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Monsters Among Us: Wallace Norrell Thomas, Eddie Bernard Neal and Jerry Lee Jones kidnapped, raped and killed Quenette Shehane

Quenette Shehane
Quenette Shehane

Guilty verdict returned in kidnap-murder case
Slaying suspect convicted
Defendant gets life in 1976 slaying of coed
Eddie Barnard Neal v State of Alabama 1979
Wallace Norrell Thomas v State of Alabama 1987
Ex-frat president to die for murder
Inmate Executed in Alabama For 1976 Murder of Woman
Murderpedia: Wallace Norrell Thomas
Wallace Norrell Thomas – Alabama – July 13, 1990
Siegelman doesn’t want Jones paroled
Parole request denied for man convicted in 1976 slaying of Birmingham-Southern College graduate, 21
Mom had to endure six murder trials
‘Fatal Errand': Brutal rape, murder of Birmingham-Southern coed featured on Paula Zahn show
National crime show focuses on brutal AL murder case

On The Case With Paula Zahn: Fatal Errand

Wallace Norrell Thomas – convicted, executed 1990
Eddie Bernard Neal – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Jerry Lee Jones – convicted, sentenced to life in prison



Summary of Offense: Convicted for the abduction and fatal shooting of Quenette Shehane, 21, on December 20, 1976. Miss Shehane, who had graduated from Birmingham-Southern College just a few days before, was kidnapped at a convenience store near the campus. One of the two other men later charged in the case, both of whom are now serving life sentences, implicated Mr. Thomas in the actual shooting.

Victim(s): Quenette Shehane

Time of Death: Shortly after midnight

Manner of execution: Electric Chair

Last Meal:

Final Statement: ”Let my death serve as an instigator that will awaken a nation to fight and adopt the philosophy of the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”’


Eddie Bernard Neal

AIS: 00122084


Race: B
Sex: M
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 190
Birth Year: 1957
Custody MEDIUM
Scars, Marks and Tattoos:
No known scars, marks, or tattoos
Admit Date: 06/07/1979
Total Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Time Served: 037Y 01M 15D
Jail Credit: 129
Good Time Received: 0Y 0M 0D
Case No.: CC1978-000639
Sentenced: 08/07/1978
Offense: MURDER 1
Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Type: Consecutive
Commit County: JEFFERSON


Jerry Lee Jones

AIS: 00131136


Race: B
Sex: M
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 162
Birth Year: 1956
Custody MEDIUM
Scars, Marks and Tattoos:
No known scars, marks, or tattoos

Admit Date: 03/05/1982
Total Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Time Served: 038Y 02M 26D
Jail Credit: 1841
Good Time Received: 0Y 0M 0D
Good Time Revoked: 0Y 0M 0D
Parole Consideration Date: 09/01/2018
Parole Status: DENIED, W/RESET
Case No.: CC1977-000625
Sentenced: 03/04/1982
Offense: MURDER
Term: 999Y 99 M99D
Type: Consecutive
Commit County: JEFFERSON

Kidnapping Horror: Three men kidnapped Jodie Gaines and hold her for 4 days when she escaped; All 3 men were sentenced to prison

Jodie Gaines

A Family Pleads
Teen-ager escapes kidnappers
Kidnapped Tennessee girl is safe
Kidnapped girl back home safe (part 2)
Kidnap victim is reunited with family
Tennessee girl kidnap victim
3 Held In Kidnapping, Victim Safe
2 kidnap suspects arrested; $250,000 ransom recovered
Third suspect arrested in Tennessee kidnapping
‘Good guy’ kidnapper sought by FBI, police
Kidnappers Plead Guilty
Trio sentenced in kidnap case
William Andrew Dixon v Flora J. Holland, Warden 2001
Tennessee crime remembered

House of Horrors: Kidnapped: Murderous Masquerade

William Andrew Dixon (Dickson) – pled guilty, sentenced to 40 years in prison
David Michael Wilson – pled guilty, sentenced to 40 years in prison, died in prison
Harvey Douglas Dixon – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison

It appears that all 3 may have been released from prison. I could not find them in the Tennessee prisons.


