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    Kim Marie Swann

    November 9: 1984: Kim, 21, was raped and killed in Tampa, FL by serial killer, Bobby Joe Long, who now resides on FL death row.

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Deadly Duo: Maryann Leal Castorena and Anthony Alfred Delagarza killed Castorena’s ex-boyfriend, Jose Patricio Hernandez, for his life insurance money; Both sentenced to prison


Jose Patricio Hernandez

Jose Patricio Hernandez obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jose Patricio Hernandez
Memorial Held For Man Found Murdered Under Snow
Hellbeasts: Maryann Castorena & Anthony Alfred Delagarza (GREAT write-up)
2 charged with murder of Jose Patricio Hernandez
Woman Detailed Ex-Boyfriend’s Killing in a Letter, Prosecutors Say
Michigan woman claims letter asking man to kill her boyfriend was only a movie script
Convicted murderer: Maryann Castorena ‘offered me money’ in plotting ex-boyfriend’s killing
Man pleads guilty in Park Twp. murder
Holland man’s ex-girlfriend found guilty of murdering him, hiring hitman
Holland woman guilty in murder-for-hire ‘movie’ case
2 sentenced to prison in Ottawa Co. man’s murder
Ex-girlfriend gets life in prison for deadly beating
Maryann Castorena appeals murder-for-hire case to Michigan Supreme Court
Maryann Castorena murder conviction upheld

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Maryann Castorena
Deadly Women: The Love of Money

Defendants
Maryann Castorena – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Anthony Alfred Delagarza – pled guilty, sentenced to 20-40 years in prison, testified against Castorena

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 950782
SID Number:
Name: MARYANN LEAL CASTORENA
Racial Identification: Hispanic
Gender: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 145 lbs.
Date of Birth: 01/26/1974 (43)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Huron Valley Complex/Women’s
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
MARYANN LEAL CASTORENA

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Body Piercing- Ear
Scar- Right Forehead

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE

INMATE INFORMATION

MDOC Number: 942131
SID Number: 3617232E
Name: ANTHONY ALFREDO DELAGARZA
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 200 lbs.
Date of Birth: 08/23/1994 (23)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: 01/15/2034
Assigned Location: Saginaw Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/15/2054
Security Level: II

ALIASES
None
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Mark- Left Breast

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Monsters Among Us: Clifford McKee hired Cortez Butler to kill a witness that saw his nephew – Rodney McKee – commit an arson; That witness was Ryan Marshall, but he killed Frances Craig instead; All three sentenced to LWOP


Frances Craig

Frances Marie Craig obituary
Timeline of events in death of woman, 28, arrest of three men charged with her murder
Three men charged in ‘murder for hire’ homicide of 28-year-old
Live coverage: Testimony in ‘murder for hire’ trial of three men continues today
‘Collateral damage,’ prosecutor gives opening statement in ‘murder for hire’ trial
Live updates: ‘Murder for hire’ trial enters second day of testimony
Cell phone data, DNA link suspects in ‘murder for hire’ case
Live updates: ‘Murder for hire’ trial, day 3
Witness testifies against men accused of putting ‘hit’ out on him
‘I got bodies in Grand Rapids, Flint, Ohio and Jackson,’ accused hit-man allegedly said
Report: Murderer said he has ‘bodies in GR,’ elsewhere
Live updates: ‘Murder for hire’ trial, day 4
Suspect admitted to killing Frances Craig and others, police say
Live updates: ‘Murder for hire’ trial, day 5
Prosecution reveals evidence in day 5 of “murder for hire” trial
Live updates: ‘Murder for hire’ trial, day 6
Recap: ‘Murder for hire’ trial, day 7
Three men charged in ‘murder for hire’ case found guilty on all counts
Verdicts are in for the ‘Murder for Hire’ trial
‘I am disgusted I have to breathe the same air as you,’ victim’s mother says to killer

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Nightcrawler

Defendants
Clifford McKee – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Rodney McKee – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Cortez Butler – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 186624
SID Number:
Name: CLIFFORD DURELL MCKEE
Racial Identification: Black
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 205 lbs.
Date of Birth: 06/13/1966 (51)

