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Monsters Among Us: Rafael Crespo raped and killed 17-year-old Anjeanette Maldonado; Sentenced to LWOP


Anjeanette Maldonado

DNA Evidence Helps Solve 1996 Cold Case Murder In Philadelphia
Fla. inmate charged in 1996 Philly teen’s murder
After 16 Years, Philadelphia Police Identify Accused Killer Of Teen
Trial Ordered for Fla. Man In Philadelphia Teen Murder Cold Case
Trial starts for man in Kensington cold case murder
Judge to get case against man charged in 1996 rape, murder
Rapist Gets Life for Teen Girl’s 1996 Murder
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Rafael Crespo 2017 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide City: Shattered Dreams

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Tyrone Williams killed Gayle Isleib after she rejected his advances; Sentenced to 65 years in prison


Gayle Isleib

Find-A-Grave: Gayle R. Isleib
Murder suspect plotted to kill Isleib’s husband
Man threatens at sentencing
Wal-Mart faces suit in wake of slaying
State of Connecticut v Jerome Montgomery 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Manchester 1996 murder of Gayle Isleib spotlighted on Investigation Discovery TV show

Movies/Documentaries
The Killer Beside Me: Almost Home
Forensic Files: Catch-22

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: 3 men kidnapped, tortured and killed child actor Anthony Guest


Anthony Guest

Man Convicted of Murder in Torture-Slaying
Judge: Man Guilty in Torture Death
Man Convicted of Murder in Torture-Slaying
3rd Man convicted of 1st degree murder in ’96 torture case
Defendant Gets Life in Prison for Role in Torture-Slaying
Hawthorne man convicted of murder in burning death
Murderpedia: Spencer Brasure
State of California v Spencer Rawlins Brasure 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Hawthorne murderer’s execution is upheld
Condemned Killer Of Former Child Actor Dies On San Quentin’s Death Row
Condemned killer of child actor dies in San Quentin
The 1996 Murder Torture of Anthony Guest

Defendants
Spencer Brasure – convicted, sentenced to death (died on death row 11/14/2019)
Billy Davis – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Matthew Ormsby – sentenced to 25 years to life in prison


Spencer Brasure

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name DAVIS, BILLY LYN
CDCR Number P61175
Age 42
Admission Date 11/24/1999
Current Location California Health Care Facility – Stockton
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.

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name ORMSBY, MATTHEW RALPH
CDCR Number P07681
Age 39
Admission Date 01/31/2001
Current Location California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 01/2040
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. The inmate is eligible for a parole suitability hearing under the Elderly Parole Program once he or she is age 60 or older and has been incarcerated for 25 years. For more information on parole suitability hearings under the Elderly Parole Program, please visit the Board of Parole Hearings’ Elderly Parole Hearings Overview

Additional Information
VICTIM NOTIFICATION: Victims who would like to request notice and an opportunity to attend this inmate’s parole suitability hearing or who would like to request notice of this inmate’s release must register with CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services. For further information, or to inquire about court ordered restitution, please visit CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services website or call toll-free 1-877-256-6877

BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS: For more information about the Board of Parole Hearings, please visit the Board’s website

Murder In The Family: 15-year-old Joshua Bradley Jenkins kills 5 family members, because he did not like the school his father sent him to; Sentenced to 112 years in prison


Jenkins and Grossmans

Victims
George Jenkins, 50
Alene Jenkins, 48
Megan Jenkins, 10
William Grossman, 78
Evelyn Grossman, 74

Find-A-Grave: George Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: Alene Grossman Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: Megan Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: William R. Grossman
Police say teen plotted slaying
D.A. Seeks to Try Boy, 15, as Adult in 5 Slayings
Teen-Ager Pleads Guilty To Killing 5 in Family
Teen Sentenced to 112 Years for Killing 5 Family Members
Murderpedia: Joshua Jenkins

