Cold Case: Deadly Duo: James Christopher Johnson and Bobby Joe Leonard charged with the murder of Andrea Cincotta

Andrea Cincotta

Find-A-Grave: Andrea Appel Cincotta
Two Charged in 1998 Homicide
She gave a man a computer. Police say her fiance hired him to kill her.
2 men charged in decades-old Arlington homicide
2 men, including fiancé, charged in Virginia woman’s alleged 1998 murder-for-hire death
Virginia Man Pleads Guilty To 1998 Cold Case Murder Of Librarian

James Christopher Johnson –
Bobby Joe Leonard – pled guilty,


Murder In The Family: Chasity West attacked her 2 toddler cousins to scare their mother, killing one, Jarrell Todd Cuyler; Sentenced to LWOP

Jarrell Todd Cuyler, 7
Lindsey Cuyler, 2 (survived)

Jarrell Cuyler obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jarrell Todd Cuyler
Boy killed, sister hurt in attack at home
Second suspect arrested in killing
Woman charged in sibling stabbing
Relative charged in slashing
Third suspect charged in slashing attack of boy
Grandmother pleads for Chasity West’s life
Murder defendant says she loved victims
West found guilty
West’s sentence: Life plus 70 years
Chastity West sentence challenged
State of Connecticut v Chasity West 2005 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Chasity West v Lori Ricks 2010 (habeas corpus denied)
Accomplice in Windsor child’s murder receives 6-year prison term ‘Eloquent statement’ by victim’s mother among factors in light sentence
An affair led to murder when Chastity West slashed at the children of partner Arnold Cuyler with a box cutter
Where is Chasity West Now?

Twisted Love: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Chasity West – convicted, sentenced to LWOP plus 70 years
Alexis Grajales – pled guilty, sentenced to 12 years in prison, 6 years suspended, and probation
Roberto Marquez – ?


Privacky Family Murders: Seth Stephen Privacky killed 5 people at his home for Thanksgiving; Sentenced to LWOP

Stephen Privacky, 50
Linda A. Privacky, 49
John J. Privacky, 78
Jedediah Privacky, 19
April A. Boss, 19

Find-A-Grave: Stephen Charles Privacky
Find-A-Grave: Linda Ann Watts Privacky
Find-A-Grave: John J. Privacky
Find-A-Grave: Jedediah J. “Jed” Privacky
Find-A-Grave: April Anne Boss
18-year-old charged in five family deaths
5 killed in shooting; son, 18, arrested
Two 18-year-olds held in killings of one suspect’s parents, 3 others
The Muskegon Chronicle archives, Nov. 30, 1998: Family slain; son caught, police have no motive in crime
Son confessed to killing family and friend
A timeline of the Privacky murders
Steven Wallace: Not guilty, but other misdeeds led to prison
Murderer killed in prison escape
A Nightmare In Muskegon
State Department of Corrections confirms Muskegon mass murderer Seth Privacky killed during escape attempt at Kinross Correctional Facility
Murderpedia: Seth Stephen Privacky
Wikipedia: Seth Privacky
Find-A-Grave: Seth Stephen Privacky
Question remains 20 years after Thanksgiving family massacre: Why?

Already Gone: The Privacky Family Murders

Seth Stephen Privacky – convicted, sentenced to LWOP, killed in an escape attempt
Steven Clayton Wallace – acquitted at trial (gone on to prison for other offenses)

Monsters Among Us: Bradley Marion Steckman killed 2 women, Barbara Loesch and Dorothy Martin; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

Barbara Loesch, 52 [1/8/1998 Post Falls, ID]
Dorothy Martin, 89 [7/21/1996 Pullman, WA] (no picture)
Gary Loesch, 56 [11/13/1995 Post Falls, ID] (no one charged)
Kristopher Loesch [missing child, 9, now would be an adult]

This is a complicated story, that includes another couple that committed a murder-suicide, and a missing child.
The other persons of interest in Barbara Loesch’s murder was her daughter Tina Loesch, who died in a murder-suicide with her girlfriend, Skye Hanson, the other person of interest.

Find-A-Grave: Barbara Dean Stultz Loesch
Find-A-Grave: Dorothy A Martin
Find-A-Grave: Gary Charles Loesch
Work ensues in Dorothy Martin murder case
Pullman police demonstrate patience pays
Jury trial set for Dorothy Martin murder case
Murderer pleads guilty to 1998 hot tub killing
Women sought in connection with Pullman slaying found dead
Suspects in 1998 Hot Tub Murder Found Dead After TV Profile on Case
Man Hopes TV Show Can Help Solve Cold Case Murder
Suspects found dead in Arizona: TV show featured ’98 Post Falls killing
Suspects in 1998 hot tub murder found dead
Women had been in Arizona for years
Gary Loesch murder 11/1995 Post Falls, ID *Persons of interest, Tina Loesch & Skye Hanson, die in a murder-suicide*
Q6 Cold Case: “Murder, Love and Money”
Teen Missing After Decade-Long Manhunt for Mom Ends in Suicide

