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Serial Killer: Robert Fry – killed at least 4 people – Sentenced to life in prison

Joseph Fleming, 25 [11/29/1996]
Matthew Trecker, 18 [11/29/1996]
Donald Tsosie, 41 [4/01/1998] (no picture)
Betty Jean Lee, 36 [6/09/2000]

Find-A-Grave: Joseph Aaron Fleming
Find-A-Grave: Matthew Carlos Trecker
NM Survivors of Homicide, Inc. – In Loving Memory Of…Matthew C. Frank Trecker
Find-A-Grave: Donald Tsosie
New Mexico Death Row: Robert Fry
Serial killer Robert Fry’s conviction upheld
Court Upholds Death Sentence Given To Robert Fry
Man resentenced to life in prison in 1994 killing
Killer walks halls as execution stalled
Profile: Robert Fry
New Mexico Death Row: Robert Fry
Serial killer Robert Fry’s conviction upheld
Court Upholds Death Sentence Given To Robert Fry
Robert Fry: How One Thanksgiving Night Kicked Off A Four-Year Murder Spree
Convicted murders have death sentence vacated by NM Supreme Court

Monster Slayer

Forensic Files: Four on the Floor
Locup: Inside the Penitentiary of New Mexico
MSNBC Lockup


Monsters Among Us: Jovanie Alejandro Silva charged with beating murder of Kaitlyn Barron and leaving her body in a parking lot

Kaitlyn Barron

Texas woman identified as South Salt Lake homicide victim
Police identify woman found killed in South Salt Lake
South Salt Lake Police identify woman found in parking lot
Man arrested for killing woman in South Salt Lake. Police say he beat her with a rock
Suspect in SSL murder arrested; held without bail
Man arrested in killing of woman found in South Salt Lake parking lot
Man arrested in killing of woman who was found in South Salt Lake parking lot
Woman Heard on Camera Begging Assailant Not to Harm Her Is Found Beaten to Death, Man Arrested


Psycho For Love: John Hamilton killed his wife, Susan; Sentenced to LWOP

Susan Shibley Hamilton

Please read the first comment at the end of this post. If you can help, the family would be grateful.

Doctor arrested in wife’s death
Dr. Hamilton 911 call
Doctor, slain wife argued about affair, police say – Evidence taken from home where woman’s body found
Doctor leaves jail for funeral – Obstetrician permitted to attend wife’s services
Doctor accused in wife’s death to remain in jail
Suspect loses bail appeal – Doctor charged in wife’s death to remain in jail pending trial
Prosecutors say doctor abused wife
Hamilton to face charges
Hamilton trial opens
Daughter testifies slain woman was scared, upset
Colleagues say doctor was late for surgery on day wife was slain
Attack held intense violence
Autopsy photos in Hamilton trial make jurors cry
Doctor on trial tells of day wife was slain
Jury convicts doctor in wife’s killing
A Valentine’s Day Murder in Oklahoma

Dateline: The Valentine’s Day Mystery
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: Loved To Death
Forensic Files: Deadly Valentine
American Monster: My Bloody Valentine


ODOC# 413355

White Male; 5 ft. 8 in. tall; 145 pounds; Gray hair; Blue eyes;

Body Marks
No data available

CRF# County Offense Conviction Term Term Code Start End

2001-1147 OKLA Murder In The First Degree 01/08/2002 LIFEWOP Life w/o Parole 01/18/2002

Current Facility Phone# Reception Date Discharge Date Parole Hearing Date

Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Mcalester (918) 423-4700 01/18/2002 09/9999
Address City State Zip Contact

P.O. Box 97 Mcalester OK 74502 RANDY WORKMAN, WARDEN

Update: Golden State Serial Killer: Joseph James DeAngelo arrested & charged with the Golden State Killer murders

Murder Victims
Brian Maggiore [2/2/1978]
Katie Maggiore [2/2/1978]
Dr. Robert Offerman, 44 [12/30/1979]
Dr. Debra Alexandra Manning, 35 [12/30/1979]
Charlene Smith, 33 [[3/13/1980]
Lyman Smith, 43 [3/13/1980]
Keith Harrington, 24 [8/19/1980]
Patrice Harrington, 27 [8/19/1980]
Manuela Witthuhn, 28 [2/6/1981]
Cheri Domingo, 35 [7/27/1981] (aka Cheryl Grace “Cheri” Smith)
Gregory Sanchez, 27 [7/27/1981]
Janelle Lisa Cruz, 18 [5/4/1986]
Rhonda Wicht, 24 [11/11/1978] possible victim
Ronald Wicht, 4 [11/11/1978] possible victim