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

ALIASES
CLIFFORD DURRELL
CLIFFORD MCKEEEL
CLIFFORD D MCKEE
CLIFFORD DURELL MCKEE-EL
CLIFFORD EL MCKEE
CLIFFORD MCKEE EL

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Tattoo- Back Right Bicep – tt rt bicep
Tattoo- Center Left Bicep – tt lt bicep
Tattoo- Center Right Shoulder – tt rt shoulder
Tattoo- Lower Left Chest – tt lt chest
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm – Rose with flower.
Tattoo- Upper Left Chest – Rose

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 747260
SID Number: 2559870J
Name: RODNEY JAMAR MCKEE
Racial Identification: Black
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 330 lbs.
Date of Birth: 08/23/1988 (29)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: St. Louis Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: IV

ALIASES
“BIG ROD”

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
None

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 222969
SID Number:
Name: CORTEZ ANTONIO BUTLER
Racial Identification: Black
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of Birth: 10/07/1972 (45)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: St. Louis Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: IV

ALIASES
CORTEZ BUTLER
CORTEZ ANTONE BUTLER
CORTEZ ANTONIO BUTLER

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
None

Update: Colleen Hufford murder *Alton Alexander Nolen convicted; Jury recommends death penalty*

Vaughn Foods victims

Victims
Colleen Hufford
Traci Johnson (survived)

Monsters Among Us: Alton Nolen charged with killing Colleen Hufford and injuring another after being fired from Vaughan Foods; Faces the death penalty
Alton Nolen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Timeline of events leading up to Alton Nolen murder trial
Gruesome Opening Statements In Alton Nolen Trial
GRAPHIC: Survivor testifies about moment she was attacked by Oklahoma beheading suspect
Witnesses to Moore beheading kick off testimony in Alton Nolen trial
‘She did her best to ward off her attacker,’ doctor says of Moore beheading victim
Jurors hear interviews with Alton Nolen explaining why he beheaded co-worker
Two Doctors Say Alton Nolen Was Mentally Ill When Beheading Victim
Jurors To Decide If Beheading Defendant Is Intellectually Disabled
Jury finds man guilty in Moore beheading; Victim’s family calls for death penalty
Beheading suspect Alton Nolen found guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder
Jury recommends death in Oklahoma beheading case
Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Alton Nolen
Jury recommends death penalty for Alton Nolen murder conviction
Wikipedia: Vaughan Foods beheading incident

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Women: Cheryl Lynn Lucero shot & killed lover Rick Roberts after he ended their affair; Sentenced to 50 years to life in prison


Rick Roberts

Yes, this was said:

Lesa Lucero described her sister’s sentencing as “unreasonable.”

“There’s no prior felonies or any trouble with the law,” she said.

She said Cheryl Lucero was coerced into making a false confession during her interrogation.

“They’re trained for that,” she said. “They want one decision and one decision only.”

Lesa Lucero said her sister has not gotten into disciplinary trouble while in jail.

“That’s not somebody that’s a murderer, or cold-blooded killer,” she said.

Seriously? Yes, she is a murderer. She killed a man. That is the very definition of a murderer. So what if she had no trouble with the previously to this. SHE KILLED A MAN, a human being, a father, husband, brother, friend. He does not get to come back. Her sentence is not unreasonable. Ask the victim’s loved ones if they think it is unreasonable. Her response to getting dumped was unreasonable. She is an adult, she knew that killing was wrong but she did it anyway. She caused pain and grief for his loved ones who can never get him back. She is still breathing. That can be considered unreasonable.

Sonora Police Department: Homicide
A suspicious death in the California Mother Lode
First Homicide In 13 Years Claims Sonora Shop Owner, Police Volunteer
Sonora businessman, police volunteer, found shot to death inside shop
Shooting death of Sonora police volunteer rare for city
Friend tells of finding Sonora slaying victim
Arrest made in homicide of Sonora businessman, police volunteer
Sonora Woman Charged with Murder, Neighbors Shocked
Lucero’s former boyfriend testifies
Lucero Convicted Of First Degree Murder
Cheryl Lucero sentenced for murder of Rick Roberts
Lucero gets 50 years to life in prison for Roberts murder
Twain Harte woman sentenced to 50 years in Sonora slaying

