Murder In The Family: Aris Manoloules was killed by his sister’s husband, Robert Upton, and his nephew, Christopher Manoloules; Brother, Treefon Manoloules, was acquitted

remembering the victims

Aris E. Manoloules obituary
Alleged murder plot detailed
Car salesman: Upton texted him regarding debt night of slaying
Prosecutor: Brother Masterminded Murder Plot
Son says his father plotted Cape Cod murder
Robert Upton convicted of murder in 2009 Hyannis slaying
Robert Upton gets life for 2009 murder of Aris Manoloules
Nephew pleads guilty in 2009 Hyannis killing
Southboro man pleads guilty to manslaughter
Manoloules sister: Brother won’t repay loan for defense

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: It’s Your Funeral

Treefon Manoloues
Treefon Manoloules

Defendants
Robert Upton – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Treefon Manoloules – acquitted
Christopher Manoloules – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Robert Upton

Offender Name: ROBERT L UPTON
Offender ID:W101943
Date of Birth:
Age:
Race:
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Souza Baranowski Correctional (Maximum Security)

INMATE INFORMATION

Christopher Manoloules

Offender Name: CHRISTOPHER MANOLOULES
Offender ID:W102699
Date of Birth:
Age:
Race:
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:NCCI Gardner (Medium Security)

Deadly Duo: Monique Kitts and Karl Michael Howard killed Monique’s husband, Corey Kitts, for the insurance money; They are now sentenced to LWOP

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Corey Kitts
Corey Kitts

Corey Carl Kitts obituary
Victim identified in homicide
Addis continues murder investigation
Pair sought in 2010 West Baton Rouge murder
Third suspect in 2010 Addis murder arrestedMurdered man’s wife and 2 others indicted by grand jury
Assistant D.A.: ‘Monique Kitts, you are guilty of killing your husband’
District attorney: Monique Kitts’ motive in killing husband Corey Kitts was $549,000 life insurance
Accusations of infidelity aired out in day 2 of murder-for-hire trial
Star witness in murder-for-hire trial: ‘I knew they wanted someone dead at that house’
Jury finds Monique Kitts, Karl Howard guilty in murder-for-hire case
Monique Kitts cries out after hearing guilty verdict in murder of husband
Monique Kitts sentenced to life in prison for her role in the ‘murder for hire’ plot to kill her husband

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: For Better, Or for Murder

Defendants
Monique Kitts – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Karl Michael Howard – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Corey Knox – getaway driver, co-operated, pled guilty, sentenced to time served

Corey Knox
Corey Knox

INMATE INFORMATION

Monique Kitts

Offender Name: MONIQUE O KITTS
Offender ID:633804
Date of Birth:04/27/1969
Age: 46
Race: African American
Gender: Female
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women

INMATE INFORMATION

Karl Howard

Offender Name: KARL M HOWARD
Offender ID:633805
Date of Birth:12/01/1983
Age: 31
Race: African American
Gender: Male
Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:Louisiana State Penitentiary

Deadly Duo: Jason and Donna Slaughter killed 2 men for the insurance money, but they did not do it well

Michael Haegele
Michael Haegele

Victims
Christopher Masters, 22 [Delaware] (indicted, no trial yet) [no picture]
Michael Haegele, 21 [Georgia]

Former Delaware Man Indicted for 2007 Shooting Death
Murder mystery solved, tipster in on the crime
Two Arrested in the Murder of Michael Haegele
Family: Marion Co. murder was the result of triangle
Del. man charged in ’07 mobile home murder
Ga. man who killed for life insurance tied to second killing in Del.
Donna Slaughter v State of Georgia 2014 (conviction & sentence affirmed)
Ga. Supreme Court upholds woman’s conviction in murder scheme
Bizarre Tale of Insurance Killing Alleges Two Victims, in Two States
Insurance scam links killer here to Delaware homicide
Jason & Donna Slaughter Rat Themselves Out, They Are The Tipster On The Crime

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Killer Couples: Donna and Jason Slaughter

Defendants
Donna Slaughter – convicted of the murder of Michael Haegele, sentenced to life plus 15 years
Jason Slaughter – convicted of the murder of Michael Haegele, sentenced to life plus 15 years; will be extradicted to Delaware to face murder charges of Christopher Masters

INMATE INFORMATION

DonnaSlaughter prison mug

SLAUGHTER, DONNA MARIE
GDC ID: 1000950379

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
YOB: 1980
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: FEMALE
HEIGHT: 5’06”
WEIGHT: 095
EYE COLOR: BLUE
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: PULASKI STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. BRIMBLE,DONNA
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,DONNA
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,DONNA MARIE

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 764623
OFFENSE: POSS OF FIREARM DUR CRIME
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN 12/05/2012
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

INMATE INFORMATION

JasonSlaughter prison mug

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1986
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 180
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: HAYS STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,JASON
A.K.A. SLAUGHTER,JASON LAMAR

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 777097
OFFENSE: POSS OF FIREARM DUR CRIME
CONVICTION COUNTY: MARION COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 05/06/2010
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY
INCARCERATION BEGIN 08/22/2013
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

