Mary Helen Kendrick Williams murder 6/22/1968 Shelby, NC *Robert Roseboro convicted, sentenced to death; Death sentence overturned, sentenced to life in prison*

From Roseboro’s appeal: In substance, the evidence disclosed that on June 22, 1968, the deceased, Mary Helen Kendrick Williams, a white woman, operated “Mary’s Custom Towel Outlet” in Shelby, Cleveland County. The one story shop had three doors, one on the north and one on the south of the building, and a double door for loading on the east. The north and south doors apparently had glass panels. The double door on the east was secured from the inside by a 2×4 resting in hooks attached to the door facings. The main room of the shop contained display tables. There was a bathroom located off the display room.

Mrs. Lola Williams, mother-in-law of Mary Helen Kendrick Williams, called the towel shop over the telephone at 10:45 on the morning of June 22, 1968. Mary Helen answered. She seemed busy and the mother-in-law did not engage her in any further conversation.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., Mrs. Alberghini, a prospective customer, found the entrance door locked. Through the glass she saw a person, whom she identified as the defendant, inside the display room. She banged on the door in order to ascertain whether the shop would be opened. She turned away for a moment to speak to her daughter who was in an automobile parked near the door. When she looked again, the person inside had disappeared. “. . . I saw him . . . on the floor, looking around a table. . . . His face was right on the floor. . . .” The witness went to a place of business next door and had the police notified.

Officers Blankenship and Lowery arrived at about 11:30. They found all doors locked or barred. They saw the defendant inside the shop with a pistol in his hand. They also saw a human body and blood on the floor. They commanded the defendant to come out with his hands up. Instead, he concealed himself in the building. The officers then broke open a window and threw in a tear gas bomb. After a short interval, the defendant, forced out by the fumes, surrendered. He was unarmed. He had a bunch of keys in his pocket and a cigarette lighter with the letters “Bob” engraved thereon.

As soon as the fumes permitted, the officers entered the building. They found the nude body of Mrs. Williams behind one of the display tables. The body was warm and covered with blood.

The autopsy conducted by Dr. Gentry, a Pathologist, disclosed “gaping” head wounds and four penetrating stab wounds in the chest, and one in the abdomen. The chest wounds were five or more inches deep, two had penetrated the heart. In the opinion of Dr. Gentry, the stab wounds in the chest caused death.

A search of the room disclosed a part of a broken pistol grip near the body. The articles of clothing which the victim wore to work that morning were found on the floor of the bathroom. The undergarments were in disarray. Some were turned wrongside out. Near the clothing, the officers found a pair of sun glasses, a pocket knife and a pistol with the grip broken. The broken part found near the body fitted the broken grip of the pistol found in the bathroom.

A State’s witness testified that three days before the killing, he saw in the defendant’s possession a knife similar to the one discovered in the bathroom and introduced in evidence. A clerk, who worked in Blanton’s Variety Store near the shop, testified that about 9:30 or 10:00 on the morning of the homicide, she sold the defendant a pair of sun glasses. She exhibited to the jury a card which held eleven pairs of sun glasses — one space was empty. The witness stated the only sale from the card was made to the defendant. When asked whether the glasses found in the shop and introduced in evidence were the glasses she sold the defendant, she replied, “Yes, sir, I think they are.”

The victim’s daughter identified the cigarette lighter with the engraving “Bob” is belonging to her mother. This lighter was taken from the defendant’s pocket after his surrender. The three keys also taken from the defendant’s pocket were held together by two rings. One of the keys unlocked the south door, a second unlocked the north door, and the third unlocked the shop’s cash register.

An expert in blood analysis testified that the blood splotches found on the defendant’s clothing were of group A, the same type as the victim’s blood.

State of North Carolina v Robert Louis Roseboro 1970 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of North Carolina v Robert Louis Roseboro 1971 (conviction affirmed; sentence overturned)
Wikipedia: Murder of Brenda Sue Brown


Offender Number: 0352140
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 04/30/1953
Age: 63
Current Location: LANESBORO C.I.


