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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

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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

Yell County Homicides: James Arthur Bowden charged with the murders of 3 people, including Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart; Death penalty possible

Victims
Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, 46 [Yell County Sheriff’s Dept]
Ciera Miller, 17
Rita Miller, 61

Officer Down Memorial Page: Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart
Lt. Kevin Mainhart Murdered
Update: Suspect in custody in Yell County homicides
Police identify woman, teen girl killed along with Arkansas deputy
Victims in Yell County killings identified
Fallen Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart Escorted Back To Yell County
People gather to honor fallen deputy in Yell County
Arkansas police: Suspect identified who killed deputy, 2 others
School mourns the death of student killed in triple homicide
James Bowden: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Potential Death Penalty for James Arthur Bowden in 2017 AR Triple Slaying
KATV speaks with father of Yell Co. triple-homicide suspect
Hostage in Yell Co. standoff recounts what suspect told her inside surrounded home

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: BOWDEN, JAMES
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 42
Location: Conway County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Conway County Jail

Parents Gone Wild! Kenisha Eronda Berry killed one of her babies and tried to kill another one

From Berry appeal: Appellant was indicted for the murder of an individual under six years of age.   The evidence at trial showed that in the early morning hours of November 29, 1998, Roy Black discovered the victim’s body while he and his wife, Ima, were looking for aluminum cans in a dumpster at an apartment complex in Beaumont, Texas.   Roy found the deceased male infant inside a trash bag with duct tape over his mouth.   His arms were secured across his chest with duct tape and there was fecal matter inside the trash bag.   Ima alerted the police and named the infant “Baby Hope.”

The case remained unsolved until the summer of 2003, when Debbie Beavers of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was investigating another case involving appellant.   During the course of the investigation, appellant took Beavers to the dumpster where Baby Hope had been found.   Beavers brought this to the attention of Beaumont police officer John Boles, who had appellant’s fingerprints compared to those found on the duct tape and trash bag.   A latent palm print on the trash bag matched appellant’s right palm.   A latent fingerprint on a piece of duct tape matched appellant’s left index finger.   DNA testing of the victim’s blood and appellant’s oral swabs indicated a 99.98% probability that appellant was the mother of the victim.

On June 27, 2003, Child Protective Services (CPS) worker Tracy Rideaux met with appellant, who was in jail on another charge.   At that time, appellant had an infant daughter named Paris, who was in the care of CPS. She also had a nine-year-old daughter named Jasmine, a seven-year-old daughter named Keerstan, and a three-year-old son named Joskin.   Rideaux testified that appellant’s infant daughter was fathered by a man named Leonard Carrier and her three older children were fathered by a man named Joskin Love. At the first jail meeting, Rideaux and appellant discussed the removal of Jasmine, Keerstan, and Joskin, and the potential for a family placement.   Rideaux met with appellant in jail again on July 10, 2003, after appellant had been charged with capital murder in the death of her son Malachi, known to authorities as Baby Hope. Rideaux asked appellant if her family knew anything about Malachi or other hidden pregnancies, because their knowledge would affect the placement of appellant’s children.   Appellant told Rideaux that “she knew how to hide a pregnancy” and her weight fluctuated a lot. She stated that “her family had absolutely nothing to do with Baby Hope or what was going on.”   She revealed that she gave birth to Malachi at home in her apartment, that it was an “easy delivery,” and that he was “fine” when he was born.   She went to the store and purchased a bottle and some formula after his birth.   Her other children were with a relative at the time of his birth, and when the children returned home, she explained that “she was keeping a friend’s baby.”   She did not give Rideaux any details about the duct tape other than acknowledging that she had duct tape “lying around the house.”   She did not confess that she killed Malachi, but stated that she borrowed her grandmother’s car, placed the infant, “which was already inside the trash bag,” in the trunk, and transported him to a dumpster without anyone’s knowledge.   She stated that “the baby was not kicking or moving” when she put him in the dumpster.

