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Serial Killer: Gerald Patrick Lewis killed at least 6 women; Sentenced to death in 2 States; Died in prison

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Peggy Lynn Grimes

Victims
Peggy Lynn Grimes, 22 [9/1993 Douglas County, GA] (and her unborn child)(death)
Kathleen Bracken, 32 [4/11/1998 Baldwin County, AL] (LWOP)
Misty McGugin, 22 [1/31/1998 Mobile, AL] (death)
unidentified girl near Charlie Brown Airport [Fulton County, GA]

Police charge parolee with fifth woman’s slaying
Alabama, Georgia officials line up to try convicted killer again
Witnesses say Gerald Patrick Lewis showed first signs of remorse at sentencing
Serial killer given additional sentence of life without parole
Convicted serial killer, Gerald Patrick Lewis, dies on Alabama’s death row
Murderpedia: Gerald Patrick Lewis
Gerrald Patrick Lewis v State of Alabama 2003
Gerald Patrick Lewis v State of Georgia 2005
20 YEARS LATER: Serial killer made Douglas County his killing field

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Lives Here: My Brother’s Secrets

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Gerald Patrick Lewis

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News Archive: Tara Grinstead murder

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Tara Grinstead

Missing: Tara Grinstead since 10/22/2005 from Ocilla, GA
Update: Missing/Murdered Teacher Tara Grinstead *Former student, Ryan Alexander Duke, charged with her murder*

Movies/Documentaries
Beauty Queen Murders: Stolen Promise
48 Hours: Stolen Beauty
Disappered: The Beauty Queen Mystery
Dateline: What happened to Tara Grinstead?

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Ryan Alexander Duke

Update: Missing/Murdered Teacher Tara Grinstead *Former student, Ryan Alexander Duke, charged with her murder*

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Tara Grinstead

News Archive: Tara Grinstead murder
A Break in the Case: Arrest made in death, disappearance of Tara Grinstead
Man arrested in connection with 2005 disappearance of Georgia teacher
Man charged with murder in long-baffling Tara Grinstead disappearance
Tara Grinstead: Ex-student accused of murdering missing Georgia teacher
Former student charged with killing Tara Grinstead
Suspected Tara Grinstead killer appears in court
Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of long-missing teacher
Tara Grinstead was killed during a burglary at her home, warrants say

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article134598734.html#storylink=cpy

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Ryan Alexander Duke

Monsters Among Us: Four are charged with beating and setting on fire 83-year-old Dorothy Dow during a home invasion

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Dorothy Dow

Dorothy Dow obituary
Funeral arrangements announced for elderly GA woman brutally attacked in home invasion
Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack
Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire
Elderly woman who was burned, beaten during home invasion dies
Elderly GA woman brutally beaten, burned during home invasion dies
Georgia 83-year-old attacked, set on fire by group who may have helped pick blueberries from her yard, police say
Murder charges filed against 4 suspects charged in elderly woman’s beating death
Potential Death Penalty for Justin Pierce Grady and Cortavious Deshun Heard in 2016 GA Murder of 83-Year-Old Dorothy Dow

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Defendants
Justin Peirce Grady
Cortavious Deshun Heard
Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron (not charged with murder)
Mina Christine Ellery
Angel Latrice Harmon

Deadly Duo: Jesse James Kilgore and Benjamin Mullinax killed Kilgore’s stepdaughter, Jennifer Brudrawich and her husband Paul

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Jennifer and Paul Brudrawich

Find-A-Grave: Paul Joseph Budrawich, Jr
Find-A-Grave: Jennifer Nicole West Budrawich
Jennifer and Paul Budrawich remembered
Dawsonville man held in woman’s death
Two held in slayings
Jesse James Kilgore Charged with Slaying Stepdaughter Jennifer Budrawich and Her Husband
Guilty plea in Effingham couple’s shooting
2nd guilty plea in Dawson double-murder
Jesse James Kilgore Gets Life for Killing Stepdaughter and Her Husband
GA – Paul, 35, & Jennifer Budrawich, 22, murdered, Dawson County, 19 Dec 2009
Justice for Paul & Jennifer Budrawich

Defendants
Jesse James Kilgore – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Benjamin Kelly Mullinax – pled guilty, sentenced to two consecutive life terms

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: KILGORE, JESSIE JAMES
GDC ID: 0000973435

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1969
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 155
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: VALDOSTA STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE, W/O PAROLE

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

A.K.A. KILGORE,JESSIE JAMES
A.K.A. KILGORE,JESSIS ARCHIE

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: FALSE STATEMENTS GOVT
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: THEFT MOTORVEH OR PART
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/28/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/05/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/05/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: theft by taking
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/05/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: theft by taking
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/05/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 717720
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/05/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 8 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

CASE NO: 394234
OFFENSE: ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: MURRAY COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: N/A
SENTENCE LENGTH: 0 YEARS, 84 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 05/20/2010
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 10/22/1998
INCARCERATION END: 10/25/2000

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: MULLINAX, BENJAMIN KELLY
GDC ID: 1000255042
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1982
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 210
EYE COLOR: HAZEL
HAIR COLOR: RED&ABN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

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

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. MULLINAX,BENJAMIN KELLY
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 12/19/2009
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: N/A
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 716009
OFFENSE: FALSE SWEARING
CONVICTION COUNTY: DAWSON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: N/A
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 05/20/2010
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Catherine Louise Tucker Whitehead murder 4/14/1983 Rockdale County, GA *Hazel Louise Short and Donald Glen Everett convicted of her kidnapping and murder; Sentenced to life in prison*

remembering the victimsFrom Hazel Short’s appeal: On the night of Thursday, April 14, 1983, Donald Glen Everett knocked at the door of Catherine Louise Tucker Whitehead’s apartment in Rockdale County and told her that she had an emergency phone call at a nearby pay telephone from her fiance, John Short. Ms. Whitehead and Short had been dating for some time and were planning to be married in June of that year.

