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Deadly Duo: Deandre Minkens and Shante Thomas killed Rosemary Newman, who was pregnant with Minkens baby; Both sentenced to LWOP


Rosemary Newman

2 charged with murder of pregnant Alsip teen
Boyfriend, woman charged in death of pregnant teen
Sheriff: Man Killed Pregnant Woman; Didn’t Want To Be Dad
‘I Hate You’ Song Was Signal for Murder: Sheriff
Grand jury adds kidnapping charges in teen’s death
Testimony begins in killing of pregnant teen, unborn child
Witness: Suspect in killing of pregnant woman said he was coerced by ‘fiancee’
One guilty in killing of pregnant teen, unborn child
Second suspect guilty in killing of pregnant teen, unborn child
Man sentenced to life in killing of ex-girlfriend, unborn child
Man Gets Life For Murder Of Alsip Teen Who Was Carrying His Baby
Woman gets life in prison for murder of pregnant Alsip teen
IL – Rosemary Newman, 18, pregnant, murdered, Calumet City, 23 April 2011
Facebook: DeAndre Minkens

Movies/Documentaries
For My Man: Shante Thomas

Defendants
Deandre Minkens – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Shante Thomas – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Y15896 – MINKENS, DEANDRE
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: MENARD

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 03/15/1991
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 09 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 08/31/2016
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 11CR0811101
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 04/29/2011
SENTENCE:
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 11CR0811101
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: INTENT/HOMICIDE/UNBORN CHILD
CUSTODY DATE: 04/29/2011
SENTENCE:
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

INMATE INFORMATION

Y17040 – THOMAS, SHANTE
Parent Institution: LOGAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: LOGAN

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 07/31/1991
Weight: 148 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Female
Height: 5 ft. 06 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ABDOMEN – L/S “DEANDRA”
TATTOO, ABDOMEN – R/S “PRINCESS SHAY”, BUTTERFLIES
TATTOO, FOREARM, LEFT – BUTTERFLY, “10-6-10”, STARS
PIERCED EARS – 3XEA, R/S NOSE, L LIP, TONGUE, N

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 10/19/2016
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 11CR0811102
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 03/25/2011
SENTENCE:
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 11CR0811102
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: INTENT/HOMICIDE/UNBORN CHILD
CUSTODY DATE: 03/25/2011
SENTENCE:
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

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Parents Gone Wild! Connie Escamilla and Kylie Beasley charged with the torture and murder of Escamilla’s 3-year-old son, Gilbert


Gilbert Escamilla

Gilbert Anthony Rolando Escamilla obituary
Modesto couple arrested in 3-year-old’s death
Modesto Couple Arrested for Murder, Torture of 3-Year-Old Child
Mother, fianceé arrested in death and torture of 3-year-old son
Modesto mom, fiancée arrested in toddler’s death
Neighbors: Mother, Fiance Suspected of Torturing, Killing 3-Year-Old Seemed ‘Normal’

Defendants
Connie Escamilla
Kylie Beasley

Fathers From Hell: Mark Edward Mesiti drugged, sexually abused and killed his 14-year-old daughter, Alycia Augusta Mesiti-Allen; Will be sentenced to LWOP on Nov. 28


Alycia Augusta Mesiti-Allen

Alycia Augusta Mesiti-Allen obituary
Find-A-Grave: Alycia Augusta Mesiti Allen
Tragic Santa Clara County custody case: Dad suspected in girl’s death
Father charged with killing 14-year-old found buried in yard
Death penalty sought for former South Bay man accused of killing his daughter
Murder suspect asks for more delays
Jury in place, Mesiti murder trial to begin
DA: Mesiti deserves death for killing daughter, 14
Father pleads guilty to avoid death row after rape, murder of teen daughter
11 years after daughter disappears, dad admits to drugging, abusing and killing her
Mesiti pleads guilty in exchange for dropping of death penalty
CA – Alycia Mesiti, 14, Ceres, 14 Aug 2006

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: MESITI, MARK EDWARD
Booking #: 1284051
DOB: 12/07/1967
Arr Agency: CPD
Arr Time: 12:00
Facility: SC
Booking Date: 06/02/2011

Charge: 1209 CP Case No: 3 Bail: $25,000 CourtDt:
Charge: 187(A) PC Case No: 1457251 Bail: NOBAIL CourtDt: 11/28/2017
Charge: 288(A) PC Case No: 1457251 Bail: NOBAIL CourtDt: 11/28/2017
Charge: 289(E) PC [CNTS=2] Case No: 1457251 Bail: NOBAIL CourtDt: 11/28/2017

Mothers From Hell: Lamora Williams charged with killing her 2 toddlers by putting them in the oven (because that is what good mothers do?); She then video-called their father to show him their bodies

Victims
Ke’Yaunte Andre Penn, 2
Ja’Karter Penn, 1

This is one incident that has stayed with me all week. I cannot fathom how a mother, no matter how inexperienced or bad she might be, could even think about putting their children in the oven and turning it on. Can you even imagine the fear that these two toddlers felt. She had to have heard their cries that would turn into screams. I am overwhelmed with grief and sadness for these two boys. They never had a chance to live. To do anything with their lives. They were 1 and 2! I am angry. Angry that this “mother” did this. Why? No, I don’t want to hear this “I can’t do it anymore”. If that was the case, why was murder the first option? And such a horrific murder, at that. No, I do not believe that this was impulsive. I think that she planned this, for some kind of revenge against the boy’s father, for whatever reason. There is absolutely NO reason to do this. Nothing justifies this. I am sure that there was someone who would have helped her out and taken the boys. Plus, she did not harm the other son that was there. These children deserved so much better. I have to admit that I wish for her to feel their pain and fear. And I can’t and won’t say I am sorry, because I am not.

