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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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Murder In The Family: Brandi and Nancy Grainger hired 2 men to kill Paul Donald Grainger for the insurance money and out of hate; All 4 received prison sentences

Paul Donald Grainger obituary
Paul Grainger Was Murdered By His Wife & Daughter
Victim’s kin are charged in death
Wife, daughter among four charged in man’s death
Second suspect pleads guilty in murder of Archdale man
N.C. Supreme Court to rule on unprecedented case about a murder by cellphone
Supreme Court upholds Grainger murder conviction
‘Deadly Sins’ program turns focus on 2008 Randolph County murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Sugar and Spite

Defendants
Brandi Lea Grainger – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Nancy Grainger – pled guilty, sentenced to 29 years in prison
Phillip Lee Mabe – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Dylan Edwin Boston – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

BRANDI L GRAINGER
Offender Number: 1286946
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/02/1989
Age: 28
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 10/04/2011
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 10/04/2011
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM Next Custody Review: 11/01/2017
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 08/16/2017
Escapes?: N

INMATE INFORMATION

NANCY B GRAINGER
Offender Number: 1319219
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: ASIAN
Birth Date: 09/12/1948
Age: 68
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 29 YEARS 1 MONTH 25 DAYS
Conviction Date: 05/08/2012
Projected Release Date: 09/18/2031
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics:
REGULAR Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 05/09/2012
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 11/01/2017
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 07/15/2015
Escapes?: N

INMATE INFORMATION

PHILLIP L MABE
Offender Number: 1297887
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 11/19/1976
Age: 40
Current Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 12/15/2011
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 12/15/2011
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 07/01/2018
Current Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Previous Location: FRANKLIN CC
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM FRANKLIN CC
Last Movement Date: 11/10/2016

INMATE INFORMATION

DYLAN E BOSTON
Offender Number: 0909779
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 10/02/1988
Age: 28
Current Location: PIEDMONT CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 32 YEARS 5 MONTHS 25 DAYS
Conviction Date: 06/26/2012
Projected Release Date: 02/21/2032
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: ASR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 06/28/2012
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 07/01/2018
Current Location: PIEDMONT CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 05/28/2017
Escapes?: N

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Teens That Kill: Crystal Brooke Howell killed her father, Michael Howell, then placed his body in a storage container and spent his money and threw parties in his house; Sentenced to life in prison


Mike Howell

Michael Howell obituary
Daughter held in slaying of former News-Times sports editor
17-year-old homicide suspect arrested in Richmond County
Prosecutor: North Carolina teen killed father, hid his body, partied in his house
Deputies: Teen returns to NC after dad found dead in bin
Teen kills father, hides body, hosts parties, installs stripper pole in kitchen
Police: Teen girl admits to killing ex Georgia sports editor father
Maggie Valley woman pleads guilty to killing her father
Daughter pleads guilty to murder in death of former News-Times sports editor
Daughter sentenced after murdering father, spending his money, hosting house parties
Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Killing Dad in His Sleep, Hiding His Body When She Was a Teen

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Sugar and Spite

INMATE INFORMATION

CRYSTAL B HOWELL
Offender Number: 1521235
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 08/24/1996
Age: 20
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 10/10/2016
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 10/11/2016
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 10/01/2017
Number Of Infractions: 0
Last Infraction Date: N/A
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: HAYWOOD COUNTY
Last Movement : NEW ADMISSION
Last Movement Date: 10/11/2016
Escapes?: N

Monsters Among Us: Tim Boczkowski killed his 2 wives, in similiar fashion, for the insurance money; Sentenced to LWOP

Victims
Mary Elaine Boczkowski, 34 [11/4/1990 Greensboro, NC]
Maryann Fullerton-Boczkowski, 35 [11/7/1994 Pittsburgh, PA]

Find-A-Grave: Mary Elaine “Elaine” Pegher Boczkowski
Find-A-Grave: Maryann Fullerton Boczkowski
Children gave information about mom’s tub death
Court vacates wife-killer’s death sentence
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Timothy Boczkowski 2004 (death sentence overturned)
Judge denies new trial for Ross man serving life for deaths of 2 wives
Murderpedia: Timothy Boczkowski
Death Sounded Familiar
Timothy Boczkowski pen pal ad
The Devil You Know

