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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: Jonathan Lloyd strangled Jennette Testa, then set her body on fire; Sentenced to life in prison


Jennette Testa

A Voice for Jenny
Reno man sentenced to two life terms
Statement by Kathi Testa Smith
Nevada Co-Chairs: Kathi Testa Smith

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case With Paula Zahn: Sirens in the Night

INMATE INFORMATION

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Spree Killer: Jeremiah Diaz Bean killed 5 people and then laughed about it; Sentenced to death [plus 78-195 years in prison]

Victims
Bob Pape, 84 [5/10/2013 Fernley, NV]
Dorothy ‘Dotty’ Pape, 84 [5/10/2013 Fernley, NV]
Eliazar Graham, 52 [5/13/2013 Mustang, NV] (no picture)
Angie Duff, 67 [5/13/2013 Fernley, NV]
Lester Leiber, 69 [5/13/2013 Fernley, NV] (no picture)

Dorothy and Robert Pape obituary
Angie Duff obituary
Jeremiah Bean: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Man arrested after five found dead in northern Nevada
All Fernley Victims ID’d; New Charges Pending Against Suspect
Murder charges sought against Fernley man, 25, in string of 5 northern Nevada killings
Timeline Reveals Elderly Couple Killed Three Days Before Bodies Found
Bean jury seated; Fernley residents still shocked by violence
Jeremiah Bean Murder Trial Begins With Startling Statement
Jury Convicts Jeremiah Bean of Murdering Five People in 2013
Nevada man convicted of 5 murders in 2013 spree
Jeremiah Bean sentencing grows emotional with family testimony
Jeremiah Bean sentenced to death for Lyon County killings
NV – Five people slain in 2-county crime spree, Jeremiah Bean charged, May 2013
Jeremiah Diaz Bean – Nevada Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Murder by Numbers: Murder Calling

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: David Frostick killed his fiancee, Robin Lesley Jenkins when she broke up with him; Sentenced to 28 years to life in prison


Robin Lesley Jenkins

Robin Lesley Jenkins obituary
Daughter’s death puts dad at forefront of fighting domestic violence
Domestic violence film will show in three Solano County cities
Vegas homicide involves Santa Rosa pair
Man convicted in Las Vegas woman’s 2009 stabbing death
David Frostick found guilty of murder in the death of his fiance
Las Vegas Man Gets 20 to Life for Stabbing Fiance
Man gets 20 to life for fatally stabbing his fiancee
Convicted killer David Frostick, attacks corrections officer days after being sentenced
Man sentenced in 2009 killing faces new charges in attack on Clark County jail officer
Police: Man Guilty in Butcher Knife Slaying Attacked Guard

Movies/Documentaries
Sin City Justice: An Uncontrollable Rage

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Javier Righetti raped and killed 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba, because he “was bored”; Sentenced to death


Alyssa Otremba

Alyssa Page Otremba obituary
Facebook: In Loving Memory of Alyssa Otremba
Family and Former Neighbors Remember Alyssa Otremba
Metro Police investigating body found in northwest valley
Investigators return to scene of desert slaying
Vegas police: Slain teen randomly attacked
Police: Man confessed to rape, murder of 15-year-old girl
Man arrested in fatal attack on 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba in Las Vegas
Community Mourns the Loss of Murdered Teen
Alyssa Otremba’s accused killer confessed, Vegas police say
October hearing set for man accused in girl’s rape, stabbing death
No bail for suspect in Alyssa Otremba slaying
Testimony reveals slain Arbor View student was near safety
Judge tosses plea in slaying of Arbor View freshman
Opening statements started Thursday in Javier Righetti’s capital murder trial

Witnesses testify on day two of Javier Righetti’s teen murder trial
Death penalty trial for a man accused in rape, murder of 15-year-old postponed
Javier Righetti found GUILTY in Alyssa Otremba murder trial
Righetti found guilty in 2011 murder of Alyssa Otremba
Las Vegas jury in Javier Righetti murder case hears about prior attacks
Jury recommends death penalty for Javier Righetti
Javier Righetti sentenced to death in murder of Alyssa Otremba
Jury sentences Javier Righetti to death in murder of Alyssa Otremba

