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Kelvin Lamont Billups murder 11/21/1990 Manning, SC *Best friend, John Moses Ragin, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 30 years in prison*

Kelvin Billups
Kelvin Lamont Billups

John Moses Ragin served about 15 years of a 30 year sentence for killing his best friend, Kelvin Lamont Billups. He was released on parole on this 4th parole appeal.

Mother remembers son’s death 20 years ago
Who is John Moses Ragin?
Family Annihilator: John Moses Ragin charged with killing his wife, Crystal, and her 3 children

John Moses Ragin mugshot
John Moses Ragin

Monsters Among Us: Convicted Sex Offender, Edward Lee Caldwell, pled no contest to killing 82-year-old Mabel Pugliese, whose body has not been recovered yet

Mabel Pugliese
Mabel Pugliese

Detectives Looking for Missing 82-Year-Old
Suspect Named in Woman’s Disappearance
Inmate reportedly tried to sell home
Where is Mabel Pugliese? Inmate Tries To Sell Missing Woman’s Home
Cops charge man with death of missing elderly woman
Caldwell’s Bail Set at $1.15 Million in Woman’s Disappearance
Document: Edward Caldwell Arrest Affidavit in Killing of Mabel Pugliese
Polk County Sheriff’s Office: Missing Person – Mabel Pugliese
Edward Caldwell had to do with the disappearance of the elderly woman in his care
Missing Woman: Mabel A Pugliese – FL – 07/13/2008 (has several articles)
Charley Project: Mabel A. Pugliese
NamUs: #5762 Mabel Pugliese
Florida Sex Offender: Edward Lee Caldwell

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Mommy Dearest

INMATE INFORMATION

EdwardCaldwell prison mug

DC Number: 552353
Name: CALDWELL, EDWARD
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 232 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/20/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 04/18/2012
Current Facility: GULF C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 12/03/2021
(Release Date subject to change pending gain time award, gain time forfeiture, or review. A ‘TO BE SET’ Release Date is to be established pending review.)

Aliases:
EDWARD CALDWELL
EDWARD L CALDWELL
EDWARD L. CALDWELL
EDWARD LEE CALDWELL

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK LOYALTY, TRIBAL SIGN
TATTOO LEFT ARM DEMON FACE, SKULL, BIO-MECHINICAL
TATTOO LEFT ARM HANDS HOLDING HOUR GLASS, JESUS,
TATTOO LEFT ARM HOUR GLASS, JAIL, WIRE FENCE,
TATTOO LEFT LEG AUAGUGMA, SKULLS ON A STICK, STARS
TATTOO LEFT LEG PETEAKUNG-ROGNA-AKUNG-ASAKA-AKUNT
TATTOO LEFT SHOULDER DRAGON, GROASE, BLOOD, X3
TATTOO LEFT SHOULDER OF PEPE LEPUGH
TATTOO OTHER LIKE YOU LIVE IT
TATTOO OTHER LIVE IT LIKE YOU TELL IT TELL IT
TATTOO RIGHT ARM CROSS, BOUGHT, DRAGON WITH BLADES
TATTOO RIGHT ARM FLOWER GREEN SYMBOL
TATTOO RIGHT CHEST STAR WITH SKULL
TATTOO RIGHT LEG CHINES SIGNS, HEART, SO MUCH PAIN
TATTOO RIGHT SHOULDER ANGEL

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/15/2008 AGG.MANSL.-ELDER/DISABLD 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 13Y 0M 0D
10/02/2007 NEGLCT ELDER/DISABLD-HARM 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 13Y 0M 0D
07/15/2008 EXPL ELDER/DISABLD $100K+ 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 13Y 0M 0D
07/15/2008 THEFT>65YO>$50K 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 13Y 0M 0D
07/15/2008 THEFT>65YO>$10K<$50K 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 13Y 0M 0D 07/15/2008 THEFT>65YO>$300<$10K 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
05/06/2008 FORGERY/UTTERING 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
05/14/2008 FORGERY/UTTERING 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
07/24/2008 FORGERY/UTTERING 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
05/06/2008 UTTER FORGED INSTRUMENT 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
05/14/2008 UTTER FORGED INSTRUMENT 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D
07/24/2008 UTTER FORGED INSTRUMENT 03/19/2012 POLK 0903553 5Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
03/21/2007 10/01/2007
04/18/2012 Currently Incarcerated

Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept.of Corrections since January of 1983)
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
03/01/2006 SX OFFNDR FAIL COMPLY PSIA 01/08/2007 SARASOTA 0612077 1Y 4M 26D
09/01/2004 SX OFFNDR FAIL COMPLY PSIA 02/26/2007 MANATEE 0600463 1Y 4M 26D