Books
Broken By Birth
Broken by Evil

Movies/Documentaries
American Monster: Falling Down

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name JENKINS, JOSHUA BRADLEY
CDCR Number K42174
Age 39
Admission Date 08/05/1997
Current Location Mule Creek State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 02/2020
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. The inmate is eligible for a parole suitability hearing as a youth offender because he or she committed his or her controlling offense while under the age of 26. The inmate’s first parole hearing will be scheduled during his or her 15th, 20th, or 25th year of incarceration, depending on the sentence imposed by the court. Alternatively, the inmate may be eligible for a parole suitability hearing as a youth offender because he or she committed his or her controlling offense while under the age of 18 and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. If so, the inmate’s first parole hearing will be scheduled during his or her 25th year of incarceration. For more information on parole suitability hearings for youth offenders, please visit the Board of Parole Hearings’ Youth Offender Hearing Overview

Monsters Among Us: Curtis Flowers killed 4 people at the furniture store he was fired from; He was tried 6 times and sentenced to death each time

Tardy Furniture victims

Victims
Bertha Tardy, 59 [Tardy Furniture store owner]
Carmen Rigby, 45 [bookkeeper]
Robert Golden, 42 [delivery worker]
Derrick Stewart, 16 [part-time employee]

One crime, six trials and a 30-minute guilty verdict
No 7th trial for Curtis Flowers in quadruple murder
For Curtis Flowers, Mississippi Is Still Burning
Murderpedia: Curtis Giovanni Flowers
Wikipedia: Curtis Flowers
Curtis Giovanni Flowers – Mississippi Death Row
Supreme Court agrees to hear Curtis Flowers appeal
Lawyers seek to question prosecutor in Curtis Flowers’ murder case
In The Dark podcast: Season 2
Friends of Justice: Curtis Flowers
Supreme Court overturns conviction of Curtis Flowers who was tried 6 times for murder, citing racism in jury selection
Curtis Flowers, tried 6 times for murder, moved to county jail

Movies/Documentaries
Wrong Man: Trial and Error
Wrong Man: Death Again

INMATE INFORMATION

ID Number: R2436
Last Name: FLOWERS
First Name: Curtis
Location: MSP
Term: DEATH
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER

Deadly Duo: Lynette LaFontaine-Trujillo and Nicole Garza plotted to kill Nicole’s husband, Jose; Instead, Jose killed Lynette in self defense; Nicole pled guilty to her manslaughter, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

Find-A-Grave: Lynette Marie Lafontaine Trujillo
Suspect in plot to kill attorney dies
Murder Charges Filed as Suspect’s Sister Dies
Sisters’ Alleged Murder Plan Notes Made Public
From Jail and Grave, Sisters in Plot Leave Families Torn
Wife Accused in Murder Plot Considers Plea Bargain
Wife Accused in Murder Plot Pleads No Contest
Garza Sentenced in Plot to Kill Husband
Strickly Personal

Movies/Documentaries
The Killer Closer: Deadly Dessert

Psycho For Love: Vincent Bauer killed his estranged wife, Susan Bauer; Sentenced to life in prison

From Bauer’s appeal: In the early morning hours of March 20, 1996, 5-year-old Jonathan Bauer knocked on the back door of his neighbors’ house in Saint Paul. After being let into the house, Jonathan told his neighbor that something was wrong with his mother, Susan Bauer.   The neighbor’s husband went next door to investigate.

The front door to Ms. Bauer’s house was open and a set of keys was in the outside lock.   Upon entering the house, the neighbor found appellant, Ms. Bauer’s estranged husband, standing in the doorway between the living room and kitchen with appellant’s and Ms. Bauer’s other two children.   He then saw Ms. Bauer, obviously injured or dead, lying on a sofa bed in the living room.   The neighbor called 911 from the phone in Ms. Bauer’s kitchen.   The paramedics arrived at Ms. Bauer’s house shortly thereafter.   After briefly examining Ms. Bauer, they concluded that she was already dead.

Saint Paul police and Dr. Michael McGee, an Assistant Ramsey County Medical Examiner, were called to the scene.   They found Ms. Bauer on the sofa bed in the living room.   A telephone cord and a metal coat hanger had been wrapped tightly around her neck.   In addition to the injuries caused by these ligatures, investigators observed multiple soft tissue injuries on Ms. Bauer’s face, neck, chest, and hands, and an L-shaped abrasion on her left calf.   After conducting an autopsy, Dr. McGee determined that the cause of Ms. Bauer’s death was “[a]sphyxia due to ligature strangulation” and that Ms. Bauer was most likely killed between 10:00 p.m. on March 19 and 12:00 midnight on March 20, 1996.

