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Psycho For Love: Bradford King shot & killed his wife, Diane Newton King because he was upset that she wanted to quit her job to be with her children;


Diane Newton King

Find-A-Grave: Diane Marler King
TV Anchor Is Slain in Michigan
Clues hunted for TV anchor’s killer Woods combed after slaying of newscaster.
Ex-Policeman Gets Life Term For Killing Wife, a TV Anchor
Ex-cop Guilty In Murder Of Tv News-anchor Wife
Death in a Small Town
A Small-Town Murder Solved
Diane Newton King murdered – Ex officer Bradford King – Pontiac PD
Shot in cold blood Loving mother ruthlessly killed in her own driveway

Books
Eye of the Beholder: The Almost Perfect Murder of Anchorwoman Diane Newton King
Love Kills: The Stalking of Diane Newton King

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Kiss ‘n Kill
Forensic Files: News at 11

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 228745
SID Number: 1642698J
Name: BRADFORD J KING
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 208 lbs.
Date of Birth: 01/15/1947 (70)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Thumb Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE

ALIASES
None

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Left Eye
Scar- Stomach – APPENDIX SCAR
Tattoo- Left Arm
Tattoo- Right Arm

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 92949
Date of Offense: 02/09/1991
County: Calhoun
Date of Sentence: 01/06/1993
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 2
Offense: Weapons – Felony Firearms
Minimum Sentence: 2 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.227BA
Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Court File#: 92949
Date of Offense: 02/09/1991
County: Calhoun
Date of Sentence: 01/06/1993
Conviction Type: Jury

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Deadly Wives: Joann Curley poisoned her husband, Bob, to death with rat poison; Sentenced to 20 years in prison


Bob Curley

POMC: Robert Curley “Bobby”
With The Iced Tea Came A Painful Death — Wife Accused Of Poisoning Her Husband – Even In Hospital
Woman who poisoned, killed husband denied parole
Notorious killer Joann Curley denied last chance at parole
Joann Curley will eventually get out of prison but Bobby’s sentence will never end
Murderer Joann Curley Freed from Prison
Woman who killed husband with rat poison released from prison
Woman who killed husband with rat poison in food released from prison
The Joann Curley Case: The making of a plea agreement

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Autopsy 5: Dead Men Do Tell Tales
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Touch Me and Die


Joann Curley

Monsters Among Us: Jack Harold Jones raped and killed Mary Phillips in front of her 11-year-old daughter; Sentenced to death

From Jones’ appeal: On the afternoon of June 6, 1995, seventeen-year-old Darla Phillips dropped her eleven-year-old sister Lacy off at Automated Tax and Accounting Service in Bald Knob, where their mother, thirty-four-year old Mary Phillips, worked as a bookkeeper.   Mary was planning to take her daughter to a 3:00 p.m.   dentist appointment.   Darla and her fifteen-year-old brother Jessie were expecting their mother and little sister to return to their home in Bradford around 4:30 p.m.   or 5:00 p.m.   They never arrived.

A black-haired male entered the business before Lacy and her mother could leave for the dentist’s office.   According to Lacy’s testimony at trial, the man had a teardrop tattoo on his face and more tattoos on his arm.   The man had come into the business earlier that day to borrow some books.   When he returned, he complained that he had been given the wrong book.   He then told Lacy and her mother that he was “sorry,” but that he was “going to have to rob (them).”   He ordered Mary to lay down on her stomach, and then made Lacy lay down on top of her mother.   After retrieving the cash out of the register, he took them into a small break room.   The man took Lacy into a bathroom off of the break room, tied her to a chair, then left.   When he returned, Lacy, now crying, asked the man not to hurt her mother, to which he replied, “I’m not.   I’m going to hurt you.”   He began to choke Lacy until she passed out.   After Lacy lost consciousness, Jones struck her at least eight times in the head with the barrel of a BB gun, causing severe lacerations and multiple skull fractures.   When Lacy woke up, she saw blood and began to vomit.   She went back to sleep and awakened later when police, seeing her bloodied body and thinking she was dead, were taking photographs of her.

Police found Mary’s body nude from the waist down.   A cord from a nearby Mr. Coffee pot was wrapped around her neck and wire was tied around her hands, which were positioned behind her back.   Bruises on her arms and back indicated that she had struggled with her attacker prior to her death.   According to autopsy results, Mary died from strangulation and blunt-force head injuries.   Rectal swabs indicated that she had been anally raped before she was killed.

