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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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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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Boyfriends From Hell: John Singleton, freshly out of prison, charged with killing his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter, Alexis Stubbs


Alexis Stubbs

Parolee charged with stabbing 12-year-old Alexis Stubbs to death
Man charged with killing girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter in Sheridan Park
Man charged with fatally stabbing girl, 12, in Sheridan Park
Man charged with fatal stabbing and beating of 12-year-old girl
Girl, 12, Beaten And Stabbed To Death; Suspect Charged
Police suspect girl, 12, was killed by mother’s ex-boyfriend after 911 call
12-Year-Old Girl Killed During ‘Domestic Dispute’ on North Side: Police
Murdered 12-Year-Old Lost Her Best Friend To Drowning Last Month
John Singleton: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

INMATE INFORMATION

M49404 – SINGLETON, JOHN
Parent Institution: MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Offender Status: PAROLE
Location: PAROLE DISTRICT 1

PHYSICAL PROFILE
Date of Birth: 05/25/1986
Weight: 255 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft. 03 in.
Race: Black
Eyes: Brown

MARKS, SCARS, & TATTOOS
SCAR, BACK – STAB WOUND
TATTOO, ARM, RIGHT UPPER – U

ADMISSION / RELEASE / DISCHARGE INFO
Admission Date: 12/11/2014
Parole Date: 04/07/2017
Projected Discharge Date: 04/09/2019

SENTENCING INFORMATION
MITTIMUS: 14CR1583601
CLASS: 2
COUNT: 1
OFFENSE: AGG DOMESTIC BATTERY/STRANGLE
CUSTODY DATE: 08/21/2014
SENTENCE: 3 Years 0 Months 0 Days
COUNTY: COOK
SENTENCE DISCHARGED?: NO

Monsters Among Us: Hans Peterson stabbed Dr. David Cornbleet to death because he said the prescription the Dr. gave him made him impotent, then fled to St. Martin; Finally convicted, sentenced to life in prison


Dr. David Cornbleet

Dr. David H. Cornbleet obituary
Find-A-Grave: Dr. David Henry Cornbleet
Doctor’s murder brings tightened security
Murder suspect may have believed doctor made him impotent
Doctor’s confessed killer stays just out of touch
Alleged killer fled to French territory, prosecutors say
Hans Peterson Goes On Trial for the Murder of Dr. David Cornbleet
Man Convicted In Stabbing Death Of Doctor
Caribbean court convicts man in 2006 Doctor murder
Man Gets Life in Loop Dermatologist’s Slaying
Bloodlines: The Death of Chicago Dermatologist David Cornbleet
Chicagoist: Articles about David Cornbleet
IL – Dr. David Cornbleet, 64, stabbed to death, Chicago, 24 Oct 2006
“My Son Should Have Committed Suicide”

Movies/Documentaries
Personal Justice: The Face of a Killer
See No Evil: The Doctor Will See You


Hans Peterson
(serving life in a French prison)

Movies Based On True Crimes: Call Northside 77 [based on the murder of Police Officer William D. Lundy]


Police Officer William D. Lundy

Officer Down Memorial Page: Patrolman William D. Lundy
The True Story That Led To `Call Northside 777`
Center on Wrongful Convictions: Joseph M. Majczek
Center on Wrongful Convictions: Theodore Marcinkiewicz
For innocent man Joe Majczek, life wasn’t like the movies
Joseph M. Majczek, 73; Conviction Led to Film
The People of the State of Illinois v Joseph Majczek 1935
Wikipedia: Majczek and Marcinkiewicz

Movies/Documentaries
Call Northside 777

Defendants
Joseph M. Majczek – convicted, sentenced to 99 years in prison; pardoned on 8/15/1945
Theodore Marcinkiewicz – convicted, sentenced to 99 years in prison; pardoned in 1950
(middle person in photo is reporter James McGuire)

Cold Case: Airtight Bridge Murder: Thomas Small charged with the 1980 murder and dismemberment of his wife, Diana Marie Riordan-Small

Airtight Bridge murder victim honored by daughter who barely knew her
Airtight victim’s sister never thought she was runaway
The Airtight Bridge Murder
Police make arrest in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder in Coles County
Arrest announced in 1980 Airtight Bridge murder
Man arrested nearly 40 years after wife’s dismembered remains found near bridge
Arrest Made In Nearly 40 Year Old Cold Case Murder
Bradley man accused of killing wife in 1980 cold case
Cox long thought husband was ‘prime suspect’ in Airtight Bridge case

INMATE INFORMATION

General Inmate Information
Facility Jerome Combs Detention Center
Name Thomas A Small
Age 70
Inmate ID 482081

Charges and Bail Information

Charge Murder/intent To Kill/injure
Bail Amount $2,000,000

Movies Based On True Crimes: Beyond Suspicion aka Appointment for a Killer [based on the murders by Dr. Glennon Engleman]

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engleman-and-boyle
Victims
James Bullock, 27 [12/17/1958 Forest, MO]
Eric Frey [9/26/1963 Pacific, MO]
Peter J. Halm, 26 [9/5/1976 Pacific, MO]
Arthur Gusewelle, 61 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Vernita Gusewelle, 55 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Ronald Gusewelle, 33 [3/31/1979 East St. Louis, IL]
Sophie Marie Barrera, 50 [1/14/1980 Saint Louis, MO]

Southside dentist left trail of murder victims
Former dentist pleads guilty to three slayings
Murdering dentist called Dr. Engleman and Mr. Hyde
Killer Driller: St. Louis dentist used his sexual power to get women to aid him in his murder schemes, netting him huge fortune
State of Missouri v Glennon E. Engleman 1982
Dr. Glennon Edward Engleman “The Killing Dentist” profile
Serial Killers Podcast: Glennon Engleman
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Glennon Engleman
Murderpedia: Dr. Glennon E. Engleman
Wikipedia: Glennon Engleman
Boyle case opens in East Alton
People of the State of Illinois v Barbara Boyle 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Boyle hopes to be released from jail
Wife who killed husband out of prison
16 Chilling Facts About Hitman Glennon “The Dentist” Engleman

Books
Appointment with Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Beyond Suspicion
The F.B.I. Files: Deadly Dentist

engleman-and-boyle

Defendants
Glennon Engleman – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; died in prison in 1999
Barbara Gusewelle Boyle – pled guilty to killing her husband, Ronald; sentenced to 50 years in prison; released 10/2009

Monsters Among Us: Jeremy Ellis, Dionel Harris and Devon Swan charged with the murder of Lazaric Collins and his 2-year-old nephew Lavontay White Jr

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lazarec-and-lavontay

Victims
Lazarec Collins, 26
Lavontay White Jr, 2

Victim: Lavontay White
Victim: Lazarec Collins
Man, toddler killed, pregnant woman injured in North Lawndale shooting
Suspect charged in fatal shooting streamed on Facebook Live
Man charged in triple shooting that killed 2-year-old on West Side
Man charged with fatal shootings of 2-year-old Lavontay White and his uncle Lazarec Collins; two others sought
Man charged in toddler’s shooting was on parole
Two More Men Charged With Murder Of Toddler, His Uncle
2 more charged in triple shooting that killed toddler Lavontay White
2 More Charged in Triple Shooting That Killed 2, Including Toddler, on Chicago’s West Side

Defendants
Jeremy Ellis
Doniel Harris
Devon Swan

INMATE INFORMATION

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ellisj-info

INMATE INFORMATION

doniel-harris-jail-mug

harrisdoniel-info

INMATE INFORMATION

devon-swan

swand-info

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