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Serial Killer: James Koedatich killed at least 3 people; Once sentenced to death, which was changed to life in prison

Victims
Robert J. Anderson, 40 [6/13/1971] Dade County, FL (no picture)
Amie Hoffman, 18 [11/23/1982] Parsippany Hills, NJ
Deirdre O’Brien, 25 [12/5/1982] Mendham Township, NJ
Judy Brown, 27 [1/5/1983] Parsippany Hills, NJ (suspected)

Find-A-Grave: Amie Hoffman
Find-A-Grave: Deirdre Ellen O’Brien
Find-A-Grave: Judy Brown
Deirdre’s House
A man who called police and claimed he was…
Parolee arrested in murder case in Morris County
Woman is found slain in her car in Morris County
Man guilty in fatal stabbing of young woman in Jersey
Death Penalty in ’82 Murder Voided in Jersey
As Murder Cases Drag On, the Mourning Never Ends
Killer’s prison-transfer request outrages N.J. victims’ families
Prisoner convicted in slaying of Mendham Twp. woman denied transfer
DNA from Parsippany murder found at convicted killer’s request
State of New Jersey v James Koedatich 1988 [conviction affirmed, sentence overturned]
Serial Killer: Koedatich, James J>
Crime & Capital Punishment: James J. Koedatich New Jersey
Murderpedia: James Koedatich
28 Murders Still Unsolved In Morris County

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Robin Mendez killed his wife Barbara at her job at Park City Credit Union in 1982; Sentenced to life in prison


Barbara Mendez

Prosecutor reveals new information during Mendez trial
Records: Man had sexual relationship with 14-year-old girl when his wife was killed in 1982
Barbara Mendez confided in friend about strained marriage before murder
Defense brings difficult witnesses to the stand
Northwoods man found guilty of killing his wife in Minocqua-area credit union in 1982
Daughters who turned in dad for mom’s 1982 murder in Minocqua see him get life sentence
Robin Mendez sentenced to life in prison
Minocqua man gets life in prison for killing of wife
Husband Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Wife in a CU Branch
Defrosting Cold Cases: Barbara Mendez murder
Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife At Her Job In 1982, A Case That Oxygen’s ‘Cold Justice’ Revived

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Justice: Small Town Secrets

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MENDEZ, ROBIN D
DOC #: 00138528
Birth Year: 1948
Age: 71
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 175
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: LEFT HANDED

Aliases
BOB MENDEZ
ROBERT MENDEZ
ROBIN D MENDEZ
ROBIN MENDEZ
TONY MENDEZ
BOB D MENDEZ

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Stanley Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Lincoln Hills School
Region Unit Agent: 6 02 07
W4380 Copper Lake AVE
Irma, WI 54442

Registered Sex Offender
Registration Begin: 05/17/2004
Registration End: LIFE REGISTRATION
Compliance Status: COMPLIANT
Criminal code: 948.02(1): First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

CHARGES

Oneida County Case Number 2018CF000040 State of Wisconsin vs. Robin D. Mendez

The defendant Robin D. Mendez was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case.

1st-Degree Murder, a class A felony, Wisconsin Statutes 940.01(1).

Oneida County Case Number 2002CF000225 State of Wisconsin vs. Robin D Mendez

The defendant Robin D Mendez was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case. One or more other charges in this case were dismissed. The dismissed charges were not proven and have no legal effect. Robin D Mendez is presumed innocent of the dismissed charges.

Robin D Mendez was found guilty of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of Child [Modifiers: Habitual Criminality], a class B felony, Wisconsin Statutes 948.02(1).
Robin D Mendez was found guilty of Invasion of Privacy, a class A misdemeanor, Wisconsin Statutes 942.08(2).

Oneida County Case Number 2002CF000225 State of Wisconsin vs. Robin D Mendez

The defendant Robin D Mendez was found guilty of the following charge(s) in this case. One or more other charges in this case were dismissed. The dismissed charges were not proven and have no legal effect. Robin D Mendez is presumed innocent of the dismissed charges.

Robin D Mendez was found guilty of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of Child [Modifiers: Habitual Criminality], a class B felony, Wisconsin Statutes 948.02(1).
Robin D Mendez was found guilty of Invasion of Privacy, a class A misdemeanor, Wisconsin Statutes 942.08(2).

