Monsters Among Us: Darius Kimbrough raped and killed Denise Collins; He was executed 11/12/2013

Denise CollinsFrom Kimbrough’s appeal: Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder on July 1, 1994, and was sentenced to death on December 9, 1994.   His conviction and sentence were affirmed by this Court on direct appeal.   The relevant facts as taken from the opinion on direct appeal are:  Kimbrough was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with a battery therein, and sexual battery with great force and was sentenced to death consistent with a jury recommendation of eleven to one.   The victim, Denise Collins, was found nude and semi-conscious in her bathroom by paramedics;  she was covered with blood.   The sliding glass door to her second floor apartment was partially open, and there were some ladder impressions under the balcony.   Collins was rushed to the hospital, where she died soon thereafter.

The officers took semen evidence from the bedsheets, took blood evidence from the victim, and found pubic hairs in the bed and in a towel.   The samples were sealed in a bag and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab for analysis.

A resident of the apartment complex-Lee-told officers that he had twice seen a man in the vicinity of the apartment and had seen a ladder on the apartment’s balcony.   Officers were unsuccessful in searching for the man, but later Lee identified Kimbrough from a picture lineup.   A workman in the complex-Stone-identified Kimbrough as a man who had watched him putting away a ladder in the complex around the time of the murder.

The DNA evidence showed that the semen taken from the bedsheets was compatible with Kimbrough’s, and some of the pubic hairs matched his.   There were, however, additional pubic hairs from another unidentified black man and a caucasian male.   The DNA evidence indicated that the blood samples taken from the bed matched Kimbrough’s.

In Loving Memory of Denise Collins
Darius Mark Kimbrough v State of Florida 1997
Darius Mark Kimbrough v State of Florida 2004
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Murderpedia: Darius Mark Kimbrough

Movies/Documentaries
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INMATE INFORMATION

DariusKimbrough

DC Number: 374123
Name: KIMBROUGH, DARIUS
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/04/1972
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Note: This offender meets the criteria for designation as a sexual offender under s. 944.606 F.S., or s. 944.607 F.S., or both, and may be on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator web site.

Aliases:
DARIUS KIMBROUGH
DARIUS MARQUTTA KIMBROUGH
JEFFREY KIMBROUGH

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
03/09/1992 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
03/09/1992 SEX BAT/INJURY NOT LIKELY 12/15/1993 ORANGE 9202630 10Y 6M 0D
10/03/1991 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 DEATH SENTENCE
10/03/1991 BURGLARY ASSAULT ANY PERSON 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 SENTENCED TO LIFE
10/03/1991 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE 12/09/1994 ORANGE 9210868 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
12/15/1993 093 ORLANDO MIDTOWN NTFY/P&P

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 12/19/1994
Date Out-of-Custody 11/12/2013

Parents Gone Wild! Ronald Clark O’Bryan (The Candy Man) killed his son, Timothy, by poisoning his Halloween candy to get the insurance money

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Timothy O'Bryan

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Wikipedia: Ronald Clark O’Bryan
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Ronald Clark O’Bryan

Greenlease Kidnapping & Murder: Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Emily Brown Heady were convicted and executed, side by side, for kidnapping and killing Robert C. “Bobby” Greenlease Jr

Bobby Greenlease
Bobby Greenleas

Find-A-Grave: Robert Cosgrove “Bobby” Greenlease, Jr
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Ransom fund ready few minutes alter kidnapping
Body of Bobby Greenlease is found after $600,000 ransom paid; 2 held
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Murderpedia: Bonnie Emily Heady
Missouri Death Row: The Greenlease Kidnapping
Author recalls Greenlease kidnapping, 60 years ago this week
A look back • 1953 Bobby Greenlease Jr. kidnapping ended in the Missouri gas chamber
Wikipedia: Bobby Greenlease
The “No-Tell Motel” and the Bobby Greenlease Murder

Books
A Grave for Bobby: The Greenlease Slaying
Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease
The Kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease

Movies/Documentaries
A Crime To Remember: Baby Come Home

Hall and Heady
Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady

Deadly Women: Suzanne Margaret Basso killed her lover, Louis “Buddy” Musso, along with 5 others;executed on 2/5/2014

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Louis “Buddy” Musso

Louis “Buddy” Musso
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Murderpedia: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Wikipedia: Suzanne Basso
Basso’s daughter tells of abuse by mother now on death row
Texas Death Row: Suzanne Margaret Basso
Heartburn Can Be Murder
Bernice Ahrens v State of Texas 2001

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Thorny Rose of Texas

Defendants
Suzanne Margaret Basso – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed 2/5/2014
James O’Malley Jr. – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Bernice Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 80 years in prison
Craig Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Hope Ahrens – convicted, sentenced to 20 years in prison
Terance Singleton – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Suzanne Basso

No last statement

Offender Information: Suzanne Margaret Basso

INMATE INFORMATION

James O'Malley

SID Number: 06198728
TDCJ Number: 00880912
Name: O”MALLEY, JAMES DAVID
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1974-09-30
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HODGE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-04-21
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809227
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Bernice Ahrens

SID Number: 06198731
TDCJ Number: 00875450
Name: AHRENS, BERNICE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1943-11-28
Maximum Sentence Date: 2078-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2078-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809224
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 80-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Craig Ahrens

SID Number: 06198732
TDCJ Number: 00875656
Name: AHRENS, CRAIG
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1973-04-19
Maximum Sentence Date: 2058-08-26
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: 2058-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-10
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809226
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/25/2028

INMATE INFORMATION

Terrance Singleton

SID Number: 06198514
TDCJ Number: 00875316
Name: SINGLETON, TERENCE JERMAINE
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-01-12
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-26

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-05-19
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809228
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 60-00-00
Next Parole Review Date: 08/26/2038

INMATE INFORMATION

Hope Ahrens

SID Number: 06198989
TDCJ Number: 00895931
Name: AHRENS, HOPE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1976-02-26
Maximum Sentence Date: 2018-08-26
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: 2018-08-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2008-08-25

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-08-26
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-10-28
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 809225
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00
Last Parole Decision: Denied on 08/21/2014

NEXT REVIEW (08/2015)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date: 08/2015

Family Annihilator: Ronald Gene Simmons killed 16 people, mostly family; In return, he was executed

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Simmons family

Victims
Ronald Gene Simmons Jr., 29 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca Simmons, 46 [12/22/1987]
Barbara Simmons, 3 [12/22/1987]
Loretta Simmons, 17 [12/22/1987]
Eddie Simmons, 14 [12/22/1987]
Marianne Simmons, 11 [12/22/1987]
Rebecca “Becky” Simmons, 8 [12/22/1987]
William “Billy” Simmons II, 23 [12/26/1987]
Renata Simmons, 22 [12/26/1987]
William H. “Trae” Simmons III, 1
Sheila Simmons McNulty, 24 [12/26/1987]
Dennis McNulty, 23 [12/26/1987]
Sylvia Gail Simmons, 6 [12/26/1987]
Michael Simmons, 20 months [12/26/1987]
Kathy Kendrick, 24 [12/28/1987]
J.D. Chaffin, 33 [12/28/1987]

Police seek motive for 16 murders; accused man silent since arrest
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Family members were buried outside wall built for privacy
Simmons may have begun killing while victims slept
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Police say Simmons foiled early arrest
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Prosecutor to seek death penalty when Simmons comes to trial
Simmons Convicted of 2 Slayings
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Murderpedia: Ronald Gene Simmons Sr
Wikipedia: Ronald Gene Simmons

Books
Zero at the Bone, Story of Gene Simmons Mass Murderer

Movies/Documentaries
Most Evil: Control Killer

Ronald Gene Simmons
Ronald Gene Simmons

Monsters Among Us: Markum Duff-Smith, Allen Wayne Janecka, and Walt Waldhauser planned and carried out the murders of members of Duff-Smith family

