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    Aug. 22: 2011: Kathryn Benoit was shot to death in her Moscow, ID apartment by her former boyfriend, Ernesto Bustamante, who was also an assistant professor in her department at the University of Idaho. He killed himself the next day at a hotel room in Moscow, ID.

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Monsters Among Us: Sexual Predator Edward Frances Boyle Jr sexually assaulted and killed Louisa Scott; Sentenced to 15-30 years in prison

Louisa Scott

A Killer Prepares To Go Home
Family Fights To Keep Killer In Prison
Boyle Likely To Get Less Time Than He Deserves
Officials Revoke Parole Of Repeat Rapist Edward Boyle
Killer, Rapist To Remain In Prison Until At Least 2016
Victim’s family fights parole of murderer, says he’ll do it again
Boyle, a serial rapist and killer, once again eligible for parole
Parole board decides serial rapist, killer Boyle will remain incarcerated
Conn. serial rapist and killer denied parole
“Final chapter” of 1980 homicide victim’s story to be told on TV

On the Case with Paula Zahn: River of Tears


Inmate Number: 97482
Date of Birth: 12/5/1960
Latest Admission Date: 11/18/2004
Current Location: BROOKLYN CI
Status: OTHER
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: SPECIAL PAROLE
Date of Sentence: Not Applicable
Maximum Sentence: 0 Year(s) 0 Month(s) 0 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: 11/15/2024
Detainer: NONE


Parents Gone Wild: Stella Delores Almarez killed her 4 daughters; Found not guilty by reason of insanity – sent to a mental hospital, released in 1985

Odella, 10
Antoinette, 7
Stella Loraine, 2
Gloria Irene, 2

Accused mother of murder in death of 4 daughters
Mother arrested on suspicion of murdering four daughters
‘It’s the little kids that come back to haunt you’
Woman accused of killing children found innocent due to insanity
Excerpt from “A Calendar of Miseries”
Nebraska and Iowa mass Murders
Stella Delores Almarez v Klaus Hartmann 1982
Almarez, Stella Delores

Cold Case: Airtight Bridge Murder: Thomas Small charged with the 1980 murder and dismemberment of his wife, Diana Marie Riordan-Small

Airtight Bridge murder victim honored by daughter who barely knew her
Airtight victim’s sister never thought she was runaway
The Airtight Bridge Murder
Police make arrest in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder in Coles County
Arrest announced in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder
Man arrested nearly 40 years after wife’s dismembered remains found near bridge
Arrest Made In Nearly 40 Year Old Cold Case Murder
Bradley man accused of killing wife in 1980 cold case
Cox long thought husband was ‘prime suspect’ in Airtight Bridge case


General Inmate Information
Facility Jerome Combs Detention Center
Name Thomas A Small
Age 70
Inmate ID 482081

Charges and Bail Information

Charge Murder/intent To Kill/injure
Bail Amount $2,000,000

Monsters Among Us: Fernando Eros Caro killed at least 4, is also a suspect in other child murders; Sentenced to death


Victoria Ann DeSantiago

Mary Booher, 15
Mark Hatcher, 15
Jack Lucchesi,
Victoria Ann DeSantiago, 8 (charged)

Find-A-Grave: Victoria Ann DeSantiago
Mystery of Slain Girls Is Finally Laid to Rest
Double Murder Case Drags On for 9 Years and It Isn’t Over Yet
Fresno Police Solve 30 Year-Old Murder of Victoria De Santiago
DNA leads to charges in 30-year-old child rape, murder
DNA evidence unlocks 30-year-old Fresno cold case
Fernando Eros Caro v Arthur Calderon, Warden 1999 (habeas corpus)
Fernando Eros Caro v Jeanne Woodford, Warden 2002 (habeas corpus)
Condemned Inmate Fernando E. Caro Dies of Unknown Causes
California death row inmate dies; convicted in San Jose murder trial
2nd Condemned Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Dies In 1 Week



CDCR#: C40800
Age: 67
Admission Date: 01/05/1982
Current Location: San Quentin

Serial Killer: Paul Michael Stephani killed 3 women, tried to kill 2 others; Called the police to confess *The Weepy-Voiced Killer*


Karen Potack (survived)[12/31/1980]
Kimberley Compton, 18 [6/3/1981]
Kathleen Greening, 33 [7/21/1982]
Barbara Simons, 40 [8/5/1982]
Denise Williams, 21 [8/21/1982] (attempted, escaped)

The Remorseful Serial Killer
Murderpedia: Paul Michael Stephani
Paul Michael Stephani
Wikipedia: Paul Michael Stephani
Case questions use of voice analysis
Serial Killer Communiques: Helpful or hurtful? (about 1/2 way down)
State of Minnesota v Paul M. Stephani 1985 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
True Crime and Stuff: Paul Michael Stephani

Cold Case Files: Weepy-Voiced Killer
Murder Calls: Seeing Red

Paul Michael Stephani

Cold Case: Marilyn McIntyre murder 3/11/1980 Columbus, WI *Curtis Forbes was convicted of her murder, sentenced to life in prison*

Marilyn McIntyre

Wisconsin man faces murder charge in 1980 killing
Trial begins in 30-year-old murder case
Jury selection in 1980 Columbia Co. murder
Forbes Murder Trial Day 6: Defense calls nine witnesses
Curtis Forbes Convicted in Cold Case Murder
Curtis Forbes found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1980 death of Marilyn McIntyre in Columbus
Forbes found guilty in murder case
Husband of slain Wis. woman vindicated, angry
Forbes gets mandatory life sentence; he’ll be eligible for parole in 2020
Justice for Marilyn: Court Upholds Conviction in 1980 Murder
State of Wisconsin v Curtis E. Forbes 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
1980 murder conviction upheld
Supreme Court won’t hear Curtis Forbes’ appeal in murder case
WI – Marilyn McIntyre, 18, brutally murdered, Columbus, 11 March 1980
48 Hours Mystery: McIntyre Police Reports

48 Hours: Last Chance For Justice
Ice Cold Killers: Ice Cold Heart



DOC: 00569386
Birth Year: 1957
Age: 59
Weight: 234
Height: 5′ 10″
Eye Color: BLUE
Hair Color: BROWN
Dexterity: UNKNOWN

Institution: Green Bay Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 810 Portage
Region Unit Agent: 8 10 08
260 Eastridge DR
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-4020
Maximum Discharge Date:
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date:
Parole Eligibility Date: 06/11/2020

Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Royem 1/8/1980 Columbia, SC *Michael Godwin Sloan convicted of her murder; sentenced to life in prison

remembering the victims

aka: Michael Anderson Godwin, Micheal Godwin

Former state woman found dead in home
Columbia man guilty of rape, murder
State of South Carolina v Michael A. Godwin 1982
Murder Retrial Verdict Split
Strange Facts: Michael Anderson Godwin
Michael Anderson Godwin, 28, apparently…
1989: Man escapes electric chair, dies on electric toilet

Michael Anderson Godwin

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