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

darnell-gilmore

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

karlton-brockman

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

Execution Alert: Christopher Chubasco Wilkins scheduled for execution tonight for the murders of Willie Freeman and Mike Silva

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Victims
Gilbert Vallejo, 47 [10/27/2005]
Willie Ladell Freeman, 40 [10/28/2005]
Mike Silva, 33 [10/28/2005]

Gilbert Vallejo obituary
Man tells jurors he killed 3 in Tarrant County
Fort Worth jury convicts man of capital murder
Convicted killer says death penalty is fine by him
Christopher Chubasco Wilkins v William Stephens 2014
Execution date put off for Fort Worth killer
Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Gets January Death Date
Judge sets execution date for Fort Worth killer of three
First Texas execution of the year set in murders stemming from fake drug deal
Texas man Christopher Wilkins set to die for killing two men over $20 fake drug deal
Texas Killer Christopher Wilkins Tries to Stop Year’s First Execution
The Latest: Supreme Court declines to block Texas execution

INMATE INFORMATION

christopher-wilkins

SID Number: 03832220
TDCJ Number: 00999533
Name: WILKINS, CHRISTOPHER CHUBASCO
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1968-09-29
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2005-10-28
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER(DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2008-03-11
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1002038D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD)

Deadly Women: Chandaliea Lowder, along with 2 others, shot & killed Thomas Vogt Jr because she believed he was sexually assaulting her daughter

remembering the victims

Three Murder Charges
Felony cases await trials
Man pleads guilty again in 2005 shooting
Snapped Preview

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Chandaliea Lowder

Defendants
Chandaliea Lowder – pled guilty, sentenced to 14-18 years in prison
Michael Joseph McDowell – pled guilty, sentenced to 11-14 years in prison
Jason Ray Sullivan – pled guilty,

INMATE INFORMATION

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CHANDALIEA WAYNE LOWDER
Offender Number: 1004129
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 06/29/1978
Age: 38
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 23 YEARS 6 MONTHS 3 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 01/22/2021
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics:
REGULAR Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/07/2007
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 04/01/2017
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI
Previous Location: NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement Date: 10/11/2012
Escapes?: N

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INMATE INFORMATION

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MICHAEL J MCDOWELL
Offender Number: 1008266
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 07/12/1974
Age: 42
Current Location: LINCOLN CC

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 20 YEARS 1 MONTH 14 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 11/09/2018
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/30/2007
Admitting Location: PIEDMONT CI
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 1
Next Custody Review: 04/01/2017
Current Location: LINCOLN CC
Previous Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Last Movement Date: 04/19/2016
Escapes?: N

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INMATE INFORMATION

JASON R SULLIVAN
Offender Number: 0912981
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/18/1988
Age: 28

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 9 YEARS 1 MONTH 9 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 12/16/2010
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (ACCES A/F)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: POST REL/PAROLE VIOL
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 03/30/2007
Admitting Location: POLK CI
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 1
Next Custody Review: 03/01/2011
Current Location: LOCATION UNKNOWN
Previous Location: CABARRUS CC
Last Movement : TERMINATED PAROLE
Last Movement Date: 09/12/2011
Escapes?: N

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Deadly Wives: Wendi Mae Davidson killed her husband, Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Leslie Severance; Sentenced to 25 years in prison

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Michael Severance

Michael Severance, Wendi Mae Davidson (GREAT article)
Autopsy Finds Airman’s Body Was Stabbed 41 Times
Vet indicted for allegedly drugging husband to death
Wife accepts plea in Texas murder case; Davidson gets 25 years in death of Michael Severance of Lee
Wife accepts deal in Texas murder case
Veterinarian sentenced to 25 years for husband’s murder
DVM gets 25 years for husband’s murder
Wendi Mae Davidson v State of Texas 2008
Police Blotter: Murderer nabbed via tracking, Web search
Legally Speaking: Murder, She Googled
True-crime writer explores 2005 murder of Lee native
Dad of slain Mainer angered by insurance payout
Lee family hires PR firm to help in custody fight
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A Poisoned Passion: A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Nightmare Next Door: The Unwelcome Wagon
It Takes A Killer: The Venomous Veterinarian

INMATE INFORMATION

wendidavidson

SID Number: 07472492
TDCJ Number: 01407817
Name: DAVIDSON, WENDI MAE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1978-07-23
Maximum Sentence Date: 2031-10-15
Current Facility: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Projected Release Date: 2031-10-15
Parole Eligibility Date: 2019-04-15

Parole Review Information

Parole Review Status

The offender is currently not in the review process.

Last Parole Decision

This offender has not been reviewed for parole.