TOMIS ID: 00083719
Birth Date: 08/15/1953
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INACTIVE
Sentence Begin:
Sentence End: 03/12/1997
Parole Eligibility :
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:

Fetal Psycho: Geraldine Jones is charged with killing Samantha Fleming to allegedly take her newborn

Samantha Fleming and baby
Samantha Fleming and her baby

Missing Anderson woman found dead, newborn safe
Missing Anderson mother found murdered; baby fine; suspect in a Texas hospital
Body found in Gary, Ind. home ID’d as missing mom, lured to her death
Woman charged with kidnapping and murder in Anderson mother’s death
Details emerge in death of young mother, alleged abduction
Court docs: Anderson woman stabbed multiple times
Cops: Woman lured, killed Ind. mom to abduct infant
Woman grieves loss of high school friend

Geraldine Jones
Geraldine Jones

Monsters Among Us: Stuart Willis Knowlton killed 6-year-old Cassandra “Cassie” Hansen, then threw her body in a dumpster

Cassie HansenFrom Stuart Knowlton’s appeal: At approximately 6:40 p.m. on November 10, 1981, Cassandra Hansen, age 6, accompanied by her mother and sister, arrived at a church in St. Paul’s Midway area for a “family night” program which was to begin at 7 p.m. Sometime between 6:50 and 7 p.m., Cassandra received her mother’s permission to use the bathroom. Although there was a bathroom on the lower level of the church where the auditorium was located, the evidence revealed that Cassandra most probably intended to use another bathroom on the upper level. Three witnesses saw her in the lower hallway and on the stairway leading upstairs. Two of those witnesses also identified defendant as a man they had seen walking in the hall and heading up the stairs shortly after they saw Cassandra. Shortly after 7 p.m., Cassandra’s mother realized Cassandra had not returned to the auditorium. A subsequent search of the premises by church staff members revealed no sign of the child and the police were called.
Shortly before 11 a.m. on the following day, November 11, Cassandra’s body was
[383 N.W.2d 667]
found in a dumpster behind the Auto Clinic located on the corner of Grand and Grotto in St. Paul’s Crocus Hill area. The cause of death was determined to be ligature strangulation having occurred between 8 p.m. and midnight on November 10. The victim had been beaten about the face, head, ribs, and shoulder, and marks found on her face were consistent with someone’s hand tightly placed over her mouth. A sexual assault examination revealed no signs of sexual penetration, but police investigators discovered the presence of semen on the victim’s clothing.
Defendant was working on the evening of November 10 at his normal job as a taxicab driver. His cab contained a two-way radio over which he communicated with his dispatcher on a regular basis. The dispatchers on duty that evening were not able to make contact with nor did they receive any communications from defendant that evening between 5 or 6 p.m. and approximately 3 a.m. the following morning. Both dispatchers testified this was unusual, especially for defendant.

At approximately 7:50 p.m. on November 10, defendant was seen in an Arthur Treacher’s Restaurant at Grand and Grotto. A witness observed defendant for nearly 30 minutes in the restaurant and testified that defendant had made him nervous. As the witness left the restaurant, he saw defendant standing outside staring in the direction of the Auto Clinic.

Defendant was later seen sitting in a parked car on Milton between Goodrich and Fairmount by another witness. The same witness was bicycling down Milton the following morning and noticed a girl’s black patent leather shoe in the street in the area where he had seen the parked car and defendant the previous evening. This shoe was later identified as a shoe Cassandra Hansen had worn to the church on November 10. Her other shoe was found November 12 in the same vicinity.

Defendant was next seen at 3 a.m. on November 11. He had gone to a massage parlor in St. Paul purportedly to get acquainted with employees and to give them his business card. Dorothy Noga noticed defendant was hunched over, breathing heavily, shaking, and talking “real fast.”
Shortly thereafter, defendant called his dispatcher on the cab radio and reported that a fare had stolen his briefcase which contained his trip sheets. Trip sheets are records that the city requires cabdrivers to maintain. The following morning, defendant telephoned the owner of a cab company for whom he had previously worked and asked if he could buy trip sheets from her. He told her his new employer did not supply them. His new employer, however, disputed this representation and stated that several hundred trip sheets were on hand and available to defendant on the evening in question.

