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Tri Xuan Phan murder 1/10/2007 West Valley City, UT *Beaten to death at the VUI VUI Pool Hall; Case cold until 2018; Tien Troung Nguyen convicted, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison*

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Tri Xuan Phan

I have seen the victim’s name 3 different ways:
Tri-Quan-Phan
Tri Xuan Phan
Chee Fan

Man Murdered at WVC Pool Hall
Man’s body found at WVC billiard shop
Billiards owner’s death may be result of beating
West Valley City wants to thaw out cold cases, solve business owner’s 2007 slaying
Aggravated murder charges filed in 2007 killing of billiards hall owner
Because he brought a sword to a bowling alley, police say, this cold case is now solved
Police charge man with murder in 2007 West Valley killing
Utah man headed to prison in 2007 murder of pool hall owner
Man sentenced to 15 years to life in 2007 killing of pool hall owner

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INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 247453
Offender Name: TIEN TRUONG NGUYEN
DOB: Sun, 14 Sep 1980
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches
Weight: 130
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
TIEN TRUONG NGUYEN

Parents From Hell: Christopher Payne and his girlfriend, Reina Gonzales, killed his children, Ariana & Tyler Payne; Christopher is now on death row, but Tyler’s body has not been found

It is not hard to imagine a cute pair of siblings, boy and a girl ages 4 and 3. Both had sparkling eyes and beautiful big smiles, especially when they were together. Ariana, 3, loved to color and play with her dolls. Tyler, 4, loved Scooby Doo and cooking. Sounds like your average little children, right? Unfortunately, these two beautiful children are dead, at the hands of their father, Christopher Payne, and his girlfriend, Reina Gonzales. Christopher was a non-custodial parent to these two children, and should not have even had them. However, he got them for a visit and never returned them to their mother, Jamie Hallam. Jamie tried to get her children back, but no one would help. The police asked CPS for help, which apparently was a bad idea. CPS told the police that Jamie was under investigation because of drug abuse (called into them by an “anonymous” source). But she was not under investigation. Someone at CPS did not close out the previous inquiry where she was cleared of any wrongdoing. Now, Christopher, on the other hand, was about $19,000 behind on child support, but he still filed for temporary custody in 2006. Jamie begged both the police and CPS to help her get her children back. She should not have had to do that since she had full custody. The next thing she knew, the situation took a dark turn. Christopher, being the genius that he is, stopped making payments on his storage unit. When management went through the unit to get it ready for auction in February 2007, they discovered Ariana’s body in a plastic tub. Tyler’s body was nowhere to be found. To make a long story short, Christopher was convicted and is currently enjoying life on death row. His girlfriend, Reina Gonzales, turned State’s witness and testified against Christopher. She talked about how his abuse of these 2 children increased when he lost his job. Yeah, children really deserve to have this happen to them. They starved the children to their deaths. But mind you, their child, Christopher Jr. was alive and healthy. They did nothing wrong with him. This seems to be the end of it, right? NO. Not at all. Where is Tyler’s body? Nothing seemed to be happening about finding Tyler’s body. No one seems to know anything about this. Reina testified against Christopher, but from what I have heard and read, she did not tell anyone where Tyler’s body is. I do not believe for even a moment that she does not know where Tyler’s body is. She knew everything else, but not this one very important fact? I don’t believe it for a moment.
Of course, this brings us back to Tyler and his missing body. Jamie deserved to have both of her children returned to her. Without it, she may never be able to get over what happened to her children. After all, she begged for help and the people who should have helped her, didn’t. Not even to try and find Tyler’s body. I, personally, would never be able to heal from such a thing without having my child’s body. It is so important to Jamie and her family, those who love Tyler. So, here comes the children’s advocate, Miranda Yonts. Thankfully, Miranda could be counted on to help out in any way she could, even though she was in a different state (Jamie was in Arizona and Miranda was in Illinois). Miranda stepped up to the plate and done everything she could. She has posted in many true crime forums, plastered the information and pictures all over her social media. So far, none of this hard work has found Tyler. But she keeps trying. I admire her resilience, her dedication to helping her friend find her child’s body. Can you imagine thinking about this every single day? I also admire her persistence. It seems like she finds a different way to work this issue, which is not easy when she is perhaps a thousand miles from Arizona. So, especially if you are in or close to Tuscon, or if you know anything about where Tyler is or could be, please contact the Tuscon police or Miranda Yonts. Tyler deserves to have his body returned so he can be buried.

