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    January 16: 1936: Serial Killer Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was executed in the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison. He was responsible for at least 5 murders, including 10-year-old Grace Budd whose murder he was sentenced to death for.

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Deadly Girlfriends: Amber Rose Smith killed her boyfriend, Trenton Mallory, as he slept; Sentenced to LWOP


Trenton Mallory

Trenton Dee Mallory obituary
Woman arrested in murder of Levering man
Smith silent at murder sentencing
Jury convicts Amber Smith of first degree murder
Court upholds Smith’s murder conviction

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Amber Smith
Bride Killa: Blinded by Money

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

MDOC Number: 949143
SID Number: 3177373W
Name: AMBER ROSE SMITH
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Female
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 180 lbs.
Date of Birth: 04/16/1986 (31)

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

ALIASES
None

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Body Piercing- Left Ear
Body Piercing- Navel
Body Piercing- Right Ear
Scar- Center Abdomen
Scar- Left Hand
Tattoo- Left Hip – clover “Luck of the Irish”t
Tattoo- Lower Back – sun dial
Tattoo- Upper Left Foot – “Believe”
Tattoo- Upper Right Foot – locket w/ 2 skeleton keys “Marshall” “Carson”

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Open Murder – Statutory Short Form
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316C
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 14004001-FC-P
Date of Offense: 03/06/2014
County: Emmet
Date of Sentence: 11/26/2014
Conviction Type: Jury

Sentence 2
Offense: Weapons – Felony Firearms
Minimum Sentence: 2 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.227BA
Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Court File#: 14004001-FC-P
Date of Offense: 03/06/2014
County: Emmet
Date of Sentence: 11/26/2014
Conviction Type: Jury

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Psycho For Love: Adam Frasch beat and drowned his wife, Samira Frasch; Sentenced to life in prison


Samira Frasch

Samira Mariette Frasch obituary
Facebook: Samira Frasch
Nebraskan a suspect in Florida 5 months after estranged wife’s death, with case on hold
Dr. Frasch’s Lawyer Wants Him Freed From Jail While He Awaits Trial
Trial to begin for high-profile defendant accused of killing model wife
Adam Frasch: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Frasch found guilty of first degree murder
Jury Finds Tallahassee Doctor Adam Frasch Guilty Of Murdering Wife
Frasch guilty of murder
Panhandle doctor gets life for beating, drowning model wife
NBC ‘Dateline’ to premiere 2-hour special on Samira Frasch’s murder

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: At The Bottom of the Pool
Diabolical: Mistress Roulette

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: A51860
Name: FRASCH, ADAM M
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’04”
Weight: 253 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/11/1967
Initial Receipt Date: 01/31/2017
Current Facility: BLACKWATER C.F.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Ivan Dennings Cales says he believed Roxanne Houston was a witch and cast a spell on him, so he killed her; Sentenced to life in prison


Roxanne Houston

Taos sheriff names suspect in woman’s murder
Suspect identified in Taos murder
Homeless man accused of murder arrested
New info: Taos woman murdered with gun
Homicide jury trial continues this week
Former West Virginian found guilty of murder
Taos area man found guilty of murdering woman he said was witch
Man found guilty of murdering woman he said was a witch
Two Peaks murderer sentenced to life
Two Peaks area ’witch hunter’ sentenced to life in prison
NM – Taos Co., Female in shallow grave, Two Peaks, Dec’14 – Roxanne Houston

Movies/Documentaries
Murder in the Heartland: Witch Hunter

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Three people charged with killing Professor Dan Markel in his own garage; Possibly due to his divorce and her family interference


Dan Markel

New Suspect Arrested in 2014 Murder of Florida Professor Dan Markel
5 Things to Know About the Mysterious Shooting of Popular Florida Law Professor Dan Markel
Family Of Slain Florida Legal Scholar To Be Paid $40,000
People Magazine Investigates: Who Killed Popular Florida State Law Professor Dan Markel?
Above the Law
‘That’s what we went to go kill that man for’: New details emerge in FSU professor’s killing
Murder trial set for Sigfredo Garcia
Trial date set for suspect in Markel murder case
Suspect pleads guilty in Dan Markel murder case
Another Garcia cellmate comes forward with information on Markel
Luis Rivera and Sigfredo Garcia: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Wikipedia: Dan Markel
Suspect linked to murder-for-hire plot involving FSU professor’s death
The ABC News ’20/20′ Segment On The Dan Markel Murder Case

Movies/Documentaries
20/20: In-laws and Outlaws
People Magazine Investigates: Marked for Murder

Defendants
Sigfredo “Toto” Garcia – still awaiting trial
Katherine “Katie” Magbanua pled guilty,
Luis Rivera – pled guilty, sentenced to 19 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

FEDERAL
LUIS RIVERA
Register Number: 07850-104
Age: 34
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Tucson USP
Release Date: 05/21/2026

FLORIDA STATE
DC Number: M41919
Name: RIVERA, LUIS M
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’03”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/25/1983
Initial Receipt Date: 12/01/2016
Current Facility: OUT OF DEPT. CUSTODY BY COURT ORDER
Current Custody: PENDING
Current Release Date: 08/16/2035

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

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; Sentenced to the 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
Alton Nolen sentenced to death in Moore beheading
“May God have mercy on your soul,” Oklahoma man formally sentenced for beheading coworker
Oklahoma man sentenced to death for beheading his co-worker
Wikipedia: Vaughan Foods beheading incident

INMATE INFORMATION

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