Mothers From Hell: Andrea Hagler charged with killing her 8-year-old daughter, Amaria Osby, on her birthday, by smothering her with a plastic bag on her head, as she screamed, “Momma, stop”

Amaria Osby

This has hit me really bad. When I close my eyes I can hear this beautiful little girl screaming and then nothing. But then I read the other put another bag on herself and tried to suffocate herself. There must be some kind of mental illness issues here and I really hope she gets help while she is incarcerated. She has admitted what she did, so she does need to pay for her actions, because this child is not coming back. I hope her remorse is real.

Girl, 8, asphyxiated in Uptown home, mom attempted suicide, sources say
8-year-old Amaria Osby pleaded “momma, stop!” as mother Andreal Hagler smothered her with plastic bag, prosecutors say
Prosecutors: Chicago woman admitted smothering daughter, 8
Chicago mother charged with killing 8-year-old daughter, one day after social worker visited family
Uptown mom charged with killing daughter because she believed girl ‘didn’t love her anymore’: police
Chicago mother killed 8-year-old daughter because she believed girl ‘didn’t love her anymore’: prosecutors


Cold Case: Joe Tucker raped and killed Jana Marie Reynolds in her home; Sentenced to LWOP

Jana Marie Reynolds

Jana Reynolds obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jana Marie Wellmaker Reynolds
Killing Stuns Illinois Community
The People of the State of Illinois v Joe C. Tucker, Jr 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
People of the State of Ill v Joe C. Tucker 2017 (remanded for evidentiary hearing)
Cold Case Closed: The Murder of Jana Reynolds

Cold Case Closed: The Murder of Jana Reynolds

Cold Case Files: Eyes at the Window


Brickyard Mall murder: Alphonso Hamilton charged with shooting and killing his wife, Jennifer, in the parking lot near Target

Jennifer Hamilton

Woman Fatally Shot Outside Chicago’s Brickyard Mall Identified
Chicago Brickyard Mall Shooting: What We Know About the Shooting, the Victim and the Suspect
Prosecutors: Alphonso Hamilton shot, killed wife in Brickyard Mall parking lot after asking if she was seeing anybody
Brickyard mall shooting suspect charged with killing wife, a mental health specialist at Cook County Jail and ‘staunch advocate’
Suspect Charged in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Parking Lot at Brickyard Mall
Man charged with killing wife in shooting outside Brickyard Mall after she got restraining order
Brickyard Mall shooting: Husband charged with fatally shooting wife in Target parking lot
After fatal shooting at Brickyard Mall, advocates urge people to speak out about domestic violence


Monsters Among Us: Raymond Scott Larsen

Frank Casolari, 16 [5/17/1972 Schiller Woods Forest Preserves]

Find-A-Grave: Francis A. “Frank” Casolari
Sentencing for Ray Larsen: 100-year sentence for slayer of teen
The People of the State of Illinois v Raymond Scott Larsen 1977 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Corrections Department: Paroled child killer now a fugitive
Paroled child killer now a fugitive, IDOC says
Newly paroled Chicago child killer Ray Larsen, 76, is now a fugitive, records show
Fugitive killer back in custody


Update: Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder murder *Linda LaRoche convicted of all charges; Sentenced to LWOP*

Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder

Cold Case: Linda La Roche charged with the 1999 murder of Peggy Lynn Johnson Schroeder aka Racine County Jane Doe
Who is Linda LaRoche? A look at a suspected killer’s Facebook and past
Trial begins for woman accused of killing ‘Jane Doe,’ dumping body in field
Racine County Cold-Case Homicide Trial Gets Underway
Peggy Johnson-Schroeder was abused for years before her death, sons of accused killer testify
Testimony regarding Linda LaRoche’s alleged past abuse of Peggy Lynn Schroeder to be allowed at trial
Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Medical examiner testifies cause of death was bacterial infection from wound
Death of Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder: Suspect’s daughter takes the stand
Ex-McHenry County woman found guilty in ‘99 killing of live-in nanny whose remains were found on rural Wisconsin road
Woman found guilty in 1999 killing of Peggy Lynn Johnson, hiding her corpse
A Nurse Took in a Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her for Years Before Killing Her in 1999. Now She’s a Convicted Murderer.
Ex-Nurse Convicted Of Killing Kids’ Cognitively Impaired Nanny In 1999 After Years Of Abuse
Life in prison for woman convicted of killing Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder
Woman convicted in 1999 homicide sentenced to life in prison
Linda LaRoche gets life for 1999 murder of Peggy Johnson in Racine County
Former Nurse Who Took in Cognitively Impaired Teen, Made Her a Nanny, and Tortured Her Before Killing Her Gets Life in Prison


#PeggyJohnson #LindaLaRoche #Wisconsin #coldcase #murder

Monsters Among Us: Steven Pfiel killed a 13-year-old girl, then while out on bail, raped his sister and beat his brother to death with a baseball bat

Hillary Norskog, 13 [7/17/1993 Palos Park, IL]
Roger Pfiel, 19 [3/18/1995 Crete, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Hillary L. Norskog
Find-A-Grave: Roger Wayne Pfiel Jr.
Family that fled with son ran into a new nightmare
`I Now Know I Am Guilty Of 2 Murders’
Pfiel gets 100 years in Norskog murder
A Case Study of Steven Pfiel (GREAT article)
A Family’s Nightmare: Parents Stood by One Son, Lost Another : Illinois: Youth is accused of brutally killing his elder brother while free on $100,000 bond in girl’s slaying. Trial begins Tuesday.
National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Murderers: Hillary Norskog
My Crime Library: Steven Pfeil Teen Killer Murders 2 In Illinois


