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    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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Psycho For Love: Donald Wayne Southworth made an Alford plea to the beating death of his wife Umi, who was preparing to divorce him; Sentenced to 15 years in prison


Umi Southworth

Arrest made in Umi Southworth case
Lexington police acknowledge ‘failure’ in Umi Southworth’s death
Ky. Woman Umi Southworth’s Death: Murder Victim was Alive
Defense Releases New Details In Ky. Beating Death
Daughter takes the stand in Southworth trial, says she thought mother wanted divorce
Testimony describes day Umi Southworth found
The Umi Southworth case
Jury finds Southworth guilty; recommends life in prison
Court overturns Lexington man’s conviction for wife’s beating death
Donald Southworth v Commonwealth of Kentucky 2014 (conviction reversed)
Man whose murder conviction was overturned awaits new trial
Donald Southworth enters Alford plea to manslaughter in 2010 death of his wife
Man sentenced to 15 years after life sentence overturned
Southworth sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in wife’s beating death
Donald Southworth sentenced to 15 years in wife’s 2010 slaying

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Death Knows No Borders

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: SOUTHWORTH, DONALD JR
Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #: 321282 / 251065
Institution Start Date: 3/11/2016
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): 12/18/2024
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): 12/18/2024
Parole Eligibility Date: 2/06/2024
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: 5/06/2026
Location: Roederer Assessment Cntr
Age: 55
Race: White
Gender: M
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 09″
Weight: 155
Risk Assessment Rating: Low

Aliases
Alias Name
DONALD SOUTHWORTH JR
DONALD WAYNE SOUTHWORTH

Conviction Information
Offense 1

Time service requirement: MANSLAUGHTER-1ST DEGREE
(Violent Crime) Must serve minimum of 85% of Sentence (Violent Offense)
Indictment #: 11-CR-0644
<>Crime Date: 6/09/2010
Conviction Date: 3/17/2016
Conviction County: Fayette
Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 507.030
Felony Class: B
Sentence Length: 15 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 86 %
( 12 year(s) 10 month(s) )
Parole Information
(Parole Hearings are conducted 60 days prior to Parole Date)

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Psycho For Love: James O’Neil charged with manslaughter after telling his daughter that he killed her mother, Verna McGee

Detectives: Dad tells daughter he killed her mom in ’87
30 years after wife’s ‘suicide,’ husband charged with manslaughter
Florida Man Charged in Wife’s 1987 Killing After Confession to Daughter: Deputies
Palm Beach County man, 83, arrested for killing his wife 30 years after her death, deputies say
PBSO solves 1987 Lake Worth area shooting cold case
Detectives: Dad tells daughter he killed her mom in ‘87

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: ONEAL, JAMES WALTER
Race: White
DOB: 01/24/1934
Address: 4587 MATHIS ST ,LAKE WORTH,FL 33461
Gender: Male
Facility: SURETY BOND & SOR OBTS
Number: 5002316580
Booking Date/Time: 08/10/2017 20:08

Arresting Agency: 01-PBSO
Release Date: 08/11/17 Time: 12:45
Holds For Other Agencies: No
Jacket Number: 0490494
Booking Number: 2017028057
Booking Date/Time:08/10/2017 20:08
Charges 782.07-2545 HOMICIDE-NEGLIG MANSL – KILLING HUMAN OTHER THAN BY MURDER OR HOMICIDE
Original Bond: $0.00
Current Bond: $50000.00
Bond Information

Psycho For Love: Steven Sherer killed his wife, Jamie Hagel-Sherer, Sentenced to 60 years in prison; Her body has never been found


Jami Sue Hagel-Sherer

Find-A-Grave: Jami Sue Hagel Sherer
CharleyProject: Jami Sue Sherer
JAMI SHERER: Missing from Redmond, WA – 30 September 1990 – Age 26
The Doe Network: Case File 276DFWA
Verdict enrages Sherer
Bizarre revenge plot is alleged
Paper ran fake story to nab murderer
Sherer appeals murder conviction in wife’s death
Gregoire pardons inmate who reported murder-for-hire plot
Steven F. Sherer v Stephen Sinclair 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Excerpt from “When the Husband is the Suspect”

Books
Empty Promises (Ann Rule’s Crime Files Book 7)

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case With Paula Zahn: Under Suspicion
Deadly Sins: Next of Sin

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 929130
Offender Name: SHERER, STEVEN F
Age: 59
Race: White
Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center

Psycho For Love: Christopher Kalb killed his pregnant girlfriend, Shannon Nicole DiTillio; Sentenced to 30 years in prison


