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Execution Alert: Charles Rhines for the murder of Donnivan Schaeffer


Donnivan Schaeffer

Attorney General Ravnsborg released the following statement:

Today I would like to remember Donnivan Scahefer, the victim who was brutally murdered by the killer who met justice earlier. Donnivan was an intelligent man set to graduate from Western Dakota Tech Donnivan was an award-winning archer who loved hunting and fishing Donnivan was funny, kind and a hard worker, prepared to start a career with a telephone installation company. Donnivan was engaged to be married with a great life ahead of him and, if he was with us today, he would be looking forward to his 50th birthday and looking at all the things his life had produced. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the fact that Donnivan was killed but I am glad we were finally able to get justice for him today. I am hopeful that this day is an opportunity for the family to move forward and now, that this phase is over, they can continue to heal. May God Bless Donnivan and his family.

In Charles Rhines’ last words, he forgave Donnivan’s parents for the hate and anger they had towards him.And he hoped that God would forgive them also. Can you believe that? He did not ask for forgiveness for what he did, but tried to turn it around to make the victims the bad guys here. He had NO RIGHT to say that. They are the ones who lost a son to violence committed by him. He obviously has no remorse for his actions. That is what is sad here. He had the opportunity to show compassion to the Schaeffers, but chose to turn it around. Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer, and Donnivan’s fiancee, I am so sorry for the loss you had. I am glad you finally got justice, but I am sorry it took so long.

Murder Victim Donnivan Schaeffer Always Retains A Place With His Family
Rhines’ 1992 murder still ripples through lives touched by the case
State of South Dakota v Charles Russell Rhines 1996 [conviction and sentence affirmed]
Charles Rhines v Douglas Weber, Warden 2000 [habeas corpus – conviction and sentence affirmed]
Rhines scheduled to be executed Monday
South Dakota Supreme Court denies Rhines’ appeal
South Dakota to execute Charles Rhines on Monday
Rapid City man slated for execution knows the end is near, deacon says
Charles Rhines execution updates: State denies appeals; US Supreme Court decision pending
State files briefs in US Supreme Court against Rhines’ attempts to delay execution
South Dakota court rejects Rhines appeal
Judge Considers Setting Execution Date for Charles Rhines for 1992 Murder of Donnivan Schaeffer
Charles Rhines execution updates: Rhines’ last words and statements from victim’s family
South Dakota Executes Inmate Charles Rhines for Fatal 1992 Stabbing

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Raymond Rowe raped and strangled Christy Mirack in 1992; Solved by DNA; Sentenced to LWOP


Christy Mirack

Find-A-Grave: Christy Ann Mirack
Rohrerstown teacher slain in suburb home; Christy Mirack was strangled in E. Lampeter
Complete coverage: The 25-year investigation into the murder of Christy Mirack
Young teacher found strangled: Victim, 25, discovered in E. Lampeter home; taught the 6th grade
Arrest Made in 1992 Murder of Shamokin Native Christy Mirack
‘He did it”: Raymond Rowe, for years a well-known DJ, admits to killing Christy Mirack in 1992
‘It’s a bittersweet day for me and my family’: brother of victim in 1992 cold case homicide
DA praises new technology for helping to find ‘strong viable suspect in cold case homicide
DJ admits to cold case murder after being linked through novel DNA technique, apologizes to victim’s family in court
Raymond ‘DJ Freez’ Rowe pleads guilty to 1992 rape, slaying of teacher Christy Mirack
‘Absolute, remorseless horror’: Murdered teacher’s brother rages against homicidal DJ Raymond Rowe

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Number: NR6480
Name Name Type
DJ FREEZ Also Known As
RAY ROWE Also Known As
RAY CHARLES ROWE Also Known As
RAYMOND CHARLES ROWE Commit Name

Age: 50
Date of Birth: 10/22/1968
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 5′ 10″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: UNKNOWN
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: WAYMART
Permanent Location: WAYMART
Committing County: LANCASTER
Last Updated Time: 7/30/2019 4:00:16 AM
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Psycho For Love: David Allen Sokolowski killed his girlfriend and their neighbor; Then he dismembered both, possible eating some of their body parts

Victims
Pamela Owens Ellwood, 42
Rubel “Little Man” Gray Hill, 35

Missing woman’s remains found in Winston-Salem dumpster
Cannibalism suspected in bodyparts case
More Body Parts Found In Kitchen Of Farmhouse
Man Charged With Murder After Remains Found
Witness tells of finding body parts
Search for more body parts widens at North Carolina farm
Dismembered man’s wife asks why
State of North Carolina v David Allen Sokolowski 1999 [appeal denied]
Murderpedia: David Sokolowski

Movies/Documentaries

Shattered: Butcher on Mincey Road

INMATE INFORMATION

DAVID A SOKOLOWSKI
Offender Number: 0382003
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 03/02/1957
Age: 61
Current Location: MAURY C.I.

