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Murder In The Family: Chase Micklevitz charged with stabbing his grandmother, Deanna Micklevitz, to death

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Deanna Micklevitz
Deanna Micklevitz

Deanna Kay Micklevitz obituary
Columbus woman stabbed to death, grandson arrested
Columbus man charged in grandmother’s death
Local teen will remain in jail before murder trial
Nebraska man ordered held without bail in slaying
Judge Removes Bond Option in Micklevitz Case
Trial Set For Teen Accused Of Killing Grandmother
Micklevitz Trial Delayed
Teen charged in murder faces assault sentence

Chase Micklevitz
Chase Micklevitz

William Wayne “Bill” Lowes murder 10/20/1990 Cape Girardeau, MO *Former stepson, Bryan Crews, convicted; Sentenced to LWOP

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Bill Lowes
Bill Lowes

Teenager receives life prison term for stepfather’s murder (part 1)
Crews (part 2, scroll to the left)
Bryan K. Crews v Paul K. Delo (Warden) 1995 (habeas corpus denied)
Major Case Squad Cases #7
Local murder case to be featured on ‘Forensic Files’
Forensic Files transcript

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Bump In The Night

INMATE INFORMATION

Bryan Crews prison mug

DOC Id 181156
Offender Name Bryan K Crews
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 06/19/1972
Height/Weight 5’8″ / 165
Hair/Eyes Brown /Hazel
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 (Life W/O, 5 CC)
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE
Completed Offenses ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION
Aliases Bryan K Crews; Bryan K Crews

Murder In The Family: Rodger Allen Gran killed his mother, Lynnea Gran, using a hammer; He was sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Lynnae Gran
Lynnae Gran

Superior man charged in 1986 death of his mother
New lab tests lead to confession, prison in ’86 slaying
After 20 years, son’s guilt established
Man who killed mom gets 15-years in jail
Man gets prison time for killing his mother

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Fresh Heir (also named Cause of Death)

INMATE INFORMATION

RodgerGran prison mug

Name: GRAN, RODGER
DOC #: 00256998
Birth Year: 1968
Age: 46
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 187
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Sex: MALE
Photo Date: 04/29/2014

Status: ACTIVE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION
Institution:
Region Unit Office: Unit 506
Region Unit Agent: 5 06 27
1310 14th ST
Suite 260
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-7915
Maximum Discharge Date: 07/30/2020
Mandatory Release/Extended Supervision Date: 07/30/2015
Parole Eligibility Date:

Residence *

Address Reported
SUPERIOR, WI, 54880, County of DOUGLAS 06/25/2014
* Please Note: Municipality listed may pertain to an offender’s
postal address and may not necessarily be the offender’s actual municipality of residence.

Court Cases
Case # County Statute # Convicted
05CF242 DOUGLAS 940.02(1) 07/21/2006
92CR791 DOUGLAS 943.01 , 943.14 , 943.20(1)(A) 02/16/1993
93CF474 DOUGLAS 943.10(1)(A) , 943.12 08/13/1993

Murder In The Family: 10-year-old Joseph Hall shot and killed his father, Jeff Hall, to stop the abuse in his home

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Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall

Neo-Nazi Father Is Killed; Son, 10, Steeped in Beliefs, Is Accused
Now 12, California Boy Comes to Trial in Killing of Neo-Nazi Father
Judge Finds California Boy Responsible in the Killing of His Neo-Nazi Father
Jeff Hall Murder Case Update: Boy who killed neo-Nazi dad at age 10 to be sentenced
Boy Who Shot Neo-Nazi Father Sentenced to 10 Years in Juvie
Mom of Boy Who Killed Neo-Nazi Father Fears for Her Son
A Very Dangerous Boy
Wikipedia: Murder of Jeff Hall

Movies/Documentaries
60 Minutes: The Murder of an American Nazi
Redrum: Family Values

