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Cold Case: Berkley Calvin Curtis Jr. charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Rebeca Pena, whose body was found in a suitcase in 2001


Rebeca Pena

Find-A-Grave: Rebeca Pena
For Immediate Release: Suspect Charged in 2001 Homicide
Nearly 20 Years Later, Ex-Boyfriend Charged With Death Of Woman Whose Body Was Found Floating Inside Suitcase On Biscayne River Canal
Arrest Made in 2001 Cold Case Murder in Miami-Dade
Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to death of woman whose body was found in suitcase
Nearly 20 years later, ex-boyfriend charged with death of woman whose body was found floating inside suitcase on Biscayne River Canal
Man Charged With Girlfriend’s Murder 19 Years After Her Remains Were Found Floating In Suitcase In Florida
Woman’s Body Was Found in Suitcase in Miami Canal 20 Years Ago — and Ex-Boyfriend Was Just Charged

INMATE INFORMATION

Mothers From Hell: Patricia Ripley charged with the false abduction and murder of her 9-year-old autistic son, Alejandro


Alejandro Ripley

Miami-Dade Police Responding To Scene Of Child Abduction In Kendall
Abducted 9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Miami-Dade
Police Investigate Mother In Death Of SW 9-Year-Old Autistic Boy
Florida mom facing murder charge after autistic son, 9, found dead, police say
‘In a better place.’ Miami mother of drowned autistic boy admits leading him to canal, cops say
Miami-Dade Mother Arrested for Alleged Murder of 9-Year-Old Son
Mother charged with killing 9-year-old autistic son in Miami-Dade
Dead boy’s mother had attempted to kill him before, prosecutors say
Boy, 9, with autism who was reported abducted from Home Depot lot is found dead

INMATE INFORMATION

Execution Alert: Jose Antonio Jimenez for the murder of 63-year-old Phyllis Minas


Phyllis Minas

Victims
Marie Debas, [10/19/1990 Miami Beach, FL] (mp [picture 😦 )
Phyllis Minas, 63 [10/02/1992 Dade County, FL]

Find-a-Grave: Marie Debas
Find-a-Grave: Phyliss Manas
Governor signs death warrant in ’92 murder
More than 25 years after she was killed, her killer will be executed
Florida man awaits execution in stabbing of elderly woman
Florida man scheduled to be executed for 1992 murder of North Miami woman
Florida man schedule to be executed for 1992 murder
Florida man executed for 1992 murder of 63-year-old court clerk
South Florida Man Convicted Of Stabbing Elderly Woman 26 Years Ago Executed
Crime and Punishment: Jose Antonio Jimenez – Florida Execution – August 14, 2018 (has a lot of information including a timelime)
Murderpedia: Jose Antonio Jimenez

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 406677
Name: JIMENEZ, JOSE A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 302 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/12/1963
Initial Receipt Date: 07/01/1998
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Boyfriends From Hell: Miguel Ruiz Lobo charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, 11-year-old Martha Guzman, because Amaury Alvarenga broke up with him

stand up for children

MarthaGuzman
Martha Guzman

Family Remembers Murdered 11-Year-Old At Special Mass
Remembering a girl from Little Havana a year after her death
Man Slit Girl’s Throat After She Convinced Mom To Break Up With Him (VERY GOOD write up)
Police arrest Miami man in stabbing death of 11-year-old girl
Miguel Ruiz Lobo arrested in 11-year-old Miami girl’s death
Miguel Ruiz Lobo indicted in death of 11-year-old girl

Miguel Lobo
Miguel Ruiz Lobo

Psycho For Love: Michel Escoto killed his wife of four days, Wendy Trapaga, to collect the insurance money; Instead, he got LWOP

dvawareness3

Wendy Trapaga
Wendy Trapaga

Find-A-Grave: Wendy Marie Trapaga
Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy
Escoto Held In Contempt Of Court In Newlywed Murder Trial
Newlywed Murder Trial Continues, “The Other Woman” Cross-Examined
Michel Escoto Cross Examines Former Girlfriend in Newlywed Murder Trial
State Rests Case In Escoto Newlywed Murder Trial
DNA Expert Takes Stand In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”
Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial
Newlywed guilty of murder in bride’s bludgeoning
Newlywed Bride Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison
Miami man who killed bride for insurance money gets life

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

Movies/Documentaries
Scorned: Love Kills: I’ll Have What She’s Having
Dateline: Mystery in South Beach

INMATE INFORMATION

MichelEscoto prison mug

DC Number: M00510
Name: ESCOTO, MICHEL
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: GREEN
Height: 6’02”
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/29/1971
Initial Receipt Date: 05/21/2014
Current Facility: FRANKLIN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
MICHAEL ESCOTO
MICHEL ESCOTO

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM HEART WINGS
TATTOO RIGHT ARM SCORPION

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
10/14/2002 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 05/07/2014 MIAMI-DADE 0525794 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 05/21/2014
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Deadly Duo: Dulie Alonzo Green and Victor Pestano raped and murdered Beverly Jackson; Sentenced to life in prison

Beverly JacksonFrom Victor Pestano appeal: In 1995, the victim’s body was found in the trunk of her automobile, submerged in a canal.   An autopsy revealed that the victim died from blunt trauma to the head and from drowning.   The autopsy also revealed the presence of semen in the victim’s vagina.   Miami-Dade police detectives investigated this case for a period of time, but were unable to develop any leads or clues as to the perpetrator(s).