Appellant testified at trial that she did not kill her baby.   She knew that she was pregnant in 1998, but she did not know how far along she was in her pregnancy.   The father of the baby was a man named Nicholas Beard.   She did not tell her family or anyone else about her pregnancy.   She gave birth at home by herself and named the infant Malachi.   He appeared to be healthy when he was born, and she fed him milk from a bottle.   His nose started running the next day, and she went to the store that morning to buy milk.   When she returned from the store, he was still asleep on the bed in her bedroom.   She lay on the couch to watch television and later checked on him because she was concerned that he had not yet awakened.   When she went into the bedroom, he was “limp” and was not moving or breathing.   She realized that he was dead, but did not call for help because she was “scared” and did not know “if it was against the law to have a baby at home.”   She put duct tape over his arms because they were stiff and sticking out and she “wanted them in front of him.”   She put duct tape over his mouth because it bothered her that his mouth was open.   She left her apartment with Malachi in a bag and later placed him in a dumpster.

The prosecutor questioned appellant on cross-examination regarding her infant daughter Paris.   Appellant acknowledged that she hid her pregnancy with Paris, but avoided answering the prosecutor’s questions about whether she had abandoned Paris on the side of a road.

Forensic pathologist Tommy Brown had performed the autopsy on Baby Hope and estimated that he was two to five days old.   Duct tape had been used to cover his mouth and to constrain his arms around his abdomen, and he had been placed inside a plastic trash bag.   His stomach contained a “milk-like product,” which indicated that he had been fed before death, and there was fecal matter inside the plastic trash bag.   He had “petechiae of the pleural surfaces of the lung,” which was consistent with oxygen deprivation.   The combination of being duct taped and covered with a plastic trash bag was also consistent with oxygen deprivation.   Brown observed no indications of an infection or sudden-infant-death syndrome.   He determined that the infant “died from asphyxia due to smothering,” and he ruled the death a homicide.   Brown opined that the infant was still alive when he was placed in the plastic trash bag, and “as the baby died, then there was a large release of fecal material from the rectum.”   The lividity on the anterior and posterior sides of the body led him to conclude that the infant was lying on his stomach when he died and that after he was discovered he was turned over and placed on his back for a short period of time.

Victims
Malachi Berry, 4 days old (Ba[11/29/1998]
Parris Berry, [6/2003]

Abandoned babies linked to mother
Woman accused of abandoning babies
Trial of woman accused of smothering baby set to begin
Kenisha Berry Killed One Infant and Attempted to Kill Another
Kenisha Berry faces new charges for second infant
Texas High Court Dismisses Woman’s Death Sentence As Unsupported by the Evidence
Kenisha Eronda Berry v State of Texas 2007 (conviction affirmed; sentenced overturned, changed to life in prison)
Murderpedia: Kenisha Eronda Berry
Excerpt from “Women and Capital Punishment in the United States”

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 06977155
TDCJ Number: 01464493
Name: BERRY, KENISHA
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1972-12-26
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2044-02-18

Deadly Duo: Duane Allen Haley and Judy Ann Britton robbed and killed Hamadi Swei on Christmas 2010; Both sentenced to prison


3100 block of West Normandale St

Cops: Valley knifers kill man on Christmas Day
2 Arrested in 5 Month Old Murder Case
Couple arrested in Virginia in Fort Worth slaying
Virginia man gets life for Christmas slaying
Duane Allen Haley v State of Texas 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Love Kills: We Were Like Fire

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08907655
TDCJ Number: 01788854
Name: HALEY,DUANE ALLEN
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1964-05-04
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: BILL CLEMENTS
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-12-25
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-05-24
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1242262D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 5555-55-55

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04183940
TDCJ Number: 01793645
Name: BRITTON,JUDY ANN
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1967-04-08
Maximum Sentence Date: 2051-06-05
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2051-06-05
Parole Eligibility Date: 2031-06-05

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-12-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-06-19
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1242263D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 40-00-00

Monsters Among Us: Marcel Wayne Williams kidnapped, raped and killed Stacy Rae Errickson; Sentenced to death

From Williams’ appeal: On November 20, 1994, Stacy Errickson, the victim, on her way to work, stopped at the Jacksonville Shellstop for gas.   The time was approximately 6:45 a.m. Williams approached Errickson’s vehicle, drew a firearm, and forced her to move from the driver’s seat to the passenger’s side.   Williams then drove Errickson’s car away from the convenience store.   Williams then took Errickson to several automated teller machines and coerced her to attempt withdrawals.   A total of eighteen transactions yielded the sum of $350.   The last transaction occurred at 7:37 a.m. These transactions were recorded by security cameras at several banking facilities.   Stacy Errickson did not make it to work that day, nor did she pick up her child from the babysitter at the end of the day.

