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    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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Monsters Among Us: Cynthia Phillips tried to kill her husband, Ron Phillips, but did kill boyfriend Toby Matthews; Did she kill others?


Toby Matthews

Victims
Ron Phillips [survived, attack did not happen]
Toby Harold Matthews, 29 [4/14/1998 Corsicana, TX]
Leslie Konrade, 38 [8/22/1996 Kinsley, KS] (possible victim?)

Find-A-Grave: Toby Harold Matthews
Find-A-Grave: Leslie A. Konrade
Woman found guilty
Squashing a Black Widow
Woman convicted of trying to kill husband indicted in similar case
Cynthia Phillips v State of Texas 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Love on the Rocks
Cynthia Darlene Phillips, American Black Widow Serial Killer – 1998

Movies/Documentaries
American Monster: Stand by Your Men

Defendants
Cynthia Phillips – Texas: convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison Colorado: convicted of trying to have Ron Phillips killed, sentenced to 24 years in prison
Richard Boyd – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Michael Billy “Bear” Slaughter – given immunity, gave the info to police

INMATE INFORMATION

COLORADO:

Name: PHILLIPS, CYNTHIA D
Age: 52
Ethnicity: WHITE
Gender: FEMALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5′ 02″
Weight: 100
DOC Number: 100920
Est. Parole
Eligibility Date: 09/20/2004
Next Parole Hearing Date:
Est. Mandatory Release Date:
Est. Sentence Discharge Date: 05/10/2021
Current Facility Assignment: COLORADO PAROLEES OUT OF COLORADO

CURRENT CONVICTIONS
Sentence Date: 05/14/1999
Sentence: 24Y-24Y
County: Kiowa
Case No.: 98CR2

TEXAS

SID Number: 04840691
TDCJ Number: 02091008
Name: PHILLIPS,CYNTHIA
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1965-09-02
Maximum Sentence Date: 2075-06-11
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2075-06-11
Parole Eligibility Date: 2045-06-10

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-04-14
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2000-11-03
County: NAVARRO
Case No.: 27,357
Sentence: 60 years

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 06088802
TDCJ Number: 01000968
Name: BOYD,RICHARD LEO
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1957-01-31
Maximum Sentence Date: 2058-04-28
Current Facility: TERRELL
Projected Release Date: 2058-04-28
Parole Eligibility Date: 2028-04-27

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1998-04-14
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 1999-07-12
County: NAVARRO
Case No.: 00-00-26951-CR
Sentence: 60 years

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Deadly Women: Tina Gail Williamson killed General “Jack” Rains for his money; Sentenced to life in prison


General “Jack” Rains

General “Jack” Rains obituary
Murfreesboro Police Make Arrest In General Rains Murder
Day 1: Witness describe relationship of murder victim, defendant
Day 2: Bank officials were concerned about withdrawals
Day 3: Murder defendant dozes during testimony
Day 4: Murder defendant says victim gave her large amounts of cash
Day 5: Prosecution rests in Tina Williamson trial
Day 6: Jurors deliberate in murder trial
Woman convicted of killing former state trooper
Williamson Found Guilty In Rains Murder Trial
Judge sentences murderer to 71 years in prison
State of Tennessee v Tina Gail Williamson

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Tina Williamson

INMATE INFORMATION

ALSUP, TINA G
Alias: WILLIAMSON, TINA GAIL
TOMIS ID: 00142049
Birth Date: 04/25/1968
Race: W
Sex: F
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: WTSP
Sentence Begin: 12/24/2008
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility : 08/08/2065
Parole Hearing:
Hearing Result:

Psycho For Love: Chris Hansen killed his wife, Nanette, and tried to make it look like she was kicked by a horse; Got his son, Scott to help, too; Both sentenced to 60 years in prison

Death Plot Laughed Off Montana Neighbors Share Grief, Guilt After Abused Woman Found Dead In Her Corral
State of Montana v Scott Michael Abe 1998 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Court upholds barnyard murder conviction
State of Montana v Chris Leonarad Hansen 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
DeBorgia murderer dies in state prison
Inmate found dead in state prison
Man who killed stepmother to be paroled from prison

Defendants
Chris Hansen – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison, died after 5 years
Scott Michael Abe – convicted, sentenced to 60 years in prison, parole in 2/2017

INMATE INFORMATION

Murder In The Family: Shanda Crain killed her parents, George Lander Sr. and Bobbie Jean Spears to get money for her video poker habit; Sentenced to LWOP


George Lander and Bobbie Jean Spears

Woman convicted of killing parents
Jury Deadlocks On Execution For Woman Who Killed Parents
Shanda Spears Crain v Johnnie Jones, Warden 2006 (habeas corpus dismissed)

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Shanda Crain

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: CRAIN, SHANDA S
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 51
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: White
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Deadly Women: Betty Lou Haber got her son, Arnold Jefferson McEver, and his friend, James Joseph Brandt, to kill her husband, Albert Haber so she could get his insurance money; All sentenced to prison

From Haber’s appeal: James Joseph Brandt was the admitted killer of Albert Haber. Brandt pled guilty to first degree murder, and pursuant to a plea bargain he received a life sentence. Brandt testified that Betty Lou Haber engaged him and her son by a previous marriage, Arnold Jefferson McEver, to kill her husband in the Haber home on the night of January 24, 1975. The plan was to make it appear as though the murder had occurred during the commission of a burglary. Brandt said that before Mrs. Haber went out for the evening, she left open a sliding glass door to facilitate the entry into the Haber residence that night. Brandt explained that he and McEver went to the residence as planned and put some fake pry marks on the door to make it look like a forceful entry had occurred. The house was placed in disarray in order to make it appear that it had been burglarized. Then Brandt and McEver lay in wait for Mr. Haber to enter the house.

