Monsters Among Us: Ronald Whitehead strangled Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar, who was 5 months pregnant, with an electrical cord and beat her with a steel rod; Sentenced to 54 years in prison

Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar

Find-A-Grave: Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar
Teen-age janitor held in reporter’s murder
A teen-age janitor has been charged with murder in…
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1983 (mistrial)
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Parole board denies clemency for man who killed
Find-A-Grave: Ronald Keith Whitehead


DOC Number 31734
First Name RONALD
Middle Name
Date of Birth 03/1964
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Deceased
Earliest Possible Release Date 11/08/1996

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 08/28/1984
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 54 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number SV 84 4
County of Conviction LAGRANGE
Projected Release Date 11/08/1996

Murder In The Family: April Lynn Kuchta Wright and her wife, Rachel Rose Wright, charged with the murder of April’s 10-year-old little brother, Leviticus “Levi” Kuchta, who was apparently beaten to death over time

Levi Kuchta

Sister of 10-year-old boy found dead in ‘deplorable living conditions’ charged with murder
Indiana woman, wife charged with murder of 10-year-old brother found with makeup covering injuries
Little Boy Allegedly Killed by Older Sister Had Makeup Applied to Numerous Injuries & Skull Dislocated from Spine, Doctor Testifies
2 charged with boy’s murder after autopsy reveals evidence of ongoing abuse, police say
Doctor Details Injuries to Levi Kuchta Before His Death
Doctor Testifies That Indiana Boy Allegedly Killed by Older Sister Had Skull Dislocated from Spine, ‘Fresh’ Bruising to Testicles
gofundme: Levi Kuchta Memorial Fund
Ind. teen April Kuchta charged as adult in sex attack on disabled boy

April Lynn Kuchta Wright
Rachel Rose Wright

Boyfriends From Hell: Travis Ellenwood strangled his girlfriend, Bessie Annette Blackeage, to death; Faces life in federal prison

Bessie Annette Blackeage

Bessie Annette Blackeagle obituary
Facebook: Wétxuuiis Wées
Find-A-Grave: Bessie Annette “Wetxuuiis Wees” Blackeagle
Man indicted in connection with Kamiah homicide
Ellenwood pleads not guilty to federal homicide, strangulation charges; Jury trial set Aug. 2 in Coeur d’Alene
Kamiah Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder
Kamiah man pleads guilty to nearly year-old murder
Kamiah man pleads guilty to nearly year-old murder
Idaho man, 44, pleads guilty to murder

Travis Ellenwood

Psycho For Love: Howard “Buddy” Jacobson killed John “Jack” Tupper, who started dating Jacobson’s ex-girlfriend; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

Jack Tupper

Find-A-Grave: John J. Tupper Jr.
Victim – Jack Tupper
Murder trial of former horse trainer delayed for two weeks
The Odyssey of Buddy Jacobson: Horses, Models and a Murder Sentence
Murder is final curtain in love triangle drama (part 1) (scroll to the left)
Triangle (part 2)
Howard Jacobson; Noted Horse Trainer Imprisoned for Murder
Buddy Jacobson, Horse Trainer And Convicted Slayer, Dies at 58
Love and Death on the Upper East Side (good article)
The Odyssey of Buddy Jacobson: Horses, Models and a Murder Sentence

Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model
Bad Dreams
Murder In The Penthouse


Identifying and Location Information
As of 09/27/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 80A3899
Date of Birth 12/10/1930
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status DISCHARGED
Housing / Releasing Facility ATTICA
Date Received (Original) 11/07/1980
Date Received (Current) 11/10/1980
Admission Type
County of Commitment BRONX
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 05/16/89 DECEASED

Crimes of Conviction
Class A1

Class D

Class D

Class D

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 09/27/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 01/2005
Parole Eligibility Date 03/03/2005
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Cold Case: Miguel Enrique Olivares charged with beating to death student Faith Hedgepeth in 2012