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Monsters Among Us: War Machine convicted of the brutal beating and sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, and her boyfriend, Corey Thomas; Sentenced to 36 years to life in prison


Christy Mack and Corey Thomas

Documents Reveal Disturbing Details Of War Machine’s Alleged Assault
Christy Mack Posts Photos, Account Of Alleged Beating By War Machine
War Machine’s suicide note: ‘Society has killed men. I was never meant to live in this era’
Christy Mack Reads Graphic, Emotional Testimony At War Machine Trial
War Machine laughs as ex describes brutal ‘assault’
Las Vegas jury convicts War Machine of sexual assault
War Machine releases statement following conviction on 29 charges in Christy Mack trial
War Machine sentenced to 36 years to life in prison in assault case
Ex-MMA fighter War Machine sentenced for beating, sexually assaulting ex
Wikipedia: War Machine (mixed martial artist)

Movies/Documentaries
Sin City Justice: Rage Against the Machine

INMATE INFORMATION

JONATHAN PAUL KOPPENHAVER
Age 35
Gender Male
Race White
NV: Clark County Detention Center
Offender ID 02519422
Custody Status In Custody

Monsters Among Us: Craig Jacobsen (aka John Flowers) killed Ginger Rios, sentenced to life in prison; Now awaiting trial in AZ for the murder of Christina Marie Martinez

Victims
Ginger Rios, 20 [4/4/1997 Las Vegas, NV]
Christina Marie Martinez, 15 [5/3/1997 Phoenix, AZ]

Facebook: Christina Marie Martinez
Store owner charged in killing.
Flowers pleads guilty to murder
Rios family braces for more pain
Does spy store harbor secrets about a murder?
Former spy shop owner pleads guilty to murder
Man arrested in 1997 Phoenix cold-case murder
Arizona murder defendant convicted of separate killing in Nevada ruled incompetent
Arizona murder defendant ruled incompetent to stand trial
Judge: Man convicted in ’97 Vegas murder faking mental issues to avoid Arizona trial
Nevada murder suspect caught faking mental incompetence
AZ – Christina Martinez, 15, abducted & murdered, Phoenix, 3 May 1997 *Arrest*
Excerpt from “The Rough Guide to True Crime”

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Darkness in the Desert

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: JOHN FLOWERS
Offender ID: 76844
Gender: Male
Ethnic: CAUCASIAN
AGe: 46
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 150lb
Build: MEDIUM
Complexion: MEDIUM
Hair: BROWN
Eyes: BLUE
Institution: OUT OF STATE CONFINEMENT
Custody Level: UNASSIGNED
Aliases: CRAIG JACOBSEN
Prior Felonies: YES

Booking Information
Offense Code: 92
Offense Description: MURDER 1ST DEGREE
Sent. Status: Active
Sent. Min: 0 yr 240 mo 0 days
Sent. Max:
Sent. PED: 2019-01-01
Sent. MPR:
Sent. County: CLARK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Sent. PEXD:
Sent. Type: LIFE WITH PAROLE
Sent. RRD:
Sent. Start Date: 1999-01-02

Jon Ernest Gomez murder 11/28/2016 Aztec Wash, NV *Edward Bedrusian charged with his murder, said he was held hostage by the victim*

Possible human remains found in concrete near Lake Mead
Man held on murder charge in possible body-in-concrete case
Man arrested after body discovered east of Nelson’s Landing
Man arrested after remains found near Lake Mead
Man who allegedly buried body near Nelson’s Landing said victim held him hostage
Arrest after human remains found at Lake Mead encased in concrete

INMATE INFORMATION

Defendant’s ID: 02649444
Defendant’s Case No: 17F08722X

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