News Archive: Tops Market Massacre

Victims
Aaron Salter Jr, 55
Ruth Whitfield, 86
Pearl Young, 77
Katherine Massey, 72
Celestine Chaney, 65
Geraldine Chapman Talley, 62
Andre Mackneil, 53
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Roberta Drury, 32
Hayward Patterson, 67
Zaire Everhart (survived)

Tops Market Massacre: Payton S. Gendron charged with killing 10 people in a mass shooting that was racially motivated
Update: Tops Market Massacre *Payton S. Gendron pled guilty to all state charges, faces sentencing on 2/15/2023; Still faces federal hate charges*

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PAYTON GENDRON
Age 18
Gender Male
Race White

Date of Birth Jun 20, 2003
ID Number 157103
Custody Status Date May 14, 2022 08:03 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Erie County Correctional Facility
Book Date May 14, 2022 07:54 PM EDT

LOCATION
Erie County Correctional Facility
40 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-7636

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Update: Tops Market Massacre *Payton S. Gendron pled guilty to all state charges, faces sentencing on 2/15/2023; Still faces federal hate charges*

Victims
Aaron Salter Jr, 55
Ruth Whitfield, 86
Pearl Young, 77
Katherine Massey, 72
Celestine Chaney, 65
Geraldine Chapman Talley, 62
Andre Mackneil, 53
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Roberta Drury, 32
Heyward Patterson, 67
Zaire Everhart (survived)

News Archive: Tops Market Massacre
Find-A-Grave: Aaron Salter Jr.
Find-A-Grave: Ruth Elizabeth Whitfield
Find-A-Grave: Pearl L. “Pearly” Young
Find-A-Grave: Katherine Eleanor “Kat” Massey
Find-A-Grave: Celestine “Stiny” Chaney
Find-A-Grave: Geraldine “Gerri” Chapman Talley
Find-A-Grave: Andre S Mackneil
Find-A-Grave: Margus D. Morrison
Find-A-Grave: Roberta Anne “Robbie” Drury
Find-A-Grave: Deacon Heyward “Tenny” Patterson
Memorial will honor Buffalo supermarket shooting victims
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused Tops Shooter on Federal Hate Crimes and Firearms Charges in Buffalo, New York
Victim Notification – United States v. Payton Gendron
Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted on terror, hate charge
Buffalo supermarket shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges
Buffalo gunman pleads guilty in racist supermarket massacre
Buffalo mass shooting: Payton Gendron pleads guilty
Buffalo mass shooting suspect pleads guilty, will spend life in prison
Buffalo Tops Shooter Pleads Guilty to All Counts, Including Debut Charges Under New York’s Domestic Terrorism Motivated by Hate Law
Wikipedia: 2022 Buffalo shooting

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PAYTON GENDRON
Age 18
Gender Male
Race White

Date of Birth Jun 20, 2003
ID Number 157103
Custody Status Date May 14, 2022 08:03 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Erie County Correctional Facility
Book Date May 14, 2022 07:54 PM EDT

LOCATION
Erie County Correctional Facility
40 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-7636

Cold Case: Martin Motta robbed and killed 81-year-old WWI Veteran, George Clarence Seitz, then buried him under a concrete slab in Queens; Sentenced to 20 years in prison


George Clarence Seitz

Find-A-Grave: George Clarence Seitz
Bones in the Backyard: How Police Cracked a Grisly Cold Case
Queens Man Martin Motta Arrested In Connection To 1976 Murder Of World War I Veteran George Seitz
NYC Man Arrested For 1976 Killing Of WWI Veteran After Remains Are Found In Yard
New Yorker Charged with Murder for 1976 Killing of World War I Vet Who Was Found Buried Under Backyard
Mystery 1976 Cold Case Murder of WWI Veteran in NYC Finally Solved With New DNA Tech
New York City man pleads guilty to killing World War I veteran who went missing 46 years ago
NYC man pleads guilty in 1976 cold case killing of WWI vet
Barber, 75, pleads guilty in 1976 killing of WWI veteran
Queens man sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing WWI Vet
NYC Barber Sentenced to Prison for Robbing and Murdering 81-Year-Old WWI Veteran Before Burying Him Under Concrete in 1976
Wikipedia: Murder of George Seitz

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Fathers From Hell: Michael Valva charged with the murder of his 8-year-old son, Thomas, who was made to sleep in the garage in 19 degree weather and died of hypothermia