Faith Hedgepeth

Find-A-Grave: Faith Danielle Hedgepeth
We Remember: Faith Hedgepeth
TIMELINE: What happened the night Faith Hedgepeth was killed
Faith Hedgepeth: A timeline and resources tracing the UNC student’s unsolved killing
Police release details of UNC student’s 2012 homicide
Autopsy shows brutality of Faith Hedgepeth murder
Newly released docs detail police’s case in UNC student’s murder
8 Years After N.C. College Student’s Murder, Mom Still Seeks Answers in Daughter’s Death
Family of slain UNC student Faith Hedgepeth desperate for answers nearly eight years after her brutal murder
Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Faith Hedgepeth
Chapel Hill police make arrest in murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth
Chapel Hill police announce arrest of 28-year-old in murder of Faith Hedgepeth
Durham man charged with murdering Faith Hedgepeth in 2012
Arrest Made in Faith Hedgepeth Homicide Investigation 9 Years Later
Wikipedia: Faith Hedgepeth homicide
Arrest made in murder of Faith Hedgepeth 9 years later; suspect gets no bond
No bond for man charged with 2012 murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth
North Carolina Man Arrested in Brutal, Long-Mystifying 2012 Murder of Native American UNC Student Faith Hedgepeth
Man Charged in Death of North Carolina College Student Faith Hedgepeth 9 Years Later
Man Arrested In 2012 Cold Case Killing Of 19-Year-Old UNC-Chapel Hill Student

MURDERED: Faith Hedgpeth
The Murder Squad: Who Killed Faith Hedgepeth?

Who Killed the Co-ed? An ID Murder Mystery
Breaking Homicide: Who Killed Faith?
20/20: Love, Hope, Faith


Age 28
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Mar 13, 1993
ID Number B83207
Custody Status Date Sep 16, 2021 02:55 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Durham County Detention Facility
Book Date Sep 16, 2021 02:47 PM EDT

Durham County Detention Facility
219 South Mangum St.
Durham, NC 27702
(919) 560-0912

Update: Joe Clyde Daniels murder *Father, Joseph Daniels, sentenced to life in prison; Mother, Krystal Daniels, to stand trial*

Joe Clyde Daniels

I do understand that he has parole “eligibility” in 51 years, however, I think that that will only happen if he or Krystal tell authorities where Joe Clyde’s body is. That is what I read and I think it needs to stick to that. Throw away the key if he does not. That beautiful boy deserved so much better than these “parents” gave him.

News Archive: Joe Clyde Daniels murder
Find-A-Grave: Joseph Clyde “Joe” Daniels III
Joseph Daniels gets life sentence, parole eligible in 51 years: ‘Probably die in prison’
Joseph Daniels sentenced to 51 years before eligible for parole in son’s death
Joseph Daniels receives life sentence, then concurrent sentences for lesser charges
When will Joseph Daniels be sentenced for the murder of Joe Clyde?
Joseph Daniels sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole after 51 years
Joseph Ray Daniels Sentenced to Life in Prison for Beating 5-Year-Old Son ‘Baby Joe’ to Death
Krystal Daniels, mom of Joe Clyde, to face trial in Dickson Co. later this year
Joe Clyde Daniels case: Krystal Daniels faces new charges in son’s death
Why was Krystal Daniels trial set for February?

Joseph Ray Daniels – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Krystal Daniels – awaiting trial


Age 31
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Oct 16, 1989
ID Number 22701
Custody Status Date May 07, 2021 11:26 AM CDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Dickson County Jail
Book Date May 07, 2021 11:07 AM CDT

Dickson County Jail
146 County Jail Drive
PO BOX 177
Charlotte, TN 37036
(615) 789-4109


Age 30
Gender Female
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Nov 02, 1990
ID Number 123899
Custody Status Date Apr 09, 2018 10:32 PM CDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Dickson County Jail
Book Date Apr 09, 2018 09:22 PM CDT

Dickson County Jail
146 County Jail Drive
PO BOX 177
Charlotte, TN 37036
(615) 789-4109

Murder In The Family: Andrez Martina charged with beating his 12-year-old grandson, Andre Smith II to death with a mallet and sledgehammer, also hurt his 8-year-old brother