The next morning Ms. Whitehead’s mother discovered Ms. Whitehead’s car next to the pay telephone. The receiver was off the hook and dangling by its cord. The car’s door was open and the keys were missing. Both the GBI and FBI became involved as kidnapping was suspected.

The appellant became the primary suspect. The investigation indicated that the appellant had a grudge against the 21-year-old Ms.
Whitehead because the younger woman’s fiance, John Short, was the appellant’s former husband of approximately 21 years. The investigation also indicated that the appellant and Ms. Whitehead had been involved in a fight. Police suspicions heightened when during an interview the appellant contended that she did not know Ms. Whitehead. Despite the efforts of the authorities, Ms. Whitehead was not located and no charges were brought.

Almost one year later, Donald Glen Everett was arrested based on statements he had made to others regarding Ms. Whitehead. On March 15, 1984, he admitted his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Ms. Whitehead, and took the authorities to an abandoned well in Gwinnett County where he stated that he had thrown the lifeless body of Ms. Whitehead.

The remains of a partially, though severely, burned and badly decomposed body were removed from the well. Some clothing and a blue blanket were also removed. The remains and the clothing removed from the well were determined to be those of Ms. Whitehead. The precise cause of death could not be determined due to the decomposition of the remains, but it was determined that the death was a homicide.

Everett’s confession implicated the appellant, Tina Short, and Nickie Ford. Ford was apprehended and confessed his involvement in the crimes. Tina Short was apprehended in Nashville, Tennessee, and also confessed her involvement in the crimes. All of the confessions were basically similar. All parties confessed that they were involved in a plan to abduct Ms. Whitehead, and that the plan was carried out. Tina Short and Everett also confessed to differing degrees of complicity in the murder and concealment of the crime.

Find-A-Grave: Catherine Louise “Cathy” Tucker Whitehead
Hazel Louise Short v State of Georgia 1986 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Tina Louise Short v State of Georgia 1986 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Your Worst Nightmare: Cooking With Fire

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: SHORT, HAZEL L
GDC ID: 0000142225

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1943
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: FEMALE
HEIGHT: 5’05”
WEIGHT: 160
EYE COLOR: HAZEL
HAIR COLOR: BLN&STR
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. SHORT,HAZEL CRISWELL
A.K.A. SHORT,HAZEL L
A.K.A. SHORT,HAZEL L C

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 181069
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: GWINNETT COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 04/16/1983
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 181069
OFFENSE: KIDNAPPING
CONVICTION COUNTY: ROCKDALE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 04/14/1983
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 06/27/1985
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Psych For Love: Mathew Wilkins killed girlfriend Marlisa Wells; Sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years

marlisawellsFrom Mathew Wilkin’s appeal: The jury was authorized to find that appellant and the 16–year old victim were involved in an intimate relationship which resulted in the victim becoming pregnant. On the morning of the crimes, appellant went to the victim’s home to talk about her pregnancy. They argued, and appellant stabbed the victim at least 60 times. Expert testimony established the victim died as a result of blunt force trauma and stab wounds to her head and neck region. The victim was discovered by her grandparents lying on the bathroom floor covered in blood with a fork protruding from her back. There was no sign of forced entry into the home.

marlisa-wells2Despite appellant’s claim that he did not see or speak with the victim on the day of the crimes, cellular telephone records indicate they exchanged as many as 36 calls or text messages on the day before and morning of the crimes, the last call being routed through a cellular tower 1.5 miles from the victim’s home. Police also discovered a pair of shoes wrapped inside clothing hidden behind an HVAC unit in the attic of appellant’s home. Analysis demonstrated blood on the shoe lace matched the victim’s DNA profile and also confirmed the presence of appellant’s DNA in the victim’s vaginal swab, indicating he and the victim had engaged in sexual intercourse shortly before her death.

Dating Violence

Marlisa Wells obituary
Teen Found Dead In Home
ABAC student charged with murder
Murder scene ‘gruesome’
Conviction in Teen’s Murder
Wilkins gets life for teen’s brutal murder
Mathew Wilkins v State of Georgia 2012
Court upholds murder conviction in Cobb County case
Court Upholds Douglasville Man’s Murder Conviction, Life Sentence

Movies/Documentaries
Grave Secrets: The Last Calls She Made
Fatal Attraction: Innocence Slaughtered

INMATE INFORMATION

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NAME: WILKINS, MATTHEW FREDRICK
GDC ID: 1000235904

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
YOB: 1988
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 160
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

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

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

A.K.A. MATHEW,WILKINS
A.K.A. MATHEW,WILKINS FREDRICK
A.K.A. WILKINS,MATTHEW
A.K.A. WILKINS,MATTHEW FREDRICK

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 715879
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 01/19/2008
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
CASE NO: 715879

OFFENSE: AGGRAV BATTERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 01/19/2008
SENTENCE LENGTH: 20 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 06/16/2010
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

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