Deadly Women: Betty Evelyn Butler killed Evelyn Clark with a handkerchief; Executed on 6/11/1954

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Woman, 25, Doomed To Death In ‘Love’ Slaying
Betty Evelyn Butler
13 Female Murderers’ Last Meals Serve A Plate Of Bizarre Requests, From Sweet Peas To A Nice Bowl Of Apricots
Murderpedia: Betty Butler
Excerpt from “Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998”

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Friends to Foes

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Betty Evelyn Butler

Deadly Duo: Billy Ray Riggs and Hilda Sims Riggs killed Jamie Michele Bowie; Billy Ray Riggs sentenced to death

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Couple Sought in Slaying of Van Nuys Woman Arrested
Couple Charged in Slaying of Woman
Death Penalty Ordered in Ex-Yukon Woman’s ’90 Slaying
Conviction and sentence overturn sought in 23-year-old slaying
Television Excerpt Properly Shown to Jury, S.C. Rules
The People of the State of California v Billy Ray Riggs 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
USC Law Students, Alum Fight for Battered Woman Convicted of Murder
USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Welcomes Home Longtime Client
Billy Ray Riggs – California Death Row
Billy Ray Riggs pen pal request

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Unfinished Journey

Defendants
Billy Ray Riggs – convicted, sentenced to death
Hilda Sims Riggs – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; released 11/6/2014

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Hilda Riggs

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: RIGGS, BILLY RAY
CDCR#: J41800
Age: 69
Admission Date: 11/15/1994
Current Location: San Quentin

Deadly Wives: Irene Smith Maxcy and her lover, John Sweet, hired William Harold Kelley to kill her husband, Charles Von Maxcy; Kelley was sentenced to death

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Charles “Von” Maxcy

Find-A-Grave: Charles VonCanon Maxcy
Attorneys Want Conviction Erased In Maxcy Killing
Murder Mystery Has Taken On Life Of Its Own
’66 Killing Of Citrus Grower Reopened
Death Row Inmate May Be Freed
Sentence Reinstated In 1966 Murder Case
Death verdict in sensational case restored
Commission on Capital Cases: Kelley, William Harold
Murderpedia: William Harold Kelley
Gets Life Term in Kill-for-Hire Murder
John J. Sweet v State of Florida 1970 (overturned)
William H. Kelley v US Court of Appeals 2004
Florida: Delray Beach
Excerpt from “World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Mur

Movies/Documentaries
Truth Is Stranger Than Florida: Murder in the Groves

Defendants
William Harold Kelley – first trial hung; then convicted, sentenced to death
John J. Sweet – first trial hung; then convicted, sentenced to life in prison; then overturned (has since died)
Irene Von Maxcy – convicted of perjury, sentenced to life, served 4 1/2 years in prison

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John J. Sweet

INMATE INFORMATION

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DC Number: 093417
Name: KELLEY, WILLIAM
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 6’05”
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/08/1942
Initial Receipt Date: 04/06/1984
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Aliases:
WILLIAM KELLEY
WILLIAM HAROLD KELLEY
BILLY KELLY

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 10/03/1966
Offense 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.
Sentence Date 04/02/1984
County HIGHLANDS
Case No. 8100535
Prison Sentence Length DEATH SENTENCE

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 04/06/1984
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Monsters Among Us: Martin James Kipp “Dr. Crazy” sentenced to death after killing 2 young women

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Victims
Tiffany Gwen Frizzell, 19
Antaya Yvette Howard, 19 (no picture)

Student’s Murderer Sentenced to Death
Man, Given Death for Rape, Murder, Praises Prosecutor
Murderpedia: Martin James Kipp
The People of the State of California v Martin James Kipp 2001 1998 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The People of the State of California v Martin James Kipp 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Martin Kipp v Ron Davis, warden 2016 (habeas corpus denied)
Serial Killers podcast: Martin Kipp
Martin James Kipp – California Death Row
True crime show to feature North Kitsap woman’s murder

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Dreams and Nightmares

INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: KIPP, MARTIN JAMES
CDCR#: D67100
Age: 58
Admission Date: 09/24/1987
Current Location: San Quentin

Execution Alert: Steven Frederick Spears was executed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sherri Holland

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Sherri Holland

CharleyProject: Sherri Vanessa Holland
The Doe Network: Sherri Vanessa Holland – 1698DFFL
Execution Date Set for Steven Frederick Spears, Convicted of Murder
Death sentence upheld in Lumpkin County strangling case
Ga. death row inmate says he won’t fight execution scheduled for Wed.
Spears Execution Media Advisory – Inmate’s Last Meal
Spears Execution Final Media Advisory
Georgia executes 8th inmate this year — most in nation
8th Georgia execution this year to be of a man who says he did it
Georgia executes 8th person this year
GA – Sherri Holland, 34, Morrow, 16 Aug 1996

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: SPEARS, STEVEN FREDERICK
GDC ID: 0001242392

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1962
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’02”
WEIGHT: 195
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES
A.K.A. SPEARS,STEVEN FREDERICK
A.K.A. SPEARS,STEVEN FREDRICK

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 627284
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: LUMPKIN COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/24/2001
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 627284
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: LUMPKIN COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/24/2001
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 627284
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: LUMPKIN COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/24/2001
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 627284
OFFENSE: KIDNAPPING
CONVICTION COUNTY: LUMPKIN COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/24/2001
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 03/23/2007
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Monsters Among Us: Cecil S. Sutherland raped and kidnapped 10-year-old Amy Rachelle Schulz; Sentenced to death, which was commuted to LWOP (thanks to Gov. Quinn)

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Amy Schulz

The Amy Center
Father Channels Grief Over Young Daughter’s Murder Into Child Abuse Center
Illinois village shocked by child’s murder
Justice Delayed (GREAT article)
The People of the State of Illinois v Cecil Sutherland 1993 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The People of the State of Illinois v Cecil Sutherland 2000 (conviction and sentence overturned)
New Trial in 1987 Ill. Murder Case
12 years after convicted of killing Amy Schulz: Cecil Sutherland is returned to Jefferson County for retrial
Defense to point to another suspect in Amy Schulz murder
Defense questions police about murder of Amy Schulz
Man asks for death penalty after being convicted twice
The People of the State of Illinois v Cecil Sutherland 2006
Murderpedia: Cecil S. Sutherland
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolishes death penalty, commutes sentences
Schulz speaks out against death penalty abolishment

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: From Dusk to Darkness

INMATE INFORMATION

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B06111 – SUTHERLAND, CECIL S.
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: MENARD
Sex Offender Registry Required

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 05/28/1955
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 04 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Hazel

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
SCAR, WRIST, LEFT – LFT BACK OF WRIST 1″ CIRC

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/16/2004
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 88CF73
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 11/13/1989
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: JEFFERSON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 88CF73
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG KIDNAPG/CHILD<13/RETARDED
CUSTODY DATE: 11/13/1989
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: JEFFERSON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 88CF73
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASLT/HANDICAPPED
CUSTODY DATE: 11/13/1989
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: JEFFERSON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Royem 1/8/1980 Columbia, SC *Michael Godwin Sloan convicted of her murder; sentenced to life in prison

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aka: Michael Anderson Godwin, Micheal Godwin

Former state woman found dead in home
Columbia man guilty of rape, murder
State of South Carolina v Michael A. Godwin 1982
Murder Retrial Verdict Split
Strange Facts: Michael Anderson Godwin
Michael Anderson Godwin, 28, apparently…
1989: Man escapes electric chair, dies on electric toilet

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Michael Anderson Godwin

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