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    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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Monsters Among Us: Jonathan Lloyd strangled Jennette Testa, then set her body on fire; Sentenced to life in prison


Jennette Testa

A Voice for Jenny
Reno man sentenced to two life terms
Statement by Kathi Testa Smith
Nevada Co-Chairs: Kathi Testa Smith

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case With Paula Zahn: Sirens in the Night

INMATE INFORMATION

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Deadly Duo: Emmanuel Hammond and Maurice Porter kidnapped, raped and killed Julie Love


Julie Love

Find-A-Grave: Julie Ann Love
Murder of Julie Love
Julie Love case baffled Atlanta police for a year
Man found guilty in Julie Love murder
Hammond gets death for murder
Death Penalty Ordered for Convicted Killer
Emanuel Fitzgerald Hammond v Hilton Hall, Warden 2009 (habeas corpus denied)
High court rejects appeal by Julie Love’s killer
Judge declines to give Hammond stay of execution
Man convicted in 1988 killing set to die
Georgia executes man convicted of murder and rape
Man who killed Ga. teacher executed
Emmanuel Fitzgerald Hammond #1238
Delayed Justice for Julie Love

Movies/Documentaries
The Perfect Murder: Love and Death


Emmanuel Hammond

Defendants
Emmanuel Hammond – convicted, sentenced to death, executed 1/25/2011
William Maurice Porter – pled guilty, sentenced to consecutive life sentences
Janice Weldon – granted immunity for testimony

INMATE INFORMATION

NAME: PORTER, WILLIAM MAURICE
GDC ID: 0000577590

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1969
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’00”
WEIGHT: 208
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: CENTRAL STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. PORTER,WILLIAM
A.K.A. PORTER,WILLIAM MAURICE

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: RAPE
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: ARMED ROBBERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 258597
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: FULTON COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 07/12/1988
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 05/18/1990
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE

Serial Killer: Francis Donald Nemechek killed 5 people in Kansas; Sentenced to 5 consecutive terms of life in prison

Victims
Carla Baker, 20 [6/30/1976 Hays, KS]
Paula Sue Fabrizius, 16 [8/21/1976 Cedar Bluff, KS]
Sheryl Lynn Young, 21 [12/13/1976 Graham County, CO]
Guy Young, 2 [12/13/1976 Graham County, CO]
Diane Lovette, 19 [12/13/1976 Graham County, CO]

Find-A-Grave: Paula Sue Fabrizius
Graham County Historical Society: Francis Donald Nemechek
Winter of discontent
State of Kansas v Francis Donald Nemechek 1978 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Memories of murder victims still strong after 42 years
35 years ago – Colorado trip ends in tragedy for 3 Lee County residents
Man convicted of five murders in NW Kan. scheduled for parole hearing
Relative weighs in on Nemechek parole hearing
Family seeks to keep serial killer in prison
Nemechek denied parole; next hearing deferred to 2027
Murderpedia: Donald Nemechek

Books
50 American Serial Killers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Volume 3

INMATE INFORMATION

NEMECHEK, FRANCIS D (KDOC# 0031327) This information is current as of: Aug 8 2017 5:00AM
Names
Name Type Name
Conviction NEMECHEK, FRANCIS D
True NEMECHEK, FRANCIS DONALD

Birthdates
Birthdate Type True
Birthdate Jun 29, 1950
Age 67

Demographics
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Height 5′-10″
Weight 251
Gender Male
Race White

Monsters Among Us: David Wright stabbed Marilou Johnson to death, but continued to ask for money from her boyfriend; Sentenced to LWOP


Marilou Johnson

Plumber Charged in Death of Missing Michigan Woman
Plumber Charged In Death Of Missing Mother
Plumber convicted in woman’s slaying
Woman’s slayer gets life
Plumber gets life in Macomb County woman’s slaying
MI – Marilou Johnson, 50, found murdered in Cass Lake, 14 June 2007

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Greed, Lies, and Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 693085
SID Number: 1464268T
Name: DAVID JAMES WRIGHT
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: 01/18/1970 (47)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Chippewa Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
None

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Scar- Lower Left Arm
Tattoo- Right Bicep
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm

Judge Eugene Berry murder 1/16/1982 LaBelle, FL *Bonnie Kelly wanted her husband out of prison, so she killed the Judge; Sentenced to LWOP

In Memory of Judge Eugene Berry
Mrs. Berry Testifies In Murder Trial
Slain Prosecutor’s Wife Testifies At Murder Trial
Co-Conspirator Gives Testimony In Murder Trial
A man released from prison in June was ordered…
Fla. Prosecutor’s Killer Dies in Prison
Death Row Prisoner Dies of Natural Causes
Vance found guilty of helping to plan Fla. murder
US v Henry Vance 1989 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Samuel Andrew Pettit v State of Florida 1992

