• Donate

  • Email me!

  • My Twitter Page

  • Goodreads

  • Social Media

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 6,862 other followers

  • How to unsubscribe from my blog

    Unfollowing and Unsubscribing WordPress.com username account: 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails. 2. go here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/ locate and click the "x" next to any blog there to unfollow it and no longer receive posts in the Reader or by email. 3. go to the blog in question and click the unfollow/follow link on your Admin bar. If you do not have a WordPress.com username account then 1. applies. 1. click the "unsubscribe" link on the emails of the posts received at the very bottom of the emails.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email

  • Comment Policy

    Please remember when leaving a comment on my blog that all comments are subject to the blog owners discretion. I do believe in freedom of speech, however, that right is not absolute. Here are the rules: 1 - Please remember the victim(s) first and foremost. Do not come here to comment only on the offender(s). My blog focuses on the victim(s). Do not glorify the killer(s). No negative comments about the victim. NO VICTIM BLAMING. 2 - I will not tolerate hate filled speech, vulgar or derogatory remarks about a victim. I will remove comments that go against this. I will not remove comments just because they do not match my beliefs, in fact, I welcome them! However, that being said, I will remove those that I find offensive, argumentative just for the sake of starting an argument that does not add to the post, hate-filled speech, etc. 3-No comments in ALL CAPS, or CoMeNtS. They are rude and difficult to read. I have had many complaints about it so no more. 4-Comments must be in English only and easy to read (meaning no text language, shortening words, etc.). Have respect for those who don't do text messaging or other lingo. 5 - ALL COMMENTS LEFT BY COMMENTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND THEIR OPINIONS. THEY DO NOT CONSTITUTE FACTS. NOR IS THE BLOG OWNER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE'S OPINIONS OR FEELINGS. STATEMENTS MADE AS COMMENTS ARE OPINIONS, GIVEN FREELY BY THE COMMENTORS. If you have a question or problem with this, please feel free to email me (there is a link to my email above).

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

remember-the-victims

Victims
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

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

paul-michael-stephani
Paul Michael Stephani

Deadly Duo: Kenneth Avery Brock and Samuel Tony West robbed & killed Charles Scudder and Joseph Odom; Both sentenced to life in prison

scudder-and-odom
Charles Scudder and Joseph Odom

Find-A-Grave: Joseph D “Joey” Odom
Find-A-Grave: Dr Charles Lee Scudder
2 sought in ex-prof’s killing
Two indicted in devil worship killings
Haunted Horror: The True Story of Georgia’s Corpsewood Murders
Corpsewood Manor
Corpsewood Manor is Falling Down
Chattanooga author releases new book on Corpsewood murders
Mary Fiumefreddo v Scudder et al 1984

Books
The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia
Corpsewood: The Eyewitness Account
Corpsewood: A True Crime Like No Other
Corpsewood

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: Welcome to the Devil House

Defendants
Kenneth Avery Brock – convicted, sentenced to 3 consecutive life terms (still in prison)
Samuel Tony West – convicted, sentenced to death, which was overturned and resentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

kennethbrock-prison-mug
NAME: BROCK, KENNETH A
GDC ID: 0000413752

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1965
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’00”
WEIGHT: 182
EYE COLOR: GRAY
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: COFFEE CORR FACILITY
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES
A.K.A. AVERY,LOWRANCE
A.K.A. BROCK,KENNETH A
A.K.A. BROCK,KENNETH AVERY
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 154472
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: CHATTOOGA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 154472
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: CHATTOOGA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 154472
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: CHATTOOGA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 02/17/1983
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

INMATE INFORMATION

samuelwest-prison-mug

NAME: WEST, SAMUEL T
GDC ID: 0000005698

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1952
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 145
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: WILCOX STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. WEST,SAMUEL T
A.K.A. WEST,SAMUEL TONY
A.K.A. WEST,SANUEL T
A.K.A. WEST,TONY WELLS
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 155359
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: POLK COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 155359
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: POLK COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 155359
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: POLK COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/12/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 03/10/1983
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Monsters Among Us: Arbie Dean Williams kidnapped, raped and then killed 15-year-old Linda Strait

linda-strait
Linda Strait

Girl’s body found; apparent murder (part 1)
Girl’s body(part 2)
Death of city girl believed homicide
Slaying of teen-ager shocks classmates
Linda Strait case proberts study letter from ‘eyewitness’
DNA ties kidnapper to killing (part 1)
DNA evidence: Suspect responded to ruse (part 2)
Man charge in teenager’s 1982 strangulation
Judge sets bail of $1 million on suspect
Williams pleads guilty to killing Linda Strait in 1982
After 24 years, Strait murder resolved
Murder Suspect Sentenced To 20 Years
Man gets 20 years for raping and killing 15-year-old girl in 1982
Linda Strait Murder – Spokane 1982
Missing children: Unsolved and solved Northwest cases
The Cold Cases That Were Solved By Modern DNA Evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Shoeprints in the Mud

