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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

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

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


DOC #: 00641646
Birth Year: 1961
Age: 55
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 200
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: HAZEL

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

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


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

Murder Comes To Town: Dorothy Did Right


Parents Gone Wild! Keith Thibeault killed his 2-month-old son, Everette James Thibeault; Sentenced to LWOP

Everette James Thibeault

Everette James Thibeault obituary
Find-A-Grave: Everette James Thibeault
Autopsy done in Portland twin’s death
Thibeault arrested in felony murder of twin son
Portland father facing felony charges in death of 3-month-old twin son
Michigan Man Charged In March Death Of Infant
Michigan man convicted in 2012 death of infant
Ionia County jury finds Portland man guilty of murdering his 3-month-old twin son
Portland man’s guilty verdict stands in baby twin’s death
Ionia County father gets life in prison for killing his 3-month-old
Ionia County father gets life in prison for killing his 3-month-old
Man who killed 3-month-old denied a new trial after claiming prosecutor mocked his defense


MDOC Number: 881975
SID Number: 4240611X
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 160 lbs.
Date of Birth: 04/03/1985 (32)

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

Tattoo- Back Right Shoulder – Tatoo of sons’ footprint with his date of birth and date of passing

Monsters Among Us: Joaquin Shadow Rams, Sr convicted of killing his 15-month-old son, indicted for killing an ex-girlfriend, Shawn Katrina Mason, and is suspected of killing his mother, Alma Collins

Shawn Katrina Mason, 22 [3/2003]
Alma Collins, [2008] (no picture)
Prince Elias McLeod Rams, 15 months [10/2012]

Find-A-Grave: Shawn Katrina Mason
Rest In Peace Shawn Katrina Mason (GREAT post)
Joaquin Shadow Rams accused of killing Shawn Mason
Man indicted in 2003 slaying
Va. Toddler’s Death Prompts Reviews of 2 Other Deaths
Joaquin Rams, accused of murdering son, claimed in life insurance policy that boy’s mother had died
Va. judge orders details on informers
Virginia father convicted of murdering baby son for life insurance
Va. father found guilty of murdering baby son for life insurance
Virginia father convicted of murdering baby son for life insurance
Virginia father convicted of killing infant son for life insurance money

Joaquin Shadow Rams, Sr

Psycho For Love: Terrance Demound Barnes killed his girlfriend, Rosa Pina and her brother Pepe Pina; Sentenced to LWOP

Pepe and Rosa Pina

Rosa Anna Pina obituary
Pepe Aldo Pina obituary
Find-A-Grave: Pepe Aldo Pina
Family of Angelina Co. stabbing victims feels “cursed”
Authorities still searching for weapon used in Angelina Co. double murder
Captured: Angelina Co. murder suspect found hiding under log
Man arrested in connection with East Texas double slaying
Documents offer insight into double-murder that took kids’ parents away
Angelina Co. capital murder suspect admits fatally stabbing girlfriend and her brother
Man gets life sentence in stabbing death of Lufkin girlfriend, brother


SID Number: 06075532
TDCJ Number: 01855972
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1980-10-20
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2012-07-26
Sentence Date: 2013-05-01
Case No.: 2012-0455
Sentence: LWOP

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