Fathers From Hell: Simon Peter Nelson killed his 6 children because their mother was divorcing him; Sentenced to 100-200 years in prison

Nelson Family

Jennifer Nelson, 12
Simon Nelson III, 10
Andrew Nelson, 9
Matthew Nelson, 7
Roseann Nelson, 5
David Nelson, 3
Pretzel, family dog

Find-A-Grave: Jennifer “Jenny” Nelson7
Find-A-Grave: Simon Peter Nelson III
Find-A-Grave: Andrew Nelson
Find-A-Grave: Matthew Nelson
Find-A-Grave: Roseann Nelson
Find-A-Grave: David Nelson
From the Archives: Simon Peter Nelson murders his six children, family dog
Rockford father slays six children: beats wife
Dad charged with slaying his six sleeping children (part 1)
Slaying (part 2)
Accused murderer’s wife was planning a divorce
Murderpedia: Simon Peter Nelson
Simon Peter Nelson, who killed his six kids in 1978, has died
Notorious Rockford Murderer Dies in Prison
Rockford Man Who Murdered His Six Children In 1978 Has Died In Prison
Wikipedia: Simon Nelson
Find-A-Grave: Simon Peter Nelson
What Happened at 1425 Camp Avenue?

Mask of Sanity: No One Heard A Thing: The Simon Peter Nelson Murders – Rockford IL

Simon Peter Nelson

Mothers From Hell: Jannie Perry charged with the murder of her 6-year-old son, Damari, whose frozen and burned body was found in a garbage bag

Damari Perry

Mother, siblings charged in death of missing North Chicago 6-year-old
Investigation Shows 6-Year-Old Damari Perry Died Of Hypothermia, Body Was Burned After He Died
Autopsy expected Monday in death of 6-year-old boy from North Chicago
Autopsy: 6-year-old North Chicago boy died of hypothermia, found wrapped in trash bag
Autopsy Report For 6-Year-Old Damari Perry Reveals He Died Of Hypothermia With Partially Frozen Organs
Missing 6-Year-Old Boy’s Body Found in Indiana Alley, Mother and Siblings Are Charged in Death
Damari Perry case: Horrifying details released about boy’s last day, mom and brother charged with murder
Autopsy Details Death of 6-Year-Old North Chicago Boy Prosecutors Say Was Killed by Family
Woman Charged in 6-Year-Old Son’s Death Previously Lost Custody of Children for 3 Years, DCFS Says
Bond set at $5M for North Chicago mother accused of murdering 6-year-old son
Damari Perry murder: Mom accused of killing 6-year-old son held on $5M bond
gofundme: Help Dalvin lay his baby to rest

Jannie Perry
Jeremiah Perry
juvenile sibling



Psycho For Love: Robert Joseph Tarr charged with stalking and killed his ex-girlfriend, Leslie Reeves

Woman who was champion for domestic violence victims dies of suspected domestic violence
Leslie Reeves described as ‘magnetic’ to everyone
Accused killer left home twice the night of Farmersville homicide
Collinsville Man Charged In Murder Of Troy’s Leslie J. Reeves, Chamber Executive Makes Statement About Her Life
Man ‘Executed’ His Ex-Girlfriend On Thanksgiving While She Was On Date With Another Man, Prosecutors Allege
Illinois Defendant Murdered Ex-Girlfriend While She Was on Thanksgiving Day Date with Another Man: Authorities


Age 48
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Apr 26, 1973
ID Number 7630
Custody Status Date Nov 29, 2021 11:40 AM CST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Montgomery County Jail
Book Date Nov 26, 2021 11:22 AM CST

Montgomery County Jail
140 N. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
(217) 532-9514

Monsters Among Us: Timothy M. Banowetz pled guilty to the horrific murder of Randy Gori and holding his family hostage; Sentenced to 70 years in prison

Randy Gori

Find-A-Grave: Randy Lee Gori
Prominent Attorney, 47, Killed Over The Weekend
Suspect in downstate lawyer’s death was cash-strapped pharmacy student
Convicted Murderer Banowetz Stalked Gori and Family Because He ‘Resented Wealthy People’
Prosecutor: Suspect Banowitz Allegedly Planned to Burn Gori’s House Down With Victims In It
Trial starts for man accused of killing high-profile Edwardsville lawyer Randy Gori
Madison County State’s Attorney: Evidence against Banowetz provided ‘overwhelming’ proof of guilt in killing of Randy Gori
‘I am hoping Randy can finally be at peace’ | Wife of Randy Gori releases statement after surprise guilty plea
Wentzville man pleads guilty to gruesome killing of Illinois lawyer
‘Greed and envy in a warped mind’ | State’s attorney reacts to surprise guilty plea to murder of Randy Gori
After Complaining About Judge and His Attorneys, Man Enters Last-Minute Guilty Plea to Killing Prominent Attorney
Man Accused Of Attorney’s ‘Gruesome’ Murder Enters Surprise Guilty Plea At Outset Of Trial
‘This nightmare continues,’ family of Edwardsville attorney Randy Gori tells his killer
Man sentenced to 70 years in killing of Edwardsville attorney Randy Gori
Wentzville man sentenced to 60 years for killing Edwardsville attorney


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