• This Day in Crime History

    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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Deadly Duo: Michael Montano and Kylee Collins charged with the murders of Jody Fortuna and Phillip Brewer


Jody Wade Fontana, 38
Phillip Robert Brewer, 33

Jody Wade Fortuna (July 5, 1978 – September 5, 2016)
Phillip Robert Brewer obituary
Families of two missing men desperate for answers
Campbell County Releases Information On Double Murder Case
Man accused of killing two, cutting up their bodies
2 arrested in Wyoming double murder
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Releases Details Of Double Murder Case
Murder suspect, victims share ties
No motive yet in murder of two men
Gillette Man Charged With Two Counts Of Murder; He Cut Up Their Bodies With A Saw


Michael Montano
Kylee Collins


Suspected Serial Killer: Johnny Joe Avalos charged with 4 counts of capital murder; Death penalty being sought


Natalie Chavez, 15 [12/28/2014]
Rosemary Perez, 28 [1/10/2015]
Celia Ann Lopez, 29 [4/2015]
Genevieve Ramirez, 45 [4/2015]

Natalie Chavez obituary
Justice for Natalie Chavez
Memorial for girl found murdered under bridge vandalized
Woman found clinging to life in alley dies
Vigil held for murdered woman
Person of interest in death of San Antonio teen found under bridge charged with murder
Man charged with 2 murders draws police interest in third
Suspected serial killer indicted in murders of four San Antonio women
Suspected serial killer indicted in 4 SA murders, sex assaults
Texas man charged in killings of 15-year-old girl, 3 women
Man, 29, indicted in deaths of four women
Natalie Chavez’s aunt:’ What kind of a sick person would do that?’
Mother follows daughter’s murder & accused killer’s upcoming trial from prison
TX – Celia Lopez, 29, San Antonio, 10 April 2015 *Arrest*
Death Penalty Sought for Johnny Joe Avalos in 2014 TX Murder of 15-Year-Old Natalie Chavez

Johnny Joe Avalos

Bhoti Subba murder 7/4/2015 South Salt Lake City, UT *Dil Bahadur Magar pled guilty to her murder; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison*

Bhoti Subba

Police investigating suspicious death after woman found dead in South Salt Lake apartment
Woman found dead inside South Salt Lake apartment identified as Bhoti Subba
Man arrested for murder in connection with body found in July
Murder charge filed against man in South Salt Lake woman’s death
Man charged with murder of woman found strangled in her apartment
Utah man admits killing woman at her home
Man pleads guilty to strangling South Salt Lake woman in her home
Man from Nepal sentenced to prison for murdering another Nepalese refugee at her Utah home
Man sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for 2015 strangling



Offender Number: 230665
DOB: Mon, 1 Jan 1990
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 135
Sex: M
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A



Caught on Tape! One Family Claims an Intoxicated Doctor Caused Permanent Nerve Damage to Their Son

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 30, 2016) — Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen investigates Dr. Frank DeLee who, the Sims family claims, was intoxicated when he delivered their baby after talking about drinking, and caused permanent nerve damage to his arm. The birth of Jared Sims was recorded on a cellphone video where the doctor, who was allegedly barefoot and in shorts, can be heard saying, “We were at Tommy Bahama’s” and telling nurses that he had to pour out his tequila to attend the delivery. “When he passed by…I said, ‘Ohhh, I smell alcohol’,” claims the baby’s grandmother, Sheree Crenshaw-Sims. “The nerves in Jared’s right side were stretched out when he was coming out of the birth canal from the way he was pulled…It caused nerve damage in his right side. He has limited mobility, range of motion,” alleges his mother, Alexandria Sims. Crime Watch Daily correspondent Ana Garcia catches up with Dr. DeLee, who says, “If you see the whole tape you’ll see a different story.” The Sims family is suing the doctor, delivery room nurses, and hospital for malpractice and negligence. The hospital and Dr. DeLee deny their allegations and counter-claim that Alexandria is to blame, citing “negligence and carelessness” by “fail[ing] to mitigate the damages” in her own care for the infant and “assumed risks” involved in childbirth.

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Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

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Carol Simon, 48
Brayden Robert-Emil Otto, 7

Brayden Robert-Emil Otto obituary
Help Brayden’s family
Carol Simon Family Memorial Fund
Joint visitation, funeral set for homicide victims
Adult son accused of killing his mother and young boy
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Man Charged With Killing Mother, 7-Year-Old Boy In Sioux Falls
Man charged with strangling mother, 7-year-old boy
Prosecutors: South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Child’s name released in double homicide
Update: horrid details of double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide

Heath Otto

Psycho For Love: Michael G. Pelkey killed his wife, Diane Pelkey; He was convicted by a military court and sentenced to life in military prison

dv awarenessFrom Pelkey’s appeal: During March and April of 1994, appellant was tried by a general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members at Fort Carson, Colorado. He pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of his wife but, after a contested trial, was found guilty of her intentional murder in violation of Article 118(2), Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 USC § 918(2). Pursuant to his pleas, appellant was also found guilty of impeding an investigation, abusing a corpse, and adultery, in violation of Article 134, UCMJ, 10 USC § 934. He was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, confinement for life, and reduction to Private E-1.

Find-A-Grave: Diane Lee Armendariz Pelkey
United States v Michael G. Pelkey 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Military Convicts Do Time But Also Draw Paychecks

Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: The Line Goes Dead

Boyfriends From Hell: Trevor Thomas Grover killed his girlfriend’s 3-month-old daughter, Arouralee Marie Randles; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

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Arouralee Marie Randles

Arouralee Randles obituary
Man Arrested Following Death of 3-month-old Girl
Man Accused of Strangling Baby
Man Charged In Infant Death, Father Returns
South Ogden Child Dead, Man In Custody
Weber County man accused of strangling baby
Murder Suspect to Undergo Competency Exam
Man pleads guilty to infant’s slaying in Weber County
Man receives 15 years to life for killing baby
Mother gets up to 30 years for role in baby’s murder

Trevor Thomas Grover – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 year to life in prison [1st parole hearing 11/01/2031]
Camille Randles – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 consecutive terms of 1-15 years in prison [2-30 years] [parole hearing 10/01/2028]



Offender Number: 184324
DOB: Tue, 19 Jun 1979
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches
Weight: 220
Sex: M
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A


Offender Number: 188158
DOB: Fri, 3 Feb 1984
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 203
Sex: F
Housing Facility: TIMPANOGOS
Parole Date: N/A

Woman sentenced in death of her baby

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