Defendants
Stephen Vance Taylor – pled guilty, sentenced to 99 years in prison
Bonnie Kelly – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Samuel Pettit – convicted,sentenced to LWOP (died on death row)
Henry Vance Jr. – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 092012
Name: TAYLOR, STEPHEN V
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/10/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 11/28/1983
Current Facility: HOLMES C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: 08/25/2022

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 151239
Name: KELLY, BONNIE
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 143 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/15/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 05/26/1983
Current Facility: LOWELL RECEPT CENTER
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
BONNIE LYNN GEE
BONNIE KELLY
BONNIE LYNN KELLY
VIRGINIA DORIS BURNS

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date 01/16/1982
Offense 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.
Sentence Date 05/24/1983
County CHARLOTTE
Case No. 8200082
Prison Sentence Length SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 05/26/1983
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 082167
Name: PETTIT, SAMUEL A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/26/1962
Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Monsters Among Us: Subject of AMBER ALERT, Shavon Le’Feye Randle, found murdered; 5 persons of interest identified – 1 found dead*


Shavon Randle

Shavon Randle: Kidnapped teen found dead in East Oak Cliff
Body of 13-Year-Old Girl at Center of Amber Alert Found in Dallas
Lancaster Girl Kidnapped, Killed Over Stolen Drugs: Police
Shavon Randle was kidnapped, held for ransom over drugs
Lancaster girl was kidnapped, killed over stolen drugs, police say
Shavon Randle case: Girl found dead after ransom call; possible motive detailed
Four people possibly connected to kidnapping of 13-year-old girl now in police custody
Who are the suspects in Shavon Randle’s kidnapping and murder?

Defendants/Persons of Interest
Laquon Wilkerson – Charged with aggravated kidnapping for ransom or reward
Devontae Owens – Charged with aggravated kidnapping for ransom or reward
Desmond Jones – Charged with failure to report a felony that resulted in serious bodily injury or death
LaPorshya Polley – Charged with possession of marijuana between five and 50 pounds
Darius Jamal Fields – Charged with possessing drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Kendall Perkins – Charged with aggravated robbery
Michael Titus (found dead)

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Joseph Rosebrook hired former inmate, Chad South, to kill Daniel E. Ott, but South killed the wrong Daniel Ott; Both sentenced to prison time


Daniel Edward Ott

Daniel Edward Ott obituary
Ott killing remains open
Hit Man Killed Wrong ‘Daniel Ott’ in 2006, Ohio Police Say
Police: In murder of “wrong” Ohio man, witnesses were afraid to talk
Victim’s girlfriend first witness in South murder trial
South Found Guilty in Ott Murder
South Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison for Ott Murder
Four more await trial in connection with 2006 Burton Township murder
Mindie Mock Stanifer admits to involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and obstructing justice
Mastermind in Mistaken Identity Murder-for-Hire Case Found Guilty
Alabama man pleads guilty in 2006 Burton Township murder case
Third Person in Car with Ott Murderer Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Obstruction
Alleged moneyman takes plea deal in mistaken identity murder of Vermilion High graduate
Joe Rosebrook Sentenced to Life in Prison for Plotting Ott Murder
Man who planned Geauga County mistaken-identity murder gets life in prison
A deadly case of mistaken identity led a hit man to kill the wrong Daniel Ott
78-Year-Old Dan Ott Has Stolen More Than 1,000 Cars in His Life. And Left Plenty of Damage Along the Way

Movies/Documentaries
The Perfect Murder: Garden of Evil

Defendants
Joseph Rosebrook – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Chad South – convicted, sentenced to 28 years to life in prison
Carl Jeffrey Rosebrook – pled guilty, fined $1000 (pled to obstruction charge)
Mindie Mock Stanifer – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years in prison
Alva Jacobs – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 days in jail


Carl Rosebrook and Alva Jacobs

INMATE INFORMATION

JOSEPH ROSEBROOK
Number A691224
DOB 11/18/1955
Gender Male
Race White
Admission Date 10/24/2016
Institution Allen Correctional Institution
Status INCARCERATED

INMATE INFORMATION

CHAD SOUTH
Number A684079
DOB 09/23/1969
Gender Male
Race White
Admission Date 07/07/2016
Institution Madison Correctional Institution
Status INCARCERATED

INMATE INFORMATION

MINDIE MOCK STANIFER
Number W095954
DOB 03/27/1979
Gender Female
Race White
Admission Date 07/25/2016
Institution Ohio Reformatory for Women
Status INCARCERATED

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