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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Monsters Among Us: Gregory Bowman killed 3 teenage girls, but managed to escape true justice

Victims
Velda Joy Rumfelt, 16 [6/6/1977 Brentwood, MO]
Ruth Ann Jany, 21 [1978 Belleville, IL]
Elizabeth West, 14 [1978 Belleville, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Velda Joy Rumfelt
DNA Match Leads to Arrest of Suspect in 1977 Murder
Gregory Bowman guilty of capital murder
Man may now face death penalty for 1977 Brentwood murder
Bowman sentenced to death in 1977 killing of Missouri teen
Gregory Bowman Sentenced to Death in 1977 Missouri Murder
Missouri Supreme Court reverses death sentence for Bowman
Prosecutors still seeking death penalty for St. Louis County killer, despite delays, terminal illness
Death penalty sought again for St. Louis County killer
Killer of St. Louis County teen, once also convicted in 2 Belleville murders, dies in prison
64-year-old convicted killer dies in Missouri prison
The People of the State of Illinois v Gregory Bowman 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Missouri v Gregory Bowman 2011 (sentence overturned)
St. Louis-area 1977 murder explored on Investigation Discovery show
State of Missouri Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Stranger Among Us


Gregory Bowman

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With Friends Like These…The Belmont Ave. Girls beat their roommate, Stacey Hanna, to death, then slashed her throat and left her in the woods


Stacey Hanna

Woman beaten to death in lesbian romance
Death Sought For Two Women
2nd woman convicted in slaying
Kelley Ann Tibbs v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Stephanie Cull v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
1 woman convicted of 1997 murder set to be freed on anniversary of crime
Misconduct podcast: The Murder of Stacy Hanna

Books
A Fatal Lie: A True Story Of Betrayal And Murder In The New South

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: The Girls of Belmont Ave.

Defendants
Domica Chantel Winckler – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tracy Lynn Bitner – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Kelley Ann Tibbs – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Stephanie Leigh-Anne Cull – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison; released 7/27/2015


Stephanie Cull

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1052223
OFFENDER NAME: Domica Chantel Winckler
SEX: Female
RACE: Black
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1012787
OFFENDER NAME: Tracy Lynn Bitner
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 39
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1170391
OFFENDER NAME: Kelley Ann Tibbs
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center

Monsters Among Us: Javier Righetti raped and killed 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba, because he “was bored”; Sentenced to death


Alyssa Otremba

Alyssa Page Otremba obituary
Facebook: In Loving Memory of Alyssa Otremba
Family and Former Neighbors Remember Alyssa Otremba
Metro Police investigating body found in northwest valley
Investigators return to scene of desert slaying
Vegas police: Slain teen randomly attacked
Police: Man confessed to rape, murder of 15-year-old girl
Man arrested in fatal attack on 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba in Las Vegas
Community Mourns the Loss of Murdered Teen
Alyssa Otremba’s accused killer confessed, Vegas police say
October hearing set for man accused in girl’s rape, stabbing death
No bail for suspect in Alyssa Otremba slaying
Testimony reveals slain Arbor View student was near safety
Judge tosses plea in slaying of Arbor View freshman
Opening statements started Thursday in Javier Righetti’s capital murder trial

Witnesses testify on day two of Javier Righetti’s teen murder trial
Death penalty trial for a man accused in rape, murder of 15-year-old postponed
Javier Righetti found GUILTY in Alyssa Otremba murder trial
Righetti found guilty in 2011 murder of Alyssa Otremba
Las Vegas jury in Javier Righetti murder case hears about prior attacks
Jury recommends death penalty for Javier Righetti
Javier Righetti sentenced to death in murder of Alyssa Otremba
Jury sentences Javier Righetti to death in murder of Alyssa Otremba

INMATE INFORMATION

Bogue Chitto MS Rampage: Willie Cory Godbolt arrested after a shooting spree that left 8 dead, including a Lincoln County deputy

Victims
Deputy William Durr, 36
Barbara Mitchell, 55
Toccarra May, 35
Brenda May, 53
Austin Edwards, 11
Jordan Blackwell, 18
Farrell Dishon Burage, 45
Sheila Burage, 46

Donald “William” Durr obituary
Officer Down Memorial Page: Deputy Sheriff William Durr
Remembering Lincoln County Deputy William Durr
Families mourn loss of seven
Barbara May Mitchell obituary
Tocarra May obituary
Brenda May obituary
Austin Joel Edwards obituary
Jordan Eugene Blackwell obituary
Ferral Dishon Burage obituary
Shelia May Burage obituary
Funerals begin tomorrow for victims of Lincoln County shooting spree
Lincoln County deputy, seven others killed in shooting spree; suspect in custody
Victims in weekend shooting spree identified
Sheriff’s deputy killed in line of duty loved making children smile
Police Identify Mississippi Shooting Victims
Teen died a hero saving cousin during shooting spree
Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’
Two victims in weekend shooting spree were Brookhaven students
Teen “played dead” while cousin took bullets during Miss. shooting rampage
Mississippi shooting: Relative ‘devastated’ after rampage leaves 8 dead
Willie Cory Godbolt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Accused rampage shooter led life marked by violence
Bogue Chitto capital murder suspect denied bond
Funeral services underway for 2 children killed in Lincoln County shootings