In 2003, the police received a call implicating Pestano and co-defendant Dulie Alonzo Green, Jr., in this crime.   The informant gave the police a sworn statement that these men had admitted to abducting, robbing, and raping the victim.   The police got a search warrant to obtain saliva samples from the men for DNA testing.

The police went to Pestano’s house to serve the warrant.   Pestano was not home when the officers arrived;  they decided to wait.   When Pestano arrived, the police identified themselves and asked Pestano to accompany them to the station.   Pestano asked to change his clothes;  thereafter, at about 6:30 a.m., he rode to the station with the officers.1  The detective did not produce the search warrant and did not rely on it.

At the station, Pestano was placed in a wired interview room.   Pestano was read his Miranda rights.   He signed a written waiver and consented to providing a DNA sample.   At about 7:40 a.m., the police began interrogating Pestano and the co-defendant separately.   Each man gave opposing accounts of the events:  each said that he picked the other man up in a car with an unknown female passenger in the front seat.   Each claimed he had sex with the female in exchange for the other man letting her go;  each said he left, leaving her with the other man.

Pestano asked to speak with Dulie Green.   The police permitted the men to speak to each other.   They were placed in a room together;  their conversation was video and audio taped.   The men agreed to a version of the story that placed the blame on a third person, who was deceased.   They agreed to say that they left the victim alone with the third person.

After the co-defendants conferred, they were again interviewed separately.   Pestano was re-advised of his Miranda rights.   After further interrogation, Pestano gave a sworn statement.   The statement contained Pestano’s original statement and the purportedly “true” version:  The co-defendants were walking with a third man.   The third man jumped into the woman’s car and ordered them to get in front.   The three men drove to the park where the co-defendants got out of the car.   Thereafter, the third man got out of the car and said the victim had agreed to have sex with them.   The co-defendants then departed, leaving the victim with the third man.   At that point, the interrogation concluded.

Prior to trial, Pestano filed a motion to suppress or exclude the video/audio tape of the conversation between the co-defendants, a motion to suppress or exclude the confession, and a motion to suppress/exclude the statements and evidence based on an unlawful arrest.   At the hearing on the motions, the court found that Pestano was not arrested when he was picked up at his house, and denied the latter motion accordingly.   The court denied the motion to suppress the videotaped conversation on the grounds that there was no expectation of privacy in a police interview room and that the admission of the tape did not deprive Pestano of his right of confrontation.

At trial, the state presented DNA evidence, physical evidence from the crime scene and forensic evidence regarding the murder.   Pestano’s defense was that he merely had consensual sex with the victim.   Pestano requested that the court give an independent act jury instruction.   The court declined the request.   The jury convicted defendant as charged, without a firearm.

Man sentenced to life in prison for 1995 rape and murder of JMH nurse
Victor Pestano v State of Florida 2008

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: In Too Deep
Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall: See Something, Say Something

INMATE INFORMATION

DulieGreen prison mug

DC Number: M55967
Name: GREEN, DULIE A JR
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’04”
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/01/1979
Initial Receipt Date: 10/20/2006
Current Facility: MAYO C.I. ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
DULIE A GREEN JR
DULIE ALONZO GREEN JR

greend-info

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 10/20/2006
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

VictorPestano prison mug

DC Number: M07866
Name: PESTANO, VICTOR E
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’07”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/09/1979
Initial Receipt Date: 01/31/2007
Current Facility: GULF C.I.- ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
VICTOR PESTANO
VICTOR E PESTANO
VICTOR EVELIO PESTANO

pestanov-info

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 01/31/2007
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Jossue Caderno murder 8/27/2010 Miami, FL *Mother, Maytee Martinez, sentenced to 10 years probation for leaving the 3-year-old in the hot car

child abuse prevention

Jossue Caderno
Jossue Caderno

Mother arrested in death of boy, 3, in Miami-Dade
“It’s Unbearable”: Mom Charged In Tot’s Hot Car Death
Mother charged in death of 3-year-old son
Hot Car Tot’s Father Standing by Mother
Jossue Caderno,3
Comprehensive Child Death Review

