Deadly Duo: Lucille Duncan and Gerald Duncan killed James Pruitt; Both sentenced to life in prison


James Pruitt

Daughter says Pruitt was lured
Son says murder planned
Guilty verdict in local murder
Woman serving life without parole for 2003 Boone County murder seeks release
Woman challenges incarceration for 2003 murder case
Lucille Faith Duncan v Alana Boyles, Warden
TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Lucille Duncan

Defendants
Lucille Faith Duncan – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Gerald Alan Duncan – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 360564
Offender Name Lucille F Duncan
Race White
Sex Female
Date of Birth 09/10/1966
Height/Weight 5’3″ / 134
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Green
Assigned Location Chillicothe Correctional Center
Address 3151 Litton Road, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Assigned Officer Phone Number (660) 646-4032
Sentence Summary Life Without Parole, (20 YRS CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Lucy F Duncan; Lucille Old; Lucy Duncan; Lucille Duncan; Lucille F Duncan; Lucille Faith Duncan

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DOC ID 1097466
Offender Name Gerald Alan Duncan
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/23/1961
Height/Weight 5’11” / 184
Hair/Eyes Gray/Partially Gray / Hazel
Assigned Location South Central Correctional Center
Address 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65542
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 674-4470
Sentence Summary Life (2, Life, 10cc)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE
Completed Offenses ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION; POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-FELONY
Aliases Gerald A Duncan; Alan Duncan; Gerald Alan Duncan

Who gets the family farm? Joshua, who worked all his life for it, or a developer? It is up to Mom…

Townsfolk stand behind the accused
Farmington couple featured on new ‘Love Kills’ series on Investigation Discovery Channel
‘Love Kills’ TV episode based on 2003 Farmington crime story
Knee Deep

Movies/Documentaries
Knee Deep
Love Kills: It Was All A Big Fantasy

Defendants
Joshua Osborne – pled guilty to reckless conduct, sentenced to 5 years in prison, released after 2 years
Donna Enman – pled guilty to hindering prosecution, sentenced to 5 years in prison, released after 2 years

Monsters Among Us: Roman Cruz Urista Jr charged with the rape and murder of 81-year-old Betty Payne

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Betty Payne

Murder has Marion residents concerned
Police: Serial rapist arrested; connected to 2003 murder in Marion
Police arrest man in connection to 13 year old murder case
Marion Police use DNA to solve 2003 murder case
Police: Serial rapist arrested in 13-year-old murder case
Rape and Murder Case Closed After 13 Years of Waiting
Man arrested 13 years after brutal murder, rape of elderly woman in Marion
Hamilton man accused in Indiana murder may be linked to other crimes

INMATE INFORMATION

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InmateID: 32861
Last Name: URISTA JR.
First Name: ROMAN
Middle Name: C.
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 10/30/1955
Race: H
Hair: GR
Eyes: BR
Height: 5′ 07″
Weight (lbs): 160
Address: 424 S TWELFTH ST
HAMILTON OH 45011
Arrest Date: 11/29/2016
Arrest Time: 02:00 PM
Arrest Agency: IN0270000
Expected Release Date:

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Monsters Among Us: Milton Gobert killed Mel Kernena Cotton; Sentenced to death

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Mel “Nina” Cotton with her son, Demetrius

Find-A-Grave: Mel Kernena Cotton
After years of delays, capital murder trial begins today
11-year-old testifies about night he and mom were attacked
Gobert convicted of capital murder
Victim’s mother heads to Austin
Jury instructions
Former Abilenian sentenced to death
Jury sentences murderer of Wichitan Mel Cotton to death
Defiant Gobert gets capital punishment
Court upholds death sentence in brutal Austin murder
Milton Dwayne Gobert – Texas Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
The Mind of a Murderer: Blind Rage

INMATE INFORMATION

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SID Number: 04496698
TDCJ Number: 00999554
Name: GOBERT,MILTON DWAYNE
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-11-02
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

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Deadly Wives: Darlene Spears killed her husband, Alvin Lee Spears for the insurance money; Sentenced to LWOP

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Wife arrested in husband’s slaying: Insurance would benefit wife about 1/2 way down
Woman found guilty of killing husband
Woman receives life in husband’s slaying
Woman gets life for her part in husband’s death

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Cash In

INMATE INFORMATION

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SPEARS, DARLENE A
Name: SPEARS, DARLENE A
Age: 42
Ethnicity: BLACK
Gender: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 06″
Weight: 115
DOC Number: 131779
Est. Parole Eligibility Date:
Next Parole Hearing Date:
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 12/31/9998
Current Facility Assignment: DENVER WOMENS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

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Cold Case: Shameka Wright and Jared ‘Lewis’ Womack murder 8/1/2003 Springfield, IL *Both shot to death in a robbery at a relative’s home; No suspects yet*

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Shameka Wright and Jared ‘Lewis’ Womack

Cold case of double murder
Dave Bakke: Cold cases, missing people are Grace’s mission
Families Still in Mourning, A Decade Later
Springfield Police Looking To Solve Double Murder 14 Years Ago

