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Movies Based On True Crimes: Midwest Obsession aka Beauty’s Revenge [Murder of Lisa Cihaski]


Lisa Cihaski

Lisa Anne Cihaski obituary
Find-A-Grave: Lisa Anne Cihaski
Midwest Obsession aka Beauty’s Revenge (GREAT site)
Dairy Town`s Golden Girl Charged In Slaying Of Rival
Dairy princess charged with strangling former friend
Friend describes obsessive love
Jilted Beauty Queen Killed Rival Over Dairy Farmer, Jurors Told
Ex-Dairy Princess, 20, Faces Life in Prison : Murder: College student guilty of strangling former homecoming queen in quarrel over man
Wisconsin is talking…
Ex-Beauty Queen Gets Life Term for Jealousy Murder
Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former dairy princess
Excerpt from “Got Murder?: The Shocking Story of Wisconsin’s Notorious Killers”
Chiaski, Lisa – Murdered by Lori Esker
Former dairy princess convicted in Rib Mountain murder released from prison today
Dairy princess convicted in 1989 murder released from prison

Podcasts
Wine and Crime: Dairy Crimes

Movies/Documentaries
Beauty’s Revenge (aka Midwest Obsession)

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC: 00215936
Name: ESKER, LORI K
Birth Year: 1969
Age: 47
Sex: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Weight: 150
Height: 5′ 5″
Eye Color: BROWN
Hair Color: BROWN
Dexterity: UNKNOWN

STATUS
Status: INCARCERATED
Institution: Robert E. Ellsworth Center
Region Unit Office: Unit 614
Region Unit Agent: 6 14 09
500 Forest ST
Wausau, WI 54402
(715) 261-1600
Maximum Discharge Date: Life Sentence
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: Life Sentence
Parole Eligibility Date: 08/06/2017
Case Number 1989CR001148

Movies Based On True Crimes: Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story [based on serial killer Alejandro Henriquez]

Victims
Shamira Bello, 14 [1988]
Heriberto Marrero, 15 [6/9/1989] (not charged) no picture
Nilda Cartagena, 13 (his niece) [6/9/1989] (not charged) no picture
Annette Rosario, 17 [1989] (not charged) no picture
Lisa Ann Rodriguez, 21 [6/19/1990]
Jessica Guzman, 10 [10/10/1990]

Find-A-Grave: Shamira Bello
Find-A-Grave: Heriberto Marrero
Find-A-Grave: Nilda Cartagena
Find-A-Grave: Jessica Guzman
Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story
A Memorial For Slay Victims
Alejandro Henriquez (great slideshow)
10-Year-Old Bronx Girl Is Found Dead a Week After Disappearing
2,000 in the Bronx Mourn At Funeral for Slain Girl, 10
Cabby Suspected in 5 Bronx Killings
Intricate Trail to Bronx Murder Charges
Fiber Evidence Links Defendant To 3 Victims at a Bronx Trial
Trial in Three Deaths Unfolds Slowly, Painfully, in Bronx
Slaying Case Crawls Toward End
Bronx Man Is Convicted In 3 Slayings
Man Guilty Of 3 Slayings Gets 75 Years
Portrait of a Serial Killer
Murderpedia: Alejandro Henriquez

Books
Road Kill (Chapter: Beast of the Bronx)

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story

INMATE INFORMATION

Sentenced to 3 consecutive terms of 25 years to life in prison, not eligible for parole for 75 years (2070)
Identifying and Location Information
As of 03/28/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 92A1851
Inmate Name HENRIQUEZ, ALEJANDRO
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 05/22/1961
Race / Ethnicity
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility GREAT MEADOW
Date Received (Original) 03/03/1992
Date Received (Current) 03/03/1992
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime ROBBERY 2ND
Class C

Crime ATT ASSAULT 1ST
Class D

Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 03/28/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0080 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/04/2070
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 07/2070
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 11/04/2070
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Movies Based On True Crimes: Call Northside 77 [based on the murder of Police Officer William D. Lundy]


Police Officer William D. Lundy

Officer Down Memorial Page: Patrolman William D. Lundy
The True Story That Led To `Call Northside 777`
Center on Wrongful Convictions: Joseph M. Majczek
Center on Wrongful Convictions: Theodore Marcinkiewicz
For innocent man Joe Majczek, life wasn’t like the movies
Joseph M. Majczek, 73; Conviction Led to Film
The People of the State of Illinois v Joseph Majczek 1935
Wikipedia: Majczek and Marcinkiewicz

Movies/Documentaries
Call Northside 777

Defendants
Joseph M. Majczek – convicted, sentenced to 99 years in prison; pardoned on 8/15/1945
Theodore Marcinkiewicz – convicted, sentenced to 99 years in prison; pardoned in 1950
(middle person in photo is reporter James McGuire)

Movies Based On True Crimes: Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word [based on the murder of Sister Tadea Benz]


Sister Tadea Benz

Find-A-Grave: M. Tadea (Sister) Benz
Nun, 76, raped, slain in an Amarillo convent
Nuns who found Sister Tadea Benz dead in her…
Texas executes killer of a nun
Halloween murder resurrected 30 years later
‘The Last Word’: A film by Jesse Quackenbush – Documentary seeks truth
Murderpedia: Johnny Frank Garrett
Wikipedia: Johnny Frank Garrett
Wikipedia: Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word
The Last Word

Movies/Documentaries
Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word
The Last Word

INMATE INFORMATION

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

Can anyone help with these true crime movies?

I am looking for the basis of these movies based on true crimes:

Moment of Truth: Abduction of Innocence
With a Vengeance
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
5 Dark Souls
Final Appeal
In the Shadow of a Killer
In My Daughter’s Name
Two Faces of Evil
Last House on the Left
A Kiss So Deadly

If you can help me, please email me! Thanks! Also, if you know of any other true crime movies that are not on this list and that I have not covered, give me a holler! I know I am missing a lot! (But not the very popular ones that Lifetime shows a lot – I know of those and am working on them).

Deadly Duo: Kerry Myers and William Fontanille killed Myers’ wife, Janet Myers, with a baseball bat

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Janet Myers murder
Murder Between Friends movie
JP man convicted murder wife in ’84, ordered freed by governor
Angola inmate set free, 3 decades after infamous Harvey murder
State of Louisiana v Kerry Myers 1989 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Louisiana v Kerry Myers 1991 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Inmate ends attempt to make author testify
‘Dark Bayou’ explores infamous Louisiana murders

Books
Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Obsession
Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Between Friends

myers-and-fontanille

Defendants
Kerry Myers – convicted, sentenced to LWOP; sentence commuted to 30 years in prison, released 12/2016
William Fontanille – convicted, sentenced to 21 years in prison

Malcolm Bruce Kellogg murder 6/9/1991 Cayuga Lake, NY *Wife, Laurie Lee Kellogg, and 4 teens convicted of his murder*

DVawareness

Bruce Kellogg
Bruce Kellogg

Wife, teens extradited in murder
Wife says murder was not her idea
Temptress or abused? Jury considers case
Wife guilty in confusing split verdict
Pa. woman, three teens sentenced to prison in husband’s slaying
Movies Based On True Stories: Lies Of The Heart: The Laurie Kellogg Story
Corruption in the System: Laurie Lee Kellogg
Wikipedia: Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg
Notorious convict applies for clemency
Convicted murderer loses clemency bid

Movies/Defendants
Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg
Facing Evil: In the Name of Love

Defendants
Laurie Lee Kellogg – convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
Denver Allen McDowell – convicted, sentenced to 50 years to life in prison
Nicole Marie Pappas – pled guilty, sentenced to 8 1/2 to 25 years in prison, released 2001
Charles Sebelist – pled guilty, sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison, released 2006
Kristi Mullins – pled guilty as a juvenile, served a 5 year juvenile sentence

INMATE INFORMATION

LaurieKellogg

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/29/13
DIN (Department Identification Number) 92G1356
Inmate Name KELLOGG, LAURIE L
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 08/16/1964
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 09/18/1992
Date Received (Current) 09/18/1992
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment SENECA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 11/29/13
Crime Class
MANSLAUGHTER 1ST B
BURGLARY 1ST B
MURDER 2ND A1
CRIM USE OF FIREARMS 1ST B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 11/29/13
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 06/06/2016
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 02/2016
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 06/06/2016
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

