vicki observed that he may have been intoxicated.   She reported that the man made her feel uneasy, and that she attempted to make conversation with him.   Becky and Annette also saw the man, and all three were able to give similar, though not identical, descriptions of him.

When Vicki returned to the car, she told Annette and Becky that the man gave her the creeps.   Becky had the feeling he was just waiting for them to leave.   Annette decided she would call her sister intermittently through the rest of her shift that night.   As they drove away from the Town Pump, Annette noticed it was 1:08 a.m.

At about 1:20 a.m., Larry Blanchard, the owner of a private security business, drove in front of the Town Pump. He observed a dirty, red, mid-sized car with some body damage leaving from the rear of the store.

After Vicki dropped her friends off, she and her boyfriend returned to the Town Pump to visit with Suzette.   Vicki found Suzette’s body lying on the floor behind the counter.   At 1:22 a.m., Officer Porter from the Great Falls Police Department was dispatched to the Town Pump. Suzette was dead when he arrived.   She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest.   During his investigation of the crime scene, Officer Porter noticed a wrapped-up sandwich lying on the counter.   Later that night, a detective processed the crime scene and lifted fingerprints throughout the store.   Unfortunately, the prints on the sandwich wrapper were not usable.

The owner of the Town Pump found that approximately $300 was missing from the store.   About a week after the homicide, he realized that a knife with a five-inch steel blade, which was always kept in the store, was missing.   He was also able to determine by looking at cash register receipts, that the last transaction before the homicide was for ninety nine cents, the price of the sandwich on the counter.

In the weeks and months following the homicide, Vicki and Becky helped develop composite drawings of the suspect.   All three of the primary witnesses, Annette, Becky, and Vicki, participated in approximately fifty photo lineups.   The detectives followed up on information provided by the public, but to little avail.   At one point they investigated Joseph Grosbusch, another Town Pump employee, but concluded he was not a suspect.

Between 1989 and 1997, there were no significant developments in the investigation.   In 1997, however, Detective Cameron received information from a confidential informant that Donald DuBray committed the homicide.   DuBray was in prison for a rape conviction at the time the tip was provided.   The confidential informant also told Detective Cameron that DuBray owned 1969 and 1974 red Pontiacs.   Based on this information, Detective Cameron reopened the investigation.   Detective Cameron learned that DuBray had been driving a 1967 red or maroon Pontiac with damage to the rear end at the time of the homicide.

At the time of Suzette’s murder, DuBray lived with his girlfriend, Rose Valenzuela.   Rose testified that on the night of October 6, 1986, the night of the homicide, DuBray left the apartment and did not return until early the morning of October 7, 1986.   That day Rose flew to Seattle.   She testified that a month or two later when DuBray found her in Seattle, he told her he had robbed the Town Pump.

Dubray Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder
Justices reject DuBray’s appeal in stabbing death
Man convicted in ’86 convenience store murder seeks new trial
State of Montana v Donald DuBray 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Donald DuBray v State of Montana 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Three Times the Pain

INMATE INFORMATION

Federal information
DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
Register Number: 01919-046
Age: 52
Race: American Indian
Sex: Male
Released On: 07/25/2014

Montana information

DonaldDuBray prison mug

DOC ID# 44635
NAME: DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Thursday, September 04, 2014
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
PRISON:
MONTANA STATE PRISON
700 Conley Lake Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-1320

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Green
HEIGHT: 5 FT 10 IN
WEIGHT: 180 lbs
BUILD: MEDIUM RACE: NATIVE AMERICAN
SKIN TONE: LIGHT
L/R HANDED: L YEAR OF BIRTH: 1962
BIRTH PLACE: Montana
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: Y
AKAs
DONNY DUBRAY,
DONNIE DUBRAY,
DON DUBRAY,
DON DUBUEY,
DONALD F DUBRAY,
DONALD FRANCES DUBRAY,
ROBERT D DUBRAY,
JOHN ADOLF MARTINEZ

LEGAL RECORD

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Theft
CODE: 456301
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: LIFE OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1800

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Robbery
CODE: 455401
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 480

Serial Killer: Gerald Eugene Stano, who killed at least 22 women; Executed 3/23/1998