Deadly Women: Maria Catabay set up a robbery to get a letter back confessing to embezzlement from Paul Jarrett; It went wrong and he & his son, Gregg, were killed

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Gregg Alan Jarrett and Dr. Paul Jarrett

Miami Man Gets 30 Years for Slaying of Doctor and Son
Killer of Coral Gables doctor and son gets 30 years in prison
Jose Barco Sentenced to LWOP in 2003 FL Double Murder
Florida woman gets 30 years in doc’s death
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/miami-dade/sfl-mh-jarrett-killings-sentence-20160108-story.html

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall Checks and Balances
Deadly Sins: Miami Con & Swindle
Living a Nightmare: The Good Doctor

Defendants
Juan Carlos Fernandez – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Maria Catabay – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Jose Barco – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Juan Carlos Fernandez

DC Number: B14483
Name: FERNANDEZ, JUAN C
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/09/1970
Initial Receipt Date: 01/22/2016
Current Facility: SANTA ROSA ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 12/07/2033

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INMATE INFORMATION

Maria Catabay

DC Number: 453972
Name: CATABAY, MARIA C
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/01/1964
Initial Receipt Date: 07/02/2009
Current Facility: HOMESTEAD C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE

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INMATE INFORMATION

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DC Number: B08006
Name: BARCO, JOSE M
Race: HISPANIC
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/29/1946
Initial Receipt Date: 01/22/2010
Current Facility: OKALOOSA C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

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Deadly Wives: Suzanne Lucy Schoff had her ex-husband, Frank Schoff III, killed on the last day she had custody of their children

Frank Schoff IIIFrom Suzanne Schoff’s appeal: Appellant and Husband had one child (“Son”) and lived in Baltimore, Maryland during their marriage.   After separating, Appellant made several attempts to disrupt court-ordered custody arrangements by lodging multiple complaints against Husband with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (“DSS”).  Appellant alleged Husband was sexually molesting Son during authorized visits.   DSS investigators could not substantiate Appellant’s claims by evidence available or found no evidence existed to support the allegations.   On January 17, 2003, Husband filed a motion for sole legal and physical custody of Son, which the court in Baltimore granted on July 7, 2003.

Appellant and her mother (“Mother”) began plotting the murder of Husband.   Appellant’s desire to have Husband killed was apparently motivated by her anger over their custody battle and her impending loss of control over Son. Appellant and Mother solicited three successive individuals, Robert Atkinson, Victor Tyrell, and James Gilmore, to carry out the murder on Appellant’s behalf.   Appellant and Mother told each of them about the alleged sexual abuse, and that they wanted Husband killed to prevent him from gaining custody of Son. They indicated Appellant was desperate to the point she might hurt herself and/or her children if Husband was not killed.   At various times, Appellant and Mother provided cash, bail money, intimate relationships, room and board, and other favors in exchange for the anticipated assistance.   All three men led Appellant to believe they would assist her, but none of them brought the plan to fruition.

Appellant and Mother then approached Terry Wingler (“Wingler”) to kill Husband.   Wingler and Appellant had a daughter from a brief earlier relationship.   Wingler believed Husband was sexually abusing Son, and that Appellant might hurt herself and/or the children over the custody battle.   Wingler agreed to do the killing, apparently driven by his feelings for Appellant and concern for the children.   Wingler expressed no independent, personal desire to kill Husband.   In fact, they had been childhood friends.

Appellant and Mother coordinated the details of the killing and relayed them to Wingler.   Appellant helped arrange for Wingler to pick up his gun, which Appellant’s uncle had been storing in his home in Virginia.   Appellant drove Wingler from Maryland to Husband’s auto body shop in Pennsylvania to familiarize Wingler with the area.   Mother provided Wingler with a box of bullets for the gun.   Appellant rented a gold-colored car for Wingler so his own vehicle would not be recognized.

On the eve of the killing, Appellant and Wingler stayed in a Baltimore motel with the children.   On August 6, 2002, Wingler left the motel early in the morning with a .32 caliber semiautomatic gun, ski mask, gloves and a sweater, and drove to Pennsylvania in the rental car for the sole purpose of killing Husband.   Around 2:00 p.m., he parked in front of Husband’s auto shop.   Wingler approached Husband, as he worked on a car, and shot him seven times with the .32 caliber semiautomatic gun.   Husband’s girlfriend heard the shots and ran to help him.   Husband died at the scene from fatal gunshot wounds to the torso.   A witness from across the street also heard the shots and observed the shooter, wearing a ski mask, enter the gold-colored vehicle.   After the shooting, Wingler disposed of the weapon, ski mask, gloves, and sweater in a wooded area near the auto shop.   Wingler killed Husband just a few days before Husband was to gain full custody of Son.

dv awarenessWingler maintained contact with Appellant both before and after killing Husband, when he told Appellant “the job” was done.   Wingler drove back to Baltimore and arranged to meet Appellant so she could return the rental car.   Wingler then drove to a Baltimore hospital to receive care for an injured back.   Appellant, Mother, and the children met Wingler at the hospital and proceeded to a Bob Evans restaurant.   There, officers from the Baltimore City Police Department approached the group and asked to speak with them.   Appellant, Mother, Wingler, and the children accompanied the detectives to the Baltimore City Homicide Unit.

