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    January 16: 1936: Serial Killer Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish was executed in the electric chair in Sing Sing Prison. He was responsible for at least 5 murders, including 10-year-old Grace Budd whose murder he was sentenced to death for.

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Monsters Among Us: Thomas Coalt Young raped and killed 15-year-old Stacy Knappenberger in 1980; In 2015 he was sentenced to LWOP


Stacy Knappenberger

DNA revives murder case, more than 30 years old, in Ventura County
Judge finds enough evidence to charge man in Oxnard killing
Witness describes how Oxnard girl was killed 33 years ago
Alabama man, 67, gets life without parole in 1980 murder of California teen girl
The People of California v Thomas Coalt Young 2017 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
TV show to focus on Oxnard girl’s 1980 slaying

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Stacy’s Story

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name YOUNG, THOMAS COALT
CDCR Number AW3055
Age 70
Admission Date 04/01/2015
Current Location High Desert State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

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Wrongful Conviction: Richard Gagnon was convicted of killing Diane and Charles Parker Sr, but DNA showed Bruce Antwain Hill to be the right suspect; Sentenced to LWOP


Diane and Charlie Parker

Obituary for Diane & Charlie Parker
The National Registry of Exonerations: Richard Gagnon
Attorney hopes new evidence warrants second trial for convicted murderer Gagnon
Conway murder suspect caught
New murder charges in deaths of Horry County couple
Man on trial after DNA links him to 2005 double murder
Double murder suspect sentenced to life in prison
Double murder charges dismissed against Horry County man
After 8 years in prison, Horry County man’s double murder charges dismissed
Charges dismissed against Gagnon
Diane Parker, Charlie Parker: ‘Dateline NBC’ Looks At Horry County, South Carolina Farmhouse Double Murders
S.C. Supreme Court upholds N.C. man’s life sentence in 2005 slaying of Horry County couple
Parker Murders Investigation

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Deed
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Shattered Dreams


Richard Gagnon

INMATE INFORMATION

Roberto Ayala murder 7/16/2011 Colusa County, CA *Paul Moore convicted of killing him with a bomb on the Moore Brother’s Farm; Sentenced to LWOP*

Murder Arrest Made In Death Of Colusa County Man In July
Arrest made in connection to Ayala homicide
Bomb Maker Convicted of Murder Sentenced to Life
The People of the State of California v Paul Roger Moore 2016 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
BOMBING: Rice Farm
Civil Suit in California Farm Murder
Family of Colusa bombing victim awarded $20M judgment
NBC ‘Dateline’ Farmers born into money, leads to murder in ‘Family Business’

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Family Business
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Fatal Impact

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name MOORE, PAUL ROGER
CDCR Number AR6973
Age 53
Admission Date 10/25/2013
Current Location Pleasant Valley State Prison
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Monsters Among Us: Ex-cop Jeffrey Moreland raped and killed Cara Jo Roberts and Nina Whitney; He also raped at least one other woman; Sentenced to LWOP

Victims
Cara Jo Roberts, 30 [11/5/2008 Harrisonville, MO]
Nina Whitney, 75 [10/29/2010 Kansas City, MO]

Nina A. Whitney obituary
True Crime Diary: A Familiar Face (a GREAT post)
Police Release Sketch Of Suspect in Nina Whitney murder
Ex-Grandview police officer Jeffrey Moreland charged in the homicides of Nina Whitney and Cara Jo Roberts
Former Grandview police officer charged in rape, 2 cold case murders
Former cop charged in connection with Roberts murder
Jeffrey Moreland is convicted of first-degree murder in death of Harrisonville woman
Jeffrey Moreland found guilty
Former Grandview police officer Jeffrey Moreland found guilty in 2008 murder of Cara Jo Roberts
Jeffrey Dean Moreland, former Mo. police officer, found guilty of woman’s murder
Former Grandview cop Moreland gets life sentence for murder
Former Grandview cop gets life in prison for murder
MO – Cara Roberts, 30, Harrisonville, 5 Nov 2008
MO – Nina Whitney, 75, raped & murdered, Kansas City, 29 Oct 201

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: A Taste for Blood

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: First Name: JEFFREY
Middle Name: DEAN
Last Name: MORELAND
Name Suffix:
Aliases: MORELAND, JD

Gender/Race/DOB:
Gender: Male
Race: White
Ethnicity: N
Date of Birth: 6/22/1959
Primary Address:
Mapped LANSING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Current as of : 10/11/2017

Physical Description:
Height: 5 FT 9 IN
Weight: 157 LBS
Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
Eye Color: Hazel

Offenses:
Offense Date 11/05/2008
Conviction Date 09/12/2013
Statute 565.020
Felony Misd. Felony
Attempt/ Consp/ Soli
Offense Description MURDER 1ST DEGREE
City HARRISONVILLE
County CASS
State Missouri
Country United States of America (USA)
Victim Age 30
Victim Sex Female

