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Monsters Among Us: Gabriel Ferris killed Cheryl Miller during his honeymoon; Sentenced to life in prison

Cheryl Miller

Elgin man faces charges in 1974 rape and murder
Elgin man extradicted in ’74 Michigan murder
A decades old murder mystery in Saginaw
MI – Cheryl Miller, 21, murdered, Saginaw, 15 June 1974
People of Michigan v Gabriel Ferris 1999
Man Murders Ex-Girlfriend In Middle Of Honeymoon With New Wife Student Cheryl Miller was found strangled to dea

Cold Blood: Strangler
A Wedding and a Murder: The Honeymoon Murder
Dateline: Honeymoon From Hell



MDOC Number: 130365
SID Number: 0652240K
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of Birth: 04/27/1949 (70)


Hattie Louise Neff Swindlehurst murder 8/27/1974 Mt Pleasant MI *Delmar K. Quezada pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

Find-A-Grave: Hattie Louise Swindlehurst

Parole hearing revives memories of 1974 murder
Dark roots of grisly crime laid bare at parole hearing


MDOC Number: 141748
SID Number: 0782827M
Racial Identification: Hispanic
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 165 lbs.
Date of Birth: 03/17/1958 (60)

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



Sentence 1
Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 74002494-FY
Date of Offense: 08/27/1974
County: Isabella
Date of Sentence: 06/16/1975
Conviction Type: Plea

Cold Case: Larry Anstett murder 11/5/1974 Milwaukee , WI *Why has there been no justice for the 15-year-old innocent victim?*

Larry Anstett

On this day in 1974, 15-year-old paperboy, Larry Anstett, saw a package on a car and picked it up. The package contained a bomb and exploded, killing Larry instantly. His murder was the result of revenge by the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, although Larry Anstett was not the intended target. The case may be cold, but police believe they know who killed Larry Anstett and several other victims (some who *mysteriously* disappeared). Although there were accomplices and those who helped, the main suspect remains as John W. Bushman, who is a free man and has not been charged in any of the murders. Hopefully, since so much time has passed, witnesses and those with knowledge of the murders, will come forward. Larry Anstett, an innocent victim, needs and deserves justice!

Justice Denied (GREAT article)
Paperboy killed by bomb blast
Jack Rosga: Outlaws gang leader or ‘working stiff’?
Book Review: You Gotta Be Dirty

You Gotta Be Dirty: The Outlaws Motorcycle Club In & Around Wisconsin
Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Serial Killer: Howard Arthur Allen

remembering the victimsFrom Howard Allen’s appeal for the Ernestine Griffin murder: Allen murdered 74-year-old Ernestine Griffin in her Indianapolis home. Police determined that Griffin had been killed by a combination of a knife wound to her chest and a blow to her head. On a kitchen counter, police found a piece of paper with Allen’s name and phone number on it. A neighbor of Griffin’s informed police that Allen had inquired with Griffin about a car that the neighbor had for sale. Police later discovered Griffin’s camera at the car wash where Allen worked. After extensive questioning, Allen admitted to the police that he had struck Griffin, but denied killing her.

Allen was charged with Murder, See footnote Felony Murder, See footnote and Robbery. See footnote A jury convicted Allen on all three charges and recommended a sentence of death. The trial court sentenced Allen to death on August 30, 1988.

Opal Cooper, 85 [8/1974] (sentenced to 2-21 years for manslaughter, released 1/1985)
Laverne Hale, 87 [5/29/1987] (sentenced to 88 years in prison)
Ernestine Griffin, 73 [7/14/1987] (sentenced to death)(overturned due to mental retardation finding, sentenced to 60 years in prison)

Howard Allen v State of Indiana 2001
Howard A. Allen Jr v Bill Wilson 2012
Indiana Death Row: Allen, Howard A. #56
Murderpedia: Howard Arthur Allen
Wikipedia: Howard Allen



DOC Number 881978
First Name HOWARD
Middle Name A
Last Name ALLEN
Suffix JR
Date of Birth 02/10/1949
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 4 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 04/23/2035