Services Set For Ariana And Tyler Payne
The murders of Ariana & Tyler Payne – where is Tyler Payne’s body?
Memorial site for Ariana & Tyler Payne
Facebook: Find Tyler Payne
Find-A-Grave: Ariana Soccoro Payne
Find-A-Grave: Tyler Christopher Payne
Charley Project: Tyler Christopher Payne
Tucson’s Youngest Murder Victim I’Ded
Arrest Made in Storage Unit Death
Second Arrest In Child Death Case
Women Accused Of Child Abuse Released From Jail
Police Identify Girl Found In Storage Locker, Search For Brother Is On
Detectives Search For Boy In Landfill
Court Documents Describe Suspect’s Past
More Charges For Accused Child Killer
CPS Releases Reports Of Family Contacts In Child Death Cases
Man accused of killing his children wants judge to suppress evidence7
Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty in Gonzales Trial
Arizona CPS Murder Victims’ Mother Takes Stand, Ariana & Tyler Payne – CPS Violated Custody Order (video)
Relative details her last memory of Ariana Payne
Former mother-in-law takes stand in Payne murder trial
Reina Gonzales Suspected Of Murder
CPS lifts cone of silence in Tucson children’s murder
Tucson woman pleads guilty in death of two children
Tucson woman “heart-broken and ashamed” for role in kids’ death
Payne Trial: Kids starved and locked in closet, girlfriend testifies
Jury gets case of accused child killer
Defense attempts emotional appeals to sway jurors convicted child killer’s life should be spared
Payne gets death sentence for killing his kids
Jury decides Payne’s destiny belongs on death row
Christopher Matthew Payne – Arizona Death Row
Chris Payne’s girlfriend sentenced
State of Arizona v Christopher Mathew Payne 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

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Parents Gone Wild! Gregory Antwon O’Neal killed his 2-month-old daughter, Tianna Marie O’Neal; Mother, Tamara Matthews allowed it to happen; Both sentenced to prison

stand up for children

The mother, Tamara Matthews, has been released on parole.

Couple arrested in infant’s death
Dying Too Young: Tianna O’Neal
Tulsa Man Charged In 2007 Infant’s Death Arrested
Tulsa Mom Charged With Death Of Infant Daughter Arrested In California
Mother of murdered Tulsa baby sentenced to 10 years in prison
Tulsa Mom Sentenced To Prison For Daughter’s 2007 Death
Tulsa Father Found Guilty Of Murder In 2-Month-Old’s 2007 Death
Man handed no-parole life term in daughter’s murder
State of Oklahoma v Gregory Antwon O’Neal 2013
State of Oklahoma v Gregory Antwon O’Neal and Tamara Michelle Matthews 2013
Gregory Antwon O’Neal v State of Oklahoma 2016
Tulsa child-abuse murder convict granted resentencing due to trial prosecutor’s ‘theatrical’ demonstration of abuse using doll
Resentencing ordered in child-abuse death
Man re-sentenced in child-abuse murder case sent back on appeal due to ‘theatrical’ use of baby doll

Defendants
Tamara Matthews – convicted, sentenced to 10 years in prison, released on parole 9/5/2018
Gregory Antwon O’Neal – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