Deadly Wives: Sandra Plunkett killed her husband, Paul Plunkett to get the insurance money; Sentenced to LWOP

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Paul Plunkett
Paul Plunkett

Murder victim laid to rest with full honors
University to hand over health records in murder case
Trial begins for woman accused of murdering husband
Plunkett Murder Trial Continues into Third Day
Plunkett found guilty of murdering husband
Sandra Plunkett sentencing in murder case of husband, former Jefferson City police officer
Sandra Plunkett formally sentenced for husband’s murder
Sandra Plunkett sentenced to life without parole in shooting death of ex-JCPD husband

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Sandra Plunkett

INMATE INFORMATION

SandraPlunkett prison mug

DOC Id 1266484
Offender Name Sandra G Plunkett
Race White
Sex Female
Date of Birth 10/15/1973
Height/Weight 5’3″ / 153
Hair/Eyes Brown /Green
Assigned Location Women’s Eastern REC/Diag/Corr Center
Address 1101 E. Highway 54, Vandalia, MO 63382
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 594-6686

Sentence Summary Life (Life, 7 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE;ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Sandra Gay Jannick
Sandra Gay Plunkett
Sandra Janniack
Sandra G Plunkett

Monsters Among Us: Markum Duff-Smith, Allen Wayne Janecka, and Walt Waldhauser planned and carried out the murders of members of Duff-Smith family

John and Diana Wanstrath
John and Diana Wanstrath

Victims
Gertrude Duff-Smith Zabolio, 57 [10/15/1975]
John Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Diana Wanstrath [7/5/1979]
Kevin Wanstrath [7/5/1979]

Murderpedia: Markham Duff-Smith
Johnny Bonds, a Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit, Breaks the Murder Case That Became His Obsession
Making a Killing
A Killer By Any Other Name
Markham Duff-Smith v Texas Dept of Criminal Justice (habeas corpus denied)
Killer confesses before his execution
Texas executes man who had mother killed
Killers executed in Georgia, Texas
Harris Officials Fight Release Of Triggerman in 3 Deaths
Ex-officer tries to keep man linked to Texas murders locked up
Hitman who killed Houston toddler executed
Allen Wayne Janecka #869
An investigator who simply won’t quit his case

Books
The Cop Who Wouldn’t Quit

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Unmistakable Truth

Walt Waldhauser
Walt Waldhauser aka Michael Lee Davis

Defendants
Markham Duff-Smith – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 6/29/1993
Walt Waldhauser – convicted, sentenced to 30 years in prison [new name Michael Lee Davis]
Allen Wayne Janecka – convicted, sentenced to death; Executed on 7/24/2003
Paul MacDonald – sentenced to 16 years, paroled 11/04/1984

INMATE INFORMATION

Markham Duff-Smith

Last Statement:

I am the sinner of all sinners. I was responsible for the ’75 and ’79 cases. My trial was not just; it was not fair; they lied against me. I love all of those on Death Row, and I will always hold them in my hands. Those who stood by me, I will always love you. Jim and Judy Peterson and Chaplain Lopez, I thank you for staying by my side.

Inmate Information: Markham Duff-Smith

INMATE INFORMATION

Allen Wayne Janecka

Last Statement:

First of all, I want to say God bless everyone here today. For many years I have done things my way, which caused a lot of pain to me, my family and many others. Today I have come to realize that for peace and happiness, one has to do things God’s way. I want to thank my family for their support. I love you. I am taking you with me. You all stay strong. I love you. I also want to say thanks to the Chaplains who I have met through the years and who have brought me a long way. And I cherish you as my family and at this time…oh, Ken, my little son, I am coming to see you. Oh Lord, into your hands I commit my spirit. Thy will be done.

Inmate Information: Allen Wayne Janecka

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

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Wendy Trapaga
Wendy Trapaga

Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy
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

Movies/Documentaries
Scorned: Love Kills: I’ll Have What She’s Having

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

Psycho For Love: Jeffrey Lamb killed his wife, Cathy Lamb, for an insurance check for $27,000; Sentenced to LWOP

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Cathy Lamb
Cathy Lamb

Find-A-Grave: Cathy Renee Rippeon Lamb
Husband Charged In Slaying
Man Convicted Of Killing Wife
Killer Escapes Death Penalty
crimelibrary: Murder and a Movie: The Jeffrey Lamb Case
Tow-truck driver convicted in tire-iron beating death of estranged wife
Jeffrey T. Lamb v Water A McNeill 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Dog Day Afternoon
Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case: If Dogs Could Talk

INMATE INFORMATION

JeffreyLamb prison mug

DC Number: W19471
Name: LAMB, JEFFREY T
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: RED OR AUBURN
Eye Color: HAZEL
Height: 6’01”
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 04/20/1973
Initial Receipt Date: 09/17/2007
Current Facility: SOUTH BAY C.F.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
JEFFREY LAMB
JEFFREY T LAMB
JEFFREY THOMAS LAMB

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/15/2004 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 11/21/2006 PALM BEACH 0412283 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/01/2000 GRAND THEFT O/20,000 L/$100,00 11/28/2006 PALM BEACH 0104582 2Y 0M 0D

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 09/17/2007
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

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