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Deadly Women: Chandaliea Lowder, along with 2 others, shot & killed Thomas Vogt Jr because she believed he was sexually assaulting her daughter

remembering the victims

Three Murder Charges
Felony cases await trials
Man pleads guilty again in 2005 shooting
Snapped Preview

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Chandaliea Lowder

Defendants
Chandaliea Lowder – pled guilty, sentenced to 14-18 years in prison
Michael Joseph McDowell – pled guilty, sentenced to 11-14 years in prison
Jason Ray Sullivan – pled guilty,

INMATE INFORMATION

chandaliea-lowder

CHANDALIEA WAYNE LOWDER
Offender Number: 1004129
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 06/29/1978
Age: 38
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 23 YEARS 6 MONTHS 3 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 01/22/2021
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics:
REGULAR Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/07/2007
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 04/01/2017
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI
Previous Location: NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement Date: 10/11/2012
Escapes?: N

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INMATE INFORMATION

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MICHAEL J MCDOWELL
Offender Number: 1008266
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 07/12/1974
Age: 42
Current Location: LINCOLN CC

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 20 YEARS 1 MONTH 14 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 11/09/2018
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/30/2007
Admitting Location: PIEDMONT CI
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 1
Next Custody Review: 04/01/2017
Current Location: LINCOLN CC
Previous Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Last Movement Date: 04/19/2016
Escapes?: N

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INMATE INFORMATION

JASON R SULLIVAN
Offender Number: 0912981
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/18/1988
Age: 28

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 9 YEARS 1 MONTH 9 DAYS
Conviction Date: 03/05/2007
Projected Release Date: 12/16/2010
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (ACCES A/F)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: POST REL/PAROLE VIOL
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 03/30/2007
Admitting Location: POLK CI
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 1
Next Custody Review: 03/01/2011
Current Location: LOCATION UNKNOWN
Previous Location: CABARRUS CC
Last Movement : TERMINATED PAROLE
Last Movement Date: 09/12/2011
Escapes?: N

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Monsters Among Us: Carlette Elizabeth Parker convicted of the robbery, kidnapping & murder of 88-year-old Alice Covington; Sentenced to death

alice-covington2From Parker’s appeal:On 12 May 1998, defendant kidnapped and drowned Alice Covington (the victim).   At the time of her death, the victim was eighty-six years old, stood five feet one and one-half inches tall, and weighed eighty-eight pounds.   Defendant was thirty-four years old and weighed approximately 230 to 240 pounds.   From December 1996 to March 1997, defendant served as the home health-care worker for Charles Holtz, a close friend of the victim.   The victim and Holtz were both residents at Springmoor Retirement Village in Raleigh.

On the morning of 12 May 1998, defendant and the victim saw each other at a Kroger parking lot on Creedmoor Road in Raleigh.   Between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., three witnesses saw the victim and a heavyset black woman struggling on Strickland Road. According to the witnesses, when the heavyset woman attacked the victim, the victim tried to get away by hitting the heavyset woman over the head with her purse.

Later that afternoon, against the victim’s will, defendant drove the victim to the First Union Market Street teller window in Smithfield and withdrew $2,500 from the victim’s account.   A heavyset black woman gave the teller a withdrawal slip and the victim’s driver’s license.   The teller looked into the car and saw the victim in the passenger seat, leaning against the car door.   The victim was not moving and appeared to be napping.

Defendant drove the victim back to the Kroger parking lot;  moved her to defendant’s Ford Fiesta hatchback;  and drove to defendant’s trailer in Angier, North Carolina, where the victim drowned in the bathtub.   Defendant undressed the victim’s body, washed the victim’s clothes, redressed the body, and put the body in the hatchback of defendant’s car.   Defendant then left in a separate vehicle and drove to a family party.   After leaving the party, defendant drove around for several hours.