Shannon Nicole DiTillio

Shannon DiTillio obituary
Shannon DiTillio Memorial
Police ask for public’s help after pregnant woman found dead in Longs
WNY woman found dead in Myrtle Beach; Police search for answers
Accused killer of pregnant woman found in Longs refuses extradition to Horry County
Murder warrant obtained for ex-boyfriend of pregnant woman found dead in Horry County
Man accused of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend extradited to Horry County
Ex-boyfriend allegedly admitted to shooting pregnant NY woman found dead in Longs lot, warrants state
Murdered NT woman had ‘turbulent’ relationship with ex-boyfriend
Suspect in NT woman’s shooting death near Myrtle Beach confesses
Ex-boyfriend confesses to murder of NT woman in South Carolina
Police: Man says ex-girlfriend “got in my head so I blew hers the f*** off”
Brunswick County dad admits murdering pregnant girlfriend
NC man sentenced in murder of pregnant girlfriend
N Carolina man gets 30 years for killing pregnant girlfriend
SC – Shannon DiTillio, 22, pregnant, murdered, Myrtle Beach, 11 April 2016

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KALB, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 26
Location: J. Reuben Long Detention Center
Race: White
Contact Facility: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Psycho For Love: Eve Nance shot & killed her husband, Timothy Nance, when he was getting ready to meet his girlfriend; Sentenced to life in prison


Timothy Nance

Timothy J. Nance obituary
Eve Nance charged with murder, hiding body of Timothy Nance
Not guilty plea entered by Eve Nance in husband’s murder
Wife of Timothy Nance told police she shot, killed her husband
Eve Nance homicide trial begins Tuesday
Eve Nance describes dumping body in videotape
Fond du Lac woman convicted of killing husband
Eve Nance’s sister charged as accomplice in husband’s death
Eve Nance sentenced to life in prison
Fond du Lac woman sentenced to life for killing husband
Tina Ewell trial begins in Nance death
Ewell found guilty of helping sister hide murder
Tina Ewell gets 2 years in county jail
Tina M. Ewell v Eric Toney (affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Eve Nance


Tina Ewell

Defendants
Eve Nance – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tina Ewell – (accessory) convicted, sentenced to 2 years in county jail

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: NANCE, EVE
DOC #: 00643652
Birth Year: 1976
Age: 41
Height: 5′ 4″ Weight: 220
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BLUE
Sex: FEMALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 704
Region Unit Agent: 7 04 11
39 Marr ST
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-2983
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/20/9999
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 01/20/9999
Parole Eligibility Date:

Psycho For Love: Melvin Green had his wife, Anita, killed her due to financial issues with their divorce; Sentenced to LWOP


Anita M. Green

Anita M. Green; Reform Congregation President
Man Accused of Arranging the Slaying of Estranged Wife
Man Pleads Not Guilty in Ambush Killing of Wife
Investigators Say Husband Killed in Fear
Encino Man Ordered to Stand Trial on Charges of Setting Up Wife’s Killing
Man on Trial in Killing of Estranged Wife
Green’s Threats to Slay Wife Related in Court
Man Says Green Talked of Scenario in Wife’s Death
Jury Convicts Encino Man in Wife’s Slaying
Encino Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Having His Wife Killed
Unsolved Mysteries Wiki: Anita Green

Books
No Sanctuary: The True Story of a Rabbi’s Deadly Affair

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Killer Grudge


Melvin Green

Psycho For Love: Sui Kam “Tony” Tung sentenced to life in prison for killing his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Robert Cantor


Robert Cantor

Elm Avenue Resident Found Dead After Fire Was Murdered, Prosecutor Says
‘Boyfriend slay’ rap
Love Triangle Led To 2011 Murder Of Teaneck Man, Prosecutor Says
Trial Opens In Teaneck Love Triangle Murder
Jury hears testimony about how fire started in trial of man accused in Teaneck love-triangle slaying
Man Convicted Of Killing Wife’s Lover In Teaneck, Torching His Body
Man convicted in New Jersey love triangle slay says he was appalled by the dungeon-like bedroom of his wife’s lover
N.J. man sentenced to life for killing, burning wife’s boyfriend
‘Tony’ Tung gets life term in Teaneck love-triangle murder, fire

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Fire Inside
Deadly Sins: Sinning on the High Seas

INMATE INFORMATION

Sui Kam Tung
SBI Number: 000826203E
Sentenced as: Tung, Sui Kam
Race: Asian or Pacific Islander
Ethnicity: Asian
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 221 lbs.
Birth Date: March 11, 1963
Admission Date: February 26, 2016
Current Facility: NJSP
Current Max Release Date: N/A
Current Parole Eligibility Date: February 17, 2081

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