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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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Monsters Among Us: Gregory Bowman killed 3 teenage girls, but managed to escape true justice

Victims
Velda Joy Rumfelt, 16 [6/6/1977 Brentwood, MO]
Ruth Ann Jany, 21 [1978 Belleville, IL]
Elizabeth West, 14 [1978 Belleville, IL]

Find-A-Grave: Velda Joy Rumfelt
DNA Match Leads to Arrest of Suspect in 1977 Murder
Gregory Bowman guilty of capital murder
Man may now face death penalty for 1977 Brentwood murder
Bowman sentenced to death in 1977 killing of Missouri teen
Gregory Bowman Sentenced to Death in 1977 Missouri Murder
Missouri Supreme Court reverses death sentence for Bowman
Prosecutors still seeking death penalty for St. Louis County killer, despite delays, terminal illness
Death penalty sought again for St. Louis County killer
Killer of St. Louis County teen, once also convicted in 2 Belleville murders, dies in prison
64-year-old convicted killer dies in Missouri prison
The People of the State of Illinois v Gregory Bowman 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Missouri v Gregory Bowman 2011 (sentence overturned)
St. Louis-area 1977 murder explored on Investigation Discovery show
State of Missouri Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: A Stranger Among Us


Gregory Bowman

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Murder In The Family: Robert Campbell got 4 people to kill his nephew, Rusty Porter, and his wife Becky, because of a family dispute over real estate


Rusty and Becky Porter

Russell Wayne “Rusty” Porter obituary
Rebecca Porter obituary
Family of Missing Willard MO Couple Offer Reward for Tips
Backhoe Brought in as Missing Couple Search Intensifies
Rebecca Porter Laid to Rest as Husband’s Remains Identified
Wife of Missouri murder suspect charged with perjury
Suspect in Porter Murders Pleads Not Guilty
Tony Friend pleads guilty to murder charges
Tony Friend sentenced to life for double murder
Tony Friend Sentenced to Life for Double Murder
Phillip Friend pleads guilty to murder charges
Windy Friend found guilty of first degree murder
Jury finds Windy Friend guilty in Porters’ murder
Windy Friend sentenced to concurrent life sentences
Dusty Hicks pleads guilty to murder
Dusty Hicks receives life sentence for murders
Man convicted in couples’ murder gets life in prison
4th person sentenced for Porter homicides
Murder trial begins for man accused of couple’s murder in 2011
Campbell guilty of murder in 2011 abductions
Jury requests life sentence for Robert Campbell for murder charges
Robert Campbell given consecutive life sentences
Mastermind of couple’s murders gets 2 life prison sentences
Five murder suspects, now five murder convictions
MO – Russell, 34, & Rebecca Porter, 46, Willard, 17 April 2011

Defendants
Robert Campbell – convicted, sentenced to 2 consecutive terms of life in prison
Dusty Ray Hicks – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Tony Friend – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP (triggerman)
Windy Friend – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Phillip Lee Friend – pled guilty, sentenced to 13 years in prison
Carolyn Campbell – charged with perjury, committed suicide

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1302295
Offender Name Robert L Campbell
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 07/09/1944
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 220
Hair/Eyes Brown / Brown
Assigned Location Crossroads Correctional Center
Address 1115 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (816) 632-2727

Sentence Summary Life (Life, Lifecs)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases BOB Campbell; Robert LEE Campbell; Robert Campbell; Robert L Campbell

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1279656
Offender Name Dusty RAY Hicks
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 05/27/1987
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 152
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Brown
Assigned Location Crossroads Correctional Center
Address 1115 East Pence Road, Cameron, MO 64429
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (816) 632-2727

Sentence Summary Life (Life, Life, 25, 25, 7, 7 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE – FELONY MURDER (2 CTS); ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION (2 CTS); FELONIOUS RESTRAINT (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Dusty Hicks; Dusty RAY Hicks

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 200340
Offender Name Tony L Friend
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 12/22/1967
Height/Weight 5’6″ / 180
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Blue
Assigned Location South Central Correctional Center
Address 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65542
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (573) 674-4470

Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
Aliases Tony Friend; Windy Dawn Friend; Tony L Friend; Tony LEE Friend

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1234540
Offender Name Windy D Friend
Race White
Sex Female
Date of Birth 04/06/1981
Height/Weight 5’5″ / 201
Hair/Eyes Red / Brown
Assigned Location Chillicothe Correctional Center
Address 3151 Litton Road, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (660) 646-4032

Sentence Summary Life W/O (Life W/O, Life W/O CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Windy Dawn Cheek; Windy Dawn Davis; Windy Dawn Friend; Wendy Dawn Friend; Wendy D Friend; Wendy Friend; Windy D Friend

