Deadly Duo: Benjamin Lopez and Deangelo Gill viciously killed 73-year-old Laraine Pizzichemi, who was recovering from cancer, was hacked to death with a machete as revenge to her grandson

Laraine Pizzichemi

Laraine Pizzichemi obituary
Find-A-Grave: Laraine Pizzichemi
Arrests made after grandmother dead, grandson wounded inside Levittown home
Police: Long Island Grandmother Stabbed To Death In Revenge Plot Against Grandson
Levittown Man Sentenced For ‘Ruthless’ Machete Killing Of 73-Year-Old Grandmother
Levittown Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Brutal Machete Murder of 73 Year-Old Woman
Man Who ‘Hacked’ Cancer-Stricken Grandmother to Death with Machete During Home Invasion Is Sentenced to Prison

Benjamin Lopez – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Deangelo Gill – pled guilty, sentenced to 17 years to life in prison


Age 28
Gender Male
Race Unknown

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Sep 08, 1994
ID Number 2017090115
Custody Status Date Sep 14, 2017 05:09 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Nassau County Correctional Center
Book Date Sep 14, 2017 04:58 PM EDT

Nassau County Correctional Center
100 Carman Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-4200


DIN: 19A4564
Race/Ethnicity: WHITE
Date of Birth: 08/14/1998
(age): 24 years old
Custody Status: IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility: CLINTON
County of Commitment: NASSAU
Date Received (original): 12/23/2019
Date Received (current): 12/23/2019
Admission Type: NEW COMMITMENT
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Only):

Crimes of Conviction

Class A1

Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an incarcerated may be released prior to serving their minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the individual. As of 09/27/2022
Aggregate Minimum Sentence
17 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE
Earliest Release Date 09/11/2034
Parole Interview Date 05/2034
Parole Eligibility Date 09/11/2034
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Update: Cathleen Krauseneck murder *Husband, James Krauseneck convicted of her 1982 murder; Sentencing will be November 7*

Cathleen Krauseneck

Cold Case: James Krauseneck Jr charged with the ax handle murder of his wife, Cathleen; Trial has begun *The Brighton Ax Murders*
Brighton neighborhood remembers Krauseneck murder
The Brighton ax murder
Trial Begins For Upstate New York Man Accused Of Wife’s 1982 Ax Murder
Brighton Ax Murder Trial: James Krauseneck left town 24 hours after his wife was murdered in her bed
Closing arguments in the Brighton ax murder trial
James Krauseneck found guilty in Brighton ax murder trial
Jury convicts James Krauseneck of 1982 murder of his wife in Brighton
Man Found Guilty of 1982 Ax Murder of His Wife After the Case Went Unsolved for Nearly 40 Years
Former Professor Convicted in 1982 Murder of Wife Who Died from a ‘Strike in the Head with an Ax While She Slept’
Husband Found Guilty 40 Years After Murdering His Wife With an Axe
‘There was no reasonable doubt’: Juror in ax murder trial speaks on guilty verdict


Boyfriends From Hell: Mark Allen Vanderhoof, convicted sex offender, killed his girlfriend’s son, Dennis Young

Dennis James Young

Find-A-Grave: Dennis James “Bubba” Young
Man faces murder charge in boy’s death
Boyfriend arraigned in death of 2-year-old boy
Man found guilty for murder of 2-year-old
Oregon toddler might still be alive if predatory sex offender had been on public website: lawsuit
PenPal Requests

Shattered Lives: The story of Dennis Young


1977 Seaside Cottage murders: Harold Arnold Bicknell killed his grandmother, aunt, and 2 cousins after become angry that he had gotten a 14-year-old girl pregnant; Sentenced to life in prison

Josephine G. Smith, 66
Suzanne ‘Susan’ Harris, 27
Loreen Rene Ferguson, 15
Rachel Harris, 6
Rayleen Ferguson (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Josephine G. Smith
Find-A-Grave: Suzanne Harris
Find-A-Grave: Loreen Rene Ferguson
Find-A-Grave: Rachel Harris
Police hunt murder suspect
Police puzzled by knife slaying of four
Dropout jailed in knife deaths
Girlfriend found guilty of slaying
Board of Parole grants release to inmate who slaughtered 4 members of his family in 1977
Board OK’s parole for man who killed his grandmother, cousins, aunt in Seaside
Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell’s Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying
Murder in the Seaside cottage (very good article)
The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977 (great historical crime site)

Harold Arnold Bicknell – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Terri Marie Milligan – convicted in juvenile court of murder,
Karen Kirby – convicted in juvenile court of accessory,


