Murder In The Family: Becki Lynne Dillard murder 11/13/2009 Wright County, MO *Mother-in-law Debra Yvonne Dillard and her boyfriend Billy Joe Eastep convicted, sentenced to prison*

Becki Dillard
Becki Lynne Dillard

Find-A-Grave: Becki Lynne Griffin Dillard
Somebody tried to make Becki Dillard’s homicide look like an accident
Charges Filed in Howell County Murder
Woman from Moody MO is charged for daughter-in-law’s death
Jury Deliberating Dillard Murder Trial
Dillard Found Guilty of Murdering Daughter-in-Law
Woman Gets Life for Daughter-in-Law’s Murder


Debra Yvonne Dillard – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Billy Joe Eastep – pled guilty to conspiracy, sentenced to 10 years in prison


Billy Joe Eastep prison mug

DOC Id 1136419
Offender Name Billy JOE Eastep
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 08/21/1968
Height/Weight 6’2″ / 223
Hair/Eyes Brown /Brown
Assigned Location Farmington Correctional Center
Address 1012 West Columbia, Farmington, MO 63640
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 218-7100

Sentence Summary 10 YRS
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Billy JOE Estep; Billy JOE Eastep


Debra Dillard prison mug

DOC Id 1223727
Offender Name Debra L Dillard
Race White
Sex Female
Date of Birth 09/23/1957
Height/Weight 5’3″ / 137
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry /Hazel
Assigned Location Chillicothe Correctional Center
Address 3151 Litton Road, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Assigned Officer Phone Number (660) 646-4032

Sentence Summary Life W/Out Possiblity Of Parole (Life, 30 CC)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Cookie Nickname; Debra Yvonne Dillard-Case; Debra L Dillard

Murder In The Family: James Robertson killed his parents, Earl & Terry Robertson for a $2.2 million inheritance; Now, he is residing on death row, instead of a mansion


Earl and Terry Robertson

Find-A-Grave: Earl Lamar Robertson
Find-A-Grave: Terry deJarnette Robertson
11.27.97: Son is charged with killing S.C. couple
Death row inmate replays memory of killing parents
Judge halts Rock Hill man’s execution
Murderpedia: James D. Robertson
Rock Hill death row inmate again appeals; TV documentary in works

Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home

Blood Relative: Cradle to the Grave

Meredith Leann Moon – pled guilty to being an accessory, testified against James Robertson, sentenced to 20 years in prison
James ‘Jimmy’ Robertson – convicted, sentenced to death


JamesRobertson prison mug

Picture Date 01/08/2009
Inmate Description Inmate Sentence and Location
Name Robertson, James D.
SCDC ID 00005067
SID SC00894321
DOB 11/17/1973
Citizenship Citizen – Native Born
Build Medium
Complexion Fair
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown

Offender Type Deathrow
Offense Murder
Sentence Start Date 03/26/1999
Sentence Length DEATH SENTENCE
Admission Date 03/27/1999
Committing County York
Location Lieber
Projected Release Date Not Eligible
Projected Parole Eligibility Not Eligible
Supervised Furlough Eligibility Not Eligible

Monsters Among Us: Terry Allen Langford killed Edward ‘Ned’ and Celene Blackwell, a couple he never met, and had no motive, nor did he ever have any remorse

remembering the victims

Suspect in murder held without bail
Suspect in Ovando murders to enter pleas
Love, Hate Still Simmer Over Couple’s Murders
Eye For An Eye
Terry Allen Langford #441
Double murderer executed
Montana executes drifter for 1988 murder of couple
Murderpedia: Terry Allen Lanford

I Was Murdered: Backcountry Blood

Terry Allen Langford
Terry Allen Langford

Monsters Among Us: Michael Charles Stewart killed Amanda Carlson-Bey, her unborn child and their son 2-year-old Jereau Carlson

remembering the victims

Killer tells court: Bad things happen
State of Minnesota v Michael Stewart 2001

I Was Murdered: Devil You Know


MichaelStewart prison mug

Demographic Information
OID Number: 203774
Birth Date: 11/28/1974
Current Status: Incarcerated
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater
Admit Date: 11/23/1999

Release Date **: Life Sentence – Contact for release information
Release Type:
Expiration Date: 6/2/2107
Case Worker: J. Ryan (651) 779-2700
Supervising Agent:

Controlling Offense Information *:
Offense Modifier: NOT/APPL
Minnesota Statute(s): 609 185 1
County of Conviction: RAMSEY
Court File Number: K5-99-648

Monsters Among Us: Joshua Wade killed Della Brown and Mindy Schloss, sentenced to 99 years in prison; Also sentenced to life in prison in federal prison if he lives that long

Della Brown Mindy Schloss

Della Brown [9/2000]
Mindy Brown [8/4/2007]

