Buchanan Family massacre: Nolan Keith Buchanan killed his father, stepmother and brother; Sentenced to 150 years in prison

Victims
Adam Buchanan, 38
Molly McAfee, 37
Gavin Buchanan, 8

Find-A-Grave: Adam Kent Buchanan
Find-A-Grave: Molly Irene Burke McAfee
Find-A-Grave: Gavin Kent Buchanan
Cops: Missing Calif. family case probed as homicide
Missing Benicia family case turns into criminal investigation
Benicia 16-year-old accused of killing parents, brother
Benicia Family Found Burned in El Dorado County Cabin; Teen Son Accused of Murder
16-Year-Old Benicia Teen Accused Of Killing Family In Cabin, Setting It On Fire
Community shaken by Benicia teen’s arrest for slaying family
Young man convicted of killing three family members
Benicia Teen Convicted Of Killing Father, Stepmother And 8-Year-Old Brother
Buchanan sentenced to 150 years in prison for murdering family, but could get parole
A Teenager, Motivated By Greed, Slaughtered His Family
People of the State of California v Nolen Buchanan 2020 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Family Massacre: Buchanan

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name BUCHANAN, NOLEN KEITH
CDCR Number BG9008
Age 22
Admission Date 07/25/2018
Current Location Ironwood State Prison
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/2039

Steven Louis Valdez murder 7/25/2015 West Valley City, UT *Victim brutally beaten then shot to death; 3 people charged with his murder*


Steven Louis Valdez

Steve Louis Valdez obituary
Police identify man shot to death in West Valley home invasion
Victim in Bluejay Street homicide identified, suspects still outstanding
Witness says she lied about slaying of Utah man after being threatened
Jury acquits West Valley man in violent robbery, murder case
West Valley man sent to prison for witness tampering in murder case
West Valley woman sent to prison for uncle’s death in violent robbery
Woman charged in Utah homicide case sentenced to prison

Defendants
Bernadette Josette Ramirez (victim’s niece) – pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 1-15 years in prison
Arturo Frias-Gonzales – pled guilty to obstructing justice & tampering with a witness, sentenced to 1-15 years in prison
Eddie Salazar – acquitted at trial

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 134656
Offender Name: BERNADETTE JOSETTE RAMIREZ
DOB: Wed, 22 May 1968
Height: 4 Feet 7 Inches
Weight: 120
Sex: F
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: TIMPANOGOS
Parole Hearing: 10/2025
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
JOSETTE B ARCHULETA
BERNADETTE JOS ARCHULETA
BERNADETTE JOS FERNANDEZ
BERNADETTE JOSETTE LOPEZ
BERNADETTE JOSETTE RAMIREZ
MICHELLE VALDEZ

INMATE INFORMATION

ARTURO FRIAS-GONZALES
Age 30
Gender Male
Race Unknown
Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Jan 11, 1991
ID Number 230986
Custody Status Date Nov 08, 2021 10:46 AM MST
Custody Status Transferred
Custody Detail Out of state

REPORTING AGENCY
Utah Department of Corrections
14717 Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020
(801) 545-5658

Psycho For Love: Jory Arlow Fenstermaker shot & killed Randy Lenell Lewis, his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend; Sentenced to 16 years to life in prison


Randy Lenell Lewis

Find-A-Grave: Randy Lenell Lewis
Police identify man killed in West Point shooting
Man shot girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in West Point, police say
Davis Co. Shooting Victim Identified
Utah love triangle turns deadly after woman’s boyfriend shoots her ex-boyfriend
Ogden man claiming self-defense ordered to stand trial for murder in West Point Shooting
Attorney for West Point murder suspect wants state to pay for expert witness
Man convicted of murder in slap-boxing shooting death
Utah man guilty of murder after slap-boxing turned deadly
Man gets possible life in prison for murder in ‘slap boxing’ fight
Man gets possible life in prison for murder in “slap boxing” fight
Utah man who fatally shot friend’s former boyfriend sentenced to prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 231414
Offender Name: JORY ARLOW FENSTERMAKER
DOB: Fri, 3 Dec 1993
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches
Weight: 145
Sex: M
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF BOULDER
Parole Hearing: 05/01/2032
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
JORY ARLOW FENSTERMAKER

Deadly Husbands: Michael Copley killed his wife, Catherine; Sentenced to 26.5 years to 57 years in prison


Catherine “Cathy” Copley

Find-A-Grave: Catherine Joesta Boob Emig-Copley
Husband arrested in killing
Opening statements begin Catherine Copley murder trial
Husband found guilty in Catherine Copley murder trial
DA: Blair Co. man convicted of killing his wife in 2015
Copley guilty of 3rd-degree murder
Man convicted of 3rd-degree murder in wife’s 2015 death
Michael Copley Found Guilty
Michael Copley sentenced up to 57 years for murder of wife
DA: Blair Co. man convicted in wife’s murder sentenced to nearly 60 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: COPLEY, MICHAEL DEAN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 33
Location:
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 1701823
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 01/01/1988
Additional Information:

Magna Murders: Stevan Chambers and Shelli Marie Brown were murdered in Magna; Brandon Beau Warren charged with their murders

Victims
Stevan Chambers, 26
Shelli Marie Brown, 26

Find-A-Grave: Stevan Ryan Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Shelli Marie Brown
Magna homicide victim had ‘rough start’ in life, family says
2 Magna killings likely connected, police say
Dead woman found in park is second homicide in Magna in a matter of days
In Magna: Two bodies, two months, no arrests
2 bodies, 2 months, no arrests in Magna murder cases
Man charged with 2 Magna killings from 2015
Suspect charged a year after couple found murdered in Magna
Criminal Information Document
Utah man accused of killing two in Magna is not competent, review date set for September 2017
Justice delayed in double Magna murder
5 cases, 2 judges: Questions arise about determining competency for man charged with double murder
Case against man charged with 2015 Magna murders headed to trial

Stevan Ryan Chambers

INMATE INFORMATION

Update: Smallwood-Henderson family massacre *Christopher Henderson convicted, sentenced to death*

Victims
Kristen Smallwood Henderson, 35 (9 months pregnant)
Loryn Brooke Smallwood (the unborn child)
Clayton Daniel Chambers, 8
Carol Jean Smallwood, 67
Eli Reed Sololowski, 1

Monsters Among Us: Christopher Matthew Henderson and Rhonda Jean Carlson charged with killing Kristen Smallwood (his other wife), children and other family members
Find-A-Grave: Kristen Meredith Smallwood Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Loryn Brooke Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Clayton Daniel Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Carol Jean Smallwood
Find-A-Grave: Eli Reed Sololowski
Plea hearing set for Alabama woman charged with 18 counts of capital murder
Man Found Guilty of Killing Pregnant Wife and Her Family
Man charged with 2015 murders of five people in New Market sentenced to death
Alabama Man Who Murdered Pregnant Wife in Third Trimester and 3 Young Children Is Sentenced to Death
Alabama man sentenced to death for killing wife and family
Rhonda Jean Carlson Given Plea Deal in 2015 AL Multiple Murders
Plea hearing set for Rhonda Carlson charged with 18 counts of capital murder
Woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings
Rhonda Carlson sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2015 New Market murders
Alabama Woman Handed Life Sentence For Helping Husband Plan Killings Of His Ex And Her Family
Alabama woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings

Defendants
Christopher Matthew Henderson – convicted, sentenced to death
Rhonda Jean Carlson – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Anthony Velasquez and his father, Manuel Velasquez, charged with 3 cold cases in Los Angeles County

Victims
Jesus “Jesse” Antonio Avalos, 34 [2/11/2014]
Amanda Nicole Lopez, 27 [4/22/2018]
Eduardo Robles, 38 [7/6/2015]

Find-A-Grave: Jesus Antonio Avalos
The Homicide Report: Eduardo Robles, 38
Amanda Nicole Lopez obituary
The Homicide Report: Amanda Nicole Lopez, 27
Find-A-Grave: Amanda Nicole Lopez
‘They will kill again’: $80K reward to help catch suspects linked to 3 East LA murders
Centralized LA Sheriff’s homicide bureau connects 3 East LA unsolved murders, 2 persons on interest sought
Two suspects tied to three killings in East Los Angeles
Father and son arrested in connection with 3 shooting deaths in East Los Angeles
Father And Son Arrested In Connection To 3 East LA Murders Dating Back to 2014
Father, son arrested in connection with 3 East L.A. cold case slayings
SWAT team arrests father, son at East LA home in connection with 3 cold case murders
California Father and Son Arrested for Alleged Murder in 3 Cold Cases: Police
Man, his father charged in connection with 3 East LA cold case murders

Defendants
Anthony Velasquez
Manuel Velasquez

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Candie Renee Zito and her cousin, Corey Lane Zito, killed her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Shane Gibson; Both sentenced to 20 years in prison


Anthony Shane Gibson

Find-A-Grave: Anthony Shane Gibson
Burned body found in Leeds identified as missing Harpersville man
Person of interest in death of Anthony Gibson caught after chase in Indiana, booked into jail
Alabama cousins lead police on two county pursuit
Woman indicted on murder charge in death of man found torched in Leeds
2nd suspect charged in murder of man found torched in Leeds
Two indicted in death of man found burned in Leeds
Case surrounding murder of Harpersville man continues
Cousins Who Allegedly Had Romantic Affair Murder A Man And Embark On Cross-Country Chase

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Candie Zito

Defendants
Candie Renee Zito – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Corey Lane Zito – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Priscilla Dawn Houck killed Christopher Wayne Rotenberger to get her girlfriend back; Instead she got life in prison


Christopher Wayne Rotenberger

Christopher Rotenberger obituary
Facebook: Chris Rotenberger
Detectives Arrest Woman In 2015 Murder Of Man In Unincorporated Seminole
Arrest Made in 2015 Murder on Flamevine Avenue in Unincorporated Seminole
Love Triangle Blamed In Man’s Slaying
Woman charged in 2015 murder of Seminole man
After Affair With McDonald’s Coworker Ends, Woman Shoots Her Romantic Rival To Death
Woman convicted of 2015 love-triangle murder is seeking a new trial
Love triangle killer won’t get new trial in Pinellas County
Priscilla Dawn Houck v State of Florida 2020 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Dawn Houck

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Women: Kaitlyn Cohen poisoned and killed her ex-boyfriend’s mother, Dr. Mary Yoder for revenge; Sentenced to 23 years in prison


Dr. Mary Louise Yoder

Find-A-Grave: Dr Mary Louise Bakert Yoder
Victim’s son details relationship with Conley
Conley trial: Victim’s family members offer their theories
Kaitlyn Conley murder trial verdict: Jury says guilty of manslaughter
Kaitlyn Conley sentenced to 23 years for death of her ex-boyfriend’s mother
Receptionist Sentenced for Fatally Poisoning Ex-Boyfriend’s Mom, Who Was Also Her Boss: Reports
Woman Fatally Poisoned Former Boyfriend’s Mom To Get Toxic Revenge On Her Ex
Family split on Kaitlyn Conley’s conviction of Mary Yoder’s poisoning murder
Court denies Kaitlyn Conley’s appeal that she killed her former boyfriend’s mom
State Appellate Court Denies Kaitlyn Conley’s Appeal
Murder of Mary Yoder on ID: Angered by her ex-boyfriend Kaitlyn Conley killed his mom
Mary Yoder Murder: Where is Kaitlyn Conley Now?
Chilling Crimes: Mary Yoder

Books
We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Poisoned
Forensic Files II: The Letter
Killer Motive: A Healthy Dose of Murder
American Justice: Poisonous Hearts
A Time to Kill: A Lady’s Weapon
Who Killed the Doctor?
Someone You Thought You Knew: Pick Your Poison

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 08/27/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 18G0056
Inmate Name CONLEY, KAITLYN A
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 04/09/1993
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 01/16/2018
Date Received (Current) 01/16/2018
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment ONEIDA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime: MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class: B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 08/27/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0000 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0023 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date 07/17/2037
Earliest Release Type CONDITIONAL RELEASE DATE
Parole Hearing Date 05/2037
Parole Hearing Type RELEASE CONDITIONS
Parole Eligibility Date
Conditional Release Date 07/17/2037
Maximum Expiration Date 11/01/2040
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

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