Advertisements
    Advertisements
  • Donate

  • Email me!

  • My Twitter Page

  • Goodreads

  • Social Media

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 5,928 other followers

  • How to unsubscribe from my blog

    Unfollowing and Unsubscribing WordPress.com username account: 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails. 2. go here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/ locate and click the "x" next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in the Reader or by email. 3. go to the blog in question and click the unfollow/follow link on your Admin bar. If you do not have a WordPress.com username account then 1. applies. 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email

  • Comment Policy

    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).
  • Advertisements

Monsters Among Us: Dennis Duane Webb raped and killed John and Lori Rainwater; Sentenced to death

lori-and-john-rainwater
Lori and John Rainwater with their daughter

Find-A-Grave: John Fredrick Rainwater
Find-A-Grave: Lori J Belden Rainwater
Dennis Webb: Sentenced to death in 1988
Photos from the vault: Dennis Duane Webb sentenced to death
People of the State of California v Dennis Duane Webb 1993 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Serial Killers: Dennis Duane Webb
Murderpedia: Dennis Duane Webb
Dennis Webb, convicted in 1988 of murdering Atascadero couple, dies on death row
California Inmate On Death Row Since 1988 Dies In The Hospital
Give Me The Gas Chamber!

Books
50 American Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Volume 3

Movies/Documentaries
The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science: Deadly Aim

INMATE INFORMATION

dennis-webb

Name: WEBB, DENNIS
CDCR#: D94400
Age: 65
Admission Date: 08/22/1988
Current Location: San Quentin

Advertisements

Serial Killers: Brothers Danny and Larry Ranes separately became serial killers; Did not kill together

remembering the victims

Victims
Vernon LeBenne, 23 [4/6/1964 Battle Creek, MI]
Gary Smock, 30 [5/30/1964 MI]
Charles Snider, [5/31/1964 Elkhart, IN]
[unnamed male victim whose body was not found NV]
Charlie Sizemore [Lexington, KY]
Patricia Howk, 28 [3/18/1972]
Linda Clark, 19 [7/4/1972]
Claudia Bidstrup, 19 [7/4/1972]
Patricia Fearnow, 18 [8/5/1972]

Upper Peninsula Wiki: Larry and Danny Ranes
People of Michigan v Larry Ranes 1971 (conviction overturned)
Sibling Rivals and Murder Games
10 Cases Of Sibling Serial Killers: 9 – The Ranes Brothers
Excerpt from “Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill”
Excerpt from “The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers”
Excerpt from “Haunted History of Kalamazoo”

Books
The Murder Game
Luke Karamazov (names changed)

Defendants
Larry Lee Ranes – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison – changed his name to Monk Steppenwolf
Danny Arthur Ranes – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Brent Koster – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

monk-steppenwolf-prison-mug

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 113052
SID Number: 0532199J
Name: MONK STEPPENWOLF
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 210 lbs.
Date of Birth: 03/22/1945 (71)
MONK STEPPENWOLF Image Date: 8/14/2016
MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Saginaw Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
LARRY LEE RANES

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
None

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Murder, First Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 14231A
Date of Offense: 05/29/1964
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 11/02/1972
Conviction Type: Jury

INMATE INFORMATION

danny-ranes-prison-mug

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 122736
SID Number: 0618015J
Name: DANNY ARTHUR RANES
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Unavailable
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/20/1943 (73)
DANNY ARTHUR RANES Image Date: 10/24/2015

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Lakeland Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
DANNY A RANES
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Tattoo- Upper Right Arm – tt on rt upper arm

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 723136-A
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/09/1973
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 2
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 723135-C
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/09/1973
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 3
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 724030-C
Date of Offense: 03/18/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 08/31/1981
Conviction Type: Plea

Sentence 4
Offense: Murder, First Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 724045-B
Date of Offense: 08/05/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 07/30/1973
Conviction Type: Jury

INACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
Minimum Sentence: 3 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.82
Maximum Sentence: 4 years 0 months
Court File#:
Date of Offense: 04/01/1969
County:
Date of Sentence: 04/01/1969
Conviction Type: Unknown
Discharge Date: 02/17/1972
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge

INMATE INFORMATION

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 142253
SID Number: 0826651T
Name: BRENT EUGENE KOSTER
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 325 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/10/1956 (60)
BRENT EUGENE KOSTER Image Date: 8/28/2014

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Chippewa Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
BIG BIRD

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Center Abdomen – APPENDIX SCAR

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: B72300140-FY
Date of Offense: 07/06/1972
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 07/21/1975
Conviction Type: Plea

Monsters Among Us: William Ernest ‘Mild Bill’ Leasure killed at least 3 people, hiding behind his police badge

remembering the victims

Victims
Gilberto Cervantes [3/20/1977]
Anne Smith [5/29/1980]
Tony de los Reyes [9/10/1981]

Terrified of Officer Accused in Three Killings, Hit Man Testifies at Hearing
Killer Says Policeman Ordered Murders
Mistrial Ruled in Ex-Officer’s Murder-for-Hire Case
Is Bill Leasure The Most Corrupt Cop In L.a.?
Leasure Pleads No Contest to Murder Counts
Ex-Officer Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Case
Officer Gets 2 Terms of 15 Years to Life in 2 Murders
Murderpedia: William Ernest Leasure

Books
Murderer With a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop

Movies/Documentaries
Married With Secrets: The Mastermind

INMATE INFORMATION

william-leasure

Inmate Name LEASURE, WILLIAM ERNEST
CDCR Number H21376
Age 71
Admission Date 01/13/1992
Current Location Mule Creek State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 05/1995
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.

