Monsters Among Us: Magen Fieramusca is charged with killing her friend of 20 years, Heidi Broussard, who was found in the trunk of a car; 1-month-old baby Margot Carey was found safe


Heidi Broussard and her daughter Margot Carey

Prayer vigil for Austin mom found dead near Houston to be held Monday
Neighbors shocked over death of missing mom
Timeline: What we know about the case of the missing south Austin mom and baby
What will happen to Margot Carey, Heidi Broussard’s newborn daughter?
Missing mom found dead near Houston, baby daughter safe, longtime friend arrested
Police say Austin mother found dead was strangled, baby safe
Heidi Broussard’s Friend, Magen Fieramusca AKA Maygen Humphrey, Charged In Her Death, Baby Margot Carey Found Alive
Heidi Broussard’s friend Magen Fieramusca pretended to be ‘sick’ over her disappearance
Magen Fieramusca Indicted on Capital Murder & Kidnapping Charges
Magen Fieramusca, accused of kidnapping, killing Austin mom, set to be in court Thursday
Woman charged with best friend’s murder, kidnapping her baby expected in court Thursday
Judge denies request to throw out evidence against woman accused of kidnapping Austin mother
Heidi Broussard case: KVUE’s coverage since the beginning

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Celeste Beard convinced her lover, Tracey Tarlton, to kill her husband, Steven Franklin Beard, so she could inherit all of his money


Steven Beard

Find-A-Grave: Steven Franklin Beard II
Woman admits she shot Austin TV exec
Betrayed By Her Own Children
Twins, Lesbian Lover Unravel Texas Murder
Celeste Beard Johnson v State of Texas 2006 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Celeste Beard
Wikipedia: Celeste Beard Johnson
Where Is Tracey Tarlton, The Woman Who Shot Celeste Beard’s Husband For Her, Now?
Where Is Tracey Tarlton Now?
What To Know About Celeste Beard Johnson, The Convicted Murderer Who Speaks Out In ‘Snapped: Behind Bars’
Celeste Beard Johnson Denies Having A Lover Kill Her Millionaire Husband: ‘My Kids Sold Me To The State Of Texas’

Podcasts
Moms and Murder: The Murder of Steven Beard
Love Murder: Celeste Beard: The Millionaire’s Wife & Her Lesbian Lover
Texas Wine and True Crime: The Lady Friend – (Celeste Beard)

Books
She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire
The Fortune Hunter
Celeste: The Celeste Beard Johnson Story

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Celeste Beard Johnson
It Takes A Killer: Mrs Wrong
Power, Privilege, and Justice: The Millionaire and the Waitress
American Justice: For Love or Money
Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer
Women Behind Bars: Celeste Beard
Snapped: Behind Bars: Celeste Beard
Women Who Kill
Vengeance: Killer Millionaires: Fatal Fortune
20/20 on ID: Homicide

Defendants
Celeste Beard Johnson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tracey Tarlton – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison, released 8/2011


Tracey Tarlton

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: Monsters Among Us: Michael Anthony Galvan charged with the 1979 murder of newlywed, Debra Sue Reiding


Debra Sue Reiding

Case Info: Victim Debra Sue Reiding
Newly-retrieved DNA could give detectives break in 1979 cold case murder
Police hope witnesses come forward after indictment of Austin suspect in 1979 murder of newlywed
Austin man arrested in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed
Austin man indicted in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed Debra Reiding
Grand jury indicts Austin man in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed 18-year-old
Austin man indicted in 1979 cold case murder of newlywed Debra Reiding
Austin Police Announced Arrest, Indictment in 1979 Homicide and Rape
Police hope witnesses come forward after indictment of Austin suspect in 1979 murder of newlywed
DNA links barber to Texas newlywed’s cold case murder from 1979
‘I’m shocked. He cut my hair for years’ | Austin barber accused of rape, murder nearly 40 years ago

INMATE INFORMATION

GALVAN, MICHAEL

Booking Number: 1817395 Booked: 5/24/2018 18:59
Arresting Agency: AUSTIN POLICE DEPT Offense #: A181440264
Facility: TRAVIS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
Charge (1)

— Cause Number: D1DC18900085
Charge Authority: NEW WARRANT – CLASS B OR ABOVE
Bond: $750,000.00 ANY TYPE OF BOND
Sentenced to 0 days 0 months

Cold Case: Laurie Stout murder 9/20/1983 Austin, TX *Robert Van Wisse pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison*