Death-penalty decision delays Wade trial
Wade neighbor too intimidated to talk
Wade’s jail diary laced with violent details
Federal prosecutors seek death penalty for Joshua Wade
Prosecutors say they’re worried for Wade witnesses’ safety
Judge rules Wade witness names can be withheld
New evidence emerges in Wade murder case
Wade to change plea, face sentencing
Wade confesses to two murders in plea deal
Wade to change plea in Schloss murder, admits to Brown’s as well
Wade to spend his life in prison
Wade sentencing brings range of emotions
CrimeLibrary: The Murder of Mindy Schloss

Motives & Murders: Northern Nightmare


Joshua Wade

Offender Name: JOSHUA A WADE
Offender ID:421206
Date of Birth:03/18/1980
Age: 33
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Spring Creek Correctional Center
Scheduled Release Date: 02/16/2076

Family Annihilator: Ernest Wholaver killed his estranged wife and two daughters after being accused of sexual offenses against his daughters; Now resides on PA death row

Wholaver Family

Jean Wholaver, 43
Vicki Wholaver, 20
Izzy Wholaver, 15

Find-A-Grave: Jean A. Bittman Wholaver
Find-A-Grave: Victoria C. “Vicki” Wholaver
Find-A-Grave: Elizabeth A. “Izzy” Wholaver
Husband-father sought in slayings of mom, daughters
Accused molester sought in slayings
‘Saddened by these tragic events’
Man who killed wife, daughters given life (this is incorrect, as even the article states he received death)
Man gets death in family’s murder
Justices uphold death sentence in man’s slaying of wife, children
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Ernest R. Wholaver 2006
Federal judge delays execution for convicted Middletown murderer Ernest Wholaver
Triple murderer Ernest Wholaver asking court to erase charges that he raped his daughters
Ernest Wholaver loses bid to have rape charge expunged
Murderpedia: Ernest R. Wholaver

Nightmare Next Door: Murders Under the Mistletoe

Scott Wholaver – pled guilty, sentenced to 12 1/2 – 25 years in prison
Ernest Wholaver – convicted, sentenced to death


Ernest Whoalver

Inmate Details
Age: 53
Date of Birth: 04/23/1960
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Height: 6′ 00″
Current Location: GREENE
Permanent Location: GREENE
Committing County: DAUPHIN


Scott Wholaver


Inmate Details
Age: 38 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 08/10/1974 Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 6′ 00″
Current Location: LAUREL HIGHLANDS
Permanent Location: LAUREL HIGHLANDS
Committing County: DAUPHIN

Guest Post: Extraordinary Cases of Missing People Who Were Ultimately Found

Extraordinary Cases of Missing People Who Were Ultimately Found

The recent rescue of three Ohio women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — after they had been missing for approximately a decade has captured the attention of the nation as an extraordinary story. The women had been kidnapped and were being held captive by three men all that time. Their story and their heroic rescue has captivated us all.

There are — surprisingly — many more stories like theirs of women and men who were found many years or even many decades after they went missing. Some were taken, while others left on their own. Here are just a few of the extraordinary cases of missing people who were ultimately found:

Jaycee Lee Dugard
In this well-known case, Jaycee Lee Dugard was found 18 years after she had been kidnapped. She was taken by a husband and wife when she was only 11 and kept against her will in their home. The couple kept a hidden back yard that was guarded by a tall fence, trees and a tarp. Jaycee was kept in a series of sheds that were soundproofed.

Jaycee was discovered when she accompanied her captor to a meeting with his parole officer.

Natascha Kampusch
Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped by Wolfgang Priklopi when she was only 10 years old. For almost 9 years, she was kept in a windowless, underground cell and repeatedly raped. Ultimately, she was able to escape on her own, and her captor committed suicide.

Shawn Hornbeck
Shawn Hornbeck was kidnapped when he was 11 years old. Four years later, he was rescued by police, who were serving a search warrant to look for another missing boy in the home of William Benjamin Ownby.

Brenda Heist
Heist’s case is another that has made recent headlines. Brenda Heist was declared legally dead after being missing for many years. Eleven years after she went missing, she was found alive in Florida. She had turned herself in because she believed she was wanted on a warrant, and her true identity was discovered. She said that she had left with a group of hitchhikers who had found her crying over her impending divorce and financial troubles and had invited her to go with them. She left behind two children, 8 and 12.

Denise Desruisseaux Bolser
Like Brenda Heist’s case, this one turned out to be another missing person who left willingly. Sort of. Denise Desruisseaux Bolser was missing for 17 years before she was found after a private investigator who was browsing missing person files recognized her. Bolser says that she was helping her former boss cook the books, and he had threatened to kill her for her involvement. She faked a kidnapping note and fled.
There are many more cases of people who went missing and were found many more years later. Though the circumstances of their disappearance are never good, the fact that they are found and able to be reunited with their families is a positive. Many victims of kidnapping and sexual abuse have also gone on to raise awareness for victims of these types of crimes.

Amber Satka writes on financial topics, such as her look into biweekly car payments. Amber is a former office manager and current mother and writer


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