• 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 Wives: Lucille Miller killed her husband, Gordon “Cork” Miller, because she lost interest in him and wanted a different lifestyle; Sentenced to life in prison, but released after 7 years


Gordon Cork Miller
Gordon “Cork” Miller

The Fire Bug
Man dies in car fire, wife suspected of murdering him for insurance money
Circle of evidence
Wife Charged With Murder In Fire Death
12 Are Chosen in Murder Case
Woman Guilty Of Murder In First Degree
Jury Convicts Pregnant Wife of Murder
Her Marriage Ends In An Inferno
A Mother’s Crime
The People of the State of California v Lucille Miller 1966 (conviction affirmed)
Rereading the Landscape of an Essay by Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

Lucille Miller
Lucille Miller


Deadly Women: Stella Nickell poisoned her husband, Bruce Nickell, and another woman, Susan Snow, so that she could get more insurance money

Bruce Nickell and Susan Snow

Bruce Nickell [6/5/1986]
Susan Snow [6/11/1986]

Find-A-Grave: Bruce Nickell
Find-A-Grave: Susan Chapman Snow
Woman charged with drug tampering in two deaths
Killer Excedrin tampering case set for trail in Seattle
Daughter implicates Nickell
Defendant’s daughter testifies against her
Daughter: mom planned death
Insurance seen as slaying motive
Woman convicted of killing mate with poisoned Excedrin
Victim’s husband holds no hate for Stella Nickell
Nickell’s attorney is raising questions about call to juror
crimelibrary: The Tylenol Terrorist
Murderpedia: Stella Maudine Nickell
Wikipedia: Stella Nickell
Killing Her Husband Wasn’t Enough for Stella Nickell; to Make Her Point, She Poisoned a Stranger
Bitter Pill

Bitter Almonds: The True Story of Mothers, Daughters, and the Seattle Cyanide Murders

Motives & Murder: When the Smoke Clears
48 Hours: Bitter Pill: A Wife On Trial
Forensic Files: Something’s Fishy
New Detectives: Deadly Chemistry
Snapped: Stella Nickell
Deadly Women: In Cold Blood


Stella Nickell

Register Number: 17371-086
Age: 71
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Dublin FCI
Release Date: 12/07/2017

Monsters Among Us: Bradley William Stone killed his ex-wife and 5 members of her family; Found dead, allegedly by suicide


Nicole Hill
Nicole Hill

Nicole Stone, 33
Patricia Flick
Aaron Flick
Nina Flick, 14
Anthony Flick, 17 (survived)
Joanne Hill
Patricia Hill

Stone-cold: Ex-Marine slays ex-wife, 5 of her relatives
6 Dead, 1 Wounded and Gunman on the Loose in Montgomery County Shooting Spree
DA: Ex-wife, her family members killed by military veteran and suspect Bradley William Stone in Montco murder spree
Suspect in deadly Pennsylvania killing spree remains at large
Who Is Bradley William Stone? Suspected PA Shooter Identified
Suspect in deadly Pennsylvania killing spree remains at large
Montgomery County shooter went from house to house in less than two hours
Manhunt intensifies for Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect
Search Intensifies for Shooting Spree Suspect Bradley William Stone in Pennsylvania
Body of Pa. shooting spree suspect found
Officials: Body believed to be of suspected Pennsylvania killer
Gunman who killed 6 near Philadelphia reportedly found dead
Montgomery County shooter Bradley Stone found dead in woods

Bradley William Stone
Bradley William Stone

News Archive: Charles Cammisano murder


Charles Cammisano

Charles V. Cammisano murder 9/1/2007 Riverside, MO *Victim found shot to death in his home; no suspects*
Update: Charles V. Cammisano murder *Ex-wife, Letti Strait, and her husband, Terry Strait, charged with his murder*

Serial Killer: Richard Angel *Angel of Death*

remembering the victims

John Stanley, 75
Anthony Greene, 57
Frederick LaGois, 60
Milton Poultney, 74
Gerolamo Kucich, 75 (survived)
Joseph Francis O’Neill, 79
Joan Hayes, 53