Next Parole Review Date
04/15/2019

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Psycho For Love: Gordon D. Schultz killed his girlfriend, Becky Sue MacDonald; Sentenced to LWOP

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Becky Sue MacDonald
Becky Sue MacDonald

Becky Sue MacDonald obituary
Midland County remains identified
Charge filed in MacDonald murder
Schultz bound over on solicitation charge
Murder trial set to start
2005 murder case
Murder case may head to the jury today
Schultz found guilty
Murder victim’s family finds justice at last
Schultz sentencing shenanigans
Midland man won’t get new trial in 2005 slaying of Becky S. MacDonald
People of the State of Michigan v Gordon Devere Schultz 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Gordon Devere Schultz v Carol Howes 2014 (habeas corpus denied)
Porchlight USA: 2005 MacDonald,Becky Sue 11/11/05, Mount Pleasant 42 YO
Michigan not among States tightening domestic violence gun laws

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Taunting Evil

INMATE INFORMATION

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MDOC Number: 160652
SID Number: 1007355W
Name: GORDON DEVERE SCHULTZ
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: 06/09/1961 (55)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Lakeland Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE

Sentence 1
Offense: Aggravated Stalking
Minimum Sentence: 6 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.411I / 769.12
Maximum Sentence: 15 years 0 months
Court File#: 070000000830-FC-MHD
Date of Offense: 11/11/2005
County: Isabella
Date of Sentence: 02/07/2008
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 2
Offense: Homicide – Murder First Degree-Premeditated
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316A / 769.12
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 070000000830-FC-MHD
Date of Offense: 11/11/2005
County: Isabella
Date of Sentence: 02/07/2008
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 3
Offense: Domestic Violence – 3rd Offense
Minimum Sentence: 3 years 10 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.814 / 769.12
Maximum Sentence: 15 years 0 months
Court File#: 05002533-FH-L
Date of Offense: 10/16/2005
County: Midland
Date of Sentence: 07/14/2006
Conviction Type: Jury

Missing: Brandy Hanna from Charleston, SC since 5/20/2005

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North Charleston police find shoe in search for woman who disappeared in 2005
No DNA found on latest clue in Brandy Hanna case
A decade of waiting for Brandy
America’s Missing: Brandy Hanna
Websleuths: SC – Brandy Hanna, 32, Charleston, 20 May 2005
Project Jason: Missing Woman: Brandy Hanna – SC – 05/20/2005

Movies/Documentaries
Disappeared: Brandy Hanna

Hanna missing poster

Michael Scrocca murder 4/30/2005 College Park, MD *Daniel Carlisle Murray convicted, sentenced to 37 years in prison*

Mike Scrocca
Mike Scrocca

Michael Scrocca obituary
Find-A-Grave: Michael Anthony “Mike” Scrocca
A year later, remembering ‘iron man’
Mike Scrocca Memorial Web Site
Student charged with murder in Scrocca fire
Scrocca family ‘shocked’ after recent arson arrest
“I Wanted to Yell Out, ‘I Know What Happened!’ ”
Murray pleads guilty to murder of university student
College Park arsonist pleads guilty to murder
Judge Sentences Man to 37 Years in 2005 Death of U-Md. Senior
Man sentenced to 37 years for arson
Man gets 37 years in student’s arson death

Movies/Documentaries
Murder U: Burning Down the House

INMATE INFORMATION

DanielMurray

Last Name: MURRAY
First Name: DANIEL
Middle Name: CARLISLE
Date of Birth: 11/21/1985
DOC ID: 343309
Holding Facility:
Western Correctional Institution
Address: 13800 McMullen Hwy. SW, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 877-286-3965

Monsters Among Us: Eric Parnell killed Ana Franklin and raped her cousin, Jennifer Holliday; Sentenced to life in prison

Ana Danielle Franklin
Ana Franklin

Find-A-Grave: Ana Danielle Franklin
East Texas Woman Talks About Horrifying Ordeal
Pollok Man Charged With Murder
Ex-girlfriend tells of abusive relationship with accused killer
Family, friends confront killer
TX – Ana Franklin, 18, shot dead, cousin abducted & raped, 29 May 2005
East Texas Family Still Coping With Loss Two Years Later
Lufkin crime victim finally gets her surgery

Movies/Documentaries
Surviving Evil: Mind Games
Your Worst Nightmare: Life on the Line

INMATE INFORMATION

Eric Parnell

SID Number: 06927452
TDCJ Number: 01405372
Name: PARNELL,ERIC STEPHEN
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1974-01-28
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2045-05-29
Next Parole Review Date: 05/29/2045

Parnell info

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