News Archive: Golden State Serial Killer – Joseph James DeAngelo
The victims of the Golden State Killer
With Taunts and Guile, the Golden State Killer Left a Trail of Horror
‘Golden State Killer,’ Suspected Of Terrorizing California For Years, Arrested
The final hours of the Golden State Killer’s final victim
Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Suspected ‘Golden State Killer’ in Southern California
Golden State Killer is also the Visalia Ransacker, and Former Exeter PD Officer
The sadistic Golden State Killer terrorized California 40 years ago. Here’s what we know
New genetic sleuthing tools helped track down the Golden State Killer suspect
Has The Golden State Killer Been Arrested?
After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge
Suspected Golden State Killer’s ex-fiancee revealed as travel blogger
New Revelations Show Golden State Killer Had Toxic History With Women
Wikipedia: Golden State Killer

Hunting a Psychopath: The East Area Rapist / Original Night Stalker Investigation – The Original Investigator Speaks Out
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

People Magazine Presents: The Golden State Killer
The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over
48 Hours: The Golden State Killer
Cold Case Files: The Original Night Stalker
Dark Minds: The Original Night Stalker (you can watch it here)
On the Case With Paula Zahn: East Area Rapist


Monsters Among Us: Benny Wayne McCroskey Jr. bludgeoned Alma Beth Von Steinner to death so he could steal her money; Sentenced to 25 years in prison

Beth Von Steinner

Beth von Steinner obituary
Find-A-Grave: Beth Von Steinner
Spotsylvania murder | Police mum in woman’s slaying
Man convicted of killing Spotsy woman, hiding body under trash
Man Guilty in Slaying
Benny Wayne McCroskeyy Jr summary
GUILTY VA – Alma ‘Beth’ Von Steinner, 57, found murdered, Spotsylvania, 22 Dec 2009

See No Evil: Beth’s Last Party


OFFENDER NAME: Benny Wayne McCrosky
SEX: Male
RACE: White
LOCATION: Keen Mountain Correctional Center

Monsters Among Us: Mark Porter killed Gary and Jan Tyrrell; Sentenced to two consecutive life terms


Gary and Jan Tyrrell

Gary and Jan Tyrrell obituary
Bodies of missing Effingham couple found
Police investigating Springfield couple’s death as a double homicide
Charges Filed in Murders of Jan and Gary Tyrrell
Search warrant: Couple’s killer had ‘gambling issues’
Suspect in Springfield couple’s murder denied bond
Ex-school superintendent charged in couple’s death
Money possible motive in death of college professor, wife
Prosecutor says defendant in double slaying has dark side; ‘He’s two men’
Mark Porter Pleads Guilty for 2014 Murders
Missouri man pleads guilty in couple’s deaths
Daughter of slain Springfield couple wept as judge gave Porter two life sentences
Dateline: ‘The Collector’ Killer Made $275,000 A Year At IBM
Former Wright City School Superintendent Given Life Prison Term
Mark Porter Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to 2 Consecutive Life Terms in 2014 MO Murder of Gary and Jan Tyrrell
MO – Gary, 60, & Jan Tyrrell, 61, murdered at their Springfield home, 30 April 2014
Springfield murder case to be featured on NBC’s Dateline

Dateline: The Collector (you can watch it here)
Someone You Thought You Knew: Killer Collection



DOC ID 1289514
Offender Name Mark E Porter
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 11/13/1960
Height/Weight 5’11” / 193
Hair/Eyes Gray/Partially Gray / Blue
Assigned Location South Central Correctional Center
Address 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65542
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 674-4470
Sentence Summary Life (Life, Life CS)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Mark Edward Porter; Mark Porter; Mark E Porter

The MacDonald Family Massacre – Jeffrey R. MacDonald convicted, sentenced to 3 life sentences to be served consecutively; Is Jeffrey MacDonald innocent?

