Monsters Among Us: Edward Cronell raped and killed Melinda Snyder; Sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

Melinda Snyder
Melinda Snyder

Edward Cronell was sentenced to two life sentences plus 30 years. He was denied parole in 2014. He has a parole hearing on Sept. 21, 2016. If you want to oppose his parole, you can print out the petition below and sign it (have others sign it too) and mail it in. Or you can fax it or a letter to Victim’s Services at 803-734-8822.

Petition to oppose parole

Suspect in killing must submit to tests
Man convicted of murder in precedent-setting case
Rock Hill man found guilty in historic trial
Father of Rock Hill woman raped, murdered in 1990, to fight convict’s first try at parole
Dad of murdered Rock Hill teacher to parole board: ‘This guy will rape and kill again’
Man convicted of killing Rock Hill woman in 1990 denied parole
1990 Rock Hill murder on national TV show

Nightmare Next Door: The Key To Murder


CronellE info

Monsters Among Us: Renwick Gibbs, his girlfriend Yvette Gay, and her sister, Doris Gay, killed Gibbs’ wife’s family

remembering the victims

Louise Brilay Farris, 40 [Gibbs’ mother-in-law]
Shamika Farris, 16 [Farris’ daughter]
William Farris, Jr., 13 [Farris’son]

Neighbor: 3 victims were working to rebuild lives
Twins charge in triple slaying
Woman found guilty in triple murder case
Guilty verdict given in murders
Woman found guilty in slaying of three people
State of North Carolina v Yvette Gay 1993
State of North Carolina v Renwick Gibbs 1993

Evil Twins: Hell Hath No Fury


Renwick Gibbs – convicted, sentenced to death, which was overturned, now sentenced to LWOP
Yvette Gay – convicted, sentenced to death, which was overturned, now sentenced to LWOP
Doris Gay – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison, released 2012


RenwickGibbs prison mug

Offender Number: 0144649
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 05/07/1964
Age: 51
Current Location: HYDE CI

RGibbs sentencing


YvetteGay prison mug

Offender Number: 0143357
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 02/07/1963
Age: 52
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI

YGay sentencing


Offender Number: 0143266
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 02/07/1963
Age: 52

DorisGay sentencing

Bruce Larson murder 3/28/1990 Salt Lake City, UT *Eugene Nate Woodland “Captain Nemo” convicted of his murder; sentenced to 5 years to life in prison*

Eugene Nate Woodland “Captain Nemo” has been denied parole and will not get another parole hearing until March 2018. At that time he would be about 89 years old. I think he is in bad health, so I doubt he will still be alive. Update: Eugene Woodland died on 1/8/2015.

From Woodland’s appeal:

Around 1986, defendant entered into a contract with the firm of Peacock and Larsen for construction of the Woodland Dinner Theater Garden Complex in Salt Lake City. After a significant period of work, Woodland fell behind in his payments to Peacock and Larsen and was eventually forced into bankruptcy.   During the bankruptcy proceedings, Peacock and Larsen filed a lien on Woodland’s property to protect its interests.   Following Woodland’s bankruptcy, Peacock and Larsen bid on and eventually purchased Woodland’s property.   In September 1989, Woodland contacted Harry Peacock by telephone to discuss the status of his former property.   During their conversation, Woodland expressed his frustration over the fact that Peacock and Bruce Larsen had purchased the property.   Woodland indicated that if Peacock and Larsen refused to settle with him, he would “settle it with other means.”   Woodland then demanded to speak with Bruce Larsen;  Peacock referred him instead to their lawyer.

On March 28, 1990, Woodland entered his former dinner theater and shot and killed Bruce Larsen.   After the shooting, two workers who had witnessed the event followed Woodland to a nearby apartment complex.   They tackled Woodland in an attempt to detain him until police could arrive, and in the struggle, Woodland shot one of them in the hand.