Three occupants of a fourplex located in the 900 block of Grand Avenue in St. Paul testified they saw defendant standing across the street throughout much of the morning of November 11, the morning the victim’s body was found. The witnesses noted his gaze was constantly fixed to the east, in the direction of the Auto Clinic a few blocks away. They observed defendant leaning against a retaining wall and he would walk from the wall to the curb, apparently to get a better view up the street. They testified defendant also seemed oblivious to passersby. Later that day, defendant went to work as usual. The dispatcher on duty testified that shortly after defendant took his cab out, defendant called in twice on the cab radio and “ranted and raved” about the Cassandra Hansen murder. Both times the dispatcher had to cut off defendant and explain it was an improper use of the cab radio.

The police investigation quickly focused on defendant. The police called defendant in for questioning on November 12, but he was released because the police had insufficient evidence at that time on which to charge him. Defendant was properly read his Miranda rights at that time.

Stuart Willis Knowlton died in prison in 2006

Find-A-Grave: Cassandra L Hansen
State of Minnesota v Stuart Willis Knowlton 1986

Forensic Files: Church Disappearance (sometimes called Cause of Death)

Greenlease Kidnapping & Murder: Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Emily Brown Heady were convicted and executed, side by side, for kidnapping and killing Robert C. “Bobby” Greenlease Jr

Bobby Greenlease
Bobby Greenleas

Find-A-Grave: Robert Cosgrove “Bobby” Greenlease, Jr
A Byte Out of History: The Bobby Greenlease Kidnapping
Ransom fund ready few minutes alter kidnapping
Body of Bobby Greenlease is found after $600,000 ransom paid; 2 held
Bobby Greenlease Kidnap-Murder Shocks Nation as Arrests Are Made
Tragic Kidnapping of Young Bobby Greenlease Occurred Ten Years Ago Today, Shocked World
crimelibrary: The Greenlease Kidnapping
Murderpedia: Bonnie Emily Heady
Missouri Death Row: The Greenlease Kidnapping
Author recalls Greenlease kidnapping, 60 years ago this week
A look back • 1953 Bobby Greenlease Jr. kidnapping ended in the Missouri gas chamber
Wikipedia: Bobby Greenlease
The “No-Tell Motel” and the Bobby Greenlease Murder

A Grave for Bobby: The Greenlease Slaying
Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease
The Kidnapping of Bobby Greenlease

A Crime To Remember: Baby Come Home

Hall and Heady
Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady

Kentucky Fried Chicken murders: Darnell Hartsfield and Romeo Pinkerton were convicted and sentenced to life in prison

KFC victims

Mary Tyler, 37
Opie Ann Hughes, 39
David Maxwell, 20
Joey Johnson, 20
Monte Landers, 19

Jailed Robber Convicted of 25-Year-Old Texas KFC Murders
Trial in 1983 KFC murders starts this week
KFC Murder Trial Reveals Victim Sexually Assaulted
Exclusive One-On-One with Darnell Hartsfield
Convicted KFC killer denies role
Robber convicted of infamous KFC murders in Texas
Romeo Pinkerton Pleads Guilty In KFC Murders
KFC murders defendants seek new DNA tests
Darnell Hartsfield v State of Texas
30 Years Later: Kilgore KFC Murders
KFC Murders, 30 Years Later: Memories of horrific murders linger as 3rd suspect still wanted
Wikipedia: Kentucky Fried Chicken murders

Motives & Murders: Texas Massacre

Darnell Hartsfield – convicted, sentenced to life in prison [denied parole 8/15/2007]
Romeo Pinkerton – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison [denied parole 6/11/2014]


Darnell Hartsfield

SID Number: 02612160
TDCJ Number: 01539158
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1960-12-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: EASTHAM
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2023-01-08

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1983-11-10 BURG OF HABITATION 1984-02-13 SMITH 7-83-547 9-00-00
1983-09-26 AGGRV.ROB W/FIREARM 1984-02-13 SMITH 7-84-5 25-00-00
1994-11-17 DEL C/S 1995-07-28 SMITH 7-95-207 40-00-00
1994-11-17 ENG ORG CRIM ACT 1995-07-28 SMITH 7-95-504 40-00-00
2003-09-22 AGGRAVATED PERJURY 2005-10-27 RUSK CR04-363 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-333 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-334 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-335 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-336 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 CAPITAL MURDER 2008-09-30 RUSK CR05-337 9999-99-99


Darnell Hartsfield

SID Number: 02333541
TDCJ Number: 01464705
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1958-04-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ROBERTSON
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2014-04-30