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Colette Kathryn Stevenson MacDonald, 26
Kimberly MacDonald, 5
Kristen Jean MacDonald, 2
unborn son

CrimeArchives: The Jeffrey MacDonald Case
Jeffrey MacDonald
Appeal decision infuriates stepfather
Review of reversal asked
Crime Lab Grisly Evidence Of Job
United States v Jeffrey R. MacDonald 1982
Jeffrey MacDonald News
Murderpedia: Jeffrey Robert MacDonald
Wikipedia: Jeffrey R. MacDonald
The Devil and Jeffrey MacDonald
Since 1979, Brian Murtagh has fought to keep convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald in prison
Jeffrey MacDonald – The Crime
Jeffrey MacDonald His Injuries and Wounds
Fatal Vision’ Doctor Waits for Ruling on New Trial : MacDonald would be free today if fiber evidence in the 1970 killings had been presented, lawyers say
Parole Examiners Recommend No Parole For Jeffrey MacDonald
Jeffrey MacDonald’s Wife Says He Is ‘At Peace’ As Judge Considers New Evidence
The MacDonald Case
United States of America v Jeffrey R. MacDonald 2008 (motion denied)
Lawyers for Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, Fighting in Court Filing to Overturn 1979 Conviction for Murdering Family, Say Prosecutors Hid Evidence
After 35 years, ‘Fatal Vision’ author, killer meet again
Prosecutors show crime scene photos during MacDonald hearing
MacDonald stories
Home of Triple Murder to Be Demolished

Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders
A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Fatal Vision
Scales of Justice: The Murders of Colette, Kimberley & Kristen MacDonald
Final Vision: The Last Word on Jeffrey MacDonald
The Night My Husband Killed Me

Final Vision
48 Hours: Jeffrey MacDonald: Time for Truth
American Justice: The Green Beret Murder Mystery
Inside Story: False Witness
Fatal Vision
People Magazine Investigates: Jeffrey MacDonald: The Accused



Register Number: 00131-177
Age: 73
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Cumberland FCI
Release Date: LIFE

Dr. Samuel Sheppard – Did he or did he not kill his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard? Was he trial fair or biased?

Marilyn Sheppard2
Sam and Marilyn

Chronology of a Murder
Dr. Sam Sheppard – Guilty or Innocent
Sam Sheppard murder trial items at CSU law school
Dr Sam Sheppard Trials
DNA Test Absolves Sam Sheppard of Murder, Lawyer Says
Woman says Eberling confessed to murdering Marilyn Sheppard
Inmate claims murderer says he killed Sam Sheppard’s wife
Cabbie Says He Killed Mrs. Marilyn Sheppard
‘Fugitive’ to be buried near wife
Sheppard murder trial still not over after 45 years
Key events in the Sam Sheppard case
Sam Sheppard’s body to be exhumed in effort to clear name
Sam Sheppard to be exhumed
Marilyn Sheppard’s body to be exhumed
Tests disclose Marilyn Sheppard didn’t bite attacker
Attorneys clash over coroner’s report in Sam Sheppard case

Possible murder weapon in Sam Sheppard case found
bio: Sam Sheppard
Wikipedia: Sam Sheppard
Still Unsolved
Curiosity seekers must move on; Sheppard murder house demolished
Speaking up for Marilyn in the 60-year-old Sam Sheppard murder case: Brent Larkin

Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial: The Prosecutors and the Marilyn Sheppard Murder
Mockery of Justice: The True Story of the Sam Sheppard Murder Case
The Sheppard murder case
The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case
The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case (Ohio)

Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case
NOVA: The Killer’s Trail – The Story of Dr. Sam Sheppard
A Crime To Remember: The Wrong Man
The Fugitive (movie)
The Fugitive (TV series)

Deadly Wives: Pamela Ballin beat her husband, Derrick “Ricky” Ballin, to death; Sentenced to life in prison


Ricky Ballin
Ricky Ballin

Derrick Paul Ballin
Wife killed husband, faked home invasion, detective says
Derrick Ballin’s Family Waits for Justice
Woman walks free after killing husband; Family outraged
DeKalb County judge orders deputies to arrest Pamela Ballin
DeKalb County judge lets convicted killer walk
Convicted murderer sentenced to life after initially being released by judge
Judge sentences DeKalb woman to life in murder of husband
DeKalb Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Snapped: Pamela Ballin


