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Murder In The Family: Charles Fuss killed his mom, Jackie Fuss, with an ax; Sentenced to 10 years to life in prison

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From Charles Fuss’ appeal: The victim was Fuss’s mother. Fuss did not deny committing the homicide and robbery, but raised insanity as a defense. According to the State’s evidence, Fuss, who has a history of mental illness, was angry with his mother and methodically planned to kill her. He hid an ax in his bedroom and, when his mother came to assist him with the cleaning, he asked her to look under his bed. As she complied with this request, Fuss retrieved the ax and struck a fatal blow to her head. He then cleaned the ax and returned it to its original location. After stealing money from his mother’s purse, Fuss took a taxi to a local bar. The next morning, he began hitchhiking to California. He traveled only as far as Arkansas, where he voluntarily surrendered to police and gave incriminating statements. A psychologist called by the defense testified that, in his opinion, Fuss was legally insane at the time he killed his mother and stole her money. However, the State produced its own expert who testified to the contrary opinion.

Charles Fuss v State of Georgia 1999

Books
Blood Relatives: A True Story of Family Secrets and Murders

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: Don’t Turn on Me

INMATE INFORMATION

charles-fuss-prison-mug

NAME: FUSS, CHARLES
GDC ID: 0000655782

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
YOB: 1965
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’01”
WEIGHT: 170
EYE COLOR: HAZEL
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS
MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: AUGUSTA STATE MED. PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. FUSS,CHARLES
A.K.A. FUSS,CHARLES A
A.K.A. FUSS,CHARLES ALLEN

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES
CASE NO: 388887
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: DEKALB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/21/1996
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 388887
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DEKALB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/21/1996
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 08/12/1998
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

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Monsters Among Us: James Eugene Schnick killed family members so he could inherit money

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kirk-buckner-and-the-schnick-home

Victims
Julie Schnick, 30
Steve Buckner, 35
Jeanette Buckner, 36
Kirk Buckner, 14
Dennis Buckner, 8
Timmy Buckner, 6
Michael Buckner, 2

In the beginning of the investigation, investigators believed Kirk Buckner killed his parents and brothers. However, they were able to dismiss this theory and found that Kirk had put up a fight for his life.
Find-A-Grave: Steven James Buckner
Find-A-Grave: Jeanette Ann Buckner
Find-A-Grave: Steven Kirk Buckner
Find-A-Grave: Dennis Lee Buckner
Find-A-Grave: Timothy Ray Buckner
Find-A-Grave: Michael Brian Buckner
Boy, 14, Kills 6 in His Family; Is Slain by Uncle
In 7 Deaths, Town Knew What Experts Didn’t
A Shocking Arrest Breaks the Case of a Missouri Farm Family’s Murder—and Rescues a Boy’s Reputation
Missouri Police Say His Confession Clears Dead Nephew He Tried to Frame
Trial of dairy farmer enters second day
Death sentence imposed in multiple murder
State of Missouri v James E Schnick 1991
Man pleads guilty, gets life sentences in family slayings
Man Given Life Terms for Slayings of Family
Investigator reflects on tragedy
Murderpedia: James E Schnick
Excerpt from “Almost Midnight: An American Story of Murder and Redemption”

Books
Murder in the Heartland

Movies/Documentaries
The 1980s – The Deadliest Decade: The Heartland Massacre

INMATE INFORMATION

james-schnick

SCHNICK , JAMES E
SCCC #185723
Age 66
South Central Correctional Center
255 WEST HIGHWAY 32
LICKING, MO 65542

Deadly Women: Betty Evelyn Butler killed Evelyn Clark with a handkerchief; Executed on 6/11/1954

Woman, 25, Doomed To Death In ‘Love’ Slaying
Trial Airs Story Of Female ‘Sweeties’
Betty Evelyn Butler
13 Female Murderers’ Last Meals Serve A Plate Of Bizarre Requests, From Sweet Peas To A Nice Bowl Of Apricots
Murderpedia: Betty Butler
Find-A-Grave: Betty Evelyn Butler
Excerpt from “Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998”