Victims
Lorraine Anne Barrett, 32 [6/1/1991 FL]
Mary Phillips, 34 [6/6/1995 AR]

Find-A-Grave: Lorraine Anne “Lori” Barrett
Lawmen recall Jack Jones’ chilling murder, rape of Mary Phillips
Jack Jones Jr v State of Arkansas 1997
Victim’s family urges no mercy for Arkansas death-row inmate
Parole board recommends denying clemency to Arkansas death row inmate
For killer, death only answer; inmate says he would decline clemency
Jack Harold Jones & Marcel Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
No stay for Jones
Tourist`s Slaying Stuns Family Woman In Town Just 5 Hours
Suspect found in 1991 killing
Man expected to plead guilty to 1991 rape, murder
Murderpedia: Jack Harold Jones Jr
Jack Harold Jones, Jr. – Arkansas Execution – April 24, 2017
Arkansas death row inmate Jack Jones executed
Arkansas executes another inmate
Jim Jones, Arkansas inmate, executed; 2nd lethal injection planned
Listen to the Full Interview from One of the Media Witnesses of Jack Jones Execution
Death Row Inmate Jack Jones’ Last Words (includes written statement)

INMATE INFORMATION

Final Words: “Well, I just want to let the James family and Lacey how sorry I am. I can’t believe I did something to her. I tried to be respectful from the time I took and become a better person. I hope I did better. I hope over time you could learn who I really am and I am not a monster. There was a reason why those things happened that day. I am so sorry Lacey; try to understand, I love you like my child.”

ADC Number: 000940
Name: JonesJr, Jack H
Race: CAUCASIAN
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 71 inches
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/10/1964
Initial Receipt Date: 04/17/1996
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: SK
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: Death
Total time*:

Deadly Duo: Dan Willoughby and Yesenia Patino killed Dan’s wife, Patricia “Trish”, so that they could be together; Both sentenced to prison


Trish Willoughby

Find-A-Grave: Patricia “Trish” Toland Willoughby
Murder at Rocky Point
Turning Tale
Transsexual ex-lover testifies in murder case
Man sentenced to death for murder of wife in Mexican resort town
Mom of slain woman upset by retrial
Man sentenced to two life terms in wife’s killing
State of Arizona v Daniel Hayden Willoughby 1995 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Yesenia Patino Gonzalez

Books
Damaged Goods

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Yesenia Patino
Investigation Discover: Lethal Lover
Dateline: Killer Women

Defendants
Dan Willoughby – convicted, sentenced to death; conviction overturned, convicted again, sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison – parole eligibility after 50 years
Yesenia Patino – convicted in Mexico, sentenced to 35 years in prison


Yesenia Patino

INMATE INFORMATION

Serial Killer: William Lester Suff *Riverside Prostitute Killer* or *Lake Elsinore Killer*

Victims
Janet Suff, his 2-month-old daughter
Michelle Yvette Gutierrez, 23 [10/1986](no picture)
Charlotte Jean Palmer, 24 [12/1986]
Linda Ann Ortega, 37
Martha Bess Young, 27
Linda Mae Ruiz, 37 (no picture)
Kimberly Lyttle
Judy Lynn Angel, 36
Christina Tina Leal, 23
Daria Jane Ferguson, 27
Carol Lynn Miller, 35 (no picture)
Cheryl Coker, 33
Susan Melissa Sternfeld, 27
Kathleen Leslie Milne, 42
Cherie Michelle Payseur, 24
Sherry Ann Latham, 37
Kelly Marie Hammond, 23
Catherine McDonald, 30 (no picture)
Delliah Zamora Wallace, 35
Eleanore Ojeda Casares, 39

Suspect in Serial Murders Charged With 2 Killings
Nice-Guy Neighbor: Could He Really Be Serial Killer?
Parolee Indicted in Killings of 14 Women
A Trail of Death : 3 Years After Arrest, Man to Go on Trial in 13 Slayings
Witness Says Accused Serial Killer Choked Her
Riverside Man Convicted in Serial Slayings
Serial Killer Sentenced to Death : Court: Judge follows jury’s recommendation for Willi
Serial Killers Podcast: William Lester Suff
Murderpedia: William Lester Suff
Wikipedia: William Suff
William Lester Suff – California Death Row
The People of the State of California v William Lester Suff 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Books
Cat and Mouse: Mind Games With a Serial Killer
The Riverside Killer

Movies/Documentaries
Real Detective: The Riverside Killer

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: SUFF, WILLIAM LESTER
CDCR#: J836402
Age: 66
Admission Date: 11/01/1995
Current Location: San Quentin

Deadly Wives: Melissa Friedrich ‘Internet Black Widow’ killed her husband, Gordon Stewart, by running him over with their car; Sentenced to 6 years in prison *Justice???*

dv awareness

gordon-stewart
Gordon Stewart

Melissa Ann Friedrich: Canada’s “Internet Black Widow”
Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, aka Melissa Friedrich, the Internet Black Widow (great article)
Melissa Friedrich, the ‘Internet Black Widow,’ returning to Canada
Internet Black Widow sentenced to 3½ years in jail
Canada’s Black Widow: the rosy-cheeked killer is back on the streets
‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’
The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman?
Murderpedia: Melissa Ann Friedrich
Wikipedia: Melissa Ann Shepard

Movies/Documentaries
The Fifth Estate: The Widow’s Web (you can watch it here)
When Women Kill
Web of Lies: Tainted Love

melissa-friedrich-then-and-now
Melissa Friedrich, then and now

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

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