Gerald Stano victims

Victims
Cathy Lee Scharf, 17 [12/1973]
Mary Carol Maher
Toni Van Haddocks
Linda Hamilton
Nancy Heard
Ramona Neal
Janine Ligotino
Ann Arceneaux
Barbara Ann Bauer
Bonnie Hughes
Christina Goodson
Emily Branch
Phoebe Winston
Joan Foster
Susan Basile
Sandra DuBose
Dorothy Williams
Susan Bickrest

Jury Indicts Stano For More Murders
Port Orange Girl’s Murder Said 7th Linked to Stano
Parole officer recommends Stano get the death sentence
Stano Gets two Death Sentences
Stano Surprised At Death Sentence
Psychological Evaluation
Groups gather for execution (part 1)
Supporters, protesters gather for execution (part 2)
Execution Day At Hand For Killer Gerald Stano
Stano Shows No Remorse To The End
Put to death (part 1)
Stano maintained innocence until the end (part 2)
Profile: Gerald Eugene Stano
crimelibrary: Gerald Eugene Stano
Murderpedia: Gerald Eugene Stano
Wikipedia: Gerald Stano

Books
Blind Fury
I Would Find a Girl Walking
Invisible Killer: The Monster Behind the Mask
Who’s Who – Serial Killers: The Top 100

Movies/Documentaries
Most Evil: Rage Killers

INMATE INFORMATION

Gerald Stano prison mug

DC Number: 079701
Name: STANO, GERALD E
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: UNKNOWN OR COMPLETELY BALD
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’09”
Weight: lbs.
Birth Date: 09/12/1951
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Aliases:
GERALD E STANO
GERALD EUGENE STANO

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
01/28/1980 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 09/02/1981 VOLUSIA 8001046 SENTENCED TO LIFE
01/28/1980 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 09/02/1981 VOLUSIA 8002489 SENTENCED TO LIFE
01/28/1980 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 09/02/1981 VOLUSIA 8002508 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/06/1973 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/07/1983 BRADFORD 8200305 SENTENCED TO LIFE
03/21/1973 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/07/1983 ALACHUA 8203951 SENTENCED TO LIFE
12/14/1973 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 12/09/1983 BREVARD 8300590 DEATH SENTENCE
10/01/1974 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 01/13/1984 SEMINOLE 8301787 SENTENCED TO LIFE
12/20/1975 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/13/1983 VOLUSIA 8300188 DEATH SENTENCE
11/11/1977 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 06/13/1983 VOLUSIA 8300189 DEATH SENTENCE

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
01/27/1983 SO.ALACHUA CO, FLA DETAIN 03/21/1983
03/09/1983 SO.BREVARD CO,FLA DETAIN 02/06/1984
03/28/1983 SO.VOLUSIA CO,FLA DETAIN 03/20/1994
10/07/1982 SO.BRADFORD CO.FLA DETAIN 02/06/1984

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 09/04/1981
Date Out-of-Custody 03/23/1998

Deadly Women: Suzanne Margaret Basso killed her lover, Louis “Buddy” Musso, along with 5 others;executed on 2/5/2014

Buddy Musso
Louis “Buddy” Musso

Louis “Buddy” Musso
Six accused of killing over broken ornament
State orders trial for 6 in murder of disabled man
Man faces life term for his role in murder
Man is convicted in beating death case
Man gets life sentence in torture-slaying case
Woman Executed In Texas For 1998 Torture Killing
crimelibrary: Suzanne Basso and the Murder of Louis ‘Buddy’ Musso
Murderpedia: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Wikipedia: Suzanne Basso
Basso’s daughter tells of abuse by mother now on death row
Texas Death Row: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Heartburn Can Be Murder
Bernice Ahrens v State of Texas 2001

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Thorny Rose of Texas

Defendants
Suzanne Margaret Basso – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed 2/5/2014
James O’Malley Jr. – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Bernice Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 80 years in prison
Craig Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Hope Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Terance Singleton – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Suzanne Basso

No last statement

Offender Information: Suzanne Margaret Basso

INMATE INFORMATION

James O'Malley

SID Number: 06198728
TDCJ Number: 00880912
Name: O”MALLEY, JAMES DAVID
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1974-09-30
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HODGE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-04-21
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809227
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Bernice Ahrens

