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Murder In The Family: Beau Papin charged with the stabbing murder of his mother, Jessica Papin

Billings police identify murder suspect
Man arrested on suspicion of killing mother in Billings
Update: Billings homicide suspect, victim identified
South Side apartment homicide victim ID’d
Standing Master Fehringer enters not guilty plea on behalf of Beau Papin

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Monsters Among Us: Steven Benson killed his mother, Margaret, and brother Scott, with a car bomb so he could inherit the Benson fortune; Sentenced to life in prison, but then killed in prison

Victims
Margaret Benson, 63
Scott Benson, 21
Carol Lynn Kendall (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Margaret Hitchcock Benson
Find-A-Grave: Scott Benson
Car blast kills two
Pipe bomb suspected cause of blast that killed heiress, son
Murder of “quiet” heiress, son stuns exclusive area
Florida resort shocked over car bomb slayings
Victims of Naples car bombing buried Sunday in Pennsylvania
Benson attorney continue attack on defendant’s brother
Tobacco heir Steven Wayne Benson broke into tears at…
Benson gets 50 years for bombing murders
In Florida, Murder Most Malevolent
Tobacco Heiress’ Estate Go to Daughter, Convicted Son’s Children
The Bensons: Lancaster family ripped apart by greed and murder 30 years ago
Medical Examiner says Benson was stabbed to death in prison
Murderpedia: Steven Wayne Benson
Wikipedia: Steven Benson (murderer)
Find-A-Grave: Steven Wayne Benson

Books
The Serpents Tooth
Blood Relations/the Exclusive Inside Story of the Benson Family Murders

Movies/Documentaries
New Detectives: Short Fuse
Power, Privilege, and Justice: Blood Money
Florida Man Murders: Killer Succession

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 104033
Name: BENSON, STEVEN W
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 07/26/1951
Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Murder In The Family: Sarah Elizabeth Smith charged with pushing her 87-year-old grandmother, Peggy Austin, down a flight of stairs

Peggy Osborne Austin obituary
Rowan Co. woman accused of killing 87-year-old grandmother by pushing her down flight of stairs
Woman confessed to pushing grandmother down flight of stairs to her death, detectives say
Kannapolis woman charged with pushing grandmother down flight of stairs
Kannapolis woman confesses to fatally pushing 87-year-old grandma down stairs, staging crime scene for money
Rowan County woman arrested after allegedly killing grandmother, embezzling money; Boyfriend accused of aiding, abetting embezzlement

Defendants
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Brandon Scot Joines

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Murder In The Family: Mike Lopez charged with killing his mother, Victoria Ramirez, in their Springville, UT home


Victoria Ramirez

Springville man arrested after police say he shot his mother in front of sisters
Springville man in custody under suspicion of aggravated murder
Man allegedly shoots, kills mother at dinner table, dances with sister after
Springville man, 23, killed mother in presence of teenage sisters, police say
2 parents shot and killed inside separate homes in just over a week in Springville
Bizarre and chilling new details emerge in Springville dinner table murder case
Police arrest son of woman shot to death in Springville
gofundme: In memory of Victoria Ramirez

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Fathers From Hell: Jackson Villarta shot his stepson, Christopher Allen DeNoyer, to death and buried him under the kitchen crawlspace; Sentenced to life in prison


Chris DeNoyer

Find-A-Grave: Christopher Allen “Chris” DeNoyer
Appeals court affirms Villarta murder verdict
Jackson Villarta v Swarthout 2012 (habeas corpus denied)
Detectives Believed Teen Ran Away From Home — Until His Body Was Discovered In The Kitchen Floor

Books
The First PoliceWoman: A History of The Salinas Police Department (just a few mentions)

Movies/Documentaries
Buried in the Backyard: Under the Crawlspace
New Detectives: Grave Secrets

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name VILLARTA, JACKSON CARRAON
CDCR Number P75967
Age 66
Admission Date 04/10/2000
Current Location California State Prison, Solano
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 04/2008
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.