INMATE INFORMATION

arbie-dean-williams

DOC Number: 228108
Offender Name: WILLIAMS, ARBIE D
Age: 73
Race: White
Location: Monroe Correctional Complex-TRU

Monsters Among Us: Serial Killer Joseph Kondro killed 8-year-old Rima Traxler and 12-year-old Kara Rudd; Sentenced to life in prison

Kondro victims

Victims
Rima Danette Traxler, 8 [5/15/1985]
Kara Patricia Rudd, 12 [11/21/1996]
Chila M. Silvernails, 8 [4/20/1982]

Find-A-Grave: Rima Danette Traxler
Find-A-Grave: Kara Patricia Rudd
Find-A-Grave: Chila M Silvernails
Justice For Murdered Children: Chila M. Silvernails
Human remains found, could be those of missing girl
Searchers find human remains
Body of missing girl found in ravine
Man pleads innocent to witness tampering
Murder Suspect Convicted Of Rape
Kondro pleads guilty to killing
Doe Network: Rima Danette Traxler
Charley Project: Rima Danette Traxler
Isolation hard on jailed abuser
‘Sociopath’ amazed he’s not on death row
In their own words: The twisted art of murder
Deceased/Not Found WA – Rima Traxler, 8, Longview, 15 May 1985 *J. Kondro guilty*
Child killer Joseph Kondro dies at state prison
Most Notorious: Joseph Kondro was a smooth-talking killer
California author examines life of Joseph Kondro
Transcripts: Cold Case Files – The Widow and the Wolf; Unicorns and Alligators
Find-A-Grave: Joseph Kondro

Books
KONDRO: The Untold Story of the Longview Serial Killer
The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and Alligators
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Broken Trust

Joseph Kondro
Joseph Robert Kondro

Parents Gone Wild! Martha Ann Johnson killed 4 of her children; Sentenced to life in prison

stand up for children

Victims
James William Taylor, 23 months [9/23/1977]
Tabitha Jenelle Bowen, 3 months [11/30/1980]
Earl Wayne Bowen, 31 months [2/15/1981]
Jenny Ann Wright, 11 [2/21/1982] (the only one convicted for so far)

Police Charge Mother Murdered 4 Children Between 1977 and 1982
Woman charged with killing children years after police gave up on case
Mother faces charges in deaths of her children
Police say woman admitted smothering 2 of 4 children
Trial begins for mother in kids’ deaths
Serial Killers Podcast: Martha Ann Johnson
Victims of Martha Ann Johnson
Murderpedia: Martha Ann Johnson
Wikipedia: Martha Ann Johnson
Crimezzz: Johnson, Martha Ann
Martha Ann Johnson, Georgia Serial Killer Mom who Wanted to Get Back at Hubby – 1989 (nice write-up)
Excerpt from “Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers and Victims of the Twentieth Century”
Excerpt from “Serial Murder”
Ga. Mom in Prison for Killing Daughter, 11 — and Suspected in Deaths of 3 More Kids — Could Go Free
Georgia mother accused in deaths of 4 children to be released from prison

INMATE INFORMATION

MarthaAnnJohnson prison mug

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1955
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: FEMALE
HEIGHT: 5’01”
WEIGHT: 235
EYE COLOR: GREEN
HAIR COLOR: SLT&PEP
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: PULASKI STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

Important Release Information
ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. BOWEN,ANN
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA A
A.K.A. BOWEN,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. JOHNSON,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. STANDARD,MARTHA
A.K.A. STANDARD,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. TAYLOR,MARTHA
A.K.A. TAYLOR,MARTHA ANN
A.K.A. WRIGHT,MARTHA
A.K.A. WRIGHT,MARTHA ANN

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES
CASE NO: 259730
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: CLAYTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 02/21/1982
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 06/15/1990
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Psycho For Love: Paul R. Kovacich killed his wife, Janet Gregoire Kovacich; Sentenced to 27 years to life in prison

dv awareness

Janet Kovacich
Janet Gregoire Kovacich

After Justice for Janet Kovacich
Twenty-six-year murder case goes to trial
Anthropologist talks about hole found in Janet Kovacich’s skull
Witness brought to tears at Kovacich trial
Childhood friend recalls chance encounter with Janet
Prosecution calls DNA expert in Kovacich hearing
Bullet not only possible cause of skull hole
Paul Kovacich’s daughter, girlfriend testify
Parents die never knowing justice for Janet Kovacich’s death
Kovacich found guilty of wife’s murder
Kovacich sentenced to 27 years to life
Former Sheriff’s Sergeant Sentenced to 27 Years to Life in 26-year Murder Case
John and Kristi Kovacich defend their father
Paul Kovacich Jr. loses appeal of Auburn murder conviction
C.A. Upholds Deputy Sheriff’s Conviction in Murder of Wife

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: High School Homicide

INMATE INFORMATION

Paul Kovacich

Name: KOVACICH, PAUL RALPH
CDCR#: G56567
Age: 66
Admission Date: 04/24/2009
Current Location: Soledad

Monsters Among Us: Roy Clifton Swafford killed Dianne Markland and Brenda Rucker; Pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

remembering the victims
Victims
Dianne Elizabeth Markland, 17 [2/15/1981]
Brenda Rucker [2/14/1982

