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    June 24: 1979: Lucinda Lynn “Cindy” Schaeffer was the first victim of the serial killer team of Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris. They kidnapped her in Redondo Beach, raped her and then strangled her with a coat hanger. Bittaker was sentenced to death and Norris was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2019.

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Monsters Among Us: Cedrick Bernard Carraway killed Lois M. Hunter, 69, and almost decapitated her

Lois Hunter
Lois M. Hunter

Man arrested in death of woman whose throat cut
My Aunt’s Murder – Poem


SID Number: 07094455
TDCJ Number: 01275117
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1983-01-21
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2043-05-11

Offense History

Offense Date: 2003-05-11
Sentence Date: 2004-11-17
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 948526
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Offense Date: 2008-05-17
Sentence Date: 2011-04-25
Case No.: 30155
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 5-00-00


Deadly Women: Tina Gail Williamson killed General “Jack” Rains for his money; Sentenced to life in prison

General “Jack” Rains

General “Jack” Rains obituary
Murfreesboro Police Make Arrest In General Rains Murder
Day 1: Witness describe relationship of murder victim, defendant
Day 2: Bank officials were concerned about withdrawals
Day 3: Murder defendant dozes during testimony
Day 4: Murder defendant says victim gave her large amounts of cash
Day 5: Prosecution rests in Tina Williamson trial
Day 6: Jurors deliberate in murder trial
Woman convicted of killing former state trooper
Williamson Found Guilty In Rains Murder Trial
Judge sentences murderer to 71 years in prison
State of Tennessee v Tina Gail Williamson

Snapped: Tina Williamson


TOMIS ID: 00142049
Birth Date: 04/25/1968
Race: W
Sex: F
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: WTSP
Sentence Begin: 12/24/2008
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility : 08/08/2065
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:

Monsters Among Us: Juan Rosario beat 83-year-old Elena Ortega, then set her house on fire, burning her alive; Sentenced to death

Elena Ortega

83-Year-Old Woman Murdered In Home On Orange County’s East Side
Elderly woman’s murder unsolved 1 year later
$5,000 reward offered in elderly woman’s death
Deputies seek help in homicide of Orlando woman
Friends of woman burned in Orange County home urge suspect to come forward
Person of interest named in killing of 83-year-old Elena Ortega
Two named persons of interest after slain elderly woman found in burned home
Friends, neighbors relieved arrest made in death of Elena Ortega
SO: Suspect already in jail indicted in 2013 murder of elderly woman
Murder case that governor took away from Aramis Ayala goes to trial Monday
Murder trial continues for man accused of killing 83-year-old woman
Man accused of killing 83-year-old found guilty of first-degree murder, arson
Sentencing phase begins for man convicted of killing 83-year-old Orange County woman
Jury considers death penalty in Juan Rosario murder trial
Jury recommends death penalty for Juan Rosario in 83-year-old woman’s killing
Jury: Man should be executed for murdering 83-year-old woman
Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Juan Rosario in 2013 FL Murder of 83-year-old Elena Ortega



Booking Number: 14042321
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Last Known Location: Orlando, Fl
Cell: n/a
Date Booked: 12/01/2014
Time Booked: 03:01am
Number of Holds: 3 undisclosed – 002
Notes: None

Case Sequence: 829
Case Status: Presentenced
#Bond Amount: 0.00
Police Case Number: n/a
Arresting Agency: Orange County Sheriff Office
Charge/Court Case Number: First Degree Murder
Court Location: CIRCUIT
Case Sequence: 830
Case Status: Presentenced
#Bond Amount: 0.00
Police Case Number: n/a
Arresting Agency: Orange County Sheriff Office
Charge/Court Case Number: Arson Struct. Known/believed To Be Occup.
Court Location: CIRCUIT

Woody Dewey Woodard murder 12/1/2016 Birmingham, AL *Natasha Michelle Kendrick, Shannon Larae Hester and Bartholemew Shaid Williamson charged with his murder*