Cold Case: Robison Family Murders: Family found murdered in their vacation home; Prime suspect is Joseph Raymond Scolaro III, who had been an employee of Richard Robiso

Robison family

Richard Robison, 42
Shirley Robison, 40
Ritchie Robison, 19
Gary Robison, 17
Randy Robison, 12
Susan Robison, 8

Suspect Joseph Raymond Scolaro III committed suicide when he heard of his upcoming arrest for the murder of the Robison Family.

Police Seek Clues In Murder Of Wealthy Family In Michigan
Mass Murder Investigation Continues
Link to a Mass Murder?
More Work Needed In Murder Case
Robison family murders considered solved by many 45 years later
Mysteries of Northern Michigan: Good Hart Robison Family Murders
Summerset (Robison Family Murder Tragedy)
Murder & Mystery
A Web of Intrigue
After 40 years, unsolved Good Hart slayings still mystify and fascinate
Wikipedia: Robison family murders
Websleuths: MI – Robison Family, murdered in Good Hart, 1968
Q&A with Mardi Link, author of When Evil Came to
Good Hart

When Evil Came to Good Hart

Passport To Murder: Mystery at Good Hart Cottage

Joseph Raymond Scolaro
Joseph Raymond Scolaro III

Serial Killer: Lee Roy Martin *The Gaffney Strangler* – Killed 4 – 2 women and 2 teen girls; Killed in prison

Annie Lucille Dedmond, 32 [5/20/1967]
Nancy Carol Parris, 20 [2/7/1968]
Nancy Christine Rhinehart, 14 [2/8/1968]
Opal Diane Buckson, 15 [2/13/1968]

Find-A-Grave: Mrs Annie Lucille Dedmond
Find-A-Grave: Opal Dianne Buckson
Find-A-Grave: Nancy Carol Godfrey Parris
Find-A-Grave: Nancy Christine “Tina” Rhinehart
Lee Roy Martin Going On Trial on September 9
Lee Roy Martin’s trial postponed
Lee Roy Martin Report To Be Made Early May
Gaffney’s Lee Roy Martin Ruled Sane
Terrified South Carolina Town Has History of Serial Killers
Gaffney Strangler 25 Years Ago
Gaffney Strangler terrorized town 40 years ago, murdering 4 women
Murderpedia: Lee Roy Martin
Wikipedia: Lee Roy Martin
Gaffney, S.C. Haunted By Murderous Memories
Excerpt from Palmetto Predators

Martin: Profile of “The Gaffney Strangler”
Palmetto Predators:: Monsters Among Us

A Crime To Remember: Lock Up Your Daughters

Lee Roy Martin arrest

Nolan Ray George – possible serial killer MI, OH, KY

remembering the victims

Francis Brown [Lake Orion, MI 1968] (pregnant) (convicted)
Cindy Garland Rose [Hamilton, OH 1982] (pregnant)
Della Mae Miller [Covington, KY 1967]
Tammy King [Cincinnati, OH 1982]
Gwendolyn Perry [MI December 1968] (convicted)
Delores Blaszcyck [MI 1968]

Investigators look at old slayings in Mich., Ohio
Killer tied to Oakland County homicides?
Nolan Ray George arrested in Butler County in connection with 1968 Michigan killing
Serial killer Nolan Ray George’s arrest ends cat-and-mouse game
Nolan Ray George, Suspected Serial Killer, to Stand Trial for 1968 Rape, Murder
Serial Killer To Face Trial For 1968 Murder
Trial Underway For Accused Serial Strangler
Serial strangling suspect Nolan Ray George convicted for 1968 death
Guilty Verdict For 1968 Murder
Serial Killers Podcast: Nolan Ray George


