Murder In The Family: 15-year-old Joshua Bradley Jenkins kills 5 family members, because he did not like the school his father sent him to; Sentenced to 112 years in prison


Jenkins and Grossmans

Victims
George Jenkins, 50
Alene Jenkins, 48
Megan Jenkins, 10
William Grossman, 78
Evelyn Grossman, 74

Find-A-Grave: George Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: Alene Grossman Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: Megan Jenkins
Find-A-Grave: William R. Grossman
Police say teen plotted slaying
D.A. Seeks to Try Boy, 15, as Adult in 5 Slayings
Teen-Ager Pleads Guilty To Killing 5 in Family
Teen Sentenced to 112 Years for Killing 5 Family Members
Murderpedia: Joshua Jenkins

Books
Broken By Birth
Broken by Evil

Movies/Documentaries
American Monster: Falling Down

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name JENKINS, JOSHUA BRADLEY
CDCR Number K42174
Age 39
Admission Date 08/05/1997
Current Location Mule Creek State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 02/2020
Parole Eligible Date Information
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. The inmate is eligible for a parole suitability hearing as a youth offender because he or she committed his or her controlling offense while under the age of 26. The inmate’s first parole hearing will be scheduled during his or her 15th, 20th, or 25th year of incarceration, depending on the sentence imposed by the court. Alternatively, the inmate may be eligible for a parole suitability hearing as a youth offender because he or she committed his or her controlling offense while under the age of 18 and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. If so, the inmate’s first parole hearing will be scheduled during his or her 25th year of incarceration. For more information on parole suitability hearings for youth offenders, please visit the Board of Parole Hearings’ Youth Offender Hearing Overview

Monsters Among Us: James William Cushing killed 63-year-old Geneva MacDonald; Sentenced to LWOP

Queen Ax Hill
Suspect In Killing Had Tragic History
Aggravated Murder, Other Charges Against Transient
Mentally Ill Transient Admits Killing With Ax
Jurors Hear, See Bloody Details In Queen Anne Ax-Murder Case
Officer Testimony Rattles Defendant At Ax-Murder Trial
The State of Washington v James William Cushing 1993

Media clip about trial:

Movies/Documentaries
Ice Cold Killers: The Axeman Cometh

INMATE INFORMATION

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Nov 13, 1953
Aliases JAMES W CUSHING, JIM CUSHING
Offender ID 976576
Custody Status Date Apr 09, 2018 12:15 PM PDT
Custody Status In Custody
Book Date Mar 13, 1991 12:00 AM PST
LOCATION: Monroe Correctional Complex
REPORTING AGENCY
Washington Department of Corrections
7345 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 725-8213

Murder In The Family: Charles Fuss killed his mom, Jackie Fuss, with an ax; Sentenced to 10 years to life in prison

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From Charles Fuss’ appeal: The victim was Fuss’s mother. Fuss did not deny committing the homicide and robbery, but raised insanity as a defense. According to the State’s evidence, Fuss, who has a history of mental illness, was angry with his mother and methodically planned to kill her. He hid an ax in his bedroom and, when his mother came to assist him with the cleaning, he asked her to look under his bed. As she complied with this request, Fuss retrieved the ax and struck a fatal blow to her head. He then cleaned the ax and returned it to its original location. After stealing money from his mother’s purse, Fuss took a taxi to a local bar. The next morning, he began hitchhiking to California. He traveled only as far as Arkansas, where he voluntarily surrendered to police and gave incriminating statements. A psychologist called by the defense testified that, in his opinion, Fuss was legally insane at the time he killed his mother and stole her money. However, the State produced its own expert who testified to the contrary opinion.

Charles Fuss v State of Georgia 1999

Books
Blood Relatives: A True Story of Family Secrets and Murders

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: Don’t Turn on Me

INMATE INFORMATION

Citronelle Mass Murder: Derrick Ryan Dearman charged with six counts of capital murder, including an unborn child of a pregnant woman

Citronelle Five

Victims
Robert Lee Brown, 26
Chelsea Marie Reed, 22 (pregnant)
Justin Kaleb Reed, 23
Joseph Adam Turner, 27
Shannon Melissa Randall, 36