TamaraMatthews prison mug

Name
TAMARA M MATTHEWS
ODOC# 697454

Alias
Tamara Mathews
Tamara M Matthews

IDs
ODOC#: 697454
Birth Date: 09/07/1986

Matthews info

NEW INFORMATION ON TAMARA MATTHEWS

Offender Name: MATTHEWS, TAMARA MICHELLE
Custody Status: Out of Custody
Age: 31
Reason: Probation
Race: African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 697454
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 09/07/1986
Date: 09/04/2018
Additional Information:

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Gregory A. Oneal
OK DOC#: 685678
Status: ACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 288 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Alias
Gregory Oneal
IDs
OK DOC#: 685678
Birth Date: 5/10/1985

Deadly Duo: Catherina Voss hired David Runyon to kill her husband, Cory Allen Voss; Runyon received federal death sentence


Cory Allen Voss

ENS Cory Allen Voss obituary
Find-A-Grave: Cory Allen Voss
Wife, 2 Men Charged in Slaying Of Navy Officer in Newport News
Jury Convicts Two in VA Murder-for-Hire Case
Two convicted in murder-for-hire of Navy officer
Newport News woman gets life for hired murder of husband
Woman Gets Life In Murder-for-hire Of Navy Spouse
WV Man Sentenced to Death for 2007 VA Murder
Killer of former Galesburg man sentenced to death
VA Man Sentenced to Prison for Murder-for-Hire Conspiracy
Conspirator in sailor’s slaying gets three life terms
Supreme Court denies appeal of death sentence in Newport News murder-for-hire case
Michael Anthony Draven v United States of America 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
David Anthony Runyon – Federal Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Hearted: Collateral Damage
Sex, Lies, and Bloody Goodbyes

Defendants
Catherina Voss – pled guilty, sentenced to life in federal prison
Michael Anthony Eric Draven – convicted, sentenced to life in federal prison
David Anthony Runyon – convicted, sentenced to federal death sentence

INMATE INFORMATION

CATHERINA ROSE VOSS
Register Number: 57994-083
Age: 42
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Carswell FMC
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

MICHAEL ANTHONY DRAVEN
Register Number: 57995-083
Age: 37
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Allenwood USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DAVID ANTHONY RUNYON
Register Number: 57997-083
Age: 47
Race: Asian
Sex: Male
Located at: Terre Haute USP
Release Date: DEATH SENT

Kenneth Roosevelt Cannon murder 3/14/2007 Kinston, NC *James Leon Estep Jr. has been charged with his murder*

Gunfire Kills Kinston Man
Arrest made in 2007 Kinston murder case
Greensboro man arrested, charged in Kinston murder investigation from 2007
Arrest made in 2007 Kinston murder case
Suspect arrested in 2007 Kinston Murder
Arrest man in 2007 murder in Kinston
Suspect Arrested For 2007 Kinston Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: ESTEP, JAMES LEON
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 33
Location: Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office

Monsters Among Us: Justin Eugene Thurber raped, tortured and killed Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm; Sentenced to death


Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm

Ark City man charged with murder of student
Jury recommends death penalty for Justin Thurber
Killer of Cowley County college student gets death penalty
Man on death row for rape, murder of Kansas woman appeals sentence
Man convicted for 2007 murder of Jodi Sanderholm appeals conviction
Kansas Supreme Court reviews death sentence for murderer of Arkansas City teen
Family of Jodi Sanderholm joins effort to oust four Supreme Court justices
Justin Thurber Sentenced to Death in 2007 Kansas Murder
Justin Eugene Thurber – Kansas Death Row
Inmate pens letter to editor

Movies/Documentaries
Your Worst Nightmare: Every Step You Take

INMATE INFORMATION

THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE (KDOC# 0093868)
Names
Name Type Name
Conviction THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE
True THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE
Alias THURB,
Alias TMURDER,

Birthdate: Mar 14, 1983
Age: 34

Demographics
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Height 6′-2″
Weight 181
Gender Male
Race White

Monsters Among Us: Rhine Antonio Reynolds killed Sophia Arthur and left her body on the bank of the Mississippi River; Sentenced to LWOP

