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Deadly Wives: Barbara Garcia poisoned her husband, Cipriano Garcia, with insulin to kill him so he could not take her off of his bank accounts, due to her gambling; Sentenced to 55 years in prison

From Barbara Garcia’s appeal: On October 30, 2003, Garcia and her husband, Cipriano Garcia (Cipriano), began arguing at their residence in Hobart. Cipriano eventually told Garcia that he was going to leave in the morning and remove her name from his bank accounts and that she would never receive another “dime” from him. Tr. p. 661. Garcia became afraid that, upon going to the bank, Cipriano would notice that she had withdrawn approximately $4,000 to give to Tammy, Garcia’s daughter and Cipriano’s stepdaughter.

Garcia prepared a cup of coffee for Cipriano, dissolving Klonopin and Artane in the beverage to cause him to fall asleep. After he drank the coffee and fell asleep, Garcia retrieved insulin that she had previously taken from Tammy, who is diabetic, and injected Cipriano with a lethal amount of the drug. Garcia—a Licensed Practical Nurse—intended to inject enough insulin into Cipriano to kill him because she did not want him to go to the bank the next day.

Once Cipriano was dead, Garcia tried to move his body by using a rug. While Garcia was dragging the body, Tammy entered the house. Garcia told Tammy that Cipriano had
died from a heart attack and that they needed to dispose of the body so that Garcia could still receive his retirement and social security checks. Tammy agreed to help, and the two women dragged the body into the garage. They were unable at that time to lift the body into the back of Garcia’s truck, however, so they went inside and watched television. The following day was Halloween, and after Garcia and Tammy handed out candy to the children in the neighborhood, they again attempted—and again failed—to lift the body into the truck. The following night, they again failed in moving the body. The following day, after going to a party, Garcia and Tammy finally succeeded in moving the body into the truck by using a blue tarp, a board, electrical cords, and another vehicle.

Garcia drove Cipriano’s body to a lake in Illinois, where she moved the body out of the truck and down the edge of a slope alongside the lake. Because it was beginning to rain
and the slope was becoming slippery, Garcia left the body halfway down the slope covered in a rug, a blue tarp, and electrical cords and tied to cinder blocks. Subsequently, a passerby discovered the body and notified police.

Cipriano Garcia obituary
Wife charged with murdering 71-year-old husband
Police: Wife poisoned husband, went to salon
Daughter charged with moving dead dad
Barbara Garcia guilty of murder
Barbara Joy Garcia v State of Indiana 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Sins of a Hobart wife
Tammy Garcia pleads guilty to moving body

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Barbara Garcia
Deadly Women: The Liar’s Club

Defendants
Barbara Garcia – convicted, sentenced to 55 years in prison
Tammy Garcia – pled guilty to helping move his body, sentenced to 18 months in prison

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Parents Gone Wild! Connie Escamilla and Kylie Beasley charged with the torture and murder of Escamilla’s 3-year-old son, Gilbert


Gilbert Escamilla

Gilbert Anthony Rolando Escamilla obituary
Modesto couple arrested in 3-year-old’s death
Modesto Couple Arrested for Murder, Torture of 3-Year-Old Child
Mother, fianceé arrested in death and torture of 3-year-old son
Modesto mom, fiancée arrested in toddler’s death
Neighbors: Mother, Fiance Suspected of Torturing, Killing 3-Year-Old Seemed ‘Normal’

Defendants
Connie Escamilla
Kylie Beasley

Psycho For Love: Matthew Ballister III killed and dismembered his girlfriend, April Wyckoff; Sentencing will be Dec. 15 where he is facing LWOP


April Wyckoff

April Wyckoff obituary
Search Continues for Slain Cranford Mother’s Remains
Body Found Near NJ River ID’d as Woman Allegedly Killed by Boyfriend
In exclusive jail interview, suspect says he killed girlfriend but ‘it was an accident’
April Wyckoff Murder Update: Body of N.J. woman allegedly killed by boyfriend found next to river
Cranford Woman’s Remains Found in Newark
Cocaine, a scream for help, 5 bags of body parts: Dismemberment trial begins
4 years after woman was killed, dismembered, boyfriend goes on trial
Stab wounds, bruises found on body parts in dismemberment case, expert says
How did dismembered N.J. woman die? Jury hears conflicting theories
‘I was out of my mind,’ says man accused of killing, dismembering girlfriend
Man accused of killing girlfriend admits he dismembered her body
Man convicted of girlfriend’s 2013 murder, dismemberment
Union Township Man Convicted in 2013 Murder, Dismemberment of Girlfriend
gofundme: Justice for April Wyckoff

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MATTHEW BALLISTER
Sex: M
DOB: Dec 29, 1969
Height:
Weight: 220 POUNDS
Race:
Hair Color: GRAY
Hair Length:
Eye Color: BROWN
Complexion: FAIR

Inmate Information:
Marital Status:
SBI#: 596543B
FBI: 728554KA6
State Prison#:
Photo ID: J201715902
CCIS# 07-540332
Citizen:
COB:

Incarceration Information:
Housing Section: 2
Housing Block: D1
Cell: 217
Bed: 01
Commitment Date: 10/20/2017
Release Date:

Zelma Huddleston murder 10/17/2017 Bradenton, FL *Neighbor, Misty F. Whiteley, charged with her murder*

Neighbor arrested in elderly Bradenton woman’s death
Neighbor charged with death of elderly Bradenton woman
Woman charged with murder in death of neighbor, an 82-year-old woman
Woman charged with murdering her 82-year-old Bradenton neighbor
Key chain found near slaying victim’s body had suspect’s name on it, cops say
Bradenton Woman Stabbed To Death By Neighbor: Police
Florida woman charged with neighbor’s death ‘wants her knife back’
Neighbor charged in death of elderly Bradenton woman
Neighbors puzzled by woman’s murder
Manatee sheriff: Woman killed at hands of neighbor, ‘I had an altercation’
New 911 dispatcher didn’t realize caller was reporting a homicide. It took him 5 minutes to transfer the call.

INMATE INFORMATION

Personal Information
Firstname MISTY
Lastname WHITELEY
Middle Name
Date of Birth 9/18/1962
Race W
Gender F
Hair BRO
Eye BLU
Height 503
Weight 190

Update: Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove murder *Andrey L. Bridges convicted of her murder, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison*


Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove

Cemia “Ce Ce Dove” Acoff Dove murder 3/27/2013 Olmsted Township, OH *Victim found stabbed to death, no suspects in custody*
Cece Dove, Andrey Bridges: ‘Swamp Murders’—Missing Transgender Fatal Attraction Story Airs, Did Ohio Man Think ‘Cemia’ Was A Real Woman? (GREAT article)
Parma Man Charged with Murder of Transgender Woman Cemia Dove
Accused Killer of Cleveland Trans Woman Appears in Court, Makes No Plea
Andrey Bridges looked “crazy” the day of stabbing death in Olmsted Twp., witnesses say
Jury convicts Andrey Bridges of stabbing to death Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove
Andrey Bridges sentenced to life in prison in stabbing death of transgender woman
Andrey Bridges gets life in prison for murder of CeCe Dove
OH – Cemia Dove, 20, transgender, murdered, Cleveland, 27 March 2013
Cemia ‘CeCe’ Dove, Carl Acoff: Transgender woman’s pond murder on TV One tonight (GREAT article)

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Attraction: Deadly Secret
Swamp Murders: Double-Crossed

INMATE INFORMATION

ANDREY L BRIDGES
Number A650493
DOB 12/06/1976
Gender Male
Race Other
Admission Date 11/20/2013
Institution Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Status INCARCERATED

Update: Ashlynne Mike murder *Tom Begaye pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

Ashlynne Mike
Ashlynne Mike

News Archive: Ashlynne Mike murder
Begaye pleads guilty in Ashlynne Mike killing
Man pleads guilty in Navajo Nation girl’s murder
Man who pleaded guilty to killing Ashlynne Mike sentenced to life in prison
Begaye draws life sentence for Ashlynne Mike killing
Man accused of raping, beating Navajo girl sentenced to life
Man sentenced to life in sex assault, murder of Navajo Nation girl

INMATE INFORMATION

Tom Begaye

Offender Name: BEGAYE, TOM
Custody Status: In Custody
Age:
Location: Sandoval County Detention Center
Race: Native American
Contact Facility: Sandoval County Detention Center

Deadly Women: Theresa Petto killed Rachel Drafta, who was dating Petto’s ex-boyfriend, Pled guilty but mentally ill; Sentenced to LWOP


Rachel Drafta

Rachel Lynn Drafta obituary
Hastings woman charged with murder in Kalamazoo County
Suspect charged with murder in Portage shooting
Detectives testify woman on trial for murder may have planned kidnapping
Theresa Petto attempts to plead guilty to killing Rachel Drafta, but trial continues
Murder trial ends with unexpected guilty plea
Woman admits to murder of ex-boyfriend’s love interest
Theresa Petto pleads guilty but mentally ill in death of Rachel Drafta
Family memorializes Rachel Drafta at her killer’s sentencing
Theresa Petto sentenced for the 2015 murder of Rachel Drafta
Theresa Petto Sentenced To Life In Prison for 2015 Portage Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Hot Tempers, Cold Hearts

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 273611
SID Number: 3517738K
Name: THERESA LYNNE PETTO
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Female
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 3″
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: 09/07/1971 (46)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Huron Valley Complex/Women’s
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
THERESA LYNNE COOK

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Body Piercing- Lower Left Ear
Body Piercing- Lower Right Ear
Other- Upper Teeth – Full denture
Scar- Lower Abdomen – C-section scar
Scar- Upper Left Foot – Surgical
Scar- Upper Right Foot – Surgical

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Felony Murder
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316B
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 150906-FC
Date of Offense: 06/24/2015
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 10/17/2016
Conviction Type: Plea

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