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News Archive: Tara Grinstead murder

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Tara Grinstead

Missing: Tara Grinstead since 10/22/2005 from Ocilla, GA
Update: Missing/Murdered Teacher Tara Grinstead *Former student, Ryan Alexander Duke, charged with her murder*

Movies/Documentaries
Beauty Queen Murders: Stolen Promise
48 Hours: Stolen Beauty
Disappered: The Beauty Queen Mystery
Dateline: What happened to Tara Grinstead?

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Ryan Alexander Duke

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Update: Missing/Murdered Teacher Tara Grinstead *Former student, Ryan Alexander Duke, charged with her murder*

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Tara Grinstead

News Archive: Tara Grinstead murder
A Break in the Case: Arrest made in death, disappearance of Tara Grinstead
Man arrested in connection with 2005 disappearance of Georgia teacher
Man charged with murder in long-baffling Tara Grinstead disappearance
Tara Grinstead: Ex-student accused of murdering missing Georgia teacher
Former student charged with killing Tara Grinstead
Suspected Tara Grinstead killer appears in court
Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of long-missing teacher
Tara Grinstead was killed during a burglary at her home, warrants say

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article134598734.html#storylink=cpy

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Ryan Alexander Duke

Monsters Among Us: Johnny Lee Williams Jr raped and killed Megan LeAnn Holden; Sentenced to life in prison

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Megan LeAnn Holden

Find-A-Grave: Megan LeAnn Holden
Megan Holden Case Jan. 20, 2005
Kidnap Victim’s Body Is Found
Ex-Marine Held In Clerk’s Death
Johnny Lee Williams Back In East Texas
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in clerk’s murder
Coverage Of The Megan Holden Abduction
Defendant pleads guilty in Tyler clerk’s abduction and murder
Ex-Marine pleads guilty in Tyler clerk’s death
Johnny Lee Williams Receives Consecutive Life Sentences
Megan Holden: What Really Happened?
Megan Holden – TX

Movies/Documentaries
See No Evil: All Eyes On Megan

INMATE INFORMATION

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SID Number: 07115155
TDCJ Number: 01309274
Name: WILLIAMS,JOHNNY LEE JR
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1980-10-01
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2035-02-02

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Monsters Among Us: Convicted sex offender Roger Paul Bentley kidnapped, raped, and killed 10-year-old Jetseta Marrie Gage; Sentenced to LWOP

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Jetseta Marrie Gage

Jetseta Marrie Gage obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jetseta Marrie Gage
In The Arms Of The Angels…Jetseta Marrie Gage
Jetseta Gage murder and abuse cases timeline
Suspected Child Abductor in Police Custody
Sex Offender Charged in Iowa Girl’s Death
Attorneys seek new court in kidnapping, murder trial
Bentley murder trial features day of grisly images
Jurors learn about events on day Gage disappeared
Testimony in Roger Bentley trial shifts to evidence
Roger Bentley found guilty of murder, kidnapping of 10-year-old Jetseta Gage
Judge calls crime most despicable he’s seen
Roger Bentley sentenced to life in prison
Five-year anniversary of Jetseta Gage murder
Wikipedia: Jetseta Gage
IA – Jetseta Gage, 10, abducted & murdered, Cedar Rapids, 24 March 2005
Man Convicted of Raping, Killing 10-Year-Old Girl Protests Removal of Her Pictures from his Cell
State of Iowa v Roger Paul Bentley 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name Roger Paul Bentley
Offender Number 0059609
Sex M
Birth Date 6/13/1967
Age 49
Location Clarinda Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
County Of Commitment Johnson
Commitment Date 2/24/2006
Duration LIFE
TDD/SDD * LIFE

* TDD = Tentative Discharge Date
* SDD = Supervision Discharge Date

Supervision Status: Prison
Offense Class: A Felony
County of Commitment: Johnson
End Date:

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

Alyssa Brooke Kovash murder 4/18/2005 New Orleans, LA *Darnell Gilmore and Marcus Pleasant convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

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Alyssa Brooke Kovash

Find-A-Grave: Alyssa Brooke Kovash
Orleans judge acquits man in 2005 Uptown murder of 20-year-old waitress
New Orleans jury convicts man in connection with 2005 slaying of waitress
New Orleans man convicted of murder in killing of French Quarter waitress
State of Louisiana v Darnell Gilmore 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
The Detectives Club: New Orleans: Out of the Darkness

Defendants
Darnell Gilmore – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Marcus Pleasant – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Ahmad Hill – acquitted

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: GILMORE, DARNELL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: PLEASANT, MARCUS
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American

Alex Davon Buckman murder 3/23/2005 Spartanburg, SC *His friend, Karlton Kartrell Brockman, pled guilty to his murder and dismemberment; Sentenced to LWOP

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Alex Davon Buckman

Find-A-Grave: Alex Davon Buckman
Buckman family feels betrayed
Brockman receives life prison sentence for murder conviction
Man gets life in ’05 murder of friend
SC – Alex ‘Davon’ Buckman, 17, Spartanburg, 24 March 2005

Movies/Documentaries
I, Witness: Keep Your Enemies Closer

Defendants
Karlton Kartrell Brockman – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Ralph Flemming –
Louis T. Patterson –

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: BROCKMAN, KARLTON KATRELL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Broad River Correctional Institution
Race: African American

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