Thomas Justin Valva

Find-A-Grave: Thomas Justin Valva
Thomas Valva’s mom: No one believed my warnings about NYPD cop dad Michael Valva
Ex-Nanny Of Boy Who Died After Allegedly Being Forced To Sleep In Frigid Garage Says Dad Wanted Appearance Of ‘Brady Bunch’
‘This can’t ever happen again’: Funeral held for 8-year-old boy, father accused of murder
Ignored pleas for help and closed cases: How the system failed Thomas Valva
‘House of horror’ murder case: Ex-NYPD cop, former fiancee fight for separate trials in boy’s hypothermia death
Ex-NYPD cop Michael Valva ‘had no emotion’ as 8-year-old son lay dying: paramedic
Thomas Valva case: Father Michael Valva’s murder trial begins on Long Island
Murder trial begins of ex-cop accused of forcing son to sleep in unheated garage
Lawyers for Ex-NYPD Cop Charged in 8-Year-Old Son’s Death Point to ‘Demanding’ Fiancée
Officer found guilty of murder after 8-year-old son with autism froze to death
Former New York Police Officer Convicted in Freezing Death of Son
Ex-NYPD Cop Guilty of Murder in Death of Son, 8, Forced to Sleep in Freezing Garage
NYPD Officer Found Guilty of Killing Son, 8, with Autism After Making Him Sleep in Freezing Garage
Ex-NYPD Cop Convicted of Murdering 8-Year-Old Son Who Froze to Death After Being Forced to Sleep in Garage
Ex-NYPD cop Michael Valva found guilty of murdering autistic son
Lawyer For Valva’s Ex-Fiancee On Verdict: ‘She Did Not Commit The Act’

Defendants
Michael Valva – convicted, faces 25 years to life in prison
Angela Pollina – awaiting trial

Update: Orsolya Gaal murder *Handyman, David Bonola, pled guilty to her murder; Sentenced to 25 years in prison


Orsolya Gaal

News Archive: Orsolya Gaal murder
Find-A-Grave: Orsolya Gaal
Queens man indicted on murder charges of Forest Hills woman whose body was discovered in duffel bag near park
Defendant pleads guilty to manslaughter in killing of woman whose body was discovered in duffel bag
Man charged with killing Queens mom pleads guilty
Handyman Pleads Guilty in Duffel Bag Killing of Queens Mother That Shocked NYC
David Bonola, handyman who butchered NYC mom Orsolya Gaal and stuffed her body in a bag, admits to killing
Accused ‘duffel bag killer’ David Bonola pleads guilty to butchering married lover, dumping her in Queens park
NYC Handyman Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Married Ex-Lover More Than 50 Times, Stuffing Her Body in Duffel Bag, and Leaving It Near Park
Defendant sentenced to prison for killing Forest Hills woman whose body was discovered in duffel bag
David Bonola sentenced for brutal stabbing death of Queens mother Orsolya Gaal

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Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NY: D’Asia Johnson’s dismembered body found in suitcases in her apartment; Boyfriend, Justin Williams charged with her murder


D’Asia Johnson

This story really saddens me. Not only was someone, a beautiful young lady, viciously murdered, she was also heinously dismembered and put in suitcases and the apartment was covered in blood, like a horror movie. This would have been horrifying for her friends or family to have walked into. I have thought about her for days since it happened. I truly hope that her family and friends will be okay. It will take years for them to get any sort of peace. But if they read this, just know that I will have them in my heart forever. She did not deserve this. I truly hope she gets the justice she deserves. Justin Williams, her boyfriend, has been charged with this and his next court date is January 25, 2023.

Dismembered body parts found in suitcases inside Cypress Hills apartment, NYPD says
Police identify woman whose remains were found in suitcases inside Brooklyn apartment
NYPD finds woman’s dismembered body parts in suitcases; search is on for boyfriend, according to police sources
6 Sought as Witnesses in Killing, Dismemberment of 22-Year-Old NYC Woman
Brooklyn woman found chopped up in suitcases identified
Ex-boyfriend questioned in D’Asia Johnson’s death and dismemberment in Brooklyn
Police Release Photos of Six ‘Witnesses’ After Woman Found Stuffed in Two Suitcases; Ex-Boyfriend Reportedly Questioned
Woman Was Found Slain and Dismembered, with Remains in Suitcases, as Police Question Ex-Boyfriend
Boyfriend charged with murder in Brooklyn dismemberment death, police say
Boyfriend Charged with Stabbing Brooklyn Woman to Death, Dismembering Her Body, and Stuffing Remains in Suitcases

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JUSTIN WILLIAMS
Age 24
Gender Male
Race Black
Date of Birth Oct 11, 1998
Aliases JUSTIN O WILLIAMS
ID Number 2022030036
Custody Status Date Oct 03, 2022 03:05 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Nassau County Correctional Center
Book Date Oct 03, 2022 02:43 PM EDT

LOCATION
Nassau County Correctional Center
100 Carman Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-4200

Deadly Duo: Benjamin Lopez and Deangelo Gill viciously killed 73-year-old Laraine Pizzichemi, who was recovering from cancer, was hacked to death with a machete as revenge to her grandson


Laraine Pizzichemi

Laraine Pizzichemi obituary
Find-A-Grave: Laraine Pizzichemi
Arrests made after grandmother dead, grandson wounded inside Levittown home
Police: Long Island Grandmother Stabbed To Death In Revenge Plot Against Grandson
Levittown Man Sentenced For ‘Ruthless’ Machete Killing Of 73-Year-Old Grandmother
Levittown Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Brutal Machete Murder of 73 Year-Old Woman
Man Who ‘Hacked’ Cancer-Stricken Grandmother to Death with Machete During Home Invasion Is Sentenced to Prison

