Monsters Among Us: Mary Ann Adams and her brother John Barrett killed Mary Ann Woolf for the insurance

remembering the victimsMary Ann Adams and her brother, John Barrett, were tried together and convicted of murder by a Lauderdale County Circuit Court jury.   They were each sentenced to life in prison. Following the denial of their post trial motions each has perfected an appeal in which they have asserted various allegations of error. Finding no reversible error, this Court affirms their convictions and sentences..

FACTS (from the appeal of the defendants)
The body of Mary Ann Woolf, was found lying face down in a creek bed in Lauderdale County.   Her automobile was perched on an embankment about fifteen feet above the location of her body.   Law enforcement authorities immediately suspected that the scene had been staged to look like an accident.   Woolf’s automobile was dusted and processed for fingerprints and an autopsy was performed on her body.   The state medical examiner who performed the autopsy testified that the cause of Woolf’s death was fresh water drowning.   He testified that, in his professional opinion, the manner of death indicated a homicide.   He testified that certain marks and bruising on the body were evidence that Woolf had been forcibly held under water when she drowned.   Also, there was expert testimony that there was very little damage to Woolf’s car and the minor impact of the car going down the embankment was not enough to have caused Woolf to be ejected from the automobile.

Adams was the last person known to have seen the victim alive and came under early suspicion.   Fingerprints found on the victim’s car were later matched to Adams’s brother and co-defendant, John Barrett.

Gone from us: Mary Ann Woolf
Prosecutors, defense outline cases in murder trial of Adams, Barrett
John Barrett and Mary Ann Adams v State of Mississippi
John W. Barrett v State Mississippi 2012 (habeas corpus) denied
Mary Ann Adams & John W. Barrett v State of Mississippi 2012

Movies/Documentariess
Swamp Murders: Mississippi Black Widow

INMATE INFORMATION

MARY ADAMS
MDOC ID Number: K5568

Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 06/20/1950
Height: 5′ 3”
Weight: 145
Complexion: FAIR
Build: UNKNOWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BROWN
Entry Date: 02/22/2001
Location: CMCF UNIT: CMCF QB
Location Change Date: 09/24/2012
Number of Sentences: 1 Total Length: LIFE

OFFENSE 1: HOMICIDE/MURDER
Sentence Length: LIFE
County of Conviction: LAUDERDALE
Sentence Date:

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN BARRETT
MDOC ID Number: 27578
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 03/28/1955
Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 200
Complexion: FAIR
Build: MEDIUM
Eye Color: BLUE
Hair Color: BROWN
Entry Date: 02/27/2001
Location: EAST MISS. CCF
UNIT: EMCF UNIT 3
Location Change Date: 12/24/2014
Number of Sentences: 1 Total Length: LIFE

OFFENSE 1: HOMICIDE/MURDER
Sentence Length: LIFE
County of Conviction: LAUDERDALE
Sentence Date:

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Earl Hayes
Earl Hayes

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Stephanie Moseley
Stephanie Moseley

Monsters Among Us: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan killed his friend, Greg Brown, and Chester Dean Dyer sending himself to death row

remembering the victims

Victims
Greg Brown – 8/24/1982
Chester Dean Dryer – 12/13/1989 (this is the one he was executed for)

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Jeffrey Landrigan
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan

Psycho For Love: Patricia Rorrer killed her ex-boyfriend’s new wife, Joann Katrinak, and their 3-month-old son, Alex to make Andrew Katrinak suffer

Joann and Alex
Victims

Joann Katrinak
Alex Katrinak, 3 months

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Woman found guilty in Lehigh Slayings
Convicted murderer seeks new DNA tests in ’94 murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: A Woman Scorned
Deadly Women: Green-Eyed Monsters

INMATE INFORMATION

Patricia Rorrer

Patricia Rorrer
Age: 51
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 01/24/1964
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: MUNCY
Permanent Location: MUNCY
Committing County: LEHIGH

Cold Case: Candace Rough Surface murder 8/2/1980 Mobridge, SD *Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh pled guilty, sentenced to prison*


Candace Rough Surface

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Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Defendants
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison
Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION
SCHERR, NICHOLAS A.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Transaction #31569

Sentence Date: 05/22/1996
County: Walworth
Crime: Manslaughter 1st
Sentence Length: 100 years

INMATE INFORMATION

STROH, JAMES E.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Alias(es) Stroh, James E
DOC Number #2491
Current Facility Outside
Parole Office NA
Correctional Status Completed Sentence
Additional Info NA

Discharged 10/13/2004

Murder In The Family: Bonnie Harkey “The Pecan Queen” and her caretaker, Karen Johnson, were murdered for her money; Her stepson, Bruce Harkey, and several others were convicted of her murder

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Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson
Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson

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Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Queen of the County
Blood Relatives: No Bones About It

Defendants
Bruce Harkey – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Carl Pressley – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Lillian King – convicted, sentenced to 45 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

bruce-harkey

SID Number: 04505208
TDCJ Number: 01924278
Name: HARKEY,BRUCE WAYNE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1952-04-09
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
BruceHarkey

INMATE INFORMATION

Carl-Wade-Pressley

Offender Name: CARL J PRESLEY
Offender ID:234929
Date of Birth:01/25/1978
Age: 37
Race: African American
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:BOWIE COUNTY JAIL

INMATE INFORMATION

Lillian King

SID Number: 50031973
TDCJ Number: 01925495
Name: KING, LILLIAN ANNETTE
Race: W Gender: F
DOB: 1986-10-11
Maximum Sentence Date: 2057-03-26
Current Facility: HILLTOP
Projected Release Date: 2057-03-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2034-09-25

LillianKing

Psycho For Love: Jerome Burton killed his wife, Deborah; Sentenced to LWOP

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Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: No Rest For The Wicked

INMATE INFORMATION

JeromeBurton prison mug

AIS: 00288688
Inmate Name: BURTON, JEROME ALFRED
Race: W
Sex: M
Birth Year: 1952
Institution: HOLMAN PRISON
Code: LW

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