MCSO: 5 victims at ‘gruesome’ Citronelle homicide scene; suspect in custody
Citronelle slaying victims identified, suspect charged with six counts of murder
Murder suspect turns himself in after 5 found dead in Alabama home
MCSO: 5 victims at ‘gruesome’ Citronelle homicide scene; suspect in custody
Infant survives grisly murder of 5 in Alabama home
Man arrested in ‘vicious’ murders of five people at Alabama home
5 people killed in Alabama home; 4-month-old boy survives
Who is Derrick Dearman? Citronelle quintuple murder suspect identified, in custody
Names Released Of Five People “Gruesomely” Murdered In Citronelle, Including Pregnant Woman
Names of Citronelle murder victims released by officials
Suspect’s Ex-Girlfriend Lived at Alabama Home Where 5 Slain
Citronelle quintuple homicide: What we know today
How the victims in the Citronelle murders were related
Alabama man charged with killing five people and abducting girlfriend once held knife to wife’s throat
Citronelle murder suspect Derrick Dearman bound for Mobile
Family of Five, Including Pregnant Woman, Killed for Protecting Woman From Boyfriend
Suspect in gruesome Alabama murder of 5 offers explanation
Derrick Dearman, Citronelle quintuple murder suspect: ‘Don’t do drugs’
Accused Citronelle killer used ax first to murder victims; made several stops while fleeing to Mississippi

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Derrick Dearman

Monsters Among Us: Samuel Smithers *Deacon of Death* raped & killed 2 women; Sentenced to death

Denise Roach & Christy Cowan

Victims
Denise Elaine Roach, 24 [5/12/1996]
Christy Elizabeth Cowan, 31 [5/28/1996]

Prostitute killer’s fate tied to his past
Hillsborough detectives check potential link between killer, 1989 cold case
‘Deacon of Death’ loses appeal in murders of Tampa prostitutes
Samuel L. Smithers v State of Florida 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Samuel L. Smithers v Walter A. McNeil 2009 (habeas corpus denied)
Florida Death Row Inmates: Samuel Smithers
Profile of Samuel L. Smithers
Murderpedia: Samuel L. Smithers
Deacon of Death: Sam Smithers
Investigation Discovery show to profile ex-Plant City deacon on death row for 2 murders
“Deadly Sins” to air episode about former church deacon Sam Smithers

Books
Deacon of Death

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Deacon of Death

INMATE INFORMATION

SamuelSmithers prison mug

DC Number: 124639
Name: SMITHERS, SAMUEL L
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 212 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/30/1953
Initial Receipt Date: 07/15/1999
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
SAMUEL L SMITHERS
SAMUEL LEE SMITHERS

SmithersS info

Lizzie Borden took an axe… But did she or didn’t she?

Abby and Andrew Borden

Victims
Abby Durfee Gray Borden
Andrew Jackson Borden

Famous Trials: The Trial of Lizzie Borden
crimelibrary: Lizzie Borden
Biography: Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden: Was She a Murderer?
Wikipedia: Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Andrew Borden
History of the Lizzie Borden Case and Trial

Books
Lizzie Borden – The Life, Legend, And Mystery Of Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden
Sisterly Love: The Saga of Lizzie and Emma Borden
The Fall River Tragedy: A History of the Borden Murders
Lizzie Borden: The Legend, the Truth, the Final Chapter

Movies/Documentaries
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
The Legend of Lizzie Borden
Deadly Women: Lady of Blood

Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Andrew Borden

John E. McMahan Sr. murder 3/23/1984 Black Mountain, NC *Teens William “Tex” Rasor and Roger William Giles convicted, sentenced to prison*

remembering the victims

Two teens may face death in ax slaying
Teens face trial for murder in Asheville
Judge refuses defender’s plea
Lawyers manuever at ax trial
Judge denies defense motion in teen-agers’ ax slaying trial
Asheville Teenager Given Life Sentence
Teen gets jail for ax murder
State v Giles 1986 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State v Rasor 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Giles and Rasor in court

Defendants
William “Tex” Rasor – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, released on parole 5/12/2009 (parole terminated 5/11/2014)
Roger William Giles – convicted, sentenced to 15 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

William Rasor 1984

WILLIAM L RASOR
Offender Number: 336253
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 12/08/1967
Age: 46
RASOR, WILLIAM LEE

Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 09/14/1984
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 09/14/1984
Admitting Location: WESTERN YI
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 3
Next Custody Review: 10/01/2009
Current Location: ORANGE COUNTY
Previous Location: ORANGE CC
Last Movement : TERMINATED PAROLE
Last Movement Date: 05/11/2014

