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Scott Macklem murder 11/5/1986 Port Huron, MI *Frederick Thomas Freeman convicted, sentenced to life in prison – but is he really guilty?*


Scott Macklem

After more than 20 years in prison, Temujin Kensu dreams of release
Reasonable doubt: Part I
Reasonable doubt: Part II
Sociopath? Wronged man? Both?
Could Missing Photos Free Convicted Murderer?
28-year-old murder resurfaces in court
People of the State of Michigan v Frederick Freeman 2015
No New Trial For Man Serving Life Sentence In ’86 Port Huron Death (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Temujin Kensu: The Story of an Innocent Man

Movies/Documentaries
Reasonable Doubt: Long Distance Murder

A documentary about this case:

INMATE INFORMATION

MDOC Number: 189355
SID Number: 1128407K
Name: FREDERICK THOMAS FREEMAN
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 193 lbs.
Date of Birth: 05/23/1963 (54)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Macomb Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
JOHN LAMAR
MICKEY FORD
TEMUJIN KENSU

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Tattoo- Back – entire back tattooed
Tattoo- Front Right Forearm – TT ON RT 4ARM
Tattoo- Left Ankle – tt on lft inner ankle area
Tattoo- Left Ankle – tt on lft outer ankle
Tattoo- Left Forearm – tt on backside of lft 4arm
Tattoo- Left Forearm – tt on lft 4arm
Tattoo- Left Thigh – tt on lft thigh down past the knee
Tattoo- Lower Right Abdomen – tt on rt lower abdomen
Tattoo- Right Arm – tt on rt inner calf
Tattoo- Right Calf – tt on rt outer calf / ankle area
Tattoo- Right Forearm – TT ON BACKSIDE OF RT 4ARM
Tattoo- Right Thigh – tt on rt thigh
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm – TT ON LFT UPPER ARM
Tattoo- Upper Right Arm – TT ON RT UPPER ARM
Tattoo- Upper Right Chest – tt on rt upper chest area

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Murder, First Degree
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 28 340 FC
Date of Offense: 01/05/1986
County: St. Clair
Date of Sentence: 08/03/1987
Conviction Type: Jury

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Parents Gone Wild! Carlos Sampson convicted of killing his 18-month-old daughter, Miyako Rayiesh Sampson and dumping her in the trash can; sentenced to 5 years to life in prison*

County man to stand trial on murder charge
State of Utah v. Carlos Sampson 1990
State of Utah v. Carlos Sampson 1991
Ban on confession upheld
Dad found guilty of murder goes free
Dad who killed infant gets 1994 parole hearing date

Serial Killer: Anthony Allen Shore “Tourniquet Killer” or “The Strangler”

remember-the-victims

Victims
Laurie Lee Tremblay, [9/26/1986]
Maria Del Carmen Estrada, 21 [4/16/1992]
Jane Doe, 14 [10/10/1993] survived
Diana Rebollar, 9 [8/07/1994]
Dana Sanchez, 16 [7/06/1995]

Anthony Allen Shore is also the prime suspect in the I-45 serial murders.

Find-A-Grave: Maria Del Carmen Estrada
A serial killer sees justice
Serial Killers Podcast: Anthony Allen Shore
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Anthony Allen Shore
Murderpedia: Anthony Allen Shore
The Killer Next Door
Serial Killer Profile: Anthony Allen Shore
Wikipedia: Anthony Allen Shore
Serial Killer Central: Anthony Allan Shore’s Confessions
Serial Killer News: Anthony Allen Shore
Listing of Texas Death Row Inmates S – T
`The killers never explain things’ / Victims’ kin struggle with lingering pain, seek answer to question `Why?’
The I-45 Victims
Who Killed Melissa Trotter? Anthony Allen Shore
Anthony Allen Shore

Books
Strangler

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: The Tourniquet
Evil Lives Here: My Secret Nightmare

INMATE INFORMATION

anthony-shore

SID Number: 05622828
TDCJ Number: 00999488
Name: SHORE, ANTHONY ALLEN
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1962-06-25
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

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Murder In The Family: Cheryl Pierson had her father, James Pierson, killed to stop the sexual abuse he was committing

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Incest, Murder and a Miracle
Murder on Long Island
Brother of L.I. teen-ager describes life with parents
Youth sentenced in killing of classmate’s abusive father
Ex-Cheerleader Heads for Party After 3 1/2 Months in Jail : Teen Who Paid for Father’s Death Free
A teenager who served a jail sentence for hiring…
People of the State of New York v Sean Pica 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
A secret turned deadly
Woman Once Known As Cheryl Pierson Speaks Out About Incest, Murder For Hire

Books
Incest, Murder and a Miracle: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-For-Hire Headlines
A Deadly Silence: The Ordeal of Cheryl Pierson : A Case of Incest and Murder
Behind Locked Doors: A Secret Turned Deadly: The Cheryl Pierson Story

Movies/Documentaries
I, Witness: Save the Last Dance
A Deadly Silence
First Degree: Sean Pica Talks Murder and Change

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Defendants
Cheryl Pierson – pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 6 months in jail
Rob Cuccio – pled guilty, sentenced to probation
Sean Pica – pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 24 years in prison – served 16 years

INMATE INFORMATION

sean-pica

Identifying and Location Information
As of 02/08/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 87B0811
Inmate Name PICA, SEAN
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 02/18/1969
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility SING SING
Date Received (Original) 05/18/1987
Date Received (Current) 05/18/1987
Admission Type
County of Commitment SUFFOLK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 12/13/02 PAROLE – COND REL TO PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class: B

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 02/08/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0008 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0024 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 10/2004
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 12/13/1994
Conditional Release Date 12/13/2002
Maximum Expiration Date 12/13/2010
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date 01/20/2006

Stephen Shane Welch murder 8/18/1986 Fairbanks, AK *Patrick Harrington was convicted of his murder; sentenced to 99 years in prison*

remembering the victimsFrom lawsuit filed by Stephen Welch’s parents: Stephen Welch, age fourteen, lived with his mother in Waco, Texas. While visiting his father and stepmother in Fairbanks on August 18, 1986, he was sexually assaulted and shot to death by Patrick Harrington.

A search began for Stephen when he failed to return to his father’s house on August 18. His body was found on August 23, following a massive search. Harrington was arrested on August 29, and indicted by a grand jury on charges of first degree murder and first degree sexual assault on September 9.

Initially Harrington pleaded not guilty as charged, but on February 5, 1987, he changed his plea to guilty of first degree murder in exchange for dismissal of the first degree sexual assault charge. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison on April 30, 1987.

State of Alaska v. James Welch & Linda Kay Smith
Transcript: Lockup – Inside Alaska

Movies/Documentaries
Lockup: Inside Spring Creek Alaska

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HARRINGTON, PATRICK
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 52
Location: Goose Creek Correctional Center
Race: White
Contact Facility: Alaska Department of Corrections

Monsters Among Us: Robert Emmet Chambers killed Jennifer Dawn Levin *The Preppie Murder*; Sentenced to 5-15 years in prison, which he ended up serving the entire 15 years because of infractions

Jennifer Levin
Jennifer Dawn Levin

Find-A-Grave: Jennifer Dawn Levin
Hundreds attend funeral for murdered teen-ager
Hundreds mourn assault victim
Levin Family, Other Victims Gather For Ceremony for Girl Slain in Park
Robert Chambers is arrested in the ‘preppy killer’ case in 1986
Autopsy Raises Doubts About ‘Preppie Slaying’
Opening remarks heard
Jurors visit scene of crime
Preppie murder trial
‘Preppie killer’ Robert Chambers Jr. pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Jennifer Levin in 1988
Chambers pleads guilty in ‘preppie’ murder trial
‘Preppie Killer’ leaves prison after 15 years
The truth about Jennifer Levin, Robert Chambers and ‘The Preppy Murder’
Wikipedia: Robert Chambers (criminal)
Jennifer Levin’s Mother Remembers ‘Preppy Murder’ Case
Looking Back at the Preppy Killer Case, 30 Years Later
East Side Story
The Violent Death of Young Jennifer Levin Sobers the Preppy Elite of New York
‘Preppy Killer’ Robert Chambers: Where Is He Now?

Books
Wasted: Inside the Robert Chambers–Jennifer Levin Murder (GREAT book)

Movies/Documentaries
Deadliest Decade: The Preppy Murder
48 Hours: The Preppy Killer
The Preppie Murder
A Current Affair: The Preppie Murder
American Justice: The Preppie Murder Case
Murder Made Me Famous: Robert Chambers

INMATE INFORMATION

RobertChambers

Identifying and Location Information
As of 08/29/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 88A3660
Inmate Name CHAMBERS, ROBERT
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 09/25/1966
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status DISCHARGED
Housing / Releasing Facility AUBURN
Date Received (Original) 04/19/1988
Date Received (Current) 04/19/1988
Admission Type
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 02/14/03 DISCH – MAXIMUM EXPIRATION

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class B

Crime BURGLARY 2ND
Class C

Sentence Terms and Release Dates

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0005 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date
Parole Hearing Type FULL MAXIMUM
Parole Eligibility Date 02/16/1993
Conditional Release Date 02/16/2003
Maximum Expiration Date 02/16/2003
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Queen Madge White murder 8/27/1986 Rome, GA *Timothy Tyrone Foster convicted, sentenced to death; Conviction overturned 5/23/2016 due to all white jury*

2006 Highland Ciir Rome GA
2006 Highland Cir Rome GA

Queen Madge White obituary
Murder has residents nervous (part 1)
Slaying: Friends shocked (part 2)
Police seek slaying clues
DA may request death in slaying (part 1)
Slaying: Suspect mowed yards of victim’s neighbors (part 2)
Scars remain for neighbors
Scars (part 2)
Gag order in slaying (part 1)
Gag: Until verdict
Foster-jury selection begins Monday
Jury to witness video of murder admission
Involuntary intoxication Foster “battleground”
Mental illness, third party hinted as defense
Defense attorney hints Foster had helper
Escapee’s route to near-freedom (part 1)
Heroes: Tussle after chase (part 2)
Chief deputy knocks acts of co-workers (part 1)
Deputy: No restraints worn in court (part 2)
Teen sentenced to die for killing retired teacher
Witness: Killer not retarded
Death Ruling
Murderer on death row, again
Timothy Tyrone Foster v State of Georgia 2000
Murderpedia: Timothy Tyrone Foster
Black death row inmate sentenced by white jury before Supreme Court
Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence
Supreme Court throws out death sentence from all-white jury
Foster v Chatman, Warden 2016

INMATE INFORMATION

TimothyFoster prison mug

NAME: FOSTER, TIMOTHY T
GDC ID: 0000427540

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1967
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’09”
WEIGHT: 184
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

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

A.K.A. FOSTER,TIM TYRONE
A.K.A. FOSTER,TIMOTHY T
A.K.A. FOSTER,TIMOTHY TYRONE
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 207280
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: FLOYD COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/27/1986
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 05/06/1987
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

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