Offense History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Sentence (YY-MM-DD)
1988-04-26 BURG HABIT 1989-05-19 SMITH 789204 50-00-00
1984-01-08 BURG BLDG 1984-04-13 SMITH 1-84-112 25-00-00
2005-07-30 BURG BUILD 2006-08-11 SMITH 007-1369-05 20-00-00
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-338 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-339 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-341 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-342 9999-99-99
1983-09-23 MURDER 2007-10-29 RUSK CR05-340 9999-99-99

Monsters Among Us: Aaron Lee Skeen kidnapped, raped and murdered Sandy Jeffers

Sandy JeffersFrom Aaron Skeen’s appeal:

On May 6, 2003 [Petitioner] did enter the apartment of Sandy Jeffers located in Blount County, Tennessee without her permission and with the intent to commit a felony. When [Petitioner] entered the apartment Ms. Jeffers was sleeping. Skeen proceeded to blindfold Ms. Jeffers with several layers of duct tape over her eyes. He also bound her hands behind her back with duct tape in order to confine her against her will. [Petitioner] also led Sandy Jeffers to believe that he had a weapon, a gun. After Sandy Jeffers was bound, [Petitioner] raped Sandy Jeffers anally, vaginally and orally. [Petitioner] accomplished these rapes with an article used to le[a]d Sandy Jeffers to believe that [Petitioner] had a weapon. Sandy Jeffers suffered bodily injury as a result of the anal and vaginal rapes. These injuries included anal lacerations and contusions of the uterine cervix. All of the above is based on forensic evidence, autopsy reports, and [Petitioner]’s statement. There is also evidence from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that concludes semen samples taken from the body of Sandy Jeffers match the DNA profile from [Petitioner].

After [Petitioner] raped Sandy Jeffers, he then took her, still bound, against her will from her apartment. He also took personal items belonging to Ms. Jeffers at that time. This was determined by witness statements, forensic evidence, and [Petitioner]’s statements. As a result of this kidnapping Sandy Jeffers ultimately suffered serious bodily injury. The proof would also show that [Petitioner] led Sandy Jeffers to believe that he had [a] weapon, a gun. After kidnapping Sandy Jeffers from her apartment the proof would show that he took her, bound and against her will, to a location in Blount county, Tennessee referred to as Look Rock. Once at this location, [Petitioner] threw Sandy Jeffers over the railing and down a cliff. The body of Sandy Jeffers was located on May 9, 2003 approximately 63 feet down this cliff. According to autopsy results Sandy Jeffers died as a result of numerous injuries sustained during the fall. These injuries included but are not limited to several broken ribs, a fractured spine, broken pelvis, severe brain injuries, a punctured lung, kidney damage, and many contusions. Autopsy results would also show that Sandy Jeffers did not die instantly from these injuries. At the time her body was located, her eyes were still covered with several layers of duct tape and her hands were still bound behind her back.

The physical evidence, forensic evidence, witness statements, medical proof and the statement of [Petitioner] would prove that Sandy Jeffers was killed during the course of a continuous scheme of rape, kidnapping, burglary, and theft. The proof will also established [sic] that Sandy Jeffers was killed in a premeditated manner.

Further investigation revealed that [Petitioner] had been in the apartment of Sandy Jeffers on 3 prior occasions without her knowledge or permission in April and May of 2003. On those 3 occasions [Petitioner] took several personal items belonging to-3-Sandy Jeffers, including personal checks. [Petitioner] also forged the signature of Sandy Jeffers with intent to defraud Wal-Mart on her personal checks on three occasions in April and May 2003. The above would be established through forensic evidence, finger print analysis, abundant physical evidence, and [Petitioner’s] statement.

Find-A-Grave: Sandy Jeffers
Jeffers’ Murder Investigation Shows Accused Stalker was Calculating
Skeen sentenced to life in prison
Killer’s disclosure chilling – Appeal denied for man who raped, murdered UT student in 2003
AAron Skeen GUILTY murder of Sandy Jeffers
Aaron Lee Skeen v State of Tennessee 2006 (conviction and sentenced affirmed)
Websites offer insight into mind of accused murderer
Prison Inmates: Aaron Skeen

Your Worst Nightmare: Somebody’s Watching



TOMIS ID: 00369427
Birth Date: 08/18/1982
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: NECX
Sentence Begin: 05/09/2003
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility:
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:


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