John and Diana Wanstrath
John and Diana Wanstrath

Victims
Gertrude Duff-Smith Zabolio, 57 [10/15/1975]
John Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Diana Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Kevin Wanstrath [7/5/1979]

Murderpedia: Markham Duff-Smith
Johnny Bonds, a Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit, Breaks the Murder Case That Became His Obsession
Making a Killing
A Killer By Any Other Name
Markham Duff-Smith v Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (habeas corpus denied)
Killer confesses before his execution
Texas executes man who had mother killed
Killers executed in Georgia, Texas
Harris Officials Fight Release Of Triggerman in 3 Deaths
Ex-officer tries to keep man linked to Texas murders locked up
Hitman who killed Houston toddler executed
Allen Wayne Janecka #869
An investigator who simply won’t quit his case

Books
The Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Unmistakable Truth

Walt Waldhauser
Walt Waldhauser aka Michael Lee Davis

Defendants
Markham Duff-Smith – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 6/29/1993
Walt Waldhauser – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison [new name Michael Lee Davis]
Allen Wayne Janecka – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 7/24/2003
Paul MacDonald – sentenced to 16 years, paroled 11/04/1984

INMATE INFORMATION

Markham Duff-Smith

Last Statement:

I am the sinner of all sinners. I was responsible for the ’75 and ’79 cases. My trial was not just; it was not fair; they lied against me. I love all of those on Death Row, and I will always hold them in my hands. Those who stood by me, I will always love you. Jim and Judy Peterson and Chaplain Lopez, I thank you for staying by my side.

Inmate Information: Markham Duff-Smith

INMATE INFORMATION

Allen Wayne Janecka

Last Statement:

First of all, I want to say God bless everyone here today. For many years I have done things my way, which caused a lot of pain to me, my family and many others. Today I have come to realize that for peace and happiness, one has to do things God’s way. I want to thank my family for their support. I love you. I am taking you with me. You all stay strong. I love you. I also want to say thanks to the Chaplains who I have met through the years and who have brought me a long way. And I cherish you as my family and at this time…oh, Ken, my little son, I am coming to see you. Oh Lord, into your hands I commit my spirit. Thy will be done.

Inmate Information: Allen Wayne Janecka

Parents Gone Wild! Marcella Williams and her lover, Lisa Ann Coleman, starved and tortured her daughter, Davontae Williams, to death

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Devontae Williams
Davontae Marcel Williams

Find-A-Grave: Davontae Marcel Williams
U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal of woman on Texas death row for Arlington boy’s starvation
Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution
Texas carries out a rare occurrence: An execution of a woman
Arlington woman executed for child’s torture death
Woman Executed for Boy’s 2004 Starvation Death
Arlington woman executed for abused boy’s death
Murderpedia: Lisa Ann Coleman

Last Statement:
I just want to tell my family I love them, my son, I love him. The girls on the row I love them and keep their heads up. Tell Darlie, I love her, hand in hand. God Bless ya’ll. I’m alright, tell them I finished strong. I love ya’ll, I’m done. I love you Richie, I love you. Thank you Brad and John, all of ya’ll. God is good. I love you Auntie. I’m done.

INMATE INFORMATION

Lisa Ann Coleman

SID Number: 05077759
TDCJ Number: 00999511
Name: COLEMAN, LISA ANN
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1975-10-06
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: GOREE
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1993-06-05 POSS WIT DEL C/S COCAINE 1993-10-07 TARRANT 0514965D 5-00-00
1999-08-21 BURG HABIT 2000-06-23 TARRANT 0741977D 2-00-00
2004-07-26 INJURY TO CHILD-S/B/I 2006-06-19 TARRANT 1016470R 99-00-00
2004-07-26 CAPITAL MURDER-DEATH 2006-06-21 TARRANT 1016470R 8888-88-88

INMATE INFORMATION

Marcella Williams

SID Number: 05769634 TDCJ
Number: 01394045 Name: WILLIAMS, MARCELLA L
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1981-02-19
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2044-07-26
Offender Visitation Eligible: YES

Offense History
Offense Date: 2004-07-26
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2006-09-18
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 09422790
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

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