Joseph Hall
Joseph Hall

Monsters Among Us: Tracy Beatty killed his mother, Carolyn “Callie” Click; Sentenced to death

dvawareness3From Tracy Beatty’s appeal: Appellant and Click had a volatile and combative relationship. Appellant moved into Click’s house in early October 2003. Although Click told her next-door neighbor and close friend, Betty McCarty, that appellant had assaulted her several times in the past, Click said that she was excited about appellant’s arrival. Click’s excitement, however, vanished shortly after appellant moved in. McCarty testified that Click told her that she asked appellant to leave sometime in October and a second time on November 25, 2003–two days before Thanksgiving and the last day Click was seen alive. Around 4:00 p.m. on November 25th, Click went to McCarty’s house. Click was “stressed out and crying.” Click told McCarty that she was unhappy about the way things were going with appellant and that she had asked appellant to leave:

[Prosecutor:] What did [Click] tell you?

[McCarty:] That she had asked him to leave that day, and that – she said, “I put up with all I’m going to put up with, and I had asked him to leave,” and she was upset about it. And that’s the last time I saw her.

[Prosecutor:] Did she tell you what time that day she had told [appellant] to leave?

[McCarty:] No, sir.

Although McCarty initially testified that Click said that she “asked” appellant to leave, she later clarified that Click said, “I told [appellant] to leave today.” McCarty did not know exactly when the conversation with appellant had occurred that day or when appellant was supposed to leave:

[Defense counsel:] Did [Click] say specifically when . . . she had that conversation with [appellant] or when he was supposed to leave by?

[McCarty:] No, sir. I saw her at 4:00, and I didn’t know anything about it until that time. So I don’t know what time she told him.

Appellant’s cousin, Stacey Killough, testified that appellant arrived at her house later that day between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. driving Click’s car. Killough testified that the drive from Click’s house to her house takes approximately forty-five minutes. Appellant smelled of alcohol but was not intoxicated. Noting Click’s absence, Killough became suspicious because Click was “very protective” of her car and never let anyone else drive it. In fact, Killough had previously seen Click refuse to let appellant drive the car. When Killough asked appellant where Click was, appellant told her that Click was out of town with a friend and would not be back for a few weeks. Because Killough was busy, appellant stayed at Killough’s house for only five to ten minutes.

Lieanna Wilkerson testified that she lived across the road from Click and that they had become close friends. Click told Wilkerson that appellant had assaulted her on several occasions in the past. Once appellant had “beaten her so severely that he had left her for dead.” Click was nevertheless excited that appellant was coming to live with her and hoped that she and appellant could mend their relationship. After appellant moved in with Click, Wilkerson hired him to do odd jobs around her house because he was unemployed. The two became friends, and Wilkerson referred to appellant as “Trey.” Appellant went to her house when he and Click would argue, which was daily. Toward the end of October and the first part of November, appellant house-sat for Wilkerson while she was out of town for several days. Wilkerson extended the offer to appellant because she was concerned about appellant and Click fighting, and she thought it would give them an opportunity to separate from each other. When Wilkerson returned home, appellant’s suitcase was sitting in the living room. Appellant told Wilkerson that Click had packed his things and brought them over. Wilkerson understood this to mean that Click had packed appellant’s suitcase in an effort to kick him out. Appellant, however, returned to Click’s house and continued to live with her. According to Wilkerson, appellant and Click fought daily in November.

Wilkerson described a conversation that she had with appellant in the middle of November in which he expressed his anger with Click. Appellant told Wilkerson about missing a job interview with an electric company that he had been very excited about. Click refused to drive him to the interview, saying that “she just didn’t feel like it.” Wilkerson knew that appellant could not drive himself because Click refused to let appellant, who did not have a driver’s license, borrow her car. Around the same time, appellant told Wilkerson that he thought about harming Click:

[Wilkerson:] I know [appellant] had said they were underpinning her house, and he had gotten upset . . . . And they had gotten into a huge fight, and she was yelling at him, and he just made an offhand comment, “I can’t believe she handed me that hammer.” He said, “Because all I could think about was hitting her in the head with it.” And I said, “Trey,” and he goes, “Well, I couldn’t do it.” He said, “If I shoved her under there, she would have just started stinking.”