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1165786
Offender Name Phillip L Friend
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 08/28/1986
Height/Weight 6’0″ / 191
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Green
Assigned Location Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
Address 2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Assigned Officer
Phone Number (573) 358-5516

Sentence Summary 13 Years (7, 7, 13, 13 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE – FELONY MURDER (2 CTS); FELONIOUS RESTRAINT (2 CTS)
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Phillip LEE Friend; Phillip L Friend; Phillip Friend

Deadly Duo: Lucille Duncan and Gerald Duncan killed James Pruitt; Both sentenced to life in prison


James Pruitt

Daughter says Pruitt was lured
Son says murder planned
Guilty verdict in local murder
Woman serving life without parole for 2003 Boone County murder seeks release
Woman challenges incarceration for 2003 murder case
Lucille Faith Duncan v Alana Boyles, Warden
TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Lucille Duncan

Defendants
Lucille Faith Duncan – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Gerald Alan Duncan – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 360564
Offender Name Lucille F Duncan
Race White
Sex Female
Date of Birth 09/10/1966
Height/Weight 5’3″ / 134
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Green
Assigned Location Chillicothe Correctional Center
Address 3151 Litton Road, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Assigned Officer Phone Number (660) 646-4032
Sentence Summary Life Without Parole, (20 YRS CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Lucy F Duncan; Lucille Old; Lucy Duncan; Lucille Duncan; Lucille F Duncan; Lucille Faith Duncan

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1097466
Offender Name Gerald Alan Duncan
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/23/1961
Height/Weight 5’11” / 184
Hair/Eyes Gray/Partially Gray / Hazel
Assigned Location South Central Correctional Center
Address 255 West Highway 32, Licking, MO 65542
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 674-4470
Sentence Summary Life (2, Life, 10cc)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE
Completed Offenses ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION; POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-FELONY
Aliases Gerald A Duncan; Alan Duncan; Gerald Alan Duncan

Psycho For Love: John Wesley Selvy shot & killed his girlfriend, Shekelia Shree Johnson; Sentenced to life in prison


Shekelia Shree Johnson

The Case of the Teenage Killer
Shekelia Johnson obituary
Youth accused of killing his girlfriend part 1
Shooting (scroll to the right) part 2
Friends and family of deceased girl tell of fatal night
Trial: Friends, family of deceased girl tell of fatal night
Witness: Dying words named Selvy
Trial: witness says dying words named Selvy
Selvy found guilty (scroll to the right)
Trial: Selvy found guilty of killing Shekelia Johnson
Gunshot residue may be key to case (second half of article)
State of Missouri v John Wes Selvy 1996
Excerpt from “Scoundrels to the Hoosegow: Perry Mason Moments and Entertaining Cases from…”

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 507877
Offender Name John W Selvy
Race Black
Sex Male
Date of Birth 06/28/1977
Height/Weight 5’7″ / 136
Hair/Eyes Black / Brown
Assigned Location Jefferson City Correctional Center
Address 8200 No More Victims, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 751-3224
Sentence Summary Life (Life, 50 CS)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Shorty G Nickname; John W Selvy; John WES Selvy

Fernando A. Melgar murder 1/1/2009 Wright City, MO *3 men convicted and sentenced to prison; One suspect may be wrongfully convicted*

Victims
Fernando Melgar
Raymond Post (survived)

Wright City man dead after New Year’s stabbing
Wright City Stabbing Leaves One Dead, Another Critically Injured
Teens face murder charges
Suspect from St. Louis murder arrested in Houston
Johnson Receives 24 Years
Third suspect convicted in 2009 fatal stabbing
Man sentenced for role in Wright City fatal stabbing
Help set David Johnson Free
Reasonable Doubt: Is convicted killer David Johnson actually innocent?
David Johnson

Movies/Documentaries
Reasonable Doubt: Guilt by Association

Defendants
Matthew Marshall – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years in prison
Matthew L. Johnson – pled guilty, sentenced to 24 years in prison
David Johnson – convicted, sentenced to 25 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1154033
Offender Name Matthew Eugene Marshall
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/28/1990
Height/Weight 6’3″ / 206
Hair/Eyes Brown / Blue
Assigned Location Northeast Correctional Center
Address 13698 Airport Road, Bowling Green, MO 63334
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 324-9975
Sentence Summary 18 YRS (7, 7, 18, 15, 18, 15 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION (2 CTS); ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE OR ATTEMPT – SE
Completed Offenses ASSLT 3RD DEGR-SUBD 1,2,4&6; BURGLARY 2ND DEG (2 CTS)
Aliases Matthew Marshall; Matthew E Marshall; Matthew Eugene Marshall; Matthew Eugene Marshall; Metthew Marshal

