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Deadly Duo: Willa Blanc and Louis Wilkinson kidnapped and killed Walter Sartory before burning his body – all because they stole at least $200,000 from him (and tried for more); Both sentenced to prison


Walter Sartory

Walter Sartory obituary
Burned, Dismembered Remains Found; 2 Arrested
Boone County Sheriff press release
Prosecutors to seek death in Boone Co. murder trial
A Bell Tolls for Walter Sartory
A mad scheme to kill a scientist
Mother, Son Indicted In Millionaire’s Death
Cleaning lady plead guilty for the murder of a KY millionaire
Death and the Maid
Murderpedia: Willa Glendora Blanc
Willa Blanc was Greedy
KY – Walter Sartory, 73, abducted & murdered, Hebron, 16 Feb 2009

Movies/Documentaries
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: The Death of a Scientist

Defendants
Willa Blanc – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Louis Wilkinson – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BLANC, WILLA GLENDORA
Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #: 319603 / 249930
Institution Start Date: 1/04/2012
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Location: KY Corr. Inst. for Women
Age: 56
Race: Black
Gender: F
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 03″
Weight: 137
Risk Assessment Rating: Assessment Pending

Aliases
Alias Name
GLEN BLANC
WILLA BLANC
WILLA GLENDORA BLANC
WILLA GWENDORA BLANC
WILLA X BLANC
WILLA X CRAEFORD
WILLA GLENDORA CRAWFORD
WILLA POWELL
WILLA X S

Conviction Information
Offense 1
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY KIDNAPPING-VICTIM DEATH
(Violent Crime)
Life Without Parole
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 509.040 [2]
Felony Class: X
LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense 2
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY KNOWINGLY ABUSE/NEGLECT OF ADULT BY PERSON
Must serve minimum of 20% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 002
KRS Code: 209.990(2)
Felony Class: C
Sentence Length: 10 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 61 %
( 6 year(s) 1 month(s) )

Offense 3
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY KNOWINGLY EXPLOIT ADULT BY PERSON O/$300
Must serve minimum of 20% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 003
KRS Code: 209.990(5)
Felony Class: C
Sentence Length: 10 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 61 %
( 6 year(s) 1 month(s) )

Offense 4
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
Must serve minimum of 15% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 004
KRS Code: 524.100
Felony Class: D
Sentence Length: 5 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 59 %
( 2 year(s) 11 month(s) )

Offense 5
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS O/$300
Must serve minimum of 15% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 005
KRS Code: 514.040
Felony Class: D
Sentence Length: 5 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 59 %
( 2 year(s) 11 month(s) )

Offense 6
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY FORGERY, 2ND DEGREE
Must serve minimum of 15% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00273
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 3/19/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 006
KRS Code: 516.030
Felony Class: D
Sentence Length: 5 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 59 %
( 2 year(s) 11 month(s) )

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: WILKINSON, LOUIS SANCHEZ
Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #: 324119 / 255921
Institution Start Date: 9/21/2012
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): 4/13/2036
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): 4/13/2036
Parole Eligibility Date: 3/16/2029
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: 3/16/2039
Location: Luther Luckett Corr. Complex
Age: 36
Race: Black
Gender: M
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5′ 06″
Weight: 160
Risk Assessment Rating: Assessment Pending

Aliases
Alias Name
LOUIS WILKENSON
LOUIS WILKINSON
LOUIS SANCHEZ WILKINSON

Conviction Information
Offense 1
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY KIDNAPPING-VICTIM DEATH
(Violent Crime)
Must serve minimum of 85% of Sentence (Violent Offense)
Indictment #: 09-CR-00275
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 9/26/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 509.040 [2]
Felony Class: X
Sentence Length: 30 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: no matching historical data

Offense 2
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY KNOWINGLY ABUSE/NEGLECT OF ADULT BY PERSON
Must serve minimum of 20% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00275
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 9/26/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 002
KRS Code: 209.990(2)
Felony Class: C
Sentence Length: 10 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 61 %
( 6 year(s) 1 month(s) )