NolanGeorge prison mug

Photo of Offender
MDOC Number: 124226
SID Number: 0512739T
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 185 lbs.
Date of Birth: 05/06/1943 (71)

Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Alger Correctional Facility Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II


Tattoo- Left Shoulder – “Brenda”
Tattoo- Right Forearm – “Mom”
Tattoo- Right Shoulder – “Jessie”

Sentence 1
Offense: Homicide – Murder First Degree-Premeditated
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316A / 769.12
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 10234495-FC
Date of Offense: 12/07/1968
County: Oakland
Date of Sentence: 05/19/2011
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 1
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: 17 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: 25 years 6 months
Court File#:
Date of Offense: 05/24/1974
Date of Sentence: 05/24/1974
Conviction Type: Unknown
Discharge Date:12/23/1981
Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge

Serial Killer: Tony “Chop Chop” Costa

Patricia Walsh, 23 [2/1/1969]
Mary Anne Wysocki,23 [2/1/1969]
Bonnie Williams [6/1966]
Diane Federoff [6/1966]
Barbara Spaulding [2/1968]
Sydney Lee Monzon, 18 [5/1968]
Susan Perry, 17 [9/10/1968]
Christine Gallant, 19 [11/23/1968]

Find-A-Grave: Patricia Helene Walsh
Find-A-Grave: Mary Ann Wysocki

Find-A-Grave: Susan Ellsworth “Sue” Perry
Find-A-Grave: Christine Gallant

March 6 – 1969: Tony Costa is arraigned in 16 Cape Cod murders

Serial Killers Podcast: Antone Costa
Profile: Antone Costa
Murderpedia: Antone Charles Costa
Wikipedia: Tony Costa

Find-A-Grave: Antone Charles “Tony” Costa

Serial Killers Podcast: Antone Costa

In His Garden: The Anatomy of a Murderer (The Cape Cod Murders)
The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer

Twisted: Cape Cod Casanova

Antone Costa
Tony Costa

Cold Case: Sandra Ann and Martha Evelyn Stiver murders 1968 Berks County, PA

Sandra and Martha Stivers
Sandra Ann and Martha Evelyn Stiver

DNA reveals bodies unearthed in Berks are missing Philadelphia sisters
Bodies identified through DNA as that of two Phila. girls missing since 1968
Cold case update: Family asks for help in solving 1968 murders
Remains of Philly girl murdered in 1968 and found in Berks County are returned to family
Family of teen slain in ’68 appeals for info
46 Years Later, Missing Girl Case Solved

Serial Killer: John Norman Collins *The Co-Ed Killer* and *The Ypsilanti Ripper* and *The Michigan Murders*

Known Victims
Mary Terese Fleszar, 19 [7/9/1967]
Joan Elspeth Schell, 20 [7/1/1968]
Maralynn Skelton, 16 [3/26/1969]
Dawn Louise Basom, 13 [4/14/1969]
Alice Elizabeth Kalom, 23 [6/8/1969]
Karen Sue Beineman, 18 [7/23/1969]
Roxie Ann Phillips, 17 [6/30/1969 CA]

Find-A-Grave: Mary Terese Fleszar
Find-A-Grave: Joan Elspeth Schell
Find-A-Grave: Maralynn Skelton
Find-A-Grave: Dawn Louise Basom
Find-A-Grave: Alice Elizabeth Kalom
Find-A-Grave: Karen Sue Beineman
Find-A-Grave: Roxie Ann Phillips
Michigan Murders: A timeline of events
Mother sees TV sketch: Her daughter
Student faces murder trial in coed death
‘Murder Scene’ Barn Destroyed
Profile: John Norman Collins
John Norman Collins and the Coed Murders
John Norman Collins: The Co-Ed Killer (GOOD article, has a lot of information)
John Norman Collins: The Co-Ed Killer
Murderpedia: John Norman Collins
The Co-ed Murders
John Norman Collins: A Serial Killer Scrapbook
Wikipedia: Michigan Murders
‘Michigan Murders’ to be featured on television show Dec. 10

