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Cold Case: James Herman Dye charged with the 1979 rape and murder of Evelyn Kay Day


Kay Day

Find-A-Grave: Evelyn Kay Day
Man arrested in connection with oldest Weld County cold case murder
Kansas man arrested in 1979 homicide in Colorado
Kansas man arrested in 1979 Colorado killing after DNA match
DNA cold case: Kansas ex-con charged in unsolved 1979 murder of Colorado woman
Wichita man arrested in 42-year-old Colorado cold case
Family Members From Weld County’s ‘Coldest Case’ Thankful For Arrest 41 Years Later
Suspect Arrested in 1979 Cold Case Murder of 29-Year-Old Colorado Woman Evelyn Kay Day (includes the arrest affidavit with a lot of details)
The Burr Magazine: Evelyn Kay Day
Murder of Weld County resident with Meeker connection solved after 41 years

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: DYE, JAMES HERMAN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 64
Location: Weld County Sheriff’s Office
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 451429
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 06/30/1956
Additional Information:

Monsters Among Us: Steven Timothy Judy killed Terry Chasteen and her 3 children; He said he would kill again if ever released, so he was given the death penalty

Victims
Terry Lee Chasteen, 23
Misty Ann Chasteen, 5
Steven Michael Chasteen, 4
Mark Louis Chasteen, 2

Find-A-Grave: Terry Lee Zollars Chasteen
Find-A-Grave: Misty Ann Chasteen
Find-A-Grave: Steven Michael Chasteen
Find-A-Grave: Mark Louis Chasteen
Steven Timothy Judy #4
Indiana murderer executed at prison
Retro Indy: 4 killed in chilling case
Murderpedia: Steven Timothy Judy
Excerpt from “Notorious 92”
Steven Timothy Judy – Indiana Execution – March 9, 1981
Find-A-Grave: Steven Timothy Judy
Wikipedia: Steven Timothy Judy

Books
Burn, Judy Burn: A String of Murders from Louisiana to Indiana Made Steven Judy a ‘Star’
Hunting Humans

Podcasts
Morbidology: Indiana’s Most Brutal Killer – Steven Judy


Steven Timothy Judy

Cold Case: Jerry Lynn Burns killed Michelle Marie Martinko, in 1979, solved by DNA in 2018; Sentenced to LWOP


Michelle Marie Martinko

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Marie Martinko
Iowa Cold Cases: Michelle Marie Martinko
Michelle Martinko stories
40 years later: What we know about Michelle Martinko and the arrest that re-opened the cold case
Jury seated in Jerry Burns murder trial
Michelle Martinko murder case evidence photos
Iowa Teen Was Fatally Stabbed in Mall Parking Lot Decades Ago — and Her Killer Was Just Convicted
Jerry Burns sentenced to life for killing Michelle Martinko in 1979
Jerry Burns sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns, convicted of killing Michelle Martinko, officially sentenced to life in prison
Wikipedia: Murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns hires “Making a Murderer” lawyer to appeal Michelle Martinko conviction
Police search of DNA behind much of the argument in Jerry Burns’ appeal

Podcasts
Murder at the Mall: The Michelle Martinko Case

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: And Then There Were Three
48 Hours: Murder at the Mall

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Information
Name Jerry Lynn Burns
Offender Number 6931989
Sex M
Birth Date 12/23/1953
Location Anamosa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/14/2020

Monsters Among Us: Harry “John” Rogers and his 3 brothers conspired and killed Robert Pfeil Jr. over a feud; Harry Rogers sentenced to life in prison


Robert Pfeil Jr.

Find-A-Grave: Robert W. Pfeil Jr.
Decades of detective work led to arrest in San Mateo / Lawyer is at center of reopened murder case in Wisconsin
Former DA Linked to Old Wisconsin Murder
Man pled guilty to murder; Brother is also charged
Second brother pleads no contest to lesser charge in 1979 slaying
Attorney held in 26 year old murder case
Trial underway in 1979 Ladysmith murder
Man found guilty in 1979 slaying
Jury finds man guilty in ’79 Ladysmith slaying
After 30 years, family of victim sees killer convicted
Robert W. Pfeil, Sr., as personal representative of the estate of Robert W.Pfeil, Jr. v.Robert D. ROGERS, Former District Attorney of Rusk County, et al. 1985
District Attorney Masterminded A Murder After Feud With Man Over Slain Dogs

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Siblings: Rogers

Defendants
Harry John Rogers – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Robert Rogers – committed suicide after killing another man in ca
Dale Rogers – pled no contest, sentenced to 461 days in jail, died of cancer
Mike Rogers – turned state’s evidence
Cherie Lee Barnard Rogers – charges dismissed

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC: 00503177
Name: ROGERS, HARRY J
Birth Year: 1952
Age: 68
Sex: MALE
Race: WHITE
Weight: 263
Height: 6′ 0″
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: GRAY
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Aliases
H J ROGERS
H J ROGERS
HARRY J ROGERS
HARRY ROGERS
HJ ROGERS
JOHN ROGERS

Status: INCARCERATED
Sub-Status:
Institution: Stanley Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 504 Ladysmith
Region Unit Agent: 5 04 32
N5273 State Highway 27 ANX
Room 2
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 04/15/2021

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: Dennis J. Mitchell stabbed Marie Odette Huckins to death, sentenced to 20-years to life in prison

On December 1, 1979, at approximately 10:00 P.M., defendant, using a friend’s car, left a bar in St. Regis Falls, New York, in the company of Marie Odette Huckins. At about 1:00 A.M. the following morning, defendant returned to the bar, covered with blood, screaming and crying that he had killed a woman. Although his friend and other patrons helped clean him up and alerted the State Police, they were unable to calm defendant who went to the nearby residence of a relative. From there he telephoned his mother telling her also what he had done. When the State trooper arrived and came into defendant’s presence, defendant immediately stated: “I’m Dennis Mitchell. I’m the one that killed the woman. She tried to roll me and I took a knife and started stabbing her.” When asked if the woman was dead, defendant replied that he had stabbed her at least 15 times. In response to further questioning he led the police to the scene and later to the area where he had discarded his knife. Defendant’s assigned counsel made no pretrial motions for discovery or suppression. Notice was furnished of defendant’s intention to rely upon the defense of mental disease or defect. However, during the third day of this non-jury trial, defendant informed his attorney that his oft-repeated story was fabricated, that a man he did not know and could not describe, other than very generally, had murdered Huckins, and that defendant dared not reveal this earlier for fear of reprisals against his wife and child. After his request for a continuance to investigate this version of the events was quite properly denied (see People v Messina, 73 A.D.2d 899), defendant’s counsel proceeded with his case as planned, using medical experts and testimony of defendant’s family in an attempt to prove the affirmative defense of extreme emotional disturbance. Defendant himself was not called to the stand. The court found defendant guilty of murder in the second degree and sentenced him to an indeterminate term of 20 years to life imprisonment.

Find-A-Grave: Marie Odette Huckins
Convicted murderer arrested in assault
People of the State of New York v Dennis J. Mitchell, Sr 1982 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Dead Silent spotlights the murder of Marie Odette Huckins
Looking for info on Marie Huckins
Monsters Among Us: Ronald Pavey stabbed Patricia Catherine Huckins DeChristopher to death; Sentenced to 65 years in prison (her daughter’s murder)

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: A History of Violence

INMATE INFORMATION

PAROLE INFORMATION

PRISON INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/14/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 80B0843
Inmate Name MITCHELL, DENNIS J
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 10/03/1960
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility BARE HILL
Date Received (Original) 05/21/1980
Date Received (Current) 07/26/2012
Admission Type
County of Commitment ST. LAWRENCE
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 02/07/19 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

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 11/14/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 01/2013
Parole Hearing Type PAROLE VIOLATOR ASSESSED EXPIRATION
Parole Eligibility Date 11/28/1999
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date<

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

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