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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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With Friends Like These…The Belmont Ave. Girls beat their roommate, Stacey Hanna, to death, then slashed her throat and left her in the woods

Stacey Hanna

Woman beaten to death in lesbian romance
Death Sought For Two Women
2nd woman convicted in slaying
Kelley Ann Tibbs v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Stephanie Cull v Commonwealth of Virginia 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
1 woman convicted of 1997 murder set to be freed on anniversary of crime
Misconduct podcast: The Murder of Stacy Hanna

A Fatal Lie: A True Story Of Betrayal And Murder In The New South

Murder Among Friends: The Girls of Belmont Ave.

Domica Chantel Winckler – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Tracy Lynn Bitner – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Kelley Ann Tibbs – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Stephanie Leigh-Anne Cull – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison; released 7/27/2015

Stephanie Cull


OFFENDER NAME: Domica Chantel Winckler
SEX: Female
RACE: Black
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center


OFFENDER NAME: Tracy Lynn Bitner
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 39
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center


OFFENDER NAME: Kelley Ann Tibbs
SEX: Female
RACE: White
Age: 38
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Fluvanna Correctional Center


Monsters Among Us: David Harley Brown killed Jacqueline, Gabriella and Isabella Nieves murders 11/04/2012 Lockport, LA

Jacqueline Gautreaux Nieves
Gabriella Nieves, 6
Isabella Nieves, 20 months

Jacqueline Nieves obituary
Police investigate murder of woman and her two children
Jacqueline Nieves, La. mom, and two daughters found stabbed in apartment set ablaze
Arrest made in death of Lockport mother, 2 daughters
Suspect arrested in murder of Lockport mother, daughters
Suspect charged with murder, rape in 2012 triple homicide
Prosecutor to seek death penalty against man accused in triple slaying
Triple murder conviction in David Brown case
Houma man receives death penalty for killing a woman and her two daughters, newspaper reports
Brown sentenced to death by Lafourche jury
Triple-murder suspect faces new felony charge
LA – Jacquelin Nieves, 29, & two daughters slain, Lockport, 4 Nov 2012

David Harley Brown

Monsters Among Us: Kimberly Cargill killed Cherry Diane Walker and then set her body on fire; Sentenced to death

Cherry Diane Walker

Find-A-Grave: Cherry Diane Walker
Murder victim was set to testify
Mother charged with killing babysitter
Day 1: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 2: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 3: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 4: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 5: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 6: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Day 7: Trial of ETX mom accused of killing babysitter
Closing arguments begin Friday in Cargill trial
VERDICT IN: Cargill found guilty
Sentencing phase underway in Cargill trial
Kimberly Cargill’s trip to death row unit begins today
TX Kimberly Cargill new woman on death row
‘I’ve never come across another defendant like Kimberly Cargill’
Woman on Texas death row loses appeal
Woman on Texas Death Row Loses Appeal
Murderpedia: Kimberly Diane Cargill
Kimberly Cargill Could Be Fourth Woman Executed in Texas Since Civil War
Kimberly Diane Cargill – Texas Death Row
Texas woman will be executed for murdering disabled babysitter

Don’t Tell a Soul (My review of this book)

Snapped: Kimberly Cargill


SID Number: 05105600
TDCJ Number: 00999572
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1966-11-30
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: MOUNTAIN VIEW
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-06-18
Sentence Date: 2012-05-31
County: SMITH
Case No.: 241-1510-10
Sentence: DEATH

Monsters Among Us: George Brinkman charged with five murders – a triple homicide and a double homicide; Could face the death penalty

Rogell Eugene John, 71 [North Canton, OH]
Roberta Ray John, 64 [North Canton, OH]
Suzanne Taylor, 45 [6/10/2017 North Royalton, OH]
Kylie Pifer, 18 [6/10/2017 North Royalton, OH]
Taylor Pifer, 21 [6/10/2017 North Royalton, OH]

Stark County Sheriff: husband, wife killed inside their Lake Township home
Suspect in Lake double homicide was house-sitting for victims
Suspect in Stark County double homicide was house-sitting for victims
Suspect charged in Lake Twp double homicide also connected to North Royalton triple homicide
Triple homicide discovered in North Royalton home
Mother, two daughters killed in North Royalton home lovingly remembered
Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at North Royalton home
‘We were blindsided by this’: Family of triple homicide victims speaks out, search for suspect continues in North Royalton
Standoff with suspect in North Royalton murders comes to an end
Suspect in custody after Brunswick standoff, possibly related to North Royalton, Stark County killings
Authorities confirm Brunswick man is the suspect in 5 North Royalton, Lake Township murders
Who is George Brinkman? Suspect in the Lake Township and North Royalton homicides
Slain mother, daughters were found “face down in bed”; suspect charged
North Royalton mother, daughters likely died day before man found their bodies, police say
Ohio triple homicide: 2 college students, mother found dead in bedroom
Suzanne Taylor, Kylie & Taylor Pifer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
George Brinkman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
$75 million bond for accused serial killer George Brinkman
Judge says George Brinkman slit North Royalton mother’s throat, suffocated daughters
Boyfriends of slain North Royalton mother and daughter share details of man charged in five homicides


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 45
Location: Cuyahoga Co. Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Cuyahoga Co. Jail

Monsters Among Us: Timothy Ray Jones got custody of his 5 children, then he allegedly killed each one of them; Facing the death penalty

Nahtahn, 6
Merah, 8
Elias, 7
Gabriel, 2
Elaine, 1

He Got Custody, Allegedly Killed 5 Kids
Bodies of 5 missing Lexington Co. children found in Alabama, father in custody
Timeline of Jones family before deaths of 5 children
Father accused of killing 5 children faces death penalty
Documents: Tim Jones, Jr. was ‘highly intelligent, responsible father’
Indictments say how Timothy Jones killed 5 children
Indictments detail how Tim Jones Jr. allegedly killed his 5 children
Father confesses to killing 5 South Carolina children who went missing
Mother sues South Carolina for granting custody of her five young children to her ex-husband who then ‘strangled and beat them to death before dumping them in a ditch’
Timothy Jones Said His Kids Were Going to Kill Him: Warrant
A Fractured Life, a Failed Marriage and 5 Small Bodies in Alabama


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 35
Location: Lexington County Detention Center
Race: White
Contact Facility: Lexington County Detention Center

Monsters Among Us: Robert Bryan Melson and Cuhuatemoc Peraita killed 3 people when they robbed the Gadseden, AL Popeye’s

Nathaniel Baker, 17 (no picture)
Tamika Collins, 18
Darrell Collier, 23 (no picture)
Bryant Archer, 17 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Darrell K. Collier
Three Restaurant Workers Shot to Death in Cooler // Fourth Employee Wounded, Left for Dead
19-Year-Old Gets Life in Robbery Killings
Robert Bryant Melson v State of Alabama 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
20 years after Gadsden triple homicide, survivor hopes memories don’t fade
Execution date for man convicted of killing three in 1994
Robert Melson: Alabama Man Executed for Killing Three Fast-Food Workers
Robert Bryant Melson executed for 1994 triple slaying
Robert Melson executed for 1994 murders
Robert Bryant Melson – Alabama Execution – June 8, 2017

Cuhuatemoc Hinricy “Tempo” Peraita – convicted, sentenced to LWOP (later killed an inmate and sent to death row)
Robert Bryant Melson – convicted, sentenced to death; executed 6/8/2017

Robert Bryant Melson


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

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