Offense 3
Time service requirement: KNOWINGLY EXPLOIT ADULT BY PERSON O/$300
Must serve minimum of 20% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00275
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 9/26/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 003
KRS Code: 209.990(5)
Felony Class: C
Sentence Length: 10 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 62 %
( 6 year(s) 2 month(s) )

Offense 4
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
Must serve minimum of 15% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00275
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 9/26/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 004
KRS Code: 524.100
Felony Class: D
Sentence Length: 5 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 59 %
( 2 year(s) 11 month(s) )

Offense 5
Time service requirement: COMPLICITY THEFT BY DECEPTION-INCLUDE COLD CHECKS O/$300
Must serve minimum of 15% of sentence
Indictment #: 09-CR-00275
<>Crime Date: 2/17/2009
Conviction Date: 9/26/2012
Conviction County: Boone
Indictment Count: 005
KRS Code: 514.040
Felony Class: D
Sentence Length: 5 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 59 %
( 2 year(s) 11 month(s) )

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Ruthie Carolyn New murder 8/24/2017 Somerset, KY *Beloved member of of Denham Street Baptist Church where she was found murdered*


Ruthie Carolyn New

Somerset community in shock over woman’s murder
Police investigating death of Somerset woman
Somerset Police Investigating Woman’s Death
Woman found dead inside Somerset church
Woman’s body found in Somerset church
70-year-old Kentucky woman killed in her church
Police: Woman found dead in Somerset church was murdered
Death of former pastor’s widow in Somerset church ruled murder
Autopsy: elderly woman found dead in church was murdered
Police following leads in murder of woman found in Somerset church hall


Denham Street Baptist Church

Psycho For Love: Donald Wayne Southworth made an Alford plea to the beating death of his wife Umi, who was preparing to divorce him; Sentenced to 15 years in prison


Umi Southworth

Arrest made in Umi Southworth case
Lexington police acknowledge ‘failure’ in Umi Southworth’s death
Ky. Woman Umi Southworth’s Death: Murder Victim was Alive
Defense Releases New Details In Ky. Beating Death
Daughter takes the stand in Southworth trial, says she thought mother wanted divorce
Testimony describes day Umi Southworth found
The Umi Southworth case
Jury finds Southworth guilty; recommends life in prison
Court overturns Lexington man’s conviction for wife’s beating death
Donald Southworth v Commonwealth of Kentucky 2014 (conviction reversed)
Man whose murder conviction was overturned awaits new trial
Donald Southworth enters Alford plea to manslaughter in 2010 death of his wife
Man sentenced to 15 years after life sentence overturned
Southworth sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in wife’s beating death
Donald Southworth sentenced to 15 years in wife’s 2010 slaying

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Death Knows No Borders

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: SOUTHWORTH, DONALD JR
Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #: 321282 / 251065
Institution Start Date: 3/11/2016
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): 12/18/2024
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): 12/18/2024
Parole Eligibility Date: 2/06/2024
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: 5/06/2026
Location: Roederer Assessment Cntr
Age: 55
Race: White
Gender: M
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 09″
Weight: 155
Risk Assessment Rating: Low

Aliases
Alias Name
DONALD SOUTHWORTH JR
DONALD WAYNE SOUTHWORTH

Conviction Information
Offense 1

Time service requirement: MANSLAUGHTER-1ST DEGREE
(Violent Crime) Must serve minimum of 85% of Sentence (Violent Offense)
Indictment #: 11-CR-0644
<>Crime Date: 6/09/2010
Conviction Date: 3/17/2016
Conviction County: Fayette
Indictment Count: 001
KRS Code: 507.030
Felony Class: B
Sentence Length: 15 years 0 months 0 days
Historic Percentage of Time Served for Similar Offenders: 86 %
( 12 year(s) 10 month(s) )
Parole Information
(Parole Hearings are conducted 60 days prior to Parole Date)

Psycho For Love: Keith Griffith shot and killed his wife, Julie Griffith, and set their home on fire; Sentenced to 30 years in prison


Julie Griffith

Julie Griffith obituary
Reidland Man Charged with Wife’s Murder
McCracken Co. man charged in connection with wife’s murder
Man indicted in death of wife found in burned home
Keith Griffith could face death penalty
Keith Griffith Trial
Keith Griffith on trial for the death of his wife
Keith Griffith’s love interest takes stand in murder trial
Witness describes reaction of Griffith
Defendant Takes the Stand in Murder Trial
Mistrial declared in Keith Griffith murder trial
Griffith Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 30 Years
Griffith Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges, Including Murder
Keith Griffith talks about killing his wife in Friday episode of Dateline

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Reduced to Ash
Dateline: Consumed

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: GRIFFITH, KEITH
Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #: 447088 / 281552
Institution Start Date: 1/19/2016
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): 1/5/2042
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): 1/05/2042
Parole Eligibility Date: 1/14/2034
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: 1/14/2044
Location: Western KY Corr. Complex
Age: 58
Race: White
Gender: M
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
Height: 6′ 01″
Weight: 245
Risk Assessment Rating: Medium
Aliases
Alias Name
KEITH GRIFFITH
KEITH WAY GRIFFITH
KEITH WAYNE GRIFFITH

Conviction Information

Pervert Alley: “Pastor” Michael Orten blames victim in defense of hiring convicted sex offender Thomas Hopper at their church, Truth Apostolic Church

Orten and HopperI cannot believe what I have read! This “man of God” is blaming the victim of a sex crime for the rape and sodomy committed against her. Seriously, can this be real? I don’t care what age the victim is – RAPE IS RAPE. You absolutely do not blame the victim. However, in this case and multitudes of others, age is a factor. She is a minor, a child. She legally and morally CANNOT give consent. The comments by Mr. Orten makes me wonder if he is also a pedophile. In my opinion, that this the only other kind of person that can condone this kind of crime. He is being portrayed in the media as pro-rape, and I am quickly starting to believe that as well. Now, if Mr. Orten were to be raped (and I do not condone that in anyway), wouldn’t he be a victim to his own statement “It takes two to tango”?

As for this convicted sex offender, he spent 10 years in prison for this crime. Then he reoffended and was convicted of trespassing and criminal confinement. Then he was arrested for stalking a young girl. He is on the sex offender registry for life. This is not a man who made a mistake and wants to make amends. I do not care how long ago the rape and sodomy happened. It still happened. For the victim, it is a life sentence. For Mr. Hopper, maybe it is over and done with, but for her it is forever. But obviously Mr. Orten does not care about the victims of sex crimes. After all, they are to blame for the crime. Give me a break! If he was really a “man of God”, he would learn about compassion towards these victims and learn how to help them, as he is NOT helping them now, especially the victims of Mr. Hopper. Remember Mr. Orten, the victim should always come first and NEVER be forgotten.

[photo: Michael Orten and Thomas Hopper]

“She’s just as guilty as he is,” Pastor defends hiring sex offender convicted of rape, sodomy
Victim-blaming pastor isn’t concerned about hiring convicted rapist: ‘It takes two to tango’
Pro-rape pastor defends church’s hiring of child rapist
Kentucky pastor defends hiring of convicted sex offender: ‘It takes two to tango’
Kentucky Sex Offender Registry: Thomas E Hopper

Psycho For Love: Joseph A. Jones charged with murdering his wife, Rachel Jones, whose body was found at the bottom of a well

dv awareness

Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones

Husband arrested after wife’s body found in a Wayne Co. well
Suspect Arrested In Connection To Wayne Co. Homicide
Husband of woman found dead in Wayne County well is charged with murder
Husband arrested after wife’s body found in a Wayne Co. well
Suspect arrested after body is discovered in Wayne County
Husband arrested after wife’s body found in bottom of Kentucky well
Husband arrested after wife’s body found in well

JosephJones jail mug
Joseph Jones

News Archive: Gabriella Doolin murder

GabriellaDoolin
Gabriella ‘Gabbi’ Corine Doolin

Gabriella ‘Gabbi’ Corine Doolin murder 11/14/2015 Scottsville, KY *Body of 7-year-old Gabbi disappeared during a football game after she was reported missing*
Update: Gabriella Doolin murder *Timothy Madden charged with her murder; May face the death penalty*

TimothyMadden jail mug
Timothy Madden

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