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    Aug. 22: 2011: Kathryn Benoit was shot to death in her Moscow, ID apartment by her former boyfriend, Ernesto Bustamante, who was also an assistant professor in her department at the University of Idaho. He killed himself the next day at a hotel room in Moscow, ID.

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Monsters Among Us: Christopher Matthew Henderson and Rhonda Jean Carlson charged with killing Kristen Smallwood (his other wife), children and other family members

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

Kristen Meredith Chambers obituary
Clayton Daniel Chambers obituary
Carol Jean Smallwood obituary
Eli Reed Sokolowski obituary
Estranged husband, previous wife arrested in deaths of family members
Details of Maysville murders exposed during hearing
Madison Co. man charged with 7 counts of capital murder faces judge
2 charged with capital murder in relation to house fire deaths; 1 suspect married to victim and co-suspect
More charges made in Madison County bigamist family murder; unborn baby counts as 5th victim
1st wife of bigamist in New Market family murders to face grand jury
Bigamist couple indicted in Madison County slayings of husband’s 2nd wife, children, relatives
Bigamist couple indicted on capital murder charges in killing of five family members
Bigamist couple murder pregnant second wife, family – Christopher Henderson and wife Rhonda Carlson ‘cut out the unborn baby out of Kristen Henderson’s womb and stabbed multiple times’
Bigamist couple indicted in Madison County slayings of husband’s 2nd wife, children, relatives




Serial Killer: Andrew Dillon killed 5 elderly women; For one of them, he let 2 innocent men go to prison for 10-12 years

M. Geneva Long

Goldy Snyder, 86 [10/4/1994]
M. Geneva Long, 67 [3/11/1994]
Lucy Crable, 81 [7/4/1995]
Agnes Deluca, 86 [10/30/1990]
Neda Hoerner, 77 [3/13/1995]

Is David Gladden innocent? (3 parts)
New evidence for a new trial?
National Registry of Exoneration: David Gladden

The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Internal Trauma

Wrongfully Convicted:

David Gladden and James Carson


Inmate Number: CA6024
Name Name Type
X COUNTRY Also Known As
Age: 53
Date of Birth: 06/27/1964
Height (in): 5′ 08″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: DARK
Current Location: HUNTINGDON
Permanent Location: HUNTINGDON
Committing County: LACKAWANNA
Last Updated Time: 7/31/2017 4:00:16 AM

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

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

Murder In The Family: Loralie Kathie Querbach charged with starting the fire that killed her 64-year-old mother, Kathie Thomas

6946 W. Bonnie Arlene Dr WVC UT

Daughter arrested in fatal West Valley fire that killed mother
West Valley City woman dies in fire, daughter arrested on suspicion of murder
Daughter arrested for murder after mother killed in West Valley City house fire
Daughter of woman killed in WVC arrested for murder, arson
Police ID woman found dead in West Valley house fire, arrest daughter
Daughter charged with murder in fatal house fire that claimed mother
Niece of West Valley City arson victim speaks out about deadly fire
Daughter charged with murder in fatal house fire that claimed mother
Woman charged with murdering mother dies by suicide in jail
Woman accused of setting fatal fire dies after jail suicide attempt
Utah woman accused of setting fire that killed her mom dies


Sex: F
Age: 46
Height: 502
Weight: 117
Eye Color: GREEN

Inmate Information
Booking #: 17029224
SO#: 177841
State ID: 327304
FBI: 347863LA0
COB: Utah

Monsters Among Us: Juan Rosario beat 83-year-old Elena Ortega, then set her house on fire, burning her alive; Sentenced to death

