Execution Alert: Ernest Lee Johnson executed for the murder of 3 people during a robbery of Casey’s General Store


Mary Bratcher

Victims
Mary Bratcher, 46
Mable Scruggs, 57
Fred Jones, 58

Find-A-Grave: Mary Catherine Elder Bratcher
Find-A-Grave: Mable Anna Good Scruggs
Robbers Kill 3 in Missouri Convenience Store
A timeline of events in the Ernest Lee Johnson case
Advocates say intellectually disabled Missouri murderer should not be executed next week
Missouri man to be executed next week, supporters push for clemency
Missouri Supreme Court declines to halt Johnson execution
Missouri governor denies clemency to death row inmate Ernest Johnson
Convicted Columbia murderer Ernest Lee Johnson set to be executed Tuesday
Missouri preparing for execution of Ernest Johnson
Victim’s family prepares for execution of their mother’s killer, Ernest Lee Johnson
Murderpedia: Ernest Lee Johnson
Missouri execution to go on as scheduled, despite pope’s plea
State to carry out sentence of Mr. Ernest Lee Johnson
Convicted killer Ernest Johnson executed despite questions over his intellectual capacity
Missouri man executed for killing 3 workers in ’94 robbery
Missouri executes Ernest Johnson, who killed three Columbia Casey’s employees in 1994

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: JOHNSON, ERNEST L
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 61
Location: Eastern Reception Diagnostic & Correctional Center
Race:African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 00990118
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 08/20/1960
Additional Information:

Deadly Duo: Justin Girdler and Vivian Moore charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Dennis Dziwulski


Dennis Dziwulski

Dennis A. Dziwulski, Jr. obituary
Human remains in woods leads to murder charges, investigation
Harford County native killed in Indiana; girlfriend’s son charged with murder
Stories of suspect, mother change in murder of missing man
Switz. woman takes plea deal in murder case
Indiana woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for boyfriend’s death
Sheriff: Woman receives 30-year sentence for murder of man in Switzerland County
Mom Sentenced to Decades in Prison After Son Kills Her Alleged Abusive Boyfriend With Hammer
Switzerland County Woman Sentenced For Her Role In Death Of Ex-Boyfriend

Defendants
Justin Girdler – awaiting trial
Vivian Moore – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: GIRDLER, JUSTIN LEE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Switzerland County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 618296
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 04/23/1993

INMATE INFORMATION

VIVIAN M MOORE
DOC Number 286109
First Name VIVIAN
Middle Name M
Last Name MOORE
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/0000
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Central Office Admin Inbound
Earliest Possible Release Date 07/18/2039

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/14/2021
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 28 00 00000
Type of Conviction F1
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 78C01-1807-MR-000290
County of Conviction SWITZERLAND
Projected Release Date 07/18/2039

Fathers From Hell: Yovahnis Roque killed his 2-year-old daughter, Savannah, with a claw hammer; Sentenced to LWOP


Savanna Roque

Find-A-Grave: Savannah Mia Roque
Honoring Savannah “Savi” Roque
Vigil held for baby Savannah in Orange
Family of accused killer speaks out after police say he murdered his 2-year-old daughter
‘I killed my daughter’ Orange Father accused of killing 2-year-old with hammer told police
Police say father killed 2-year-old daughter in ‘violent death’ in Orange
Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2
Man accused of killing 2-year-old daughter in ‘violent death’ indicted on capital murder charges in Orange County
‘The government made me do it,’ says TX dad charged with killing 2-year-old daughter
Baby Savi: Where the brutal Orange County murder case stands one year later
TX – Savannah Roque, 2, bludgeoned to death by father with hammer, Orange
Orange County father found guilty of murdering 2-year-old daughter, sentenced to life in prison
Dad Who Killed Tot Girl with Claw Hammer Found Competent, Gets Automatic Life Sentence
Man begins automatic life sentence for capital murder in beating death of young daughter

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: ROQUE, YOVAHNIS FABAIN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: ORANGE COUNTY JAIL
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 18954
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 11/14/1992

Update: 1984 Hammer Murders – Bennett Family *Alex Christopher Ewing sentenced to 3 consecutive life sentences*

