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Phillip Danner murder 4/20/2010 Cromwell, IN *3 juveniles, including his step-son, shot and killed him; Both killers sentenced to 25 years in prison

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Phillip Danner
Phillip Danner

Phillip A. Danner obituary
Man Found Dead In Cromwell, Indiana Home
From Kid to Killer: Colt Lundy Timeline
Juveniles Held In Cromwell Murder
12-Year Old Kosciusko Boy Admits To Charges, Other Boys Charged As Adults Make Forts In Jail
Punishment Handed To 12-Year-Old For Role In Murder
Teen speaks out for the first time since killing
New Details About Why Cromwell Boys May Have Shot Stepfather, Police Say They Planned It
Teen Sentenced to 30 Years for Killing Step-Father
Paul Gingerich’s Murder Conviction Overturned, 14-Year-Old Will Get New Trial
Indiana 12-Year-Old Gets 25 Years in Prison in Murder of Friend’s Stepfather
New Plea Gives Teen Killer Chance At Reduced Sentence In 3 Years
Ind. teen gets 30 years in killing of friend’s stepfather
Teen killer moved to lower-security prison
Paul Henry Gingerich: A chance at freedom for former 12-year-old killer
From Kid to Killer: Inside Colt Lundy’s Crime
Colt Lundy: A prison of his own making
Teen convicted in 2010 slaying crafts new dreams
Williams, 12, Released From Juvenile Detention

Movies/Documentaries
True Stories: 12 Year Old Lifer

Defendants
Colt Russel Lundy, 15 – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Paul Henry Gingerich, 12 – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison
Chase Williams, 12 – charged in juvenile court

Paul Gingerich
Paul Gingerich

INMATE INFORMATION

Colt Russel Lundy prison mug

COLT LUNDY
DOC Number 217878
First Name COLT
Middle Name
Last Name LUNDY
Suffix
Date of Birth 04/14/1995
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Correctional Industrial Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/30/2022

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/27/2010
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 25 00 00000
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 43C01-1004-MR-76
County of Conviction KOSCIUSKO
Projected Release Date 05/30/2022

Update: DeCarol Deloney-Cain murder *Both Damarius McGriggs and Alyssa Barrett pled guilty, sentenced to prison*

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Decarol Deloney-Cain2
Decarol Deloney-Cain

News Archive: DeCarol Deloney-Cain murder
Daughter pleads guilty in 2014 death of mother
Daughter pleads guilty in homicide of flight attendant
Indiana woman gets 50 years in mother’s slaying
Family shows support as girl is sentenced to 50 years
Plea deal off; Merrillville man’s murder trial to start in April
McGriggs pleads guilty to killing DeCarol Deloney-Cain in 2014
Indiana man gets 40 years for helping girl kill mom
Daughter’s boyfriend sentenced in flight attendant’s murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Alyssa Barret

DOC Number 258638
First Name ALYSSA
Middle Name A
Last Name BARRETT
Suffix
Date of Birth 01/21/1997
Gender Female
Race Black
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 07/28/2051

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 01/26/2016
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 50 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 45G01-1407-MR-000006
County of Conviction LAKE
Projected Release Date 07/28/2051

INMATE INFORMATION

Damarius Rashard McGriggs

DOC Number 250139
First Name DAMARIUS
Middle Name R
Last Name MCGRIGGS
Suffix
Date of Birth 10/25/1995
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Reception Diagnostic Center
Earliest Possible Release Date 07/10/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 04/18/2016
Description CONSPIRACY/MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 40 00 00000
Type of Conviction F1
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 45G01-1407-MR-00005
County of Conviction LAKE
Projected Release Date 07/10/2044

Serial Killer: Howard Arthur Allen

remembering the victimsFrom Howard Allen’s appeal for the Ernestine Griffin murder: Allen murdered 74-year-old Ernestine Griffin in her Indianapolis home. Police determined that Griffin had been killed by a combination of a knife wound to her chest and a blow to her head. On a kitchen counter, police found a piece of paper with Allen’s name and phone number on it. A neighbor of Griffin’s informed police that Allen had inquired with Griffin about a car that the neighbor had for sale. Police later discovered Griffin’s camera at the car wash where Allen worked. After extensive questioning, Allen admitted to the police that he had struck Griffin, but denied killing her.

Allen was charged with Murder, See footnote Felony Murder, See footnote and Robbery. See footnote A jury convicted Allen on all three charges and recommended a sentence of death. The trial court sentenced Allen to death on August 30, 1988.