The next morning, defendant returned to the Kroger parking lot and transferred the victim’s body to the front seat of the victim’s car.   Defendant drove the victim’s car around Raleigh, Hillsborough, and Burlington for several hours.   Finally, defendant left the victim’s body in the car on a dirt road in Morrisville.   Defendant walked to Davis Drive and caught a ride to a gas station.   Defendant took a cab back to her car, went home, and drank wine coolers.

On 14 May 1998, a passerby discovered the victim’s body and notified the police.   The victim’s body was lying across the front seat, with her head propped against the driver’s side door, her chest under the steering wheel, and her feet on the right front floorboard.   Investigators found substantial bruising around the victim’s face, neck, hands, upper part of both arms, upper left back and shoulder area, and left wrist.   The victim also had a laceration on her left wrist and lower left leg.   The victim was dressed in blue slacks and a light pink nylon jacket.   There was reddish discoloration on the lower portion of the jacket.   Testing conducted prior to trial revealed that a pepper-spray container found in defendant’s car emitted spray that left a pink stain on a clean sheet.

During their investigation, police conducted a series of interviews with defendant.   During the first interview, defendant stated she saw the victim on 12 May 1998 in a Kroger parking lot between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Defendant said she and the victim drove to a car wash and then to the victim’s home.   Defendant said she remained at the victim’s home for two to three minutes and then left. After defendant made this statement, SBI Agent M.B. East told defendant that the victim had been found dead in her car in Morrisville.   Defendant, remaining calm and emotionless, responded, “Oh really?”   At the conclusion of the interview, defendant denied killing the victim or knowing who did.   Defendant also denied having recently been to Morrisville or any banks in Smithfield.

During the second interview, defendant’s demeanor changed.   At first, defendant was conversational.   Agent East told defendant that witnesses saw her in an altercation with the victim on Strickland Road. East also showed defendant a copy of the $2,500 check drawn from the victim’s account and told defendant that a teller described the person who accompanied the victim when the money was withdrawn.   Defendant then became visibly nervous.   Her leg shook, and her knee bounced up and down.   Agent East again asked defendant if she knew who murdered the victim.   The defendant responded, “Possibly.”   However, defendant denied assaulting or accidentally killing the victim.   While taking defendant home after the interview, Agent East heard defendant say, “I’m going to lose my job,” and “I won’t be able to take care of old people anymore.”

On 16 May 1998, police conducted two more interviews with defendant.   Defendant told Agent East and Raleigh Police Detective K.W. Andrews that she had a story and it would be kind of “far-fetched” but that she wanted to come clean and say what had transpired.   As in her first interview, defendant said she saw the victim at the Kroger parking lot, and they went to a car wash.   At this second interview, defendant claimed she ran into the victim between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. as opposed to between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Defendant’s story also became ambiguous about whether she and the victim rode together to the victim’s home or took separate cars.   Defendant said that after going to the victim’s house, she and the victim returned to the Kroger parking lot;  got into defendant’s car;  and drove to the First Union in Smithfield, where defendant cashed a check for $2,500.   Defendant claimed the victim gave her this money to help defendant with her doll business.   Defendant claimed she never stopped on Strickland Road with the victim.

According to defendant, she then drove the victim to defendant’s trailer in Angier.   The victim sat on the commode in a bathroom, and defendant filled the bathtub with water.   Defendant said she left the bathroom, and when she returned, the victim’s head had fallen into the water.   Defendant sat the victim up and left the room again.   When she returned, the victim’s head was submerged.   Defendant said she grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her out of the water, and tore the victim’s shirt.   Defendant slapped the victim across the face a couple of times, but the victim did not respond.   Defendant vaguely described how the victim’s head then slammed into the floor.   Defendant carried the victim into the living room and placed her on the floor.   Defendant removed the victim’s clothes, washed and dried them, and redressed the victim without the torn shirt.

Defendant said the victim was unresponsive but the victim’s hand may have twitched.   Defendant admitted she did not perform CPR or call 911 despite being trained as a health-care professional who was certified in CPR. Defendant put the body in the hatchback of her Ford Fiesta and drove her other automobile, a truck, to a party in Durham.   Defendant left the party and drove around for several hours before returning home.   Once at home, defendant got into her Ford Fiesta and drove to a hotel where her husband was staying on Highway 70 East. The victim’s body was still in the hatchback.   Defendant did not tell her husband what had happened that day.

