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    August 28: 2014: 5 children killed by their father, Timothy Ray Jones: he is facing the death penalty. His trial begins Oct. 15, 2019.
    Nahtahn, 6 (beaten to death)
    Merah, 8 (strangled)
    Elias, 7 (strangled)
    Gabriel, 2 (strangled)
    Elaine, 1 (strangled)

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Murder In The Family: Fred Klenner and Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch

4 Klenner victims

Victims
Delores Lynch [1984 Kentucky]
Janie Lynch [1984 Kentucky]
Bob Newsom [5/18/1985 Winston-Salem, NC]
Florence Newsom [5/18/1985 Winston-Salem, NC]
Hattie Newsom [5/18/1985 Winston-Salem, NC] (no picture)
John Lynch [6/3/1985] (picture below)
Jim Lynch [6/3/1985] (picture below)
Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch [6/3/1985](detonated bomb) (picture below)
Fritz Klenner [6/3/1985]**(Shooter) (picture below)

Find-A-Grave: Delores Rodgers Lynch
Find-A-Grave: Janie Alda Lynch
Find-A-Grave: Robert Wesley Newsom, Jr
Find-A-Grave: Florence Abigail Sharp Newsom
Find-A-Grave: Hattie Carter Newsom
Find-A-Grave: John Wesley Lynch
Find-A-Grave: James Thomas Lynch
Sheriff says bomb may have backfired
Dad blames mom for shooting sons
Apartment Traces Susie Lynch’s Life
Police seek Klenner link
Jury will investigate evidence in murder
Case On Oldham Murders Closed
Murderpedia: Frederick Klenner Jr.
Wikipedia: Bitter Blood
Twenty Years Later, Klenner-Lynch Killings Still Raise Questions
Find-A-Grave: Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch
Find-A-Grave: Frederick Robert Klenner, Jr

Books
Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Southern Fried Homicide: Kissing Cousins
Bitter Blood

Lynchs and Klenner

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Murder In The Family: Kathy Bonney murder 1/27/1987 Camden County, NC *Father, Thomas Bonney, convicted of her murder, sentenced to life in prison*

DVawareness

Kathy Bonney
Kathy Bonney

Thomas Bonney was originally sentenced to death, but it was overturned and he was sentenced to life.

Find-A-Grave: Kathy Carol Bonney
Jurors view accused’s ‘split-personalities’
Psychiatrist: Defendant has 10 personalities
Bonney trial both attracts and repels
Va. man found guilty of killing daughter
Judge ponders brutality of Bonney murder
Man accused of killing daughter tried again
Convicts getaway in compactor
Nearly 20 years later, Bonney gets life for daughter’s murder
Movies Based On True Stories: Deadly Whispers

Books
Deadly Whispers

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Witchful Thinking
Swamp Murders: Multiple Personalities
American Justice: The Killer Within

INMATE INFORMATION

ThomasBonney prison mug

THOMAS L BONNEY
Offender Number: 0037216
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Age: 81
Current Location: NASH CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 10/15/2007
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 11/05/2007
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2013
Current Location: NASH CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 03/25/2010

Offender Sentence History

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BB-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 10/15/2007
County Of Conviction: CAMDEN
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 10/15/2007
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: FAIR FELONS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term:
Maximum Term: LIFE

Commitment INITIAL
Docket# 88000032
Offense (Qualifier) MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date 11/21/1987
Type FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code CLASS A

The Case of Kathleen Peterson and her death – Did her husband, Michael Peterson, kill her?

Kathleen Peterson
Kathleen Peterson

This was a long, complicated case. Due to that, I had to pick and choose the best links that covered as much as I could. There were so many about media, the sale of the house & it’s contents, etc. that I was not going to use everything. I hope I got the best possible ones. There has not been a date set yet for Michael Peterson’s retrial. I believe he is still on house arrest with the ankle monitor.

