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Monsters Among Us: Donald DuBray killed Suzette Pritchard while she was working at Keith’s Town Pump convenience store; Sentenced to life in prison

From Donald Dubray’s appeal:
On the night of October 6, 1986, Suzette Pritchard was working at a Town Pump convenience store located on 10th Avenue South in Great Falls.   Friends of Suzette’s, including Becky Hill, Vicki Kuhn, and Suzette’s sister, Annette Pritchard, visited Suzette at work periodically throughout her shift that night.   At about 12:55 a.m., Annette, Becky, and Vicki left to get Suzette french fries from a nearby Burger King. When they returned about five minutes later, they noticed a maroon-colored car parked behind the Town Pump that they had not seen before.   The three generally described the car as older, beat-up, and dirty.

Vicki took the french fries into the Town Pump while Annette and Becky waited in the car.   Vicki noticed a man she did not recognize at the microwave.   The man walked toward her and stopped about three feet in front of her.   Vicki observed that he may have been intoxicated.   She reported that the man made her feel uneasy, and that she attempted to make conversation with him.   Becky and Annette also saw the man, and all three were able to give similar, though not identical, descriptions of him.

When Vicki returned to the car, she told Annette and Becky that the man gave her the creeps.   Becky had the feeling he was just waiting for them to leave.   Annette decided she would call her sister intermittently through the rest of her shift that night.   As they drove away from the Town Pump, Annette noticed it was 1:08 a.m.

At about 1:20 a.m., Larry Blanchard, the owner of a private security business, drove in front of the Town Pump. He observed a dirty, red, mid-sized car with some body damage leaving from the rear of the store.

After Vicki dropped her friends off, she and her boyfriend returned to the Town Pump to visit with Suzette.   Vicki found Suzette’s body lying on the floor behind the counter.   At 1:22 a.m., Officer Porter from the Great Falls Police Department was dispatched to the Town Pump. Suzette was dead when he arrived.   She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest.   During his investigation of the crime scene, Officer Porter noticed a wrapped-up sandwich lying on the counter.   Later that night, a detective processed the crime scene and lifted fingerprints throughout the store.   Unfortunately, the prints on the sandwich wrapper were not usable.

The owner of the Town Pump found that approximately $300 was missing from the store.   About a week after the homicide, he realized that a knife with a five-inch steel blade, which was always kept in the store, was missing.   He was also able to determine by looking at cash register receipts, that the last transaction before the homicide was for ninety nine cents, the price of the sandwich on the counter.

In the weeks and months following the homicide, Vicki and Becky helped develop composite drawings of the suspect.   All three of the primary witnesses, Annette, Becky, and Vicki, participated in approximately fifty photo lineups.   The detectives followed up on information provided by the public, but to little avail.   At one point they investigated Joseph Grosbusch, another Town Pump employee, but concluded he was not a suspect.

Between 1989 and 1997, there were no significant developments in the investigation.   In 1997, however, Detective Cameron received information from a confidential informant that Donald DuBray committed the homicide.   DuBray was in prison for a rape conviction at the time the tip was provided.   The confidential informant also told Detective Cameron that DuBray owned 1969 and 1974 red Pontiacs.   Based on this information, Detective Cameron reopened the investigation.   Detective Cameron learned that DuBray had been driving a 1967 red or maroon Pontiac with damage to the rear end at the time of the homicide.

At the time of Suzette’s murder, DuBray lived with his girlfriend, Rose Valenzuela.   Rose testified that on the night of October 6, 1986, the night of the homicide, DuBray left the apartment and did not return until early the morning of October 7, 1986.   That day Rose flew to Seattle.   She testified that a month or two later when DuBray found her in Seattle, he told her he had robbed the Town Pump.

Dubray Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder
Justices reject DuBray’s appeal in stabbing death
Man convicted in ’86 convenience store murder seeks new trial
State of Montana v Donald DuBray 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Donald DuBray v State of Montana 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Man convicted of killing Great Falls woman dies in prison
Montana State Prison inmate convicted of homicide dies in custody
Inmate convicted in 1986 killing dies
United States of America v Donald Frances Dubray 1992 (conviction affirmed)
United States of America v Donald Frances Dubray 1993 (sentence affirmed)
Sister of slain teen forgave killer

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Three Times the Pain

INMATE INFORMATION

Federal information
DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
Register Number: 01919-046
Age: 52
Race: American Indian
Sex: Male
Released On: 07/25/2014

Montana information

DonaldDuBray prison mug

DOC ID# 44635
NAME: DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Thursday, September 04, 2014
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
PRISON:
MONTANA STATE PRISON
700 Conley Lake Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-1320