Nurse gave patients dangerous drug doses so he could become ‘a hero’
25 hospital deaths could be result of lethal injections
Former Patient Points to Nurse In Murder Trial
Colleague of ‘the Angel of death’ Tells of Incident With Heart Patient
Male Nurse Who Injected Patients Didn’t Care if They Died: Prosecutor
Male Nurse Who Wanted to Be Hero Convicted in Fatal Injections of Four
The verdict on Angelo: Murder found in 2 deaths
Nurse guilty of injecting patients with fatal dosages
crimelibrary: Angels of Death: The Male Nurses
Profile of Serial Killer Richard Angelo
Murderpedia: Richard Angelo
Wikipedia: Richard Angelo

Most Evil: Control Killers



Identifying and Location Information
As of 12/15/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 90A2242
Date of Birth 08/29/1962
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility GREAT MEADOW
Date Received (Original) 02/24/1990
Date Received (Current) 02/24/1990
County of Commitment SUFFOLK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 12/15/14
Crime Class

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 12/15/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0061 Years, 04 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/11/2049
Parole Hearing Date 11/2048
Parole Eligibility Date 03/11/2049
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Psycho For Love: Billie Wayne Coble killed his estranged wife’s parents, and her brother, Sgt Bobby Vicha before holding her hostage, but she was released



Robert Vicha
Zelda Vicha
Sgt Bobby Vicha
Karen Coble (abducted, but released)

Billie Wayne Coble was convicted and sentenced to death. However, his death sentence was overturned and sent back to the trial judge to be resentenced again. He was once again sentenced to death.

Find-A-Grave: Robert J Vicha
Find-A-Grave: Zelda Walling Vicha
Find-A-Grave: Sgt John Robert Vicha
Officer Down Memorial Page: Sergeant John Robert Vicha
Waco-Area Man Charged in Death
Man Gets Death Penalty for slayings
Cop killer gets death penalty once again
Death sentence stands for man accused of capital murder
Billie Wayne Coble v The State of Texas 2010
Convicted Central Texas Cop Killer Moves Closer To Death Chamber
Murderpedia: Billie Wayne Coble
Billie Coble TX DR Inmate #976 Resentenced to Death for 3 Murders in 1989
Billie Wayne Coble – Texas Death Row

Most Evil: Control Killer


Billy Wayne Coble

SID Number: 02802119
TDCJ Number: 00000976
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1948-09-09
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1989-08-2
Sentence Date: 1990-04-12
Case No.: 89-1036-C
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 8888-88-88

Family Annihilator: Ronald Gene Simmons killed 16 people, mostly family; In return, he was executed


Simmons family

Ronald Gene Simmons Jr., 29 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca Simmons, 46 [12/22/1987]
Barbara Simmons, 3 [12/22/1987]
Loretta Simmons, 17 [12/22/1987]
Eddie Simmons, 14 [12/22/1987]
Marianne Simmons, 11 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca “Becky” Simmons, 8 [12/22/1987]
William “Billy” Simmons II, 23 [12/26/1987]
Renata Simmons, 22 [12/26/1987]
William H. “Trae” Simmons III, 1
Sheila Simmons McNulty, 24 [12/26/1987]
Dennis McNulty, 23 [12/26/1987]
Sylvia Gail Simmons, 6 [12/26/1987]
Michael Simmons, 20 months [12/26/1987]
Kathy Kendrick, 24 [12/28/1987]
J.D. Chaffin, 33 [12/28/1987]

Police seek motive for 16 murders; accused man silent since arrest
Home reflected accused mass murderer, neighbors say
Hostage recounts words of accused mass killer
Family members were buried outside wall built for privacy
Simmons may have begun killing while victims slept
Son tried to save family from father
Police say Simmons foiled early arrest
Accused murderer keeps own counsel
Prosecutor to seek death penalty when Simmons comes to trial
Simmons Convicted of 2 Slayings
Simmons convicted in shooting spreee
crimelibrary: Fathers Who Kill
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture: Ronald Gene Simmons
Ronald Gene Simmons #131
Murderpedia: Ronald Gene Simmons Sr
Wikipedia: Ronald Gene Simmons

Zero at the Bone, Story of Gene Simmons Mass Murderer

Most Evil: Control Killer

Ronald Gene Simmons
Ronald Gene Simmons

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