Books
Please Don’t Kill Mommy!: The True Story of a man who killed his wife, got away with it, then killed again

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Drowning in Tears
Forensic Files: All Wet
American Justice: While the Children Slept
The New Detectives: Family Plots
City Confidential: Pittsburgh, PA: Til Death Do Us Part
The Devil You Know: Devil of a Dad

INMATE INFORMATION

TIMOTHY BOCZKOWSKI
Offender Number: 0553913
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 06/12/1955
Age: 62
Current Location: NASH CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 11/12/1996
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 11/14/1996
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 10/01/2017
Number Of Infractions: 0
Last Infraction Date: N/A
Current Location: NASH CI
Previous Location: PAMLICO CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM PAMLICO CI
Last Movement Date: 02/27/2014

Parents Gone Wild! Andre Earl Hampton beat his 23-month-old son, Elijah Burger, to death; Sentenced to LWOP


Elijah Burger

Toddler is fatally beaten at motel
Father found guilty in beating death of son
Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder in beating death of toddler
Andre Hampton sentenced to life without parole for murder of his young son
North Carolina mom forgives ex-boyfriend for beating their son to death, pleads with sentencing jury: ‘I want him to live’
NC father sentenced to life in prison for killing 23-month-old son
http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/showthread.php?24-Andre-Hampton-Sentenced-in-2008-NC-Slaying-of-23-Month-Old-Ellijah-Burger
Hampton addresses courtroom after getting life sentence in son’s death
Dad gets life in prison for fatally beating toddler son

INMATE INFORMATION

ANDRE E HAMPTON
Offender Number: 1363998
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 02/20/1986
Age: 31
Current Location: COLUMBUS CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 03/15/2013
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/19/2013
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 01/01/2018
Number Of Infractions: 6
Last Infraction Date: 12/16/2015
Current Location: COLUMBUS CI
Previous Location: MORRISON CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM MORRISON CI
Last Movement Date: 09/27/2016

Parents Gone Wild! Jamie Basinger charged in the freezing death of her 3-year-old son Landyn Melton while she was apparently using meth


Landyn Melton

Melton, Landyn obituary
Toddler found dead on porch after wandering from NC home identified
Family IDs 3-year-old NC boy found dead on front porch of home
Mother arrested after 3-year-old boy froze to death on porch
Toddler found on porch in Burke County laid to rest
Autopsy Shows No Signs Of Trauma On 3-Year-Old Found Dead At Burke County Home
Toddler freezes to death after wandering outside home
Mother of 3-year-old found dead on front porch charged

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BASINGER, JAMIE LYN
Age: 23 YEARS OLD
Race / Sex: WHITE / FEMALE
Arrest Date: 3/19/2015
Release Date:
Next Court Date: 5/15/2017

Charge: MANSLAUGHTER
Status: PRETRIAL
Docket#: 17CRS000672
Bond Amount: SECURED $100,000

Mary Helen Kendrick Williams murder 6/22/1968 Shelby, NC *Robert Roseboro convicted, sentenced to death; Death sentence overturned, sentenced to life in prison*

From Roseboro’s appeal: In substance, the evidence disclosed that on June 22, 1968, the deceased, Mary Helen Kendrick Williams, a white woman, operated “Mary’s Custom Towel Outlet” in Shelby, Cleveland County. The one story shop had three doors, one on the north and one on the south of the building, and a double door for loading on the east. The north and south doors apparently had glass panels. The double door on the east was secured from the inside by a 2×4 resting in hooks attached to the door facings. The main room of the shop contained display tables. There was a bathroom located off the display room.

Mrs. Lola Williams, mother-in-law of Mary Helen Kendrick Williams, called the towel shop over the telephone at 10:45 on the morning of June 22, 1968. Mary Helen answered. She seemed busy and the mother-in-law did not engage her in any further conversation.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., Mrs. Alberghini, a prospective customer, found the entrance door locked. Through the glass she saw a person, whom she identified as the defendant, inside the display room. She banged on the door in order to ascertain whether the shop would be opened. She turned away for a moment to speak to her daughter who was in an automobile parked near the door. When she looked again, the person inside had disappeared. “. . . I saw him . . . on the floor, looking around a table. . . . His face was right on the floor. . . .” The witness went to a place of business next door and had the police notified.

