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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Roy Daniel Tucker murder 10/16/1994 Auburn, NY *Inmate Donald Nash convicted, added 25 years to life to his 100 year sentence*

Killer Serving 100 Years Is Held in Death of Inmate
Convicted killer accused in gruesome prison murder
Multiple murderer accused of killing inmate
People of the State of New York v Donald Nash 1997 (conviction and sentenced affirmed)
Monsters Among Us: Irwin Margolies hired hitman Donald Nash to get rid of 2 witnesses to his fraud scheme

INMATE INFORMATION

Donald Nash 1994

Identifying and Location Information
As of 02/13/13

DIN (Department Identification Number) 83A4150
Inmate Name NASH, DONALD
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 12/09/1935
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ATTICA
Date Received (Original) 06/24/1983
Date Received (Current) 06/24/1983
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
If all 4 crime fields contain data, there may be additional crimes not shown here. In this case, the crimes shown here are those with the longest sentences. As of 02/13/13

Crime: MURDER 2ND
Class: A1

Crime: CONSPIRACY 2ND
Class: B

Crime: MURDER 2ND
Class: A1

Crime: PROM PRISON CONTRABAND 1ST
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 02/13/13

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0125 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 06/15/2107
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 02/2107
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 06/15/2107
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

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With Friends Like This…John Morgan was murdered by 3 of his friends because they were upset over a $900 phone bill; All sentenced to prison

3 Face Charges
Sources say slaying victim was tortured in Johnstown
2 arraigned in Johnstown murder
Johnstown woman faces more counts – Morgan’s ex-girlfriend charged with murder
Man pleads guilty to murder charge – Suspect admits torture killing
Cook, Whaley sentenced for murder – Judge says both men ‘lucked out’ because of age
Suspect in torture killing makes a plea
Dzierson apologizes in court
Cornell program turns Auburn prison inmates into college graduates
Vigil tonight to recognize 1998 victim of murder
Old murder case airing on TV

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Puzzle in Pieces

Defendants
Theodore Cook – convicted, sentenced to 23 years to life in prison (parole eligible 11/2020)
Lucas Whaley – convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison (parole eligible 11/2022)
Amanda Dzierson – convicted, sentenced to 20 years to life in prison (parole hearing 11/2017)

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99A1675
Inmate Name COOK, THEODORE J
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 04/03/1980
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility MOHAWK
Date Received (Original) 03/30/1999
Date Received (Current) 03/30/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

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 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0023 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/17/2021
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2020
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/17/2021
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 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99A1676
Inmate Name WHALEY, LUCAS W
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 09/24/1980
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility AUBURN
Date Received (Original) 03/30/1999
Date Received (Current) 03/30/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

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 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/17/2023
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2022
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/17/2023
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 06/29/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 99G0156
Inmate Name DZIERSON, AMANDA C
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 09/20/1977
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility ALBION
Date Received (Original) 02/09/1999
Date Received (Current) 02/09/1999
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment FULTON
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime KIDNAPPING
Class A1

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 06/29/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0020 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 03/10/2018
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2017
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/10/2018
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Parents Gone Wild! Shaquan Taylor arrested for the Father’s Day brutal beating on his 16-month-old daughter, Nylah Lewis, who has died


Nylah Lewis

Brooklyn teen who didn’t want to be a dad nearly beats 16-month-old daughter to death
Dad accused of severely beating infant daughter — on Father’s Day
Dad beat 16-month-old nearly to death because mother ‘disrespected him’ by not getting abortion
Grandmother says 16-month-old girl beaten into coma by her father is brain dead
Toddler beaten on Father’s Day dies in the hospital
Baby in Coma for 5 Days Dies in Brooklyn; Father Remains Jailed
Baby assaulted on Father’s Day dies from her injuries

INMATE INFORMATION

TAYLOR, SHAQUAN
NYSID: 13283594R
Year of Birth: 1998
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 6 ft 4 inches
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nativity: New York

Booking Information Incarceration 20-JUN-2017
Book & Case Number: 1411705137
Current Housing Facility: GMDC (George Motchan Detention Center)
Arrest Date: 19-JUN-2017
Arrest Number: K17641172N
Next Court Date: 17-JUL-2017
Bail Status: remanded

Charge Information
Docket: 2017KN034799
Indictment: 00000 0000
Court Part: 33
Court Name: Brooklyn Supr. Ct.
Charge: 120.05 FD (ASSAULT -2ND D Felony)

Parents Gone Wild! Neil White charged with the murder of his 7-year-old daughter, Gabrielle White


Gabrielle White

New Rochelle: 7-year-old girl found dead in her home
New Rochelle girl’s death: Baby sitter describes scene
Mom of slain 7-year-old New Rochelle girl: ‘She was our light’
ather Of 7-Year-Old Found Dead In New Rochelle Bed Charged With Murder
Father charged with murder in death of 7-year-old girl in New Rochelle: police
Father charged with murder after 7-year-old girl found dead in New Rochelle
Dad choked 7-year-old daughter to death in New Rochelle tragedy, cops say
New York father allegedly suffocated daughter, 7, found dead in her bed