OBPD: Warrant obtained for suspect in Ormond Beach homicide
Death sentence overturned, officials advance 2nd Ormond murder case against Roy Swafford
DNA links death row inmate to 1981 killing of 17-year-old girl
Former Death Rower Pleads Out In 2 Ormond Murders
Swafford pleads guilty to slayings of 2 women
Roy Swafford gets life in prison for 2 Volusia County murders
Roy Swafford gets life for murdering 2 women
Murderpedia: Roy Clifton Swafford

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Same Crime Next Year

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 087905
Name: SWAFFORD, ROY C
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/12/1947
Initial Receipt Date: 01/24/1983
Current Facility: HAMILTON ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
LARRY SWAFFORD
LEROY SWAFFORD
ROY C SWAFFORD
ROY CLIFTON SWAFFORD

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM FLOWERS,69,CHEROKEE

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/19/1982 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 01/10/1983 BAY 8200710 30Y 0M 0D
09/11/1985 ESCAPE 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 15Y 0M 0D
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
09/11/1985 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 01/30/1986 VOLUSIA 8504290 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/14/1982 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 01/17/2014 VOLUSIA 8303425 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/14/1981 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 01/17/2014 VOLUSIA 1430226 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.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
01/30/1986 NTFY:VOLUSIA BD.COMM NTFY/P&P 04/12/1999
07/06/1983 SO.VOLUSIA CO,FLA DETAIN 09/09/1983

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
01/24/1983 09/11/1985
09/11/1985 Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan killed his friend, Greg Brown, and Chester Dean Dyer sending himself to death row

remembering the victims

Victims
Greg Brown – 8/24/1982
Chester Dean Dryer – 12/13/1989 (this is the one he was executed for)

The Case Of Death Sentence Of Jeffery Landrigan
Murderer’s History Won’t Halt Execution
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan a/k/a Billy Patrick Wayne Hill #1232
This Cold-Blooded Murderer Could Help Prove There’s A ‘Killer Gene’
Murderpedia: Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan
Wikipedia: Execution of Jeffrey Landrigan

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: Deadly DNA

Final Words: “Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends,and Boomer Sooner.” (Sooners is the team nickname at the University of Oklahoma)

Jeffrey Landrigan
Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan

Cold Case: Toni Lister murder 3/6/1982 Seward, AK *Jimmy Lee Eacker convicted of her murder; Sentence to 20 years in prison*

Toni Lister
Toni Lister

Arrest Made In 1982 Murder
Man Charged with 25-year old Murder
1st witness called: Investigator testifies in murder case
Guilty: Jury rules Eacker murdered Toni Lister
Fairbanks man convicted in cold case murder
Kenai man gets 99 years for cold case murder
Judge Orders New Trial in Cold Case Murder
Conviction of Fairbanks man in 1982 murder closes chapter in family’s life
Eacker awaits sentence for manslaughter
Man gets maximum 20-year sentence
Man Sentenced in Seward Cold Case
Prosecutor Suspended for Withholding DNA Evidence in Murder Trial
Seward Cold Case featured in Discovery Channel’s Did He Do It?

Movies/Documentaries
Did He Do It?: Burden of Proof

INMATE INFORMATION
Jimmy Eacker

Offender Name: JIMMIE L EACKER
Offender ID:2958
Date of Birth:01/03/1954
Age: 61
Race: White
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Goose Creek Correctional Center

Scheduled Release Date: 09/03/2019

Robert Durst – Is he guilty of 3 murders or was he an easy target?

4 victims

Alleged Victims
Kathleen McCormack Durst
Susan Berman
Morris Black (acquitted)
Lynne Schulze (disappearance 12/10/1971)

*Update* Robert Durst was arrested last night for the murder of Susan Berman*

Charley Project: Kathleen Durst
Robert Durst, Susan Berman and an L.A. murder mystery
As ‘The Jinx’ Airs, Inquiry Into Death of Durst’s Friend Is Said to Be Reopened
Robert Durst’s family demands to preview HBO show on cross-dressing multimillionaire ex-murder suspect
Wikipedia: Susan Berman
Wikipedia: Robert Durst
Robert Durst: The One That Got Away
Murderpedia: Robert Alan Durst
Ex-con real estate tycoon Robert Durst busted for trespassing near estranged brother’s home
2000 Murder Case Reopened After HBO’s ‘The Jinx’ Airs
The Strange Case of Robert Durst, Suspected Serial Murderer
Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans on murder charges, attorney says
Robert Durst, subject of HBO documentary, arrested in L.A. writer’s slaying
Real estate heir Robert Durst arrested over cold case slaying
Authorities say Robert Durst linked to 1971 disappearance of Vermont college student
Middlebury police: Durst linked to missing woman
Middlebury police update Durst case

Books
Without a Trace

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Bizarre Saga of Robert Durst
Vanity Fair Confidential: Alter Ego
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
All Good Things
Dateline: Death and the millionaire drifter

RobertDurst
Robert Durst

%d bloggers like this: