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Cold Case: John Clark Russell raped and killed Alma Rosa Lara Zuniga and left her body in an orchard near Oxnard, CA: Sentenced to LWOP 35 years later


Alma Rosa Zuniga

Countywide – Cold Case Murder Suspect Arrested
Bakersfield man arrested in connection with 1979 murder of Oxnard woman
Murder trial begins 35 years after woman found dead in El Rio
Man convicted of cold-case murder of Oxnard woman
Murder of Oxnard woman comes to close after 35 years
People of the State of California v John Clark Russell 2017 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Buried in the Backyard: Last Call

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name RUSSELL, JOHN CLARK
CDCR Number AV7870
Age 71
Admission Date 02/04/2015
Current Location Mule Creek State Prison
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Monsters Among Us: Patrick Schooley Jr. abducted, robbed, raped and killed 78-year-old Bessie Rountree; Sentenced to 3 life sentences; BUT WAIT! In April of this year he was paroled, not because of COVID19, but it was a discretionary parole, which means that the Virginia parole board just felt like releasing this violent offender


Bessie Rountree

Virginia’s parole board seems to be releasing a lot of violent offenders, especially those involved in murder, lately. It is truly unacceptable. This killer, for example, was given 3 life sentences. The judge intended for him to never be released.

Find-A-Grave: Bessie L Rountree Rountree
Teen-Ager pleads guilty to killing elderly woman
Youth guilty of elderly woman’s slaying
Youth gets life terms
Family blasts Virginia Parole Board for releasing the man who killed their family member in 1979
Virginia’s Parole Board Frees Another Killer
Virginia’s Parole Board Frees Another Killer


Patrick Schooley Jr. 1979 and 2020

Cold Case: Monsters Among Us: Michael Anthony Galvan charged with the 1979 murder of newlywed, Debra Sue Reiding


Debra Sue Reiding

Case Info: Victim Debra Sue Reiding
Newly-retrieved DNA could give detectives break in 1979 cold case murder
Police hope witnesses come forward after indictment of Austin suspect in 1979 murder of newlywed
Austin man arrested in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed
Austin man indicted in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed Debra Reiding
Grand jury indicts Austin man in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed 18-year-old
Austin man indicted in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed Debra Reiding
Austin Police Announced Arrest, Indictment in 1979 Homicide and Rape
Police hope witnesses come forward after indictment of Austin suspect in 1979 murder of newlywed
DNA links barber to Texas newlywed’s cold case murder from 1979
‘I’m shocked. He cut my hair for years’ | Austin barber accused of rape, murder nearly 40 years ago

INMATE INFORMATION

GALVAN, MICHAEL

Booking Number: 1817395 Booked: 5/24/2018 18:59
Arresting Agency: AUSTIN POLICE DEPT Offense #: A181440264
Facility: TRAVIS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
Charge (1)

— Cause Number: D1DC18900085
Charge Authority: NEW WARRANT – CLASS B OR ABOVE
Bond: $750,000.00 ANY TYPE OF BOND
Sentenced to 0 days 0 months

Monsters Among Us: Jay Kelly Pinkerton – Raped and killed 2 women; Executed 5/15/1986

Victims
Sarah Donn Lawrence, 30
Sherry Welch, 25

Find-A-Grave: Sarah Donn Lawrence
Mug Shot Monday! Jay Kelly Pinkerton, 1979
Town still chilled by brutal crime
Body of Evidence: The Sarah Donn Lawrence Murder (Part 1)
Body of Evidence: The Sarah Donn Lawrence Murder (Part 2)
Body of Evidence: The Sarah Donn Lawrence Murder (Part 3)
Body of Evidence: The Sarah Donn Lawrence Murder (Part 4)
Body of Evidence: The Sarah Donn Lawrence Murder (Part 5)
Rape-slayer Pinkerton put to death by TDC
Two-time murderer executed
Murderpedia: Jay Kelly Pinkerton


Jay Kelly Pinkerton

Murder In The Family: Danny Spencer convicted of killing wife, Diane Spencer, and her father, Jesse Franklin Smith

Child tells judge he saw daddy shoot his mama (part 1)
Child tells judge of shootings (part 2)
Witness backs premeditation by Spencer (part 1)
Witness says he did not threaten Spencer (part 2)
‘Just a nightmare’ Spencer says of shootings (part 1)
Spencer takes stand (part 2)
Spencer gets concurrent life terms (part 1)
Spencer gets 2 life terms (part 2)

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 069353
Name: SPENCER, DANNY F
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 169 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/29/1950
Initial Receipt Date: 08/31/1979
Current Facility: OKEECHOBEE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Parents Gone Wild! Burton “Ben” Hagar charged with the death of his 4-month-old son, Nathan, in 1979