From Reynolds appeal: What is not in dispute is that the decomposing body of the victim Sophia Arnold was found on April 12 2007 behind the Mississippi River levee in West Baton Rouge Parish However the factual version put forth by defendant is that on April 10 2007 at approximately 100 pm defendant picked up the victim at the
Southern University campus Defendant drove Ms Arnold to a residence in the vicinity of Greenwell Springs Road and Joor Road where she danced for a group of men for approximately 45 minutes Defendant then took Ms Arnold to his residence in the Sherwood Forest area of East Baton Rouge Parish

After they arrived at defendant’s residence defendant and Ms Arnold became involved in a physical altercation after an argument over payment for her dancing According to defendant he grabbed Ms Arnold by the neck and held her for five to ten minutes after which time her body became limp Defendant then placed Ms Arnold’s body in the back of his truck and drove to a location in Port Allen where he concealed the body behind the levee The ensuing investigation pointed to defendant and he was
eventually charged with second degree murder in West Baton Rouge Parish

Arrest Made in the Death of a Southern University Co-ed
Suspect pleads guilty to SU murder
State of Louisiana v Rhine Reynolds 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Rhine Reynolds v Burl Cain, Warden 20104 (habeas corpus denied)
Countless Fugitives

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Cherokee

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: REYNOLDS, RHINE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 46
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Psycho For Love: Jason McCamey held ex-girlfriend, Katie Nicole Key, hostage for several hours, then killed her before turning the gun on himself


Katie Key

Katie Nicole Key obituary
Man, teenage girl dead in murder-suicide in Greeneville
Murdered Girl’s Parents Sue Sheriff, Deputies Over Handling Of Case
Retelling A ‘Nightmare’
2007 Greene Co. murder-suicide to be featured on a national television show

Movies/Documentaries
Home Alone: Portrait of a Stalker


Jason McCamey

Monsters Among Us: James William Tolbert killed Elizabeth Ann Poulson while he was on parole for killing his wife, Janie Heller-Tolbert

Victims
Janie Heller-Tolbert, 26 [5/5/1987] (no picture)
Elizabeth Ann Poulson, 68 [10/09/2007]

Janie Heller-Tolbert grave info
Elizabeth Ann Maxwell Carling Poulson obituary
Find-A-Grave: Elizabeth Ann Maxwell Carling Poulson
Wanted to kiss wife – not kill her, defendant says
Jury convicts Tolbert of 2nd degree murder
Man who murdered wife gets life prison sentence
Woman Found Dead in Her Home
Friend sought in woman’s ‘very suspicious’ death
Police seek parolee for questioning in Murray homicide
Police Looking for Person of Interest in Death of Murray Woman
Family Reacts to Capture of Accused Killer
Tolbert charged with murder
Parolee Charged With Murder
Family Explains Relationship of Murder Victim and Convict
Man who killed while on parole sentenced to life in prison
Man gets life without parole for killing Poulson

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 50178
Offender Name: JAMES WILLIAM TOLBERT
DOB: Mon, 25 Oct 1965
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 190
Sex: M
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF BOULDER
Parole Date: N/A – LWOP
Aliases:
JAMES WILLIAM TOLBERT

With Friends Like These…Michael Crocker killed his friend, Stephen O’Neal Perret, to cover up his embezzlement of their Company; Sentenced to 19 years in prison


Stephen Perret

Tongue- cutting case still mystery
Jasper County tongue mutilator back in prison
Suspect with slashed tongue charged with murder after 4 years
Michael Crocker admitted to 2007 fatal shooting in Citronelle, detective testifies
Five years after slaying, man who cut out tongue indicted in Citronelle murder
Almost 7 years later, case of defendant who cut own tongue ends with murder plea
Man who cut out part of tongue pleads guilty to murder
‘Killer Instinct’ episode focuses on bizarre Lower Alabama murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Slip of the Tongue

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