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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Monsters Among Us: David Wright stabbed Marilou Johnson to death, but continued to ask for money from her boyfriend; Sentenced to LWOP

Marilou Johnson

Plumber Charged in Death of Missing Michigan Woman
Plumber Charged In Death Of Missing Mother
Plumber convicted in woman’s slaying
Woman’s slayer gets life
Plumber gets life in Macomb County woman’s slaying
MI – Marilou Johnson, 50, found murdered in Cass Lake, 14 June 2007

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Greed, Lies, and Murder


MDOC Number: 693085
SID Number: 1464268T
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: 01/18/1970 (47)

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


Scar- Lower Left Arm
Tattoo- Right Bicep
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm


Monsters Among Us: Geovany Rivera killed Amber Belken during a robbery at a EB Games store; Sentenced to life in prison

Amber Belken

Amber Belken obituary
San Antonio Homicides: Amber Belken, 25
EB Games Clerk Murdered in Store
Suspect Arrested In San Antonio EB Murder
Ex-co-worker gets life term in San Antonio slaying

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Murder in Store


SID Number: 06466914
TDCJ Number: 01639982
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1984-11-15
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: WYNNE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-10

Psycho For Love: Joshua Bean killed his estranged girlfriend Heather Norris, and then used a chainsaw to cut her body apart and put the parts in garbage bags and threw them away

Heather Nicole Norris

Find-A-Grave: Heather Nicole Ancelet Norris
Heather’s Voice
Police uncover lead in Heather Norris case
Police release grim details of young woman’s murder
Man Found Guilty Of Murder, Abuse Of Corpse
Man Sentenced In Murder, Dismemberment Of Girlfriend
Bean gets over 65 years for girlfriend’s murder
Joshua Bean v State of Indiana 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
IN – Heather Norris, 20, found dismembered, Indianapolis, 13 April 2007
Inaugural 5K aims to raise money to shelter pets of domestic violence victims
Governor Mitch Daniels to sign dating-violence law
Friend of slain woman takes on domestic violence prevention


DOC Number 190546
First Name JOSHUA
Middle Name C
Last Name BEAN
Date of Birth 04/27/1984
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana State Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 07/09/2040

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/05/2008
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 64 11 00029
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G22-0705-MR-094987
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 01/08/2039

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/05/2008
Term in Years / Months / Days 03 00 00000
Type of Conviction FD
Indiana Citation Code 35-45-11-2
Cause Number 49G22-0705-MR-094987
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/09/2040

News Archive: Jessie Marie Davis murder

Jessie Marie Davis

Missing: Jessie Marie Davis 6/13/2007 Lake Township, OH
Update: Jessie Marie Davis body found; Bobby Cutts arrested and charged with her murder and the murder of her unborn baby
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Body identified as Jessie Davis and the investigation is continuing*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *2nd suspect arrested Myisha Ferrell for obstruction of justice*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Defendants in court*
Update: Jessie Davis murder *Death listed as unspecified homicidal violence; Cutts indicted for murder*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Bobby Cutts confessed to her murder; State going for the death penalty*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Trial of Bobby Cutts Jr. begins today*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Trial of Bobby Cutts Jr. continues*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Trial of Bobby Cutts Jr.: Bobby Cutts on the stand: confesses, sort of*
Update: Jessie Marie Davis murder *Bobby Cutts Jr. convicted, sentenced to 57 years to life in prison, not eligible for parole until he is 87 years old*

Bobby Cutts – convicted, sentenced to 57 years to life in prison
Myisha Ferrell – pled guilty, sentenced to 2 years in prison; released in 2008

Myisha Ferrell


Number: A543004
DOB: 05/21/1977
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Admission Date: 02/28/2008
Institution: Marion Correctional Institution

Psycho For Love: Shawn Williams killed his pregnant girlfriend, Josephine Estrich when she broke up with him; Sentenced to LWOP

Suspect in Anderson stabbing arrested in Alabama
Murder suspect arrested
Shawn Williams found guilty of murder and death of a child in utero by Anderson County jail
Upstate man gets life for stabbing death of girlfriend
Anderson man sentenced to life
Shawn Williams killed pregnant girlfriend.


News Archive: Melissa Shook murder

Melissa Shook

Missing: Melissa Shook 7/24/2007 Lee County, FL *Body found during search – believed to be Melissa’s*
Update: Melissa Shook murder *Body identified as Melissa Shook*
Update: Melissa Shook murder *Estranged husband Joseph Shook arrested for Melissa’s murder; held on no bail*
Update: Melissa Shook murder *Joseph Shook convicted of her murder, sentenced to LWOP*


DC Number: Y42717
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 202 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/27/1974
Initial Receipt Date: 02/17/2010
Current Facility: SOUTH BAY C.F.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE


Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 07/24/2007
Sentence Date 01/22/2010
Case No. 0800792
Prison Sentence Length SENTENCED TO LIFE

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 02/17/2010
Date Out-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Cold Case: Update: Jodi Parrack murder *Daniel Furlong pled guilty, sentenced to 30-60 years in prison*

Jodi Christine Parrack

Jodi Parrack murder 11/08/2007 Constantine, MI *No one in custody for her murder yet
Jodi Parrack homicide: Former Constantine reserve officer charged with perjury in 2007 cold case
Arrest made in connection to Jodi Parrack murder
Jodi Parrack: Constantine Reserve Officer’s Family Speaks Out After Arrest
In Jodi Parrack case, Raymond McCann has been a person of interest from Day One, detective says
Affidavit: Former officer worried DNA would link him to Jodi Parrack’s slaying
UPDATE: ‘Person of interest’ arrested in cold case murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack
‘Person of interest’ arrested in 2007 cold case murder of Michigan girl
Killer of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack ‘a sick, sick man,’ prosecutor says
Daniel Furlong recalls day of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack’s death
New evidence released in Jodi Parrack cold case murder
Jodi’s grandma: Murderer ‘shouldn’t breathe air’
Daniel Furlong: Father, umpire, killer
Family of Jodi Parrack hoping for proper sentence following guilty plea of child’s killer
Justice for Jodi Parrack as 11-year-old’s killer gets long prison term

Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris: Small Town Killer


MDOC Number: 971306
SID Number: 4202908T
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Partial Gray
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 147 lbs.
Date of Birth: 05/12/1950 (66)

Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: 09/09/2045
Assigned Location: St. Louis Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: 09/09/2075
Security Level: IV


Scar- Chest
Scar- Left Wrist
Scar- Right Wrist

Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: 30 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: 60 years 0 months
Court File#: 1520210-FC-1
Date of Offense: 11/08/2007
County: St. Joseph
Date of Sentence: 01/11/2016
Conviction Type: Plea

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