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Monsters Among Us: Anthony Mertz raped and killed Shannon McNamara, a student at Eastern Illinois University; Mertz was sentenced to death, but it was commuted to LWOP

ShannonMcNamara
Shannon McNamara

Shannon McNamara obituary
Girls Fight Back
Student’s death being investigated
Testimony links Mertz to murder and arson
Mertz found guilty of murder
Mertz found guilty of murder
Man guilty in rape, death of EIU student
Mertz had troubled
Mertz says he cannot recall murder
Mertz sentenced to death
The People of the State of Illinois v Anthony B. Mertz 2005 (conviction & sentence affirmed)
EIU trial drew disturbing portrait
Documentary on McNamara murder case underway
Anthony Mertz v Tarry Williams, Warden 2014 (habeas corpus – denied)

Movies/Documentaries
Murder U: Grim Reaper

INMATE INFORMATION

AnthonyMertz prison mug

R19480 – MERTZ, ANTHONY B.
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 03/05/1976
Weight: 223 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 02 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 02/27/2003
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: M
COUNT: 6
OFFENSE: MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: M
COUNT: 2
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 01CF392
CLASS: X
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: HOME INVASION/CAUSE INJURY
CUSTODY DATE: 06/02/2001
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COLES
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Monsters Among Us: Anthony Triplett raped and killed 2 women when installing cable for each of them; Sentenced to life in prison

Janice and Urszula

Janice Ordidge, 39 [12/2006]
Urszula Sakowska, 23 [1/2007]

Janice Ordidge murder 10/23/2006 Chicago, IL *Anthony Triplett charged with her strangulation murder*
Cable Guy Accused of Rape, Murder Goes on Trial
Jury: Cable repairman guilty of murder
Ex-Cable Guy Gets Life In Prison For Murder, Rape
Cble man Anthony Triplett sentenced in murder of Urszula Sakowska
Jury: Cable repairman guilty of murder
Cable repairman convicted of second rape, murder from decade ago
Former Comcast Worker Guilty of Killing Second Customer

INMATE INFORMATION

Anthony Triplett prison mug

M38457 – TRIPLETT, ANTHONY
Parent Institution: STATEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: STATEVILLE

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 03/13/1981
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 00 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
NONE RECORDED

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 07/22/2013
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: INELIGIBLE

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 07CR0297001
CLASS: M
COUNT: 2
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 11/09/2007
SENTENCE: LIFE
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Update: Maria Ridulph murder *Jack McCullough’s conviction thrown out – new trial ordered, McCullough freed*


Maria Ridulph

News Archive: Maria Ridulph murder
Jack McCullough 1957 murder conviction vacated; released on bond until new trial
Jack McCullough freed after conviction vacated in ’57 Sycamore murder
Jack McCullough walks free after conviction in 1957 Sycamore murder vacated
Jack McCullough To Go Free After Judge Orders New Trial In 1957 Murder Of Maria Ridulph
Man wrongly convicted in 1957 Illinois murder to be released
Judge overturns 1957 cold case murder conviction, Jack McCullough goes free
Judge frees ex-cop given life sentence in 2012 for killing girl in 1957; new trial ordered

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Jack McCullough in court

Parents Gone Wild! Gregory D. Miles charged with the scalding death of his 1-year-old stepson, Noah Rudder

Say NO to Child Abuse

1600 block of Aster
1600 block of Aster Calumet City

Calumet City police investigate 1-year-old boy’s death as a homicide
Calumet City Baby Dies After Being Scalded In Bath Water: Police
Person arrested in Calumet City baby’s death from scalding bath
Illinois man accused of murdering 1-year-old stepson
Calumet City man charged with murder of one-year-old stepson
Stepfather held on $1M bail in scalding death of child

Gregory Miles
Gregory Miles

Update: Tyshawn Lee murder *2nd Suspect, Dwight Boone-Doty, charged; 3rd Suspect, Kevin Edwards, still on the run*

Tyshawn Lee
Tyshawn Lee

News Archive: Tyshawn Lee murder
Prosecutor: Suspect in Tyshawn Lee killing had planned to torture boy
Suspect weighed torture of slain Tyshawn Lee, 9, prosecutors say
Prosecutors: Suspect in Tyshawn Lee murder wanted to torture boy, shoot up park
Chicago man charged in Tyshawn Lee murder planned to torture boy
Tyshawn Lee’s Mother: ‘I’m Glad They Didn’t Torture My Baby’
Police: Jailhouse snitch led to charges against inmate for killing Tyshawn Lee and Brianna Jenkins

Defendants
Corey Morgan – charged, bail denied
Kevin Edwards – not in custody but police looking for him
Dwight Boone-Doty – charged, bail denied

Dwright Boone-Doty
Dwight Boone-Doty

INMATE INFORMATION

CoreyMorgan

Booking#: 2015-1127081
Inmate Full Name: Morgan, Corey U
Date of Birth: 06/11/1988
Race: BK
Gender: Male
Height: 507
Weight: 160
Booked Date: 11/27/2015
Charges: 720 ILCS 5/9-1(a)(1)
MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE

Next Court Date: 11/30/2015
Courthouse Location: Branch 66

Psycho For Love: Daniel Bowen paid Dennis McArdle $20,00 to kill his wife, Anne Treonis-Bowen

dv awareness

Anne Treonis-Bowen
Anne Treonis-Bowen

Find-A-Grave: Anne Therese Treonis Jamen – Bowen
Alleged hit man will take witness stand
Attorney says man was hired for killing
Man ordered hit on wife, children’s attorney says
Son of murder suspect says he was threatened
Court told dad should not see kids
Widower faces charges in plotting wife’s death
Hit-plot suspect hangs self in jail
Hit man gets 35 years in murder

Movies/Documentaries
I’d Kill For You: Stabbed in the Back

Defendants
Dennis McArdle – pled guilty, sentenced to 35 years in prison
Daniel Bowen – committed suicide in jail

INMATE INFORMATION

DennisMcardle prison mug

K79627 – MCARDLE, DENNIS
Parent Institution: PONTIAC CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: PONTIAC

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 10/13/1961
Weight: 261 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Blue

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
TATTOO, FOREARM, RIGHT – PANTHER
TATTOO, FOREARM, LEFT – SKULL,PRAYING HANDS IN GOD WE TR
TATTOO, FOREARM, RIGHT – SKULL/GERMAN HELMET/SNAKE
TATTOO, ARM, LEFT UPPER – ROSE/”LOUISE”
TATTOO, ARM, RIGHT UPPER – GIRL’S FACE & ROSE BRIANNA

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 10/27/2004
Projected Parole Date: 03/07/2039
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 03/07/2042

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 04CR0875401
CLASS: M
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
CUSTODY DATE: 03/07/2004
SENTENCE: 35 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

MITTIMUS: 99CR2702201
CLASS: 3
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG BATTERY/GREAT BODILY HARM
CUSTODY DATE: 11/09/1999
SENTENCE: 2 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

MITTIMUS: 99CR1492301
CLASS: 4
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: POSS AMT CON SUB EXCEPT(A)/(D)
CUSTODY DATE: 11/06/1999
SENTENCE: 1 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: YES

Cold Case: Gary Dawson murder 8/28/1983 Peoria, IL *Three men charged with his torture and murder*

remembering the victims

Osage man indicted on murder charge
Charges pending in 1993 slaying
Two Chillicothe brothers arrested in 1983 slaying; each held on $1 million bond
Brothers charged in 1983 beating death of man found bound in hog pen
Two arrested in 32-year-old murder
Cold Case Arrest

Dawson suspects

Defendants
Steven Watts
Terry Bobell
Gordon Bobell

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