Murder In The Family: Candy Jo Webb charged with the murder of her grandfather, AJ Harden, whose body was found in a tool chest


AJ Harden

A. J. Harden of Lake Sumner, New Mexico obituary
New Mexico woman suspected of killing grandfather, stuffing his remains in tool chest
State Police: Fort Sumner woman killed grandfather
New Mexico woman accused of killing grandfather, stuffing body into tool chest caught in Florida
New Mexico woman suspected of killing grandfather, hiding body in tool chest, arrested in Florida
New Mexico Woman Accused Of Killing Grandfather With Fatal Cocktail Of Prescription Meds, Then Stuffing Body Into Tool Chest
New Mexico woman arrested in Florida in grandfather’s death
New Mexico woman accused of killing grandfather, stuffing body into tool chest caught in Florida

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: WEBB, CANDY JO
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 27
Location: De Baca County Detention Center
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 225
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 09/08/1993
Additional Information:

Murder In The Family: James Claude Gates killed his son-in-law, Mark Leland; Sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter


Mark Leland

Glendora man fatally shot in Washington state; father-in-law charged
Notorious Portland child-killer Michele Gates’ husband fatally shot; her dad accused
Father of Portland child killer Michele Dee Gates accused of shooting her husband in Stevens County
72-year-old Spokane man arrested after shooting south of Colville
Father-in-law pleads guilty to killing Glendora man in Washington state
Man who shot son-in-law near Colville pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 7 years in prison
Colville man sentenced seven years for death of son-in-law
The strange case of child-killer Michele Gates and how it changed Oregon forever

INMATE INFORMATION

JAMES CLAUDE GATES
Age 74
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Apr 22, 1946
Aliases JAMES C GATES, JAMES GATES
ID Number 419863
Custody Status Date Dec 30, 2019 11:06 AM PST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Monroe Correctional Complex
Book Date Oct 24, 2019 12:00 AM PDT
Scheduled ReleaseAug 02, 2025 12:00 AM PDT

LOCATION
Monroe Correctional Complex

REPORTING AGENCY
Washington Department of Corrections
7345 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 725-8213

Murder In The Family: Jeremiah Christopher Nupen charged with killing his brother, Jonathan Dallas

Nampa man accused of shooting, killing his brother
Man charged with brother’s death after Nampa shooting
Police: Man shot to death by brother in Nampa home
Man charged with brother’s death after shooting
Nampa man charged with murder after police say he shot his brother

INMATE INFORMATION

JEREMIAH CHRISTOPHER NUPEN
Age 33
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Jul 25, 1987
Aliases JEREMIAH C NUPEN
ID Number 317026
Custody Status Date Oct 19, 2020 01:43 AM MDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Canyon County Detention Center
Book Date Oct 19, 2020 01:17 AM MDT

LOCATION
Canyon County Detention Center
219 N. 12th Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 454-7510

REPORTING AGENCY
Canyon County Sheriff’s Office
1115 Albany St
#137
Caldwell, ID 83605
(208) 454-7510

Murder In The Family: Adam Savage charged with killing his mother, Vicki Savage, in her home

Man Charged in Mother’s Beating Death in Central Florida
Sanford woman found dead, son ‘covered in blood’ charged with murder, deputies say
Florida man found covered in blood, charged with mother’s murder
Man accused of killing his 68-year-old mother in home near Sanford
Son beats mother to death in home near Sanford, deputies say
Deputies: Man kills his mother at her home near Sanford
Florida man found ‘covered in blood’ charged with killing 68-year-old woman

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Murder In The Family: Romel D. Tyson charged with stabbing his grandparents, Gabriel and Carmella Tyson, to death, after they gave him a place to live when he was released from prison


Gabriel Tyson

Victims
Gabriel Tyson, 67
Carmella Tyson, 65

Longtime CTA Bus Driver And Ex-Wife Found Murdered In Markham, Grandson Accused
Husband, wife found slain in Markham home; family member in custody
Husband, wife killed in Markham stabbing; suspect in custody
Man held without bond in stabbing deaths of grandparents
Grandson Charged In Murders Of Longtime CTA Bus Driver And Ex-Wife In Markham
Illinois man accused of killing grandparents who let him move in after prison release

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