Cold Case: Bryan Reed charged with the murder of 72-year-old Wilhelmina “Billie” Reid, which he was linked to by DNA


Wilhelmina “Billie” Reid

Provo Police announce arrest in cold case murder of 60-year-old woman
Nebraska man charged in a 1982 cold case homicide in Utah
South Sioux City man arrested for 1982 Utah homicide
South Sioux City man pleads not guilty to murder in Utah
Man arrested in Nebraska after DNA linked him to 1982 cold case homicide in Salt Lake City
Nebraska man charged with killing Utah woman in 1982
Man charged in 1982 cold case returned to Utah
Nebraska man, 55, is arrested for cold case murder FOUR DECADES ago when he was 17 – as cops finally match DNA samples from the killing of a 72-year-old woman who was beaten to death and sexually assaulted at home
‘How dare he murder her’: Neighbor charged with cold case murder of Provo woman
The Justice Files: Victim’s family grateful for an arrest in 1982 murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Jose Ferreira killed Carrie Ann Jopek because she did not want to make out with him; Sentenced to 7 years in prison


Carrie Ann Jopek

Find-A-Grave: Carrie Ann Jopek
Wisconsin man charged with murder in 33-year-old case
Man charged after calling TV station about girl’s 1982 death
Wisconsin man charged after telling TV station he killed teen girl in 1982
A Man Called A TV Station And Confessed To A Murder And Assault 33 Years Later
Man called Milwaukee newsroom, gave shocking details of Carrie Ann Jopek cold case
Jose Ferreira, accused in 1982 death of Carrie Ann Jopek avoids trial; agrees to plead GUILTY
Officials: Jose Ferreira admits involvement in death of girl as her mother wonders: “Why’d he wait 33 years?”
Man charged in 1982 killing of 13-year-old Milwaukee girl gets 7 years after plea deal
“I can’t take back how it happened:” Man charged in 1982 death of Carrie Ann Jopek gets 7 years in prison
Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for 1982 cold case
Man who pushed girl down stairs in 1982 accepts plea deal
Man ‘Haunted’ By Schoolgirl’s 1982 Death Accepts Plea Deal

Movies/Documentaries
Buried in the Backyard: Fatal Fall
Predator at Large: Such a Pretty Girl

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: FERREIRA, JOSE E JR
DOC #: 00375577
Birth Year: 1965
Age: 53
Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 175
Race: AMERICAN INDIAN OR AMERICAN NATIVE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED
Photo Date: 01/04/2018
Name: FERREIRA, JOSE E JR
Birth Year: 1965
Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Racine Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 309
Region Unit Agent: 3 09 14
3073 Chase AVE
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 482-7801

Registered Sex Offender
Registration Begin: 01/17/2017
Registration End: LIFE REGISTRATION
Compliance Status: COMPLIANT
Criminal code: 940.225(2): Second-Degree Sexual Assault
Sex Offender Registry
Maximum Discharge Date: 10/05/2022
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 06/05/2020
Parole Eligibility Date: 10/27/2019

The Investor Murders: The biggest unresolved murder case in Alaska history – 8 people were murdered aboard The Investor boat


The Coulthurst Family

Victims
Mark Coulthurst, 28
Irene Coulthurst, 28
Kimberly Coulthurst, 5
John Coulthurst, 4
Michael Stewart, 19
Jerome Keown, 19
Dean Moon, 19
Chris Heyman, 19

Lot At Sea: Remembering the Victims of the F/V Investor Murders
After a Two-Year Manhunt Police Arrest a Suspect in Alaska’s Brutal Fishing Boat Murders
Suspect had worked on boat where 8 died in ’82
New Witness to Testify in Alaska’s Costliest Case
Ex-Crewman Acquitted in 8 Boat Killings in 1982
8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered in Blaine exhibit
A Look Back At Alaska’s Worst Unsolved Mass Murder
Cold Case – Alaska’s Worst Unsolved Mass Murder
33 years later, a tribute for slain family members
Fisherman Settles Case Over Trials In Slayings — Man Gets $900, 000; State Admits No Wrongdoing

Movies/Documentaries
People Magazine Investigates: Murder at Sea


John Kenneth Peel (acquitted at trial)

Rockwell Gardens Rampage: James Ealy convicted of killing 4, including a pregnant woman and a 3-year-old; Conviction overturned due to police errors

Victims
Christine Parker, 33
Mary Ann Parker, 15
Cora Parker, 13
Jontae Parker, 3

8/16/1982
Rockwell Gardens Apts 150 S. Western Ave.

