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Monsters Among Us: John William Kelley cleared 2 cold cases when he pled out to the murders of 3 people; Sentenced to LWOP


Victims
Annette Thur, 17 [12/6/1986 Ben Lomond, CA]
Douglas Neal Anderson, 26 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]
Rozina Marie Anderson, 31 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]

Find-A-Grave: Douglas Neal Anderson
Find-A-Grave: Rozina Anne Rousett Anderson
DNA evidence in 1986 killing ends mother’s 25-year wait for an arrest
After DNA match, man pleads no contest to ’86 killing of girl, 17
Placerville man pleads no contest to San Mateo County cold-case rape, murder
Man sentenced to life in killing of Boulder Creek teen; also faces murder charges in Del Norte County
Steve Duin: A confession in the 1988 murders of a Lake Oswego couple
27 years later, killer’s confession solves murders of Lake Oswego couple
Killer admits 1988 murder of Lake Oswego couple
Kelley receives 2 life sentences
John Kelley sentenced to life in double murder cold case
CA – Annette Thur, 17, raped & murdered, Ben Lomond, 6 Dec 1986
CA – Douglas, 26, & Rozina Anderson, 31, Crescent City, 15 Aug 1988

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: Till Death Do Us Part

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name KELLEY, JOHN WILLIAM
CDCR Number AY7518
Age 54
Admission Date 01/07/2016
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

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Deadly Duo: Emmanuel Hammond and Maurice Porter kidnapped, raped and killed Julie Love


Julie Love

Find-A-Grave: Julie Ann Love
Murder of Julie Love
Julie Love case baffled Atlanta police for a year
Man found guilty in Julie Love murder
Hammond gets death for murder
Death Penalty Ordered for Convicted Killer
Emanuel Fitzgerald Hammond v Hilton Hall, Warden 2009 (habeas corpus denied)
High court rejects appeal by Julie Love’s killer
Judge declines to give Hammond stay of execution
Man convicted in 1988 killing set to die
Georgia executes man convicted of murder and rape
Man who killed Ga. teacher executed
Emmanuel Fitzgerald Hammond #1238
Delayed Justice for Julie Love

Movies/Documentaries
The Perfect Murder: Love and Death


Emmanuel Hammond

Defendants
Emmanuel Hammond – convicted, sentenced to death, executed 1/25/2011
William Maurice Porter – pled guilty, sentenced to consecutive life sentences
Janice Weldon – granted immunity for testimony

INMATE INFORMATION

NAME: PORTER, WILLIAM MAURICE
GDC ID: 0000577590

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1969
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’00”
WEIGHT: 208
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

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

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

A.K.A. PORTER,WILLIAM
A.K.A. PORTER,WILLIAM MAURICE

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: RAPE
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 05/18/1990
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Kristine Reyes murder 9/25/1988 El Cajon, CA *After 24 years on the run, Vincent Legrend Walters was finally been arrested in Cancun, Mexico; others already convicted*

Grand Jury Indicts 10 More in Largest U.S. Meth Lab Sting
Victim’s Death Nets Kidnapper 25 Years
U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Mexico
Murder suspect caught in Mexico after 24 years on the run
Vincent Legrend Walters, San Diego fugitive murder suspect, arrested in Cancun after 24 years
Free for 24 years, killer now behind bars
One of America’s most wanted fugitives wanted for murder and kidnapping captured in Mexico after nearly 25 YEARS on the run
US v Martin Edward Walters 1992
Martin Edward Walters v D.K. Sisto, Warden 2008 (habeas corpus denied)
The People of the State of California v Vincent L. Walters 2016 (sentence affirmed)
CA – Kristine Reyes, 21, abducted & murdered, El Cajon, Sept 1988
Wikipedia: Vincent Walters

Defendants
Vincent Legrend Walters – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years to life in prison
Martin Walters – convicted; sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
Juan Antonio Lopez – convicted, sentenced to life in prison (kidnapping for ransom)
Glenn Andrew Arnold – convicted, sentenced to 10 years in prison
Michael (Satin) Lee Moore – convicted, sentenced to 10 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: WALTERS, VINCENT L.
CDCR#: AY1698
Age: 50
Admission Date: 10/29/2015
Current Location: Wasco

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: WALTERS, MARTIN EDWARD
CDCR#: E86183
Age: 49
Admission Date: 02/21/1991
Current Location: San Quentin

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: LOPEZ, JUAN ANTONIO
CDCR#: V94609
Age: 42
Admission Date: 08/26/2005
Current Location: High Desert

Robert Cushing murder 6/1/1988 Hampton, NH *Robert McLaughlin Sr convicted of his murder; Sentenced to LWOP*


