Monsters Among Us: Robert Spangler killed 2 wives and 2 children

Nancy Spangler, 45
David Spangler, 17
Susan Spangler, 15
Donna Sundling, 58

Find-A-Grave: Nancy Jane Stahlman Spangler
Find-A-Grave: David Andrew Spangler
Find-A-Grave: Susan Elizabeth Spangler
Find-A-Grave: Donna Rae Marsh Spangler
Profile: Robert Merlin Spangler “The Black Widower”
FBI: The Case of the Homicidal Husband
A Killer Who Thinks He Is ‘Interesting’
Murderer who shoved wife into GC admits guilt
Murderpedia: Robert Spangler
Wikipedia: Robert Spangler
Find-A-Grave: Robert Merlin Spangler

Married To Murder

Into the Killing: S3 Ep68: Robert Spangler
My Favorite Murder: Mr Zip
Park Predators: The Widower
Mask of Sanity: Robert Spangler – Colorado Serial Killer and Child Murderer

Investigation Discovery: Blood Relations: Robert Spangler
Devil Among Us: A Trail of Blood
Crime Stories: A Way with Murder
Killer In Plain Sight
Cold Case Files: Pride and the Fall
The Investigators: The Black Widower

Wife Killer: Robert Spangler (YouTube video)


Register Number: 29442-013
Age: 68
Race: White
Sex: Male
Deceased: 08/05/2001


Deadly Brothers: Darrell and Jason Sanchez beat and stabbed Cory Edge to death over a drug deal; Both sentenced to 22 years in prison

Cory Edge

Find-A-Grave: Cory A Edge
The Murder of Cory Edge (great write-up)
Man Held in 1989 Colorado Drug Slaying

Homicide Hunter: Eyes Wide Shut

Darrell Frank Sanchez Jr – convicted, sentenced to 22 years in prison
Jason Sanchez – convicted, sentenced to 22 years in prison

Update: Jonelle Renee Matthews murders *Steven Dana Pankey was retried, convicted of her murder; Sentenced to life in prison*

Jonelle Renee Matthews

News Archive: Jonelle Renee Matthews murder
Timeline: The Jonelle Matthews murder
Steven Pankey indictment
Steve Pankey trial: Prosecutors hone in on day of Jonelle Matthews’ disappearance
Ex-Idaho gubernatorial candidate found guilty in 1984 murder of Colorado girl
Jonelle Matthews Murder: Ex-Politician Steve Pankey’s Guilty Verdict, Innocence Claim
Jury finds Steve Pankey guilty of 1984 kidnapping, murder of Jonelle Matthews
Man sentenced to life in prison for Jonelle Matthews’ 1984 murder
Steve Pankey found guilty of kidnapping, felony murder in Jonelle Matthews case
Man sentenced for kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Colorado girl
Retrial Ends with Former Gubernatorial Candidate Convicted in 12-Year-Old Jonelle Matthews’ 1984 Death

Criminology: Jonelle Matthews
Crime Junkie: WANTED: A Christmas Killer

48 Hours: The Kidnapping of Jonelle Matthews
Dateline NBC: Footprints in the Snow


PANKEY, STEVEN arrested:10/28/20 at 18:50
Booking Number: 20-11922
Offender ID: 168258
DOB: 06/24/51
Gender: Male
Check Custody Status
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183102 – MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 183302 – KIDNAPPING SECOND DEGREE
Bail: $0.00

Deadly Co-Worker: Joshua Taylor Johnson charged with the murder of 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw, who had rejected his advances at work

Riley Whitelaw

Riley I Whitelaw obituary (I recommend looking through the pictures the family posted. You will be able to see her life growing up, along with the activities she did and the fun she had with her family and friends. By the end, I confess, I had a tear in my eye for her loss. The world has lost a beautiful soul with her gone.)
28-year-old arrested for murder following death investigation at Colorado Springs Walgreens
Memorial grows for Air Academy High School student at Colorado Springs Walgreens
Arrest papers: Teen found dead at Colorado Springs Walgreens allegedly had concerns about suspect since last year
Teen Killed In Walgreens Break Room For Allegedly Rebuffing Suspect Stabbed 42 Times
Autopsy report reveals horrific new information on murder of teen at Colorado Springs Walgreens
Autopsy: Teen stabbed more than 40 times in attack, Walgreens coworker in custody
Teen Girl Allegedly Murdered by Walgreens Coworker She Had Complained to Management About Died After Being Stabbed 42 Times
Colorado teen found dead in Walgreens break room had complained about her coworker, affidavit says
Walgreens murder suspect first appearance in court


Murder In The Family: Emanuel Joseph Doll charged with the axe murder of his 4-year-old nephew, Jace Emmanuel Higginbotham

Jace Emmanuel Higginbotham

Boy, 4, suffered ‘massive amount of trauma’ in Broomfield homicide
Suspect Arrested In 4-Year-Old Boy’s Death
Suspect in killing of Broomfield boy, 4, to face first-degree murder charge
4-year-old boy dies of “massive amount of trauma” in Broomfield homicide; family member arrested
Man Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Nephew With Ax Pleads Not Guilty By Insanity
Doll pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
Man pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in murder of 4-year-old nephew
Emanuel Doll murder trial set for October
Doll murder trial set for October


Age 30
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Mar 02, 1992
ID Number 86152
Custody Status Date Apr 28, 2017 10:39 AM MDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Broomfield County Detention Center
Book Date Apr 27, 2017 07:00 PM MDT

