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    December 10: 1994: Darrel Cooley was shot several time in Jethroe’s Steakhouse in Erie, PA. Vance Haskell was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Curtis Mathis convicted of being an accomplice, sentenced to 3-7 years in prison.

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Murder In The Family: Anthony Sena killed his 77-year-old grandmother, Susan Hernandez – Why you ask? Well, he wanted her money but did not to do the job for her


Susan Hernandez

Susan Hernandez obituary
Pueblo family looking for answers after woman’s death Pueblo family looking for answers after woman’s death
House fire turned murder investigation leaves family in shock
New evidence revealed in a Pueblo grandmother’s murder
Jury: Anthony Sena Killed His Grandma Rather Than Fix Her Roof
Grandson caught in heinous murder of grandmother after body doesn’t fully burn
Family memorializes murdered grandmother one year after death
Susan Hernandez, Anthony Sena: ‘Blood Relatives’ Grandmother, Grandson Pueblo, Colorado Murder Case On ID Documentary Series

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: A Killing in Rotation

INMATE INFORMATION

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Monsters Among Us: Convicted Sex Offender Joshua John Schneider killed Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher, robbed her and then set her house on fire; Sentenced to 3 consecutive terms of life in prison


Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher

Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher obituary
Community coming to grips with NSU professor’s killing
Tahlequah Murder Victim Identified as Professor
Cops: Person of interest in NSU professor’s murder gets away in Tulsa chase, ditches car, 2-year-old
Schneider Charged with Murder in Maher Homicide
Broken Arrow Man Charged With Murder, Arson In NSU Professor’s Death
Broken Arrow man charged with killing NSU professor faces trial
Testimony begins in Maher case
Murder trial begins in slaying of NSU professor
Ex-girlfriend says accused killer confessed, told about killing NSU professor
OSBI criminalist testifies about processing Maher murder scene
Testimony continues in NSU professor murder trial
Man Found Guilty In Murder Of NSU Professor In 2013
Man Sentenced To Life For 2013 Murder Of NSU Professor
Convicted Killer Says Sentences ‘Excessive’ In Death Of Tahlequah Professor
OK – Tiffany Maher, 38, murdered in her Tahlequah home, 31 May 2013
Court Upholds Convictions in Slaying of Oklahoma Professor

Movies/Documentaries
Grave Mysteries: Killer Chemistry

INMATE INFORMATION

OK DOC #: 270799
Name: Joshua J Schneider
RaceGenderLocation: White / Male / DAVIS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-HOLDENVILLE, HOLDE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 4 in
Weight: 169 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue

Alias

IDs
OK DOC#: 270799
Birth Date: 3/12/1980

Deadly Duo: Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe tried to kill their father, William, but arson, but he survived and they are in prison for 9 years


William Bledsoe

Ellensburg twins accused of attempted murder held on $1M bail
Dad Stands by Twins Who Allegedly Plotted to Kill Him Ad 1 of 1Video starts in:17
Caleb And Joshua Bledsoe, Twin Brothers, Accused Of Trying To Kill Their Father
‘I am their dad, I am not their victim’: The father who survived ‘attempted murder’ by his two sons won’t condemn his children
Ellensburg twins plead guilty to attempted murder
9-year sentence for Ellensburg twins who tried to kill father

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Twins: Fire for Freedom

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 370948
Offender Name: BLEDSOE, JOSHUA L
Location: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 370949
Offender Name: BLEDSOE, CALEB W
Location: Airway Heights Corrections Center

Monsters Among Us: Brian David Steckel *The Driftwood Killer* raped and killed Sandra Lee Long then set her bed on fire; He also confessed to at least 2 other murders – Executed 11/4/2005

Victims
Sandra Lee Long, 29
Frances Mary Kiefer, 44 [confessed to]

Brian Steckel was a despicable excuse for a human being. He raped and killed Sandra Lee Long, then set the bed she was on on fire. She actually died of smoke inhalation. During his trial, he sent a copy of her autopsy report to her mother, with a note saying, “Read it and weep. She’s gone forever. Don’t cry over burnt flesh.” During his trial, mind you. And there were death penalty opponents who thought he could do some good if he was allowed to live. But of course, none of those people said anything about Sandra Lee Long and what she suffered. What her loved ones continue to suffer to this day. Sometimes punishment just needs to be punishment. Not something to hope he can make good. He proved that he was not a good person and he even said several times that he deserved the death penalty.

While he was in prison he also mailed confessions to another murder [Frances Kiefer, a neighbor] but nothing has come of it that I am aware of. I am still including her as a victim of his, since he willingly and voluntarily confessed to her murder.

In Loving Memory of Sandra Lee Long
CharleyProject: Frances Mary Kiefer
Pennsylvania Missing Persons: Frances Mary Kiefer
Whatever Became Of … Frances Kiefer Who Myseriously Disappeared From Her Fountain Hill Home?
State of Delaware v Brian Steckel 1996 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Brian D. “Red” Steckel #991
Murderpedia: Brian David Steckel
Wikipedia: Brian Steckel

Movies/Documentaries
Shattered: The Driftwood Killer


Brian David Steckel

Final Words: “I want to say I’m sorry for the cruel things I did. I’m not the same man I was when I came to jail. I changed. I’m a better man…I walked in here without a fight and I accept my punishment. It is time to go. I love you people.” He told his cousin and a friend, who were witnesses at his execution, to tell his 12 year old daughter, “I said no excuses.”