Defendant said she returned to the Kroger parking lot the next morning around 6:45 a.m. and moved the victim’s body to the front seat of the victim’s car.   Defendant said the victim’s body smelled, so she put two pillows on it.   Defendant drove around Hillsborough and Burlington, ending up on a dirt road in Morrisville around 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. According to defendant, the car got stuck in the road, and defendant left the victim’s body in the car with the engine running.   Defendant caught a ride to a gas station, called a cab, returned home, and drank wine coolers.

In an additional interview, defendant admitted throwing the victim’s purse out of the car window near Falls Lake. Defendant said she was afraid her fingerprints might be lifted from the purse and she might be implicated in the victim’s death.   Further, although she had previously denied it, defendant admitted she had a confrontation with the victim on Strickland Road. Defendant initially said she merely stopped the car to adjust the victim’s seat, get gas, and massage a cramp from the victim’s leg.   At this point in the interview, however, defendant paused to consult with her attorney.   Defendant then admitted she forcefully took the victim to the bank and the trailer against the victim’s will.   Defendant also conceded that although the victim had previously voluntarily written the withdrawal slip defendant used in Smithfield, the victim changed her mind about giving defendant the money before defendant forcefully took her to Smithfield to withdraw it.   Defendant stated she and the victim did have a disagreement on Strickland Road and the victim hit defendant with her purse.   Defendant admitted she then grabbed the victim by her shirt and threw her into the car.   Defendant also said the victim’s shirt was actually torn when defendant forced the victim back into the car

Care Giver Trust May Have Been Broken in Covington Death
Carlette Parker Found Guilty of Murder
State of North Carolina v Carlette Elizabeth Parker 2001 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Carlette Elizabeth Parker
Carlette Elizabeth Parker – North Carolina Death Row

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Doctors: Calling All Killers
Killer Doctors on Death Row: Parker

INMATE INFORMATION

carletteparker-prison-mug

CARLETTE PARKER
Offender Number: 0311386
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 06/12/1963
Age: 53
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: DEATH
Conviction Date: 04/01/1999
Projected Release Date: DEATH
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: DEATH ROW
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 04/01/1999
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 10/16/1999
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 01/23/2016

Deadly Wives: Gail Hutchinson Gash killed her husband, Donald Larry “Don” Gash; Sentenced to 15 years in prison

dv awareness

don-gash
Don Gash

Find-A-Grave: Donald Larry Gash
Timeline of the Gash murder case
Slain fire chief’s son named as suspect in father’s murder
Community stunned by killing, wife’s arrest
Unresolved (part 1)
Case (part 2 – scroll down)
Slain North Carolina Fire Chief Said He Suspected Wife Trying to Kill Him
Murder attracts tabloid’s attention
Gail Gash speaks out
Gail Gash originally rejected first-degree murder plea
Gail Gash pleads guilty to second-degree murder
NC – Fire chief Don Gash, 48, found dismembered, 25 March 2004
Convict in dismemberment dies
Why did she do it?

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Darkness Before Don

INMATE INFORMATION

gailgash

GAIL H GASH
Offender Number: 0712933
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 12/22/1953
Age: 62

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 18 YEARS 9 MONTHS
Conviction Date: 11/07/2006
Projected Release Date: 07/19/2021
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 11/09/2006
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2010
Current Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Previous Location: NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement : DEATH
Last Movement Date: 02/04/2010

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Murder In The Family: Michael Reid Frye charged with beating his mother, Barbara Allen Frye, to death

DV

Barbara Frye
Barbara Frye

Man Charged With Murdering His Mother
Man wanted in Mooresville murder arrested in China Grove
Man accused of murdering his mom arrested
Man arrested in connection to mother’s death in Mooresville
Mooresville area man arrested, charged with killing his mom
History of abuse preceded killing of elderly Iredell woman, relative says
Son charged in beating death of 79-year-old mother