Execution Alert: Jose Antonio Jimenez for the murder of 63-year-old Phyliss Minas

Governor signs death warrant in ’92 murder
More than 25 years after she was killed, her killer will be executed
Florida man scheduled to be executed for 1992 murder of North Miami woman
Florida man schedule to be executed for 1992 murder
Crime and Punishment: Jose Antonio Jimenez – Florida Execution – August 14, 2018 (has a lot of information including a timelime)

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 406677
Name: JIMENEZ, JOSE A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 302 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/12/1963
Initial Receipt Date: 07/01/1998
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Psycho For Love: Dennis Ott killed his wife, Phonthip Ott; Sentenced to 25 years to life; Stepdaughters vow to fight parole


Phonthip Ott

Calif. sisters fight to keep mother’s killer behind bars
Phonthip Ott Discovered Dead in California River; Spouse Dennis Ott, US Coast Guard, Convicted of Murder and Sentenced to Life in Prison (1992)
Notebook: The possibility of parole
California Sisters: Keep our mom’s killer behind bars!
Sisters fight to keep their mother’s killer behind bars as he comes up for …

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: Crime and Punishment

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name OTT, DENNIS SANDELL
CDCR Number J78934
Age 65
Admission Date 10/03/1995
Current Location California State Prison, Solano
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 11/2010
Parole Eligible Date Information
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. Inmates may earn credits for participating in rehabilitative programming, which may move their parole eligible dates to an earlier date. Inmates could also be found guilty of an institutional rules violation, which could result in a loss of credits that may move their parole eligible dates further into the future. Parole eligible dates may also change based on a variety of other reasons, including court orders, changes in law, and routine audits. Parole eligible dates displayed on this website are updated regularly.

For more information about the parole suitability hearing process, please visit the Board of Parole Hearings’ Parole Suitability Hearing Overview

Monsters Among Us: Glendon Carl Gouker killed Ethan James Walton, raped his girlfriend and another in WI; PLUS he is a person of interest in a double homicide in WI

Victims
Ethan James Walton, 19
Amanda Burney (survived)
Timothy Mumbrue, 35 (person of interest)
Tanna Togstad, 23 (person of interest)

Find-A-Grave: Ethan James Walton (aka Ethan James Dorand “E-man” Kline)
Pottawatomie County siblings arrested in killing, kidnapping
Mother of Pottawatomie Murder Suspect Says Son Acted in Self-Defense
Prague woman sentenced to 20 years in kidnapping case
Woman is sentenced
Man Pleads Guilty To Pottawatomie County Murder, Rape
Prague man takes plea deal in 2010 killing, sexual assault
Man pleads guilty to murder, kidnapping and rape
Old Waupaca County murders back on front burner
Weyauwega farmhouse murders unsolved after 25 years
Facebook: Waupaca County Cold Case
OK – Ethan Walton, 19, slain, girlfriend raped, Prague, 8 Sept 2010
WI – Timothy Mumbrue, 35, & Tanna Togstad, 23, Weyauwega, 21 March 1992

Movies/Documentaries
I Survived: Amanda
Dead Silent: Run For Your Life

Defendants
Glendon Carl Gouker – pled guilty to all charges, sentenced to LWOP
Michele Gouker – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Glendon C. Gouker
OK DOC#: 682582
Status: ACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 187 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Alias Glendon Gouker

IDs
OK DOC#: 682582
Birth Date: 4/20/1971

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Michele E. Gouker
OK DOC#: 664826
Status: ACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 4 in
Weight: 152 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Alias

IDs
OK DOC#: 664826
Birth Date: 8/27/1981

The Tom Monfils Murder: Were six innocent men convicted? Or did they take revenge for his whistle-blowing?


Tom Monfils

The Tom Monfils Case Revisited
Timeline: Key events in the Thomas Monfils murder case:
Joan Treppa (a blog with a lot about this case)
State of Wisconsin v Dale M. Basten, et all 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Reporting a Crime, Then Dying for It
For a mill worker, blowing the whistle had deadly results ‘Justice for Tom’
Man admitted killing Monfils, woman says
1st Of 6 Defendants Takes Stand In Paper Mill Murder Trial
State of Wisconsin v Michael L. Piaskowski 1997 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Group defends six convicted in paper mill death
Arguments heard in new fight over Monfils conviction
Detective still confident Wis. murder case is solved
Michael Hirn’s request for parole denied
Kutska denied 1st bid at parole in Monfils murder
Prosecutors: Kutska has no basis for new trial
Kutska defense responds to state in appeal
Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t hear Kutska appeal
The other Wisconsin murder case that haunts many
Trailer released for documentary on Monfils’ murder
Beyond Human Nature
Facebook: Beyond Human Nature

Books
The Monfils Conspiracy: The Conviction of Six Innocent Men
Reclaiming Lives

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Alibis or Accomplices?
Beyond Human Nature

Defendants
Keith Kutska – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 4/01/2018
Michael Hirn – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 7/01/2017
Reynold Moore – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 10/01/2017
Michael Piaskowski – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; overturned and released
Dale Basten – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; denied parole; eligible again 12/17/2017
Michael L. Johnson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; ?


Michael L. Johnson

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: KUTSKA, KEITH
DOC #: 00304566
Birth Year: 1951
Age: 66
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 218
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: GREEN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: LEFT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Jackson Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 406
Region Unit Agent: 4 06 03
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5383
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 04/01/2018

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: HIRN, MICHAEL
DOC #: 00304725
Birth Year: 1964
Age: 53
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 233
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Oakhill Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 403
Region Unit Agent: 4 03 01
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5406
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 07/01/2017

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MOORE, REYNOLD
DOC #: 00023717
Birth Year: 1946
Age: 70
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 225
Race: BLACK
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 414
Region Unit Agent: 4 14 16
2000 American BLVD
Suite B
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 337-4560
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 10/01/2017

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BASTEN, DALE
DOC #: 00304567
Birth Year: 1941
Age: 76
Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 223
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Dodge Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 406
Region Unit Agent: 4 06 03
200 Jefferson ST
Suite 328
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5383
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 12/17/2017

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