Defendants
Benjamin Lopez – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Deangelo Gill – pled guilty, sentenced to 17 years to life in prison

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BENJAMIN LOPEZ
Age 28
Gender Male
Race Unknown

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Sep 08, 1994
ID Number 2017090115
Custody Status Date Sep 14, 2017 05:09 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Nassau County Correctional Center
Book Date Sep 14, 2017 04:58 PM EDT

LOCATION
Nassau County Correctional Center
100 Carman Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-4200

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GILL, DEANGELO
DIN: 19A4564
Race/Ethnicity: WHITE
Date of Birth: 08/14/1998
(age): 24 years old
Custody Status: IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility: CLINTON
County of Commitment: NASSAU
Date Received (original): 12/23/2019
Date Received (current): 12/23/2019
Admission Type: NEW COMMITMENT
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Only):

Crimes of Conviction

Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime ASSAULT 1ST
Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an incarcerated may be released prior to serving their minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the individual. As of 09/27/2022
Aggregate Minimum Sentence
17 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE
Earliest Release Date 09/11/2034
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Interview Date 05/2034
Parole Interview Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 09/11/2034
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Update: Cathleen Krauseneck murder *Husband, James Krauseneck convicted of her 1982 murder; Sentenced to years to life in prison*


Cathleen Krauseneck

Cold Case: James Krauseneck Jr charged with the ax handle murder of his wife, Cathleen; Trial has begun *The Brighton Ax Murders*
Brighton neighborhood remembers Krauseneck murder
The Brighton ax murder
Trial Begins For Upstate New York Man Accused Of Wife’s 1982 Ax Murder
Brighton Ax Murder Trial: James Krauseneck left town 24 hours after his wife was murdered in her bed
Closing arguments in the Brighton ax murder trial
James Krauseneck found guilty in Brighton ax murder trial
Jury convicts James Krauseneck of 1982 murder of his wife in Brighton
Man Found Guilty of 1982 Ax Murder of His Wife After the Case Went Unsolved for Nearly 40 Years
Former Professor Convicted in 1982 Murder of Wife Who Died from a ‘Strike in the Head with an Ax While She Slept’
Husband Found Guilty 40 Years After Murdering His Wife With an Axe
‘There was no reasonable doubt’: Juror in ax murder trial speaks on guilty verdict
Krauseneck receives maximum sentence for 1982 Brighton ax murder
NY man, 70, sentenced for using ax to murder his wife 40 years ago
‘Brighton Ax Murder’ Case that Inspired Horror Film Reaches Dramatic Conclusion: Judge Admonishes Condemned Man While Daughter Professes Father’s Innocence

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Cold Case: James Krauseneck Jr charged with the ax handle murder of his wife, Cathleen; Trial has begun *The Brighton Ax Murders*


Cathleen Krauseneck

Find-A-Grave: Cathleen R. “Cathy” Schlosser Krauseneck
Cops baffled by ax slaying
Husband charged in 1982 ax killing of wife; chief calls it one of ‘worst outcomes of domestic violence’
1982 Ax Murder of N.Y. Mom Went Unsolved for Nearly 40 Years — But Now Her Husband Is Charged
Brighton Police cite “extensive investigation”, DNA evidence in 1982 ax murder arrest
Expert establishes a new time of death to challenge husband’s alibi in Brighton ax murder
Monroe Co. D.A., U.S. District Court judge take stand in Brighton ax murder hearing
Man to Stand Trial in New York for Murder of Wife Who ‘Died From a Single Blow to the Head From an Ax’ in 1982
DA asking FBI for file of convicted killer in 40-year-old Brighton ax murder
Netflix horror film inspired by New York ax murder
Jury selection begins in 1982 Brighton ax murder trial
Trial Begins For Upstate New York Man Accused Of Wife’s 1982 Ax Murder
‘Brighton Ax Murder’: Case Against Former Economics Professor Heads to Trial More Than 40 Years After Wife’s Death
Update: Cathleen Krauseneck murder *Husband, James Krauseneck convicted of her 1982 murder; Sentencing will be November 7*

Books
ll Things Cease to Appear

Movies/Documentaries
Things Heard and Seen


James Krauseneck Jr

Monsters Among Us: Isaac Argro charged with killing his child’s mother’s, Azsia Johnson, “point blank range in the head” at East 95th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues


Azsia Johnson

Mom gunned down on NYC street was targeted: Sources
Isaac Argro, accused killer of NYC mom Azsia Johnson, jailed without bail
Upper East Side Shooting: Azsia Johnson’s alleged killer held without bail
Mother gunned down on NYC street was apparently targeted: police sources
Man Arrested For Killing Child’s Mother As She Pushed Stroller In Upper East Side Shooting
New York Man Accused of Luring Infant’s Mother to Upper East Side Before Killing Her Has Been Indicted, Charged with Murder
Stroller-Pushing NYC Mom’s Alleged Killer Held Without Bail
Man indicted for fatally shooting his baby’s mother on Upper East Side: DA
Police: Mother of Azsia Johnson, mom who was fatally shot on Upper East Side, says daughter was domestic violence victim
gofundme: Azsia Johnson

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