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Friends to Foes

betty-butler
Betty Evelyn Butler

Deadly Duo: Billy Ray Riggs and Hilda Sims Riggs killed Jamie Michele Bowie; Billy Ray Riggs sentenced to death

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Couple Sought in Slaying of Van Nuys Woman Arrested
Couple Charged in Slaying of Woman
Death Penalty Ordered in Ex-Yukon Woman’s ’90 Slaying
Conviction and sentence overturn sought in 23-year-old slaying
Television Excerpt Properly Shown to Jury, S.C. Rules
The People of the State of California v Billy Ray Riggs 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
USC Law Students, Alum Fight for Battered Woman Convicted of Murder
USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Welcomes Home Longtime Client
Billy Ray Riggs – California Death Row
Billy Ray Riggs pen pal request

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Unfinished Journey

Defendants
Billy Ray Riggs – convicted, sentenced to death
Hilda Sims Riggs – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; released 11/6/2014

hildariggs-prison-mug-2013
Hilda Riggs

INMATE INFORMATION

billy-ray-riggs

Name: RIGGS, BILLY RAY
CDCR#: J41800
Age: 69
Admission Date: 11/15/1994
Current Location: San Quentin

Serial Killer: Melvin David Rees Jr. *The Sex Beast* Killed at least 5, probably more

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Victims
Mary Elizabeth Fellers, 18 [6/1/1956] (Virginia)
Shelby Jean Venable, 16 [6/2/1956] (Virginia)
Margaret Harold [6/26/1957] (Maryland)
Carroll Jackson [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Mildred Jackson [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Susan Jackson, 4 [1/11/1959] (Virginia)
Janet Jackson, 18 months [1/11/1959] (Virginia)

Find-A-Grave: Mary Elizabeth Fellers
Find-A-Grave: Shelby Jean Venable
Body of Former Hawkins Girl is Found in Virginia Stream
Second Girl’s Body Found In Same Rural Area Spot
Figures Named in Diaries of Slain Girls South
This Day In History: Jun 26, 1957
Serial Killers: Melvin Rees
Serial Killers Podcast: Melvin Rees
Melvin David Rees
Murderpedia: Melvin David Rees Jr
Wikipedia: Melvin Rees
Dead Silence: Melvin David Rees
Rees, Melvin David

Books
True Crime: American Monsters Vol. 1: 12 Horrific American Serial Killers (Serial Killers US)
American Murder [2 volumes]

Melvin Rees Jr
Melvin David Rees Jr.

Psycho For Love: Michael G. Pelkey killed his wife, Diane Pelkey; He was convicted by a military court and sentenced to life in military prison

dv awarenessFrom Pelkey’s appeal: During March and April of 1994, appellant was tried by a general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members at Fort Carson, Colorado. He pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of his wife but, after a contested trial, was found guilty of her intentional murder in violation of Article 118(2), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC § 918(2). Pursuant to his pleas, appellant was also found guilty of impeding an investigation, abusing a corpse, and adultery, in violation of Article 134, UCMJ, 10 USC § 934. He was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for life, and reduction to Private E-1.

Find-A-Grave: Diane Lee Armendariz Pelkey
United States v Michael G. Pelkey 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Military Convicts Do Time But Also Draw Paychecks

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: The Line Goes Dead

Cold Case: Linda Robinson murder 2/6/1993 Spanaway, WA *Over 20 years later, James Edward Mitchell found guilty; Sentenced to 37 years in prison*

linda-robinson
Linda Robinson

Florida man arrested in 21-year-old Spanaway cold-case killing
Man arrested in Florida for 1993 Spanaway murder
21 years later, family faces murder suspect
DNA match leads to conviction in 1993 cold-case murder
Jury returns guilty verdict in 1993 Spanaway murder
Cold case closed: Man convicted in brutal 1993 stabbing death of Spanaway woman
DNA match leads to conviction in 1993 cold-case murder
DNA match leads to 37-year sentence in 1993 cold-case murder
Man convicted in 1993 Spanaway murder gets 37 years
WA – Linda Robinson, 36, stabbed to death, Spanaway, 6 February 1993

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

INMATE INFORMATION

james-mitchell

DOC Number: 731240
Offender Name: MITCHELL, JAMES EDWARD
Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 53
Race: African American

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