Andre Smith II

‘Now my baby is gone’: Milwaukee family mourns killing of 12-year-old boy in separate vigils
A 12-year-old boy was killed by blunt force Sunday morning in Milwaukee, and police are investigating it as a homicide
Grandfather charged, accused of beating 12-year-old Milwaukee boy to death
Milwaukee man accused of killing grandson, beaten with sledgehammer
Grandfather charged in death of 12-year-old grandson after beating that allegedly lasted more than an hour
Grandfather charged, accused of beating 12-year-old Milwaukee boy to death
Milwaukee boy killed, abuse support biker group following case
Two Boys Were Brutally Attacked with a Hammer in Milwaukee Over the Weekend. A 12-Year-Old Is Now Dead.
Accused grandson killer Andrez Martina in court; bond set at $750K
$750K bond set for man charged in grandson’s beating death
Milwaukee Grandfather Allegedly Used Sledgehammer to Beat 12-Year-Old Grandson to Death, Leaving the Victim’s Head ‘Ripped Open’

Andrez Martina

Monsters Among Us: Kenny Wayne McBride killed then decapitated his step-grandmother, 79-year-old Cecilia Gibson; Sentenced to LWOP

Cecilia “Nickie” Gibson

Cecilia “Nickie” Miracle Gibson obituary
Bedford Township police identify 79-year-old murder victim, arrest suspect
Temperance woman’s head found in backyard, body in living room
Police identify murder victim found in living room of Bedford Township home
Competency of Temperance man charged in gruesome murder to be evaluated
Temperance man found guilty of killing woman with piggy bank, child gate, beheading her body
Michigan man found guilty of killing, beheading grandmother
Temperance man found guilty of murdering, beheading step-grandmother
‘Pure evil exists’: Man gets life in prison for brutal beheading of grandmother
Temperance man sentenced for murdering woman with piggy bank, child gate, beheading her body
Mich. Man Who Beheaded Step-Grandma Curses at Judge During Sentencing, Gets Life in Prison: ‘Pure Evil’
Michigan man sentenced to life in prison after he murdered, beheaded step-grandmother


Monsters Among Us: Ex-Policeman Billy Joe McIlvain kidnapped and killed David Gene Dominguez; Sentenced to life in prison

David Dominguez and his girlfriend

Find-A-Grave: David Gene “Lil Loco” Dominguez
Ex-policeman gets life in teen death
Dominguez v City of San Gabriel 1980
Dominguez v Superior Court 1980
A Victim or a Vigilante? : Crime: An ex-cop, convicted of murder 13 years ago, says the system betrayed him. A judge is asked to overturn the verdict.
Inmates target cops in prison
Out but Not Down : Ex-Police Officer Billy Joe McIlvain Isn’t Keeping a Low Profile
LASD: 1970 – 1979
Facebook: Billy McIlvain
Billy Joseph McIlvain obituary

Billy Joe McIlvain

Deadly Brothers: Matthew Wayne Jones and Paul Michael Jones killed Shannon Siders when she rejected their sexual advances; Both sentenced to prison

Shannon Siders
Shannon Marie Siders

Find-A-Grave: Shannon Marie Siders
Into The Dark: The Murder Of Shannon Marie Siders
A father’s mission
Documentary about Shannon Siders’ murder, ‘Into the Dark,’ to air on WGVU
Brothers’ murder trial starts in Shannon Siders cold case; here’s recap of case
2 brothers charged with premeditated murder of Shannon Siders in 1989 cold case
Brothers charged in 1989 Siders murder
Two West Michigan Brothers Jailed for 25-Year-Old Murder
Shannon Siders’ father, reliving his daughter’s murder: ‘There are people who thought I did it.’
Documents Reveal Details in Shannon Siders’ Murder
Father of Shannon Siders on arrest of daughter’s alleged killers: ‘It’s the beginning of the end’
Brothers arrested in 1989 murder of Michigan teen
Shannon Siders 1989 murder case against one brother goes to jury
Convictions upheld for brothers in ‘grisly’ 1989 Newaygo County murder
1989 Shannon Siders murder, solved by cold-case team, subject of national TV show

Hole in the Woods (fictionalized)

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Deadly Silence
Into The Dark
Cold Case Files: Circle of Friends

Matthew Wayne Jones – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Paul Michael Jones – convicted, sentenced to 30-75 years in prison



Convictions upheld for brothers in ‘grisly’ 1989 Newaygo County murder

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Deadly Silence
Into The Dark
Cold Case Files: Circle of Friends

%d bloggers like this: