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Monsters Among Us: Dale Lash raped and killed Lori Em Kotzbauer Hayes after carjacking her; Sentenced to LWOP


Lori Hayes

Find-A-Grave: Lori Em Kotzbauer Hayes
Lori Hayes, Dale Lash (GREAT article)
Lash was rape suspect before murder
Shirt in Hayes case may have been victim’s
Rape suspect charged in young mother’s killing
Defense works to spare Lash the death penalty
Court reaffirms Lash’s conviction
Lash loses second appeal

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects: Field of Nightmares

INMATE INFORMATION

K98128 – LASH, DALE
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: MENARD

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 10/01/1962
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Hazel

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT UPPER – GIRL ON BEACH

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 01/24/2003
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 99CF992
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 06/22/1999
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF992
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG VEHICLE HIJACKING/FIREARM
CUSTODY DATE: 06/22/1999
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF992
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: KIDNAPING ARMED WITH FIREARM
CUSTODY DATE: 06/22/1999
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF992
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/FIREARM
CUSTODY DATE: 06/22/1999
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF843
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON
CUSTODY DATE: 08/12/1999
SENTENCE: 30 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF843
CLASS: X
COUNT: 4
OFFENSE: AGG CRIM SEX ASSAULT/WEAPON
CUSTODY DATE: 08/12/1999
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF843
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CUSTODY DATE: 08/12/1999
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CF843
CLASS: 3
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT
CUSTODY DATE: 08/12/1999
SENTENCE: 3 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: SANGAMON
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

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Deadly Duo: Jared Fitch and Harold Hains III beat Mark Mueller to death with a baseball bat; Both sentenced to 54+ years in prison

2 AWOL sailors charged in killing
Police tell how they linked 2 sailors to fisherman’s slaying
Police tell how sailors were found
Lake County Jury Indicts 4 In Slayings
2 Navy Men Plead Not Guilty In Killing
2nd Ex-sailor Enters Guilty Plea In Slaying
Sailor Is Sentenced In Slaying
Ex-sailor Seeks A Lighter Sentence
Plea In Slaying Stands, Judge Says
New Trial Denied In 1989 Killing

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Deadliest Catch

Defendants
Jared Lee Fitch – pled guilty, sentenced to 54 years in prison; paroled 11/03/2016 to Interstate Compact (probably Barberton, OH)
Harold Francis Hains III – pled guilty, sentenced to 70 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

B11823 – FITCH, JARED
Alias: None Reported
Parent Institution: CENTRALIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: PAROLE
Location: INTERSTATE COMPACT

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 09/17/1970
Weight: 220 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 01 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Hazel

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT UPPER – TRIBAL ART WITH FEATHERS
TATTOO, ABDOMEN – TATTOO STOMACH SHIELD W/NS
TATTOO, ARM, RIGHT UPPER – CROSS WITH CROSSING SWORDS
TATTOO, THIGH, RIGHT – HILLBILLY”GARFIELD”

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 02/22/1991
Parole Date: 11/03/2016
Projected Discharge Date: 11/03/2019

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 89CF2238
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 11/08/1989
SENTENCE: 54 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: LAKE
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

INMATE INFORMATION

B07921 – HAINS, HAROLD III
Parent Institution: ILLINOIS RIVER CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: ILLINOIS RIVER

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 11/01/1970
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Blue

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, BACK – DRAGON AND MAN WITH SWORD
TATTOO, ARM, RIGHT – TWO HEARTS AND LOCK “HFH”
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – ROSE AND BUTTERFLY “LOVE MOM”
SCAR, FACE, NONSPECIFIC –

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 10/26/1990
Projected Parole Date: 11/18/2024
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 11/18/2027

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 89CF2238
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 11/08/1989
SENTENCE: 70 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: LAKE
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Rockwell Gardens Rampage: James Ealy convicted of killing 4, including a pregnant woman and a 3-year-old; Conviction overturned due to police errors

Victims
Christine Parker, 33
Mary Ann Parker, 15
Cora Parker, 13
Jontae Parker, 3

8/16/1982
Rockwell Gardens Apts 150 S. Western Ave.