Tracy Beatty v State of Texas 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Man on Death Row for Mother’s Slaying Loses Appeal
Tracy Lane Beatty v William Stephens 2014 denied COA (certificate of appealability)
Murderpedia: Tracy Lane Beatty
Tracy Lane Beatty – Texas Death Row
Pen Pal request

Movies/Documentaries
The Mind of a Murderer: Bad to the Bone

INMATE INFORMATION

TracyBeatty

SID Number: 02579594
TDCJ Number: 00999484
Name: BEATTY,TRACY
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1961-01-23
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2003-11-25
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER (DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2004-08-10
County: SMITH
Case No.: 241-0978-04
Sentence (YY-MM-DD) death

Monsters Among Us: Gerard Lopes Belmonte beat & killed his adoptive mother, Natalie Belmonte; Sentenced to life in prison

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Natalie Belmonte
Natalie Belmonte

Pembroke Pines Police Need Help To Find Missing Woman
Police: Broward Woman’s Disappearance A Possible Homicide
Dead Woman’s Son Arrested, Facing 1st Degree Murder
Pembroke Pines woman’s adopted son arrested in her slaying
Adopted Son Indicted In Pembroke Pines Woman’s Murder
Surveillance Video Released In Natalie Belmonte Murder Case
Natalie Belmonte Murder: Fla. man raped adoptive mother before killing her in 2011, prosecutors say
Fla. Alleges Sexual Assault in Murder of Adoptive Mother Natalie Belmonte
Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Killing Adoptive Mother
Murdered Woman’s Sex Life Focus Of Lopes Murder Trial
Lopes found guilty of second-degree murder of adoptive mother
Jury Convicts Gerard Lopes Of Killing Adoptive Murder
Pembroke Pines man gets life sentence in murder of adoptive mother
Man Given Life Sentence For Killing Adoptive Mother
Pembroke Pines man gets life sentence in murder of adoptive mother

Movies/Documentaries
See No Evil: Neighborhood Watch

INMATE INFORMATION

GerardLopes prison mug

DC Number: M67913
Name: LOPES, GERARD
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 172 lbs.
Birth Date: 03/16/1990
Initial Receipt Date: 10/17/2013
Current Facility: HAMILTON ANNEX
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
GERARD BELMONTE
GERARD A BELMONTE
GERARD ANTHONY BELMONTE
GERARD BELMONTE-LOPES
GERARD A BELMONTE-LOPES
GERARD LOPES
GERARD A LOPES
GERARD NELMONTE-LOPES

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO LEFT ARM TRUST
TATTOO RIGHT ARM NO 1

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/17/2011 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 10/16/2013 BROWARD 1112276 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
10/29/2013 ICE BRADENTON DETAIN

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody 10/17/2013
Date Out-of-Custody Currently Incarcerated

Murder In The Family: Travis Kirchner killed his mother, Patricia Kirchner; Sentenced to 29 years in prison, but killed himself in prison

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Poki Roni Ranch
Poki Roni Ranch

Lawsuit closed Poki Roni Ranch week before death
Kirchner Murder Trial Begins with Opening Statements and Witness Testimony
Bombshell Testimony From Police Officer in 2nd Day of Kirchner Murder Trial
Kirchner Murder Trial: A Look Back at the Case
Travis Kirchner details suicide pact, night his mother died in murder trial; watch video
Prosecution Rests In Kirchner Trial
Jury Views Video of Kirchner Detailing Mother’s Suicide
Travis Kirchner Guilty of Mom’s Murder, Punishment Phase of Trial Underway
Jury finds Kirchner guilty of murdering mother
Kirchner Sentenced To 29 Years In Prison
Poki Roni Ranch owner, convicted murderer found dead in prison cell

Movies/Documentaries
Unraveled: Death Pact

Travis Kirchner
Travis Kirchner

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