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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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Psycho For Love: Janice Dodson shot & killed her husband of 3 months, Bruce, while hunting; Of course she just wanted the money!


Bruce Dodson
John Bruce Dodson

This case involved forensic geology. It is very interesting, but can be hard to follow if you don’t pay attention. The mud that was on Janice Dodson’s clothing did NOT match the mud in her own campsite. It was found in her ex-husband’s campsite, where his rifle had been stolen. Her ex-husband was no where near the site at the time Bruce was murdered. Read the articles. It is interesting.

Find-A-Grave: John Bruce “Bruce” Dodson
Collecting Crime Evidence From Earth (EXCELLENT article)
The Deer Hunt: A Story of Intrigue, Murder, and Forensic Geology (EXCELLENT post)
Murder Disguised as a Hunting Accident
Colorado mountain murder tale ultimately flawed
Excerpt from “The Crime Buff’s Guide to the Outlaw Rocky Mountains”
Excerpt from “An Introduction to Forensic Geoscience”

Dead Center: The Shocking True Story of a Murder on Snipe Mountain
The Crime Buff’s Guide to the Outlaw Rockies

Passport to Murder: Mountain High Murder
Happily Never After: Hunted by Love
Forensic Files: Muddy Waters
Extreme Forensics: Hunted Husband


JaniceDodson prison mug

Date of Birth: 07/17/1951
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 08″
Weight: 150
DOC Number: 104430
Est. Parole Eligibility Date:
Next Parole Hearing Date:
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/9998


Sentence Date: 03/20/2000
Sentence: Life Without Parole
County: MESA
Case No.: 98CR1274


Parole Opposition: Dexter Terrell Coleman shot & killed Aron Michael Hagan and now wants parole

Aron Hagan
Aron Michael Hagan

On September 20, 1988, Coleman brutally murdered Aron Michael Hagan, while in the commission of robbing him. Coleman shot Aron three (3) times once in the head, once in the neck and then once in the back. Coleman then left his lifeless body slumped in the front seat bleeding to death.

Please help the Hagan family have some kind of justice. Dexter Terrell Coleman should spend his life in prison for the horrendous crime he committed. The Hagan family has to relive this tragedy every time he has a parole hearing. It is so overwhelming each time they have to go through this. But with everyone’s help, it will be for the better for society. He shot Aron 3 times and left him in his car to bleed to death, without any remorse. He chose to rob Aron Hagan and then chose to shoot him. These are not the actions of productive citizens or those who should be in society at all. Please help this family. It is not easy to have to go through all of this.

Dexter Coleman Parole Opposition letter
Citizen Against Homicide: Parole Opposition Request


(Date) Insert mailing date.
State of California
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94964

ATTN: Classification & Parole Representative

RE: Dexter Terrell Coleman – CDC # E48016
Parole Hearing Date: September 4, 2013

Dear Board of Parole Hearing Commissioners:

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Dexter Terrell Coleman. On September 20, 1988, Coleman brutally murdered Aron Michael Hagan, while in the commission of robbing him. Coleman shot Aron three (3) times once in the head, once in the neck and then once in the back. Coleman then left his lifeless body slumped in the front seat bleeding to death.

On September 4, 2013, Aron Hagan’s family will, once again, have to relive the tremendously painful events that led to his brutal and senseless murder. Coleman’s violent and heinous actions not only took Aron’s life, but changed the lives of his family forever. Because of his complete disregard for human life and lack of conscience and remorse, justice demands that this convicted murderer be denied parole. Dexter Terrell Coleman made a personal choice to kill an innocent human being; all for personal gain, and he must continue to accept the consequences of his actions. He must remain in prison, so that he can never again harm another innocent human being.

I am adamantly opposed to, and request that you please deny parole to convicted murderer, Dexter Terrell Coleman for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.

Thank you for your consideration,

(Your name/Signature)

*** For your confidentiality, do NOT post your return address on the letter; only on the outer mailing envelope.

Missing girl, Adriaunna M. Horton, found dead; Bobby Bourne charged with her kidnapping, more charges are expected

Adriaunna Horton
Adriaunna M. Horton

Adriaunna Horton Missing: Search for Mo. 12-year-old continues after family acquaintance charged with kidnapping
Search continues for missing SW Missouri girl
Body is confirmed as missing southwest Missouri girl
Body found in Missouri is of missing girl
Identity of Missing Girl Confirmed
Adriaunna Horton Update: Body found ID’d as missing Mo. girl, authorities say
Patrol confirms body found is that of Adriaunna Horton, 12, of Golden City
More charges expected in disappearance, death of Adriaunna Horton
New charges could be filed in disappearance and death of Adriaunna Horton
Bobby D. Bourne Suspected in 2013 MO Slaying of Adriaunna Horton

Bobby Bourne
Bobby Bourne

Missing: Indica Huddleston since 8/16/2013 from Highland, UT

Indica Huddleston

**Update** Indica has been found safe and is now home. It is wonderful to see a good outcome. Good luck to her and her family.

Find Indica Huddleston
Police may update teen to ‘endangered missing’ status
MISSING: Indica Huddleston, 16, of Alpine, Utah
Police consider elevating runaway teen to ‘endangered missing’ status
Indica Huddleston: Missing teen from Alpine
Parents fear missing daughter is being held against her will

Botched Home Invasion: Homeowner shot & killed 1 who tried to rob him – Danzele Johnson; His 4 accomplices convicted of his murder

Danzele Johnson
Danzele Johnson

Danzele Johnson obituary
Victim in Frances Ave. shooting ‘wasn’t a bad kid’
16-year-olds arrested for murder in deadly Elkhart home invasion
Four teens charged with felony murder in botched home invasion
Homeowner cleared in Elkhart shooting death
Teen tries to withdraw guilty plea in fatal Elkhart County home invasion
Jury selection takes over first day of joint trial for Elkhart teens charged with felony murder
Teen convicted of murder tells jury he lied in previous statements for plea bargain
Homeowner testifies he’s shaken by deadly encounter at Elkhart home
Jury finds three teens guilty of felony murder
VERDICT IS IN: 3 Elkhart County teens guilty of murder

Elkhart 4

Jose Quiroz – pled guilty, sentenced to 55 years in prison (10 years suspended)
Blake Layman – convicted,
Levi Sparks – convicted,
Anthony Sharp – convicted,


Jose Quiroz

DOC Number 201980
First Name JOSE
Middle Name H
Last Name QUIROZ
Date of Birth 10/19/1995
Gender Male
Race Hispanic
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 4 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 04/03/2035

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/13/2012
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 45 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 20C01-1210-MR-00006
County of Conviction ELKHART
Projected Release Date 04/03/2035

Jenna Nannetti murder 10/6/2002 Stockton, CA *3 teens, Michael Simons, Katherine Belflower, and Jeffery Hamilton convicted of killing her, all sentenced to prison*

Jenna NannettiJenna Nannetti lived in Livermore with her grandmother, Linda Nannetti, who had raised Jenna and was her legal guardian.2  To provide money for Jenna’s college education, Linda had taken out a $50,000 insurance policy on Jenna, with Linda as the sole beneficiary.

In June 2002, with Linda’s consent, Jenna was legally emancipated and married defendant.   Jenna was 17 years old.   Defendant moved into Linda’s house and Linda bought a Ford Mustang for Jenna and defendant as a wedding present.   Linda registered the Mustang in Jenna’s and/or defendant’s name.

About a month later, defendant moved out and told Jenna he wanted a divorce.   Angry that Jenna did not want the divorce, defendant became verbally abusive and, at one point, threatened to kill her.   He also told an acquaintance that he would “take care of her.”   After the separation, Linda registered the Mustang in her own name.

Defendant called Jenna on October 6, 2002, and that evening, she left in the Mustang to meet defendant and discuss the divorce.   The Mustang was found burned completely through in the early morning hours of October 7, 2002.   Jenna’s decomposing body was found in the bushes on Lower Jones Island in the Delta on October 19, 2002.   She had two shotgun wounds to the chest, consistent with the shotgun being fired at a range of between one and three feet.   The shotgun shell found at the scene was identified as being fired from a Remington shotgun that was found near an Oakland estuary.

In March 2003, Jeffery Hamilton and Katherine Belflower were arrested in connection with the attempted murder of Aspen Lum. While Hamilton was being questioned, he told police that defendant had killed Jenna.   Hamilton testified at defendant’s trial as part of a plea agreement and explained how the killing occurred.

When defendant and Jenna separated, defendant moved in with Belflower, with whom he had a sexual and romantic relationship.   Defendant was upset with Jenna because she kept calling and saying she wanted to save the marriage.

In September 2002, defendant said he wanted to kill Jenna.   Defendant continued to mention it and started coming up with a plan. Defendant believed he was the beneficiary of Jenna’s insurance policy, and he and Belflower planned to buy a house together with the insurance proceeds.   Since neither defendant nor Belflower had a car, they asked Hamilton to assist in their plan by driving his Dodge Neon. In exchange, Hamilton could live in the house they planned to buy.

About a week before the killing, Hamilton realized defendant and Belflower were serious about killing Jenna.   Belflower regained a Remington shotgun she had previously given away and defendant bought six or seven boxes of ammunition.   Defendant and Belflower planned to hit Jenna on the head with a bat and take her to a place in the Delta they called Whiskey Slough where defendant would kill her with the shotgun.   They would then drive part way back in Jenna’s car, light the car on fire, and then Hamilton would drive them all back the rest of the way.   Defendant, Belflower and Hamilton went to Whiskey Slough twice to test-fire the shotgun.

On October 6, 2002, defendant called Jenna and told her he wanted to talk about the divorce and getting back together.   Jenna came over to Belflower’s house that evening.   Jenna and defendant play-wrestled awhile and then sat on the front porch.   Belflower was crouched in the hallway holding a baseball bat.   Hamilton heard a thud and Jenna yell, “You bitch.”   Jenna was bleeding from her head.   Defendant held Belflower back and apologized to Jenna.   Belflower got a towel from the house and defendant gave it to Jenna. Defendant then offered to drive Jenna home and he and Jenna got into the Mustang.

Jenna wanted to go to the hospital but defendant convinced her to go to Whiskey Slough by telling her that Belflower would be there and she could beat Belflower up.   Defendant stopped for gas so it would have a full tank when he set it on fire.   In the meantime, Belflower got the shotgun and ammunition and she and Hamilton drove to Whiskey Slough.   They parked on the upper part of the levee road and waited.   Defendant and Jenna arrived shortly thereafter and parked on the lower part of the levee road, about 60 feet away from Hamilton.

Defendant got out of the Mustang and walked up the embankment to Hamilton’s Neon. Belflower gave defendant the shotgun and ammunition and defendant walked back down the embankment to Jenna.   Jenna turned toward defendant and defendant fired the shotgun.   Jenna fell on the ground and yelled, “Please, Mike, don’t.”   She was on her back trying to push herself away when defendant fired a second time.   Jenna screamed and defendant fired again.

As Belflower and Hamilton got out of the Neon and started walking down the embankment, defendant fired two more shots.   When Hamilton saw Jenna, her chest was blown open and the skin on her neck was peeled back.   Hamilton took her wrist to feel for a pulse and she let out a “gurgly” breath.   When Hamilton jumped back, defendant and Belflower laughed at him.   They looked for shotgun shells and defendant dragged Jenna’s body into the bushes.

Defendant and Belflower got into the Mustang and Hamilton got into the Neon. They both drove to Mountain House Bar, a place Jenna had been to before.   Defendant lit a road flare and put it in the Mustang in an attempt to burn any evidence that he had been in the Mustang.   As the three drove off in the Neon, Hamilton realized there was something wrong with his car.   He pulled over and saw he had a flat tire.   Defendant and Belflower hid the bat and shotgun, and then borrowed a jack from a nearby homeowner.

A week or two later, defendant and Belflower borrowed the Neon so they could go “make out.”   Hamilton later found out they had gone to retrieve the shotgun.   Defendant had taken the shotgun to a pier in Oakland, tied it to a bag of rocks, and thrown it in the water.

Find-A-Grave: Jenna Nacole “Jen” Nannetti
Police Ask Public’s Help in Solving Murder of Teen
Little Miss Murder
Missing girl’s car found torched in East Bay
Victim begged for her life, detective says
Suspect claims pair shot wife
East Bay man guilty in wife’s shotgun slaying
Woman sentenced in teen’s death
Murderer gets life in prison, plus 25 years and deserves more
Wife killer gets life sentence
The People of California v Michael Simons 2007
2002 Livermore Teen Murder Case on TV

Wicked Attraction: Deadly Rival
Deadly Women: Never Too Young
Monstresses: Katie Belflower

Michael Simons – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 25 years
Katherine Belflower – convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
Jeffrey Hamilton – convicted, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison


Mike Simons

CDCR#: F08767
Age: 30
Admission Date: 01/03/20
Current Location: Mule Creek
4001 Highway 104
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-4911



CDCR#: X14096
Age: 29
Admission Date: 09/22/2005
Current Location: Womens Facility
23370 Road 22
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-5531


Jeffrey Hamilton

CDCR#: F06224
Age: 31
Admission Date: 12/02/200
Current Location: Soledad
Highway 101 North *
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-3951

Mass Murder: Chai Soua Vang shot 8 people, killing 6 other hunters in northern Wisconsin

Hmong Hunter Victims 2004

Robert Crotteau, 42
Joey Crotteau, 20
Allan Laski, 43
Mark Roidt, 28
Jessica Willers, 27
Denny Drew, 55
Lauren Hesebeck, 48 (survived)
Terry Willers, 47 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Robert Crotteau
Find-A-Grave: Joseph Crotteau
Find-A-Grave: Allan James Laski
Find-A-Grave: Mark Roidt
Find-A-Grave: Jessica Willers
Find-A-Grave: Dennis Drew
Deer Hunter Charged With Murder
Hunter kills five after dispute over tree stand
Hunter Killings Suspect: I Was Shot at First
Hunter Slay Suspect Faces Judge
Deer hunter charged in fatal Wis. shooting
Trial opens in slaying of six deer hunters
Opening Arguments in Chai Vang Murder Trial
Judge allows confession in Vang trial
Man who shot hunters found guilty of homicide
6 life terms in hunter killings
Murderpedia: Chai Soua Vang
Wikipedia: Chai Vang
Documentary Re-Examines Controversial Hmong Shooting
Chai Vang Of St. Paul – A Cold Blooded Immigrant Killer
Memories still painfully fresh among survivors and victims’ families

Fatal Encounters: Terror In The Woods

Chai Soua Vang
Chai Soua Vang

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