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    Aug. 22: 2011: Kathryn Benoit was shot to death in her Moscow, ID apartment by her former boyfriend, Ernesto Bustamante, who was also an assistant professor in her department at the University of Idaho. He killed himself the next day at a hotel room in Moscow, ID.

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Psycho For Love: Rapper Earl Hayes killed his wife, Stephanie Moseley, after accusing her of cheating on him; He then killed himself

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StehanieMoseley
Stephanie Moseley

Rapper, Dancer Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Upscale Apartment Complex Near the Grove
Floyd Mayweather Jr. witnessed murder-suicide of rapper, VH-1 star on FaceTime, report says
Stephanie Moseley accused & Shot Dead by Earl Hayes
Rapper, Dancer Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Upscale Apartment Complex Near the Grove

Earl Hayes
Earl Hayes

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Monsters Among Us: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan killed his friend, Greg Brown, and Chester Dean Dyer sending himself to death row

remembering the victims

Victims
Greg Brown – 8/24/1982
Chester Dean Dryer – 12/13/1989 (this is the one he was executed for)

The Case Of Death Sentence Of Jeffery Landrigan
Murderer’s History Won’t Halt Execution
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan a/k/a Billy Patrick Wayne Hill #1232
This Cold-Blooded Murderer Could Help Prove There’s A ‘Killer Gene’
Murderpedia: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan
Wikipedia: Execution of Jeffrey Landrigan

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: Deadly DNA

Final Words: “Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends,and Boomer Sooner.” (Sooners is the team nickname at the University of Oklahoma)

Jeffrey Landrigan
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan

Psycho For Love: Patricia Rorrer killed her ex-boyfriend’s new wife, Joann Katrinak, and their 3-month-old son, Alex to make Andrew Katrinak suffer

Joann and Alex

Victims
Joann Katrinak, 26
Alex Katrinak, 3 months

Find-A-Grave: Joann M. Katrinak
Woman Held In Catasauqua Killings
Man Recalls Day His Wife, Baby Vanished As Katrinak Double-murder Trial Opens
Farmer Describes Finding Bodies Of Katrinak, Son
Defendant Takes Stand In Katrinak Case
Jury Rejects Alibi, Finds Rorrer Guilty In Double Kidnapping-murder Case
Woman found guilty in Lehigh Slayings
Convicted murderer seeks new DNA tests in ’94 murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Murder in Lehigh Valley
Forensic Files: A Woman Scorned
Deadly Women: Green-Eyed Monsters

INMATE INFORMATION

Patricia Rorrer

Patricia Rorrer
Age: 51
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 01/24/1964
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 09″
Current Location: MUNCY
Permanent Location: MUNCY
Committing County: LEHIGH

Cold Case: Candace Rough Surface murder 8/2/1980 Mobridge, SD *Nicholas Scherr and James Stroh pled guilty, sentenced to prison*


Candace Rough Surface

A tale too late to satisfy
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Brutal 1980 Murder Raises Racial Tensions — Indians Say Bail, Long Delay Before Arrest Are Evidence Of Prejudice
Non-Indian Men Arrested for Murder, Racial Tensions Rise
Confession ends 16-year murder mystery, but revives racist claims
Suspect finally pleads guilty after 16 years
16-year Murder Mystery Ends In Tears
Websleuths: Citizens Against Pedophiles Early Release (CAPER)

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Murder in the Badlands

Defendants
James E. Stroh II – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years in prison
Nicholas Scherr – pled guilty, sentenced to 100 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION
SCHERR, NICHOLAS A.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 191 lbs.

Transaction #31569

Sentence Date: 05/22/1996
County: Walworth
Crime: Manslaughter 1st
Sentence Length: 100 years

INMATE INFORMATION

STROH, JAMES E.
Age: 50
Race: White
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Alias(es) Stroh, James E
DOC Number #2491
Current Facility Outside
Parole Office NA
Correctional Status Completed Sentence
Additional Info NA

Discharged 10/13/2004

Murder In The Family: Bonnie Harkey “The Pecan Queen” and her caretaker, Karen Johnson, were murdered for her money; Her stepson, Bruce Harkey, and several others were convicted of her murder

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Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson
Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson

Find-A-Grave: Bonnie Katherine Sawyer Harkey
Bruce Harkey on Trial for Capital Murder
Woman Kidnapped, Buried Alive, Was Victim Of Murder- For-Hire-Plot
Co-conspirators are sentenced in San Saba County double-murder
A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit
The death of the ‘Pecan Queen’
Bonnie Harkey, Texas Pecan Queen, Killed By Grandson
Man gets life in prison in ‘Pecan Queen’s’ death
‘Pecan Queen’s’ grandson gets life in prison for her death

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Queen of the County
Blood Relatives: No Bones About It

Defendants
Bruce Harkey – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Carl Pressley – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Lillian King – convicted, sentenced to 45 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

bruce-harkey

SID Number: 04505208
TDCJ Number: 01924278
Name: HARKEY, BRUCE WAYNE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1952-04-09
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

HarkeyBruce info

INMATE INFORMATION

Carl-Wade-Pressley

SID Number: 04819668
TDCJ Number: 01925562
Name: PRESSLEY, CARL WADE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1983-09-06
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2012-03-25
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2014-05-15
County: SAN SABA
Case No.: 5729
Sentence: 5555-55-55 (LWOP)

INMATE INFORMATION

Lillian King

SID Number: 50031973
TDCJ Number: 01925495
Name: KING, LILLIAN ANNETTE
Race: W Gender: F
DOB: 1986-10-11
Maximum Sentence Date: 2057-03-26
Current Facility: HILLTOP
Projected Release Date: 2057-03-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2034-09-25
Next Parole Review Date: 09/25/2034

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2012-03-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2014-05-15
County: SAN SABA
Case No.: 5755
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 45–00-00

Psycho For Love: Jerome Burton killed his wife, Deborah; Sentenced to LWOP

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Husband charged with murder after wife found dead in fire, police say
Prosecutor grills victim’s daughter about testimony at Irvington man’s capital murder trial
‘He horribly, horribly murdered her,’ prosecutor tells jury in Irvington capital murder trial
Mobile County prosecutor reports new evidence that could help defendant in murder-arson case
Mobile court digest: Testimony ends in murder trial; terrorism charges stand; lawsuit reinstated
Irvington man’s mother-in-law, daughter testify on his behalf at capital murder trial
Irvington man found guilty of murdering wife; judge sentences him to life
Mobile court digest: Capital murder conviction; stinky water case heads to jury

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: No Rest For The Wicked

INMATE INFORMATION

JeromeBurton prison mug

AIS: 00288688
Inmate Name: BURTON, JEROME ALFRED
Race: W
Sex: M
Birth Year: 1952
Institution: HOLMAN PRISON
Code: LW

Deadly Neighbors: James Blair charged with killing his neighbor, Linda Ciotto, for mowing her lawn too late at night

Linda Ciotto
Linda Ciotto

Ohio man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower
SHERIFF: Huron County woman shot dead by neighbor for mowing her lawn too late at night
Man accused of shooting neighbor, running her over with lawn mower
Murder suspect was annoyed by victim mowing lawn
Cops: Ohio man shot neighbor in face, ran her over with mower
Ohio man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

JamesBlair
James Blair

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