CDCR Number B94325
Age 64
Admission Date 06/20/1978
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/1983
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: Jessica Lavon McBride killed her friend, Tracy Elaine Russell, over an argument about food stamps

Tracy Elaine Russell

Tracy Russell, 49
Victim identified in north Tulsa murder and arson, suspect arrested
Oakhurst woman admits to 2019 strangulation death
Tulsa woman admits to murder, attempting to light the victim’s body on fire
Defendant Admits to Killing a Woman and Attempting to Set a Fire to Conceal the Crime
Oklahoma Woman Admits Strangling Female Housemate to Death During Fight About Food Stamps and Trying to Burn the Body on Two Different Days

The First 48: The Price of Kindness


Update: Brandon Waddles and Trinity Randolph murders *Kevon Lawless convicted of their murders, jury recommends LWOP; Sentencing will be 11/4/2022*

Brandon Waddles, 21
Trinity Randolph, 3

Deadly Duo: Evan Ross and Kevon Lawless charged with killing Brandon Waddles and his 3-year-old daughter, Trinity Randolph
Man found guilty in 2020 murder of Louisville 3-year-old, father
Jury recommends life sentence for Louisville man who killed 3-year-old, her father
Jury finds Kevon Lawless guilty after five-day trial
Jury recommends life sentence without parole for man accused of killing Louisville father, 3-year-old
Jury recommends Kevon Lawless serve life sentence, convicted of double murder
Louisville man convicted of double murder features in Instagram video, victim’s mother responds
Man convicted in murder of 3-year-old posts on social media hours after sentencing

Evan Ross – pled guilty, sentenced to 5 years of probation
Kevon Lawless – convicted, sentencing on 11/4/2022



Deadly Wives: Hazelynn Stomps killed her husband, Jerry Stomps, then burned his body; She was sentenced to life in prison

Jerry Stomps

Find-A-Grave: Gerald Ervin “Jerry” Stomps
Family, friends hold ceremony for Jerry Stomps
Prosecutor says Corbett woman almost got away with murder in opening day of Hazelynn Stomps’ trial
Broken pelvis foiled plan by Hazelynn Stomps, prosecutor says
Stomps found guilty of 2009 murder of husband
Jury finds Hazelynn Stomps guilty in death of her husband, Jerry Stomps; sentencing on Tuesday
Son to killer Stomps: ‘You are a monster’
Family members beg Hazelynn Stomps to tell the truth, condemn her for killing Jerry Stomps at her sentencing

Murder in the Rain: Where is Jerry?

Deadly Wives: Vanishing Acts
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Slip of Fate
The Wonderland Murders: Slippery Slope
Snapped: Hazelynn Stomps


Las Vegas Palomino Club Murder: Timothy Hadland shot to death at the behest of Luis Hidalgo Jr due to rumors at the club

Timothy Hadland obituary
Find-A-Grave: Timothy Jay “TJ” Hadland
The Dark Side of the Palomino
Court rules in death penalty case
Two sentenced in killing of adult club doorman
Deangelo Carroll v State of Nevada 2016 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
Former strip club owner, son convicted of killing ex-worker
Ex-owner of strip club in NLV dies in prison
Wikipedia: Palomino Club (Las Vegas)

The First 48: Bad Company

Luis Hidalgo Jr – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, died in prison 3/2019
Luis Hidalgo III – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Anabel Espindola – pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 5 years in prison
Kenneth Counts – convicted, sentenced to 8-20 years in prison
Deangelo R. Carroll – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Jayson Taoipu – pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years in prison







Paradise Valley shooting murder: Kadin Hawkeye Lewis charged with the murder of Casey Jess Anderson whose body was found in a camper off of River Road

Casey Jess Anderson obituary
Law enforcement investigating possible homicide in Park County
Victim and suspect named in Park County homicide
Sheriff IDs victim, suspect in deliberate homicide investigation in Park County
Man arrested, charged with deliberate homicide in Park County
Suspect in Park County man’s death charged with homicide
Arrest made in Park Co. homicide investigation


Psycho For Love: Fort Hood soldier Michael Leonard Moore charged with killing his girlfriend

“You shot me:” Fort Hood soldier charged with murdering girlfriend
Fort Hood soldier charged with murder identified after shooting death of 34-year-old woman
Fort Hood identifies soldier charged in girlfriend’s murder
Fort Hood soldier charged with murder for killing woman in domestic dispute
Active-Duty Texas Solder Allegedly Admitted Shooting at Girlfriend ‘Multiple Times’ Following Argument


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