Victims
Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]
Donna Holm [survived]

News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders
Alex Ewing Ordered To Serve 3 Life Sentences For 1984 Murder Of Aurora Family
Ex-Nevada inmate gets life for 1984 Colorado hammer killings
‘An unspeakable orgy of violence’ — Aurora hammer murderer gets 3 life sentences for 1984 killings
Flight attendant who lived through 1984 hammer attack found peace, even without justice
Man Gets 3 Life Sentences for Killing 7-Year-Old Girl and Her Parents in 1984 Hammer Attack
Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Two Parents and Their 7-Year-Old Daughter Amid 1984 ‘Unspeakable Orgy of Violence’

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Jesus Adolfo Valdez, Jr killed his next door neighbor, Melvin “Tony” Martinez


Melvin Antonio “Tony” Martinez

Melvin Antonio “Tony” Martinez obituary
Find-A-Grave: Melvin Antonio “Tony” Martinez
Police arrest man accused of fatally shooting West Valley City handyman
West Valley man charged with murdering handyman working next door
Handy man shot dead in West Valley City; suspect is neighbor angered by noise, police say
Utah man charged with murdering handyman who was working next door
Parole failure leads to death of Utah handyman
Grim Tally: A look at each of Utah’s homicide victims of 2020 (about 1/2 way down)

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 208484
Offender Name: JESUS ADOLFO VALDEZ
DOB: Sat, 6 Jan 1990
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 175
Sex: M
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF BOULDER
Parole Hearing:
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
CHUCKIE AKA
CHUCKIE
CHUCKY
DIABLO
JESUS VALDEZ
CHUCKIE VALDEZ
JESSIE VALDEZ
JESUS ADOLFO VALDEZ
JESUS ADOLFO VALDEZ
JUAN VALDEZ
JESUS ALDOLFO VALDEZ
JESUS A VALDEZ

Update: 1984 Hammer Murders Bennett Family *Jury finds Alex Christopher Ewing guilty on all counts*

Victims
Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]

News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders
‘It’s been a long time waiting’: Connie Bennett sees justice 37 years after murder of 3 family members
Jury Finds Alex Ewing Guilty On All Counts In 1984 Murder Of Aurora Family
Jury finds man guilty in ‘hammer killer’ murders of Aurora family members in 1984
Alex Ewing found guilty in 1984 hammer attack murders
Jury finds Alex Ewing guilty on all counts in 1984 Aurora ‘Hammer Murders’
Jury finds Alex Ewing guilty in 1984 “Hammer Killer” murders of Aurora family

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Scattered Clues

INMATE INFORMATION

News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders

Victims
Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]
Donna Holm [survived]

Monsters Among Us: Alex Christopher Ewing charged with at least 4 murders from 1984 *The Hammer Killer*
Update: 1984 Hammer Murders – Bennett Family *Alex Christopher Ewing on trial – jury deliberating*
Update: 1984 Hammer Murders Bennett Family *Jury finds Alex Christopher Ewing guilty on all counts*
Update: 1984 Hammer Murders – Bennett Family *Alex Christopher Ewing sentenced to 3 consecutive life sentences*

Podcasts
Crime Junkies: CAPTURED: Denver Hammer Killer

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Scattered Clues

INMATE INFORMATION

Update: 1984 Hammer Murders – Bennett Family *Alex Christopher Ewing on trial – jury deliberating*

Victims
Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]

Ewing’s trial for the murder of Patricia Louis Smith is scheduled for October.

