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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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O’Connell’s Family Exhumes Her Body and the Exclusive New Autopsy Results are Revealed

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 23, 2016) — Crime Watch Daily brings explosive new results in the death of Michelle O’Connell. Originally ruled a suicide, a new independent autopsy performed by Dr. William Anderson after O’Connell’s body was exhumed at the request of her family, indicates that her death was a homicide. “I believe that the injury patterns that we see are inconsistent with the individual intraoral gunshot wound. We have external trauma and we have significant trauma unrelated to the wound itself. That means that someone else was involved in the scenario,” Dr. Anderson tells Crime Watch Daily.

O’Connell’s family believes she was murdered by her live-in boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, who is a Deputy at the St. John’s County Sheriff’s department where O’Connell’s death was investigated. They claim he used his police expertise to cover up the crime. “I think he would know how to cover up [the crime],” tells O’Connell’s mother, Patty O’Connell to Crime Watch Daily. “We’ve been telling them all along we knew she didn’t kill herself and that should bring justice to Michelle’s death. The evidence is there for them to do something with it now,” she adds. “I hope we will get justice,” O’Connell’s 9-year-old daughter, Alexis O’Connell, tells Crime Watch Daily.

Multiple investigations were conducted and Banks was never charged based on insufficient evidence. Banks’ lawyer has declined to comment on this story and the case remains officially ruled as a suicide.

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Serial Killer: Sebastian Alexander Shaw – killed 3+ victims

remembering the victims

Jay Rickbeil, 40
Donna Ferguson, 18
Todd Rudiger, 29
Jenny Lin, 14 (possible victim)

This Day in History: Jenny Lin murder 5/27/1994 *Sebastian Alexander Shaw named as suspect*
Murderpedia: Sebastian Alexander Shaw
SHAW Sebastian Alexander
How man convicted in Oregon became suspect in girl’s killing
Sebastian Shaw profile

Lust to Kill

On the Case With Paula Zahn: Courage and Conviction


SebastianShaw prison mug

Offender Name: Shaw, Sebastian Alexander
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Height: 5′ 05”
Weight: 190 lbs
DOB: 11/1967
Race: Asian Or Pacific Islander
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Hudgins, Emily
Location: Oregon State Penitentiary
Status: Inmate
Institution Admission Date 02/22/2000
Earliest Release Date: No Parole

Shaw info

Psycho For Love: Steven Richard Barela killed his wife, Sherry Barela; Sentenced to 28 years to life in prison

dv awareness

Sherry Barela
Sherry Selph-Barela

Steven Barela was denied parole recently. He was unhappy about it and said he could not do 30 years. What about Sherry’s family and their children? They have to do a lifetime. I do not feel sympathy for him at all. He took a life, he needs to do life, as his sentence states. However, he has another parole hearing in July 2016.

Find-A-Grave: Sherry G “Selph” Selph Barela
Sherry Barella
POMC: Sherry Selph-Barela
Steven Richard Barela v State of Wyoming 1997
Steven R. Barela v State of Wyoming 2002
Laramie wife killer loses latest appeal (1/3 way down)
“Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?” is an uneven documentary series

Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?: Second Chance


Offender Details
Name: Barela , Steven Richard
WDOC Inmate Number: 17450
Status: Inmate
Projected Discharge Date: N/A
Parole Eligibility Date: N/A
Correctional Facility/Office of Supervision: Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp & Boot Camp
40 Pippen Road / P.O. Box 160
Newcastle WY 82701-0160
(307) 746-4436

Age: 48
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 08″
Weight: 210 lbs

Current Sentences

Current Offense: Second Degree Murder
Counts: 1
Sentence Date: 4/21/1995
Length of Sentence: 28 Years To Life
Sentencing County: Albany
Consecutive Sentence:

Psycho For Love: Robert Neulander killed his wife, Leslie Neulander; Sentenced to 20 years to life in prison

dv awareness

Leslie Neulander
Leslie Neulander

NY doctor charged in wife’s 2012 death
Dr. Robert Neulander charged with murdering his wife
‘Blood everywhere’ in death of Dr. Neulander’s wife gave cops leeway for crucial search
Dr. Robert Neulander took lie detector test and ‘failed miserably’
NY doctor convicted of killing estranged wife in mansion
Two Different Pictures Painted of Robert Neulander, Convicted of Killing Wife
DA shares new information on Neulander case
Interview excerpts: Dr. Robert Neulander questioned
Dr. Neulander sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison for murdering wife
NY doctor gets 20 years to life for killing wife in mansion
Dr. Robert Neulander denied new murder trial in wife’s death; sentencing Thursday
Convicted wife-killer Robert Neulander seeks again to overturn murder verdict
Dr. M. Robert Neulander, long before murder charge, lost much of his practice in longshot fight with Excellus

Dateline: Secrets on Shalimar Way (you can watch it here)
48 Hours: The Doctor’s Daughter


Robert Neulander

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/22/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 15B2350
Inmate Name NEULANDER, M R
Date of Birth 09/18/1951
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ELMIRA
Date Received (Original) 07/31/2015
Date Received (Current) 07/31/2015
County of Commitment ONONDAGA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
As of 05/22/16
Class A1

Class E

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 05/22/16
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/28/2035
Parole Hearing Date 11/2034
Parole Eligibility Date 03/28/2035
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Missing Person: Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr from Presque Isle, ME since 5/12/1977

Bernard Ross Jr
Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr and a computer-generated image of what he might look like today

CharleyProject: Bernard Ross Jr
ME – Bernard ‘Bunny’ Ross Jr, 18, Presque Isle, 12 May 1977
Maine’s missing children
Anonymous letter offers potential break in case of Fort Kent man missing since 1977
After 39 years, Maine parents get mysterious letter about missing son
Mystery letter to Maine couple claims knowledge of their son’s 1977 disappearance

Sharon Whigham murder 5/18/2016 Brooklyn, NY *Victim found sitting on a bench with her throat cut; No suspects in custody yet, but boyfriend being sought*

Sharon Whigham
Sharon Whigham

Family mourns Red Hook slashing victim
Woman Found Dead With Throat Slashed on NYC Bench
Woman Is Found With Slashed Throat in Brooklyn
Mother of seven found dead with throat slashed on Brooklyn bench, cops question married boyfriend
Police discover 51-year-old woman’s body on park bench with slash across throat in Red Hook
Woman with throat slashed found upright on bench
Woman with slashed throat found dead, sitting on Brooklyn bench: NYPD

Parents Gone Wild! Katrina Kennedy-Flores charged with child abuse after video of her abusing her 2-year-old son goes viral

stand up for children

Child abuse video posted on Facebook: Katrina Kennedy-Flores arrested, child in protective custody
Weld DA to charge Lochbuie woman with child abuse
Woman arrested, charged in child abuse case
Viral video of alleged child abuse leads to mom’s arrest
How Social Media Busted Alleged Child Abuser Katrina Kennedy Before Cops Did
Woman who called police on allegedly abusive mother in video speaks out

Katrina Kennedy-Flores
Katrina Kennedy-Flores

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