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Monsters Among Us: Lawrence Horn hired a hitman, James Edward Perry, to kill his wife, son, and his son’s nurse so he could inherit his son’s life insurance money

Victims
Mildred Horn, 43 (ex-wife)
Trevor Horn, 8 (son, who was severely mentally challenged)
Janice Roberts Saunders, 38 (son’s nurse)

Find-A-Grave: Mildred M. “Millie” Horn
Find-A-Grave: Trevor Horn
Find-A-Grave: Janice Y Roberts Saunders
Disability Day of Mourning: Trevor Horn
In Memoriam: Trevor Horn
Father arrested in 3 murders
Man Held in Deaths of Son and Ex-Wife
Case against murder-for-hire suspect to unfold today
Horn Convicted for Three Murders
Ex-Motown Sound Engineer Gets Life In Murder Plot
Man Gets Life in Killing of 3 for Insurance
Rice v ABC 1997 (reversed and remanded)
Triple murder trial begins for James Edward Perry
Perry murder-for-hire trial goes to jury in Rockville
Perry guilty in triple slaying
Publisher of ‘Hit Man’ Manual Agrees to Settle Suit Over Triple Slaying
How The Man Behind Motown’s Sound Conspired To Kill His Family For Money
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 1996
James Edward Perry v State of Maryland 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murder by the Book
Hit man, hired by quadriplegic’s father in Silver Spring triple slaying, dies
Murderpedia: Lawrence Horn
Wikipedia: Lawrence Horn
Strong Words: The Book That Went on Trial for Murder
The Day They Came to Sue the Book

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: Blueprint for Murder
The F.B.I. Files: Hired Gun

Defendants
Lawrence Horn – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
James Edward Perry – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

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Deadly Wives: Michelle Paet had her husband, Nathan Paet, killed (in front of their children) for the insurance money; Sentenced to LWOP


Nathan Paet

Paet Family ‘Devastated’ At Wife’s ‘Immorality’
4 accused in Nellis airman’s slaying facing trial separately
Michelle Paet Attorney Wants Murder Case Dismissed Over Illegal Search of Cellphone Records
Wife sobs at pretrial hearings in slaying of U.S. airman
Wife pleads guilty in slaying of U.S. airman from Guam
Witness says she lied about alibi for suspect in airman’s death
Nathan Paet Murder: Police Arrest 3 in Iraq War Veteran’s Death
Nathan Paet Update: Wife of Murdered Iraq War Vet Arrested in Las Vegas Shooting Death
Police Arrest 3 in Nellis Airman’s Murder
Woman gets life in prison without parole in death of husband, a Nellis airman
Michelle Paet sentenced to life without parole for conspiring to kill her husband
Ex-convict found guilty in Las Vegas murder, conspiracy plot with wife of US airman from Guam
Man gets life in prison without parole for slaying of Nellis airman

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Michelle Paet

Defendants
Michelle Paet – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Michael Rudolph Rodriguez – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Corry A. Hawkins – pled guilty, sentence to LWOP
Jessica Austin – pled guilty,


Jessica Austin

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

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

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

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