Willie Cory Godbolt

Execution Alert: Thomas Douglas Arthur executed for the murder of Troy Wicker Jr. on 2/1/1982 in Muscle Shoals, AL


Troy Wicker Jr

Find-A-Grave: Eloise Bray West
Find-A-Grave: Troy L Wicker Jr
Niece of victim: Tommy Arthur execution delays have put family through ‘living hell’
Judy Wicker breaks silence after 27 years
Murderpedia: Tommy Arthur
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 1984 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Ex Parte Arthur 1985 (denied)
Thomas D. Arthur v State of Alabama 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas D. Arthur v Kim Tobias Thomas 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Thomas Arthur to be executed Thursday evening
Alabama Inmate Tommy Arthur Faces Eighth Execution Date
Alabama Death Row inmate Tommy Arthur asks US Supreme Court to stop execution for 8th time
Clock ticks down for Tommy Arthur execution
Alabama executes Tommy Arthur: Inmate dies for 1982 murder-for-hire
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder

Defendants
Judy Wicker – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; released in 1992
Thomas Douglas Arthur – convicted 3 times, sentenced to death

INMATE INFORMATION

Anibal Cristobal Francisco murder 5/18/2017 Gadsen, SC *Shot to death during a home invasion; Vanderous Djean Jones is charged with his murder*

23-year-old man shot to death in apparent robbery at his Gadsden home
Man shot, killed during suspected robbery in Gadsden
Teen charged in deadly Gadsden home invasion
Gadsden man charged with capital murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Dwan Diondro Wakefield, Byron McBride Jr and DeAllen Washington arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier


Kingston Frazier

Amber Alert: Kidnapped boy in stolen car
Missing 6-Year-Old Boy Found Shot to Death in Car
Body found in stolen car believed to be missing 6-year-old boy, police say
‘We want to bring someone, or some people, to justice’
Family reacts to the homicide of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier
6-year-old Kingston Frazier fatally shot after auto theft, kidnapping
6-year-old Kingston Frazier found dead inside stolen car after being abducted in Mississippi
Second suspect transported for questioning in kidnapping, shooting death of 6-year-old
Second person of interest in custody in connection with death of 6-year-old boy
3rd suspect taken into custody in 6-year-old child’s murder
Three teenagers arrested in kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old boy
A family in mourning as one suspect’s family speaks out
See the suspects in the Kingston Frazier shooting death
Facebook: Dwan Wakefield
Facebook: Byron McBride

Defendants
DeAllen Tyreek Washington
Dwan Diondro Wakefield
Byron Delance McBride Jr

INMATE INFORMATION

Person
Name: D’ALLEN TYREEK WASHINGTON
DOB: 08/05/1999
AGE: 017

Description
HGT: 510
WGT: 160
RACE: BLACK
SEX: M
HAIR: BLACK
EYE: BROWN
FHAIR: CLEAN SH
COMPL: MEDIUM B

Intake / Booking
OFF DATE: 00/00/0000 –
Case#: OTHER
INTAKE DATE: 05/18/2017
TIME: 16:31
INTAKE #: BK0000070863 – 003
ARRESTING AGENCY: MBI

Bond Information
WRITTEN BOND: $ .00
CASH BOND: $ .00

DESCRIPTION: Capital Murder
WHICH COURT: JUSTICE

INMATE INFORMATION

Person
Name: DWAN DIONDRO WAKEFIELD
DOB: 08/23/1999
AGE: 017

Description
HGT: 509
WGT: 180
RACE: BLACK
SEX: M
HAIR: BLACK
EYE: BROWN
FHAIR: CLEAN SH
COMPL: LIGHT BR

Intake / Booking
OFF DATE: 00/00/0000 –
Case#: OTHER
INTAKE DATE: 05/18/2017
TIME: 16:01
INTAKE #: BK0000072685 – 001
ARRESTING AGENCY: MBI

Bond Information
WRITTEN BOND: $ .00
CASH BOND: $ .00

DESCRIPTION: Capital Murder
WHICH COURT: JUSTICE

INMATE INFORMATION

Person
Name: BYRON DELANCE MCBRIDE
DOB: 05/02/1998
AGE: 019
Description
HGT: 504
WGT: 150
RACE: BLACK
SEX: M
HAIR: BLACK
EYE: BROWN
FHAIR: FUZZ
COMPL: MEDIUM B

Intake / Booking
OFF DATE: 00/00/0000 –
Case#: OTHER
INTAKE DATE: 05/18/2017
TIME: 18:14
INTAKE #: BK0000072686 – 001
ARRESTING AGENCY: MBI

Bond Information
WRITTEN BOND: $ .00
CASH BOND: $ .00

DESCRIPTION: Capital Murder
WHICH COURT: JUSTICE

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