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1202447
Offender Name Matthew LEE Johnson
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 11/26/1990
Height/Weight 6’3″ / 160
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Blue
Assigned Location Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
Address 2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 358-5516
Sentence Summary 24 Years (24, 20, 24, 20, 15, 7, 7, 15, 7, 7, 4, 4 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION (2 CTS); ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE OR ATTEMPT – SE; BURGLARY 1ST DEG; SHOOT AT OR FROM MTR VEH-1ST OFNS
Completed Offenses BURGLARY 2ND DEG (2 CTS); PROP DAMAGE 1ST DEGREE; RESIST/INTERFER FEL ARR; THEFT-$500/MORE-LESS $25000 (2 CTS)
Aliases Matt LEE Johnson; Mattew LEE Johnson; Steven Johnson; Skinny Nickname; Matthew LEE Johnson; Matthew L Johnson

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1295791
Offender Name David RAY Johnson
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 06/11/1993
Height/Weight 6’1″ / 163
Hair/Eyes Black / Brown
Assigned Location Jefferson City Correctional Center
Address 8200 No More Victims, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 751-3224
Sentence Summary 25 YRS (25, 5, 25, 10, 10, 4 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 2ND DEGREE; ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION; ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE OR ATTEMPT – SE; BURGLARY 1ST DEG
Completed Offenses ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION; TAMP PHYS EVDN-FLNY CHRG
Aliases Dave Johnson; David R Johnson; David Roy Johnson; David RAY Johnson

Monsters Among Us: Samuel Andrew Freeman sexually assaulted and killed Laura Ann Wynn; Sentenced to LWOP


Laura Ann Wynn

Samuel Freeman’s conviction was overturned, but then it was reinstated again by the Appeals Court. He will remain in prison for life now.

Find-A-Grave: Laura Ann Wynn
Poplar Bluff Cold Case
Farmington doctor unravels mysteries
Conviction from 1992 killing in Poplar Bluff overturned by court
Missouri Guard Member’s Murder Conviction Overturned
State of Missouri v Samuel A. Freeman 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
‘Nightmare Next Door’ to feature Wynn murder
Transcript for Forensic Files: Message in a Bottle

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Message in a Bottle/a>
Nightmare Next Door: Midwestern Malice

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC ID 1151486
Offender Name Samuel A Freeman
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 02/17/1966
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 180
Hair/Eyes Blonde/Strawberry / Blue
Assigned Location Potosi Correctional Center
Address 11593 State Highway O, Mineral Point, MO 63660
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 438-6000
Sentence Summary Life W/O Parole
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Samuel Andrew Freeman; Samuel A Freeman

Movies Based On True Crimes: Beyond Suspicion aka Appointment for a Killer [based on the murders by Dr. Glennon Engleman]

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engleman-and-boyle
Victims
James Bullock, 27 [12/17/1958 Forest, MO]
Eric Frey [9/26/1963 Pacific, MO]
Peter J. Halm, 26 [9/5/1976 Pacific, MO]
Arthur Gusewelle, 61 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Vernita Gusewelle, 55 [11/3/1977 Edwardsville, IL]
Ronald Gusewelle, 33 [3/31/1979 East St. Louis, IL]
Sophie Marie Barrera, 50 [1/14/1980 Saint Louis, MO]

Southside dentist left trail of murder victims
Former dentist pleads guilty to three slayings
Murdering dentist called Dr. Engleman and Mr. Hyde
Killer Driller: St. Louis dentist used his sexual power to get women to aid him in his murder schemes, netting him huge fortune
State of Missouri v Glennon E. Engleman 1982
Dr. Glennon Edward Engleman “The Killing Dentist” profile
Serial Killers Podcast: Glennon Engleman
Serial Killers Podcast: Victims of Glennon Engleman
Murderpedia: Dr. Glennon E. Engleman
Wikipedia: Glennon Engleman
Boyle case opens in East Alton
People of the State of Illinois v Barbara Boyle 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Boyle hopes to be released from jail
Wife who killed husband out of prison
16 Chilling Facts About Hitman Glennon “The Dentist” Engleman

Books
Appointment with Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Beyond Suspicion
The F.B.I. Files: Deadly Dentist

engleman-and-boyle

Defendants
Glennon Engleman – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; died in prison in 1999
Barbara Gusewelle Boyle – pled guilty to killing her husband, Ronald; sentenced to 50 years in prison; released 10/2009

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