Monsters Among Us: William Wayne Nix Jr. had one of his salesmen, Salvatore Thomas Ruscitti, killed because of a lawsuit; Sentenced to LWOP


Salvatore Thomas Ruscitti

Death Knocked on Door : Killing of Car Salesman Embroiled in Lawsuit Baffles Many
Ex-San Diego Car Dealer Arrested After Murder-for-Hire Indictment
Ex-Car Dealer Indicted in Murder Plot
Ex-Car Dealer Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Kill Salesman
Ex-Car Dealer, Others Indicted in Slaying
3 to Face Death Penalty in Murder-for-Hire Trial
Three Plead Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot
Suspect in Murder for Hire Due to Be Released on Bail
Hit Man Hired, Prosecutor Charges2 to Testify in Car Salesman’s Death
Nix Bragged About Hit, Witnesses Say
Mechanic Testifies That Car Dealer Gave Him $10,000 to Hire Hit Man
Nix: Worker Planned Hit on His Own
Car Dealer Found Guilty of Murder
Car Dealer Is Given Life Sentence for Hired Murder
Mechanic Is Given 11 Years in Killing of Car Salesman
Once a Felon, Is Man Now a Victim?
Death of a Salesman
United States of America v William Wayne Nix Jr and Ralph Osborn 1994
TV Crime Show Retells 1988 Encinitas Murder

Movies/Documentaries
The Prosecutors: Deadly Commission
On the Case with Paula Zahn: That’s Him!

Defendants
William Wayne Nix Jr. – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Jose Tonto Miranda (actual gunman) (not found yet)
Paul A. Gonzalez Sr. – pled guilty (arranged the murder)
Paul Gonzalez Jr. – pled guilty,
Albert Vargas – pled guilty,
David Charles Hernandez
Steven Vernon Gates- pled guilty (accessory after the fact), sentenced to 3 years in prison, served 17 months
Timothy Rocky Holton – pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 11 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name NIX, WILLIAM WAYNE
CDCR Number H46218
Age 64
Admission Date 08/27/1992
Current Location California State Prison, Los Angeles County
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Dr. John Yelenic murder 4/13/2006 Blairsville, PA *Kevin Foley, his estranged wife’s boyfriend, slashed him to death right before the divorce was to be final; Sentenced to LWOP*


Dr. John Yelenic

Divorce for dead dentist denied as ‘redundant act’
State trooper found guilty of slaying dentist
Pennsylvania state trooper found guilty of first-degree murder
Trooper Found Guilty In Death Of Blairsville Dentist Plans Appeal
Dentist killer’s guilty conviction stands
Court upholds trooper’s conviction in Blairsville dentist’s murder
Psychic sisters revisit Yelenic homicide scene for Japanese documentary

Books
Death Needs Answers: The Cold Blood Murder of Dr. John Yelenic
Dying for Love: The True Story of a Millionaire Dentist, his Unfaithful Wife, and the Affair that Ended in Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Dentists: Local Fracture
Psychic Investigators: Suzanne Vincent

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Number: HF5740
Name Name Type
KEVIN JAMES FOLEY Commit Name
Age: 52
Date of Birth: 05/30/1965
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 6′ 00″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: FAIR
Current Location: RETREAT
Permanent Location: RETREAT
Committing County: INDIANA
Last Updated Time: 11/24/2017 4:00:15 AM

Monsters Among Us: David Malcom Strickland raped and then shot both Mollie Judith Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa, killing Mollie; Sentenced to LWOP

Victims
Mollie Olgin, 19
Mary Kristene Chapa, 18 (survived)

NEWSWATCH 1 killed, 1 wounded in Texas park shootings
Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting
Man and wife jailed in 2-year-old attack on female couple near Corpus Christi
Two Years Later, Shooter of Texas Teenage Lesbian Couple Arrested For Murder and Sexual Assault
Attorneys for accused killer: witness could exonerate client
Officer testimony reveals initial suspect confessed to Portland shootings
‘Hitman’ letter read in trial of Helotes man accused of raping, shooting South Texas lesbian couple
Jury convicts Strickland of capital murder for Portland park shootings
Killer Who Sexually Assaulted, Shot Teen Lesbian Couple in Texas Sentenced to Life in Prison
Judge Denies New Trial for Man Who Assaulted Lesbian Couple, Killed One
Kristene Chapa speaks out about brutal attack, girlfriend’s murder in ‘Dateline’ special
Wikipedia: Murder of Mollie Olgin
gofundme: Mary Kristene Chapa medical bills

Movies/Documentaries
Unusual Suspects – Deadly Intent: Terror Under the Moonlight
Dateline: A Texas Twist

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 50522061
TDCJ Number: 02098157
Name: STRICKLAND,DAVID MALCOM
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1986-08-24
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: MICHAEL
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2012-06-22
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2016-09-28
County: SAN PATRICIO
Case No.: S-14-3187CR
Sentence: life without parole

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