INMATE INFORMATION

Roger Giles 1984

ROGER W GILES
Offender Number: 0145684
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 11/06/1968
Age: 45
ROGER WILLIAM GILES

Sentence Number: AA-001 Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 09/14/1984 County Of Conviction: BUNCOMBE
Service Status: EXPIRED Sentence Begin Date: 09/14/1984
Actual Release Date: 09/03/1990
Punishment Type: FAIR FELONS Projected Release Date: 09/03/1990
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Minimum Term: Maximum Term: 15 YEARS

Commitment INITIAL
Docket# 84010348
Offense (Qualifier) MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date 03/23/1984
Type FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code CLASS C

Deadly Wives: Rita Gluzman killed and dismembered her husband, Yakov Gluzman, sentenced to LWOP

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Yakov Gluzman
Yakov Gluzman

Dismembered body identified
Wife is suspected in man’s dismemberment, police say
Onetime refusenik imprisoned for ax slaying of her husband
Suspect
Murder trial testimony mixes gory, mundane
Wife convicted in ax-murder
Scientist’s wife convicted of taking part in his murder
Wife convicted of ax murder
Woman Sentenced to Life For Ax Killing of Husband
Man Receives 22 1/2 Years In Slaying of Scientist
United States of America v Rita Gluzman 1998 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Rita Gluzman

Books
Severed Relations
Evil Wives: Deadly Women Whose Crimes Knew No Limits

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Rita Gluzman
How (Not) to Kill Your Husband: Vengeful Furies

Defendants
Rita Gluzman – convicted, sentenced to LWOP in federal prison
Vladimir Zelenin – pled guilty, sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Rita Gluzman

Name: RITA GLUZMAN
Register Number: 82050-054
Age: 65
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Carswell FMC
Released Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

Vladimir Zelenin

VLADIMIR ZELENIN
Register Number: 82063-054
Age: 58
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Cumberland FCI
Released Date: 01/08/2015

Candy Montgomery killed Betty Gore with an ax, hitting her 41 times but at trial, she was aquitted

Betty Gore
Betty Gore

Self defense claimed in ax murder trial
Murder victim’s spouse had affair with suspect
Mental competency hearing set today for alleged ax murder defendant
Accused housewife describes ax murder
Woman found innocent after ax murder trial
Many Stunned By Acquittal Of Woman In Ax Murder
Some in Wylie don’t know of 1980 ax slaying; others can’t forget
Ax Murder Will Haunt Candace Montgomery, Lawyers Say
Murder By the Book: Candy and Betty
Love and Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I: Candy Montgomery’s Affair
Love and Death in Silicon Prairie, Part II: The Killing of Betty Gore
The Murder of Betty Gore at the Hands of Desperate Housewife Candy Montgomery
Murders still haunt some homeowners in North Texas
The Most Famous House in Wylie, 34 Years Later
LEFT TO WONDER 20 years after the ax slaying of Betty Gore, victim’s daughters still have questions
Wikipedia: A Killing in a Small Town

Books
Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs

Movies/Documentaries
A Killing in a Small Town
Secret Lives of Stepford Wives: Playdate with Death
1980’s: The Deadliest Decade

Candy Montgomery
Candace Wheeler Montgomery
(She is apparently a therapist in Georgia, going by her maiden name)

Update: Susan Powell disappearance *Intentional explosion at the Powell home in WA, Josh Powell killed himself and the 2 boys*

This is not the way I hoped it would be resolved. So far, it appears that the bodies of 2 children have been found, but no adults. This happened during a supervised visit. The caseworker smelled gas, and then the house exploded. Not sure why the caseworker was outside instead of inside with them, but I am sure that will be announced. Never mind! Apparently when the caseworker brought the kids over, Josh slammed the door on her and locked it. That is when she smelled the gas. Moments later the house exploded.

News Archive: Powell Family murders (and disappearance)
3 die in Powell home explosion, family says
Husband of missing Washington mom kills sons, self; kids ‘verbalized’ about mom in car trunk
Explosion at Josh Powell’s home; two bodies found inside
Josh Powell, two sons killed “intentional” explosion of Powell’s Washington home
Police: Explosion kills Josh Powell, his two sons
Adult, 2 children killed in explosion at Josh Powell home
Josh Powell, two children believed dead in Graham home explosion
Fire official: 2 children dead in explosion at home of missing woman’s husband
Blast kills spouse, kids of missing Utah woman
Josh Powell, 2 children killed in home explosion

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