Deadly Sins: Greed
AMW: Tina Loesch
AMW: Skye Marie Hanson

Bradley Steckman – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, died in prison 4/12/2012
Tina Loesch committed murder-suicide
Skye Hanson committed murder-suicide

Tina Loesch and Skye Hanson


Serial Killer: Robert Fry – killed at least 4 people – Sentenced to life in prison

Joseph Fleming, 25 [11/29/1996]
Matthew Trecker, 18 [11/29/1996]
Donald Tsosie, 41 [4/01/1998] (no picture)
Betty Jean Lee, 36 [6/09/2000]

Find-A-Grave: Joseph Aaron Fleming
Find-A-Grave: Matthew Carlos Trecker
NM Survivors of Homicide, Inc. – In Loving Memory Of…Matthew C. Frank Trecker
Find-A-Grave: Donald Tsosie
New Mexico Death Row: Robert Fry
Serial killer Robert Fry’s conviction upheld
Court Upholds Death Sentence Given To Robert Fry
Man resentenced to life in prison in 1994 killing
Killer walks halls as execution stalled
Profile: Robert Fry
New Mexico Death Row: Robert Fry
Serial killer Robert Fry’s conviction upheld
Court Upholds Death Sentence Given To Robert Fry
Robert Fry: How One Thanksgiving Night Kicked Off A Four-Year Murder Spree
Convicted murders have death sentence vacated by NM Supreme Court

Monster Slayer

Forensic Files: Four on the Floor
Locup: Inside the Penitentiary of New Mexico
MSNBC Lockup


Monsters Among Us: Terebea Williams was convicted of carjacking, kidnapping and killing Kevin “John” Ruska Jr.; Sentenced to 84 years to life in prison; *Released from prison after19 years (not 84) due to Coronavirus – JUSTICE DENIED for the victim and his family*

Kevin “John” Ruska Jr

This is outrageous! She was sentenced to 84 years to life in prison, meaning that she was supposed to serve 84 years before being able to apply for parole. Personally, I do not believe that any violent inmate should be released due to COVID19. Especially killers. They forfeited the right to get any special consideration. This killer already had her habeas corpus denied, so this should not have even been a consideration. I feel so horrible for Kevin “John” Ruska Jr. family. They are not taking it well, and I wouldn’t either.

Find-A-Grave: Kevin John Ruska
Convicted Murderer Serving 84-Years-To-Life In Prison, Terebea Williams, Released Over Coronavirus Fears
Woman who left man to die in Davis motel released from prison decades early due to COVID-19 concerns
Woman who left ex to die in 1998 gets parole
Sister of murdered California man responds to convicted killer’s early release: ‘Absolutely devastating’
Williams v Jacquez 2011 (habeas corpus denied)
Terebea Jean Williams v Deborah Jacquez 2012 (denial of habeas corpus affirmed)


ID Number W91512
Custody Status Date Jul 30, 2020 08:01 AM PDT
Custody Status Out of Custody
Custody Detail Paroled

Book Date Aug 28, 2001 12:00 AM PDT

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283
(877) 256-6877

Parents Gone Wild! Heidi Anfinson drowned her son, Jacob, during a bout of post-partum depression.

Jacob Anfinson

Jacob Michael Hoffbauer Anfinson obituary
Timeline of the Heidi Anfinson Case – 1998 to 2002
Heidi Ann Anfinson v State of Iowa 2008 [conviction reversed – new trial ordered]
Heidi Anfinson granted parole
Iowa Mom Convicted In Baby’s Death Granted Parole
Parole Granted: Des Moines Mother Set Free
Prison Release: Heidi Anfinson Released
Heidi Anfinson released from prison
Michael Anfinson obituary
A Message from Heidi Anfinson Jacob’s Mother

Did Heidi Anfinson murder her baby?“>Dateline: Did Heidi Anfinson murder her baby?
Oprah: Postpartum Depression

Heidi Anfinson

Cold Case: Todd Barket stabbed and beat 68-year-old Sondra Better in 1998 in the Lu Shay’s Consignment Store; Sentenced to life in prison

Sondra Better

Clerk’s killer likely lived nearby, FDLE says
Delray Beach police announce arrest in 1998 cold case murder
Background check leads to arrest in 1998 Delray Beach murder
For 20 years, no one suspected a Brandon man in a Delray Beach murder case. Then he applied for a job.
Trial begins in 1998 murder of woman at Delray consignment shop
‘Blood can tell a compelling story, even 21 years later.’ Trial begins in cold-case murder.
Man found guilty in cold case murder in Delray Beach
‘We prayed this day would come.’ Man gets life for 1998 cold-case murder of Delray shop employee
Killer linked to cold-case Florida murder through fingerprint background check for job gets life
Man tied to 1998 murder cold case gets life in prison
Todd Barket Sentenced to Life in Prison in 1998 FL Slaying of Sondra Better


