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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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