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Dalene Janice Carlson murder 8/7/2011 Stockton, CA *Jason Ross Gilley convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Dalene Carlson
Dalene Janice Carlson

Find-A-Grave: Dalene Janice Carlson
Stockton Woman’s Family Makes Emotional Plea For Her Return
Investigation Into Missing Woman Still Ongoing
The Search For Dalene Carlson
Stockton Murder Victim’s Family Pushes For Death Penalty
Pathologist: Dalene Carlson Shot In Back Of Head, Twice In Stomach
Pathologist: Dalene Carlson Shot Execution-Style
Stockton Murder Suspect Gilley’s Story Changed Frequently, Detective Testifies
Preliminary hearing in Dalene Carlson’s murder continues
Gilley To Stand Trial For Murder Of Dalene Carlson
Jury Convicts Gilley in Carlson Murder Trial
Gilley Found Guilty By Jury In 2011 Murder Of Dalene Carlson
Verdict reached in murder trial of Stockton woman Dalene Carlson
Jason Gilley Sentenced To Life In Prison For Kidnapping, Killing Dalene Carlson
Gilley sentenced to life in prison for murder
Gilley sentenced to life for murder of Dalene Carlson (video)

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects: Killing Fields

INMATE INFORMATION

JasonGilley

Name: GILLEY, JASON ROSS
CDCR#:AR8678
Age: 29
Admission Date: 11/15/2013
Current Location: Centinela
2302 Brown Road
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 337-7900

Katrina Anne “Katie” Froeschle murder 11/13/2004 Tampa, FL *Jason Funk pled guilty to her murder, sentenced to LWOP

Katie Froeschle
Katie Froeschle

Katrina “Katie” Froeschle obituary
Find-A-Grave: Katrina Anne “Katie” Froeschle
The Katie Froeschle Foundation
Remembering Katie Froeschle
Killer of insurance adjuster admits guilt
Funk Pleads Guilty, Receives Life Sentence for Murdering Tampa Adjuster
ulphur Springs man gets life in prison for killing adjuster
Records give image of horrific violence
Tampa family still grieving insurance adjuster’s brutal murder 10 years ago
Tierra Verde father got help dealing with murder of daughter

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Muffled Cries (also listed as Cause of Death)

INMATE INFORMATION

JasonFunk prison mug

DC Number: 168693
Name: FUNK, JASON M
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’03”
Weight: 194 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/13/1977
Initial Receipt Date: 03/30/2005
Current Facility: HARDEE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
JASON FUNK
JASON M FUNK
JASON MATTHEW FUNK

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO RIGHT ARM HONDA

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
11/12/2004 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 SENTENCED TO LIFE
11/12/2004 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE(ATTEMPTED) 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 15Y 0M 0D
11/12/2004 ROBB. WPN-NOT DEADLY 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 SENTENCED TO LIFE
11/12/2004 BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT. 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 5Y 0M 0D
11/12/2004 MARIJUANA-SALE/MANUF/DEL 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 5Y 0M 0D
11/12/2004 OBSTRUCT CRIME INVESTIGATION 03/23/2005 HILLSBOROUGH 0421948 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 03/30/2005
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Tracy Beatty killed his mother, Carolyn “Callie” Click; Sentenced to death

dvawareness3From Tracy Beatty’s appeal: Appellant and Click had a volatile and combative relationship. Appellant moved into Click’s house in early October 2003. Although Click told her next-door neighbor and close friend, Betty McCarty, that appellant had assaulted her several times in the past, Click said that she was excited about appellant’s arrival. Click’s excitement, however, vanished shortly after appellant moved in. McCarty testified that Click told her that she asked appellant to leave sometime in October and a second time on November 25, 2003–two days before Thanksgiving and the last day Click was seen alive. Around 4:00 p.m. on November 25th, Click went to McCarty’s house. Click was “stressed out and crying.” Click told McCarty that she was unhappy about the way things were going with appellant and that she had asked appellant to leave:

[Prosecutor:] What did [Click] tell you?

[McCarty:] That she had asked him to leave that day, and that – she said, “I put up with all I’m going to put up with, and I had asked him to leave,” and she was upset about it. And that’s the last time I saw her.

[Prosecutor:] Did she tell you what time that day she had told [appellant] to leave?

[McCarty:] No, sir.

Although McCarty initially testified that Click said that she “asked” appellant to leave, she later clarified that Click said, “I told [appellant] to leave today.” McCarty did not know exactly when the conversation with appellant had occurred that day or when appellant was supposed to leave:

[Defense counsel:] Did [Click] say specifically when . . . she had that conversation with [appellant] or when he was supposed to leave by?