PamelaBallin prison mug

YOB: 1961
HEIGHT: 5’02”




CASE NO: 792662


Psycho For Love: Carl Brown killed girlfriend Judy Burgin when she tried to leave him; He was sentenced to

Judy BurginFrom Carl Brown’s appeal: Brown and Judy Burgin met in August 1992. By January 1993, Burgin spent most of her time at Brown’s house. Both Brown and Burgin were extensively involved in drugs. Brown had been dealing drugs for some time prior to meeting Burgin, and Burgin was a user of drugs, primarily cocaine and heroin. Burgin occasionally assisted in Brown’s drug-dealing and invested her own money in some of Brown’s heroin deals. Brown controlled access to the drugs, cash proceeds, and Burgin’s personal funds by locking them in a safe.

Brown and Burgin also had a history of domestic violence. Brown hit Burgin on a number of occasions, leaving bruises and cuts on her arms, face and back. On one occasion, her face was swollen, her lip was split and her shirt was torn. Twice Burgin visited her friend Leta Belardi after fighting with Brown, and both times she exhibited signs of physical abuse. Burgin would also visit other friends, including Leah Blue and Willette and Vance Nelson, after her fights with Brown.

Approximately one month before Burgin disappeared, she called her mother in the middle of a fight with Brown, saying that Brown was assaulting her. Burgin’s mother advised her to come home, but Brown grabbed the phone from Burgin and said that nothing was going on.

In early April, Burgin appeared at a 7-11 store on Arctic Boulevard in Anchorage “covered with blood,” shaking and crying. She was carrying a plastic bag with what appeared to be clothes. The clerk, Virgil Brevak, asked if he should call the police, but Burgin said no. Shortly thereafter, Brown walked in the store, took Burgin by the arm, and they walked out. Brevak, who recognized both Brown and Burgin because they regularly came to the store, said this was the last time he saw Burgin.

Burgin told friends and family members that she feared Brown and wished to leave him. In the days preceding Burgin’s disappearance, her drug use contributed to a serious decline in her physical condition.

On the afternoon of April 22 or 23, 1993, Burgin was drinking at O’Toole’s restaurant at the Samovar Inn with two women, Simone Greenway and another woman known only as “Monique.” Both women left Burgin after about forty-five minutes. At one point, Burgin took the bartender, Sheryl Peterson, aside to the bathroom. Burgin showed Peterson bruises and told Peterson she was upset and afraid. Burgin said that she had left Brown, had taken some money, and had a ticket to Hawaii. Burgin continued to drink with other patrons at the bar and later went to one of the rooms to visit with a man who sold scrimshaw knives. When Burgin returned from that visit, she seemed intoxicated and under the influence of some drug. Burgin attempted to serve herself a salad from the waitress station, but Peterson removed her from there and gave Burgin some food. Burgin again expressed fear that Brown was going to hurt her.

Peterson got off work at 7:00 p.m. and called a Checker Cab for Burgin. While Peterson cautioned Burgin to go directly to the airport, Burgin insisted on going to Brown’s residence to pick up belongings. Knowing that Burgin had a large sum of cash on her person and the “business” that Brown was in, Peterson believed that Burgin had stolen either money or drugs from Brown. At approximately 8:00 p.m., Peterson put Burgin in the cab, heading for Brown’s residence.

On April 24, Burgin called her friend Simone Greenway at approximately 11:30 a.m. and spoke for twelve minutes; phone records showed that Burgin called from Brown’s house. Burgin agreed to come to Greenway’s residence in Big Lake the following day to help take care of Greenway’s children because Greenway was scheduled to have wrist surgery on April 26. Burgin never showed up at Greenway’s residence.

dvawareness3When Burgin did not arrive, Greenway made several calls to Burgin’s friends and family, including calls to Brown, to determine Burgin’s whereabouts. Brown told Greenway that Burgin took off while he was in the shower and that she had “just vanished” with no explanation and he had no idea where she had gone. Burgin’s mother began making calls to friends and to jails and hospitals, but could find no trace of her daughter. At no time did Brown offer to help find Burgin.