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Laurie Stout

Suspect in 1983 murder still on the loose
Suspect in 1983 Austin murder added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list
FBI: Man wanted in strangling of Austin mother more than 30 years ago
UT student accused of killing janitor in 1983 added to FBI’s most wanted list
FBI Most Wanted: Robert Francis Van Wisse
‘Ten Most Wanted’ Fugitive wanted for murder in Austin arrested
Tense wait at Mexican border before Austin cold case fugitive appeared
Fugitive former UT student surrenders in 1983 rape, killing of young Austin mom
Wanted murder suspect captured 30 years later
Robert Van Wisse sentenced to 30 years in 1983 murder
Van Wisse pleads guilty in 1983 murder, gets 30 years

INMATE INFORMATION

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SID Number: 16796495
TDCJ Number: 02127950
Name: VANWISSE,ROBERT
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1965-02-03
Maximum Sentence Date: 2047-01-26
Current Facility: GARZA WEST
Projected Release Date: 2035-01-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2027-01-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1983-09-20
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2017-03-28
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: D-1-DC-96-964355
Sentence: 30 years

Murder In The Family: Pontrey O’Neal Jones charged with the murder of his stepmom, Magdalena Ruiz, because she was celebrating the Dallas Cowboys win

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Magdalena Ruiz

Police say man accused of killing stepmother set knife aside before attack
Austin man allegedly lunges over couch to stab, kill stepmom
Man stabbed stepmom to death while she watched TV, Austin police say
Woman stabbed to death by stepson after “gloating” over Cowboys win, police say
Man killed stepmom for gloating about Dallas Cowboys win, police say
Pontrey O’Neal Jones

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Pontrey O’Neal Jones

Deadly Wives: Shriya Patel killed her husband, Bimal Patel, by setting the house on fire; Sentenced to 20 years in prison

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Bimal Patel

Find-A-Grave: Bimal Patel
Burn victim dies 5 months after he was allegedly set on fire by wife
Shriya Patel: Husband She Was Accused of Torching in April Has Died
Man, set on fire, dies after five-month battle with burns
Jurors hear from first responders who found Bimal Patel severely burned, screaming
Jury deliberating in capital murder trial
Shriya Patel given 20 years in 2012 arson death of her husband
Patel sentenced to 20 years in husband’s bathtub burning death
Shriya Patel Found Guilty of Arson, Not Capital Murder, Gets 20 Years
Woman, 27, who burned husband to death after luring him into a bathtub for a massage found NOT GUILTY of capital murder

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Shriya Patel

INMATE INFORMATION

Shriya Patel

SID Number: 50047215
TDCJ Number: 01915596
Name: PATEL, SHRIYA BIMAN
Race: I
Gender: F
DOB: 1986-09-17
Maximum Sentence Date: 2032-04-18
Current Facility: MARLIN
Projected Release Date: 2032-04-18
Parole Eligibility Date: 2014-08-08

Offense History
Offense Date: 2012-04-17
Offense: ARSON CAUSING DEATH
Sentence Date: 2014-03-11
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: D-1-DC-12-900230
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 09/30/2014

NEXT REVIEW (09/2016)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date
09/2016

The Texas Tower Sniper – Charles Whitman

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Victims
Margaret Whitman (mother)
Kathleen Frances Leissner Whitman (wife)
Edna Townsley, 51. Bludgeoned and shot by Whitman in the Tower reception.
Marguerite Lamport, 56. Killed by a shotgun wound to the chest.
Mark Gabour, 16. Killed by a shotgun wound to the head.
Claire Wilson, 18. Lost the baby she was carrying after being shot through the abdomen.
Thomas Eckman, 18. Shoulder wound. Kneeling over Claire Wilson when he was shot
Dr. Robert Boyer, 33. A physics professor killed by a single shot to the lower back.
Thomas Ashton, 22. A Peace Corps trainee killed by a gunshot to the upper left chest
Karen Griffith, 17. Gunshot wound through the lung. Died August 8.
Thomas Karr, 24. University senior. Killed by a single shot through the spine.
Billy Speed, 23. Police officer. Killed by a shot to his shoulder which traveled into his chest.
Harry Walchuk, 38. Doctoral student. Killed by a single shot to the chest.
Paul Sonntag, 18. Shot through the mouth while hiding behind construction barriers.
Claudia Rutt, 18. Fiancé of Sonntag. Killed by a gunshot to the chest.
Roy Schmidt, 29. An electrician killed by a single shot to the stomach.
David Gunby, 58. Gunshot wound of lower back. Died in 2001. Death ruled a homicide.