[McCarty:] No, sir. I saw her at 4:00, and I didn’t know anything about it until that time. So I don’t know what time she told him.

Appellant’s cousin, Stacey Killough, testified that appellant arrived at her house later that day between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. driving Click’s car. Killough testified that the drive from Click’s house to her house takes approximately forty-five minutes. Appellant smelled of alcohol but was not intoxicated. Noting Click’s absence, Killough became suspicious because Click was “very protective” of her car and never let anyone else drive it. In fact, Killough had previously seen Click refuse to let appellant drive the car. When Killough asked appellant where Click was, appellant told her that Click was out of town with a friend and would not be back for a few weeks. Because Killough was busy, appellant stayed at Killough’s house for only five to ten minutes.

Lieanna Wilkerson testified that she lived across the road from Click and that they had become close friends. Click told Wilkerson that appellant had assaulted her on several occasions in the past. Once appellant had “beaten her so severely that he had left her for dead.” Click was nevertheless excited that appellant was coming to live with her and hoped that she and appellant could mend their relationship. After appellant moved in with Click, Wilkerson hired him to do odd jobs around her house because he was unemployed. The two became friends, and Wilkerson referred to appellant as “Trey.” Appellant went to her house when he and Click would argue, which was daily. Toward the end of October and the first part of November, appellant house-sat for Wilkerson while she was out of town for several days. Wilkerson extended the offer to appellant because she was concerned about appellant and Click fighting, and she thought it would give them an opportunity to separate from each other. When Wilkerson returned home, appellant’s suitcase was sitting in the living room. Appellant told Wilkerson that Click had packed his things and brought them over. Wilkerson understood this to mean that Click had packed appellant’s suitcase in an effort to kick him out. Appellant, however, returned to Click’s house and continued to live with her. According to Wilkerson, appellant and Click fought daily in November.

Wilkerson described a conversation that she had with appellant in the middle of November in which he expressed his anger with Click. Appellant told Wilkerson about missing a job interview with an electric company that he had been very excited about. Click refused to drive him to the interview, saying that “she just didn’t feel like it.” Wilkerson knew that appellant could not drive himself because Click refused to let appellant, who did not have a driver’s license, borrow her car. Around the same time, appellant told Wilkerson that he thought about harming Click:

[Wilkerson:] I know [appellant] had said they were underpinning her house, and he had gotten upset . . . . And they had gotten into a huge fight, and she was yelling at him, and he just made an offhand comment, “I can’t believe she handed me that hammer.” He said, “Because all I could think about was hitting her in the head with it.” And I said, “Trey,” and he goes, “Well, I couldn’t do it.” He said, “If I shoved her under there, she would have just started stinking.”

Tracy Beatty v State of Texas 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Man on Death Row for Mother’s Slaying Loses Appeal
Tracy Lane Beatty v William Stephens 2014 denied COA (certificate of appealability)
Murderpedia: Tracy Lane Beatty
Tracy Lane Beatty – Texas Death Row
Pen Pal request

Movies/Documentaries
The Mind of a Murderer: Bad to the Bone

INMATE INFORMATION

TracyBeatty

SID Number: 02579594
TDCJ Number: 00999484
Name: BEATTY,TRACY
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1961-01-23
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2003-11-25
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER (DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2004-08-10
County: SMITH
Case No.: 241-0978-04
Sentence (YY-MM-DD) death

News Archive: Petit Family murders


Petit Family

Victims
William Petit, (survived)
Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48
Hayley Petit, 17
Michaela Petit, 11

Three killed in Connecticut home invasion 7/23/2007 Cheshire, CT *2 men, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, arrested*
Update: Deadly Home Invasion in CT *Suspects named: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steve Hayes; charges include Aggravated Sexual Assault *
Update: Petit Family murders *Deaths ruled homicides, more charges expected; suspects arraigned in court, bail set at $15 million each*
Update: Petit Family murders *State is seeking the death penalty*
Update: Petit Family murders – Private funeral held for family
Update: Petit Family murders *Search warrants released – new details given*
Update: Petit Family murder *Trial for Steven Hayes begins Monday*
Update: Petit Family murders *Steven Hayes convicted; faces death penalty*
Update: Petit Family murders *Both defendants convicted and sentenced to death*

Books
Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed A Family And United A Community

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Family on Sorghum Mill Drive
The Cheshire Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