Appellant did not testify at trial, but in several interviews with police gave his version of the events surrounding Ms. Bauer’s killing.   Appellant and Ms. Bauer began dating in 1984, were married in 1988, and separated in early 1996.   They had three children.   In January 1996, Ms. Bauer filed for and was granted an order for protection prohibiting appellant from having contact with her.   Despite this order, Ms. Bauer willingly continued to have contact with appellant and permitted him to have contact with the children.

Appellant said that he was at Ms. Bauer’s house on the afternoon of March 19, 1996 but left at approximately 2:30 p.m. He said that from there, he went to a dentist’s office in Newport where Ms. Bauer had a dentist appointment.   Appellant stated that from the dentist’s office, he went to a shopping mall in West Saint Paul where he purchased clothes for his children and then went to a bar in North Saint Paul where he played pool until late in the night.   After leaving the bar, he went to the trailer home of a friend in Oakdale, where he was residing.   One of the other tenants of the trailer confirmed that appellant returned there at approximately 12:15 a.m. on March 20.

Appellant said that he went to Ms. Bauer’s house on the morning of March 20 to drop off the clothes he had purchased for his children.   According to appellant, when he arrived at Ms. Bauer’s house he saw the front door open.   Appellant said that he then entered the house and saw Ms. Bauer lying on the sofa bed.   He touched Ms. Bauer’s face to see if she was all right, but found that she was already dead.   Appellant said that he then sent one of his children to the neighbor’s house for help while he got the other children dressed.

When asked if he knew who had killed his wife, appellant told the police that he suspected Quang Tran, the boyfriend of Rebecca Haas, a friend of Ms. Bauer’s.   Appellant suggested that Tran was upset with Ms. Bauer for interfering in Tran’s and Haas’ relationship.

At appellant’s trial, the jury heard of several instances of Tran’s past violent behavior.   Both the defense and the state placed particular emphasis on the events of March 17, 1996, two to three days before Ms. Bauer’s killing.   On that date, Tran called Ms. Bauer’s house several times looking for Haas. When Ms. Bauer informed him that Haas was not there, Tran became angry and threatened to kill both Haas and Ms. Bauer.   Ms. Bauer then called the police, who arrived and took a statement from Ms. Bauer.   Sometime after the phone calls, Haas and her children arrived at Ms. Bauer’s house for dinner.   After dinner, as Haas was preparing to leave, Tran arrived at Ms. Bauer’s house and began smashing the windows of Haas’ car with a hammer.   Ms. Bauer called the police, but Tran fled before they arrived.   Haas gave the police Tran’s address, but Tran was not at home when officers went there to investigate.

According to police records, at 11:45 p.m. that same evening, Ms. Bauer called 911 and reported having just heard a window break in the front of her house.   Police records indicate that an officer was dispatched to Ms. Bauer’s house at 11:53 p.m. and arrived at 11:56 p.m. The officer discovered that a piece of brick with a note attached had been thrown through Ms. Bauer’s window.   The unsigned note read:

My Family not you bisness.   You F**k with me to much time.   My kid say you no have husband no mor So you lonely me and my Friend come F**k you OK? He have long hair you like him. you stay away bich or I F**k you OK. I not joking.

Ms. Bauer said that she suspected Tran had written the note.   The officer attempted to locate Tran at Haas’ house, but Tran was not there.

On the morning of March 20, after discovering Ms. Bauer’s body, the police located Tran and interviewed him in connection with the March 17 brick throwing incident and Ms. Bauer’s killing.   Tran told the officers that he was at work from approximately 11:00 p.m. on March 17 to approximately 7:00 a.m. on March 18.   Tran’s employer verified that computer records from March 17 indicated that Tran’s electronic access card had been used at Tran’s place of employment multiple times during that time period.   As for the evening of Ms. Bauer’s killing, March 19, Tran told the police that he was at home watching videos.

Tran was arrested but was released shortly thereafter because of a lack of evidence.   Prior to releasing Tran, the police obtained a blood sample, searched his residence, and seized his jacket, which appeared to have a small amount of blood on the sleeve.