Ke’Yaunte Andre Penn obituary
Ja’Karter Rashard Penn obituary
Father of toddlers killed says mother shared live video of crime scene
Arrest warrant: Mother put children in oven, turned it on
Mother charged with murdering her 2 young boys
Report: Mom accused of killing kids in oven called their father over video chat
Warrant alleges mother put 2 toddlers in oven, turned it o
Ga. Mom Allegedly Killed 2 Kids by Putting Them in Oven Before Video-Calling Their Dad to Show Scene
911 call: ‘I don’t want to get locked up,’ says mother accused of putting sons in oven
Police: Mother charged in children’s death placed them in oven
911 calls describe horrific scene where children found dead
Lamora Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Sister of mom accused of killing kids: ‘That was not my little sister’
Local funeral home donates services for boys allegedly killed in oven
gofundme: Ja’karter and Kman

INMATE INFORMATION

Boyfriends From Hell: David Vickers charged with killing his girlfriend’s 17-month-old son, Luca Sholey – and while she was in the hospital with her dying son, he robbed her

Luca W. Sholey obituary
He’s accused of beating a toddler — and pawning mom’s stereo while the boy was dying
Police: Bradenton man killed girlfriend’s son, then robbed her
Mom’s boyfriend charged with killing 1-year-old boy
Holmes Beach caregiver abused and killed toddler, police sa
Fla. Man Allegedly Beat Girlfriend’s Toddler — Then Pawned Her Belongings While She Was at the Hospital with Dying Son
Child’s death leads to homicide arrest on Holmes Beach
Police: Man kills girlfriend’s toddler son, then robs her
A toddler, whose death is under investigation, helped save three other lives

INMATE INFORMATION

Personal Information
Firstname DAVID
Lastname VICKERS
Middle Name EARL
Date of Birth 10/19/1985
Race W
Gender M
Hair BAL
Eye BLU
Height 606
Weight 300

Book # Date Arrest Charge Book Date OBTS Released Date
2017007696 10/11/2017 MURDER NOT PREMEDITATED DURING OTHER FELONY 8/24/2017 4132043319 In Custody

Seq. Statute Desc. Bond Amt.
1 782.04-4 MURDER NOT PREMEDITATED DURING OTHER FELONY 0.00
2 827.03-2D NEGLECT CHILD W/O GREAT BODILY HARM 100000.00
2017007696 8/30/2017 MURDER NOT PREMEDITATED DURING OTHER FELONY 8/24/2017 4131018738 In Custody

Seq. Statute Desc. Bond Amt.
1 812.014-2C1 THEFT 300-5,000-VEHICLE PART THEFT / ARREST WARRANT 5000.00
2 539.001-8B8A FALSE OWNER INF PAWN ITEMS <$300 / ARREST WARRANT 5000.00
3 539.001-8B8A FALSE OWNER INF PAWN ITEMS <$300 / ARREST WARRANT 5000.00
4 812.019-1 DEAL/POSSESS STLN PROP / ARREST WARRANT 7500.00
5 812.019-1 DEAL/POSSESS STLN PROP / ARREST WARRANT 7500.00
2017007696 8/24/2017 MURDER NOT PREMEDITATED DURING OTHER FELONY 8/24/2017 4132042045 In Custody

Seq. Statute Desc. Bond Amt.
1 893.13-6B POSS CANNABIS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS 500.00
2 322.34-2C DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 3RD OR SUBSQ OFF 1500.00

Parents Gone Wild! Robert Hodges charged with killing his 3 children after fighting with his wife

Victims
Kelvin Hodges, 11
Julie Hodges, 9
Lucas Hodges, 8 months

Three children dead, father arrested in worst mass slaying in Yolo County in decades
3 children killed in West Sacramento; father arrested
Police arrest father in killings of 3 children in Northern California
Mother Of 3 West Sacramento Children Killed Releases Statement
West Sacramento mother of slain children makes emotional Facebook post
Police: Domestic violence leaves 3 Sacramento kids dead
West Sacramento woman recounts finding 3 children dead
West Sacramento man arrested for allegedly killing his three kids was a ‘loving and caring’ father, wife says
Robert Hodges: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
‘Everything appeared to be OK’ between man who allegedly killed his 3 kids and their mother
West Sacramento father charged with 3 counts of murder
Robert Hodges: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Neighbor: Dad “seemed content” after allegedly killing his 3 kids

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HODGES, ROBERT WILLIAM
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 32
Location: Yolo County Sheriff’s Office
Race: White
Contact Facility: Yolo County Sheriff’s Office

Parents Gone Wild! Lachelle Martina Marie Anderson charged with killing her 1-year-old daughter, Lalanna Sharpe


Lalanna Sharpe

Neighbor remembers 1-year-old stabbing victim as “loving, happy”
Mother accused of stabbing one-year-old to death
Teenage mother charged with murder in stabbing death of one year old
Teenage mom killed 1-year-old daughter, Columbus police say
Investigation of baby’s death a difficult case for all
Ohio mother, 17, is arrested and charged with murder after ‘stabbing her one-year-old daughter to death’
Lachelle Anderson, 17 Charged With Stabbing Lalanna Sharpe, 1 To Death


Lachelle Anderson

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