Deadly Women: Sharon Kinne killed at least 2 people (probably more); Has been a fugitive from the US since December 1969

james-and-patricia

Victims
James Kinne, 27 (husband) 3/19/1960]
Patricia Jones, 23 [5/27/1960]
Francisco Parades Ordoñez, [9/18/1964 Mexico] (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: James Arthur Kinne
Find-A-Grave: Patricia Ann Clements Jones
Maybe I’ll Meet You on the Run (EXCELLENT article)
Sharon Kinne: La Pistolera (very nice write up)
Unsolved Mysteries: Sharon Kinne
Murderpedia: Sharon Elizabeth Kinne
Wikipedia: Sharon Kinne
“I’ve shot men before and managed to get out of it.”: Sharon Kinne, Serial Killer – 1964

sharonkinne
Sharon Kinne

Books
I’m just an ordinary girl : The Sharon Kinne Story
Serial Killin’ Slut : The True Story of Sharon Kinne

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Born Bad
A Crime To Remember: Luck Be a Lady

kinne-wanted-poster

Killed In The Line Of Duty: Deputy Frank Trejo was killed by Robert Walter Scully and Brenda Kay Moore; Scully sentenced to death

frank-trejo
Deputy Frank Trejo

Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Frank V. Trejo
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Trejo remembered 21 years after line-of-duty death
Deputy Sheriff Frank Trejo (Age 58) (at the end)
Deputy’s alleged killers nabbed after hostage scene
Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Slaying of Sonoma Deputy
Suspect Tells Jury Deputy’s Death Was Accidental
Longtime Felon Guilty Of Murdering Deputy
Santa Rosa Jury Suggests Death For Cop Killer
Deputy’s Killer Gets Death / 274 years for related convictions also added to sentence
Robert Walter Scully – California Death Row
White Supremacists Take Black Family Hostage in Harrowing Hostage Thriller
Fear, racial tension fuel new film ‘Supremacy’
Wikipedia: Supremacy

Movies/Documentaries
Supremacy

Defendants
Robert Walter Scully – pled guilty, sentenced to death plus 274 years in prison
Brenda Kay Moore – convicted, sentenced to 14 years in prison, 7 years in federal prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Robert Scully, C-46081

Robert Scully, C-46081

Name: SCULLY, ROBERT
CDCR#: C46081
Age: 58
Admission Date: 04/21/1982
Current Location: San Quentin

INMATE INFORMATION

BRENDA MOORE
Register Number: 02701-748
Age: 59
Race: White
Sex: Female
Released On: 02/26/2010

Deadly Duo: Diane Michelle Zamora and David Graham killed Adrianne Jessica Jones; Both sentenced to life in prison

adrianne-jones
Adrianne Jessica Jones

Find-A-Grave: Adrianne Jessica Jones
Friend says Zamora told her of killing Witness says parents of accused also knew months before arrest
Zamora guilty of capital murder
Former Air Force cadet gets life in Texas teen’s slaying
Ex-cadet Recants His Confession In Teen’s Murder
Former Air Force cadet expresses remorse for 1995 slaying of teen
The Killer Cadets
Adrianne Jessica Jones 1996 “Love Triangle”
A Tale of Love and Murder in a Small Town
Murderpedia: Diane Michelle Zamora
Wikipedia: Diane Zamora
David Christopher Graham v State of Texas 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Diane Michelle Zamora v State of Texas 1999
Diane Zamora: ‘I’m not a killer’

Books
Blind Love : The True Story of the Texas Cadet Murders
The Cadet Murder Case: A True Story of Teen Love and Deadly Revenge

Movies/Documentaries
Love’s Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder
People Magazine Investigates: In The Name Of Love
American Justice: Duty, Honor… and Murder
Snapped: Killer Couples: Diane Zamora and David Graham
Wicked Attraction: Picture Perfect

INMATE INFORMATION

david-graham

SID Number: 05706168
TDCJ Number: 00837388
Name: GRAHAM, DAVID CHRISTOPHER
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1977-11-02
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: DARRINGTON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2036-09-05
Offender Visitation Eligible: NO
Next Parole Review Date 09/05/2036

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1995-12-04
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1998-07-24
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 0632999D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

INMATE INFORMATION

diane-zamora

SID Number: 05713081
TDCJ Number: 00814993
Name: ZAMORA, DIANE MICHELLE
Race: H
Gender: F
DOB: 1978-01-21
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2036-09-05
Offender Visitation Eligible: NO
Next Parole Review Date 09/05/2036

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1995-12-04
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER W/DEADLY WPN
Sentence Date: 1998-02-17
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 0632826D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Deadly Duo: Douglas Edward Kay and Norman Lee Newstead killed 3 people in a robbery at The Playhouse Bar in Cedar City, UT

remembering the victims

Victims
Patricia Frei, 23
Robert Bull, 33
Ronald Schmid, 24

Federal magistrate aloof, for now, in Cedar murder case
Jury selection will begin in Cedar City murder trial
Man’s Guilty Plea Leads To Life Term in 3 Murders
Admission by killer in ’84 case may save life of co-defendant
Man Admits Primary Role In Slayings at Utah Bar
State of Utah v Douglas Edward Kay 1986
Playhouse bar building demolished

Defendants
Norman Lee Newstead – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [executed in OK for a murder there]
Douglas Edward Kay – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison [natural life]

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 38746
Offender Name: DOUGLAS EDWARD KAY
DOB: Mon, 17 Feb 1947
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 155
Sex: M
Race: White
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF HENRY
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
DOUGLAS EDWARD KAY

%d bloggers like this: