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    September 20: Mark Mueller, 32, was fishing in Waukegan, IL when Jared Fitch and Walter Hains beat him to death with a baseball bat. Fitch was sentenced to 54 years in prison (on parole now on Interstate Compact – probably in Barberton, OH) and Hains was sentenced to 70 years in prison (still incarcerated)

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With Friends Like These…Michael Crocker killed his friend, Stephen O’Neal Perret, to cover up his embezzlement of their Company; Sentenced to 19 years in prison


Stephen Perret

Tongue- cutting case still mystery
Jasper County tongue mutilator back in prison
Suspect with slashed tongue charged with murder after 4 years
Michael Crocker admitted to 2007 fatal shooting in Citronelle, detective testifies
Five years after slaying, man who cut out tongue indicted in Citronelle murder
Almost 7 years later, case of defendant who cut own tongue ends with murder plea
Man who cut out part of tongue pleads guilty to murder
‘Killer Instinct’ episode focuses on bizarre Lower Alabama murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Slip of the Tongue

INMATE INFORMATION

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With Friends Like This…Jack Otto killed his friend, John “Fish” Troutman, who helped him out after he got out of prison, in an argument over money; Sentenced to life in prison


John “Fish” Troutman

Neighbors of slain Swatara Township man say they are baffled by his death
Investigators continue to probe Swatara man’s death
Enhaut man killed in his home was a bookie, friend claims
Police name a person of interest in deadly stabbing case
Valentine’s Day robbery suspect a person of interest in Pennsylvania homicide, police say
Florida prisoner charged with killing Swatara Township man for money
Longtime friend pleads guilty in Swatara Township slaying of 74-year-old man
Man gets life for killing person who took him in

Movies/Documentaries
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Make it Hurt

INMATE INFORMATION

PENNSYLVANIA
Inmate Number: KR6078
Name Name Type
JACK CONLEY OTTO Commit Name
JACK CONLEY OTTO True Name
Age: 69
Date of Birth: 10/26/1947
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 6′ 00″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Current Location: HUNTINGDON
Permanent Location: HUNTINGDON
Committing County: DAUPHIN
Last Updated Time: 9/4/2017 4:00:16 AM

FLORIDA
DC Number: 127032
Name: OTTO, JACK C
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 188 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/26/1947
Initial Receipt Date: 08/25/2011
Current Facility: PENNSYLVANIA
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 02/12/2026

With Friends Like This…Jarret Austin Clark was killed by 4 of his friends while camping at Ft. Gibson Lake, OK


Jarret Clark

Jarret Clark obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jarret Austin Clark
Woman Arrested In 2006 Death Of Broken Arrow Teen
Second woman arrested in connection with cold case murder of Oklahoma teen
Anthony Scott Wallen Criminal Complaint
Jarret Clark’s family reacts to final arrest in his death
Two bound for trial in death
Man takes plea bargain in 2006 lake drowning of Broken Arrow teen
Woman pleads to lesser charge
Woman sentenced in Broken Arrow murder cold case of Jarret Clark
Justice served in Broken Arrow teenager 10-year-old cold case
Evidence from murder victim’s socks leads to plea
Man takes deal in 2006 drowning of BA teen
OK – Jarret Clark, 18, Fort Gibson Lake, 13 May 2006 *Arrests*

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: What Happened in the Woods

Defendants
Anthony Scott Wallen – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years – 8 in prison, the rest on probation
Courtney Manzer – pled guilty to accessory after the fact, sentenced to 2 years in jail, 5 years on probation
Brandon Hargrove – died in car accident
Dayna Marie Hargrove-Miller –

INMATE INFORMATION

OK DOC # 745422
Name Anthony S Wallen
RaceGenderLocation White / Male / WILLIAM S. KEY CORRECTIONAL CENTER, FORTS

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 145 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

Alias
Tony Wallen

IDs
OK DOC#: 745422
Birth Date: 1/16/1984

INMATE INFORMATION

OK DOC # 749309
Name Courtney L Manzer
RaceGenderLocation White / Female / TULSA COUNTY DISTRICT, TULSA

Appearance
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Weight: 119 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green

Alias

IDs
OK DOC#: 749309
Birth Date: 7/13/1989

INMATE INFORMATION

With Friends Like This…Lora Sinner’s “friends” beat and tortured her to death on a camping trip, listening to her beg for her life

15-Year-Old Charged With Murder Describes Women’s Torture, Death
Man Says He Convinced Slaying Victim to Die
Francisco Eric Rubio v Richard Kirkland, et al 2010 (habeas corpus denied)
After 13 years on death row, Redding man’s sentence overturned; guilty verdict stays
Officer talks attack as murderer’s death sentence overturned
Supreme Court overturns Redding man’s death penalty sentence
Redding man’s death penalty sentence overturned
The People of the State of California v Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. 2015 (conviction affirmed; sentence overturned)
Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. – California
The Murder of Lora Sinner in Redding, California

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Law of the Wild

Defendants
Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. – convicted, sentenced to death which was overturned, so he was sentenced to LWOP
Francisco Eric Rubio – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison
Lori Smith – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years to life in prison5
Amy S. – went through the juvenile justice system – 15 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: SMITH, PAUL GORDON
CDCR#: T75092
Age: 40
Admission Date: 12/06/2002
Current Location: Sacramento

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: RUBIO, FRANCISCO ERIC
CDCR#: T89385
Age: 38
Admission Date: 07/29/2003
Current Location: High Desert

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: SMITH, LORI DIANE
CDCR#: W97876
Age: 37
Admission Date: 02/05/2003
Current Location: Womens Facility

With Friends Like This…Matthew Stegman was killed in Woodland Cemetery after being stabbed and beaten to death by 5 of his friends


Matthew John Stegman

Find-A-Grave: Matthew John Stegman
Man found in Des Moines cemetery died of stab wounds
Man pleads guilty in slaying of man in cemetery
Des Moines man gets 60 years for cemetery slaying
State of Iowa v Robert Joe Myers 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Terry Joe Williams 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The Dark Side of Iowa: Sheri Fisher
The Dark Side of Iowa: Andrew Johnson
The Dark Side of Iowa: Robert Myers
The Dark Side of Iowa: Terry Williams
Robert Johnston: Did I Commit a Crime?
Facebook: Matthew John Stegman RIP

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Hell Storm

Defendants
Andrew Russell Johnson – convicted, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Robert ‘Wolf’ Myers II – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Terry Williams – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Sheri Fisher – convicted, sentenced to 35 years in prison
Robert Johnston – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Andrew Russell Johnson
Offender Number 6482269
Sex M
Birth Date 07/17/1984
Location Clarinda Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER – 2ND DEGREE, 85%
TDD/SDD * 10/06/2049
Commitment Date 03/05/2008
Recall Date 11/02/2041

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Robert Joe Myers, II
Offender Number 6391278
Sex M
Birth Date 06/08/1982
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 11/14/2007
Recall Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Terry Joe Williams
Offender Number 6979369
Sex M
Birth Date 05/13/1984
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/14/2007
Recall Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Sheri Fisher
Offender Number 6684296
Sex F
Birth Date 07/31/1984
Location Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
Offense ATTEMPTED MURDER, 85%
TDD/SDD * 06/19/2032
Commitment Date 03/07/2008
Recall Date 05/03/2024

INMATE INFORMATION

With Friends Like This…John Morgan was murdered by 3 of his friends because they were upset over a $900 phone bill; All sentenced to prison

3 Face Charges
Sources say slaying victim was tortured in Johnstown
2 arraigned in Johnstown murder
Johnstown woman faces more counts – Morgan’s ex-girlfriend charged with murder
Man pleads guilty to murder charge – Suspect admits torture killing
Cook, Whaley sentenced for murder – Judge says both men ‘lucked out’ because of age
Suspect in torture killing makes a plea
Dzierson apologizes in court
Cornell program turns Auburn prison inmates into college graduates
Vigil tonight to recognize 1998 victim of murder
Old murder case airing on TV

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Puzzle in Pieces

Defendants
Theodore Cook – convicted, sentenced to 23 years to life in prison (parole eligible 11/2020)
Lucas Whaley – convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison (parole eligible 11/2022)
Amanda Dzierson – convicted, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison (parole hearing 11/2017)

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99A1675
Inmate Name COOK, THEODORE J
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 04/03/1980
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility MOHAWK
Date Received (Original) 03/30/1999
Date Received (Current) 03/30/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0023 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/17/2021
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2020
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/17/2021
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99A1676
Inmate Name WHALEY, LUCAS W
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 09/24/1980
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility AUBURN
Date Received (Original) 03/30/1999
Date Received (Current) 03/30/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/17/2023
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2022
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/17/2023
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99G0156
Inmate Name DZIERSON, AMANDA C
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 09/20/1977
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ALBION
Date Received (Original) 02/09/1999
Date Received (Current) 02/09/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime KIDNAPPING
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/10/2018
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2017
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/10/2018
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

With Friends Like These…The Belmont Ave. Girls beat their roommate, Stacey Hanna, to death, then slashed her throat and left her in the woods


Stacey Hanna

Woman beaten to death in lesbian romance
Death Sought For Two Women
2nd woman convicted in slaying
Kelley Ann Tibbs v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Stephanie Cull v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
1 woman convicted of 1997 murder set to be freed on anniversary of crime
Misconduct podcast: The Murder of Stacy Hanna

Books
A Fatal Lie: A True Story Of Betrayal And Murder In The New South

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: The Girls of Belmont Ave.

Defendants
Domica Chantel Winckler – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tracy Lynn Bitner – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Kelley Ann Tibbs – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Stephanie Leigh-Anne Cull – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison; released 7/27/2015


Stephanie Cull

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1052223
OFFENDER NAME: Domica Chantel Winckler
SEX: Female
RACE: Black
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1012787
OFFENDER NAME: Tracy Lynn Bitner
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 39
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1170391
OFFENDER NAME: Kelley Ann Tibbs
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

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