Parents Gone Wild! Drew James Weehler-Smith killed his 4-month-old son, Gabriel; Sentenced to 50 years in prison

Gabriel Atkins
Gabriel King McFarland

Find-A-Grave: Gabriel King McFarland
Disability Day of Mourning: Gabriel McFarland
Teen dad charged in Des Moines infant’s death
Infant dies after adoptive parents give him back to biological mother, 911 call released
Father accused in infant’s death pleads guilty to murder
Father just sentenced in death of his infant son
State of Iowa v Drew Weehler-Smith 2017 (restitution order affirmed)
Iowa couple wins $3.25M after adopted son was killed
Couple Wins Suit After Adopted Son Is Reclaimed by Birth Parents and Murdered by Birth Father

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Drew James Weehler-Smith
Offender Number 6502358
Sex M
Birth Date 11/14/1996
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER – 2ND DEGREE, 85%
TDD/SDD * 02/16/2037
Commitment Date 04/02/2015
Recall Date 11/14/2022
Mandatory Minimum (if applicable)
* TDD = Tentative Discharge Date
* SDD = Supervision Discharge Date

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS Prison
OFFENSE CLASS B Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT Polk
END DATE

Kids That Kill: William Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale charged with the murder of teacher 66-year-old Nohema Graber


Nohema Graber

Nohema Graber, slain high school teacher and former pilot, was an ‘an absolute angel,’ her family says
‘She made life sparkle’: Fairfield holds service for beloved Spanish teacher
Social media led police to 2 teens charged with killing southeast Iowa high school Spanish teacher, records show
Iowa students accused of killing high school Spanish teacher Nohema Graber
Slain Iowa teacher, Nohema Graber, remembered as ‘the very best of us’
Friday classes canceled at Fairfield High School after teacher’s death
2 Students Arrested After Allegedly Killing High School Spanish Teacher
Two High Students Brutally Kill Spanish Teacher & Hide Her Under Wheelbarrow, Discuss the Murder Online: Police
Bond set at $1 million for teens charged in death of Iowa teacher
Iowa Students Stalked Teacher Before Fatally Ambushing Her During Daily Walk: Prosecutors
Documents Reveal the Brutal Way Two Iowa Teens Allegedly Murdered Their Spanish Teacher and Discussed Details of Her Death on Snapchat
Attorneys for teen accused of murdering Fairfield teacher ask for case to be moved to juvenile court
2nd teen suspect in Fairfield teacher’s killing appears in court
Iowa Teenager Charged with Murdering His High School Spanish Teacher Will Be Tried as Adult
Iowa Teens Accused of Killing Spanish Teacher with Baseball Bat Will Be Tried as Adults, Judge Rules

Defendants
William Noble Chaiden Miller – charged as an adult
Jeremy Everett Goodale – charged as an adult

Psycho For Love: Todd Mullis killed his wife, Amy, because she had a secret affair; Sentenced to LWOP


Amy Fuller Mullis

Amy Lynn (Fuller) Mullis obituary
Find-A-Grave: Amy Lynn Fuller Mullis
Ex-lover in corn rake killing: Woman was afraid of husband
Medical examiner testifies in trial of man accused of killing wife with corn rake
Iowa farmer convicted of murdering wife with corn rake after learning of secret affair
A woman is impaled by a corn rake-but do her fatal injuries add up to murder
Todd Mullis sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife with a corn rake
Iowa hog farmer sentenced to life in prison for wife’s death
Where is Todd Mullis Now?
Todd Mullis will spend life in prison, even after fighting for new trial
Attorneys present arguments for appeal of Delaware County man convicted of murdering wife
Iowa Pig Farmer Convicted Of Murdering Wife With Corn Rake After Discovering She’d Been Having An Affair
Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Iowa Husband Convicted of Murdering Wife With Corn Rake
Corn Rake Murder Trial: Todd Mullis sentenced to life in prison

Podcasts
The Crime Sack: Todd Mullis “The Corn Rake Murder”

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Corn Rake Murder
Killer Cases: Murder in the Barnyard
Court Cam Presents Under Oath: Todd Mullis