Victims
Opal Cooper, 85 [8/1974] (sentenced to 2-21 years for manslaughter, released 1/1985)
Laverne Hale, 87 [5/29/1987] (sentenced to 88 years in prison)
Ernestine Griffin, 73 [7/14/1987] (sentenced to death)(overturned due to mental retardation finding, sentenced to 60 years in prison)

Howard Allen v State of Indiana 2001
Howard A. Allen Jr v Bill Wilson 2012
Indiana Death Row: Allen, Howard A. #56
Murderpedia: Howard Arthur Allen
Wikipedia: Howard Allen

INMATE INFORMATION

HowardAllen

HOWARD A ALLEN JR
DOC Number 881978
First Name HOWARD
Middle Name A
Last Name ALLEN
Suffix JR
Date of Birth 02/10/1949
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 4 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 04/23/2035

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/13/2017

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 05/28/2013
Description ROBBERY (SERIOUS BODILY INJURY)
Term in Years / Months / Days 49 11 00029
Type of Conviction FA
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-5-1
Cause Number 49G02 8707 CF 021579
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 07/12/2012

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 06/26/1991
Description THEFT,RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
Term in Years / Months / Days 38 00 00000
Type of Conviction FD
Indiana Citation Code 35-43-4-2
Cause Number 49G058708CF020966
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 04/23/2035

Psycho For Love: Michael Albrecht killed his estranged wife, Cindy Albrecht; Sentenced to 60 years in prison

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Cindy Albrecht
Cindy Albrecht

Decapitated body latest in eerie Indiana
Michael G. Albrecht v State of Indiana 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Sentence upheld for man in murder, decapitation
Michael G. Albrecht v State of Indiana 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Michael G. Albrecht v Keith Butts 2012 (habeas corpus denied)
Headless body case in Speedway highlighted on Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery to examine case of Speedway chef’s headless body

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Racing to Justice

INMATE INFORMATION

Michael Albrecht

DOC Number 985000
First Name MICHAEL
Middle Name G
Last Name ALBRECHT
Suffix
Date of Birth 06/12/1950
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Plainfield Correctional Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 06/04/2023

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 07/24/1998
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G06-9706-CF-080729
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 06/04/2023

Cold Case: Anita Marie Vega killed her daughter, Anna Marie Vega; Was convicted of manslaughter 25 years later

stand up for childrenFrom Anita Vega’s appeal: At some point in 1969 or 1970, Vega instructed her nine year old daughter, Margarita, to stay home from school and check on three year old Anna Marie. Anna Marie had wet her bed on the previous evening, and as a punishment had been beaten, deprived of food, and placed in a cold room without clothing. Margarita checked on Anna Marie and found that she had wet a pair of shorts that she had managed to find. Margarita informed Vega of Anna Marie’s condition; Vega responded by ordering Margarita to fill a tub with cold water. Vega then began kicking Anna Marie and beating her with her fists. When Anna Marie fell down, Vega picked her up by her hair and shook her. Vega continued beating Anna Marie for approximately five to ten minutes. By this time, Anna Marie’s nose and mouth were bloodied.

Vega led Anna Marie into the bathroom and checked the water that Margarita had placed into the tub. Upon discovering that the water was warm, she smacked Margarita, and ordered her to place cold water in the tub. After Margarita did so, Vega beat Anna Marie again. During this beating, Anna Marie fell backwards into the tub. Vega pulled her out of the tub and beat her again. Before leaving the room, Vega ordered Margarita to place Anna Marie in the tub. Margarita persuaded Anna Marie to stand in the tub, but was unable to persuade her to sit down.

Vega reentered the bathroom and observed Anna Marie standing in the tub. Vega then struck Anna Marie’s head with sufficient force to knock her out of the tub. Vega then picked up Anna Marie, and threw her head first into the tub. When Anna Marie gasped for air, Vega struck her again and held her head under the water. Vega then forced her weakening daughter to sit in the water. Vega then told Margarita to shower Anna Marie with cold water and “leave her there.” Anna Marie was left alone in the bathroom with cold water running on her.

After watching soap operas for a number of hours, Vega asked Margarita to check on Anna Marie. Margarita entered the bathroom and observed Anna Marie floating face down in the water. Margarita placed Anna Marie on her stomach on the floor, pushed on her back, and observed water come out of her nose and throat. Margarita noted that Anna Marie was “ice cold.”.

Margarita informed Vega that she believed Anna Marie was dead. Vega responded, “She’s not dead, stupid … Bring her out here.”. Margarita wrapped a towelaround Anna Marie and carried her out of the bathroom.

Anna Marie began making noises, and Vega instructed Margarita to place her on the unheated back porch. Margarita wrapped Anna Marie in a blanket and placed her on the porch. Margarita left the door open to enable heat from the house to reach the porch. When Vega discovered that the door was open, she smacked Margarita and ordered her to close it. Vega then “put her … knuckle real hard under [Margarita’s] chin” and said, “If you ever tell I’ll kill you and you’ve seen me do it so you know I can.”

Later that afternoon, Margarita’s siblings returned from school. Vega informed one of the boys that Anna Marie was dead and that her funeral occurred while he was at school. When Vega forced Margarita to go out on the porch to get toys for one of the children, Margarita heard Anna Marie “making noises” that were “weird” and “more deep.”.

Later that evening, Vega’s future husband, Luis, returned home from work. Margarita overheard Vega and Luis having a discussion in their bedroom. At one point, Margarita heard Luis say, “Well, didn’t you know that could kill her?”.

Margarita heard Luis exit the house. Luis then entered the house carrying a box. Margarita observed that the blanket that she used to cover Anna Marie was sticking out of the box. Margarita heard Vega tell Luis to “hurry up” because “if … a policeman saw him walking down the street carrying a box we’d all be in trouble.” (R. 121-122).

When Luis returned home, Margarita heard Vega ask him what took so long. Luis responded that “it wasn’t easy to bury a body in frozen ground.”.

Mother accused by daughter of killing her child 25 years ago is found guilty
Daughter With Nightmares Helps to Convict Mother of a Killing
Mother convicted in death of toddler 25 years ago
Daughter’s torment puts mother away
25-year silence ended when daughter accused her mother of murder A Sister’s Secret
Anita Vega v State of Indiana 1995 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Body not needed for conviction
Excerpt from Notorious 92: Indiana’s Most Heinous Murders in All 92 Counties
Excerpt from “No-Body Homicide Cases: A Practical Guide to Investigating, Prosecuting, and Winning Cases When the Victim Is Missing”

Books
Notorious 92: Indiana’s Most Heinous Murders in All 92 Counties
No-Body Homicide Cases: A Practical Guide to Investigating, Prosecuting, and Winning Cases When the Victim Is Missing

Anita Vega
Anita Vega

Monsters Among Us: Kyle Parker charged with the murder of 14-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman

Shaylyn Ammerman
Shaylyn Ammerman

Police search for missing 1-year-old girl last seen in Spencer, father claims she was kidnapped
1-year-old missing from father’s home in Spencer
Authorities searching for missing 1-year-old Indiana toddler
Massive search continues for missing baby; FBI now involved in case
Missing Girl, Shaylyn Ammerman, Found Dead, Man Arrested
Death of 1-year-old Shaylyn Ammerman ruled a homicide
Coroner confirms baby found is Shaylyn Ammerman, death ruled homicide by asphyxiation
Man held on multiple charges in connection with death of Shaylyn Ammerman
Body of missing Indiana toddler found, suspect arrested
Shaylyn’s father: ‘I’m just devastated’
Man Charged With Murder, Rape, Kidnapping in Indiana Toddler’s Death

KyleParker
Kyle Parker

Deadly Wives: Brenda Dossett got her daughter’s boyfriend, Mason James Hughes, to kill her husband, Gilbert Dossett, while he slept

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Gilbert Dossett
Gilbert Dossett

Gilbert Dossett obituary
Two arrested in murder-for-hire scheme
Prosecutor will seek life-without-parole sentences in Evansville man’s death
Prosecutors seek life sentence for Dossett and Hughes
Evansville woman to testify against Anderson man in murder case
Plea agreement expected in Evansville murder for hire case
Indiana woman gets 60 years in murder-for-hire
Indiana woman gets 60 years in murder-for-hire
Man pleads guilty in Evansville murder for hire case
Evansville man pleads guilty in murder case, gets 60 years

Movies/Documentaries
I’d Kill For You: Deadliest Catch

Defendants
Brenda Dossett – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Mason James Hughes – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Brenda Dossett

DOC Number 253785
First Name BRENDA
Middle Name L
Last Name DOSSETT
Suffix
Date of Birth 04/18/1967
Gender Female
Race White
Facility/Location Indiana Women’s Prison
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/22/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 12/17/2014
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 82D02 1405 MR 00701
County of Conviction VANDERBURGH
Projected Release Date 05/22/2044

INMATE INFORMATION

Mason Hughes

DOC Number 255103
First Name MASON
Middle Name J
Last Name HUGHES
Suffix
Date of Birth 01/26/1995
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Pendleton Correctional Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 05/23/2044

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 04/24/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 82D02 1405 MR 00700
County of Conviction VANDERBURGH
Projected Release Date 05/23/2044

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