Find-A-Grave: Kathleen Hunt Atwater Peterson
Durham Police Investigate Death Of Former Mayoral Candidate’s Wife
Kathleen Peterson autopsy report
Mike Peterson case timeline
Prosecution: Money May Have Been Factor In Kathleen Peterson’s Death
Mike Peterson’s 911 Tape Highlights Testimony In Day 6 Of Trial
Peterson Defense Attorneys Claim Technicians Did Sloppy Job In Preserving Scene
Jurors Hear About Blood, Hair Samples In Day 21 Of Peterson Trial
Prosecutors Allege Mike Peterson, Wife May Not Have Had Idyllic Marriage
Medical Examiner: Kathleen Peterson Died As Result Of Beating
SBI Agent: Blood Spatter Suggests Kathleen Peterson Was Murdered
Doctor: Kathleen Peterson May Have Been Lying In Pool Of Blood For Hours Before Death
Jurors Hear Emotional Testimony From Kathleen Peterson’s Sister
State Medical Examiner Believes Kathleen Peterson, Elizabeth Ratliff Were Murdered
Prosecution Rests Case In Mike Peterson Trial
Jurors Look At Bloody Stairwell, Pool Area At Mike Peterson House
Dr. Henry Lee Believes Kathleen Peterson’s Death Was Accident
Biomechanics Expert: Kathleen Peterson Fell Backward Down Stairs
Defense Raises Questions About Credibility Of Prosecution Witness
Testimony Complete In Mike Peterson Trial
Closing Arguments Complete In Mike Peterson Trial
Jurors Begin Deliberations In Peterson Trial
Jurors Sort Through More Evidence But Reach No Verdict In Peterson Trial
Mike Peterson Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder, Taken To Central Prison
Novelist Michael Peterson, Convicted of Wife’s Murder, Is Released From Prison and Will Get New Trial
As appeals drag on, Michael Peterson remains free
Murderpedia: Michael Iver Peterson
Kathleen Peterson
Michael Peterson (murderer)

Books
Written In Blood
A Perfect Husband

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Reversal of Fortune
American Justice: Blood On The Staircase
Death on the Staircase
Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath
The Staircase 2
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
The Devil You Know
Forensic Files: A Novel Idea
The Staircase Murders
Power, Privilege & Justice: Murder, He Wrote

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

Monsters Among Us: Jason Williford raped and killed Kathy Taft, while she was recovering from surgery

Kathy Taft
Kathy Taft

Kathy Taft murder case
Raleigh man charged with killing Kathy Taft
Trial In Murder And Rape Of State School Board Member Kathy Taft Begins Today
Prosecution tells jury of violent attack on Taft
Doctors describe Kathy Taft’s final days
Kathy Taft’s killer guilty of first-degree murder
Raleigh Musician Found Guilty In Murder, Rape Of Kathy Taft
Jason Williford sentenced to life in prison for Kathy Taft’s death
Jason Williford Gets Life In Kathy Taft Killing
Jason Williford sentenced in murder, rape of Kathy Taft

Movies/Documentaries
I Was Murdered: Midnight Monster

INMATE INFORMATION

JasonWilliford prison mug

JASON KEITH WILLIFORD
Offender Number: 0599876
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Age: 33
Current Location: ALEXANDER C.I.

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 06/07/2012
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 06/07/2012
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 06/01/2013
Current Location: ALEXANDER C.I.
Previous Location: MAURY C.I.
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM MAURY C.I.
Last Movement Date: 09/05/2012

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BE-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 06/07/2012
County Of Conviction: WAKE
Service Status: EXPIRED
Sentence Begin Date: 06/07/2012
Actual Release Date: 06/07/2012
Punishment Type: ACTIVE SS
Projected Release Date: 06/07/2012
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Minimum Term:
Maximum Term: 1 MONTH 15 DAYS

Sentence Number: BE-002
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 06/07/2012
County Of Conviction: WAKE
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 06/07/2012
Sentence Status: ACTIVE Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: ACTIVE SS
Projected Release Date: 05/24/2033
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Minimum Term: 23 YEARS
Maximum Term: 28 YEARS 5 MONTHS

Sentence Number: BE-003
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 06/07/2012
County Of Conviction: WAKE
Service Status: FUTURE
Sentence Begin Date: 05/24/2033
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: ACTIVE SS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term:
Maximum Term: LIFE

Esteban Jimene Smith Rampage: 2 Dead, including his wife, 5 wounded; Smith was then killed in gunfire with law enforcement

