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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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Murder In The Family: Ruth Witter murder 2/12/2000 Albany, NY *Great-granddaughter, Katherine Seeber, convicted of her murder, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison*


Ruth Witter
Ruth Witter

Flawed fiber ruling sets stage for trial
Wilton teen pleads guilty in murder case
Checking in on ASCLD’s Victims, Part II: Fallout from Gary Veeder
Judge tosses Katherine Seeber’s guilty plea
Woman to face retrial for murder of step-greatgrandmother
Woman’s murder trial in step-great-grandmother case put on hold
Psycho For Love: Pedro Sanchez charged with killing Katherine Seeber because she was seeing someone else

Jeffrey Hampshire – acquitted
Katherine Seeber – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, conviction overturned


Katherine Seeber

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/08/13
DIN (Department Identification Number) 01G0402
Date of Birth 12/27/1981
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 04/09/2001
Date Received (Current) 05/29/2012
Admission Type
County of Commitment SARATOGA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 07/16/12 PAROLE – COND REL TO PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Class B

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 06/08/13
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0012 Years, 05 Months, 04 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0014 Years, 06 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 08/2012
Parole Eligibility Date 07/16/2012
Conditional Release Date 07/16/2012
Maximum Expiration Date 08/12/2014
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date 01/16/2015


Santa Monica College Rampage – Seven people dead, including the gunman, who has not been identified yet

Santa Monica College

7 Dead, Several Wounded in Santa Monica Shooting Rampage
7 dead in Santa Monica College shooting, gunman may have had help
Police: Gunman killed 6 in Santa Monica shootings
Seven dead, including gunman, in shooting rampage near Santa Monica College
Police: 6 dead in S. California shootings; gunman also killed
Santa Monica shootings leave multiple victims, gunman dead

Monsters Among Us: David Draheim convicted of the murder of Jeanette Kirby, sentenced to 60-90 years in prison

remembering the victims

Find-A-Grave: Jeanette Kirby
Police Comb Park For Murder Clues
Former area resident charged in ’86 murder (about 1/2 way down)
Police tie flexcuffs to murder
Murder Jury Deliberating
Jogger’s killer convicted in Lansing after 16 years
Draheim Found Guilty of Murder
Transcript: Cold Case Files – The Cuff Link
Victims’ rights advocate dies

Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets: A Walk in the Park
Cold Case Files: The Cuff Link
Forensic Files: Bound for Jail


David Draheim prison mug

MDOC Number: 213141
SID Number: 1541071H
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 305 lbs.
Date of Birth: 11/11/1956 (56)

Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: 01/27/2050
Assigned Location: Kinross Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: 06/16/2074
Security Level: II

Scar- Left Forearm


Sentence 1
Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: 60 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: 90 years 0 months
Court File#: 0177257FC
Date of Offense: 06/10/1986
County: Ingham
Date of Sentence: 07/17/2002
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 2
Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st Deg (Weapon Used)
Minimum Sentence: 40 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.520B1E
Maximum Sentence: 80 years 0 months
Court File#: 90 60849 FC
Date of Offense: 08/10/1989
County: Ingham
Date of Sentence: 11/20/1990
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 3
Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st Deg (Weapon Used)
Minimum Sentence: 40 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.520B1E
Maximum Sentence: 80 years 0 months
Court File#: 90 60849 FC
Date of Offense: 08/10/1989
County: Ingham Date of Sentence: 11/20/1990
Conviction Type: Jury

Serial Killer Richard Ramirez *The Night Stalker* dies today while on death row

Richard Ramirez 2007

Richard Ramirez — aka The Night Stalker — who went on a rape-murder spree in Los Angeles in the mid-80s and terrorized the entire city — is dead at 53 … but we’re getting conflicting info on the cause.

Ramirez killed at least 13 people and attempted 5 more … by climbing in the windows of homes. He also committed 11 sexual assaults, and probably more.

Ramirez was convicted and sentenced to death in 1989, and sat on San Quentin’s death row ever since. The death sentence was not carried out because of endless appeals.

A San Quentin spokesperson reportedly says Ramirez died of natural causes … HOWEVER … a prison official told TMZ … the murderer died from Hepatitis C, which some doctors say can be transmitted through sexual contact. Hep C is verifiably contracted through IV drug use and blood transfusions.


My posts on Richard Ramirez:
Serial Killer: Ricardo “Richard” Muñoz Ramirez *The Night Stalker*
This Date in History: Richard “Night Stalker” Ramirez born 1960

Update: Jacque Sue Waller murder *Estranged husband, James Clay Waller II, pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison*


Jacque Sue Waller2
Jacque Sue Waller

Just as I suspected, he got a plea deal, and a sweet one at that. It is NOT justice, and the family hates it, too. However, it was the only way they were going to find Jacque Sue’s body, and that was important. He says he lost his temper, but his actions after that affected so many, especially his children. In court, James Waller heard the following recording: “I never want to see you again for my entire life.” from his 7-year-old son. I am sure (well, mostly hope) that those words haunt him for the rest of his life.

News Archive: Jacque Sue Waller murder
Clay Waller Pleads Guilty in Estranged Wife’s Death
Missouri man pleads guilty to killing estranged wife
Estranged husband Clay Waller pleads guilty in wife’s death
Clay Waller pleads guilty to second-degree murder, sentenced to prison time
Estranged husband pleads guilty in murder of Jacque Waller

James Clay Waller

Ivanice “Ivy” Harris murder 5/16/2013 (approximately) Waikiki, HI *Nathaniel Cosby has been arrested*

Ivanice Harris
Ivanice “Ivy” Harris

Nathaniel Cosby was arrested when Ivy Harris was murdered, but he was released due to lack of evidence. However, he has now been charged with her murder. I am hoping for justice for Ivy!

Facebook: Bring Ivanice Home (has a lot of articles)
Hawaii police looking for Ivanice ‘Ivy’ Harris, missing Portland woman
Portland woman reported missing during Hawaii visit found dead, authorities say
Body found near Yokohama Bay identified as missing visitor
Family, friends gather in North Portland to remember Ivy Harris following her death in Hawaii
Man arrested in Honolulu death of Ivanice ‘Ivy’ Harris of Portland
Suspect arrested in tourist’s murder, family hoping for answers
Lost-and-found ad may be linked to accused murderer’s arrest
U.S. Marine released in Hawaii killing of Ivanice Harris
Ivanice Harris Murder: U.S. Marine charged in death of Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii
Marine accused in killing of Portland woman in Hawaii

Nathaniel Cosby
Nathaniel Cosby

Cold Case: Gary Stamp arrested Gary Stamp for the murder of “Jane Doe #40” – Do you recognize her?

Jane Doe 40

This is a composite picture of a woman who was raped and murdered in Long Beach, CA in May 1974. Gary Stamp has been arrested and charged with her murder, but no one, not even him, knows her name. He thinks it was Anna, but he is not sure. He has confessed to her murder. Detectives on the case would like to know her name. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Todd Johnson or Det. Malcom Evans at (562) 570-7244.

Long Beach police arrest man for 1974 murder
Police Arrest Man For 1974 Murder — Now Just Have To Figure Out Who Victim Was
LBPD Made Arrest in 39-year-old Case – Need Public’s Help to Identify Victim
39 Years Later, A Killer Confesses But Big Mystery Remains
Long Beach police seek to identify woman killed in 1974
Cold cases: When even the victims are a mystery

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