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/13/2017

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Term in Years / Months / Days 49 11 00029
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-5-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/12/2012

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 06/26/1991
Term in Years / Months / Days 38 00 00000
Type of Conviction FD
Indiana Citation Code 35-43-4-2
Cause Number 49G058708CF020966
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 04/23/2035

Cold Case: Barbara Jean Rocky murder 3/11/1974 Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT *Gerald W. Hicker pled guilty to manslaugter, sentenced to 5 years in prison; Released from prison 10/30/2012

Dating Violence

Barbara Jean Rocky
Barbara Jean Rocky

Gerald Hicker died in 2014′

Washington man arrested in 1974 slaying of BYU student
Man Arrested in 33-Year-Old Homicide
DNA Leads To Arrest In 1974 BYU Slaying
DNA Solves Utah Cold Case
Suspect charged after 33 years
Hicker admits killing BYU student in 1974
Man confesses to 1974 murder of BYU student
Man pleads guilty in ’74 murder of BYU student
Man who killed woman after alleged canyon devil worship asks for prison release
Man who killed BYU student gets 2012 release date

On The Case With Paula Zahn: Betrayal in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Gerald Hicker
Gerald Hicker

Monsters Among Us: Brian Keith Lord killed 16-year-old Tracy Parker; Sentenced to LWOP

Tracy Parker
Tracy Parker

Girl’s death caused by blow to head
Teen murder victim sexually assaulted
Carpenter arrested in girl’s death
Murderer did not understand he had been sentenced to die
State of Washington v Brian Keith Lord 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Brian Keith Lord v Tana Wood 1999 (habeas corpus – conviction overturned)
ord trial delayed 6 months
Poulsbo teen’s mother reliving terror in new trial
Jury convicts man of murder 2nd time
Murderpedia: Brian Keith Lord
Wikipedia: Brian Keith Lord

Forensic Files: Material Witness


Brian Keith Lord

DOC Number: 293284
Offender Name: LORD, BRIAN K
Date of Birth:12/29/1960
Age: 54
Race: White
Gender: Male
Location: Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 537-1800

Monsters Among Us: Roy Melanson killed two women; Sentenced to life in prison in both Colorado and California

Anita Michele and Charlotte

Anita Fagiani Andrews, 51 [7/10/1974]
Michele Wallace, 25 [1974]
Charlotte Lily Sauerwin, 24 [8/6/1988]

Find-A-Grave: Michele Wallace
Find-A-Grave: Anita E Fagiani Andrews
Find-A-Grave: Charlotte Lilly Sauerwin
Anita Andrews was a Napa type of girl
Roy Melanson Timeline
Cops file 1974 murder case with DA’s office
Fagiani’s murder: A sigh of relief … after 36 years
Two women may share a common killer
Judge supports indictment in Fagiani murder case
Melanson jury hears openings, police testimony
Jury hears gruesome testimony in Melanson trial
Sides rest in Melanson murder trial
Melanson found guilty of first-degree murder
Melanson gets life in prison for 1974 murder
Life Sentence in 1974 Bar Murder
Closure comes to 37-year-old Fagiani murder case
Man Serving Life For Murder Linked To 3rd Woman’s Death
Fagiani’s murder suspect implicated in Louisiana killing
Deputies charge 73-year-old in connection with 1988 murder
Smooth Talking Serial Killer Subject Of New True Crime By NYT Bestseller Steve Jackson

Smooth Talker: Trail of Death (EXCELLENT book)

Smooth Talker: Trail of Death
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Last Call


RoyMelanson prison mug

Age: 76
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6′ 01″
Weight: 275
DOC Number: 117654
Est. Parole Eligibility Date: 08/25/2012
Next Parole Hearing Date: Sep 2017
This offender is scheduled on the Parole Board agenda for the month and year above. Please contact the facility case manager for the exact date.
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/8888
Current Facility Assignment: STERLING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Colorado)

Sentence Date: 05/13/2003
Sentence: Life with Parole
Case No.: 93CR10

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