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    December 10: 1994: Darrel Cooley was shot several time in Jethroe’s Steakhouse in Erie, PA. Vance Haskell was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Curtis Mathis convicted of being an accomplice, sentenced to 3-7 years in prison.

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Update: Kelli Marie Bordeaux disappearance *Her remains may have been found, Nicholas Michael Holbert charged with her murder*

Kelli Marie Bordeaux
Kelli Marie Bordeaux

News Archive: Kelli Marie Bordeaux murder
Timeline for disappearance of Kelli Bordeaux
Remains thought to be missing Bragg soldier found
Kelli Bordeaux’s body recovered, suspect arrested
Police: Missing Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux’s remains found
Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux’s remains found; suspect arrested
Remains of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux may have been found, man arrested
Remains of Spc. Kelli Bordeaux found; sex offender charged with murder
Missing Bragg soldier’s mom: Suspect led cops to grave
Man charged with killing Kelli Bordeaux appears in court
Suspect in murder of Kelli Bordeaux could face death penalty

Nicholas Holbert
Nicholas Michael Holbert


Psycho For Love: Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala killed her husband, Holger Holz, and then her new lover, Manfred Hinterberger; After shooting each of them, she dismembered them, froze them and then buried them in concrete


Holz and Hinterberger

Holger Holz
Manfred Hunterberger

Ice maiden arrested
‘Ice cold murderer’ buried husband and lover in Vienna cellar
‘Cold-blooded’ ice-cream lady in Austrian murder trial
Ice cream parlour killer jailed for life
Ice cream parlour killer Carranza jailed for life
Woman dubbed ‘The Ice Cold Killer’ locked up for life in mental institution for murdering her husband and lover and burying their dismembered bodies in cellar
Murderpedia: Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala

Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala
Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala

Edward Byrom, Sr. murder 6/4/1999 Luka, MS *Who killed Edward Byrom – his wife Michelle Byrom or son Edward Byrom, Jr?

An Innocent Woman? Michelle Byrom vs. Mississippi
Michelle Byrom v Christopher Epps 2013 habeas corpus (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Michelle Byrom
Miss. moves to execute its 1st female prisoner since 1944
Woman scheduled to be executed in Mississippi tomorrow – even through her son has confessed to the crime FOUR times
Why Does Mississippi Want to Execute Michelle Byrom?
Motion for leave to file successive petition for post-conviction relief (overturns conviction and sentence)
Michelle Byrom Gets Stunning Sentencing Reversal
Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom to get new trial
TV series focuses on Iuka murder

Blood Relatives: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Snapped: Michelle Byrom

Joey Gillis – pled guilty to accessory, sentenced to 25 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, released on parole
Edward Byrom, Jr – pled guilty to conspiracy, sentenced to 50 years in prison with 20 years suspended, released on parole
Michelle Byrom – convicted, sentenced to death; conviction overturned, pled no contest, sentenced to 20 years in prison – 4 years suspended, time served; released 6/26/2015 [Mind you, Michelle was in the hospital when Edward Sr. was killed, and her son even confessed to it]


EdwardByromJr parole

MDOC# K7064
Date of Birth 12/15/1979
Height 5′ 9”
Weight 160
Complexion FAIR
Eye Color BROWN
Hair Color BROWN
Entry Date 6/21/2001
Location Change Date 1/30/2014 7:58:18 AM
Number of Sentences 3
Total Length 30 YEARS

Offense 1
Sentence Length 1 20 YEARS
County of Conviction 1 TISHOMINGO
Sentence Date 1

Offense 2

Sentence Length 2 5 YEARS
County of Conviction 2 TISHOMINGO
Sentence Date 2

Offense 3

Sentence Length 3 5 YEARS
County of Conviction 3 TISHOMINGO
Sentence Date 3
Tentative Release 5/22/2017


Offender ID:K7064
Date of Birth:12/15/1979
Age: 34
Race: White
Gender: Male
Custody Status: Unsupervised Custody
Date: 03/06/2014
Reason:Earned release supervision
Scheduled Release Date: 05/22/2017


Michelle Byrom

MDOC# K4686
Date of Birth 11/3/1956
Height 5′ 5”
Weight 240
Complexion FAIR
Eye Color BROWN
Hair Color BLACK
Entry Date 11/18/2000
Location CMCF
Location Change Date 12/29/2010 9:26:05 AM
Number of Sentences 1
Total Length DEATH

Offense 1
Sentence Length 1 DEATH
County of Conviction 1 TISHOMINGO
Sentence Date 1

