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

Victims
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

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Monsters Among Us: Samuel Andrew Freeman sexually assaulted and killed Laura Ann Wynn; Sentenced to LWOP


Laura Ann Wynn

Samuel Freeman’s conviction was overturned, but then it was reinstated again by the Appeals Court. He will remain in prison for life now.

Find-A-Grave: Laura Ann Wynn
Poplar Bluff Cold Case
Farmington doctor unravels mysteries
Conviction from 1992 killing in Poplar Bluff overturned by court
Missouri Guard Member’s Murder Conviction Overturned
State of Missouri v Samuel A. Freeman 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
‘Nightmare Next Door’ to feature Wynn murder
Transcript for Forensic Files: Message in a Bottle

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Message in a Bottle/a>
Nightmare Next Door: Midwestern Malice

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1151486
Offender Name Samuel A Freeman
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/17/1966
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 180
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Blue
Assigned Location Potosi Correctional Center
Address 11593 State Highway O, Mineral Point, MO 63660
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 438-6000
Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Samuel Andrew Freeman; Samuel A Freeman

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

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Comes To Town: Dorothy Did Right

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Michael Patrick Ihde raped and killed Lisa Ann Monzo, a high school student; Sentenced to death


Lisa Monzo

Victims
Lisa Ann Monzo, 18 [11/28/1984 San Lorenzo, CA]
Ellen Parker, 68 [Vancouver, WA] LWOP
(suspected of others as well)

Michael Patrick Ihde died in prison on 10/9/2005
.

Police have no suspects in teenage slay case
Imprisoned Killer Found Guilty In 1984 San Lorenzo Murder
Jury Recommends Death for Murderer
Death Sentence in Killer’s 2nd Slaying
Well-chosen new resident of Death Row
Excerpt from “Rope Burns”

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case: More Than a Sister

Monsters Among Us: Jack Harold Jones raped and killed Mary Phillips in front of her 11-year-old daughter; Sentenced to death

From Jones’ appeal: On the afternoon of June 6, 1995, seventeen-year-old Darla Phillips dropped her eleven-year-old sister Lacy off at Automated Tax and Accounting Service in Bald Knob, where their mother, thirty-four-year old Mary Phillips, worked as a bookkeeper.   Mary was planning to take her daughter to a 3:00 p.m.   dentist appointment.   Darla and her fifteen-year-old brother Jessie were expecting their mother and little sister to return to their home in Bradford around 4:30 p.m.   or 5:00 p.m.   They never arrived.

A black-haired male entered the business before Lacy and her mother could leave for the dentist’s office.   According to Lacy’s testimony at trial, the man had a teardrop tattoo on his face and more tattoos on his arm.   The man had come into the business earlier that day to borrow some books.   When he returned, he complained that he had been given the wrong book.   He then told Lacy and her mother that he was “sorry,” but that he was “going to have to rob (them).”   He ordered Mary to lay down on her stomach, and then made Lacy lay down on top of her mother.   After retrieving the cash out of the register, he took them into a small break room.   The man took Lacy into a bathroom off of the break room, tied her to a chair, then left.   When he returned, Lacy, now crying, asked the man not to hurt her mother, to which he replied, “I’m not.   I’m going to hurt you.”   He began to choke Lacy until she passed out.   After Lacy lost consciousness, Jones struck her at least eight times in the head with the barrel of a BB gun, causing severe lacerations and multiple skull fractures.   When Lacy woke up, she saw blood and began to vomit.   She went back to sleep and awakened later when police, seeing her bloodied body and thinking she was dead, were taking photographs of her.

Police found Mary’s body nude from the waist down.   A cord from a nearby Mr. Coffee pot was wrapped around her neck and wire was tied around her hands, which were positioned behind her back.   Bruises on her arms and back indicated that she had struggled with her attacker prior to her death.   According to autopsy results, Mary died from strangulation and blunt-force head injuries.   Rectal swabs indicated that she had been anally raped before she was killed.

Victims
Lorraine Anne Barrett, 32 [6/1/1991 FL]
Mary Phillips, 34 [6/6/1995 AR]

Find-A-Grave: Lorraine Anne “Lori” Barrett
Lawmen recall Jack Jones’ chilling murder, rape of Mary Phillips
Jack Jones Jr v State of Arkansas 1997
Victim’s family urges no mercy for Arkansas death-row inmate
Parole board recommends denying clemency to Arkansas death row inmate
For killer, death only answer; inmate says he would decline clemency
Jack Harold Jones & Marcel Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
No stay for Jones
Tourist`s Slaying Stuns Family Woman In Town Just 5 Hours
Suspect found in 1991 killing
Man expected to plead guilty to 1991 rape, murder
Murderpedia: Jack Harold Jones Jr
Jack Harold Jones, Jr. – Arkansas Execution – April 24, 2017
Arkansas death row inmate Jack Jones executed
Arkansas executes another inmate
Jim Jones, Arkansas inmate, executed; 2nd lethal injection planned
Listen to the Full Interview from One of the Media Witnesses of Jack Jones Execution
Death Row Inmate Jack Jones’ Last Words (includes written statement)

INMATE INFORMATION

Final Words: “Well, I just want to let the James family and Lacey how sorry I am. I can’t believe I did something to her. I tried to be respectful from the time I took and become a better person. I hope I did better. I hope over time you could learn who I really am and I am not a monster. There was a reason why those things happened that day. I am so sorry Lacey; try to understand, I love you like my child.”

ADC Number: 000940
Name: JonesJr, Jack H
Race: CAUCASIAN
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 71 inches
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/10/1964
Initial Receipt Date: 04/17/1996
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: SK
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: Death
Total time*:

Cold Case: Update: Jodi Parrack murder *Daniel Furlong pled guilty, sentenced to 30-60 years in prison*


Jodi Christine Parrack

Jodi Parrack murder 11/08/2007 Constantine, MI *No one in custody for her murder yet
Jodi Parrack homicide: Former Constantine reserve officer charged with perjury in 2007 cold case
Arrest made in connection to Jodi Parrack murder
Jodi Parrack: Constantine Reserve Officer’s Family Speaks Out After Arrest
In Jodi Parrack case, Raymond McCann has been a person of interest from Day One, detective says
Affidavit: Former officer worried DNA would link him to Jodi Parrack’s slaying
UPDATE: ‘Person of interest’ arrested in cold case murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack
‘Person of interest’ arrested in 2007 cold case murder of Michigan girl
Killer of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack ‘a sick, sick man,’ prosecutor says
Daniel Furlong recalls day of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack’s death
New evidence released in Jodi Parrack cold case murder
Jodi’s grandma: Murderer ‘shouldn’t breathe air’
Daniel Furlong: Father, umpire, killer
Family of Jodi Parrack hoping for proper sentence following guilty plea of child’s killer
Justice for Jodi Parrack as 11-year-old’s killer gets long prison term

Movies/Documentaries
Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris: Small Town Killer

INMATE INFORMATION

MDOC Number: 971306
SID Number: 4202908T
Name: DANIEL KEVIN FURLONG
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Partial Gray
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 147 lbs.
Date of Birth: 05/12/1950 (66)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: 09/09/2045
Assigned Location: St. Louis Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: 09/09/2075
Security Level: IV

ALIASES
None

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Chest
Scar- Left Wrist
Scar- Right Wrist

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: 30 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: 60 years 0 months
Court File#: 1520210-FC-1
Date of Offense: 11/08/2007
County: St. Joseph
Date of Sentence: 01/11/2016
Conviction Type: Plea

Update: Christina Marie Williams murder *Charles Holifield charged with her rape and murder in 1998*


Christina Williams

Christina Marie Williams murder 6/12/1998 Seaside, CA *Fifteen years later, it is still unsolved*
Charles Holifield arrested for Christina Williams murder
Cold Case: Suspect to be charged in kidnapping, murder of Christina Williams
Charles Holifield: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Imprisoned rapist to be charged with 1998 killing of 13-year-old girl
Salinas: Suspect to be charged in 1998 slaying of Christina Williams
Man to be charged in ’98 killing of Christina Williams
Prisoner to be charged with 1998 killing of 13-year-old NorCal girl
Christina Williams’ father reacts to arrest of Charles Holifield

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: HOLIFIELD, CHARLES ALLEN
CDCR#: P50571
Age: 56
Admission Date: 08/16/1999
Current Location: Valley State Prison

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