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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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Parents Gone Wild! Mark Redwine charged with killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, during his parents contentious divorce


Dylan Redwine

Still No Sign Of Dylan Redwine After 6 Months
Human Remains Identified As Dylan Redwine
Feds, Local Police Search Dylan Redwine’s Father’s Home
Family And Friends Gather To Remember Dylan Redwine
Mark Redwine indictment
Four years after 13-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared, his father is charged with murder
Mark Redwine arrested in connection with son Dylan’s 2012 death after grand jury indictment
Arrest made in death of Dylan Redwine
Indictment in Dylan Redwine’s murder case details gruesome evidence found in father’s home
A fresh look at old evidence resulted in Mark Redwine’s indictment
Father of Dylan Redwine arrested in connection with son’s 2012 death
Former FBI profiler leads authorities to arrest father in Dylan Redwine case
Dylan Redwine’s mother reacts to ex-husband’s arrest
Dylan Redwine’s brother details ‘disgusting’ photos they saw of father; profiler helped detectives


Mark Redwine

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Psycho For Love: Jesus Maqueira killed his estranged wife, Raquel Calderin and left her in her SUV submerged in a canal; Sentenced to life in prison


Raquel Calderin

Kendall Man Charged With Killing Wife
Man arrested, charged with murder of missing Miami woman
Missing Woman’s Vehicle Located In Canal, Human Remains Inside
Human remains found in canal identified as those of Raquel Calderin
Defendant’s father unwittingly leads police to body of missing Kendall woman
Skeletal remains of wife in canal seal Miami murder case
Skeletal remains lead to life in prison for Miami husband
Man sentenced to life in prison for disappearance, death of estranged wife

Movies/Documentaries
The Perfect Murder: Disappearing Act

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: M96780
Name: MAQUEIRA, JESUS
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/17/1958
Initial Receipt Date: 09/09/2016
Current Facility: COLUMBIA C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: David Harley Brown killed Jacqueline, Gabriella and Isabella Nieves murders 11/04/2012 Lockport, LA

Victims
Jacqueline Gautreaux Nieves
Gabriella Nieves, 6
Isabella Nieves, 20 months

Jacqueline Nieves obituary
Police investigate murder of woman and her two children
Jacqueline Nieves, La. mom, and two daughters found stabbed in apartment set ablaze
Arrest made in death of Lockport mother, 2 daughters
Suspect arrested in murder of Lockport mother, daughters
Suspect charged with murder, rape in 2012 triple homicide
Prosecutor to seek death penalty against man accused in triple slaying
Triple murder conviction in David Brown case
Houma man receives death penalty for killing a woman and her two daughters, newspaper reports
Brown sentenced to death by Lafourche jury
Triple-murder suspect faces new felony charge
LA – Jacquelin Nieves, 29, & two daughters slain, Lockport, 4 Nov 2012


David Harley Brown

David Wintermyer murder 6/10/2012 Springettsbury Township, PA *Neighbor Spencer Newcomer acquitted of all charges from an ongoing feud*


David Wintermyer

David Edward Wintermyer obituary
Man fatally shoots neighbor in chest
York Co. forensic lab, real life crime scene investigations
Eyewitness testifies about the murder of David Wintermyer in Springettsbury Township
Spencer Newcomer acquitted of murder/manslaughter
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Spencer “Lee” Newcomer IV
Facebook: Spencer Newcomer

Movies/Documentaries
Fear Thy Neighbor: Monkey in the Middle


Spencer Newcomer

Update: Jenny Gamez and Laura Simonson murders *Steven Mark Zelich pled guilty to each, sentenced to 35 years in prison on each, to be served consecutively*

Laura Simonson and Jenny Gamez

Victims
Laura Simonson, 37 [2013 Farmington, MN]
Jenny Gamez, 19 [2012 Cottage Grove, WI]

Ex-Wisconsin policeman pleads guilty to Minnesota killing
Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty In Suitcase Slaying
Fmr. cop pleads guilty to killing teen, ditching body in suitcase
35 years in prison for Steven Zelich, who pleaded guilty in death of Jenny Gamez
Zelich Gets 35 Years In Wisconsin Suitcase Murder, Minnesota Case Ahead
Ex-officer sentenced for killing woman, dumping body
“Laura and Mr. Zelich were not strangers:” Police in Rochester provide new details in death of Laura Simonson
Former Wisconsin police officer pleads guilty to murdering Minnesota woman
Ex-cop pleads guilty to 2nd murder in suitcase bodies killings
Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Death Of Minn. Woman Found In Suitcase

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: ZELICH, STEVEN M
DOC #: 00641646
Birth Year: 1961
Age: 55
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 200
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Sex: MALE
Dexterity: RIGHT HANDED

Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Dodge Correctional Institution
Region Unit Office: Unit 217
Region Unit Agent: 2 17 09
1212 60th ST
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 653-7150
Maximum Discharge Date: 06/16/2059
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 06/16/2049
Parole Eligibility Date:

Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady murders 11/22/2012 Little Falls, MN *Teens killed when they broke into Byron David Smith’s home; He convicted, sentenced to LWOP


Haile Kifer and Nicholas Brady

This is a controversial case. Byron Smith’s home had been broken into several times before this incident. Apparently he was waiting for the intruders and shot and killed them when they came in. The issue that comes into play here is whether it was self-defense or defending his home or murder. If he had just shot them to stop them there would not have been an issue. However, he shot each of them multiple times, especially Kifer, who he even admitted to giving a “finishing shot” and he knew that he shot them more than necessary. Another thing to remember is that Smith did not call the police right away. Far from it – it was several hours before he made a call and that was to a neighbor.

Minnesota Teens Killed While Burglarizing Home Laid to Rest
Remembering Haile Kifer
Two Minn. cousins fatally shot on Thanksgiving Day
Minnesota Man Who Shot Burglars Fired ‘More Shots Than I Needed’
Questions tear at those who knew two slain Little Falls teens
Little Falls teens were not fatally wounded initially, M.E. testifies
Recording of shooting, scene photos revealed in Little Falls murder trial
‘Stand your ground’ law tested in recent shootings
Graphic audio released by courts of Byron Smith as he guns down two teens in his Minnesota basement
Byron Smith guilty
Little Falls Man Found Guilty On All Four Counts Of Murder
Byron Smith gets life sentence for murdering two Little Falls teens
Byron Smith’s attorneys file appeal in Little Falls murder case
Wikipedia: Byron David Smith killings

Movies/Documentaries
Hear No Evil: Breakdown at Daylight
12 Minutes on Elm Street

INMATE INFORMATION

Demographic Information
MNDOC Offender ID: 243835
Name: Byron David Smith
Birth Date: 06/11/1948
Current Status: Incarcerated as of 04/29/2014. Currently at MCF Oak Park Heights.
Sentence Date: 04/29/2014
Anticipated Release Date: Life without Parole
Expiration Date: Life
Caseworker: Nikki Fossey (651) 779-1366
Current Offense Information
Highest Ranked Offense: Homicide
Court File Number(s): Morrison – 49-CR-12-1882

Monsters Among Us: Shawn Lavon McClain raped and killed his neighbor, 72-year-old Dorothy Leatherwood; Sentenced to life in prison


Dorothy Leatherwood

Georgiana investigates 1st murder
Vigil held for murder victim
Georgiana man pleads guilty to murder, rape
Convictions upheld against Alabama man who raped, killed neighbor
Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Murder and Rape Conviction
Shawn McClain Sentenced to Life for 2012 AL Slaying of Dorothy Leatherwood

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Comes To Town: Dorothy Did Right

INMATE INFORMATION

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