Broomfield County Detention Center
11600 Ridge Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80200
(720) 887-2000

Psycho For Love: Andrew Joseph Condon killed his girlfriend, LeBrea Jackson and left her body inside a storage container at an abandoned truck stop; Faces life in prison at sentencing 11/10/2022

LaBrea Jackson

Family of Aurora woman found dead in Aguilar remembers her as ‘joyful,’ ‘hardworking’
Missing Aurora woman found dead nearly 200 miles away
Human remains found at abandoned truck stop in Las Animas County
Human Remains Identified As Missing Person LeBrea Jackson
Remains found near southern Colorado truck stop identified as missing Aurora woman
Human remains found in Colorado identified as missing woman, homicide investigation underway
Man charged with murder months after police find Aurora woman’s remains at I-25 truck stop
Man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, putting body in storage container
Aurora man convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend, dumping body at truck stop
Ex-boyfriend guilty of murder after woman’s body was dumped in a storage container in southern Colorado
Man Convicted of Killing Mother Of Two, Leaving Her Body At Abandoned Truck Stop
Colo. man convicted of killing girlfriend, leaving her body in storage bin at abandoned truck stop


Psycho For Love: Victor Anthony Braun killed girlfriend, Danice Leah Day; pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 12 years in prison*

Danice Leah Day

Find-A-Grave: Danice Leah Day
Body found in Ariz. lake confirmed as Colorado woman
Charges filed in 2002 homicide of SLV mother
Victor Braun pleads to Day death
12 years for Braun for Day killing
New charges filed in Day murder case
SLV perjury suspect Braun dies
Websleuths: CO – Danice Day, 19, Monte Vista, 9 Jan 2002

Disappeared: Daddy’s Girl


Has been released from prison
Age: 37
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: MALE
Hair Color: BLONDE
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6′ 00″
Weight: 175
DOC Number: 148438
Est. Parole Eligibility Date: 09/22/2013
Next Parole Hearing Date: Mar 2015
Est. Mandatory Release Date: 07/02/2019
Est. Sentence Discharge Date:
Current Facility Assignment: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
Sentence Date: 12/10/2009
Sentence: 12Y-12Y
Case No.: 09CR186

Psycho For Love: Richard Kirk charged with killing his wife, Kristine Kirk, who died after she was shot and was on 911 call for 13 minutes

Kristine Kirk

Find-A-Grave: Kristine Ann “Kris” Kohnke Kirk
Colorado question: Did marijuana play a role in husband’s alleged slaying of wife?
Man Accused Of Killing His Wife Appears In Court
Cellphone Records Allowed In Case Of Man Accused Of Murdering Wife After Eating Marijuana Edibles
Richard Kirk, who claimed he was high on edibles in wife’s killing, pleads guilty to murder
Richard Kirk, accused of fatally shooting wife while high, pleads guilty
Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Wife After Eating Marijuana Edible
Richard Kirk sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2014 Observatory Park slaying of his wife
Murder and Pot Edibles: Group Defends Industry After Richard Kirk Sentencing
Man Who Killed Wife While High Gets 30 Year Sentence


Murder In The Family: Bustaman Kartabrata charged with the murder of his stepson, his wife and granddaughter

Althea McDaniels, 37
Joseph McDaniels, 48
Christine McDaniels, 11

Althea Tantoy McDaniels obituary
Joseph Lee McDaniels obituary
Christine Angeline McDaniels obituary
3 Killed In Denver Shooting, Suspect Bustaman Kartabrata In Custody
Mother, Father And Child Shot To Death In Denver Home Identified
Prosecutors: 9-Year-Old Boy Saw Gunman Kill His Parents, Chase His Sister Upstairs
5th grade girl, parents killed in SW Denver shooting identified
9-year-old who escaped shooting that killed his family describes chaos after grandfather opened fire, affidavit shows
Affidavit: Man charged in triple homicide shot couple, chased down 11-year-old victim
Affidavit: Man accused of killing man, woman and 11-year-old girl married to victim’s mother
Murder trial begins for Denver man accused of killing 3 members of his family, including 11-year-old granddaughter


Update: Patricia Smith murder *Alex Christopher Ewing has not been convicted of this rape and murder

Patricia Louise Smith [1/10/1984 Lakewood, CO]
Bruce Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Debra Bennett [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Melissa Bennett, 7 [1/16/1984 Aurora, CO]
Vanessa Bennett, 3 [survived]
Donna Holm [survived]

News Archive: 1984 Hammer Murders – Patricia Smith and Bennett Family murders
Alleged ‘Hammer Killer’ Who Murdered Family In 1984 Claims System Is ‘Rigged’ During Trial For Separate Slaying
Hammer attack murder suspect says ‘nothing has been fair’
Jefferson County jury convicts Alex Ewing in 1984 murder of Patricia Smith
Hammer attack murderer guilty for Lakewood killing
Jury Finds Alex Ewing Guilty In 1984 Murder Of Patricia Smith
Alex Ewing Guilty Verdict Closes Book on Hammer Killer After 38 Years
Alex Ewing guilty in 1984 “Hammer Killer” murder of Patricia Smith
Cold Case Solved as Jury Convicts Murderer Who Sexually Assaulted and Killed Colorado Woman in 1984 ‘Hammer Killer’ Spree

Crime Junkies: CAPTURED: Denver Hammer Killer

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Scattered Clues


Sentencing will be April 12, 2022

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