Conviction In 1982 Slaying Of 4 Voided By Police Error

Christopher Pitts murder 1/20/2001 Chicago, IL *Three men, all part of the same gang as Pitts, convicted of his murder, sentenced to prison*


From Hodges’ appeal: Defendant’s convictions stemmed from a shooting incident that occurred around 1 a.m. on January 20, 2001, at a gas station on Chicago’s West Side. According to the evidence adduced at trial,
defendant and his nephews, Toniac Jackson and David Jackson, arrived at the gas station in a black Geo Tracker shortly after 1 a.m.

At about the same time, the victim, Christopher Pitts, and several of Pitts’s friends, including Marquis Scales, arrived at the gas station in a red van. Pitts got out of the van and walked to the gas station’s cashier’s window, where he saw Toniac Jackson. Following an argument between the two men, who were members of the same gang, Pitts turned and ran around the corner of the gas station building and then behind the building. Toniac began chasing Pitts, and defendant joined in the chase. Toniac fired a 10-millimeter handgun at Pitts, and defendant fired shots in Pitts’s direction with a 9-millimeter handgun. Pitts was later found dead in the street about a quarter-block from the gas station, with six gunshot wounds to the back of his head and body. No gun was recovered from Pitts’s body, and the State’s occurrence
witness testified that Pitts was unarmed.

Approximately 24 cartridge cases were recovered from various locations at the scene. Some were 9 millimeter, some 10 millimeter, and some .25 caliber. Seven 9-millimeter cases were found near the victim’s body, along with two fired bullets, which were determined to be 9-millimeter as well. The .25-caliber cases were fired from a handgun subsequently recovered by police which apparently belonged to defendant’s codefendant, David Jackson. Police did not recover a
9-millimeter gun or a 10-millimeter gun. However, the 9-millimeter cartridge cases found at the scene were all fired from the same 9- millimeter weapon, and the 10-millimeter cases were fired from the same 10-millimeter gun.

Defendant testified that he shot toward Pitts in self-defense, after seeing and hearing gunfire coming from Pitts’s direction. Defendant also testified that he saw gunfire coming from the van. Defendant denied trying to shoot Pitts.

The People of the State of Illinois v Richard Hodges 2009
People of the State of Illinois v David Jackson 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
David Jackson v Anthony Ramos 2010 (habeas corpus denied)
The People of the State of Illinois v Toniac Jackson 2012 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The People of the State of Illinois v Toniac Jackson 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Defendants
Richard Hodges – convicted, sentenced to 70 years in prison
Toniac Jackson – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison
David Jackson – convicted, sentenced to 70 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

K57184 – HODGES, RICHARD
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 03/15/1966
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Bald
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 08 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/24/2003
Projected Parole Date: 01/11/2066
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 01/11/2069

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 01CR0508703
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 01/11/2001
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508703
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG DISCHARGE FIREARM/OCC VEH
CUSTODY DATE: 01/11/2001
SENTENCE: 10 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508703
CLASS: 2
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: FELON POSS/USE FIREARM PRIOR
CUSTODY DATE: 01/11/2001
SENTENCE: 5 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 95CR15191
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG BATTERY W/FIREARM/PERSON
CUSTODY DATE: 05/12/1997
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

INMATE INFORMATION

R22162 – JACKSON, TONIAC
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 04/04/1975
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 00 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, LEG, LEFT – “MALIK”

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/24/2003
Projected Parole Date: 01/10/2056
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 01/10/2059

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 01CR0508702
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 01/10/2001
SENTENCE: 50 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508702
CLASS: 2
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: FELON POSS/USE FIREARM PRIOR
CUSTODY DATE: 01/10/2001
SENTENCE: 5 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508702
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG DISCHARGE FIREARM/OCC VEH
CUSTODY DATE: 01/10/2001
SENTENCE: 10 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

INMATE INFORMATION

N80370 – JACKSON, DAVID
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 08/16/1967
Weight: 240 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 02 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/24/2003
Projected Parole Date: 01/07/2061
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 01/09/2064