State police make arrest in oldest homicide case ever resolved
Former Brunswick man charged with murder in Maine’s oldest cold case
Father charged with son’s 1979 murder in Maine cold case squad’s first arrest
Farmington man charged with murder in death of baby 38 years ago in Brunswick
Man Arrested Nearly 38 Years After Baby Thought To Have Died Of SIDS
Cold case squad assists in arrest of Burton Hagar
Former Brunswick man arrested for murder of son in 1979
Man pleads not guilty to killing infant son 38 years ago
Father charged with murder in baby’s 1979 death, at first thought to be SIDS


Burton “Ben” Hagar

Monsters Among Us: Manuel Trinidad Cortez was convicted of killing two 11-year-old girls, Rachel Isser and Deanna Jackman; sentenced to life in prison


Rachel Isser and Deanna Jackman

Known Victims
Rachel Isser, 11 [12/27/1979
Deanna Jackman, 11 [12/27/1979]
unnamed victim, 16 [12/6/1977] kidnapping victim

Suspected Victims
Karen Whiteside, 16 [strangled] Eugene, OR [March 1978]
Lopez, 19 San Gabriel Valley, CA [8/14/1977]
Madrid, 7 Madrid, CA [11/6/1977]

Find-A-Grave: Rachel Ann Isser
Find-A-Grave: Deanna Suzanne Jackman
Manuel Cortez, described by the prosecution as a sexual…
Since You Asked
Manuel Cortez (GREAT article)
Diary May Offer Clues to 1970s Murders

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Robert Lee Myers hired a hitman to kill his wife, Mary Ruth Myers; Sentenced to life in prison

dv awareness

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Mary Ruth Myers

Silver Run Woman Is Murdered
Maryland v Robert Lee Myers (GREAT website, has many articles and pictures)
I’m Not Really Guilty
Carroll’s longest murder trial has lasting impact
Myers murder alters the lives of two families
Bobby Myers, found guilty in Carroll’s longest murder trial case, dies
Robert Lee Myers v State of Maryland 1983 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Daniel Lee Chadderton v State of Maryland 1982 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Female trooper: hard road to a hard job

Defendants
Robert Lee Myers – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, died in prison 1/12/2014
Daniel L. Chadderton – convicted, sentenced to life in prison,
Ernestine ‘Tina’ Marco-Myers – given immunity for her testimony

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Robert and Tina Myers

INMATE INFORMATION

dan-chadderton

Last Name: CHADDERTON
First Name: DANIEL
Middle Name: LEE
Date of Birth: 06/26/1950
DOC ID: 162459
Holding Facility:
Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown
Address: 18601 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21746
Phone: 877-229-1351

Kimberly Nees murder 6/16/1979 Poplar, MT *Barry Allan Beach convicted, sentenced to LWOP; Sentence commuted to time served in 2015

kimberly-nees
Kimberly Nees

Find-A-Grave: Kimberly Ann Nees
Questions loom about 1979 murder as clemency hearing nears for Barry Beach
Gov. Bullock grants clemency to Barry Beach
Kimberly Nees’ cousin decries Beach’s release
Wikipedia: Barry Beach
Poplar: Who Killed Kim?
DOC director requesting legal advice in Barry Beach investigation
Temporary protection order filed against Barry Beach
Barry Beach won’t face charges in sexual propositioning case
Barry Beach Hearing Set After Latest Beach Arrest
Beach’s boundaries expanded
Man Involved in Barry Beach Drama Tells His Devastating Effect
Girls theory persists in Poplar murder case
An Outrage to All
Free Barry Beach / Justice for Kim Nees

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: ‘Return to Poplar River’
Suspicion: Murder in Montana

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Barry Beach

Psycho For Love: James Pierre Chastain killed his first wife, Theresa Gail Chastain; Sentenced to life in prison

dv awareness

James Chastain, Theresa Chastain (GREAT write-up)
James Chastain v State of Georgia 1991 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Former Methodist Pastor Recants Confession to Wife’s Killing
He Was a Preacher, a Serial Arsonist, and a Wife Killer
Reverend had two passions – religion and arson
Excerpt from “For I Have Sinned”

Books
For I Have Sinned: True Stories of Clergy Who Kill

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Clergy: Ashes to Ashes

INMATE INFORMATION

jameschastain-prison-mug

NAME: CHASTAIN, JAMES PIERRE
GDC ID: 0000012662

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1957
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’09”
WEIGHT: 250
EYE COLOR: HAZEL
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: DODGE STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

A.K.A. CHASTAIN,JAMES
A.K.A. CHASTAIN,JAMES P
A.K.A. CHASTAIN,JAMES PIERRE
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 258683
OFFENSE: other misdemeanor
CONVICTION COUNTY: SCHLEY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 10/13/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: 0 YEARS, 12 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 258683
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: SCHLEY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 10/13/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 258683
OFFENSE: ARSON 1ST DEGREE
CONVICTION COUNTY: SCHLEY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 10/13/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 258683
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLQUITT COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/18/1979
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 258683
OFFENSE: ARSON 1ST DEGREE
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLQUITT COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/18/1979
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 06/11/1990
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 11/23/1982
INCARCERATION END: 02/23/1983

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