SID Number: 06198731
TDCJ Number: 00875450
Name: AHRENS, BERNICE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1943-11-28
Maximum Sentence Date: 2078-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2078-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809224
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 80-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Craig Ahrens

SID Number: 06198732
TDCJ Number: 00875656
Name: AHRENS, CRAIG
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1973-04-19
Maximum Sentence Date: 2058-08-26
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: 2058-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809226
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

INMATE INFORMATION

Terrance Singleton

SID Number: 06198514
TDCJ Number: 00875316
Name: SINGLETON, TERENCE JERMAINE
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-01-12
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-19
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809228
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Hope Ahrens

SID Number: 06198989
TDCJ Number: 00895931
Name: AHRENS, HOPE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1976-02-26
Maximum Sentence Date: 2018-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2018-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2008-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-10-28
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809225
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00
Last Parole Decision: Denied on 08/21/2014

NEXT REVIEW (08/2015)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date: 08/2015

Psycho For Love: Eric Bechler killed his wife, Pegye Bechler, for her money, sentenced to life in prison

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Pegye Bechler
Pegye Bechler

Charley Project: Pegye Jann Bechler
Authorities: Boating accident used to conceal murder
Police say woman’s death no accident
Husband charged in 2-year-old case of missing boater
Missing boater murder trial to continue
Words May Haunt Alleged Wife-Killer
Girlfriend Says Newport Man Admitted He Killed His Rich Wife
Defense Claims Man Was Lying When He Said He Killed Wife
Ex-girlfriend takes witness stand in Bechler murder trial
Trial’s Tale of Murder Is Talk of Town
First-Degree Murder Verdict for Bechler
Dumbbell
Wife-Killer Bechler Gets Life Term

Movies/Documentaries
The System: A Husband’s Secret
Love the Way You Lie: Girl Gone

INMATE INFORMATION

Eric Bechler

Name: BECHLER, ERIC CHRISTOPHER
CDCR#: T13692
Age: 47
Admission Date: 04/06/2001
Current Location: Pleasant Valley
24863 West Jayne Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 935-4900

Deadly Wives: Lucille Miller killed her husband, Gordon “Cork” Miller, because she lost interest in him and wanted a different lifestyle; Sentenced to life in prison, but released after 7 years

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Gordon Cork Miller
Gordon “Cork” Miller

The Fire Bug
Man dies in car fire, wife suspected of murdering him for insurance money
Circle of evidence
Wife Charged With Murder In Fire Death
12 Are Chosen in Murder Case
Woman Guilty Of Murder In First Degree
Jury Convicts Pregnant Wife of Murder
Her Marriage Ends In An Inferno
A Mother’s Crime
The People of the State of California v Lucille Miller 1966 (conviction affirmed)
Rereading the Landscape of an Essay by Joan Didion

Books
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

Lucille Miller
Lucille Miller

Deadly Women: Stella Nickell poisoned her husband, Bruce Nickell, and another woman, Susan Snow, so that she could get more insurance money

Bruce Nickell and Susan Snow

Victims
Bruce Nickell [6/5/1986]
Susan Snow [6/11/1986]

Find-A-Grave: Bruce Nickell
Find-A-Grave: Susan Chapman Snow
Woman charged with drug tampering in two deaths
Killer Excedrin tampering case set for trail in Seattle
Daughter implicates Nickell
Defendant’s daughter testifies against her
Daughter: mom planned death
Insurance seen as slaying motive
Woman convicted of killing mate with poisoned Excedrin
Victim’s husband holds no hate for Stella Nickell
Nickell’s attorney is raising questions about call to juror
crimelibrary: The Tylenol Terrorist
Murderpedia: Stella Maudine Nickell
Wikipedia: Stella Nickell
Killing Her Husband Wasn’t Enough for Stella Nickell; to Make Her Point, She Poisoned a Stranger
Bitter Pill

Books
Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murder: When the Smoke Clears
48 Hours: Bitter Pill: A Wife On Trial
Forensic Files: Something’s Fishy
New Detectives: Deadly Chemistry
Snapped: Stella Nickell
Deadly Women: In Cold Blood

INMATE INFORMATION

Stella Nickell

STELLA MAUDINE NICKELL
Register Number: 17371-086
Age: 71
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Dublin FCI
Release Date: 12/07/2017

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