Monsters Among Us: Reynerio Alonso Rivero stabbed Elizabeth Roxanna Palomino to death in her home; He has been sentenced to LWOP

Percy and Elizabeth Palomino
Percy and Elizabeth Palomino

Husband Finds Wife Murdered In SW Dade Home
Husband Finds Wife Murdered In Home
Miami-Dade News Release
Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Death Of SW Miami-Dade Woman
Man Charged In SW Miami-Dade Woman’s Stabbing Death
Miami-Dade News Release Update
Man Says He’s Guilty In Banquet Hall Owner’s Stabbing Death
Reynerio A. Rivero Pleaded Guilty in 2011 Murder, Sentenced to Life in Prison (several articles)

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Hired From Hell

INMATE INFORMATION

ReynerioRivero prison mug

DC Number: M18523
Name: RIVERO, REYNERIO A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/14/1976
Initial Receipt Date: 06/15/2011
Current Facility: DADE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
REYNE RIO ALONSO
REYNERIO ALONSO
REINERIO RIVERO
REINERO RIVERO
REYNERIO A RIVERO
REYNERIO ALONSO RIVERO

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK REY
TATTOO LEFT ARM BLACK PANTHER
TATTOO LEFT CHEST ROSE
TATTOO LEFT LEG NAKED LADY
TATTOO RIGHT ARM THUG LIFE
TATTOO RIGHT HAND LO9VE / HATE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
04/17/2011 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 05/17/2011 MIAMI-DADE 1110613 SENTENCED TO LIFE
04/17/2011 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 05/17/2011 MIAMI-DADE 1110613 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
10/23/2012 ICE MIRAMAR DETAIN

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 06/15/2011
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Update: Reginald Daye murder *Girlfriend, Crystal Mangum, convicted, sentenced to 14 to 18 years in prison*

DVawareness

Reginald Daye
Reginald Daye

Girlfriends From Hell: Crystal Mangum charged with stabbing boyfriend, Reginald Daye, to death
Mangum found guilty in boyfriend’s stabbing death
Duke lacrosse accuser Mangum found guilty of 2nd-degree murder
Jury finds former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum guilty of second-degree murder
Crystal Mangum found guilty of 2nd-degree murder
Wikipedia: Crystal Mangum

Movies/Documentaries
Wives With Knives: Stripped To The Bone

INMATE INFORMATION

CrystalMangum prison mug

CRYSTAL G MANGUM
Offender Number: 0801264
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 07/16/1978
Age: 35
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Names: CRYSTAL GAIL MANGUM, CRYSTAL MANGUM

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term:
Conviction Date: 11/22/2013
Projected Release Date: UNAUDITED
Primary Crime:
Primary Crime Type:
Special Characteristics:
REGULAR Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 11/22/2013
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: ADMIN. SEGREGATION
Next Control Review: 12/07/2013
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: UNKNOWN
Number Of Infractions: 0
Last Infraction Date: N/A
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: DURHAM COUNTY
Last Movement : NEW ADMISSION
Last Movement Date: 11/22/2013

Psycho For Love: Kelly Harrod got her friends, Jerry and Tammy Trussell to kill her husband, Franklin “Punkie” Harrod Jr

DVawareness

Franklin Harrod Jr
Franklin Wayne “Punkie” Harrod Jr.

Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder
Decade-Old Murder Case Ends in Life Sentence
The Doe Network: Case File 4321DMKS
Charley Project: Franklin Wayne Harrod Jr.
NamUs: MP#7302 Franklin Harros, Jr.
‘Bodyless’ Murders Challenge Courts (at the end of the article)
State of Kansas v Jerry W. Trussell 2009

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Not in Kansas Anymore

Defendants
Kelly Michelle Bishop Harrod – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 months in prison
Tamara Ruth Trussell – pled guilty, sentenced to 136 months in prison
Jerry Wayne Trussell – convicted, sentenced to life in prison plus 12 years

INMATE INFORMATION

KellyBishop prison mug

BISHOP, KELLY MICHELLE, (KDOC # 0086533)
Name(s)
Name Type Name
Conviction BISHOP, KELLY MICHELLE
True OSBURN, KELLY MICHELLE
Alias BISHOP, KELLY MICHEL

Birthdate(s)
Birthdate Type Birthdate Age
True Apr 28, 1976 37

Demographics
Eye Color Hair Color Height Weight Gender Race
Brown Brown 5′-4″ 139 Female White

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Current Status Discharged Date
Discharged Feb 19, 2011

