Monsters Among Us: Thomas Lee Bean murdered and decapitated Olympic skier Sonja McCaskie; Originally sentenced to death, later it was overturned and sentenced to life in prison; He is still in prison today

Sonja McCaskie
Sonja McCaskie

Seek motive in sadistic murder of Olympic skier
Find-A-Grave: Sonja Yvonne McCaskie
The 1963 Murder of Olympic Skier Sonja McCaskie by Thomas Lee Bean
Sonja McCaskie Olympian murder still is one of most horrific after 50 years
April 5, 1963: Olympic skier found murdered in Reno
Wikipedia: Sonja McCaskie
Thomas Lee Bean v State of Nevada 1965 (conviction and sentence is affirmed)

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Dayton OH Christmas Massacre 1992 – 6 people murdered, at least 2 hurt over 3 day weekend

Victims
Joseph Wayne Wilkerson, 34 (no picture)
Danita Danielle Gullette, 18
Richmond “Ricky” Thornton Maddox, 19
Sarah Abraham, 38
Jones Pettus, (survived)
Jimmy Thompson, 71 (survived)
Wendy Renee Cottrill, 16
Marvin Lee Washington, 18

Find-A-Grave: Joseph Wayne Wilkerson
Find-A-Grave: Danita Danielle Gullette
Find-A-Grave: Richmond Thornton “Ricky” Maddox
Find-A-Grave: Sara Abraham
Find-A-Grave: Wendy Renée Cottrill
find-A-Grave: Marvin Lee Washington
2 adults, 2 juveniles charged in spree that claimed 5 lives
The Christmas Killings of 1992
The Christmas Killings: Dayton’s worst crime spree
Weekend of ‘Joy Killing’ in Ohio Leaves 5 Dead, 4 Hurt and 4 Held
27 years after Christmas murder spree: ‘It will never be forgotten’
Murderpedia: Marvallous Keene
Parole hearing possible for woman convicted in Dayton Christmas killings
A ‘Joy Killing’ Spree Terrorizes An Ohio Community Throughout The Christmas Holidays
The Devils of Dayton: Killed just for the fun of it
Marvallous Keene #35
Find-A-Grave: Marvallous Matthew Keene

Podcasts
Truce Crime All The Time: Marvallous Keene

Books
The Christmas Killings: 40 Hours to Justice

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide for the Holidays: Six Slays of Christmas

Defendants
Marvallous Matthew Keen – convicted, sentenced to death, executed 7/21/2009
Laura Jeanne Taylor – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, parole hearing 10/2026
DeMarcus “Maurice” Smith – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison, parole hearing 11/2025
Heather Nichole Matthews – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison, parole hearing 4/2131

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Final Words:
“I have no words.”

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Family Annihilator: Michael Jones, Jr. killed his wife and 4 children, whose bodies were found in the family van after a month; Jury recommended the death penalty

Victims
Casei Jones, 32
Cameron Christopher James Bowers, 10
Preston James Bowers, 5
Mercalli Jones, 2
Aiyana Jones, 1

Find-A-Grave: Casei Gilbert Jones
Find-A-Grave: Cameron Christopher James Bowers
Find-A-Grave: Preston James Bowers
Find-A-Grave: Mercalli Jones
Find-A-Grave: Aiyana Jones
Sister remembers Elkhart native mom, 4 children found dead in Georgia
Remains found in Georgia believed to be 4 missing Florida kids
Deputies: Murdered family’s bodies stored in van for 2 weeks
4 Children Who Were Missing for 6 Weeks Found Dead Hours After Mom’s Body Was Discovered
Man accused of killing wife, kids complained of constant ‘nagging, poking, prodding’
Husband arrested after missing woman and her 4 kids found dead
Report details gruesome murders of Florida mother, four children
Murdered Florida mother of 4 died of blunt force trauma
Suspect explains how he covered his tracks after allegedly killing family
Summerfield man pleads guilty to killing wife, 4 children, may face death penalty
Jury to sentence man who pleaded guilty to Marion County murder of wife, 4 children
Man Faces Death Penalty for Killing Wife, Her 4 Kids, then Driving with Bodies in Van for Weeks
Death Penalty Possible For Family Annihilator Who Drove For Weeks With Remains In Tow
Jury recommends death for Marion County man who killed wife, four children
Jury recommends death for Michael Wayne Jones accused of murdering his wife, four children in Marion County
Jurors Recommend Death for Man Convicted of Killing Wife and Strangling and Drowning His Kids

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Deadly Husbands: Zarbab Ali charged with his estranged wife, Rachel Lynn Castillo murder, after she disappeared frome their Simi Valley home, leaving a significant amount of blood