Woody Dewey Woodard obituary
67-year-old Oneonta man found slain in Birmingham hotel
Woman charged with murder in strangle death of man at hotel
Woman arrested, police seeking another suspect in connection with Birmingham hotel homicide
Lawmen capture Jeffco murder suspect in Blount County woods
3rd person charged in strangulation death of 67-year-old man at Birmingham hotel
Trio indicted in strangulation death of 67-year-old man at Birmingham hotel

Shannon Larae Hester
Bartholemew Shaid Williamson
Natasha Michelle Kendrick

Serial Killer: Daniel J. Blank killed at least 6 elderly people; Sentenced to death *River Parishes Serial Killer*

Victor Rossi, 41 [10/17/1996 St. Amant, LA]
Lillian Philippe, 71 [04/09/1997 Gonzales, LA]
Barbara Bourgeois, 58 [05/18/1997 Paulina, LA]
Sam Arcuri, 76 [05/09/1997 LaPlace, LA]
Luella Arcuri, 69 [05/09/1997 LaPlace, LA]
Joan Brock, 55 [05/14/1997 LaPlace, LA]
Leonce Millet, 66 [07/07/1997 Gonzales, LA – survived]
Joyce Millet, 66 [07/07/1997 Gonzales, LA – survived]

Find-A-Grave: Barbara Guidry Bourgeois
Find-A-Grave: Salvador Joseph “Sam” Arcuri, Sr
Find-A-Grave: Luella Anne Babin Arcuri
Mechanic Held in Series of Killings; Police in Louisiana Say Gambling Habit Motivated Suspect
Man Who Fled From Crime Admits 6 Killings, Police Say
Blank to die for murder
Daniel Blank gets death for Brock murder
State of Louisiana v Daniel Blank 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Louisiana v Daniel Blakn 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Convicted serial killer Daniel Blank pleads guilty to murder; avoids new trial
River Parishes serial killer’s appeal of death penalty still before courts 18 years after Gonzales slaying
Judge denies serial killer Daniel Blank’s appeal in murder of Gonzales woman
River Parishes serial killer’s death penalty appeal being heard
Judge upholds first-degree murder conviction of serial killer Daniel Blank
Serial killer Daniel Blank is given March execution date
Execution of River Parishes serial killer on hold
Profile of Daniel Joseph Blank
Murderpedia: Daniel Joseph Blank
Serial Killers Podcast: Daniel Blank
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Daniel Blank

Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case: Gambling with Death


Offender Name: BLANK, DANIEL J
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 54
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: White
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Monsters Among Us: Shawn Lavon McClain raped and killed his neighbor, 72-year-old Dorothy Leatherwood; Sentenced to life in prison

Dorothy Leatherwood

Georgiana investigates 1st murder
Vigil held for murder victim
Georgiana man pleads guilty to murder, rape
Convictions upheld against Alabama man who raped, killed neighbor
Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Murder and Rape Conviction
Shawn McClain Sentenced to Life for 2012 AL Slaying of Dorothy Leatherwood

Murder Comes To Town: Dorothy Did Right


Fusako Petrus murder 4/26/2017 Sacramento, CA *86-year-old woman sexually assaulted and murdered; Neven Glen Butler charged with her murder*

Fusako Petrus

86-Year-Old Woman Beaten to Death While Walking on High School Track Outside Sacramento
Elderly Woman Dies After Assault on North Highlands Campus
Woman, 86, Killed In Random Attack At Highlands High School Track
Elderly Woman Dead, Another Injured After Attack at Highlands High School
Women at Highlands High track were sexually assaulted before 86-year-old was killed
Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman
Deputies have person of interest in deadly N. Highlands attack
Media Release: Arrest Made in North Highlands Homicide
18-year-old arrested in deadly North Highlands attack
Arrest made in Highlands High School homicide

Neven Glen Butler

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