INMATE INFORMATION

DenverMcDowell

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/29/13
DIN (Department Identification Number) 92B2188
Inmate Name MCDOWELL, DENVER A
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 03/26/1973
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility EASTERN
Date Received (Original) 09/21/1992
Date Received (Current) 11/13/1992
Admission Type RETURN FROM ANOTHER AGENCY
County of Commitment SENECA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 11/29/13
Crime Class
MURDER 2ND A1
CONSPIRACY 1ST A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 11/29/13
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 06/06/2016
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 02/2016
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 06/06/2016
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/29/13
DIN (Department Identification Number) 92G1357
Inmate Name PAPPAS, NICOLE M
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 02/26/1975
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility BEACON FEMALE
Date Received (Original) 09/18/1992
Date Received (Current) 09/18/1992
Admission Type
County of Commitment SENECA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 10/31/01 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 11/29/13
Crime Class
CONSPIRACY 2ND B
CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND C

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 11/29/13
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0008 Years, 04 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 02/2002
Parole Hearing Type APPROVED OPEN DATE/6 MO AFT INIT APPEAR
Parole Eligibility Date 10/06/1999
Conditional Release Date 02/06/2008
Maximum Expiration Date 06/06/2016
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date 08/10/2006

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/29/13
DIN (Department Identification Number) 92B2184
Inmate Name SEBELIST, CHARLES W JR
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 12/17/1974
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility WYOMING
Date Received (Original) 09/18/1992
Date Received (Current) 02/28/2005
Admission Type
County of Commitment SENECA
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 01/04/06 PAROLE DIV OF PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences.
As of 11/29/13
Crime Class
CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND C

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 11/29/13
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0005 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 02/2006
Parole Hearing Type PAROLE VIOLATOR ASSESSED EXPIRATION
Parole Eligibility Date 06/06/1996
Conditional Release Date 05/19/2006
Maximum Expiration Date 01/27/2007
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Murder In The Family: Mark Yavorsky killed his mother, Mary Wathan, with an antique saber, found not guilty by reason of insanity

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Mark Yavorsky was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of his mother, Mary Wathan. He was committed to Patton State Hospital where he stayed for many years. He was then released to a group home in San Diego. Apparently he died in 2003.

Bizarre Murder Being Probed
John Wathan’s mother murdered
Cather’s kin murder suspect
Son booked in saber death
Picture it
A Murder That Mimicked Greek Tragedy
Inspired by tragedy

Movies/Documentaries
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Psycho For Love: William Douglas killed Robin Nadine Benedict and disposed of her body in a landfill (which has never been found)

Robin Benedict
Robin Nadine Benedict

This is a case that has stuck with me since I read the book, “Missing Beauty”, by Theresa Carpenter. I do not care what Robin had done for a living for a while. She was still a human being with a family and friends. She did NOT deserve what happened to her. She deserved justice, but did not get that. William Douglas made a deal, was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter. He did not fulfill (in my opinion) his terms of the plea deal. He did not lead them to her body. I believe he lied about where she was. She deserved better than this.

Find-A-Grave: Robin Nadine Benedict
The Charley Project: Robin Benedict
Ex-Professor Held in Death of Prostitute
Former professor charged with killing lover after 7 months
Prof Charged With Murder
Former Tufts Prof Charged In Murder
Murder Trial To Focus On Brain Tissue
Robin Benedict missing one year
Despite missing body, suspect confesses
Wife of professor who killed prostitute vows to stand by him
Wife sticks by murderer-husband
Professor goes on trial for killing young artist
Professor Confesses To Murdering Lover, Apologizes to Family
State says murder conviction without producing body ‘victory’
18 to 20 years given slayer of prostitute
Professor sentenced for killing woman
Professor gets top sentence in slaying
Attorneys say life story differs from the TV movie
Robin Benedict Murder
Douglas murder and embezzlement scandal drew interest from media

Books
Missing Beauty (very good book)
True Crime: Massachusetts: the State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases

Movies/Documentaries
Married with Secrets: Obsession Has Its Price
The High Price of Passion
Scorned: Love Kills: Teacher’s Pet

William Douglas
William Douglas

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