Neil White

Antoine Stone murder 9/10/1994 Far Rockaway, Queens, NY *Robert Haji Jones convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; However, is he really innocent? Witnesses are saying they were strong-armed into their story*


Antoine Stone

aying Police Fed ‘Lies,’ Witness to ’94 Murder Recants
Harlem man hopes to prove wrongful murder conviction after 19 years in prison
Costly Lies: Police Convince Woman To Falsely Testify, Man Receives 25-Life Sentence
Harlem Man Serving Life For Murder Says Queens Prosecutor Railroaded Him
2nd witness: Cops pressured me over suspect in ‘94 slay, too
Woman says innocent man went to jail after cops ‘made her lie’
I put an innocent man in prison
Free Robert Haji Jones
Antoine Stone, Robert Jones: ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Pastor’s Double Life Led To Murder Episode ‘A Dying Declaration’

Movies/Documentaries
Reasonable Doubt: A Dying Declaration

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 05/24/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 96A5045
Inmate Name JONES, ROBERT
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 06/24/1968
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility SHAWANGUNK
Date Received (Original) 08/12/1996
Date Received (Current) 08/12/1996
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment QUEENS
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class C

Crime CRIM POSS WEAP 2ND
Class C

Crime ATT ESCAPE 1ST
Class E

Crime ASSAULT 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 05/24/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 09/23/2019
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 05/2019
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 09/23/2019
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Parents Gone Wild! Gail Trait mutilated and killed her 4 children; conviction overturned and declared insane – sent to psychiatric hospital and released in 1998

Victims
Kylia Trait, 8
Amina Trait, 6
Inez Trait, 4
Demario Trait, 2

Slain Children Just Released To Mother From Foster Home
Voodoo made her do it: The bizarre case of Gail Trait (GREAT site, has many articles about the case)
People of the State of New York v Gail Trait 1988 (conviction overturned)
Trait, convicted of killing her 4 children, fights new trial
Insanity ruled in 4 Trait murders
What prompted this mom of four to butcher her children in 1978? The bizarre case of Gail Trait
Murderpedia: Gail Trait
Murder Most Foul: Gail Trait
Excerpt from “The Loss of Innocents: Child Killers and Their Victims”


Gail Trait

Love Triangle Murder: Erick S. Westervelt killed Timothy Gray, who was dating Westervelt’s ex; Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

From Westervelt appeal: At approximately noon on October 6, 2004, a neighbor discovered Timothy Gray, who was unconscious, badly beaten and in a pool of blood, in the backyard of Gray’s residence in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County. Subsequent investigation indicated that Gray had been attacked the evening of October 5, 2004 when Gray’s housemates, including his girlfriend, Jessica Domery, had been working out of the area. Defendant was identified by police as a person of interest since he had recently dated Domery and, when she terminated that relationship, defendant had engaged in a series of actions aimed at intimidating and harassing Domery and Gray, including an earlier physical altercation with Gray. On October 7, 2004, defendant accompanied a member of the Town of Bethlehem police department to the police station, where he was informed of his Miranda rights, told he was not under arrest, then questioned for about four hours by detectives Charles Rudolph and Christopher Bowdish. He denied involvement in the crime, permitted police to search his car and agreed to return the following day to take a polygraph examination at a City of Albany police station.

On October 8, 2004, defendant was administered his Miranda rights and then began a polygraph examination, which he terminated part way into the process. According to Bowdish and Rudolph, shortly thereafter he told them, “I did it.” While still at the Albany police station, Miranda rights were reread to defendant and he then gave a detailed written statement in which, among other things, he admitted punching Gray, kicking him in the face, striking him in the head and face with a wooden replica hatchet, and leaving a note written in Italian (which he had made using a translation Web site on a computer in a public library) in an effort to detract suspicion. Such a note had been
discovered at the premises. Defendant also drew a map of the crime scene. Defendant was placed in custody and taken back to the Bethlehem police station for booking, where he was again given Miranda warnings. When he expressed remorse about the incident, Bowdish suggested that he write a letter of apology and provided him with paper and a pen. Defendant then wrote a letter to Domery which mentioned his remorse while going on at some length about his feelings for Domery. Subsequently, on October 12, 2004, a correction officer at the county jail overheard defendant making an inculpatory statement to another inmate and the officer then engaged him in a conversation resulting in
further incriminating statements.

Ax murder suspect’s trial under way
A crime of passion: Westervelt convicted for hatchet murder
Westervelt sentenced — Defense plans to appeal
The People of the State of New York v Erick Westervelt 2007 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Court denies convicted killer another trial in hatchet slaying
Family steadfastly maintains Erick’s innocence
North Country Justice
Is Erick Guilty or Innocent?
A TV show brings new hope to a convicted man’s family

Movies/Documentaries
Reasonable Doubt: Rivals in Love

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 04/30/17
DIN (Department Identification Number) 05A4448
Inmate Name WESTERVELT, ERICK
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 12/07/1981
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility EASTERN
Date Received (Original) 09/02/2005
Date Received (Current) 09/02/2005
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment ALBANY
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

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 04/30/17
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 10/02/2029
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 06/2029
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 10/02/2029
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

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