Offender Name: BARKET, TODD
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 51
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 0506644
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 01/08/1968
Additional Information:

Psycho For Love: Donald Bohana killed girlfriend, Delores “Dee Dee” Jackson, when she refused to get money from the Jackson Family to help him out of bankruptcy

From Bohana’s appeal: In 1994 appellant was dating Delores Jackson. On the night of August 26, 1994, Jackson arrived at appellant’s house for a late dinner. At 3:34 a.m. on August 27, appellant called 911 to report that “someone fell in my pool” and was “drowning.” Paramedics arrived at the house seven or eight minutes later and found appellant kneeling near Jackson. They were both nude. Jackson was lying on her back, with her head and neck propped up against a tree several yards away from the pool. She was not breathing and had no heart beat. Although the area underneath Jackson was wet, her skin was dry and cool to the touch, and her long hair was damp rather than wet. Jackson expelled a large amount of water and alcohol when a paramedic administered the first CPR compression. This indicated to the paramedic that no prior attempts had been made to resuscitate Jackson.

Paramedics remained at appellant’s house for about 30 minutes as they attempted, unsuccessfully, to revive Jackson. During this period, appellant went into the house to dress. He made at least two telephone calls before the ambulance left to take Jackson to the hospital. One of the paramedics testified that appellant had a “lost” expression on his face, appeared to be in a state of disbelief about what had happened, and seemed concerned about Jackson. Two others described appellant as nonchalant and unemotional.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrived at appellant’s home about 4:05 a.m. One deputy opined that appellant was drunk and described his demeanor as “belligerent and uncooperative.” Another testified that appellant did not appear to be intoxicated and that he was “dazed” and “withdrawn.” Appellant would not answer questions posed by the deputies but made telephone calls to family members during which he appeared to have no difficulty communicating.

About 7:45 a.m., appellant described the events preceding Jackson’s death to homicide detective David Watkins. According to appellant, Jackson arrived at his home about 10:30 p.m. They drank alcohol, talked, listened to music and danced for some time before disrobing and getting into the jacuzzi. They spent somewhere between 20 to 40 minutes in the jacuzzi and then swam to the deep end of appellant’s backyard swimming pool. Appellant eventually got out of the water and sat at a table while Jackson continued swimming. [84 Cal. App. 4th 365]

After Jackson swam to the deep end of the pool, she touched the pool light and turned to swim back toward the jacuzzi. Appellant noticed that Jackson was struggling under the water. He dove in to help her but she resisted. He was not able to bring her to the surface. Appellant got out of the water and retrieved a pool pole. He extended the pole to Jackson, so she could grab it. She did not. Appellant realized the pole was too short and dropped it in the water. He got another, longer pole with a leaf net attached to the end. Appellant tried to get Jackson to grab this pole, but she did not. At this point, appellant called 911. After giving his address, he ran back outside.

Appellant noticed that Jackson was no longer moving and was motionless at the bottom of the pool. He dove in again, put his hands underneath her arms, picked her up so that she was facing him, and swam to the surface of the water. Appellant placed Jackson on the deep-end deck. He did not describe how he got Jackson’s body out of the deep end of the pool. In that part of the pool, the water is eight feet, seven inches deep.

After appellant placed Jackson on the deck, he rolled her onto her stomach and pushed on her lower back in an effort to resuscitate her. When that failed, he rolled her on her back and applied pressure to her stomach. He also put his mouth on hers and tried to suck the water out of her lungs. Appellant was trying to resuscitate Jackson when the paramedics arrived. He did not answer their questions because he was “frightened.” Appellant said Jackson was a strong swimmer and had no idea why she drowned.

Dee Dee Jackson Foundation
Boyfriend Accused in Death of Tito Jackson’s Ex
Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Delores Jackson
Man Sentenced in Killing of Tito Jackson’s Ex-Wife
Killer of Jackson 5 ex-wife gets 15 years to life in prison
People of the State of California v Donald James Bohana 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Donald J Bohana website


CDCR#: P22798
Age: 81
Admission Date: 12/17/1998
Current Location: Men’s Colony

Charles Kenneth Maness murder 12/27/1998 Oxford, MS *James Ray Sanders pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

Find-A-Grave: Charles Kenneth Maness
Authorities investigate weekend shooting motive
James R. Sanders v State of Mississippi 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
James Ray Sanders v State of Mississippi 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Escaped Parchman prisoner has Lafayette County ties
2 ‘armed and dangerous’ inmates escape Parchman
Two Inmates, Including Murderer, Escape Mississippi Prison


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