Michael Reid Frye
Michael Reid Frye

Sherry Delcenia Hampton murder 10/1/2006 Charlotte, NC *Henry Victor Thomas pled guilty, sentenced to 23 years in prison*

Sherry Hampton
Sherry Delcenia Hampton

Find-A-Grave: Sherry Delcenia Hampton
Missing woman’s body found in woods
Police arrest murder suspect
Man Charged for Hampton Murder
Henry Victor Thomas, Murder: Sherry Hampton, NC
Thomas pleads guilty to 2006 homicide

Movies/Documentaries
I Am Homicide: Home Improvement

INMATE INFORMATION

HenryVThomas prison mug

HENRY V THOMAS II
Offender Number: 1140527
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Birth Date: 04/23/1966
Age: 50
Current Location: CALEDONIA CI

ThomasH info

Kim Medlin murder 3/29/1997 Charlotte, NC *Josh Griffin convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

KimMedlin
Kim Medlin

Man grieves for slain wife as investigators hunt killer
Monroe officer charged in
Delay Sought in
Officer seen near scene of murder, police testify
Officer admitted stopping victim
Ex-policeman’s fate now in the hands of the jury
Former officer guilty of murder
Sentencing Phase Starts Monday in Monroe Murder
Murder jury was split over sentence
Jurors reflect on punishment for officer
Court rules policeman got fair trial in woman’s death
State of North Carolina v Joshua Patrick Griffin 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murder victim’s mom sues city
Monroe apparently settles suit over killing by off-duty officer
Ex-policeman confesses in ’97 murder
5 Charlotte murder cases worthy of Serial podcast season 2

Movies/Documentaries
Six Degrees of Murder: A Deadly Drive
Forensic Files: Traffic Violations

INMATE INFORMATION

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JOSHUA P GRIFFIN
Offender Number: 0575063
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 04/30/1973
Age: 43
Current Location: PAMLICO CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary
Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 03/04/1998
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/04/1998
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: PROTECTIVE CONTROL
Next Control Review: 06/30/2016
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 09/01/2016
Current Location: PAMLICO CI
Previous Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM CENTRAL PRISON
Last Movement Date: 09/15/2011

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Psycho For Love: John Francis Hayes killed his wife, Fran Hayes, with a baseball bat

remembering the victimsFrom John Francis Hayes’ appeal: In summary, all the evidence offered at the trial tends to show the following:  On 11 July 1994, the defendant, approximately sixty years old, occupied a home with his wife, Mrs. Hayes.   That afternoon, in the garage of their home, the defendant informed Mrs. Hayes that he planned to seek a divorce from Mrs. Hayes.   She flew into a rage and threw a hammer at the defendant which struck him on the leg.   Mrs. Hayes then picked up a baseball bat, threatening to kill the defendant, and started swinging it at the defendant.   The defendant wrestled the bat away from her, as she kicked him, and the defendant struck Mrs. Hayes, with the baseball bat, in her head, neck, torso, and legs, causing her death.

Men using spouse abuse as defense in trials
Charlotte Jury Considering Landmark Decision
62-year-old gets life sentence in wife’s slaying
John Francis Hayes v Michael York, Warden 2002 (habeas corpus denied)
‘Behind Mansion Walls’: Husband Makes Wife Mop Up His Urine With Her Hair

Movies/Documentaries
I Am Homicide: Boiling Point
Behind Mansion Walls: The Price of Love

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN F HAYES
Offender Number: 0555199
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 05/13/1934
Age: 82

Most Recent Incarceration Summary
Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 11/26/1996
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: N/A
Admission Date: 11/27/1996
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MINIMUM 3
Next Custody Review: 01/01/2007
Current Location: MECKLENBURG COUNTY
Previous Location: CHARLOTTE CC
Last Movement : TERMINATED PAROLE
Last Movement Date: 03/21/2010

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