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Illicit and Illegal

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name LUCERO, CHERYL LYNN
CDCR Number WF3394
Age 48
Admission Date 10/30/2015
Current Location Central California Women’s Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 06/2039

Angels of Death: Megan Jean Haines killed at least 2 patients after they complained about her; Sentenced to 27-36 years in prison

Victims
Marie Darragh, 82
Isabella Spencer, 77

Double homicide at Ballina nursing home
Woman arrested over deaths of Marie Darragh, Isobella Spencer at Ballina nursing home
Nursing home deaths extradition
Daughter’s anguish over nursing home murder
NSW nurse Megan Jean Haines the centre of misconduct investigations before allegedly killing two residents
‘They were given wrong medication’
Ballina nurse accused of double murder had allegedly boasted of knowing how to kill people
Why this murder trial had to leave the Northern Rivers
Nurse Megan Haines knew more than she had been told after Ballina nursing home deaths, court told
Nurse Megan Haines told of complaints before alleged murders at St Andrews Village
Drugs, theft allegations, insulin injections: nurse Megan Haines’ history revealed
Former nurse Megan Haines jailed for 27 years for killing two aged-care residents
Megan Haines jailed for 27 years for murdering patients at Ballina nursing home
In fear of her life, ‘Granny killer’ nurse Megan Haines taunted by Silverwater jail inmates

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: The Dark Side


Megan Haines

Deadly Wives: Danielle Green killed her ex-husband Raymond Green and stuffed his body in a metal box; Sentenced to 60 years in prison


Raymond Green

Sheriff: Ind. woman killed ex-husband, stuffed body in metal box
Indiana woman shot husband 10 times, stuffed body in padlocked box: cops
Jury finds Ohio Co. woman guilty of murder in death of ex-husband
Danielle Green convicted of husband’s murder in Ohio County trial
Murderer to be sentenced; victim’s family has say in court
Jury Finds Danielle Green Guilty In Murder Of Ex
Convicted killer who stuffed ex-husband in box has sentencing hearing
Danielle Green Given 60 Years, But Was Guilty Verdict Truly Unanimous?

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: DIY Burial

INMATE INFORMATION

DANIELLE M GREEN
DOC Number 240619
First Name DANIELLE
Middle Name M
Last Name GREEN
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/14/1972
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 03/04/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 10/30/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 58C01-1406-MR-000001
County of Conviction OHIO
Projected Release Date 03/04/2044

Deadly Duo: Pamela Lawson and Lekev Spivey killed Lawson’s boyfriend, Michael Days in front of her children; Both sentenced to prison


Michael Days

Michael Days obituary
Man shot and killed on Cleveland’s west side identified
Cleveland man and woman sentenced to decades in prison for aggravated murder of woman’s live-in boyfriend
Two sentenced after pleading guilty to killing woman’s boyfriend
Girlfriend and gunman sentenced for murder
Cleveland murder case on Investigation Discovery series

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Calls: Silent Witness

Defendants
Pamela Lawson – pled guilty, sentenced to 33 years to life in prison
Lekev Spivey – pled guilty, sentenced to 28 years to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PAMELA A LAWSON
Number W092604
DOB 12/21/1983
Gender Female
Race Black
Admission Date 06/26/2015
Institution Ohio Reformatory for Women
Status INCARCERATED

Offense Information
AGG MURDER
Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 5
Committing County: Cuyahoga
Admission Date: 06/26/2015
Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Mandatory Sentence 30 years
Gun Specification 3 years
Indefinite Sentence Min Life Sentence
Indefinite Sentence Max Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month November 2047
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results FIRST HEARING

INMATE INFORMATION

LEKEV H SPIVEY
Number A671641
DOB 01/08/1992
Gender Male
Race Black
Admission Date 06/23/2015
Institution Mansfield Correctional Institution
Status INCARCERATED

Offense Information
AGG MURDER
Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 5
Committing County: Cuyahoga
Admission Date: 06/23/2015
Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Mandatory Sentence 25 years
Gun Specification 3 years
Indefinite Sentence Min Life Sentence
Indefinite Sentence Max Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month November 2042
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results FIRST HEARING

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