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Psycho For Love: Dennis Michael Salerno killed his estranged wife, Michelle Rizzi, and his lover, Larry McClanahan; Sentenced to life in prison

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Michelle Rizzi and Larry McClanahan

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Margaret Rizzi
Salerno accused of murder
Salerno arraigned for murder charges
Truck-stop killer on trial
Michigan waits for accused killer’s arrival in state to face charges (part 1)
Michigan (scroll up) (part 2)
Prosecutor: Salerno killed wife to hide lifestyle
Salerno convicted of murdering wife
Court TV to re-examine area slaying
Remembering victims
Transcript Forensic Files

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Sole Survivor
Forbidden: Dying for Love: Married With Secrets

Defendants
Dennis Michael Salerno – convicted of both murders; sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in Ohio for Larry McClanahan’s murder (can apply for parole in 2022); Then he must serve life in prison for Michelle Rizzi Salerno’s murder

INMATE INFORMATION

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DENNIS MICHAEL SALERNO
Number: A412224
DOB: 07/06/1970
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 05/18/2001
Institution: Marion Correctional Institution
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
ESCAPE
Counts: 1
ORC: 2921.34 4
Committing County: Wood
Admission Date: 05/18/2001
Degree of Felony: Second

AGG MURDER
Counts: 1
ORC: 2903.01 4
Committing County: Wood
Admission Date: 05/18/2001
Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Stated Prison Term: 2 years
Expiration Stated Term: 09/23/2022
Mandatory Sentence: 20 years
Indefinite Sentence Min: 20 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: August, 2022
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: FIRST HEARING/

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Psycho For Love: James Bottomley killed his girlfriend, Marietta Cordero Birbilis over a cancelled date; Sentenced to 40 years to life in prison

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Attorney convicted of killing client/lover resigns from bar
Former attorney to serve 40 years to life for girlfriend’s murder
Attorney convicted of murder faces civil trial
James Bottomley v James Tilton 2008 (habeas corpus denied)
‘Self-absorbed murderer’ writes a book

Books
Free Fall from Grace: A Lawyer’s Mental Illness, Murder Trial and Imprisonment

Movies/Documentaries
Forbidden: Dying for Love: Laws of Attraction

INMATE INFORMATION

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Inmate Name: BOTOMLEY, JAMES CANDEE
CDCR#: T20905
Age: 68
Admission Date: 07/09/2001
Current Location: San Quentin

Monsters Among Us: Joseph C. Palczynski went on a killing spree and kidnapped his ex-girlfriend after she left him

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Victims
George Shenk, 49
Gloria Shenk, 50
David Meyers, 42
Tracy Whitehead, 20 (survived)
Jenifer McDonel, 36
William Louis Terrell (survived)

The Palczynski standoff: 10 years later
Victim’s Plea: ‘Please Don’t Kill Me, Joby, Please’
The tale of Joseph Palczynski’s victims
Joe Palczynski: A Legacy Of Pain
Murderpedia: Joseph C. Palczynski
Hostage-taker was shot 27 times, autopsy shows

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Joseph C. Palczynski

Monsters Among Us: Rodney L. Donelson killed 2 women in the apartment complex where he worked; Sentenced to LWOP

remember-the-victimsDefendant worked at the daycare where Scott worked, and Defendant’s brother lived in the apartment below Scott’s apartment. Although police investigators questioned Defendant about Scott’s death approximately two months after her body was found, Defendant stated that he did not know anything about the murder. However, Defendant told investigators that he had been in Scott’s apartment to repair a VCR three days prior to her murder. Defendant told investigators that he might have left a bag of clothes in Scott’s apartment, including a pair of white boxer shorts. Defendant claimed that he left the clothes there because he liked to flirt with women at the daycare center and he wanted to look clean. Defendant then changed his story and said that he had been in Scott’s apartment on the night of her murder and that they were preparing to engage in sex when they heard a car door slam. Scott suspected her boyfriend was there, so Defendant gathered his clothes, ran down the rear stairs into his brother’s apartment, and left the building. Defendant’s brother, however, denied that Defendant was in his apartment on the night of the murder. When investigators confronted Defendant with his brother’s denial about Defendant’s whereabouts, Defendant subsequently changed his story again and claimed he had been at Scott’s apartment to repair a VCR.

In September 2005, Defendant was living in an apartment above the apartment of Barbara Hampton (Hampton). On September 14, 2005, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Hampton was having a telephone conversation with her daughter. Hampton interrupted the conversation to answer a knock at the door, then told her daughter that Defendant was there and wanted to use Hampton’s telephone to make a call. Hampton ended the call with her daughter.

