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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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Update: Kay Porter Ricks murder *Dereck James Harrison pled guilty; Sentenced to LWOP*

Kay Porter Ricks
Kay Porter Ricks

News Archive: Kay Porter Ricks murder
Alleged killer of UTA worker had slain before, now-deceased father had told police
Man charged with killing Utah Transit Authority worker pleads guilty in Wyoming courtroom
Man enters guilty plea in killing of Utah train worker
DJ Harrison admits to kidnap, murder of UTA worker
Man pleads guilty, in Wyoming court, to killing UTA worker
DJ Harrison pleads guilty to murder of UTA worker
DJ Harrison sentenced to life without parole in killing of UTA worker
Utah man sentenced to life without parole for killing UTA worker Kay Ricks
Man given life sentence in death of train worker

Harrisons

Defendants
Flint Wayne Harrison (deceased)
Dereck James “DJ” Harrison

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Update: Kay Porter Ricks murder *Flint Harrison commits suicide in jail; Contents of search warrant revealed*

Kay Porter Ricks
Kay Porter Ricks

News Archive: Kay Porter Ricks murder
Flint Harrison found dead at Davis County Jail, police say
Man charged with murder of UTA worker found dead in Davis County Jail cell
Man charged in Utah rail worker’s killing found dead in jail
No change expected in case against Harrison following father’s apparent suicide
Warrant: Father said ‘killer’ son kept bloody knives as ‘trophies’

Harrisons

Defendants
Flint Wayne Harrison
Dereck James “DJ” Harrison

News Archive: Kay Porter Ricks murder

Kay Porter Ricks
Kay Porter Ricks

Kay Porter Ricks murder 5/12/2016 *Missing since 5/12/2016, his body found just south of Kemmerer, WY; possibly related to the Centerville, UT hostage situation*
Update: Kay Porter Ricks murder *Dereck James “DJ” Harrison and Flint Wayne Harrison charged with his murder*
Update: Kay Porter Ricks murder *Flint Harrison commits suicide in jail; Contents of search warrant revealed*
Update: Kay Porter Ricks murder *Dereck James Harrison pled guilty; Sentencing will be May 17, 2017

Harrisons

Defendants
Flint Wayne Harrison (deceased)
Dereck James “DJ” Harrison

Monsters Among Us: Jonathan Lee Gentry beat 12-year-old Cassie Holden to death with a rock

Cassie Holden
Cassie Holden

Remembering Cassie Holden’s murder investigation
Florida man accused of killing 12-year-old
Rapist Charged In ’88 Slaying Of 12-Year-Old
Victim’s father takes comfort in killer’s fate
State of Washington v Jonathan Lee Gentry 1995 (affirmed)
Jonathan Lee Gentry v Stephen Sinclair 2012 (habeas corpus – denied)
Girl’s killer says rights violated during trial
Girl’s killer says rights violated during trial
Washington’s longest-serving death-row inmate loses latest appeal
Court OK’s solitary for death row inmate
State Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s petition
Inslee halts executions; impact on current cases may be minimal
Father’s 26-year wait for justice continues after Inslee’s moratorium on death penalty
Vengeance Denied

INMATE INFORMATION

Gentry

DOC Number: 947110
Offender Name: GENTRY, JONATHAN L
Location: Washington State Penitentiary
1313 North 13th Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 525-3610

Cold Case: Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch murder 12/15/1995 Wasatch County, UT *Joseph Michael Simpson arrested for her murder*

Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch
Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch

Find-A-Grave: Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch
Spokane Teen Beaten To Death With Large Rock
Wasatch County death is far from being solved
Arrest made in 1995 Wasatch County cold case killing
Arrest made in 18-year-old cold case murder
Arrest made in 1995 Wasatch County cold case
Ex-Clearfield man charged in ’95 Wasatch County murder
Arrest made in cold case homicide from 1995
DNA from rock, cigarette helps solve 1995 Utah murder

Joseph Michael Simpson
Joseph Michael Simpson

Deadly Teens: Jason Keel Sweeney was lured to his death by a girl, Justina Morley; Three 3 boys beat him to death for his paycheck of $500

Jason Sweeney
Jason Sweeney

Find-A-Grave: Jason Sweeney
Manson Echo in Philly Teen Murder Case
Adult trial in Fishtown beating
Interview With Mother of ‘Helter-Skelter’ Murder Defendant
Jurors hear of teen’s final moments
Girl describes beating death of Fishtown’s Jason Sweeney
Teen Trio Convicted In Fishtown Murder
Three teenagers convicted in Philadelphia murder
Teary and trembling, Morley is sentenced For aiding Jason Sweeney’s murder
3 Fishtown teens get life sentences in killing of friend
CrimeLibrary: A Party Beyond Redemption
Wikipedia: Jason Sweeney
A Dearth of Contrition in ‘Fishtown’
Biological Juvenile by Domenic Coia

Books
Fishtown (a graphic novel about the murder )

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Friend Fatale
Killer Kids: Framed

Defendants
Justina Morley, 15 – pled guilty; sentenced to 17 1/2 – 35 years in prison
Edward Batzig Jr, 16 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP, plus 22 1/2 years – 45 years for other crimes
Nicholas Coia, 16 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP, plus 22 1/2 years – 45 years for other crimes
Dominic Coai, 17 – convicted; sentenced to LWOP, plus 22 1/2 years – 45 years for other crimes

INMATE INFORMATION

Justina Morley

JUSTINA MORLEY
Inmate Details
Age: 24
Sex: FEMALE
Date of Birth: 03/07/1988
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: FAIR
Height: 5′ 04″
Current Location: CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS
Permanent Location: CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

INMATE INFORMATION

Edward Batzig

EDWARD RAYMOND BATZIG
Inmate Details
Age: 26 Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 10/05/1986 Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 6′ 00″
Current Location: PINE GROVE
Permanent Location: PINE GROVE
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

INMATE INFORMATION

Dominic Coia

DOMINIC MICHAEL COIA
Inmate Details
Age: 27
Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 06/13/1985
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 10″
Current Location: GREENE
Permanent Location: GREENE
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

INMATE INFORMATION

Nicholas Coia

NICHOLAS GIRARD COIA
Inmate Details
Age: 26
Sex: MALE
Date of Birth: 08/30/1986
Citizenship: USA
Race: WHITE
Complexion: LIGHT
Height: 5′ 06″
Current Location: SOMERSET
Permanent Location: SOMERSET
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA

Cold Case: Randy Soderberg murder 7/1984 Mount Vernon, WA *Marcus Anthony Everett pled guilty, sentenced to 21 years 9 months in prison*


Randy Soderberg with daughter Melissa

Man pleads not guilty in 20-year-old death (about 1/2 way down)
Murderer to be sentenced Friday for 1984 Slaying
Near 22-year sentence for murderer in 1984 slaying.
Buried secrets uncovered on the small screen
Darlene Lela Soderberg (Randy’s mother, who passed away the day after his memorial service)
Movies/Documentaries
Stolen Voices Buried Secrets: One Last Ride

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 291438
Offender Name: EVERETT, MARCUS A
Location: Monroe Corrections Center
16550 177th Avenue SE
PO Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 794-2600

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