The Michigan Murders
Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked
True Crime: Michigan: The State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

A Crime To Remember: A New Kind Of Monster


Collins then and now

Child Killer: Mary Flora Bell “The Tyneside Strangler”

Martin Brown and Brian Howe

Martin Brown, 4 [5/25/1968]
Brian Howe, 3 [7/31/1968]

Thrill Deaths Get Girl, 1, Life Term
Life sentence for little girl
Woman who murdered when 10 is returned to prison
How Much Has Mary Bell Changed In 11 Years
Murderpedia: Mary Flora Bell
CrimeLibrary: Mary Bell
Wikipedia: Mary Bell
The mob will move on, the pain never can
Mary Bell, a woman still on the run from herself
Child killer Mary Bell becomes a grandmother at 51: But all I have left is grief, says victim’s mother

Cries Unheard: Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell
The Case Of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered

Children of Crime: The Mary Bell Case
Deadly Women: Young Blood
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Lost Traveller
The Inside: Everything Nice
Law & Order: UK: Broken

Deadly Women: Marie “Mean Marie” Dean Arrington

remembering the victims

Lester Arrington, husband [1964] (received 20 years for manslaughter)
Vivian June Ritter [4/22/1968] (sentenced to death, overturned due to US Supreme Court decision on the death penalty)


Marie Dean Arrington died in prison  5/10/2014.  Thanks Anthony Rao for letting me know.

She’ll Kill Again, Say Cops Of Escaped Murderess
Marie Arrington Recaptured
Marie Dean Arrington Returns, Tight Security Maintained
Marie Arrington In Raiford Hospital
Marie Arrington: Religious, Unreformed Murderess
Marie Arrington Asks For Prison Transfer
Marie Arrington Trial Underway
Marie Arrington May Be Moved To Lake Butler
Murderpedia: Marie Dean Arrington
Wikipedia: Marie Dean Arrington


MarieArrington1 MarieArrington2

DC Number: 149933
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’02”
Weight: 124 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/16/1933
Initial Receipt Date: 12/06/1968
Current Facility: LOWELL ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE


Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 07/04/1964
Sentence Date 05/22/1968
Case No. 0000008
Prison Sentence Length 20Y 0M 0D

Offense Date 04/22/1968
Sentence Date 12/06/1968
Case No. 0000662
Prison Sentence Length SENTENCED TO LIFE

Offense Date 03/01/1969
Offense ESCAPE
Sentence Date 03/14/1972
Case No. 0003852
Prison Sentence Length 10Y 0M 0D

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 12/06/1968
Date Out-of-Custody 03/01/1969

Date In-Custody 04/24/1972
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Serial Killer: Jerome Henry Brudos *The Lust Killer* *The Shoe Fetish Slayer*

Brudos victims

Linda Kay Slawson, 19
Jan Susan Whitney, 23
Karen Elena Sprinker, 19
Linda Dawn Salee, 19
Sharon Wood (survived)

Serial killer Jerome Brudos died in prison on 3/28/2006.

Brudos’ daughter recalls girl name ‘Karen’ visitng home
Brudos receives three life terms
Brudos seeks another trial in 3 slayings
Serial Killer Jerome Brudos Oregon’s longest-held prisoner, dies
Profile: Jerome Brudos
Murderpedia: Jerome Henry Brudos
CrimeLibrary: The Fetish Killer
Wikipedia: Jerry Brudos
The Mind Of A Serial Killer: Jerome Brudos
Mindhunter: the profilers, the killers, and the real people who inspired them

Lust Killer
Jerry Brudos: The True Story of The Shoe Fetish Slayer: Historical Serial Killers and Murderers
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit
Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters
Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder
Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers
Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders That Power Serial Killers

Biography: Jerome Brudos
Jerry Brudos: The Lust Killer

Jerome Brudos

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