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    December 10: 1994: Darrel Cooley was shot several time in Jethroe’s Steakhouse in Erie, PA. Vance Haskell was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Curtis Mathis convicted of being an accomplice, sentenced to 3-7 years in prison.

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Monsters Among Us: Serial Killer Joseph Kondro killed 8-year-old Rima Traxler and 12-year-old Kara Rudd; Sentenced to life in prison

Kondro victims

Victims
Rima Traxler, 8
Kara Rudd, 12
Chila Silvernails, 8

Find-A-Grave: Rima Danette Traxler
Find-A-Grave: Kara Patricia Rudd
Find-A-Grave: Chila M Silvernails
Justice For Murdered Children: Chila M. Silvernails
Human remains found, could be those of missing girl
Searchers find human remains
Body of missing girl found in ravine
Man pleads innocent to witness tampering
Murder Suspect Convicted Of Rape
Kondro pleads guilty to killing
Doe Network: Rima Danette Traxler
Charley Project: Rima Danette Traxler
Isolation hard on jailed abuser
‘Sociopath’ amazed he’s not on death row
In their own words: The twisted art of murder
Deceased/Not Found WA – Rima Traxler, 8, Longview, 15 May 1985 *J. Kondro guilty*
Child killer Joseph Kondro dies at state prison
Most Notorious: Joseph Kondro was a smooth-talking killer
California author examines life of Joseph Kondro
Transcripts: Cold Case Files – The Widow and the Wolf; Unicorns and Alligators

Books
KONDRO: The Untold Story of the Longview Serial Killer

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and Alligators
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Broken Trust

Joseph Kondro
Joseph Robert Kondro

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Deondre Baldwin murder 9/3/2016 Midvale, UT *Shooting at Brighton Place Apartments; 2 suspects at large*

Brighton Place Apartments scene
189 W. Plum Lane Midvale UT

Victims
Deondre Baldwin, 21
Brenner Larson, 20 [in critical condition]

2 shot in Midvale: 21-year-old is dead, another man in critical condition
Police ID man killed in Midvale shooting; another victim in critical as two suspects remain at large
1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Midvale shooting
1 man dead, 1 man in critical condition after Midvale shooting
Police identify man killed in Midvale shooting
Man shot to death in Midvale apartment identified
Update: Second victim in Midvale shooting identified; 2 suspects at large
Man shot to death in Midvale apartment identified

Deadly Wives: Barbara Ann Scott killed her husband, Benny Scott, because he needed too much care; Sentenced to life in prison

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Benny Scott
Benny Scott

Cops: Grandmother Kills Husband, Buries Body In Herb Garden
Polk woman indicted in death of husband found buried in herb garden
Wife charged: Buried husband was bound, shot in the head
Police: Woman Shot, Tied-Up, Buried Husband
Wife Who Buried Former Oklahoma Man In Garden Charged With Murder
Jury Picked for Trial of Wife Accused Of Killing, Burying Lake Alfred Man
Daughter, Medical Examiner Testify at Lake Alfred Woman’s Murder Trial
Grand Jury Indictment Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect Barbara Scott
Barbara Scott found guilty of first-degree murder in husband’s death
Lake Alfred Woman Found Guilty of Killing Husband, Burying Him in the Backyard
Central Florida woman gets life for killing husband, burying him

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Granny Got A Gun

INMATE INFORMATION

BarbaraScott prison mug

DC Number: 156502
Name: SCOTT, BARBARA A
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 218 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/02/1947
Custody: CLOSE
Release Date: DECEASED

Deadly Women: Jean Ellen Allen killed her former grandson-in-law, Alex Leo Reyes; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

DV

81-year-old shoots, kills great-grandson’s father
Motive for Shooting Is Unclear as Man Dies
Woman, 81, Admits She Killed Man
Woman’s Hearing Delayed in Lake Forest Killing
Woman, 81, pleads guilty to murder
81-year-old woman admits murder; may be oldest in OC to be convicted of the crime
O.C. Woman, 81, Gets 25 Years in Prison
CA – Alex Reyes, 26, shot to death, Lake Forest, 28 Jan 2006

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Granny Got A Gun

Jean Ellen Allen
Jean Ellen Allen

Deadly Wives: Joyce Sturdivant killed her husband, Big Joe Sturdivant; Sentenced to 30 years in prison 1q2

DV

Find-A-Grave: Joe Milton Sturdivant Jr.
Son accuses elderly mother of murdering her husband
Missing Brooch May Hold Key To Businessman’s Murder
Testimony: Sturdivant said ‘I’m so sorry’ over dead husband’s body at funeral home
Waco-Area Woman Accused in Husband’s 2008 Death
Robinson Woman Gets 30 Years Over Death Of Spouse
Sturdivant convicted of murder, faces up to life in prison
Convicted murderer Sturdivant still in county jail on charge
Joyce McMillin Sturdivant v State of Texas 2013
Appeals court affirms Sturdivant murder conviction
Robinson murder case makes national cable program airing Saturday

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Granny Gets A Gun

INMATE INFORMATION

Joyce Sturdivant

SID Number: 03763484
TDCJ Number: 01783322
Name: STURDIVANT, JOYCE MCMILLIN
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1945-08-15
Maximum Sentence Date: 2041-03-15
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2041-03-15
Parole Eligibility Date: 2026-03-15

SturdivantJ info

Monsters Among Us: Edward Cronell raped and killed Melinda Snyder; Sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

Melinda Snyder
Melinda Snyder

Edward Cronell was sentenced to two life sentences plus 30 years. He was denied parole in 2014. He has a parole hearing on Sept. 21, 2016. If you want to oppose his parole, you can print out the petition below and sign it (have others sign it too) and mail it in. Or you can fax it or a letter to Victim’s Services at 803-734-8822.

Petition to oppose parole

Suspect in killing must submit to tests
Man convicted of murder in precedent-setting case
Rock Hill man found guilty in historic trial
Father of Rock Hill woman raped, murdered in 1990, to fight convict’s first try at parole
Dad of murdered Rock Hill teacher to parole board: ‘This guy will rape and kill again’
Man convicted of killing Rock Hill woman in 1990 denied parole
1990 Rock Hill murder on national TV show

Movies/Documentaries
Nightmare Next Door: The Key To Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

CronellE info

Psycho For Love: Agustin Garcia killed his ex-girlfriend, Gladys Ricart, on her wedding day; Sentenced to life in prison

DV

Gladys Ricart
Gladys Ricart

Ex-Boyfriend Kills Bride-to-Be on Wedding Day in Front of Family
Ex-boyfriend Held In Slaying Of Woman Before Her Wedding
Bride Shot Before Wedding
Bride is gunned down Ex-boyfriend held in bloody slaying at her N.J. home
A Success Story Unravels In Gunshots and Death
Murdered bride laid out in wedding dress
Jury Returns Murder Verdict in Wedding-Day Killing of Ex-Girlfriend
Man Gets Life Term in Wedding Day Killing
Court upholds life sentence for NYC man who gunned down ex hours before her wedding
Don’t blame the victim
Bride’s Killer Must Pay Family $4.25 Million

Movies/Documentaries
Unraveled: Forever Mine

The Story of Gladys Ricart

INMATE INFORMATION

AugustinGarcia prison mug

Augustin Garcia
SBI Number: 000822642B
Sentenced as: Garcia, Augustin
Race: Hispanic
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: March 21, 1952
Admission Date: February 1, 2002
Current Facility: NJSP
Current Max Release Date: N/A
Current Parole Eligibility Date: September 23, 2029

GarciaA info

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