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Green
HEIGHT: 5 FT 10 IN
WEIGHT: 180 lbs
BUILD: MEDIUM RACE: NATIVE AMERICAN
SKIN TONE: LIGHT
L/R HANDED: L YEAR OF BIRTH: 1962
BIRTH PLACE: Montana
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: Y
AKAs
DONNY DUBRAY,
DONNIE DUBRAY,
DON DUBRAY,
DON DUBUEY,
DONALD F DUBRAY,
DONALD FRANCES DUBRAY,
ROBERT D DUBRAY,
JOHN ADOLF MARTINEZ

LEGAL RECORD

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Theft
CODE: 456301
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: LIFE OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1800

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Robbery
CODE: 455401
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 480

Psycho For Love: Melvin Rowland shot and killed ex-girlfriend, Lauren McCluskey, after he harassed her over some photos; Rowland then turned the gun on himself


Lauren Jennifer McCluskey

Lauren Jennifer McCluskey obituary
Family releases U of U student Lauren McCluskey’s obituary
Gifted and intense on the track, U. student and track star Lauren McCluskey is remembered by her community
2016-17 Women’s Track & Field Roster – Lauren McCloskey
Family releases obituary of murdered University of Utah student
Lauren McCluskey’s family set up memorial fund to support athletic scholarships
Lauren McCluskey Memorial Fund
Facebook: Lauren McCluskey
Police: Timeline of events that led up to University of Utah student’s death
Slain track star paid her killer $1,000 so he wouldn’t post compromising photos, police say she told them
Killer allegedly threatened to post compromising photos of Utah student
College track star once dated her killer and had reported him to police, authorities say
Man who killed Utah student Lauren McCluskey had been investigated for burglary in Salt Lake City
U of U police releases reports leading up to killing, discovery of Lauren McCluskey
Salt Lake City congregation of slain student Lauren McCluskey sings, prays and asks for ‘double portion’ of God’s peace


Melvin Rowland

Monsters Among Us: Rodney Clark raped and strangled Dana Frader; Sentenced to LWOP


Dana Fader

Find-A-Grave: Dana Elizabeth Fader
25 years after woman’s Lake Worth murder, officials say they finally got their man
Rodney Clark, Dana Fader murder case: DNA test leads to arrest in 25-year-old Lake Worth murder
Palm Beach County cold case murder of mom headed for trial; first case under new death penalty law
Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder
Murder victim’s sister testifies in trial of Mississippi man accused in 1987 slaying
Guilty verdict in 1987 cold case murder; prosecutors seeking death penalty
Jury decides against death penalty for man who raped, killed woman in 1987
Dana Fader murder: Rodney Clark spared death penalty for 30-year-old Lake Worth case

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Last Night Before Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

ID Photo

DC Number: B15854
Name: CLARK, RODNEY
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 179 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/01/1966
Initial Receipt Date: 10/02/2017
Current Facility: DADE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: John William Kelley cleared 2 cold cases when he pled out to the murders of 3 people; Sentenced to LWOP


Victims
Annette Thur, 17 [12/6/1986 Ben Lomond, CA]
Douglas Neal Anderson, 26 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]
Rozina Marie Anderson, 31 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]

Find-A-Grave: Douglas Neal Anderson
Find-A-Grave: Rozina Anne Rousett Anderson
DNA evidence in 1986 killing ends mother’s 25-year wait for an arrest
After DNA match, man pleads no contest to ’86 killing of girl, 17
Placerville man pleads no contest to San Mateo County cold-case rape, murder
Man sentenced to life in killing of Boulder Creek teen; also faces murder charges in Del Norte County
Steve Duin: A confession in the 1988 murders of a Lake Oswego couple
27 years later, killer’s confession solves murders of Lake Oswego couple
Killer admits 1988 murder of Lake Oswego couple
Kelley receives 2 life sentences
John Kelley sentenced to life in double murder cold case
CA – Annette Thur, 17, raped & murdered, Ben Lomond, 6 Dec 1986
CA – Douglas, 26, & Rozina Anderson, 31, Crescent City, 15 Aug 1988

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: Till Death Do Us Part

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name KELLEY, JOHN WILLIAM
CDCR Number AY7518
Age 54
Admission Date 01/07/2016
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Monsters Among Us: Convicted Sex Offender Joshua John Schneider killed Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher, robbed her and then set her house on fire; Sentenced to 3 consecutive terms of life in prison


Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher

Dr. Tiffany Rene Maher obituary
Community coming to grips with NSU professor’s killing
Tahlequah Murder Victim Identified as Professor
Cops: Person of interest in NSU professor’s murder gets away in Tulsa chase, ditches car, 2-year-old
Schneider Charged with Murder in Maher Homicide
Broken Arrow Man Charged With Murder, Arson In NSU Professor’s Death
Broken Arrow man charged with killing NSU professor faces trial
Testimony begins in Maher case
Murder trial begins in slaying of NSU professor
Ex-girlfriend says accused killer confessed, told about killing NSU professor
OSBI criminalist testifies about processing Maher murder scene
Testimony continues in NSU professor murder trial
Man Found Guilty In Murder Of NSU Professor In 2013
Man Sentenced To Life For 2013 Murder Of NSU Professor
Convicted Killer Says Sentences ‘Excessive’ In Death Of Tahlequah Professor
OK – Tiffany Maher, 38, murdered in her Tahlequah home, 31 May 2013
Court Upholds Convictions in Slaying of Oklahoma Professor

Movies/Documentaries
Grave Mysteries: Killer Chemistry

INMATE INFORMATION

OK DOC #: 270799
Name: Joshua J Schneider
RaceGenderLocation: White / Male / DAVIS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY-HOLDENVILLE, HOLDE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 4 in
Weight: 169 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue

Alias

IDs
OK DOC#: 270799
Birth Date: 3/12/1980

Monsters Among Us: Gary Gampfer killed 8-year-old Jessica Buckler; Sentenced to 40 years in prison, released from prison on 9/1/2017 – barely 24 years later, not 40


Jessica Buckler

Find-A-Grave: Jessica Lynn Buckler
Justice for Children
News Articles
Garry Gampfer, convicted in ’93 of murdering 8-year-old girl, released from prison


Gary Gampfer

Cold Case: Rudy Gaytan killed Tammera Tatum in 1993; Sentenced to 72 years in prison to be served along with a sentence for rape


Tammera “Tammy” Tatum

Husband: Murder Suspect Came To Funeral With Me
Gaytan’s trial set to move forward
Boulder judge: 1996 rape facts allowed at Rudy Gaytan’s murder trial
Longmont murder suspect Rudy Gaytan pleads guilty in 1993 slaying
Woman Sues Longmont Officer Over Rape Investigation
Victim asks for review of cold case after crime show profiles rapist, murderer
‘Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen’ to revisit 1993 Longmont murder case

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Expert Witness
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Deadly Compulsive

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Yuland Stanfield brutally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Christine Santurri, to death on Mother’s Day; Sentenced to life in prison


Christine Santurri

Mom of three fatally stabbed on Mother’s Day
Police: mother stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend in East Providence
Police were aware of threat before Mother’s Day murder in East Providence
Man accused in Mother’s Day stabbing collapses in court
Suspect indicted in East Providence Mother’s Day Murder
Mother’s Day murder suspect breaks down in court
Yuland Stanfield Pleads Guilty to 2015 Mother’s Day Murder of Christine Santurri
Man sentenced to life in Mother’s Day killing
Providence man to serve life in prison for Mother’s Day murder of ex-girlfriend

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Robert Acampora raped and killed Virginia “Ginny” Bulger in a conference room at the University of South Florida; Sentenced to life in prison

A computer engineering student at the University of South…
Students Didn’t Suspect Murder, Rape
A Tragedy Of Error Costs A Life
Case of unknowing witnesses goes to State Attorney
Only two prior murders have occurred on USF’s campus, in 1994 and 1985
The Dark Side of Florida: Robert Acampora

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 104899
Name: ACAMPORA, ROBERT
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GRAY
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/13/1957
Initial Receipt Date: 11/07/1986
Current Facility: R.M.C.- WEST UNIT
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Richard Joseph Turner killed the Hardin family after he escaped from the Fremont County Jail; After a 200 mile manhunt, he shot & killed himself rather than be captured

Victims
John E. Hardin, 37
Antoinette “Toni” Hardin, 37
Lori Sanchez, 15
Carol Ann Sanchez, 13
James Aubrey Hardin, 2

Find-A-Grave: John Carroll Hardin
Find-A-Grave: Antoinette Marie “Toni” Baca Hardin
Find-A-Grave: Laura Sanchez
Find-A-Grave: Carol A. Sanchez
Find-A-Grave: James Aubrey Hardin
The Tri-County Obituary Project (scroll down a bit)
Work Release Killer ‘Classic Rapist’
Escapee Kills Five; Takes His Own Life (about 1/2 way down)

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