Appellant, Mother and Wingler were subsequently arrested and charged with the murder.3  Wingler ultimately confessed to killing Husband, and entered a plea agreement by which he pled guilty to third-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in exchange for his testimony at Appellant’s trial.   Commonwealth witnesses also included the individuals who heard the shots fired, the individuals Appellant had originally solicited for the killing, the DSS social worker, and the police officer who had investigated the sex abuse allegations.   The Commonwealth also presented detailed testimony from a Sprint witness as to length of the cellular phone calls between Appellant and Wingler on the date of the killing as well as the cell tower locations.   On August 31, 2004, the jury convicted Appellant of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.   On October 15, 2004, the court sentenced Appellant to life imprisonment without parole.  

City duo charged in Pa. shooting
Woman killed husband (scroll down)
Woman convicted of custody-battle murder
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Suzanne Schoff 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Suzanne Schoff

Defendants
Suzanne Lucy Schoff – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Terry Allen Wingler Jr – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Lucy Mariner –

INMATE INFORMATION

Suzanne Schoff

Alias: SCHOFF, SUZANNE MARINER
Offender Name: SCHOFF, SUZANNE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 40
Location: SCI Muncy
Race: White
Contact Facility: PA Department of Corrections
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INMATE INFORMATION

Terry Wingler

Alias: WINGLER, TERRY ALLEN
Offender Name: WINGLER, TERRY A
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 42
Location: SCI Huntingdon
Race: White
Contact Facility: PA Department of Corrections
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Deadly Duo: Blaine Norris and Brian Trimble conspired and killed Brian’s wife, Randi, for the insurance money to be able to make a horror movie

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Randi Trimble
Randi Lee Trimble

Memorial Book: In Loving Memory of Randi Lee Trimble
Randi’s House of Angels
Facebook: Randi’s House of Angels
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties: Randi Lee Trimble
Randi Trimble, killed by husband in failed movie-making effort: notorious murders
Movie maker held in hit-man slaying of co-worker’s wife
Horror-movie director pleads guilty in murder-for-hire
Trial court to reconsider Trimble guilty plea appeal
Court allows Trimble appeal
Notorious Pa. Murders: Brian Trimble and Blaine Norris, 2003
Blaine Norris, convicted killer of midstate resident Randi Trimble, focus of Biography Channel documentary
How a slasher movie spawned a real-life horror
Through Hike: A Ghost Story
Mother of murder victim still helping others 12 years later
Murder mystery
Excerpt from “‘Till Death Do Us Part: Love, Marriage, and the Mind of the Killer Spouse”
The Coldest Night In January
Horror and Real Life: A Look At How True Events Influence Violence In Cinemajujujujujujujujujujujujujujujujkk
Slaying victim’s mom blasts Investigation Discovery for show about Cumberland County murder

Books
‘Till Death Do Us Part: Love, Marriage, and the Mind of the Killer Spouse

Movies/Documentaries
Bio: Deadly Ambition (you can watch it here)
American Monster: Appalachian Horror Film
Rough Cut: The Murder of Randi Trimble

Defendants
Brian Trimble – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Blaine Norris – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Brian Trimble

Inmate Number: FT4455
Name Name Type
BRI TRIMBLE Also Known As
BRIAN THOMAS TRIMBLE Commit Name
Age: 41
Date of Birth: 09/15/1975
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 5′ 10″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: SMITHFIELD
Permanent Location: SMITHFIELD
Committing County: CUMBERLAND
Last Updated Time: 6/3/2017 4:00:14 AM

INMATE INFORMATION

Blaine Norris

Inmate Number: FT0466
Name Name Type
BLAINE MASON NORRIS Commit Name
Age: 38
Date of Birth: 11/08/1977
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 5′ 09″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: SOMERSET
Permanent Location: SOMERSET
Committing County: CUMBERLAND
Last Updated Time: 6/8/2016 4:00:15 AM

Monsters Among Us: Edmonds Tennent Brown IV stalked, raped and killed Mary Lynn Witherspoon; Sentenced to life in prison

Mary Lynn Witherspoon
Mary Lynn Witherspoon

*Update* Edmonds Tennen Brown now wants to have a sex change operation. The state won’t pay for it as it is against state law.

Find-A-Grave: Mary Lynn Witherspoon
Life in prison
The murder of a lovely teacher
Man Kills Women For Identity
Fatal Attraction
Excerpt from “South Carolina Killers: Crimes of Passion”
South Carolina inmate convicted in killing seeks sex change
Convicted SC murderer wants state to pay for sex change
Wikipedia: Mary Lynn Witherspoon

Books
South Carolina Killers: Crimes of Passion

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Fatal Attraction (you can watch it here)
Obsession: Dark Desires: There’s Something About Mary Lynn

INMATE INFORMATION

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