Monsters Among Us: Cliff Douglas Parker set fire to Betty Roberts home after being asked to leave the home, she died later in the burn unit; Sentenced to life in prison

From Parker’s appeal: Officers Lindsey Stewart and Carson Bell were dispatched to a house fire. The officers could see the flames “all the way down the block.” They arrived before any other officers or firefighters. When they arrived at the scene, a woman screamed that someone was still inside the burning house. Stewart and Bell ran to the house. They saw Appellant standing on the porch, “nonchalantly” smoking a cigarette. The officers ignored Appellant and kicked the door open. As the officers entered the house, they saw an unconscious woman (Betty Roberts) lying face down on the floor.

As the officers attempted to remove Roberts from the burning house, Appellant came inside and put his hands on Stewart’s back, blocking her progress and causing her to drop Roberts. Stewart pushed Appellant and resumed her attempt to remove Roberts from the burning building. Again, Appellant blocked Stewart, causing her to drop Roberts a second time. Out of
concern for Bell’s, Roberts’s, and her own safety, Stewart pushed Appellant as hard as she could. He fell outside onto the porch. The officers were then able to remove Roberts from the house. Once outside, the officers tried to move Roberts to a safer location. Appellant straddled Roberts and held her against the ground, blocking the officers’ efforts. The officers grabbed him by the shoulders and pulled him off of Roberts, and eventually they were able to move Roberts to the yard.

Stewart asked Appellant if anyone else remained in the house. He did not answer. Stewart demanded that Appellant tell her if anybody was still in the house. Finally, Appellant told her that someone was still in the back bedroom. As the officers prepared to re-enter the house, the fire department arrived. Stewart told them that someone was still in the house. The firemen entered the house and retrieved the second person.

Another officer brought Appellant to Officer James Minter. Because of the chaos of the still-active fire scene, Minter asked Appellant to wait in the back of his police cruiser, and Appellant complied. Minter testified that he did not place
Appellant under arrest. He did not handcuff Appellant; he did not tell Appellant that he was under arrest; he did not tell Appellant that he could not leave; and he would have allowed Appellant to leave had Appellant asked to do so.
About twenty-three minutes after Minter directed Appellant to wait in the police cruiser, Lieutenant Steve Larison of the Fort Worth Fire Department interviewed Appellant. In an attempt to learn details that might help his investigation and identify residents of the burning house, Larison talked to Appellant for about twenty minutes. At this point, Larison had yet to determine the cause of the fire. The cruiser’s video camera recorded the interview. After more investigation, Appellant was charged with arson.

Roberts later died from injuries she suffered during the fire. Appellant was then re-indicted for arson-based capital murder. The trial court determined that Appellant was not in custody when the interview occurred and that the video of
the interview was therefore admissible as a matter of law

Man sentenced to life for setting fire that killed Fort Worth widow
Arsonist Receives Life Sentence For Setting Fatal Fire
Man sentenced to life in prison for Fort Worth house fire that killed woman
Texas Arsonist Receives Life Sentence
Cliff Douglas Parker v State of Texas 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05981646
TDCJ Number: 01913823
Name: PARKER,CLIFF DOUGLAS
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1957-12-29
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2041-09-19

Update: John Williams murder *Craig Crawford pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP*

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John W Williams
John W Williams

Psycho For Love: Craig Crawford charged with the murder of his husband, John W. Williams
Estranged husband admits murdering prominent restaurateur in arson fire
Utah restaurateur’s husband pleads guilty to murder, arson
Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Husband by Setting House Fire that Trapped Him Inside
Killer mutters, gestures in video following arson murder
Defense expert says Utah man was ’psychotic’ when he started house fire that killed his husband
Judge weighing 2 sentencing options in arson murder of restaurateur
Judge sentences Craig Crawford to life without parole for murdering husband John Williams in 2016 house fire
Crawford sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing husband

INMATE INFORMATION

Craig Crawford

Name: CRAIG CRAWFORD
Sex: M
Age: 47
Height: 507
Weight: 150
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BLUE

Inmate Information
Booking #: 16024837
SO#: 393573
State ID:
FBI:
Citizen: UNITED STATES
COB: Ohio

Incarceration Information
Current Location: MAIN
County: SALT LAKE
Current Housing Section: 04
Current Housing Block: C
Current Housing Cell: 31
Current Housing Bed: A
Booked Date: 05/22/2016

Alias Information
There are no aliases for this inmate.

Bond Information
Case #: Amount: $1,000,000.00
Status: Open
Posted By:
Post Date: 05/23/2016

Crawford info

Monsters Among Us: Larry Bernard Williams charged with the murders of his girlfriend, Diamond Shelman, & their 8-month-old son, Jeremiah and then setting the apartment on fire


Diamond and Jeremiah Shelman

Arrest made after woman, baby found dead in fire in Bradenton
Man charged with killing his girlfriend, their infant son
Man blames ‘demon’ for fatally stabbing girlfriend, killing 8-month-old son
Man charged with murder after girlfriend, child found dead in Bradenton apartment fire
A teen’s throat was cut. An infant died in a fire. And a man blames it on ‘the demon’
Suspect blames ‘demon’ for deaths of his girlfriend and infant son, cops say
Disturbing details after Bradenton man says ‘demon’ inside killed girlfriend, son
Manatee County man charged with deaths of girlfriend, infant son

INMATE INFORMATION

Personal Information
Firstname LARRY
Lastname WILLIAMS
Middle Name BERNARD
Date of Birth 5/13/1997
Race B
Gender M
Hair BLK
Eye BRO
Height 505
Weight 180

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