News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders
Alex Ewing Murder Trial: Opening Statements Set For Tuesday
Complaint and Information sheet
Sole survivor of 1984 Aurora hammer attack testifies on opening day of murder trial
Jurors hear about Lakewood murder linked by DNA to 1984 killing of Bennett family
Alex Ewing trial: Mother of man killed in Colorado hammer attack testifies
Bennett family murders: Jurors hear about DNA evidence
Biological evidence found inside Bennett home center of testimony Friday
Prosecution rests case against man suspected in 1984 slaying of Bennett family
Ewing says he won’t testify, as defense notes fingerprints found in Bennett home aren’t his
Defense blasts shoddy job by police in 1984 hammer killings
‘At an impasse’: Jury deciding fate of suspect in 1984 killing of Bennett family heads home for the day
Alex Ewing Murder Trial: Jury To Resume Deliberations After Telling Judge They Reached ‘Impasse’
Jury deliberations to resume Friday in Alex Ewing 1984 hammer murder trial

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Scattered Clues

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Mark Sievers, along with Jimmy Rodgers and Curtis Wayne Wright Jr., charged with the hammer murder of his wife, Dr. Teresa Sievers; two of them are facing the death penalty if convicted


Dr. Teresa Ann Grace Sievers

Find-A-Grave: Dr Teresa Ann Grace Tottenham Sievers
Teresa Sievers Murder Trial
Teresa Sievers murder trial: What you need to know about death penalty trials in Florida
Teresa Sievers murder trial: 13 questions and answers for what you need to know
Jimmy Rodgers trial for the murder of Teresa Sievers in Lee County
Documents detail events leading up to Dr. Teresa Sievers’ murder
‘She was my sister and the love of my life’: Family, investigator testify at Teresa Sievers murder trial
Medical examiner: No way to tell how many assailants were involved in Teresa Sievers’ death
Jimmy Rodgers trial: Closing arguments completed: Day 8
Teresa Sievers murder trial: Jury will continue deliberation Wednesday in the case against Jimmy Rodgers: Day 9
Jimmy Rodgers trial: Jury returns for a second day of deliberations
Rodgers’ guilty verdict could impact Mark Sievers trial
Websleuths: Dr. Teresa Sievers
Jimmy Ray Rodgers Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Death of Dr. Teresa Sievers
Jimmy Rodgers has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers
Jimmy Ray Rodgers Sentenced to Life for Murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers
Curtis Wright, who killed Dr. Teresa Sievers, gets 25 years in prison
‘I’m truly sorry’: Final suspect in Teresa Sievers murder case sentenced to 25 years
FL v Sievers (trial videos)
Mark Sievers found guilty of first-degree murder, may face death penalty
Websleuths: ***Jury Recommends DEATH for Mark Sievers*** Penalty/Sentencing Phase
Man sentenced to death for killing doctor wife in Florida
State responds to Mark Sievers’ appeal
Mark Sievers, sentenced to death for wife’s murder, denied new trial
Dr. Teresa Sievers’ Murder: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Cases: The Doctor is Dead
48 Hours: Eleven Hundred Miles to Murder
Court in the Act: Mark Sievers – Orchestrating the Murder of his Wife, Dr. Teresa Sievers – 2019 Trial
Sex & Murder: Fatal Ambush

Defendants
Mark Sievers – convicted, sentenced to death
Jimmy Ray Rodgers – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Curtis Wayne Wright – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison (cannot locate him yet)


Curtis Wayne Wright, Jr.

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr killed at least 4 people in Idaho and Washington; Sentenced to death

Victims
Rita Drury, 51 [3/16/1985 WA]
John Jones, 31 [3/30/1985 WA]
Alberta Herndon, 58 [7/26/1985 ID]
Del Dean Herndon, 37 [7/26/1985 ID]

Find-A-Grave: Berta Louise Herndon
Find-A-Grave: Del Dean Herndon
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v State of Idaho 2008 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v Keith Yordy 2020 (habeas corpus denied)
Judge issues death warrant for Idaho death row inmate Gerald Pizzuto
Idaho sets June execution date for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr.
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Idaho death row inmate Pizzuto asks state for clemency
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Murderpedia: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr

Defendants
Gerald Pizzuto Jr – convicted of all 4 murders, sentenced to death in Idaho, scheduled for June 2, 2021
John Theodore Rodewald – pled guilty, sentenced to 41 months in prison, testified for State; Incarcerated in CA for unrelated crimes

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name RODEWALD, JOHN THEODORE
CDCR Number F71839
Age 62
Admission Date 05/02/2007
Current Location California Health Care Facility – Stockton
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 01/2019
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 an indeterminately-sentenced nonviolent offender under Proposition 57.

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