Robert Cushing

A shock to Hampton as the facts of a murder unfold
Lawyer: McLaughlin was incoherent
McLaughlin’s admissions allowed
Murder Case Confounds System
Policeman’s wife guilty of aiding grudge murder
Forgiving the Unforgivable
State of New Hampshire v Susan McLaughlin Cook 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Accomplice to Hampton murder asks state for pardon hearing
Excerpt from “Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions

Defendants
Robert McLaughlin Sr – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Susan McLaughlin Cook – convicted as accomplice, sentenced to LWOP

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case: A Deadly Obsession

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Serial Killer: Convicted sex offender William Jennings Choyce raped and killed 3 women, sentenced to death

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Victims
Lawanda Beck [1997]
Gwendolyn Lee [1997]
Victoria Bell [1998]

Man pleads innocent to decade-old rape, murder
Woman: He told me I would die
Prosecutor tells jury rapist killed 3 prostitutes for fun
Stockton man found guilty of serial murders
Death for Choyce
Stockton serial killer sentenced to death
Deciding Death: The Story of William Jennings Choyce and His Victims
Serial Killers Podcast: William Choyce
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of William Choyce
Murderpedia: William Jennings Choyce
William Jennings Choyce – California Death Row

Books
Conquering Darkness Memoir of the Serial Killer’s Wife

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Lives Here: Our House of Horrors

INMATE INFORMATION

william-choyce

Inmate Name: CHOYCE, WILLIAM
CDCR#: T50213
Age: 63
Admission Date: 04/15/2002
Current Location: San Quentin

Monsters Among Us: Alfred Swinton killed Carla Terry, sentenced to 60 years in prison; Linked to at least 4 other murders

remember-the-victims

swinton-victims

Victims
Carla Terry, 28 [1/13/1991 Hartford, CT] (no picture)
Mary Shirley, 29 [7/15/1987 Hebron, CT]
Patricia Thompson, 22 [11/28/1988 Keney Park, CT] (no picture)
Tameika Mayo, 15 [3/11/1990 Rocky Hill, CT]
Deidra Dancy, 19 [6/10/1990 South Windsor, CT]

Alfred Swinton has only been tried and convicted for one victim, Carla Terry. **Update 6/2017** Swinton’s conviction has been overturned. He has been released pending his new trial. His next court date is 7/20/2017. He has not yet been exonerated. That will apparently be decided by a new jury. DNA evidence points to him not being the killer of Carla Terry. There is other evidence that has called his guilt into question.

Killings Of 5 Women Probed
5 Women, All Dead, All Linked To 1 Man
Man Charged For Second Time In Woman’s Death
Swinton Murder Case Goes To The Jury
Swinton convicted; may face more charges
Family of woman murdered and Hartford police chief share special bond
Cold Case File Of Mary Shirley
Facebook: What Happened to Tameika D Mayo
Cold Case: Diedra Dancy
State of Connecticut v Alfred Swinton 2004
State Agrees On New Trial For Convicted Murderer Swinton, Once A Suspected Serial Killer
Judge Releases Alfred Swinton, Convicted Of Murder In 1991, Pending New Trial
Swinton gets new trial, released to house arrest
Man convicted of murder in 1991 given new trial

Movies/Documentaries
Ice Cold Killers: Last Call

INMATE INFORMATION

alfred-swinton

Inmate Number: 206457
Inmate Name: SWINTON, ALFRED
Date of Birth: 9/28/1948
Latest Admission Date: 10/13/1998
Current Location: MACDOUGALL-WALKER (MACDOUGALL BUILDING)
Status: SENTENCED
Bond Amount: 0
Controlling Offense*: MURDER AF
Date of Sentence: 5/21/2001
Maximum Sentence: 60 Year(s) 0 Month(s) 0 Day(s)
Maximum Release Date: 9/21/2051
Estimated Release Date: Not Applicable
Special Parole End Date: Not Applicable
Detainer: NONE

Psycho For Love: George Junior Porter beat his former girlfriend, Theresa Lynn Jones, to death; Sentenced to 24 years in prison

DV

State of Idaho v George Junior Porter 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
George Junior Porter v State of Idaho 2004 (conviction overturned)
High Court Reinstates Death Penalty For Kamiah Murder Justices Reverse February Decision, Deny New Trial In Beating Death
Former Idaho Death Row Inmate Re-Sentenced in Murder
Murderpedia: George Junior Porter
Attorney specializes in capital cases

Movies/Documentaries
Ice Cold Killers: Chilled to the Bone

INMATE INFORMATION

george-porter

IDOC Number: 30968
Offender Name: PORTER, GEORGE JUNIOR
Age: 60
Status: Discharged – 12/05/2013

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