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    June 26: 1997: Betsy Nutt, 41, and her son Cody, 15, were shot to death execution style in their Refugio, TX home. Jermaine Herron and Derrick Wayne Frazier were both convicted and executed for their murders.

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Monsters Among Us: Jack Harold Jones raped and killed Mary Phillips in front of her 11-year-old daughter; Sentenced to death

From Jones’ appeal: On the afternoon of June 6, 1995, seventeen-year-old Darla Phillips dropped her eleven-year-old sister Lacy off at Automated Tax and Accounting Service in Bald Knob, where their mother, thirty-four-year old Mary Phillips, worked as a bookkeeper.   Mary was planning to take her daughter to a 3:00 p.m.   dentist appointment.   Darla and her fifteen-year-old brother Jessie were expecting their mother and little sister to return to their home in Bradford around 4:30 p.m.   or 5:00 p.m.   They never arrived.

A black-haired male entered the business before Lacy and her mother could leave for the dentist’s office.   According to Lacy’s testimony at trial, the man had a teardrop tattoo on his face and more tattoos on his arm.   The man had come into the business earlier that day to borrow some books.   When he returned, he complained that he had been given the wrong book.   He then told Lacy and her mother that he was “sorry,” but that he was “going to have to rob (them).”   He ordered Mary to lay down on her stomach, and then made Lacy lay down on top of her mother.   After retrieving the cash out of the register, he took them into a small break room.   The man took Lacy into a bathroom off of the break room, tied her to a chair, then left.   When he returned, Lacy, now crying, asked the man not to hurt her mother, to which he replied, “I’m not.   I’m going to hurt you.”   He began to choke Lacy until she passed out.   After Lacy lost consciousness, Jones struck her at least eight times in the head with the barrel of a BB gun, causing severe lacerations and multiple skull fractures.   When Lacy woke up, she saw blood and began to vomit.   She went back to sleep and awakened later when police, seeing her bloodied body and thinking she was dead, were taking photographs of her.

Police found Mary’s body nude from the waist down.   A cord from a nearby Mr. Coffee pot was wrapped around her neck and wire was tied around her hands, which were positioned behind her back.   Bruises on her arms and back indicated that she had struggled with her attacker prior to her death.   According to autopsy results, Mary died from strangulation and blunt-force head injuries.   Rectal swabs indicated that she had been anally raped before she was killed.

Lorraine Anne Barrett, 32 [6/1/1991 FL]
Mary Phillips, 34 [6/6/1995 AR]

Find-A-Grave: Lorraine Anne “Lori” Barrett
Lawmen recall Jack Jones’ chilling murder, rape of Mary Phillips
Jack Jones Jr v State of Arkansas 1997
Victim’s family urges no mercy for Arkansas death-row inmate
Parole board recommends denying clemency to Arkansas death row inmate
For killer, death only answer; inmate says he would decline clemency
Jack Harold Jones & Marcel Williams: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
No stay for Jones
Tourist`s Slaying Stuns Family Woman In Town Just 5 Hours
Suspect found in 1991 killing
Man expected to plead guilty to 1991 rape, murder
Murderpedia: Jack Harold Jones Jr
Jack Harold Jones, Jr. – Arkansas Execution – April 24, 2017
Arkansas death row inmate Jack Jones executed
Arkansas executes another inmate
Jim Jones, Arkansas inmate, executed; 2nd lethal injection planned
Listen to the Full Interview from One of the Media Witnesses of Jack Jones Execution
Death Row Inmate Jack Jones’ Last Words (includes written statement)


Final Words: “Well, I just want to let the James family and Lacey how sorry I am. I can’t believe I did something to her. I tried to be respectful from the time I took and become a better person. I hope I did better. I hope over time you could learn who I really am and I am not a monster. There was a reason why those things happened that day. I am so sorry Lacey; try to understand, I love you like my child.”

ADC Number: 000940
Name: JonesJr, Jack H
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 71 inches
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/10/1964
Initial Receipt Date: 04/17/1996
Current Facility: Cummins Unit
Facility Address: 3001 Hwy. 388, Grady, AR 71644-0500 Map
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500 Grady, AR 71644-0500
Custody Classification: SK
Good Time Class: I-C
PE / TE Date*: Death
Total time*:


Psycho For Love: Loyd Dejohn killed his wife, Kimberly Dejohn, to be with his cousin (that he was in a relationship with); Sentenced to LWOP

Kimberly Dejohn

Body Found Up North Believed To Be Missing Warren Woman
Medical examiner: Suspected body of missing Warren woman was strangled
Loyd Dejohn Accused of Assault, Found Body Still to be Identified
The secret life of Loyd Dejohn (video)
Prosecutors Say Warren Man Admitted Involvement In Wife’s Murder
Husband of slain Warren woman now faces murder charge in her death
Husband deemed fit for trial in Dejohn murder
Man Found Competent Again To Stand Trial In Wife’s Death
Prosecutor: Dejohn planned brutal murder of wife
Prosecutor: Suspect had sex with cousin after killing wife
Warren man charged with murder told lover three versions of wife’s whereabouts
Man’s girlfriend-cousin testifies in Macomb Co. slaying
Kimberly DeJohn murder case goes to jury
Dejohn convicted of first-degree, premeditated murder in wife’s death
Family: No winner as lurid murder trial ends in conviction
Man Accused In Wife’s 2014 Death Sentenced To Life In Prison
Warren man accused in wife’s death sentenced to life
Warren man sentenced to life for killing wife, stuffing her in a closet
MI – Kimberly Dejohn, 51, Warren, 14 May 2014

Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris: Hearses & Lies


MDOC Number: 272591
SID Number: 2116944L
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 182 lbs.
Date of Birth: 11/02/1967 (49)

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

Other- Lower Right Leg – Steel rod in lower right leg
Scar- Right Head – Metal plate & scars on right side of head
Tattoo- Back – A skull w/ a hat & two guns
Tattoo- Back Neck – “LSD. 1967”
Tattoo- Back Right Calf
Tattoo- Back Right Shoulder
Tattoo- Chest – “DNR”
Tattoo- Left Bicep – “Emily RIP” w/ a clown car
Tattoo- Right Arm – A tombstone w/ “RIP Kim” & a scorpion
Tattoo- Right Bicep
Tattoo- Right Calf – A skeleton

Cold Case: Brenda Marie Gerow murder 4/8/1981 Tucson, AZ *No arrests yet; Convicted murderer, John Joseph Kalhauser, is a person of interest*


Brenda Gerow

Find-A-Grave: Brenda Marie Gerow
New Hampshire Woman Identified As Arizona Cold Case Victim
Brother of missing Nashua woman identified as Arizona murder victim speaks out
Victim in 34-year-old AZ cold case identified as Nashua woman
Identified: Brenda Marie Gerow
Pima Jane Doe: Her name was Brenda Gerow
Wikipedia: Murder of Brenda Gerow

Who Killed Jane Doe?: Brenda Gerow

Psycho For Love: John Russell Raue killed his wife, Sonya Rene Holsey Raue and then dismembered her; Sentenced to 70 years in prison

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Woman slain, then dismembered
$2 Million Bond Set For Man In Slaying Of Wife In Lockport
Lockport man pleads not guilty to killing, mutilating his wife
Pathologist Gives Details Of Raue`s Wife`s Slaying
Raue`s Wife Lived In Fear, Jury Is Told
Raue Tells Of Troubled Marriage
Defense Tries To Show Wife Unfaithful
Grisly Details Tinted Murder Trial
Man Gets 70 Years For Murdering, Dismembering Wife
People of the State of Illinois v John Raue 1992 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases



B15382 – RAUE, JOHN R.
Offender Status: IN CUSTODY
Location: ROBINSON

Date of Birth: 12/15/1963
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Race: White
Eyes: Blue


Admission Date: 07/17/1991
Projected Parole Date: 01/07/2023
Last Paroled Date:
Projected Discharge Date: 01/07/2026

CUSTODY DATE: 07/12/1990
SENTENCE: 60 Years 0 Months 0 Days

CUSTODY DATE: 07/12/1990
SENTENCE: 5 Years 0 Months 0 Days

Serial Killer: Anthony Allen Shore “Tourniquet Killer” or “The Strangler”


Laurie Lee Tremblay, [9/26/1986]
Maria Del Carmen Estrada, 21 [4/16/1992]
Jane Doe, 14 [10/10/1993] survived
Diana Rebollar, 9 [8/07/1994]
Dana Sanchez, 16 [7/06/1995]

Anthony Allen Shore is also the prime suspect in the I-45 serial murders.

Find-A-Grave: Maria Del Carmen Estrada
A serial killer sees justice
Serial Killers Podcast: Anthony Allen Shore
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Anthony Allen Shore
Murderpedia: Anthony Allen Shore
The Killer Next Door
Serial Killer Profile: Anthony Allen Shore
Wikipedia: Anthony Allen Shore
Serial Killer Central: Anthony Allan Shore’s Confessions
Serial Killer News: Anthony Allen Shore
Listing of Texas Death Row Inmates S – T
`The killers never explain things’ / Victims’ kin struggle with lingering pain, seek answer to question `Why?’
The I-45 Victims
Who Killed Melissa Trotter? Anthony Allen Shore
Anthony Allen Shore


Cold Case Files: The Tourniquet
Evil Lives Here: My Secret Nightmare



SID Number: 05622828
TDCJ Number: 00999488
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1962-06-25
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW


Parents Gone Wild! Robert Emmett Filippi wanted revenge against his wife for their divorce, so he killed their 2 daughters

stand up for children

Lindsey Filippi, 2
Nicole Filippi, 4

Friends mourn deaths of `our little angels’
Arrested In Daughters’ Killings
Mother of slain girls seeks to block money for defense
Md. Father Charged in Children’s Slayings
MD dad charged with killing kids
Md. Father Pleads Guilty in Girls’ Slayings
Japanese mom struggles with loss in U.S.

Maryland’s Most Notorious Murders 1990-2008


Last Name: FILIPPI
First Name: ROBERT
Middle Name: EMMETT
Date of Birth: 07/03/1958
DOC ID: 313787
Holding Facility: Jessup Correctional Institution

Cold Case: Karen Klaas 1/30/1976 Hermosa Beach, CA *DNA proves Kenneth Eugene Troyer raped and killed Karen Klaas*


Karen Klaas

After four decades, Righteous Brothers singer and sons ‘close the book’ on brutal killing solved by DNA
Sheriff’s Department Says They’ve Solved 1976 Cold Case Murder Of Ex-Wife Of Famous Singer
Sheriff: Suspect in Righteous Brothers wife slaying is dead
Murder of ‘Righteous Brothers’ Singer’s Ex-Wife Karen Klaas Solved 40 Years Later
Man ID’d in Killing of Righteous Brothers Wife Shot Decades Ago
DNA yields long-awaited answers in 1976 slaying of Righteous Brothers singer’s ex
How Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley Is Coping with the Truth of His Ex-Wife’s Cold Case Murder

Kenneth Eugene Troyer

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