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 01CR0508701
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG DISCHARGE FIREARM/OCC VEH
CUSTODY DATE: 01/09/2001
SENTENCE: 10 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508701
CLASS: 2
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: FELON POSS/USE FIREARM PRIOR
CUSTODY DATE: 01/09/2001
SENTENCE: 5 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CR0508701
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 01/09/2001
SENTENCE: 55 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 91CR7450
CLASS: 4
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: CONT SUBS ACT-UNAUTH POSS
CUSTODY DATE: 04/09/1991
SENTENCE: 2 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

MITTIMUS: 8710572
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CUSTODY DATE: 01/06/1988
SENTENCE: 6 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

Deadly Duo: Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren arrested for the brutal stabbing death of Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau


Trenton Cornell-Duranleau

Trenton Cornell-Duranleau found stabbed to death inside apartment building in River North
Homicide Watch Chicago: Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau
Trenton Cornell-Duranleau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, Found Stabbed To Death In River North
Grisly killing stemmed from a dispute involving Chicago professor and hairdresser, police say
Northwestern professor, Oxford employee wanted in Chicago murder
Arrest warrant issued for Northwestern professor in River North murder
Northwestern Professor, Oxford Employee Wanted in Murder Surrender
After Cross-Country Manhunt, Northwestern Professor Arrested in Chicago Slaying to Appear in California Court
Northwestern professor and Oxford official wanted in killing of hairdresser are captured in Bay Area
Chicago professor to appear in California court on murder charge
IL- Chicago: Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, Stabbed: Two Professors Suspects

Defendants
Andrew Warren
Wyndham Lathem

Monsters Among Us: Gregory Bowman killed 3 teenage girls, but managed to escape true justice

Victims
Velda Joy Rumfelt, 16 [6/6/1977 Brentwood, MO]
Ruth Ann Jany, 21 [1978 Belleville, IL]
Elizabeth West, 14 [1978 Belleville, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Velda Joy Rumfelt
DNA Match Leads to Arrest of Suspect in 1977 Murder
Gregory Bowman guilty of capital murder
Man may now face death penalty for 1977 Brentwood murder
Bowman sentenced to death in 1977 killing of Missouri teen
Gregory Bowman Sentenced to Death in 1977 Missouri Murder
Missouri Supreme Court reverses death sentence for Bowman
Prosecutors still seeking death penalty for St. Louis County killer, despite delays, terminal illness
Death penalty sought again for St. Louis County killer
Killer of St. Louis County teen, once also convicted in 2 Belleville murders, dies in prison
64-year-old convicted killer dies in Missouri prison
The People of the State of Illinois v Gregory Bowman 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Missouri v Gregory Bowman 2011 (sentence overturned)
St. Louis-area 1977 murder explored on Investigation Discovery show
State of Missouri Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Stranger Among Us


Gregory Bowman

Psycho For Love: Thadeus Ridley killed his ex-girlfriend, Curtria Duncan, and her mother, Cherie Adams; Sentenced to 67 years in prison


Cherie Adams and Curtria Duncan

Homicide Watch Chicago: Cherie Adams
Homicide Watch Chicago: Curtria Duncan
Friend mourns ‘second mother’ Cherie Adams killed in fire
Loved ones mourn deaths of 2 women stabbed before fire
Two Women Found Stabbed To Death Inside Burning Building
Mom, daughter killed in East Chatham: ‘Who could have done this?’
Man Charged In Deaths Of Mom, Daughter Found In Burning Home On South Side
Navy Vet Charged in South Side Stabbing that Killed Mom, Daughter
Cops: Suspect in slayings said ‘I murdered someone’
Police: Man fatally stabbed ex-girlfriend and her mother; set fire to cover up scene
Man sentenced to 67 years in prison for murdering woman, daughter

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Attraction: Burning Confession

INMATE INFORMATION

M52660 – RIDLEY, THADEUS
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: MENARD

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 06/17/1989
Weight: 230 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 00 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – RIBBON MOM 50-00 CURSIVE T
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT – RIBBON DAD 67-95

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 06/16/2015
Projected Parole Date: 02/12/2073
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 02/12/2076

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 13CR0615601
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 02/12/2013
SENTENCE: 52 Years 6 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 13CR0615601
CLASS: 1
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: VOL MAN/NEGL-ACC DEATH ANOTHER
CUSTODY DATE: 02/12/2013
SENTENCE: 15 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

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