From Ms. Bauer’s house, the police seized several pieces of evidence including the sheets from the sofa bed, a piece of cardboard that had been lying on or near the sofa bed, and samples of what appeared to be blood from the wall and floor of a bedroom adjoining the room where Ms. Bauer’s body was found.   The police also took samples of what appeared to be blood from several locations on Ms. Bauer’s body.

With appellant’s consent, the police searched his residence and obtained blood, hair, and saliva samples from him.   In appellant’s residence, the police found and seized a pair of men’s underwear with what appeared to be blood on it.   In the course of their investigation the police also seized three leg braces-two for the right leg and one for the left leg-that belonged to appellant.   Appellant had polio as a child and needed the braces to walk.

Tests conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) showed the presence of blood on the piece of cardboard, sheets, wall sample, and floor scraping taken from Ms. Bauer’s house as well as on several swabs from Ms. Bauer’s body.   Tests also confirmed the presence of blood on Tran’s jacket sleeve and on the underwear taken from appellant’s residence.   No blood was discovered on any of the leg braces.

The BCA conducted DNA testing of the blood.   The sample from Tran’s jacket yielded no interpretable results.   DNA from the blood on appellant’s underwear “matched” Ms. Bauer’s DNA profile.   A BCA analyst testified that such a profile occurs in approximately 1 in 339,000 Caucasians.   At least some of the DNA from the samples from Ms. Bauer’s right hand, her left hand, the sheets, the cardboard, and the wall also matched Ms. Bauer’s DNA profile.   Tests indicated that some of these items also contained the blood of a second person.   Neither Tran nor appellant could be positively identified as the source of any of the blood on any of these samples.   According to the BCA, however, Tran, but not appellant, could be excluded as the second source of blood on the sample from Ms. Bauer’s left hand.

Dr. McGee’s autopsy revealed additional evidence linking appellant to Ms. Bauer’s killing.   During the autopsy, Dr. McGee observed and photographed an L-shaped abrasion on Ms. Bauer’s left calf that had been inflicted near the time of Ms. Bauer’s death.   Subsequent to his autopsy, Dr. McGee compared the scaled photograph of this abrasion to the hinges of the right leg braces seized from appellant.   From this comparison, Dr. McGee concluded that the L-shaped abrasion was caused by “either [appellant’s] brace or one of similar configuration and manufacture.”

St. Paul man denies he killed wife as he’s sentenced to life in prison
State of Minnesota v Vincent Stephen Bauer 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
St. Paul man denies he killed wife as he’s sentenced to life in prison (about 1/2 down, within the article)

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Killers Imprint

INMATE INFORMATION

Demographic Information
MNDOC Offender ID: 195884
Name: Vincent Stephen Bauer
Birth Date: 01/25/1962
Current Status: Incarcerated as of 02/03/1998. Currently at MCF Rush City.
Sentence Date: 02/02/1998
Anticipated Release Date: Life – Contact co-records.doc@state.mn.us for release information.
Expiration Date: Life
Caseworker: William Aagaard (320) 358-0510
Current Offense Information
Highest Ranked Offense: Homicide
Court File Number(s): Ramsey – KX971838

Monsters Among Us: Karl Myers killed 2 women, Shawn Marie Williams and Cindy Michelle Marzano; Sentenced to death; Also a suspect in others

Victims
Shawn Marie Williams, 22 [4/16/1993]
Cindy Michelle Marzano, 29 [3/15/1996]
Lori Lee Farmer, 8 [6/13/1977] suspect
Michelle Heather Guse, 9 [6/13/1977] suspect
Doris Denise Milner, 10 [6/13/1977] suspect

From Myers’ appeal: The victim, Cindy Marzano, and Appellant were acquaintances. She left home for work on March 14, 1996, bearing no bruises or wounds on her face or head.   She drove her 1984 silver Chevrolet Impala to work for her 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift.   While at work she spoke to Appellant twice between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and was overheard agreeing to meet Appellant after work.   She checked out at 9:09 p.m. and was seen thereafter at Denny’s restaurant where she and a man remained about thirty (30) minutes.