Rachel Lynn Castillo

Murder Suspect Arrested
Zarbab Ali: Man Arrested After Missing Wife Rachel Castillo Found Dead
Man suspected of killing ex-wife from Simi Valley arrested in Victorville
Rachel Castillo Simi Valley: Missing woman’s ex-husband arrested after remains found
Missing Calif. Mom Found Dead in Remote Area, Ex-Husband Who’d ‘Expressed His Concerns’ Is Arrested
Missing mother of 2 found dead, ex-husband named primary suspect: Police
Missing California Mom Of Two Found Dead In Desert After Sister Finds ‘Significant Amount Of Blood’ In Home
Mother-of-Two Reported Missing After ‘Significant Amount of Blood’ Found at Home: Cops
Body of missing Calif. mom Rachel Castillo found in ‘remote’ area
Ex-husband of Simi Valley woman killed talked to her mom before his arrest
Simi homicide arraignment continued
gofundme: Support for Rachel Castillo’s Family

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Deadly Duo: Amber and Jamie Waterman charged both state and federally with kidnapping, crossing state lines, and the murder of pregnant Ashley Bush, killing both her and her unborn child and leaving them in 2 locations


Ashley Bush

Victims
Ashley Bush, 31
Valkyrie Grace Willis, unborn child

Fiancé of missing pregnant woman in Benton Co. pleads for her safe return
Missing Arkansas woman, baby found dead in Missouri
Arkansas pregnant woman found dead after going for job interview; baby found separately
Couple charged in death of woman, baby found dead in southwest Missouri
Missouri woman accused in fatal kidnapping planned to claim pregnant woman’s baby as her own, authorities say
‘There Is Evil in the World’: Missouri Husband and Wife Under Arrest After Remains of Pregnant Woman and Unborn Child Found in Separate Locations
Deputies: Couple charged with murder of pregnant Arkansas woman planned to claim child as their own
Pineville Couple Charged in Kidnapping, Murder of Pregnant Arkansas Woman
Missouri Husband and Wife Now Face Federal Charges in Alleged Kidnapping and Murder of Pregnant Arkansas Woman
‘There Is Evil In This World’: Couple Arrested After Pregnant Mom, Baby Are Killed During Supposed Job Interview
Woman Accused of Kidnapping Ashley Bush Allegedly Wanted to Keep the Woman’s Unborn Baby as Her Own
‘She wanted to claim unborn as her own’: new details released in kidnapping murder
Former FBI agent gives perspective into Ashley Bush case
Missing pregnant Arkansas woman and unborn baby found dead in separate locations in Missouri
Missouri Woman Accused of Luring Pregnant Woman for Job Interview and Murdering Her to Steal Unborn Child
Benton County prosecutor seeking death penalty against Amber Waterman

Defendants
Amber Waterman
Jamie Waterman

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News Archive: Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney murder


Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney

Deadly Duo: Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown are charged with the capital murder of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, after her body is found in a dumpster, like she was trash; Both have also been charged with federal kidnapping charges

Update: Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney murder *Federal jury has convicted Patrick Devone Stallworth of kidnapping; Derick Irisha Brown goes on trial 11/14/2022; Both still face state capital murder charges also*

Defendants
Patrick Devone Stallworth – convicted on federal kidnapping charges, faces life in prison
Derick Irisha Brown – awaiting trial,

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New Meadows Hartland Inn owners murders: John Cody Hart charged with the murders of Rory and Sara Mehens


Rory and Sara Mehen

Two New Meadows residents killed; suspect arrested
Town of New Meadows mourns couple killed in Hartland Inn shooting
New Meadows community honors innkeepers murdered on Saturday
Police: Owners of motel near McCall murdered by guest
New Meadows murder suspect had violent criminal record in Washington, mental health issues
Documents show possible motive of New Meadows suspect, prosecutor seeks death penalty

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JOHN CODY HART
Age 28
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Sep 02, 1994
ID Number 49842
Custody Status Date Oct 03, 2022 03:41 PM MDT
Custody Status In Custody
Book Date Oct 03, 2022 03:21 PM MDT

REPORTING AGENCY
Adams County Sheriff’s Office
201 Industrial Ave
Council, ID 83612
(208) 253-4233

Fetal Psycho: Taylor Rene Parker killed 21-year-old Reagan Michelle Simmons Hancock, then cut her unborn child from her womb, Braxlynn Sage Hancock, to pass her off as her own, but the baby died; Sentenced to death