INMATE INFORMATION

MayteeMartinez

DC Number: M78660
Name: MARTINEZ, MAYTEE
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/30/1971
Supervision Begin Date: 08/04/2011
Current Location: MIAMI
Current Status: ACTIVE
Supervision Type: PROBATION FELONY
Scheduled Termination Date: 08/03/2021

Aliases:
MAYTEE LEIVA
MAYTEE MARTINEZ

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime for which the offender is on supervision. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Current Community Supervision History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Community Supervision Length
08/27/2010 AGG.MANSL.-CHILD 08/04/2011 MIAMI-DADE 1025216 10Y 0M 0D

Monsters Among Us: Reynerio Alonso Rivero stabbed Elizabeth Roxanna Palomino to death in her home; He has been sentenced to LWOP

Percy and Elizabeth Palomino
Percy and Elizabeth Palomino

Husband Finds Wife Murdered In SW Dade Home
Husband Finds Wife Murdered In Home
Miami-Dade News Release
Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Death Of SW Miami-Dade Woman
Man Charged In SW Miami-Dade Woman’s Stabbing Death
Miami-Dade News Release Update
Man Says He’s Guilty In Banquet Hall Owner’s Stabbing Death
Reynerio A. Rivero Pleaded Guilty in 2011 Murder, Sentenced to Life in Prison (several articles)

Movies/Documentaries
A Stranger In My Home: Hired From Hell
Six Degrees of Murder: Dream Home

INMATE INFORMATION

ReynerioRivero prison mug

DC Number: M18523
Name: RIVERO, REYNERIO A
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/14/1976
Initial Receipt Date: 06/15/2011
Current Facility: DADE C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
REYNE RIO ALONSO
REYNERIO ALONSO
REINERIO RIVERO
REINERO RIVERO
REYNERIO A RIVERO
REYNERIO ALONSO RIVERO

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK REY
TATTOO LEFT ARM BLACK PANTHER
TATTOO LEFT CHEST ROSE
TATTOO LEFT LEG NAKED LADY
TATTOO RIGHT ARM THUG LIFE
TATTOO RIGHT HAND LO9VE / HATE

Aaron Vu murder 11/22/2013 Miami, FL *10-year-old Aaron shot during a robbery at his parents nail salon

Aaron Vu
Aaron Vu

Police Searching For Gunmen Who Fatally Shot 10-Year-Old
10-Year-Old Boy Dead, Adult Injured After Shooting: Miami-Dade Police
Miami-Dade Police search for killers of 10-year-old boy in nail salon robbery
Poster: Seeking Homicide Information
Police search for gunmen in deadly nail salon shooting
Miramar family grieves for 10-year-old slain in nail salon robbery
Neighbors mourn beloved Miramar boy slain in nail salon robbery

Update: Sean Taylor murder *All 5 suspects convicted, sentenced to prison*

SeanTaylor

News Archive: Sean Taylor murder
Sean Taylor Murder: Eric Rivera, Fla. man, convicted in 2007 killing of Redskins’ star
After conviction, accused Sean Taylor shooter could face life in prison
Man convicted of murder in killing of Redskins’ Sean Taylor
Fort Myers man found guilty of killing Sean Taylor
Fla. Man Convicted in Killing of Redskins’ Taylor
Jason Mitchell found guilty of 1st-degree murder in fatal shooting of Sean Taylor
Jason Mitchell found guilty in Sean Taylor’s death, sentenced to life
Jury Finds Eric Rivera Jr. Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Sean Taylor’s Death
Eric Rivera, Man Convicted in Murder of Sean Taylor, Sentenced to 57.5 Years in Prison
Last defendant in slaying of Miami Hurricane star Sean Taylor pleads guilty
Wikipedia: Sean Taylor

Defendants
Eric Rivera, Jr – convicted, sentenced to 57 1/2 years in prison
Venjah K Hunte – pled guilty, sentenced to 29 years in prison
Jason Scott Mitchell – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison
Timothy (Timmy) Lee Brown – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: M88071
Name: RIVERA, ERIC
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 191 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/04/1990
Initial Receipt Date: 02/25/2014
Current Facility: NWFRC ANNEX.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 01/18/2065

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: B14053
Name: HUNTE, VENJAH
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’03”
Weight: 202 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/05/1987
Initial Receipt Date: 08/05/2015
Current Facility: DESOTO ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 04/29/2036

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: B12955
Name: MITCHELL, JASON S
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’03”
Weight: 198 lbs.
Birth Date: 01/22/1988
Initial Receipt Date: 06/25/2014
Current Facility: COLUMBIA C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 149214
Name: WARDLOW, CHARLES
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 6’00”
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/04/1989
Initial Receipt Date: 06/16/2015
Current Facility: MARTIN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 04/03/2037

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 149213
Name: BROWN, TIMMY L
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 146 lbs.
Birth Date: 06/07/1991
Initial Receipt Date: 06/16/2015
Current Facility: JACKSON C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 07/25/2025

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