Sunset Inn Jacksonville NC
Motel where Rubi Smith was found

Victims
Alicia Torres, 41
Rubi Estefania Smith, 21

Texas shooting spree leaves five injured and two dead, including suspected gunman
Texas Shooting Spree Update: Esteban Smith, N.C. marine, ID’d as gunman, authorities say
Marine Killed by Cops Linked to 2 Deaths
Lejeune Marine linked to Texas shootings believed to have killed wife
Marine killed wife, went on shooting spree, say police
Marine Esteban J. Smith Linked to Deadly Texas Shooting, Body of Woman Found in NC Motel Room
NC man who shot 5, killed 1 in Texas is linked to death at NC motel, police say
Wife of Marine in Texas slayings found dead in NC

Psycho For Love: Raven Abaroa killed his pregnant wife, Janet Marie Christianson Abaroa; Pled guilty to manslaughter, sentenced to 7-10 years in prison

Janet Abaroa
Janet Abaroa

Raven Abaroa is currently on parole. His parole end date is 09/21/2018.

Tears For Janet
Janet Abaroa Murder Case
Janet Abaroa murder stories
Lead detective was bothered by Raven Abaroa’s inconsistencies
Friend: Janet Abaroa did not trust Raven
Coworker tells of sexual encounter with Abaroa
Janet Abaroa’s former boyfriend testifies in Durham murder trial
Janet Abaroa’s ex-boyfriend says flirty emails were ‘harmless’
State rests its case in Janet Abaroa murder trial
Brother of Raven Abaroa testifies, calls defendant a good man
Defense witnesses answer for Raven Abaroa
NC murder suspect’s defense asks for case to be dismissed
Closing arguments to begin Wednesday in Abaroa murder trial
Abaroa murder trial closing arguments set for Wednesday
Abaroa pleads guilty but maintains innocence in wife’s 2005 death
Abaroa takes plea deal, maintains innocence in wife’s stabbing death
12 years after his wife’s murder, Raven Abaroa walked free. On Christmas Day.

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Deadly Denial
20/20: Buried Secrets
Desperate Measures: Sister Act

INMATE INFORMATION

RavenAbaroa prison mug

RAVEN S ABAROA [ABAROA, RAVEN SAMUEL]
Offender Number: 0910080
Inmate Status: POST RELEASE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: INDIAN
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 10/11/1979
Age: 35
Current Location: BERTIE CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: INACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 10 YEARS 3 MONTHS
Conviction Date: 03/12/2014
Projected Release Date: 01/07/2018
Primary Crime: MANSLAUGHTER (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: REGULAR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 03/13/2014
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 01/01/2015
Current Location: UTAH
Previous Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Last Movement : PAROLE/RETURN TO PAR
Last Movement Date: 12/25/2017

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BA-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 03/12/2014
County Of Conviction: DURHAM
Service Status: POST REL
Sentence Begin Date: 03/12/2014
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date: 12/25/2017
Punishment Type: POST RELEASE
Projected Release Date: 12/25/2017
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 3: POST RELEASE SENTENCE
Minimum Term: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
Maximum Term: 10 YEARS 3 MONTHS
Parole Begin Date: 12/25/2017
Parole End Date: 09/21/2018

Commitment INITIAL
Docket# 10001087
Offense (Qualifier) MANSLAUGHTER (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date 04/26/2005
Type FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code CLASS D

Update: Shaniya Davis murder *Mario McNeill convicted of her murder – the penalty phase has now started to see if he gets LWOP or death*

Shaniya Davis2
Shaniya Davis

News Archive: Shaniya Davis murder
Shaniya Davis Timeline
WRAL archive: Shaniya Davis
Shaniya Davis murder trial delayed; defendant Mario McNeill to undergo mental evaluation
Mario McNeill trial underway in Shaniya Davis murder
Shaniya Davis’ brother testifies in McNeill trial
McNeil doesn’t deny taking Shaniya Davis
Jurors hear about finding Shaniya Davis’ body
Witness says he believes he saw Shaniya Davis alive
Jury shown Shaniya Davis’ body
Medical examiner: Shaniya Davis was raped
SBI agents discuss DNA evidence at McNeill trial
Mario McNeill defies lawyers over interrogation tapes
Accused child killer presents no defense in death penalty trial
Mario McNeill found guilty of killing Shaniya Davis
McNeill found guilty of first-degree murder in Shaniya Davis’ death
Mario McNeill doesn’t want to fight death penalty at his capital murder trial
McNeill won’t fight death penalty, tells judge ‘what does it matter’

Mario McNeill at verdict
Mario McNeill

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