When Haber came home, Brandt struck him with a rifle butt. Then Brandt and McEver beat him several times in the head. The men took some guns and other items from the house with them when they left. Brandt later decided that Mr. Haber might not be dead so he returned alone and shot him in the mouth with a revolver. An autopsy later revealed that the beating rather than the gunshot wound caused Mr. Haber’s death. While Brandt was the only witness who directly implicated the appellants in the killing, there was other substantial evidence which corroborated the fact that McEver participated in the murder and that Mrs. Haber was active in the planning of how it was to be accomplished.

The pool man with a past
Habers Convicted Of Murder
Mrs. Haber, Sons Given Life
Parole denied ex-socialite in 1975 murder
Tampa socialite to be paroled for 1975 murder of husband
‘Black Widow’ is freed 28 years after murder
Ex-Tampa socialite paroled after 27 years
Arnold Jefferson McEver III v State of Florida 1978
Betty Lou Haber v State of Florida 1981 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Betty Lou Haber v Louie L. Wainwright 1985
Woman gets award for prison work: Women’s Peacepower Foundation honors Betty Lou Haber for her years of work on behalf of other inmates at Florida Correctional Institute (about 1/2 way down)
Ex-Tampa socialite paroled after 27 years habeas corpus

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Stepmothers: The Price of Greed

Defendants
Betty Lou Haber – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; released on parole 3/07/2007
Arnold Jefferson McEver – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; scheduled for parole 2020
James Joseph Brandt – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison; killed in jail

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 149904
Name: HABER, BETTY L
Race: WHITE
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/09/1935
Custody: MINIMUM
Release Date: 03/07/2007

Stated Residence Upon Release:
21572 LANCASTER RD.
LIVE OAK, FL. 32060-5885320605885

Aliases:
BETTY HABER
BETTY L HABER

Current Prison Sentence History
Offense Date: 01/24/1975
Offense: 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.
Sentence Date: 07/21/1975
County: HILLSBOROUGH
Case No.: 7500518
Prison Sentence Length: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody: 09/29/1975
Date Out-Custody: 03/04/2003

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 049487
Name: MCEVER, ARNOLD S
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 197 lbs.
Birth Date: 09/17/1952
Initial Receipt Date: 10/01/1975
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MEDIUM
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Psycho For Love: T. Eugene Thompson had his wife, Carol, killed for the insurance money and for his mistress; Sentenced to life in prison

dv awareness

carol-thompson
Carol Thompson

This is one of the cases that the movie Fargo was loosely based on.

Minneapolis
Thompson’s Son Defends Him at Trial
For Love or Money?
Cold Case: T. Eugene Thompson
Thompson case unforgettable, even after 50 years
Murder of Carol Thompson
T. Eugene Thompson, mastermind of the murder that shocked St. Paul, dies at 88
T. Eugene Thompson Dies at 88; Crime Stunned St. Paul
T. Eugene Thompson, convicted in infamous murder case, dies
On Dick W. C. Anderson . . . And Me
On This Day in Minnesota History (has lots of links to articles)
Forgotten Duluthian Norman Mastrian

Books
Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson
The Carol Thompson murder case

Movies/Documentaries
A Crime To Remember: Devil’s Advocate

thompson-defendants

Defendants
Tilmer Eugene Thompson – convicted, sentenced to life in prison; paroled in 1983, after serving more than 19 years [died 8/7/2015]
Dick W.C. Anderson – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Norman Mastrian – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, paroled in 1988 [died 7/11/2007]

Franklin Gallimore Jr. & Grace Thorpe murders 4/1/2007 Elmont, NY *Son, Franklin Galimore III pled guilty to their murders; sentenced to 50 years in prison

dv awareness

Double murder rocks Post Ave.
Cops arrest son, girlfriend in Elmont double murder
Police Arrest Two for Murder
Lazy’Killer’
Police Say Son Responded to Eviction With Fatal Gunshots
Man murdered his parents for evicting him
L.I. ‘Slay’ duo in crime of fashion
NY man pleads guilty to parents’ murders
Man Admits To Killing His Parents For Kicking Him Out

Defendants
Franklin Gallimore III – pled guilty (murder)sentenced to 50 years in prison
Katherine Galatro – pled guilty (hindering prosecution, criminal possession of a gun); sentenced to 2 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 11/06/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 08A3072
Inmate Name GALLIMORE, FRANKLIN D
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 01/04/1987
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility GREAT MEADOW
Date Received (Original) 06/05/2008
Date Received (Current) 12/30/2015
Admission Type RETURN FROM ANOTHER AGENCY
County of Commitment NASSAU
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
As of 11/06/16
Crime MURDER 1ST
Class A1

Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND
Class 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 11/06/16
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0050 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/29/2057
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2056
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/29/2057
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 11/06/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 08G0338
Inmate Name GALATRO, KATHERINA
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 07/10/1988
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status RELEASED
Housing / Releasing Facility BEACON FEMALE
Date Received (Original) 04/07/2008
Date Received (Current) 04/07/2008
Admission Type
County of Commitment NASSAU
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 12/17/08 PAROLE – COND REL TO PAROLE

Crimes of Conviction
As of 11/06/16
Crime ATT CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND
Class D

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 11/06/16
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0000 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0002 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date 10/2008
Parole Hearing Type RELEASE CONDITIONS
Parole Eligibility Date
Conditional Release Date 12/17/2008
Maximum Expiration Date 03/31/2009
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date 06/18/2010
Parole Board Discharge Date

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