The following day, Hampton was found dead in her apartment. She was lying on the bedroom floor with a gag tied around her mouth. Hampton’s dress and slip were pushed up, and her underwear had been removed and left near her feet. Hampton had sustained an injury to her vaginal area. Several bottles were located near Hampton’s body: dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, and an empty bottle of isopropyl alcohol. Near Hampton’s body, police investigators found the cap from the bottle of isopropyl alcohol, dried liquids and powders, a kitchen knife, and a telephone cord. An autopsy revealed that Hampton died from suffocation caused by the gag pushing her tongue back so that it blocked her airway. The autopsy also showed that Hampton had sustained a fresh injury to her vaginal area that could have been caused by a sharp object or by something stretching the tissue. Blood was found on Hampton’s slip, on a pillowcase, and on the cap from the bottle of isopropyl alcohol. DNA tests revealed that Defendant was the source of the majority of DNA found in the blood on the bottle cap. Defendant’s DNA also was found in some of the blood stains on the pillowcase. Trace amounts of DNA consistent with Defendant’s DNA was found on telephone cord and on Hampton’s slip.

Victims
Cassandra Scott, 24 [2000]
Barbara Hampton, 54 [2005]

Man simultaneously convicted of separate St. Louis murders
State of Missouri v Rodney Donelson 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC ID 1212123
Offender Name Rodney Donelson
Race Black
Sex Male
Date of Birth 10/24/1971
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 220
Hair/Eyes Black / Brown
Assigned Location Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
Address 2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 358-5516
Sentence Summary Life W/O {life W/O, Life W/O CS}
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Rodney Lamont Donaldson; Rodney Lamont Donelson; Rodney L Donelson; Rodney L Donaldson; Rodney Donelson

Monsters Among Us: Achim Josef Marino killed Nancy DePriest, but let 2 innocent men go to prison before confessing

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Nancy DePriest

Lethal Rejection
The Framing of Christopher Ochoa and Richard Danziger
Texas Inmate’s Confession Slips Through the Cracks
Mother of murder victim says exonerations revealed a broken system
Man Convicted of Murder Freed After DNA Test
DNA evidence exonerates two Texas inmates imprisoned since 1988
Innocence Project: Richard Danziger
Innocence Project: Christopher Ochoa
Freed Man Gives Lesson on False Confessions

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Forever Hold Your Peace
Shadow of Doubt: Right Place, Wrong Time
I Didn’t Do It: Nancy DePriest Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 02354339
TDCJ Number: 00573514
Name: MARINO,ACHIM JOSEF
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1959-03-12
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: ROBERTSON
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2025-11-04
Next Parole Review Date 11/04/2025

Monsters Among Us: John Michael Baker killed Shannon Stewart Roberts then buried him in the Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend Park murder suspect flees from RCJ
Escapee from Tex. Jail Turns Self In
RCJ escapee turns self in near Abilene
San Antonio man sentenced to prison for murder
San Antonio man sentenced for murder in Big Bend National Park

Books
Death in Big Bend (one chapter is about this murder)

Movies/Documentaries
Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil: Death Wish

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN MICHAEL BAKER
Register Number: 39138-180
Age: 37
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Seagoville FCI
Release Date: 09/08/2018

Serial Killer: Reinaldo Javier Rivera killed 4 women; Sentenced to death

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Victims
Melissa Faye Dingess, 17 [7/1999]
Tiffaney Shereese Wilson, 19 [12/4/1999]
Tabitha Leigh Bosdell, 17 [6/1/2000]
Sergeant Marni Glista, 21 [9/9/2000]

Find-A-Grave: Melissa Faye Spicer Dingess
Find-A-Grave: Tabitha Leigh Bosdell
Find-A-Grave: Marni Marie Perius Glista
Suspect hid in ordinary life
Testimony opens Rivera trial
Jury hears serial killer’s details of 4 murders GA
N. Augusta man sentenced to death for 1 of 4 murder charges
Serial killer Reinaldo Rivera claims innocence in 2 slayings
Augusta-area serial killer claims he’s innocent of murdering two women
Serial Killers Podcast: Reinaldo Rivera
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Reinaldo Rivera
Murderpedia: Reinaldo Javier Rivera
Reinaldo Javier Rivera – Georgia Death Row
Reinaldo Javier Rivera v State of Georgia 2007 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Rivera, Reinaldob Javier

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: RIVERA, REINALDO JAVIER
GDC ID: 0001155294

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1963
RACE: UNKNOWN
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 240
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. RIVERA,REINALDO JAVIER

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 544210
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: RICHMOND COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 09/04/2000
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 02/20/2004
INCARCERATION END: ACT

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