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    Kim Marie Swann

    November 9: 1984: Kim, 21, was raped and killed in Tampa, FL by serial killer, Bobby Joe Long, who now resides on FL death row.

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Monsters Among Us: Brian David Steckel *The Driftwood Killer* raped and killed Sandra Lee Long then set her bed on fire; He also confessed to at least 2 other murders – Executed 11/4/2005

Victims
Sandra Lee Long, 29
Frances Mary Kiefer, 44 [confessed to]

Brian Steckel was a despicable excuse for a human being. He raped and killed Sandra Lee Long, then set the bed she was on on fire. She actually died of smoke inhalation. During his trial, he sent a copy of her autopsy report to her mother, with a note saying, “Read it and weep. She’s gone forever. Don’t cry over burnt flesh.” During his trial, mind you. And there were death penalty opponents who thought he could do some good if he was allowed to live. But of course, none of those people said anything about Sandra Lee Long and what she suffered. What her loved ones continue to suffer to this day. Sometimes punishment just needs to be punishment. Not something to hope he can make good. He proved that he was not a good person and he even said several times that he deserved the death penalty.

While he was in prison he also mailed confessions to another murder [Frances Kiefer, a neighbor] but nothing has come of it that I am aware of. I am still including her as a victim of his, since he willingly and voluntarily confessed to her murder.

In Loving Memory of Sandra Lee Long
CharleyProject: Frances Mary Kiefer
Pennsylvania Missing Persons: Frances Mary Kiefer
Whatever Became Of … Frances Kiefer Who Myseriously Disappeared From Her Fountain Hill Home?
State of Delaware v Brian Steckel 1996 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Brian D. “Red” Steckel #991
Murderpedia: Brian David Steckel
Wikipedia: Brian Steckel

Movies/Documentaries
Shattered: The Driftwood Killer


Brian David Steckel

Final Words: “I want to say I’m sorry for the cruel things I did. I’m not the same man I was when I came to jail. I changed. I’m a better man…I walked in here without a fight and I accept my punishment. It is time to go. I love you people.” He told his cousin and a friend, who were witnesses at his execution, to tell his 12 year old daughter, “I said no excuses.”

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James T. Vaughn Correction Center hostage standoff: One guard, Sgt. Steven Floyd, dead; Rest of the hostages released

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Sgt. Steven Floyd

Officer Down Memorial Page: Sergeant Steven Floyd
Hero Down: Delaware DOC Sergeant Steven Floyd Murdered
Steven Floyd remembered as dedicated officer
Correctional officers mourn death of sergeant
Procession, salute for fallen Del. corrections officer
Half of hostages released after Delaware prison inmates rebel and demand better treatment
Delaware prison siege ends in death
Delaware Department of Correction officer found dead after prison hostage situation
Guard found dead in Delaware prison standoff was 16-year department veteran
Corrections officer killed in Del. hostage situation ID’d
Fallen corrections officer “saved lives” in Delaware prison standoff
Delaware prison hostage was forced into closet, “saved lives,” union head says
Two-day Smyrna, Delaware prison siege leaves one dead
Vaughn prison teacher describes ordeal

Monsters Among Us: Thomas Matusiewicz killed Christine Belford, his ex-daughter-in-law, and her friend, Laura “Beth” Mulford; Rest of the Matusiewicz family convicted for cyberstalking

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Christine Belford and Laura “Beth” Mulford

Belford’s shooting death at courthouse shown on video
Del. courthouse murderer killed himself during gun battle
Wilmington Shooting Victim’s First Husband, Neighbors Speak Out
Wife, Son of Courthouse Shooter Also Suspects: Sources
Court papers show Matusiewicz ‘hit list’
Brave girl 13, whose paternal grandfather murdered her mother testifies against family members who ‘cyberstalked mother and falsely claimed she sexually abused her’
Family members cyberstalking led to 2013 double murder-suicide at Delaware courthouse, jury finds in unprecedented case
Matusiewicz trial put off until June
Del. court shooter’s son won’t fight fed charges
Lenore Matusiewicz sentenced to life in prison
Matusiewicz siblings sentenced to life in prison
Man, sister and mom sentenced to life for cyberstalking campaign that led to the man’s ex-wife being shot dead at courthouse

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Kin: A Mother’s Fight

Defendants
Thomas Matusiewicz – killed himself after the killings
Lenore Matusiewicz – convicted, sentenced to life in federal prison; died in prison
David Matusiewicz – convicted, sentenced to life in federal prison
Amy Gonzalez – convicted, sentenced to life in federal prison

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Thomas Matusiewicz

INMATE INFORMATION

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LENORE MATUSIEWICZ
Register Number: 49618-379
Age: 71
Race: White
Sex: Female
Deceased: 05/06/2016

INMATE INFORMATION

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DAVID THOMAS MATUSIEWICZ
Register Number: 81910-004
Age: 49
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Lee USP
Release Date: LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

amy-gonzalez

AMY GONZALEZ
Register Number: 49619-379
Age: 44
Race: White
Sex: Female
Located at: Carswell FMC
Release Date: LIFE

Deadly Duo: Jason and Donna Slaughter killed 2 men for the insurance money, but they did not do it well

Michael Haegele
Michael Haegele

Victims
Christopher Masters, 22 [Delaware] (indicted, no trial yet) [no picture]
Michael Haegele, 21 [Georgia]

Former Delaware Man Indicted for 2007 Shooting Death
Murder mystery solved, tipster in on the crime
Two Arrested in the Murder of Michael Haegele
Family: Marion Co. murder was the result of triangle
Del. man charged in ’07 mobile home murder
Ga. man who killed for life insurance tied to second killing in Del.
Donna Slaughter v State of Georgia 2014 (conviction & sentence affirmed)
Ga. Supreme Court upholds woman’s conviction in murder scheme
Bizarre Tale of Insurance Killing Alleges Two Victims, in Two States
Insurance scam links killer here to Delaware homicide
Jason & Donna Slaughter Rat Themselves Out, They Are The Tipster On The Crime

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Killer Couples: Donna and Jason Slaughter

Defendants
Donna Slaughter – convicted of the murder of Michael Haegele, sentenced to life plus 15 years
Jason Slaughter – convicted of the murder of Michael Haegele, sentenced to life plus 15 years; will be extradicted to Delaware to face murder charges of Christopher Masters

INMATE INFORMATION

DonnaSlaughter prison mug

SLAUGHTER, DONNA MARIE
GDC ID: 1000950379

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
YOB: 1980
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: FEMALE
HEIGHT: 5’06”
WEIGHT: 095
EYE COLOR: BLUE
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: PULASKI STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. BRIMBLE,DONNA
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,DONNA
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,DONNA MARIE

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: POSS OF FIREARM DUR CRIME
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN 12/05/2012
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

INMATE INFORMATION

JasonSlaughter prison mug

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1986
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 180
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: HAYS STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,JASON
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,JASON LAMAR

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: POSS OF FIREARM DUR CRIME
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY
INCARCERATION BEGIN 08/22/2013
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

Monsters Among Us: Donald Flagg killed Anthony “Nino” Puglisi, then abducted and raped his wife, Debra Puglisi

Debra Puglisi
Debra Puglisi

Woman breaks free after abduction; kidnapper kills husband with gun
Kidnap Survivor Mourns Husband Relatives Of Debra Puglisi Called Her `Our Hero.’
Suspect linked to other crimes
Murder suspect believed to be involved in other crimes
Rape, slaying suspect uses taped confession
Killer-rapist sentenced to 8 life terms
Rape survivor calls for better 911 response
Impact Statement
Debra Puglisi Sharp’s website

Books
Shattered: Reclaiming a Life Torn Apart by Violence

Movies/Documentaries
Surviving Evil: Bound and Determined

INMATE INFORMATION

Donald Flagg

Offender Name: DONALD A FLAGG
Date of Birth:11/19/1951
Age: 61
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:James T. Vaughn Correctional Center

Scheduled Release Date:

Psycho For Love: Thomas J. Capano killed Anne-Marie Fahey when she tried to break up with him

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Anne-Marie Fahey

Thomas Capano was found in his prison cell dead from a heart attack on September 19 2011.

Find-A-Grave: Anne Marie Fahey
Another Twist In Fahey Mystery
Lawyer faces trial in murder
Lawyer offered deal in murder mystery
Prosecution rests in Capano case
Murder suspect removed after tirade
Capano forced to describe mistress’ death in graphic detail
Capano winds up testimony
Ex-state prosecutor, convicted of murder, now fights for his life
Slain woman’s kin relate their feelings
Spare Capano, ex-wife pleads
Jury votes for death penalty for Capano
Capano judge likely to OK death verdict
Thomas Capano Back in Court
Capano Death Sentence Overturned
No Death Penalty for Thomas Capano
Fatal Attraction: Behind The Facade
Fatal Attraction: Caught In A Trap
CrimeLibrary: The Rise and Fall of Thomas Capano
Wikipedia: Thomas Capano
Examiner: Capano died of sudden cardiac arrest
10 years later, memories of murder persist

Books
And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano The Deadly Seducer
Fatal Embrace: The Inside Story Of The Thomas Capano/Anne Marie Fahey Murder Case
Summer Wind: Thomas Capano and the Murder of Anne Marie Fahey
Above the Law
Murder In Delaware: Anne Marie Fahey and Tom Capano

Movies/Documentaries
Blood, Lies, and Alibis: In Too Deep
48 Hours: A Deadly Affair (you can watch it here)
And Never Let Her Go
Behind Mansion Walls: Rich Justice

Thomas Capano
Thomas Capano

Deadly Women: Linda Lou Charbonneau *Once on death row, pled guilty to killing one husband, sentenced to 20 years in prison*

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Charbonneau and Sproates

Victims
John Charbonneau [9/23/2001]
William H. Sproates III [10/17/2001]

Linda L. Charbonneau v. State of Delaware 2006 (conviction overturned)
Retrial Begins for Charbonneau
Charbonneau Pleads Guilty at Murder Retrial
Former Del. Death Row Inmate Gets 20 Years
Murderpedia: Linda Lou Charbonneau
Linda Lou Charbonneau (about 1/4 way down)

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Dead Over Heels
Snapped: Linda Lou Charbonneau

Defendants
Linda Lou Charbonneau – convicted, sentenced to death, overturned; pled guilty,
Willie Brown – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Mellisa Rucinski – convicted, sentenced to 25 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Linda Lou Charbonneau

Offender Name: LINDA L CHARBONNEAU
Date of Birth:02/09/1948
Age: 65
Race: White
Gender: Female
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution
Scheduled Release Date: 12/2019

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: WILLIE A BROWN
Date of Birth:05/21/1973
Age: 39
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:James T. Vaughn Correctional Center
Scheduled Release Date:

INMATE INFORMATION

Mellisa Rucinski

Offender Name: MELLISA A RUCINSKI
Date of Birth:02/01/1973
Age: 40
Race: White
Gender: Female
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution
Scheduled Release Date: 04/2024

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