Officers Blankenship and Lowery arrived at about 11:30. They found all doors locked or barred. They saw the defendant inside the shop with a pistol in his hand. They also saw a human body and blood on the floor. They commanded the defendant to come out with his hands up. Instead, he concealed himself in the building. The officers then broke open a window and threw in a tear gas bomb. After a short interval, the defendant, forced out by the fumes, surrendered. He was unarmed. He had a bunch of keys in his pocket and a cigarette lighter with the letters “Bob” engraved thereon.

As soon as the fumes permitted, the officers entered the building. They found the nude body of Mrs. Williams behind one of the display tables. The body was warm and covered with blood.

The autopsy conducted by Dr. Gentry, a Pathologist, disclosed “gaping” head wounds and four penetrating stab wounds in the chest, and one in the abdomen. The chest wounds were five or more inches deep, two had penetrated the heart. In the opinion of Dr. Gentry, the stab wounds in the chest caused death.

A search of the room disclosed a part of a broken pistol grip near the body. The articles of clothing which the victim wore to work that morning were found on the floor of the bathroom. The undergarments were in disarray. Some were turned wrongside out. Near the clothing, the officers found a pair of sun glasses, a pocket knife and a pistol with the grip broken. The broken part found near the body fitted the broken grip of the pistol found in the bathroom.

A State’s witness testified that three days before the killing, he saw in the defendant’s possession a knife similar to the one discovered in the bathroom and introduced in evidence. A clerk, who worked in Blanton’s Variety Store near the shop, testified that about 9:30 or 10:00 on the morning of the homicide, she sold the defendant a pair of sun glasses. She exhibited to the jury a card which held eleven pairs of sun glasses — one space was empty. The witness stated the only sale from the card was made to the defendant. When asked whether the glasses found in the shop and introduced in evidence were the glasses she sold the defendant, she replied, “Yes, sir, I think they are.”

The victim’s daughter identified the cigarette lighter with the engraving “Bob” is belonging to her mother. This lighter was taken from the defendant’s pocket after his surrender. The three keys also taken from the defendant’s pocket were held together by two rings. One of the keys unlocked the south door, a second unlocked the north door, and the third unlocked the shop’s cash register.

An expert in blood analysis testified that the blood splotches found on the defendant’s clothing were of group A, the same type as the victim’s blood.

State of North Carolina v Robert Louis Roseboro 1970 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of North Carolina v Robert Louis Roseboro 1971 (conviction affirmed; sentence overturned)
Wikipedia: Murder of Brenda Sue Brown

INMATE INFORMATION

ROBERT L ROSEBORO
Offender Number: 0352140
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 04/30/1953
Age: 63
Current Location: LANESBORO C.I.

Names:
ROSEBORO, ROBERT L
ROSEBORO, ROBERT LOUIS

Monsters Among Us: Lashawn Kentarius Marshall charged with killing 74-year-old Josie Lindsay, who was in her own driveway


Josie Lindsay

Josie Ann Lindsay obituary
Woman killed in High Point shooting
74-Year-Old Woman Killed In High Point Shooting
Son of 74-Year-Old Murder Victim: “She Was My Heart”
Community remembers 74-year-old grandmother killed in gang-related shooting
Police identify man wanted in a High Point grandmother’s killing
Man sought in murder of NC grandmother, who was shot in front of her home, police say
Police arrest man in shooting death of 74-year-old High Point woman
‘Violence Driven by Blood and Heroin’: High Point Police
High Point police arrest man accused of killing 74-year-old woman

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: MARSHALL, LASHAWN KENTARIUS
Age: 21 YEARS OLD
Race / Sex: BLACK / MALE
Arrest Date: 3/26/2017
Release Date:
Next Court Date: 3/29/2017

Charge: MURDER (FIRST DEGREE)
Status: PRE-TRIAL
Docket #: 17CR71534
Bond Amount: NO BOND ALLOWED $0.00

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