Slaying touches lives of thousands who knew victim as their friend
Competency ruling will delay ‘Captain Nemo’ murder trial
`Captain Nemo’ again faces murder charges
State v Woodland 1997
Captain Nemo proclaims his innocence
Board Denies Parole for ‘Captain Nemo’
Eugene Woodland, whose homicide case led to changes in Utah state law, has died
Convicted murderer known as ‘Captain Nemo’ dies while on parole at care center


Eugene Nate Woodland prison mug

Offender Number: 77969
DOB: Sun, 7 Jul 1929
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches
Weight: 230
Sex: M


Psycho For Love: David Labon Bush killed his wife, Lynn Lynette Bush, convicted of her murder 16 years later; Sentenced to 45 years in prison

dv awareness

Lynn Bush
Lynn Lynette Bush

The Doe Network: Case File 20181DFWY
Charley Project: Lynn Lynette Bush
Casper Man Charged with 1990 Disappearance of Wife
DNA, persistence built case
Murder trial begins without a body
Weeks of testimony end in Bush conviction
David Labon Bush v State of Wyoming 2008
Casper man appeals murder conviction
Casper man appeals murder conviction, points at brother
Case 49

Fatal Vows: Fall From Grace


David Bush

Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 52
Race: White
Location: Wyoming Department of Corrections

William Wayne “Bill” Lowes murder 10/20/1990 Cape Girardeau, MO *Former stepson, Bryan Crews, convicted; Sentenced to LWOP


Bill Lowes
Bill Lowes

Teenager receives life prison term for stepfather’s murder (part 1)
Crews (part 2, scroll to the left)
Bryan K. Crews v Paul K. Delo (Warden) 1995 (habeas corpus denied)
Major Case Squad Cases #7
Local murder case to be featured on ‘Forensic Files’
Forensic Files transcript

Forensic Files: Bump In The Night


Bryan Crews prison mug

DOC Id 181156
Offender Name Bryan K Crews
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 06/19/1972
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 165
Hair/Eyes Brown /Hazel
Assigned Location Potosi Correctional Center
Address 11593 State Highway O, Mineral Point, MO 63660
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (573) 438-6000
Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole (Life W/O, 5 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE
Aliases Bryan K Crews; Bryan K Crews

Serial Killer: Heriberto “Eddie” Sedo *Zodiac*

remembering the victims

Marci Orozco [3/8/1990](survived)
Jermaine Montenesdro [3/29/1990] (survived)
Joseph “Joe” Proce [5/31/1990]
Larry Parham [6/19/1990] (survived)
Patricia Fonti [8/10/1992]
James “Jim” Weber [6/4/1993] (survived)
John Diacone [7/20/1993]
Diane Ballard [10/2/1993] (survived)

Suspect in Zodiac killings arrested
Zodiac suspect is charged
Handwriting helps break the Zodiac killer’s spell
Jurors screened in N.Y. Zodiac case
Man Said to Be Zodiac Killer Becomes Enraged at Trial
Zodiac convicted, faces life in prison
Jury quick to convict in Zodiac shootings
Brooklyn Man Is Guilty In Three Zodiac Killings
crimelibrary: Heriberto ‘Eddie’ Seda
Murderpedia: Heriberto Seda
Wikipedia: Heriberto Seda

Sleep My Little Dead: The True Story of the Zodiac Killer
The Haunting of the Gemini: A True Story of New York’s Zodiac Murders

Most Evil: Attention Seekers
Forensic Files: Sign of the Zodiac
Psychic Detectives


Heriberto Seda

Identifying and Location Information
As of 01/30/15
DIN (Department Identification Number) 98A4814
Date of Birth 07/31/1967
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility WENDE
Date Received (Original) 08/14/1998
Date Received (Current) 09/11/1998
County of Commitment QUEENS
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 01/30/15
Class A1

Class B

Class C

Class A1

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 01/30/15
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0235 Years, 10 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 04/18/2232
Parole Hearing Date 12/2231
Parole Eligibility Date 04/18/2232
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Psycho For Love: Doyle Kelley killed 2 wives, Diana Kelley & Christy Kelley; Sentenced to LWOP

dvawareness3From Doyle Kelley’s appeal: On the morning of September 26, 1990, the body of Diana Kelley (Diana) was found in her car on a Joplin, Missouri, parking lot.2  Defendant, who was then Diana’s husband, had filed a missing person report concerning Diana before her body was found.   Defendant told the police that he and Diana had been separated for about two weeks but had agreed to meet at 9:00 p.m. the night before her body was found.   According to Defendant, she did not meet with him as scheduled.   Later, Defendant said that he called Diana’s mother twice asking for Diana on the night of September 25.