Survived
Allen, John Scott
Bedford, Billy
Ehlke, Roland
Evgenides, Ellen
Esparza, Avelino
Foster, F. L.
Frede, Robert
Gabour, Mary Frances
Gabour, Michael
Garcia, Irma
Harvey, Nancy
Gunby, David[71]
Heard, Robert
Hernandez Jr., Aleck
Hohmann, Morris
Huffman, Devereau
Kelly, Homer J.
Khashab, Abdul
Littlefield, Brenda Gail
Littlefield, Adrian
Martinez, Dello
Martinez, Marina
Mattson, David
Ortega, Delores
Paulos, Janet
Phillips, Lana
Royuela, Oscar
Snowden, Billy
Stewart, C. A.
Wilson, Claire
Wilson, Sandra
Wheeler, Carla Sue

Whitman letter
Whitmn, Charles Joseph
The Cops Who Stopped Charles Whitman
crimelibrary: Charles Whitman: The Texas Bell Tower Sniper
Murderpedia: Charles Joseph Whitman (Has a lot of pictures)
Wikipedia: Charles Whitman
Kickstart Your Weekend: ‘Tower’
Houston McCoy, police officer who shot UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman, dies

Books
A Sniper in the Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders
The Case of Charles Whitman

Movies/Documentaries
The Deadly Tower
A Sniper in the Tower
A Crime To Remember: The 28th Floor

Charles Whitman
Charles Whitman

Deranged Killers: Charles Whitman (2009)

Monsters Among Us: Patrick Anthony Russo killed Diane Holik; Sentenced to life in prison

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Diane Holik

Suspect indicted for capital murder
Russo murder trial underway
Russo murder trial continues
Russo defense challenges DNA evidence
Defense, prosecution rest in Russo murder trial
Jury deliberates on Russo verdict
Russo found guilty in strangling
Man convicted in slaying
Penalty phase begins for Russo
Day two of Russo sentencing
Russo sentenced to life in prison
Police Blotter: Necrobabes.com leads to murder conviction
Throttling priest had internet murder fantasy
Patrick Anthony Russo v State of Texas 2007
Excerpt from “Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis”
Diane Holik: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Patrick Anthony Russo, Diane Holik’s Killer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Movies/Documentaries
Six Degrees of Murder: Ties That Bind
Motives & Murder: Death Knocks
Dateline: After the Storm

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04127272
TDCJ Number: 00655871
Name: RUSSO, PATRICK ANTHONY
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1963-06-18
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
CUMULATIVE OFFENSES Current Facility: DARRINGTON
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2044-02-27

Offense Date: 2001-11-15
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2004-02-27
County: TRAVIS
Case No.:9034220
Sentence: 9999-99-99

Deadly Duo: Stephanie Lynn Martin and William M. Busenburg killed Christopher Michael Hatton; Both sentenced to prison

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Christopher Michael Hatton

Find-A-Grave: Christopher Michael Hatton
Wages of Sin by Suzy Spencer
Review of Wages of Sin
Facebook: Author Suzy Spencer (has pictures of the victim, killers, etc.)
Excerpt from “Wages of Sin”

Books
Wages of Sin

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Addicted to Darkness
Sex, Lies, and Murder: The Conspiracy

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05389844
TDCJ Number: 00786241
Name: MARTIN, STEPHANIE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1972-06-17
Maximum Sentence Date: 2045-01-16
Current Facility: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Projected Release Date: 2045-01-16
Parole Eligibility Date: 2020-01-17

Offense History
Offense Date: 1995-01-09
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1997-04-29
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: 0970345
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 50-00-00

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05379784
TDCJ Number: 00787626
Name: BUSENBURG, WILLIAM
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1973-10-22
Maximum Sentence Date: 2035-01-17
Current Facility: ALLRED
Projected Release Date: 2035-01-17
Parole Eligibility Date: 2015-01-17

Offense History
Offense Date: 1995-01-10
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1997-04-29
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: 0963350
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 40-00-00

Cold Case: Natalie Antonetti murder 10/13/1985 Austin, TX *Boyfriend, Dennis Davis convicted, sentenced to 36 years in prison; Conviction overturned*

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Natalie Antonetti

Find-A-Grave: Natalie Antonetti
Victim: Natalie Antonetti
Police solve 23-year-old murder case
Dennis Davis found guilty in 1985 murder case
He ‘sinned against God and man’
Travis County Looks at Possible Norwood Link in Murder
Doubts in Cold Case That Was Thought Solved
Court Orders New Trial for Dennis Davis
Murder case dropped against ex-Austin recording studio owner
Out of prison, Dennis Davis now seeks exoneration

Books
As She Lay Sleeping: A Shadowy Figure, a Brutal Murder, an Anonymous Tip, Will Justice Prevail? — A True Story

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Blood: Reopening Natalie Antonetti’s Case
48 Hours: Who killed Natalie Antonetti?


Dennis Davis

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