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Todd Michael Mullis
Offender Number 6187876
Sex M
Birth Date 07/17/1976
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 09/17/2020
Recall Date
Mandatory Minimum (if applicable)
* TDD = Tentative Discharge Date
* SDD = Supervision Discharge Date

Family Annihilator: Robert Dreesman killed 6 family members, then killed himself

Victims
John Ubbe Dreesman, 79
Agnes Dreesman, 74
Marilyn Chuang, 48
Jason Chuang, 12
Jennifer Chuang, 11
Joshua Chuang, 8

Find-A-Grave: John Ubbe Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Agnes Alexa Brown Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Marilyn Dreesman Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Jason Matthew Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Jennifer Angela Chuang
Find-A-Grave: Joshua Alexander Chuang
Jealousy may have driven Iowa man to kill six relatives and himself
Police find family killed at home in Iowa
7 in Algona family shot to death
Family violence leaves 7 dead in Iowa (part 1)
Killed (part 2)
7 killed in Iowa murder-suicide
Authorities Say Loner Accused of Killing Family May Have Felt Neglected
Iowa murder-suicide still puzzling authorities
Autopsies on Iowa victims show 4 were shot in head
The reclusive son of a prominent Algona family shot…
Murderpedia: Robert J. Dreesman
Find-A-Grave: Robert J. Dreesman

Irwin Family Massacre 1946: William C. Irwin killed his wife, mother and 2 sons, saying God ordered him to do it

Victims
Edith Irwin, 38
Mary Alice Irwin, 64
John Irwin, 8
Henry Irwin, 5

Find-A-Grave: Edith Amanda Wernet Irwin
Find-A-Grave: Mary Alice Correll Irwin
Find-A-Grave: John Richard Irwin
Find-A-Grave: Henry Wernet Irwin
Beserk man kills four of family
The worst mass killings in Iowa history
Find-A-Grave: William Correll Irwin

Cold Case: Jerry Lynn Burns killed Michelle Marie Martinko, in 1979, solved by DNA in 2018; Sentenced to LWOP


Michelle Marie Martinko

Find-A-Grave: Michelle Marie Martinko
Iowa Cold Cases: Michelle Marie Martinko
Michelle Martinko stories
40 years later: What we know about Michelle Martinko and the arrest that re-opened the cold case
Jury seated in Jerry Burns murder trial
Michelle Martinko murder case evidence photos
Iowa Teen Was Fatally Stabbed in Mall Parking Lot Decades Ago — and Her Killer Was Just Convicted
Jerry Burns sentenced to life for killing Michelle Martinko in 1979
Jerry Burns sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns, convicted of killing Michelle Martinko, officially sentenced to life in prison
Wikipedia: Murder of Michelle Martinko
Jerry Burns hires “Making a Murderer” lawyer to appeal Michelle Martinko conviction
Police search of DNA behind much of the argument in Jerry Burns’ appeal

Podcasts
Murder at the Mall: The Michelle Martinko Case

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: And Then There Were Three
48 Hours: Murder at the Mall

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Information
Name Jerry Lynn Burns
Offender Number 6931989
Sex M
Birth Date 12/23/1953
Location Anamosa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/14/2020

Monsters Among Us: Convicted sex offender Henry Earl Dinkins charged with abducting and killing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell


Breasia Terrell

Facebook: Remembering Breasia Terrell
Search for Breasia Terrell continues after authorities issue Amber Alert
Eight months later, missing Davenport girl Breasia Terrell’s mother not giving up hope
‘Justice needs to be served’: Community mourns death of Breasia Terrell
Davenport lost a daughter: Remembering the search for Breasia Terrell
Iowa memorial grows for Breasia Terrell
Timeline of Events: Murder, kidnapping charge filed in the death of Breasia Terrell
Human remains discovered in Iowa last week identified as missing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell; homicide investigation underway
Murder charges filed in Breasia Terrell case; authorities say Henry Dinkins shot 10-year-old Davenport girl
Henry Dinkins charged with murder, kidnapping in Breasia Terrell case
Judge: Dinkins to be held without bond in Breasia Terrell death
Sex Offender Charged with Murder Weeks After Missing Iowa Girl, 10, Was Found Dead