Virginia Stepp (Mrs. Stepp), Diana’s mother, confirmed that Defendant called twice on the night of September 25.   She also told police that Diana was afraid of Defendant and had been living at Mrs. Stepp’s home for two weeks before her death.   Mrs. Stepp said she saw Defendant at his home between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. on September 26.

Dr. James Habermann conducted the initial autopsy of Diana’s body.   Among other findings, Dr. Habermann noted several small areas of hemorrhage on Diana’s face and neck.   Dr. Habermann found that Diana died of respiratory failure.   However, he could not detect if she died of strangulation.

Debra Stout, a friend of Diana’s, testified that Diana visited in Stout’s home on the evening before she died.   During that visit, which occurred around 5:00 p.m., Stout saw that Diana was wearing a gold chain and a St. Christopher medal.

Two days after Diana’s death, Stout was visiting in Defendant’s home.   While she was there, Defendant took Diana’s gold chain and St. Christopher medal to the basement and “smashed it, I believe with a hammer.”   Stout was asked if Defendant had an explanation about where he had gotten the jewelry.   She answered that Defendant said it had been given to him by the police or someone at the mortuary.

Policemen testified that the chain and medal were not at the murder scene when they investigated.   Mrs. Stepp testified that she was present when mortuary employees gave Diana’s jewelry to Defendant.   At the time, Mrs. Stepp selected a ring to put on Diana’s hand.   She did not, however, see a St. Christopher medal among the items given to Defendant.

During his testimony, Defendant admitted that a few days after Diana’s death, he had her St. Christopher medal.   He also admitted that he smashed the medal and then threw it away.   Defendant claimed that someone at the mortuary had given him this item of jewelry.

In 1991, Defendant was married to Christy Kelley (Christy).3  In March 1993, Christy and Defendant separated.   Defendant and Christy arranged to meet on April 24, 1993, to exchange items of property.   Witnesses saw Christy and Defendant on the parking lot of Christy’s apartment during the afternoon of April 24.   One witness saw Defendant alone at Christy’s apartment building that afternoon.

On the evening of April 25, Christy’s family contacted the Joplin police department.   They requested that the police check on Christy since she was several hours overdue to pick up her daughter.   Joplin police officers forcibly entered Christy’s apartment and found her body floating face down in the bathtub.

Dr. Darrell Swank performed an autopsy on Christy’s body.   Among other findings, Dr. Swank said that Christy had a deep laceration on her forehead caused by blunt force trauma, vomitus in her nose and mouth, and edema in her lungs.   Dr. Swank concluded that Christy’s death was caused by drowning.

On August 25, 1993, the body of Diana was exhumed.   At this time Dr. Jill Gould conducted autopsies of both Diana and Christy.   She found the ligament from Diana’s hyoid bone had been pulled apart and discovered a bruise on the back of Diana’s esophagus.   Dr. Gould concluded that Diana’s death was caused by soft ligature strangulation.   During Dr. Gould’s autopsy of Christy’s body, she found several bruises in various locations.   Dr. Gould suggested that these bruises were caused by blunt impact from multiple directions, which would have been inconsistent with a fall in the bathtub.   Dr. Gould confirmed Dr. Swank’s finding that drowning was the cause of Christy’s death.

While Defendant was in the Jasper County jail awaiting trial, Lonnie Bell (Bell) was also an inmate in that facility.   For approximately three days in early June 1994, Bell was in the same area of the jail as Defendant.   Bell testified that Defendant admitted killing both Diana and Christy by strangling them.

Kelley denies double murder charges
Man ordered to stand trial for wife’s death
Judge moves murder trial from Jasper County to Boone County
Prosecutor drops charge against man accused in wife’s death
Joplin police hope satellites can help in murder investigations
State of Missouri v Doyle Kelley 1997
Murderpedia: Doyle Kelley

Most Evil: Deceptive Killers


DoyleKelley prison mug

DOC Id 511416
Offender Name Doyle Kelley
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/07/1959
Height/Weight 5’7″ / 180
Hair/Eyes Brown /Blue
Assigned Location Crossroads Correctional Center
Address 1115 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429
Assigned Officer Phone Number (816) 632-2727
Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole (Life W/O, Life W/O CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE(2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Doyle A Kelley; Doyle A Kelley; Doyle Kelley; Doyle A Kelley; Doyle Kelley

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