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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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DiNardo Farms murders: Remains of 4 men found buried on the property; Cosmo DiNardo has allegedly confessed to being involved in their deaths

Dean Finocchiaro, 19 (identified)
Jimi Tar Patrick, 19
Mark Sturgis, 22
Tom Meo, 21

Bucks County Missing Men: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Facebook: Dean Finocchiaro
Facebook: Jimi Patrick
Jimi Tar Patrick: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Facebook: Mark Sturgis
Mark Sturgis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Facebook: Tom Meo
Lawyer: Cosmo DiNardo confesses role in Bucks County missing men murders
Bucks DA: Remains of multiple bodies found in field
Human Remains Found in ‘Common Grave’ in Pa., 1 Victim ID’d
Friends, neighbors seek answers in Bucks Co. missing men case
Quiet Pennsylvania town shaken by murder suspect’s confession
Human remains found as DiNardo’s parents face grand jury Thursday
AP Source: Cosmo DiNardo killed 4 men separately, burned them
Attorney: Cosmo DiNardo confesses to killing Bucks County men
Cosmo DiNardo confesses to killings of four men
Inmate confesses to killing 4 men, says where bodies are
Jailed Man Admits Involvement in Killings of 4 Men
Cosmo DiNardo confesses to murders of 4 missing Pennsylvania men, will be spared death penalty, lawyer says
Source: Man killed 4 Bucks County men over marijuana and gun
Lawyer: Man admits involvement in murders of 4 missing men
TIMELINE: Disappearance of 4 men in Bucks County
Antonio & Sandra DiNardo, Cosmo’s Parents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Facebook: Cosmo DiNardo
Source: Second person of interest in custody in Bucks County case
News Archive: DiNardo Farm murders


Offender Name: DINARDO, COSMO
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
DOB: 01/21/1997
BCP #: 123288
Location: Bucks County DOC
Race: White
Contact Facility: Bucks County DOC


Parents Gone Wild: Stella Delores Almarez killed her 4 daughters; Found not guilty by reason of insanity – sent to a mental hospital, released in 1985

Odella, 10
Antoinette, 7
Stella Loraine, 2
Gloria Irene, 2

Accused mother of murder in death of 4 daughters
Mother arrested on suspicion of murdering four daughters
‘It’s the little kids that come back to haunt you’
Woman accused of killing children found innocent due to insanity
Excerpt from “A Calendar of Miseries”
Nebraska and Iowa mass Murders
Stella Delores Almarez v Klaus Hartmann 1982
Almarez, Stella Delores

Parents Gone Wild! Gail Trait mutilated and killed her 4 children; conviction overturned and declared insane – sent to psychiatric hospital and released in 1998

Kylia Trait, 8
Amina Trait, 6
Inez Trait, 4
Demario Trait, 2

Slain Children Just Released To Mother From Foster Home
Voodoo made her do it: The bizarre case of Gail Trait (GREAT site, has many articles about the case)
People of the State of New York v Gail Trait 1988 (conviction overturned)
Trait, convicted of killing her 4 children, fights new trial
Insanity ruled in 4 Trait murders
What prompted this mom of four to butcher her children in 1978? The bizarre case of Gail Trait
Murderpedia: Gail Trait
Murder Most Foul: Gail Trait
Excerpt from “The Loss of Innocents: Child Killers and Their Victims”

Gail Trait

Murder In The Family: Santa Cristina Pablo charged with the murder of her 4-year-old niece, Sophia Mae Caraveo

Sophia Mae Caraveo

Sophia Mae Caraveo obituary
4-year-old girl killed in Porterville, aunt under arrest
Aunt held in child’s death
A 4-year-old Porterville girl was ‘intentionally suffocated’ by her aunt, police say
Aunt charged with murder, child abuse in 4-year-old girl’s death
Aunt accused of suffocating 4-year-old girl intentionally to death in Porterville
Grandma of 4-year-old homicide victim says aunt who allegedly suffocated child has mental issues
Girl’s aunt accused of suffocating her, and the family doesn’t know how it could happen
Family grieves over toddler’s death in court
Accused aunt of murdered 4-year-old enters “not guilty” plea


Jacket #: 17-00006580
Date of Birth: 12/20/1996

Booking Date: 04/04/2017 at 3:44 PM
Arresting Agency: P’VILLE PD
Bail/Bond Amount: $0

Court Date: 05/05/2017 at 08:30 AM
Court: SC-PV17

Release Date: 00/00/0000

Counts: 1
Charge: PC187(A)-MURDER

Murder In The Family: Pontrey O’Neal Jones charged with the murder of his stepmom, Magdalena Ruiz, because she was celebrating the Dallas Cowboys win

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Magdalena Ruiz

Police say man accused of killing stepmother set knife aside before attack
Austin man allegedly lunges over couch to stab, kill stepmom
Man stabbed stepmom to death while she watched TV, Austin police say
Woman stabbed to death by stepson after “gloating” over Cowboys win, police say
Man killed stepmom for gloating about Dallas Cowboys win, police say
Pontrey O’Neal Jones

Pontrey O’Neal Jones

Murder In The Family: Sarra Gilbert charged with killing her mother, Mari Gilbert

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Mari Gilbert

Shannan Gilbert’s mother killed in New York; victim’s other daughter charged, police say
Attorney: Shannan Gilbert’s Sister Stabbed Mother To Death
Shannan Gilbert’s sister sorry at hearing for mom’s fatal stabbing
Mom of Gilgo Beach victim Shannan Gilbert found dead, other daughter charged
Police: Mother of Shannan Gilbert found dead; daughter charged
Shannan Gilbert’s death drove sister to kill mom: lawyer
Details emerge surrounding murder of Shannan Gilbert’s mother
Sister Heard Voices Before Fatally Stabbing Mom, Whose Other Daughter Was Found Near Mass Grave: Attorney
Wikipedia: Mari Gilbert

Sarra Gilbert

Murder In The Family: Brent Springford, Jr. killed his parents, Brent & Charlotte Springford; Sentenced to LWOP, but committed suicide in prison

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Brent & Charlotte Springford

Find-A-Grave: Winston Brent Springford, Sr
Find-A-Grave: Charlotte Cope Turner Springford
Springford Car Found, Son Undergoes Questioning
The Springford Murders top headlines
Springford Murders stories
Pepsi Cola executive, wife found slain
Colorado Man Arrested For Killing Parents On Thanksgiving
Springford found guilty, sister reacts
Son convicted of killing parents dies in prison
Son convicted of killing parents dies in Alabama prison
Springford’s death ruled a suicide
The Springford murders
The Springford murders, part II
Websleuths: GUILTY AL – Brent, 62, & Charlotte Springford, 60, found murdered, 25 Nov 2004

Blood Relatives: Axe to Grind

Brent Springford, Jr

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