Elena Ortega

83-Year-Old Woman Murdered In Home On Orange County’s East Side
Elderly woman’s murder unsolved 1 year later
$5,000 reward offered in elderly woman’s death
Deputies seek help in homicide of Orlando woman
Friends of woman burned in Orange County home urge suspect to come forward
Person of interest named in killing of 83-year-old Elena Ortega
Two named persons of interest after slain elderly woman found in burned home
Friends, neighbors relieved arrest made in death of Elena Ortega
SO: Suspect already in jail indicted in 2013 murder of elderly woman
Murder case that governor took away from Aramis Ayala goes to trial Monday
Murder trial continues for man accused of killing 83-year-old woman
Man accused of killing 83-year-old found guilty of first-degree murder, arson
Sentencing phase begins for man convicted of killing 83-year-old Orange County woman
Jury considers death penalty in Juan Rosario murder trial
Jury recommends death penalty for Juan Rosario in 83-year-old woman’s killing
Jury: Man should be executed for murdering 83-year-old woman
Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Juan Rosario in 2013 FL Murder of 83-year-old Elena Ortega



Booking Number: 14042321
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Last Known Location: Orlando, Fl
Cell: n/a
Date Booked: 12/01/2014
Time Booked: 03:01am
Number of Holds: 3 undisclosed – 002
Notes: None

Case Sequence: 829
Case Status: Presentenced
#Bond Amount: 0.00
Police Case Number: n/a
Arresting Agency: Orange County Sheriff Office
Charge/Court Case Number: First Degree Murder
Court Location: CIRCUIT
Case Sequence: 830
Case Status: Presentenced
#Bond Amount: 0.00
Police Case Number: n/a
Arresting Agency: Orange County Sheriff Office
Charge/Court Case Number: Arson Struct. Known/believed To Be Occup.
Court Location: CIRCUIT

Monsters Among Us: Robert Seman charged with killing William and Judith Schmidt and their granddaughter, Corinne Gump, after he raped 10-year-old Corinne

Corinne Gump, 10
Judith Ann Schmidt, 61
William Edward Schmidt, 62

Corinne Rebecca Gump obituary
Find-A-Grave: Corinne Rebecca Gump
Judith Ann Schmidt obituary
William Edward Schmidt Sr obituary
Girl & Deaf Grandparents Killed In House Fire Hours Before Rape Trial
Seman charged with murdering 10-yr-old, grandparents
Youngstown Rape Suspect Charged In Victim’s, Victim’s Grandparents’ Deaths
Witness silenced in Youngstown: Corinne Gump, 10, dies in fire hours before suspect’s rape trial begins
Youngstown triple murder suspect wants death penalty option removed
Ohio judge keeps death penalty as option in Youngstown arson fire that killed 3
Trial starting over arson that killed girl, grandparents
Search underway for court to hear trial of man accused of murdering Youngstown girl and grandparents
Trial for man accused of setting fire that killed three set to begin next month
Family, friends pledge to remember Powers Way fire victims with yearly vigil
Anniversary of Powers Way arson brings memories of those lost in fire
Witness says Seman’s courthouse plunge shook the building
Youngstown triple murder defendant jumps off court balcony, dies
Triple murder defendant jumps to his death off courthouse balcony
Neighborhood reacts to Youngstown arson-murder suspect’s death


Offender Name: SEMAN, ROBERT A
Inmate ID: 50524
Custody Status: Out of Custody
Age: 49
DOB: 1/28/1968
Reason: Unknown (deceased)
Race: White
Contact Facility: Mahoning County Jail

Parents Gone Wild! Heather and Ernest Franklin charged with the murder of their special needs child, Jeffrey, and then setting their home on fire

Jeffrey Franklin

Upstate NY parents accused of killing teen son and setting their home on fire
Parents accused of killing son, setting fire to house
Couple charged with killing teenage son, setting house on fire
Parents accused of murdering son, covering it up with house fire in Chenango Co.
Couple accused of killing son, torching home
Parents arrested for allegedly killing son, setting fire to cover up crime
Upstate NY couple accused of killing adopted son before fire
Cops: Parents killed teen son, set family’s NY home on fire
Couple allegedly killed son after watching ‘Manchester by the Sea’
Did Oscar Winner Manchester by the Sea Inspire a Tragic, Real-Life Murder?


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 35
Location: Chenango County Jail
Race: White


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 33
Location: Chenango County Jail
Race: White

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