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Monsters Among Us: Joseph C. Palczynski went on a killing spree and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend after she left him

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Victims
George Shenk, 49
Gloria Shenk, 50
David Meyers, 42
Tracy Whitehead, 20 (survived)
Jenifer McDonel, 36
William Louis Terrell (survived)

The Palczynski standoff: 10 years later
Victim’s Plea: ‘Please Don’t Kill Me, Joby, Please’
The tale of Joseph Palczynski’s victims
Joe Palczynski: A Legacy Of Pain
Murderpedia: Joseph C. Palczynski
Hostage-taker was shot 27 times, autopsy shows

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Joseph C. Palczynski

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Spree Killers: George Ronald York and James Douglas Latham killed 9 people in a multi-state killing spree; Both were executed on 6/22/1965

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Althea Ottavio and Gene Reed

Victims
Althea Ottavio, 43 [5/29/1961 Jacksonville, FL]
Patricia Hewitt, 25 [5/29/1961 Jacksonville, FL]
John Whittaker, 71 [6/7/1961 Tullahoma, TN]
Albert Eugene “Gene” Reed, 35 [6/8/1962 Edwardsville, IL]
Martin Drenovac, 69 [6/8/1962 Edwardsville, IL]
2 men [St Louis, MO]
Otto Ziegler, 62 [6/9/1961 Wallace, KS]
Rachel Moyer, 18 [6/10/1961 Craig, CO]

Find-A-Grave: Althea Watts Ottavio
Find-A-Grave: Rachel Maria Moyer
State of Kansas v James Douglas Latham & George Ronald York 1962 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
York, Latham Gain Stay Of Execution
Death on Route 66: The Murders of Gene Reed and Martin Drenovac – Part One (GREAT post)
Death on Route 66: The Murders of Gene Reed and Martin Drenovac – Part two (GREAT post)
Former prison official recalls notorious case
Two racist, mentally disturbed AWOL soldiers go on killing rampage across the country in 1961
truecrimelibrary: James Latham and George York
40 years later, killers’ graves still a draw
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_York_and_James_Latham
Killer’s sister: ‘In Cold Blood’ inaccurate
Murder research brings woman to Kansas

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Gary York and James Latham

Spree Killer: Daniel Remeta killed 5 in a 3 states crime spree; Executed in Florida 3/31/1998

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Victims
Mehrle Reeder, 60 [2/8/1985 Florida]
Linda Marvin, 42 [Arkansas]
Larry McFarland, 27 [2/13/1985 Kansas]
Glenn Moore, 55 [2/13/1985 Kansas]
John R. Schroeder, 29 [2/13/1985 Kansas]

Man accused in Kansas killings pleads guilty to 7 felonies
Shooting spree leaves six dead before group nabbed in gunfight
Michigan man sentenced to four life terms
Convicted killer releases statement before death
Remeta admits remorse before electrocution
Remeta executed for Ocala slaying 04/01/98
Murderpedia: Daniel Remeta
State of Kansas v Lisa Dunn 1988 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Lisa Dunn v Raymond Roberts 1991 (habeas corpus granted)
Defense attorney knew Remeta’s ‘evil’ firsthand, says client craved attention
Scott City lawyer recalls challenges of defending woman in crime-spree trial

Defendants
Daniel Reneta – pled guilty in Kansas, sentenced to LWOP; pled guilty in Florida, executed 3/31/1998
Lisa Dunn – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; conviction overturned; acquitted at trial; pled guilty in Arkansas, sentenced to time served
James Hunter – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; conviction overturned; acquitted at trial (died 4 days later of a heart attack)
Mark Anthony Walter – died in shootout with police

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INMATE INFORMATION

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DC Number: 102704
Name: REMETA, DANIEL E
Race: AMERICAN INDIAN OR PACIFIC ISL
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 153 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/06/1958
Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DECEASED
Special Note:
See Detainer Section

Aliases:
DANIEL E REMETA DANIEL EUGENE REMETA

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM NUMEROUS SCARS AND TATTOOS
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST BIRD
TATTOO RIGHT LEG MEXICAN GIRL

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 02/08/1985
Offense 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.
Sentence Date 06/03/1986
County MARION
Case No. 8501471
Prison Sentence Length DEATH SENTENCE

Detainers:(Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
09/30/1988 CRAWFORD CO. SO. DETAIN
09/30/1988 VAN BUREN, ARKANSAS DETAIN
09/30/1988 ***UPDATED 4/12/95** DETAIN
10/03/1988 KANSAS D.O.C. DETAIN
10/03/1988 LANSING, KANSAS DETAIN

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 06/03/1986
Date Out-Custody 03/31/1998

News Archive: Ricky Javon Gray and Ray Dandridge – Spree Killers: Killed 7 in January 2006

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Victims
Treva Terrell Gray, 35 (Ricky’s wife) [11/5/2005] (no one has been charged with her murder)
Sheryl Ann Embrey Warner, 37 [12/18/2005]
Ryan Carey, 26 [12/18/2005] (survived) no picture
Bryan Harvey, 49 [1/1/2006]
Kathryn Harvey, 39 [1/1/2006]
Stella Harvey, 9 [1/1/2006]
Ruby Harvey, 4 [1/1/2006]
Mary Baskerville-Tucker, 46 [1/6/2006]
Percyell Tucker, 55 [1/6/2006]
Ashley Baskerville, 21 [1/6/2006]

Harvey Family murders 1/1/2006 Richmond, VA *Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge arrested for the murders of Richmond family*
Update: Harvey Family murder *Ricky Javon Gray murder trial begins*
Update: Harvey Family murder *Ricky Gray convicted; sentenced to death*
Update: Harvey Family murder *Ray Joseph Dandridge pled guilty; received LWOP for all murders*
Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge spree murders *Ricky Gray sentenced to death; Ray Dandridge sentenced to LWOP*
Execution Alert: Ricky Jovan Gray for the murders of the Harvey Family

Books
Cold Blooded: The New Year’s Day Massacre

Movies/Documentaries
Wicked Attraction: Evil in the Blood

INMATE INFORMATION

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OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1100057
OFFENDER NAME: Ricky Jovan Gray
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Death Sentence
LOCATION: Greensville Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

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OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1159354
OFFENDER NAME: Ray Joseph Dandridge
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Keen Mountain Correctional Center

Execution Alert: Ricky Jovan Gray for the murders of the Harvey Family

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Victims
Treva Terrell Gray, 35 (Ricky’s wife) [11/5/2005] (no one has been charged with her murder)
Sheryl Ann Embrey Warner, 37 [12/18/2005]
Ryan Carey, 26 [12/18/2005] (survived) no picture
Bryan Harvey, 49 [1/1/2006]
Kathryn Harvey, 39 [1/1/2006]
Stella Harvey, 9 [1/1/2006]
Ruby Harvey, 4 [1/1/2006]
Mary Baskerville-Tucker, 46 [1/6/2006]
Percyell Tucker, 55 [1/6/2006]
Ashley Baskerville, 21 [1/6/2006]

Harvey Family murders 1/1/2006 Richmond, VA *Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge arrested for the murders of Richmond family*
Ricky Gray Set to Be Executed for Virginia Family Murders
Ricky Gray’s execution day has arrived — 11 years after murder spree
Governor won’t stop Ricky Gray execution; lawyers file emergency request to Supreme Court
Ricky Gray set to be executed for 2006 murder wave that claimed two Richmond families
Ricky Gray to be executed Wednesday for 2006 murders
Gov. McAuliffe says he won’t stop Wednesday’s execution of Ricky Gray
Ricky Gray apologizes; more than 50 mental health experts urge clemency
Ricky Gray makes last-minute appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to stay execution
Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings
Virginia executes convicted family killer Ricky Gray
Virginia executes inmate convicted of murdering family of four

Movies/Documentaries
Wicked Attraction: Evil in the Blood

INMATE INFORMATION

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OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1100057
OFFENDER NAME: Ricky Jovan Gray
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Death Sentence
LOCATION: Greensville Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

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OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1159354
OFFENDER NAME: Ray Joseph Dandridge
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Keen Mountain Correctional Center

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Meling killed 2 and injured 1 (his wife) with Sudafed poisoning; Sentenced to life in prison

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Jennifer Meling

Victims
Jennifer Meling [2/2/1991] (survived)
Kathleen Daneker, 40 [2/11/1991]
Stan McWhorter, 40 [2/18/1991]

Hunt For Tainted Sudafed Has Ominous Ring
Man arrested in fatal Sudafed tampering case
Suspect Held in Fatal Poisonings In Cold-Remedy Tampering Case
Husband Is Arrested In Sudafed Poisonings — Cyanide Tampering Killed Two, Injured Wife Of Suspect
Sudafed capsules recalled after 2 die
Man pleads not guilty in cyanide case
Man Guilty of Killing Two in Sudafed Tampering
Man receives life sentence in poisoning deaths Drug tampering was part of a plot
Judge Refuses To Order Retrial In Sudafed Case Convicted Robber’s Confession Found To Be ‘Totally Incredible’
United States of America v Joseph Meling 1995 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: JOSEPH EARL MELING
Register Number: 22719-086
Age: 55
Race: White
Sex: Male
Release Date: LIFE
Located At: FCI Oxford

Spree Killer: Andrew Phillip Cunanan killed at least 5 people during a 3 month period in 1997

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Victims
Jeffrey Trail, 28 [425/1997] Minneapolis, MN
David Madson, 33 [4/29/1997] Rush City, MN
Lee Miglin, 72 [5/4/1997] Chicago, IL
William Reese, 45 [5/9/1997] Pennsville, NJ
Gianni Versace, 50 [7/15/1997] Miami Beach, FL

Find-A-Grave: Jeffrey Trail
Find-A-Grave: David Jon Madson
Find-A-Grave: Lee Miglin
Find-A-Grave: William R. Reese
Find-A-Grave: Gianni Versace
One Good Man
Friends Remember Cunanan Victim
Andrew Cunanan Murders Lee Miglin
Murder Suspect Was Well-known In Gay Community He Was Often A Social Escort To Much Older San Diego Men.
The Killer’s Trail
Chronology of a Death Spree
Cunanan Fingerprint Found at Death Scene
Fashion Giant Versace Is Slain
Wrapped in Gianni Versace Memories
Serial Killing Suspect Cunanan Is Found Dead in Miami Beach
Cunanan Doesn’t Fit Serial Killer Mold
Cunanan Was HIV Negative, Paper Says
Fugitive’s Death Leaves a Trail of Contradictions
Andrew Cunanan killings: FBI documents released
Facing Death
Versace Murder Investigation Ends Without a Motive
Murderpedia: Andrew Phillip Cunanan
Wikipedia: Andrew Cunanan
Wikipedia: Gianni Versace

Books
Death at Every Stop
Three-Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story
Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History
Andrew Cunanan: An American Tragedy

Movies/Documentaries
Six Degrees of Murder: The Body in the Rug
The Versace Murder
Biography: Andrew Cunanan
Final 24: Andrew Cunanan
Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni Versace
Mugshots: Andrew Cunanan – The Versace Killer
My Night with Andrew Cunanan (short)

Andrew Cunanan

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