Conviction(s)
County Case Number (I) Offense Date Sentencing Date ACS Criminal Conviction Description Counts Crime Severity Level Case Status (II)

Butler 05CR547 Jul 28, 1997 Jun 05, 2006 Solicited Solicitation to Murder 1st Degree 1 Non Drug-Grid Severity Level 5 Inactive

INMATE INFORMATION

JerryTrussell prison mug

Name(s)
Name Type Name
Conviction TRUSSELL, JERRY W
True TRUSSELL, JERRY WAYNE

Birthdate(s)
Birthdate Type Birthdate Age
True Nov 19, 1962 51

Demographics
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown
Height 5′-8″
Weight 198
Gender Male
Race White

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Earliest Possible Release Date (1)
Current Status Incarcerated
Admission Date Aug 27, 2007
Current Location (2) Hutchinson CF-Central
Custody Level High Medium

Conviction(s)
County Case Number (I) Offense Date Sentencing Date ACS Criminal Conviction Description Counts Crime Severity Level Case Status (II)

Butler 05CR311 Jul 29, 1997 Aug 07, 2007 N/A Aid,Abet,Advise,Counsel,Procure Or Hire-Murder in the First Degree 1 Off Grid Active

Butler 05CR311 Jul 29, 1997 Aug 07, 2007 Conspired Conspiracy to Murder 1st Degree 1 Non Drug-Grid Severity Level 2 Active

INMATE INFORMATION

TamaraTrussell prison mug

Name(s)
Name Type Name
Conviction TRUSSELL, TAMARA RUTH
True CROWE, TAMARA RUTH
Alias CROWE, TAMARA R
Alias TRUSSELL, TAMMY
Alias TRUSSELL, TAMMY RUTH

Birthdate(s)
Birthdate Type Birthdate Age
True Feb 26, 1967 46

Demographics
Eye Color Hair Color Height Weight Gender Race
Green Brown 5′-7″ 158 Female White

Current Status reported by Dept. of Corrections
Earliest Possible Release Date (1) Current Status Admission Date Current Location (2) Custody Level
Mar 14, 2015 Incarcerated Apr 06, 2006 Topeka CF-Central Minimum
(1) This date could be affected by a parole board decision or good time and/or program credit.

Conviction(s)

County Case Number (I) Offense Date Sentencing Date ACS Criminal Conviction Description Counts Crime Severity Level Case Status (II)

Butler 05CR312 Jul 28, 1997 Mar 03, 2006 Conspired Conspiracy to Murder 1st Degree 1 Non Drug-Grid Severity Level 2 Active

Butler 05CR312 Jul 28, 1997 Mar 03, 2006 N/A Voluntary Manslaughter 1 Non Drug-Grid Severity Level 3 Active

LeMarcus Bell murder 10/12/2010 Fort Worth, TX *Girlfriend’s mother, Tyra Ann Whitney, convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison*

DVawareness

LeMarcus Bell
LeMarcus Bell

Find-A-Grave: LeMarcus Bell
Woman accused of using hammer to kill daughter’s boyfriend
Tarrant County jury sentences woman for killing her daughter’s boyfriend with a hammer
Woman receives prison sentence in slaying
Woman receives prison sentence in slaying
Tyra Ann Whitney v The State of Texas 2013

Movies/Documentaries
Facing Evil: Protecting Your Own

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08476553
TDCJ Number: 01746475
Name: WHITNEY,TYRA ANN
Race: B Gender: F
DOB: 1968-09-11
Maximum Sentence Date: 2026-06-19
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2026-06-19
Parole Eligibility Date: 2018-12-19

Offense History

Offense Date: 2010-10-11
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2011-10-07
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1217006D
Sentence Date (YY-MM-DD): 15-00-00

Guest Post: Can Teen Drunk Driving Be Prevented? by Marie Portillo

Can Teen Drunk Driving Be Prevented?

As parents, we try to give our children the tools and education to become successful, thriving adults.  However, at one point or another, a teenager will begin developing their own personalities as well as fulfilling their own wants, needs and desires. When it comes to substance use, a teen’s high school and college years are seemingly one big experimental phase. Not only is the body going through significant physical changes, but your child is growing socially as well. Peer pressure can certainly impact your
teen’s everyday decisions, but do not think that your input does not matter. However, when it comes to the safety of your child, and the youth of today’s relaxed mentality on drunk-driving, you do want to offer as much education, support and open-communication that you possibly can.

