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

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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

Psycho For Love: Douglas Gordon Bradford killed ex-girlfriend, Lynne Knight, with a garrote; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

dv awareness

Jilted lover Douglas Bradford plotted 1979 killing of Torrance nurse Lynne Knight, prosecutor says
Trial begins for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in 1979
Trial begins in 1979 cold case murder
Engineer convicted in 35-year-old cold-case murder of Torrance nurse
Convicted killer Douglas Bradford declares his innocence in Lynne Knight slaying, gets 26 to life in prison
NBC’s ‘Dateline’ episode to recount nurse’s 1979 slaying in Torrance

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Wire

INMATE INFORMATION

Douglas Gordon Bradford

Name: BRADFORD, DOUGLAS GORDON
CDCR#: AV4865
Age: 64
Admission Date: 12/29/2014
Current Location: Pleasant Valley
Main Phone: (559) 935-4900
Physical Address:
24863 West Jayne Avenue, Coalinga, CA 93210

Serial Killer: David Allen Lucas killed 3+ victims

remembering the victims

Victims
Suzanne Jacobs, 31
Colin Jacobs, 3
Anne Catherine Swanke

Prosecution Tries to Put Lucas in Killer’s Shoes at the Scene of Slayings
Lucas Witness Says Another Admitted Guilt
S.D. Jury Says Lucas Should Die for Killings
Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Throat-Slashing Killer
Death penalty upheld in throat-slashing serial murders
Murderpedia: David Allen Lucas
David Allen Lucas – California Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Deep Wounds

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: LUCAS, DAVID ALLEN
CDCR#: E32301
Age: 60
Admission Date: 10/05/1989
Location: San Quentin
Main Phone: (415) 454-1460
Physical Address:
San Quentin, CA 94964

Deadly Duo: Steven Keith Hatch & Glen Burton Ake

remembering the victims

Victims
Dr. Richard Douglass, 43 [10/15/1979] Okarche, OK
Marilyn Sue Douglass, 36 [10/15/1979] Okarche, OK
Brooks Douglass, 16 [survived] [10/15/1979] Okarche, OK
Leslie Douglass, 12 [survived] [10/15/1979] Okarche, OK
Dale Kokenes, 35 [11/2/1979] Lumberton, TX
Yerby Land III, 27 [11/2/1979] Lumberton, TX
Dale & Pat Cameron [robbed them, did not hurt them]

Find-A-Grave: Rev Richard Bary Douglass
Find-A-Grave: Marilyn Sue Lacy Douglass
Find-A-Grave: Yerby Land, III
2 Booked in Slaying of Pastor, Wife
Slain minister’s home auctioned to aid orphan children
Innocent Pleas Made In Murders
Steven Keith Hatch v State of Oklahoma
Victim may witness execution
Lawmaker sees killer of parents executed
Murderpedia: Steven Keith Hatch
Murderpedia: Glen Burton Ake
No Reprieve
30-year anniversary
of brutal crime spree

A Buddhist Whom Many Tried to Save Is Executed
Infamous killer Glen Burton Ake dies in prison hospital

Movies/Documentaries
Heaven’s Rain
Dateline: The Haunting

Defendants

Hatch and Ake

Steven Keith Hatch – convicted; executed 8/9/1996
Glen Burton Ake – convicted; originally sentenced to death; resentenced to 2 life sentences + 400 years [died in prison 4/23/2011]

Deadly Duo: Heber James Norton and Bernice Crosby Craig robbed Zion’s Bank and then shot & killed two teller

remembering the victims

Firing squad awaits killer, 72
Jury weighs sentence for slayer
State of Utah v Heber James Norton 1984
Murder conviction upheld, but death sentence vacated
Huntington killer faces death penalty rehearing

Henry Ritayik murder 4/12/1979 New Orleans, LA *Millionaire found beaten to death in apartment*

remembering the victims

His address at his regular home:

Mr. Henry J. Ritayik
635 East Scenic Drive
Pass Christian, Mississippi 39571

Find-A-Grave: Henry J Ritayik
Police probe slaying
Millionaire Is Murder Victim
Millionaire, 92, Found Beaten To Death In Apartment (scroll down a bit)
Find-A-Grave: Henry J. Ritayik
Holy Family Parish (almost to the bottom)
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY
Ancient Faces: Henry Ritayik (1886-1979)

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