INMATE INFORMATION

Serial Killer: Gayno Gilbert Smith killed 6 people – all family members – in Iowa; Sentenced to life in prison

Victims
Juanita Smith, [11/1961] (stepmother) (no picture)
Andrew Rex McBeth, 51 [5/27/1962] (uncle)
Dora Mae Smith McBeth, 41 [5/27/1962] (aunt)
Amos Rex McBeth, 19 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Anna McBeth, 19 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Donna Jean McBeth Kellogg, 17 [5/27/1962] (cousin)
Patsy Lou McBeth, 15 (survived) (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Andrew Rex “Andy” McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Dora Mae Smith McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Amos Rex McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Anna Katherine McBeth
Find-A-Grave: Donna Jean McBeth Kellogg
Massive Hunt for Killer (about 1/3 way down)
Gayno Smith stepmother’s body found 1
Gayno Smith stepmother body found 2
“She Hit Him…He Knocked Her Down”
Gayno Smith Sentence-d to Six Consecutive life Terms
Man serving five life sentences for killing family dies
Notorious killer dies in custody
Find-A-Grave: Gayno Gilbert Smith
Murderpedia: Gayno Gilbert Smith
Wikipedia: Gayno Smith


Gayno Gilbert Smith

McBeth Family Murders-Nephew goes on Killing spree in 1962

Gitchie Manitou Murders: 4 teenagers murdered, 1 teen girl raped – all by the 3 Fryer Brothers, who were all sentenced to LWOP

Victims
Roger Essem, 17
Stewart Baade, 18
Dana Baade, 14
Michael Hadrath, 15
Sandra Cheskey, 13 [survived]

Find-A-Grave: Roger Norman Essem
Find-A-Grave: Stewart W. Baade
Find-A-Grave: Dana E. Baade
Find-A-Grave: Michael Robert Hadrath
Sole survivor finds strength to tell her story decades after slayings at Gitchie Manitou
Four youths found shot
Four teens found slain in park
3 South Dakota Brothers Held in Death of 4 Youths
State of Iowa v David Lyle Fryer 1975 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v James Ray Fryer 1976 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Fryer Brothers
Wikipedia: 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders
‘Gitchie Girl’ sequel announced
Gitchie Manitou 40 years later

Podcasts
Podcast: Gitchie Manitou Murders of 1973

Books
Gitchie Girl: The Survivor’s Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland
Gitchie Girl Uncovered: The True Story of a Night of Mass Murder and the Hunt for the Deranged Killers

Defendants
Allen Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
David Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
James Fryer – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Allen Earl Fryer
Offender Number 0080459
Sex M
Birth Date 12/27/1943
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/14/1974

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT: Lyon
END DATE

INMATE INFORMATION

Name David L Fryer
Offender Number 0103670
Sex M
Birth Date 05/24/1949
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 02/27/1974

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT: Lyon
END DATE

INMATE INFORMATION

Name James Ray Fryer
Offender Number 0080490
Sex M
Birth Date 04/04/1952
Location Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 01/09/1975
Recall Date

Charges
SUPERVISION STATUS: Prison
OFFENSE CLASS: A Felony
COUNTY OF COMMITMENT Dickinson
END DATE

Psycho For Love: David Moffitt shot and killed Justin Michael, his ex-girlfriend’s fiance; Sentenced to LWOP


Justin Michael

Justin Michael obituary
Find-A-Grave: Justin Clay Michael
Jury just announced verdict in David Moffitt trial
Moffitt Convicted of First-degree Murder
David Moffitt found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend’s fiance
Man sentenced in shooting death of ex-girlfriend’s fiance
David Moffitt: 4 things to know about the Iowa murder case
Woman Wakes To Chilling Sound Just Days Before She’s Set To Marry The Man Of Her Dreams
Grimes murder featured on “Dateline NBC”
State of Iowa v David Joseph Moffitt 2017 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
A Time to Kill: Murder on His Mind
Dateline: The Shadow

INMATE INFORMATION

Name David Joseph Moffitt
Offender Number 6546006
Sex M
Birth Date 08/01/1987
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
TDD/SDD * LIFE
Commitment Date 08/05/2015

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