To better understand your child’s current mentality, reflect back on your own teen years and you will probably come to the conclusion that you made some pretty irrational and risky decisions. Did you experiment with drugs? Did you on occasion heavily drink alcohol or binge drink? What did you learn from the choices you made regarding substance experimentation? Have you ever gotten behind the wheel while under the influence? Did your experimentation turn into a lifelong problem with substance use or was it just a phase you grew out of? These are all good things to contemplate before engaging in a conversation with your teenagers about alcohol and drug use; they may ask you about your own experiences and you should be prepared to have an answer for them.

Fatalities that occur from drunk driving accidents are certainly a heartbreaking disaster for everyone involved. You may be wondering how to protect your teen from this sort of tragedy, and there is no definite answer except to project the value of good choices, judgment and responsibility. Some parents prefer to use threatening tones or punishment to deter their teen from drunk driving. Unfortunately, these scare tactics are not very effective for discouraging teens from driving while under the influence or stopping them from consuming alcohol in the first place. According to David Hanson Professor at Potsdam University who discusses on his website, Alcohol Problems and Solutions, there are several other methods that have minimal effect on a person’s decision to drive drunk or not such as; “incarceration and jail time, heavy fines or even an increase in the cost of alcoholic beverages.”

While as a parent you do not want to advocate for drinking and driving, you should prepare yourself for the fact that your teen may still decide to drink and drive anyway, regardless of the life lessons you have taught them. In this case, it is important to educate and prepare them to be ready to handle any situation. Engage in frequent conversations regarding alcohol or substance use so that your teen feels comfortable coming to you with a problem or concern. Help them recognize signs of a highly intoxicated person, and teach them problem solving to avoid confrontation that may occur if they try to stop a friend from drunk driving. On the flip-side your teen may also feel immense pressure to drink even if they hang out with a “good crowd.” Maybe your teen is torn between not really wanting to drink and the desire to fit in with their friends? Or they are curious as to what it feels like to be drunk? Either way, using an open and non-aggressive tone is the easiest way to get your teen to better communicate.

Another reason communication is key, is that it reassures your teen that while they will still have to face some consequences for their actions, you will be there for them if they need you. If your teen is ever in a situation where they may need a ride home, you should always let them know you will come and pick them up regardless of the circumstances. A teen filled with fear that they will be harshly punished for drinking or even hanging out with friends that have alcohol will be less inclined to call a parent and will most likely take the risk of driving or get in a car with someone who is intoxicated, convincing themselves that nothing will happen.

Another helpful tip is to explain to your teenager that all alcohol affects you the same way, regardless of its strength. Some adults have the misconception that having a single beer will not impair their judgment or reaction time while operating a vehicle; however, in reality “the contents of the typical bottle or can of beer, glass of wine, or liquor drink (mixed drink or straight liquor) each contain virtually identical amounts of pure alcohol. When it comes to alcohol, a drink is a drink and is all the same to a breathalyzer” (Hanson; Drinking and Driving).

Teens should also know their limits to drinking, especially if they are newly experimenting with alcohol.  This could not only save your teen from an alcohol overdose or alcohol poisoning but may provide them with some reality when it comes to drinking and driving; however, this is something you as a parent would need to be comfortable experimenting with. Although the legal limit to drink in European countries is often 16 to 18 years of age, alcohol is introduced at a much younger age and in turn there are statistically fewer fatalities involving alcohol. In the United States, the legal drinking age is 21 but the laws regarding underage drinking vary by states. Some parents however introduce alcohol, typically wine, in their home to pre-teens and teens at their own discretion.

There are some parents who are open to helping their teen understand how alcohol affects their body, and use different parenting techniques to achieve this. A controversial technique used by some parents is to allow their teenager to consume a few alcoholic beverages in the safety of their own home. In one instance, throughout a one to two hour window a parent handed their teen a pen and paper and asked them to write clearly, “drinking doesn’t affect my driving” as they consumed alcohol. As the teen continued to drink their writing became sloppier and sloppier. After the teen was finished drinking, the parent instantly made the teen consume plenty of food and water. The next day the parent presented their teen with their handwriting before, during and after drinking. The parents used this visual example to explain to their teen that if they could barely operate a pen, they were not fit to operate a vehicle.  This eye-opening experiment can visually show teens how drinking impacts their basic motor skills, even after only small amount of alcohol.

Whatever parenting tips you use, preventative education is always the best way to at least arm your teen with the tools to properly assess situations, while giving them the confidence to know that they can make the right choice in any situation with your support. While alcohol may be taboo in your household, almost 70% of college freshmen experiment with alcohol within their first year. It may be better to educate your teen now and provide them with the power of choice and good judgment for a successful future. After all sooner or later they are on their own.

Source: Alcohol: Problems and Solutions

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