Psycho For Life: Gabriel Campos-Martinez killed and dismembered his boyfriend, Hervey Medellin; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

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Hervey Medellin

Find-A-Grave: Hervey Medellin
Hikers Discover ‘Very Old’ Skull in Griffith Park: LAPD
Hollywood severed head mystery solved with arrest, police say
San Antonio man arrested for murder, leaving decapitated head near L.A.’s ‘Hollywood’ sign
Man Charged With Murder in 2012 Case Where Head Was Found in Griffith Park
Suspect Arrested For 2012 Murder Of Man Whose Head Was Found Near Hollywood Sign
Man Convicted of Killing Boyfriend Whose Body Parts Were Found in Griffith Park
Man gets 25 years to life in Hollywood sign body parts murder
Gabriel Campos-Martinez sentenced in Hollywood severed head case
Man Gets 25 Years to Life in Hollywood Sign Body Parts Murder

People Magazine Investigates: Hollywood Horror Story



CDCR#: AY4324
Age: 41
Admission Date: 11/30/2015
Current Location: Centinela

Deadly Duo: Billy Ray Riggs and Hilda Sims Riggs killed Jamie Michele Bowie; Billy Ray Riggs sentenced to death

remembering the victims

Couple Sought in Slaying of Van Nuys Woman Arrested
Couple Charged in Slaying of Woman
Death Penalty Ordered in Ex-Yukon Woman’s ’90 Slaying
Conviction and sentence overturn sought in 23-year-old slaying
Television Excerpt Properly Shown to Jury, S.C. Rules
The People of the State of California v Billy Ray Riggs 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
USC Law Students, Alum Fight for Battered Woman Convicted of Murder
USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Welcomes Home Longtime Client
Billy Ray Riggs – California Death Row
Billy Ray Riggs pen pal request

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Unfinished Journey

Billy Ray Riggs – convicted, sentenced to death
Hilda Sims Riggs – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; released 11/6/2014

Hilda Riggs



CDCR#: J41800
Age: 69
Admission Date: 11/15/1994
Current Location: San Quentin

Monsters Among Us: Benjamin Peter Ashley kidnapped 3 young men, killing David Markiewitz and shooting 2 officers; Shot & killed by deputies

David Markiewitz
Hundreds attend celebration of life in Tehachapi for David Markiewitz
Murder victim ‘one of the cornerstones of our community’
Scholarship fund established to honor murdered dentist
Family of dentist killed in Jawbone Canyon speaks out after manhunt ends
Retired Tehachapi dentist is man found slain in cabin
Sheriff names manhunt target: Benjamin Peter Ashley
Crime spree suspect eludes manhunt in tough California terrain
Benjamin Peter Ashley Identified as Gunman in Bakersfield, California, Spree
Manhunt for Kern County killer ends with suspect’s fatal shooting
Cops: Calif. fugitive murder suspect dead after 18-day manhunt
Calif. Police Kill Murder Suspect Benjamin Peter Ashley, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Dead Silent: The Desert Drifter

Benjamin Peter Ashley

Boyfriends From Hell: Christopher Rey Cheary raped and killed 3-year-old Sophia Marie Acosta; Jury sentences him to death*

stand up for children

Sophia Marie Acosta

Remember Our Littlest Angels: Sophia Marie Acosta
Facebook: Justice for Sophia
Man Accused Of Raping, Killing Child Attacked By Inmates On The Way To Court (GREAT write-up)
Sophia Acosta’s Former Babysitter Explains What She Saw
Case delayed for man accused of killing 3-year-old Sophia Acosta
Jury selection begins in baby Sophia case
Death penalty trial starts in Baby Sophia case
Jurors hear gripping testimony from mother of toddler in Christopher Cheary murder trial
Graphic medical testimony hard to take for family members of Sophia Acosta
Father of toddler killed in South Valley 5 years ago appears in court as murder trial reaches third day
Final statements made in Christopher Cheary murder trial
Jury finds Christopher Cheary guilty of murdering 3-year-old Exeter girl
Penalty portion of South Valley murder trial continues
Chris Cheary Found Guilty in 2011 CA Slaying of Sophia Acosta
CA – Sophia Acosta, 3, raped, beaten to death, mom’s BF charged, Exeter, 7 May 2011
Christpher Cheary sentenced to death for the murder of 3-year-old Sophia Acosta
Jury sentences Cheary to death

Christopher Rey Cheary

Parents Gone Wild! Gerardo Mendoza Ordaz charged with the murder of his 4-year-old daughter, Maria Jose Ordaz-Chavarria, drowning her in a baptismal pool

stand up for children

Maria Jose Ordaz-Chavarria

‘Tragedy in the church’: Man accused of killing 4-year-old daughter by drowning her in baptismal pool
Father accused of drowning daughter outside Healdsburg church
California man suspected of drowning 4-year-old daughter in church baptismal pool
Father Suspected of Drowning Daughter Inside Church
Girl drowned in baptismal pool at Healdsburg church; father arrested
Healdsburg police seeking help in tracking family’s actions prior to church death
Girl, 4, who cops say was drowned by father in baptismal font IDd
California man arraigned on murder charge in drowning death

Gerardo Mendoza Ordaz

Psycho For Love: Paul Marshal Curry poisoned his wife, Linda Curry, with nicotine; Sentenced to LWOP

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Linda Curry

Timeline: Investigating the death of Linda Curry
Fatal Mystery Illness Now Looks Like Poisoning
Salina official arrested for murder
Greed Motivated Man to Poison His Wife With Nicotine, Prosecutor Says
Former Salinan’s Poisoning Trial Begins
Man on trial for murder 20 years after wife dies
California nuclear power plant engineer convicted of killing wife with nicotine
Paul Curry Convicted in 1994 Nicotine-Poisoning Death of His Wife
Husband sentenced to life in prison without parole for 1994 special circumstances poisoning-murder of wife for financial gain
Poisoner receives life in prison for wife’s 1994 killing
Husband Who Fatally Poisoned Wife With Nicotine Gets Life Without Parole
Husband Sentenced To Prison In 1994 Poisoning-Murder Of Wife
To Catch a Genius

48 Hours: To Catch a Genius



CDCR#: AV2511
Age: 60
Admission Date: 11/26/2014
Current Location: Centinela

Monsters Among Us: Martin James Kipp “Dr. Crazy” sentenced to death after killing 2 young women


Tiffany Gwen Frizzell, 19
Antaya Yvette Howard, 19 (no picture)

Student’s Murderer Sentenced to Death
Man, Given Death for Rape, Murder, Praises Prosecutor
Murderpedia: Martin James Kipp
The People of the State of California v Martin James Kipp 2001 1998 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The People of the State of California v Martin James Kipp 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Martin Kipp v Ron Davis, warden 2016 (habeas corpus denied)
Serial Killers podcast: Martin Kipp
Martin James Kipp – California Death Row
True crime show to feature North Kitsap woman’s murder

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Dreams and Nightmares



CDCR#: D67100
Age: 58
Admission Date: 09/24/1987
Current Location: San Quentin

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