StevenHayes

Inmate Number: 97425
Inmate Name: HAYES,STEVEN JOSEPH
Date of Birth: 5/30/1963
Latest Admission Date: 5/5/2003
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 12/2/2010
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

INMATE INFORMATION

Joshua Komisarjevsky

nmate Number: 299047
Inmate Name: KOMISARJEVSKY,JOSHUA A
Date of Birth: 8/10/1980
Latest Admission Date: 3/11/2002
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 1/27/2012
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: 10/5/2017
Detainer: NONE

Update: Petit Family murders *Both defendants convicted and sentenced to death*


Petit Family

Victims
William Petit, (survived)
Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48
Hayley Petit, 17
Michaela Petit, 11

News Archive: Petit Family murders
Petit Family Murders: “I just snapped,” says Stephen Hayes, convicted in deadly Conn. home invasion
Confession: Read the transcript of what Joshua Komisarjevsky said to police
Petit: Komisarjevsky Conviction ‘A Relief’
Joshua Komisarjevsky Gets Death
Joshua Komisarjevsky, Cheshire home invasion killer, asks for new trial
Joshua Komisarjevsky’s Death Sentence Gives Massacre Survivor Peace
Murderpedia: Steven Joseph Hayes
Wikipedia: Cheshire, Connecticut, home invasion murders

Books
Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed A Family And United A Community

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Family on Sorghum Mill Drive
The Cheshire Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

StevenHayes

Inmate Number: 97425
Inmate Name: HAYES,STEVEN JOSEPH
Date of Birth: 5/30/1963
Latest Admission Date: 5/5/2003
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 12/2/2010
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

INMATE INFORMATION

Joshua Komisarjevsky

nmate Number: 299047
Inmate Name: KOMISARJEVSKY,JOSHUA A
Date of Birth: 8/10/1980
Latest Admission Date: 3/11/2002
Current Location: NORTHERN CI
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: CAPITAL FELONY F
Date of Sentence: 1/27/2012
Maximum Sentence: 999 Year(s) 99 Month(s) 999 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: 10/5/2017
Detainer: NONE

Psycho For Love: Michel Escoto killed his wife, Wendy Trapaga, of just 4 days – Why? For the $1 million insurance; Sentenced to LWOP

dvawareness3

Wendy Trapaga
Wendy Trapaga

Find-A-Grave: Wendy Marie Trapaga
Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy
Escoto Held In Contempt Of Court In Newlywed Murder Trial
State Rests Case In Escoto Newlywed Murder Trial
New Video Shows Relationship of Newlywed Murder Couple
Michel Escoto’s ex-girlfriend says she helped him practice killing wife
Escoto Calls “The Other Woman” As First Witness In Newlywed Murder Trial
Witness: Possibly Two Assailants In Newlywed Murder Case
Suspected Killer Cross-Examines Ex-Girlfriend in Own Wife’s Murder Trial
DNA Expert Takes Stand In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial
Life sentence for Miami-Dade man convicted of 2002 murder of new wife
Newlywed Bride Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison
Miami man who killed bride for insurance money gets life

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Mystery in South Beach

INMATE INFORMATION

MichelEscoto prison mug

DC Number: M00510
Name: ESCOTO, MICHEL
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/29/1971
Initial Receipt Date: 05/21/2014
Current Facility: FRANKLIN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
MICHAEL ESCOTO
MICHEL ESCOTO

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM HEART WINGS
TATTOO RIGHT ARM SCORPION

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
10/14/2002 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 05/07/2014 MIAMI-DADE 0525794 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.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/21/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Cartwright Road murders: The Welp family were found dead in their bloody home, Sheriff stated he has never seen a bloodier crime scene

Theodore Welp
Theodore Welp

Victims
Theodore Welp, 80
Delores Welp, 77
Thomas Welp, 52

Remembering the Welp family: ‘The nicest people you can meet’
Nampa man arrested in connection with Foothills homicides
Man arrested on related charges while Ada sheriff seeks public help on triple murder
Idaho Police Seeking Killers in ‘Heinous’ Triple Homicide
Coroner releases identities of Boise Foothills triple homicide
Victims of triple homicide include former Arizona electric utility CEO; had only recently returned to Boise
Sheriff: I have not seen ‘a bloodier or more violent crime’
Bail set at $2 million for suspect in Idaho triple killing
Police asking for public’s help in violent murder off Cartwright Road
Bail Set at $2 Million for Suspect in Idaho Triple Killing
Detectives find engagement ring taken from site of triple homicide

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