Shortly after Burgin’s disappearance, Brown changed the carpet in his bedroom from a red-toned multicolored shag to a gray pile. Brown’s sons helped move furniture, rip up the old carpet and carry the carpet out of the house. According to friends and Brown’s sons, Brown changed the carpet because it was old, ugly, worn, torn, or stank and was stained because the pets had urinated on it. When Brown was later interviewed by the state troopers, Brown did not say that he changed the carpet or the pad due to heavy use, wear and tear, or pet urination.

Sometime during the summer of 1993, Brown, Theodore (“Tee”) Flack, and Leah Blue, friends of Burgin and Brown, drove to Portage. During the ride, Brown scared Blue by complaining that she was too nosy and asking too many questions about Burgin, and by commenting how people can have a way of disappearing. Both Brown and Flack told Blue not to speak to Greenway about Burgin, because Greenway was asking too many questions about Burgin’s disappearance. Flack had also previously warned Blue not to go over to Brown’s house because she might end up like Burgin.

On August 28, 1993, several bicyclists discovered a body in the woods near Grey’s Creek at mile 81.5 of the Parks Highway. The body was wrapped in sheets and covered with leaves. One of the bicyclists stopped a truck and asked the occupants to call the troopers. Alaska State Trooper Michael Sears was the first to arrive at the scene. Trooper Dallas Massie, who was assigned to investigate the case, arrived approximately an hour later. The body was decomposed and it was apparent that it had been there for awhile.

An autopsy of the body was conducted on August 31 – September 1, 1993, at the state crime laboratory in Anchorage. The remains were identified as Burgin’s by examination of fingerprints. The sheets that were wrapped around Burgin’s head and body were a white or off-white Martex brand with orange stitching at the hem, a type of sheet used at the Sheraton hotel in Anchorage in the early- to mid-1980s. Brown worked at the Sheraton Hotel in the early 1980s. A long strand of red shag carpet fiber was found between the sheets.

The medical examiner determined that Burgin died as a result of multiple blows to the head by a blunt object that caused numerous fractures, and that her death was a homicide.

Trooper Massie contacted Brown on September 4, 1993. At that time, the discovery of a body at Grey’s Creek was public information, but the identification of the remains as Burgin’s had not been announced. When Trooper Massie interviewed Brown, he introduced himself as an officer from missing persons. Brown inquired if the officers were there to investigate Burgin’s death, even though knowledge of her demise was not yet publicized. That information was not publicly released until September 14, 1993.

On September 9, 1994, the troopers learned that Brown no longer lived in the house that he owned when Burgin disappeared. The troopers obtained permission to search his former house and found two tufts of red shag carpet underneath the newer grey pile carpet in the bedroom to compare with the sample found on Burgin’s body. Analysis of the fibers established that the fiber found with Burgin’s body and the fiber found at Brown’s residence had the same fiber, dye, and dye color patterns. The State’s expert testified that the carpet fragments could have only come from a single sheet of carpet, in a “once in a lifetime” combination of fibers and dye.

In June 1996, Troopers Massie and Jerry Graham re-interviewed Brown. Brown explained how Burgin left and why he thought she left. Brown told the troopers that he and Burgin were very close, that they never fought and that he never hit her. Brown provided theories why Burgin left and discussed why and how he had changed his carpet.

The troopers asked Brown if he knew how Burgin had died. Brown said that he had read in the paper that she had been bludgeoned to death. That information had not been released to the press nor was it in the paper or on television. When the troopers pointed this out, Brown said that he learned this from a brother of a former girlfriend, Russell Evans. Evans testified that he assumed that he learned that Burgin had been bludgeoned from Brown.

The troopers told Brown that they had enough evidence to prove that Burgin died in the bedroom where the carpet was changed. Since Brown had previously stated that other occupants of the house could not have harmed Burgin, the troopers asked who else could have done the killing and Brown said, “Me.”

The grand jury indicted Brown for first-degree murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

Carl E. Brown v State of Alaska 2001
Anchorage man tried again for 1993 homicide

Forensic Files: Northern Exposure (Also known as Cause of Death)


Carl Brown

Offender Name: CARL E BROWN
Offender ID:66096
Date of Birth:10/18/1951
Age: 63
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Spring Creek Correctional Center

Scheduled Release Date: 10/11/2054

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