Conviction In 1982 Slaying Of 4 Voided By Police Error

Cindy Baillee murder 7/4/1982 Sequoyah County, OK *Lois Nadean Smith convicted, executed 2001;

Find-A-Grave: Cynthia Loucille “Cindi” Baillie
Lois Nadean Smith v Neville Massey 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Oklahoma News In Brie: Sallisaw (scroll to the right and up a bit)
Lois Nadean Smith #746
‘Mean Nadean’ becomes third woman executed this year
Woman executed for 1982 murder
Documentary aims camera at 1982 murder in Gans
Murderpedia: Lois Nadean Smith
Local man convicted of ‘80s murder arrested for holding woman hostage

Movies/Documentaries
Women on Death Row V
Deadly Women: Mommy’s Little Helpers

Defendants
Lois Nadean Smith – convicted, sentenced to death; executed 2001
James Gregory Smith – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, released in 2009

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: James G. Smith
OK DOC#: 131102
Status: ACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Alias
Greg Smiht
IDs
OK DOC#: 131102
Birth Date: 4/28/1964

Judge Eugene Berry murder 1/16/1982 LaBelle, FL *Bonnie Kelly wanted her husband out of prison, so she killed the Judge; Sentenced to LWOP

In Memory of Judge Eugene Berry
Mrs. Berry Testifies In Murder Trial
Slain Prosecutor’s Wife Testifies At Murder Trial
Co-Conspirator Gives Testimony In Murder Trial
A man released from prison in June was ordered…
Fla. Prosecutor’s Killer Dies in Prison
Death Row Prisoner Dies of Natural Causes
Vance found guilty of helping to plan Fla. murder
US v Henry Vance 1989 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Samuel Andrew Pettit v State of Florida 1992

Defendants
Stephen Vance Taylor – pled guilty, sentenced to 99 years in prison
Bonnie Kelly – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Samuel Pettit – convicted,sentenced to LWOP (died on death row)
Henry Vance Jr. – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 092012
Name: TAYLOR, STEPHEN V
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/10/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 11/28/1983
Current Facility: HOLMES C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 08/25/2022

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 151239
Name: KELLY, BONNIE
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 143 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/15/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 05/26/1983
Current Facility: LOWELL RECEPT CENTER
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
BONNIE LYNN GEE
BONNIE KELLY
BONNIE LYNN KELLY
VIRGINIA DORIS BURNS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 01/16/1982
Offense 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.
Sentence Date 05/24/1983
County CHARLOTTE
Case No. 8200082
Prison Sentence Length SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/26/1983
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 082167
Name: PETTIT, SAMUEL A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/26/1962
Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Execution Alert: Thomas Douglas Arthur executed for the murder of Troy Wicker Jr. on 2/1/1982 in Muscle Shoals, AL


Troy Wicker Jr

Find-A-Grave: Eloise Bray West
Find-A-Grave: Troy L Wicker Jr
Niece of victim: Tommy Arthur execution delays have put family through ‘living hell’
Judy Wicker breaks silence after 27 years
Murderpedia: Tommy Arthur
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 1984 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Ex Parte Arthur 1985 (denied)
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas D. Arthur v Kim Tobias Thomas 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas Arthur to be executed Thursday evening
Alabama Inmate Tommy Arthur Faces Eighth Execution Date
Alabama Death Row inmate Tommy Arthur asks US Supreme Court to stop execution for 8th time
Clock ticks down for Tommy Arthur execution
Alabama executes Tommy Arthur: Inmate dies for 1982 murder-for-hire
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder

Defendants
Judy Wicker – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; released in 1992
Thomas Douglas Arthur – convicted 3 times, sentenced to death

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Marvin Ray Markle killed Shirley Ann Pratt; Just charged with the cold case murder of 14-year-old De Anna Lynn Johnson

deanna-and-shirley

Victims
De Anna Lynn Johnson, 14 [11/15/1982]
Shirley Ann Pratt, 41 [10/12/2001]

Markle Charged in Johnson Murder (GREAT post)
After 34 years, mother of slain Vacaville may get justice
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Media Release: Man Arrested for 2001 Murder of Shirley Ann Pratt
Butte County Deputies Make Arrest in 2001 Murder Case
Brother reacts to arrest of his sister’s alleged killer 12 years later
Man sentenced in Butte homicide, remains suspect in Vacaville slaying
Man serving 80 years for Butte County murder arrested in Vacaville killing
Butte Co. man arrested in 34-year-old Vacaville cold case
Arrest Made In 1982 Murder Of Vacaville Teen
Vacaville Police Arrest Suspect in 34-Year-Old Homicide Cold Case
Man Convicted Of Butte Co. Murder Arrested For Slaying Teen In 1982
Justice

INMATE INFORMATION

marvin-markle

MARKLE, MARVIN RAY
Inmate #: 32402
Projected Release Date:

Personal Stats
DOB : 09/07/1965
Height : 6’0″
Weight : 205
Eyes : HAZEL
Hair : BROWN
Sex : M

Location Info
Facility : Justice Center Detention Facility

marklem-info

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