Update: Hser Ner Moo murder *Esar Met sentenced to LWOP*

Hser Ner Moo
Hser Ner Moo

News Archive: Hser Ner Moo murder
Esar Met sentenced to life in prison for killing 7-year-old
Esar Met gets life without parole for murder of Hser Ner Moo
Esar Met sentenced in 7-year-old’s murder
Judge orders life without parole to prevent other child murders
Life Without Parole For Esar Met

Esar Met

Serial Killer: Joel David Rifkin *The Ripper* Sentenced to 203 years to life in prison, eligible for parole at age 238

Rifkin victims

Susie (body not found) (no picture)
Julie Blackbird (body not found)
Barbara Jacobs, 31
Mary Ellen Deluca, 22
Yun Lee, 31 (no picture)
“Number six” unidentified (body not found) (no picture)
Lorraine Orvieto, 28
Mary Ann Holloman, 39 (no picture)
“Number six” unidentified (no picture)
Iris Sanchez, 25
Anna Lopez, 33
Violet O’Neill, 21 (no picture)
Mary Catherine Williams, 31
Jenny Soto, 23
Leah Evans, 28
Lauren Marquez, 28
Tiffany Bresciani [6/24/1993] (no picture)

Self-proclaimed serial killer Joel Rifkin pleads innocent
Alleged serial killer leads police to sites of 2 buried bodies in N.Y.
Joel Rifkin admits killing two women
How Rifkin confessed to killings
Admitteed New York serial killer lined to murder of 13th woman
Search widens for evidence of serial killings
Rifkin charged with more murders
Admitted slayer of 17 women goes on trial in New Yor
Admitted serial killer’s first trial opens
Rifkin gets maximum in first trial
Serial killer is convicted
Rifkin handed life sentence
Murderpedia: Joel David Rifkin
Joel Rifkin Biography
Joel David Rifkin: New York’s Most Prolific Serial Killer
SK Gallery
Wikipedia: Joel Rifkin
Exclusive: Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer

From the Mouth of the Monster: The Joel Rifkin Story
Garden of Graves: The Shocking True Story of Long Island Serial Killer Joel Rikfin

Most Infamous: My Mother’s Basement
Nightline: Secrets of Your Mind


Joel Rifkin

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/14/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 95A6514
Inmate Name RIFKIN, JOEL
Date of Birth 01/20/1959
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility CLINTON
Date Received (Original) 09/20/1995
Date Received (Current) 09/20/1995
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 05/14/14
Class A1

Class A1

Class A1

Class D

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 05/14/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0203 Years, 08 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 02/26/2197
Parole Hearing Date 10/2196
Parole Eligibility Date 02/26/2197
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Mia Zapata murder 7/7/1993 Seattle, WA *Jesus Mezquia convicted of her rape and murder; Sentenced to 36 years in prison*

Mia Zapata

The Gits
Life and Death in Seattle: RIP Mia Zapata
A Budding Career Is Strangled — Murdered Singer, Lyricist Called Brilliant By Friends
Find Jesus
DNA leads to arrest in ’93 death of local singer
Police make arrest in 1993 Mia Zapata slaying
Mia Zapata Murder Suspect Has A Violent Past
Zapata slaying suspect called ‘predatory’
Zapata’s killer gets 36 years
Killer’s sentence is overturned
State of Washington v Jesus C Mezquia 2005 (overturned)
Singer’s killer sentenced to 36 years in prison again
Mia Zapata’s Killer Sentenced for Good, Finally
Mia Zapata’s Murder Sparked a Self-Defense Group—and Now, a DIY Doc
Wikipedia: Mia Zapata
New Film Chronicles Tragic Tale Of Seattle Punks The Gits

A Change Is Gonna Come by The Gits

Dead of Night: The Sound of Silence
48 Hours: Who Murdered The Rock Star?
The Gits



DOC Number: 704679
Offender Name: MEZQUIA, JESUS C
Location: Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 537-1800

Arrijana Hill murder 3/21/2014 Pearland, TX *Teen father charged in the capital murder of Arrijana Hill*

Arrijana Hill
Arrijana Hill

Pearland police investigating apparent homicide
Pearland teen found dead at home was homicide victim
16-year-old ‘sweet’ high school student found dead inside Pearland home
Police: Father of unborn twins accused in pregnant teen’s death
Teen charged in pregnant classmate’s death
Teen boy accused of killing 16-year-old who was pregnant with his twins
Family of slain pregnant teen wants ‘complete justice’ after would-be-father’s arrest
Pearland police: DNA evidence leads to arrest in murder of pregnant teen

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