At 11:51 p.m., Appellant was at a convenience store, where he had been a regular customer, and remained two to two and one-half hours.   He washed his truck while there and told the clerk he had been at a relative’s house.   At 12:30 a.m., Cindy Marzano was found floating face down in the water at the Highway 33 Landing on the navigation channel near the Port of Catoosa.   Her blouse and bra were pulled up and she had bruises on her forehead, upper left arm and neck.   She had cuts on her face and an abrasion between her shoulder blades.   She had bruises on her right thigh and left leg.   These injuries were suffered prior to death.   Asphyxiation was determined to be the cause of death.   DNA testing established that spermatozoa found in her vagina matched Appellant’s DNA.

Appellant first denied that he had seen the victim that night.   He finally admitted talking to the victim that night at her work.   He said they agreed to meet at Denny’s for coffee, and he was home by 11:45 p.m. He denied any physical contact with the victim.   He later admitted to having consensual sex with the victim that night.

Inmate Sidney Byrd testified that Appellant admitted killing two women, and further admitted that (concerning Cindy Marzano) “he was fucking her from behind when he strangled her and she died.”

Find-A-Grave: Shawn Marie Williams
Find-A-Grave: Cindy Michelle Miller Marzano
Hunch Leads to Slaying Suspect’s Arrest
Arrest Puts Light on Unsolved Killings
Myers Found Guilty in Murder of Marzano
Jury convicts man of woman’s death
Karl Lee Myers v State of Oklahoma 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Oklahoma death-row inmate dies of suspected natural causes
Man Convicted Of Broken Arrow Murder Dies In Prison
Murderpedia: Karl Lee Myers
Karl Myers – Oklahoma
The Girl Scout Murders
Girl Scout Murders: 40 years later and new eyes are looking at the notorious case

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Lost Highway

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Karl L. Myers
OK DOC#: 78224
Status: INACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 182 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

Alias
Earl L. Myers

IDs
OK DOC#: 78224
Birth Date: 3/29/1948

Dave Schultz murder 1/26/1996 Newtown Square, PA *John Du Pont shot & killed him in his driveway; Pled guilty but mentally ill, sentenced to 13-30 years in prison*


Dave Schultz

Dave Schultz remembered as a friend to all wrestlers
Remembering The Horrifying Murder Of Wrestler Dave Schultz, 20 Years Later
Du Pont Accused of a Killing Holds Off Police at His Home
Police talk to du Pont, but standoff drags on
Du Pont attorneys challenge insanity rule
Jury picked in murder trial of John du Pont
John du Pont goes on trial in death of star wrestler
Du Pont guilty but mentally ill in Olympic wrestler’s murder
Heir Sentenced Up to 30 Years For Killing of Olympic Wrestler
Justice Story: Millionaire John du Pont kills Olympic wrestling gold medalist David Schultz
The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz
A millionaire madman murdered my Olympic champion brother
Wikipedia: Dave Schultz (wrestling)
Inside Foxcatcher: Widow of slain wrestler Dave Schultz pleased with movie portrayal
Biography: John du Pont
Wikipedia: John du Pont
‘Team Foxcatcher’: Dave Schultz’ widow says John Du Pont stalked family even from jail
John E. du Pont, Heir Who Killed an Olympian, Dies at 72

Books
Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Movies/Documentaries
Team Foxcatcher
30 for 30: The Prince of Pennsylvania
Foxcatcher
Guilty Rich:


John du Pont

Monsters Among Us: Kevin Brian Dowling sentenced to death for killing Jennifer Myers, so she would not testify against him in a robbery case


Jennifer Myers

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Kevin Brian Dowling 2005
Dowling execution stayed
Dowling faces execution next month for 1997 murder
Evidence Photos: ‘Shadow of a Doubt”
Kevin Brian Dowling – Pennsylvania Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Solved: Truth in Shadows
Forensic Files: Shadow of a Doubt
American Monster: The Wrong Man

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Number: DY6243
Name Name Type
KEVIN BRIAN DOWLING Commit Name
Age: 59
Date of Birth: 06/12/1958
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 5′ 11″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: GREENE
Permanent Location: GREENE
Committing County: YORK
Last Updated Time: 9/10/2017 4:00:15 AM

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