Victims
Reagan Michelle Simmons Hancock, 21
Braxlynn Sage Hancock, unborn

Find-A-Grave: Reagan Michelle Simmons Hancock
Find-A-Grave: Braxlynn Sage Hancock
Reagan Michelle & Braxlynn Sage Hancock obituary
Reagan Hancock’s parents recall night of daughter’s death
Jury hears frantic 911 calls in Taylor Parker trial, victim’s husband testifies
‘I knew she wasn’t pregnant:’ Tearful testimony in day 6 of Taylor Parker trial
Jurors watch interrogation videos after arrest of Taylor Parker
Grisly New Details Emerge In Texas Woman’s Trial For Murder Of Pregnant Friend
Shocking Details Emerge at Murder Trial About Death of Pregnant Texas Woman Whose Unborn Baby Was Cut from Her Womb
State, defense rest in Taylor Parker trial; closing arguments Monday
Taylor Parker found guilty of capital murder
Texas woman found guilty of killing expectant mother to take unborn baby
Taylor Parker found guilty in capital murder trial; sentencing phase begins Oct. 12
Texas Woman Convicted of Murdering Pregnant Woman and Cutting Unborn Baby Straight from Her Womb
Texas woman convicted of killing pregnant mom and cutting the baby from her womb
Closing arguments Wednesday in Taylor Parker capital murder sentencing trial
Jurors deciding Taylor Parker’s fate are expected to start deliberating Wednesday
Taylor Parker sentenced to death for murder of mother, unborn baby
Taylor Parker sentenced to death on capital murder conviction
Killer Sentenced to Death for Stabbing Pregnant Woman 100 Times, Trying to Steal Her Baby
‘You Tore Her Open and Ripped Her Baby from Her Stomach’: Texas Woman Sentenced to Death for Killing Pregnant Friend, Stealing Unborn Child

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Psycho For Love: Richard Darren Emery killed his girlfriend, her children and her mother; Sentenced to death

Victims
Jane Moeckel, 61
Kate Kasten, 39
Zoe Kasten, 8
Jonathan Kasten, 10

Find-A-Grave: Jane Mary Campbell Moeckel
Find-A-Grave: Kate Elizabeth Moeckel Kasten
Find-A-Grave: Jonathan Douglas Kasten
Find-A-Grave: Zoe Jane Kasten
Mother, 2 children, grandmother killed in quadruple homicide in St. Charles, mom’s boyfriend charged
Dad of woman killed with young daughters, mom says boyfriend seemed nice
Missouri man could face death penalty for killing family
Prosecutors seek death penalty for man charged of killing 4 people in December 2018
Prosecutors: St. Charles man on trial for killing 2 women, 2 children ‘had a plan’
‘It was all my fault!’ – Richard Emery acknowledges killing St. Charles family
Richard Emery, accused of quadruple homicide, takes stand in trial
Richard Emery testifies in quadruple murder trial
St. Charles jury finds Richard Emery guilty of first-degree murder, penalty phase next
Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder in killing of St. Charles family
Richard Emery convicted in deaths of St. Charles Co. family
Parents of Richard Emery’s victims take the stand as the jury chooses punishment
.3Jury recommends death sentence for St. Charles man found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, her family
Richard Emery formally sentenced for St. Charles quadruple murder
Judge sentences Richard Emery to death for 2018 quadruple murder

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Offender Name:EMERY, RICHARD DARREN
Custody Status:In Custody
Age:50
Location:St Charles County Jail
Race:White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID:2018122581
Gender:Male
Date of Birth:02/26/1972
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Update: Rhoden Family murders *Four members of the Wagner Family were arrested and charged for the murders; Trials starting*

Victims
Christopher Rhoden, 40
Dana Lynn Rhoden, 37
Kenneth Rhoden, 44
Gary Rhoden, 38
Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20
Hannah “Hazel” Gilley, 20
Hanna May Rhoden, 19
Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16

News Archives: Rhoden Family Murders
George ‘Billy’ Wagner, suspect in Ohio family murders, appears in court
Mass Murder of Rhoden Family Reportedly Happened Months After a Suspect and Victim Broke Up
Edward ‘Jake’ Wagner pleads guilty in fatal shootings of Rhoden family
Jake Wagner Admits His Family Killed Eight Members of the Rhoden and Gilley Families in Ohio’s 2016 Pike County Massacre
Angela Wagner pleads guilty in connection with Rhoden family murders
Second Wagner Family Member, a Grandmother, Pleads Guilty in Pike County Massacre That Left 8 Dead
Pike County Massacre articles
Pike County Massacre Suspect Seeks Dismissal of Murder Charges and Death Penalty Case, Says Prosecutors Know He Didn’t Kill Anyone
Judge rules death penalty still on the table for George Wagner III despite family member’s plea agreement with prosecutors
Judge keeps death penalty chance for George Wagner IV charged in Rhoden family murder
Jury selection begins for George Wagner IV’s trial in Pike County
Pike County Massacre: First murder trial begins Monday
Ohio Jurors Will See Where Pike County Massacre Took Place as First Member of the Wagner Family Stands Trial
Which Locations Will The Jury Visit Ahead Of The Pike County Family Massacre Trial?

Podcasts
The Piketon Massacre (several episodes)
3 Sisters in Crime: The Rhoden Family

Movies/Documentaries
The Piketon Family Murders

Defendants
George “Billy” Wagner III
Angela Wagner – pled guilty,
George Wagner IV -trial starting end of August
Edward “Jake” Wagner – pled guilty, agreed to testify against family members, sentenced to 8 consecutive LWOP sentences

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