Police arrested Williams on an outstanding warrant on November 29, 1994, and questioned him based on physical evidence linking him to two other assaults on women.   During the course of an intensive interrogation lasting some thirteen hours, Williams admitted having abducted Errickson from the convenience store and robbing her through ATM withdrawals.   However, he denied any sexual assault and assured the officers that to the best of his knowledge Errickson was alive.   Appellant attempted to implicate others as accomplices asserting that they were the ones responsible for physically harming her.   Based upon information Williams supplied, the police recovered a sheet matching Williams description as one he used in connection with the abduction and also recovered a gold ring which Williams identified.   On December 5, 1994, police discovered Stacy Errickson’s body buried in a shallow grave.   Other evidence adduced at trial indicated that witnesses Tammy Victoria and Tammy Keenahan identified Williams as a man they had seen on the morning of November 20, 1994, at the Shellstop.   They also testified that after they left the station he followed them in a car and attempted to stop them until they sought refuge at the air force base.   Williams subsequently returned to the Shellstop and abducted Stacy Errickson.

On April 5, 1995, the Pulaski County prosecutor by felony information charged Williams with capital murder, kidnapping, rape, and aggravated robbery.   The information also asserted that Williams had four prior felony convictions.   The Pulaski County Circuit Court tried Williams on these charges beginning on January 6, 1997.   Appellant was convicted on all counts.   During the sentencing phase of the trial the prosecutor introduced evidence in support of three aggravating circumstances, and the appellant offered one mitigating circumstance.   The jury found that all three alleged aggravating circumstances existed beyond a reasonable doubt and that Williams’s mitigating circumstance was also established.   In balancing these findings the jury recommended a sentence of death, which the trial court accepted.

Find-A-Grave: Stacy Rae Sullivan Errickson
Arkansas Death Row Inmate Admits to Murder, Asks Victims for Forgiveness
Ahead of Marcel Williams’ execution, victim’s mother, former teacher speak out
Victim’s family on Arkansas execution: ‘Ready for it to be done’
Jack Harold Jones & Marcel Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Victim says death row inmate has found God, should not be executed
Marcel Wayne Williams v State of Arkansas 1999
Monday Executions Still on for Two AR Inmates
AR Executions Recap: What Marcel Williams Did to Land on Death Row
Marcel Wayne Williams – Arkansas Execution – April 24, 2017
Arkansas death row inmate Marcel Williams executed
Double Execution in Arkansas Marks First in U.S. Since 2000

INMATE INFORMATION

ADC Number: 000943
Name: Williams, Marcel W
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 74 inches
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/20/1970
Initial Receipt Date: 02/28/1986
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: SK
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: Death
Total time*:

Aliases
Lifestyle Lifestyle
Marcel W Standridge
Marcel Williams
Marcel W Williams
Marcell W Williams
Life S Williams
Life style W Williams
Marcell Wayne Williams

Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:
2 SCAR ON RIGHT COLLAR BONE
PENNY SIZE
SCAR BEND OF LEFT ELBOW.
TATTOO:LIONHEAD UP
PER RIGHT ARM
2 SCAR ON RIGHT COLLAR BONE
PENNY SIZE SCAR BEND OF LEFT ELBOW.
TATTOO:LIONHEAD UPPER RIGHT ARM
TATTOO:$ RIGHT HAND
TATTOO:EAGLE LEFT CHEST
TATTOO:HEART W/2 ROSES FRONT LOWER LEFT
1/2 SCAR FRONT UPPER LEFT LEG
1/2 SCAR LEFT BUTTOCK

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