Cold Cases: Utah’s February 9th murders: Juan Antonio Arreola-Murillo charged with the 2 women killed on the same day, 2 years apart

Victims
Sonia Mejia, 29 [2/9/2006] pregnant
Damilla Castillo, 57 [2/9/2008]

Police Say Woman’s Death was Homicide
Police: Murder Victim Was Pregnant
Police Asking for Help in Two Murder Mysteries
Son discovers mother dead in apartment
West Valley death deemed ‘suspicious’ by police
Police await autopsy results in suspicious death
Prosecutors know the person suspected of murdering two Salt Lake County women on two February 9ths, district attorney says
Man extradited from Mexico, charged with Utah murders dating back to 2006
Man wanted for 2 killings 2 years apart arrested, returned to Utah
Man extradited from Mexico, charged with ‘Feb. 9 murders’ of two Utah women
Man Brought Back to U.S. to Face Charges in Utah Cold Case Murders That Happened on Same Exact Date Two Years Apart
Man Dubbed ‘February 9th Killer’ Extradited For Women Murdered Two Years Apart
Unsealed murder charges reveal alleged ‘February 9th killer’ is now in custody in Utah
Wikipedia: February 9 Killer

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Video Voyager murder 1988: Charles Kenneth Hodges McCovey killed pregnant Anna Holmes during a robbery; Sentenced to life in prison

Find-A-Grave: Anna Lee Davis Holmes
Find-A-Grave: Michelle Anna Holmes
Baby’s valiant struggle comes to an end
Family, friends say farewell to holdup victim
Senseless shooting leaves bereaved asking, “Why her?”
Robber Kills Pregnant Woman; Baby Later Delivered By Cesarean Section
Next step weighed in video store slaying
Video store robber kills customer
Fund set up for victim’s children
Man Held in Slaying of Pregnant Woman
Bail set at $800,000 in slaying at video store
Man linked to Holmes murder arrested
Gun found believed used to kill W.V. woman
2 men are charged in video shop killing
2 arraigned in the slaying of woman in video store
Man Convicted of Murder in Death of Pregnant Woman
McCovey says he never intended to kill anyone; Just wanted money
Judge gives McCovey 5-to-life and suggests killer never be paroled
Kearns man acquitted of video shop murder
State of Utah v Charles Kenneth McCovey 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Defendants
Charles Kenneth Hodges (McCovey) – convicted, sentenced to life in prison, parole board gave natural life
Raymond Darl Young – acquitted at trial


Raymond Darl Young

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 103264
Offender Name: CHARLES KENNETH HODGES
DOB: Sun, 12 Mar 1944
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 145
Sex: M
Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
Housing Facility: WASATCH
Parole Date: N/A – Natural Life
Aliases:
CHARLES KENNETH HODGES
CHARLES KENNETH MCCOVEY

Deadly Women: Shanika Minor shot and killed Tamecca Perry and her unborn child; Sentenced to 30 years in prison


Tamecca Perry

Find-A-Grave: Tamecca Perry
Find-A-Grave: Queen Rodgers Perry
As Tamecca Perry, her unborn child laid to rest, her killer remains at large: “So unfair”
Shanika S. Minor, of Milwaukee added to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted
Shanika Minor Captured After Killing of Woman, Unborn Child
Family of Tamecca Perry Opens Up About Accused Killer’s Arrest
Shanika Minor pleads not guilty, accused in deaths of Tamecca Perry, her unborn child
Shanika Minor pleads guilty in deaths of woman, unborn child during dispute over loud music
Milwaukee woman gets 30 years for slaying over loud music as judge questions concealed carry
Shanika Minor sentenced to 30 years in prison in deaths of Tamecca Perry, her unborn child
Shanika Minor sentenced to 30 years in prison
Wikipedia: Shanika Minor

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Monsters Among Us: Casey Kennedy and 2 others killed Kelly Renee Holder and her unborn child so she could feel the pain of a miscarriage


Kelly Holder

Kelly Renee Holder obituary
Find-A-Grave: Kelly Renee Holder
Abilene police: 3 charged with capital murder in death of pregnant woman
Murder suspects wanted pregnant Abilene woman to ‘feel the pain of a miscarriage’
Abilene police ID murdered pregnant woman, 3 arrested for capital murder
3 people enter guilty pleas in 2019 death of pregnant Abilene woman
Texas Woman Who Brutally Murdered Pregnant Roommate Because She ‘Wanted Her to Feel the Pain of a Miscarriage’ Is Sentenced to Prison
Courtney Dawn Whitley Sentenced For Killing Kelly Holder and Fetus
Another 50-year prison sentence given in 2019 killing of pregnant Abilene woman
Woman Gets 50 Years For Killing Roommate During Beating To Cause Miscarriage
Texas Woman Who Brutally Murdered Pregnant Roommate Because She ‘Wanted Her to Feel the Pain of a Miscarriage’ Is Sentenced to Prison
gofundme: Kelly Holder Memorial Fund

Defendants
Casey Kennedy – pled guilty, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Courtney Dawn Whitley – pled guilty, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Alexander Christopher Lopez – pled guilty,

INMATE INFORMATION

CASEY KENNEDY
Age 28
Gender Female
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Sep 01, 1993
ID Number 122088
Custody Status Date Oct 26, 2021 07:05 AM CDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Taylor County Jail
Book Date Aug 03, 2019 12:00 AM CDT

LOCATION
Taylor County Jail
910 South 27th Street
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 691-7423

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COURTNEY DAWN WHITLEY
Age 27
Gender Female
Race White

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Mar 04, 1994
Aliases COURTNEY DAWN POPE
ID Number 122089
Custody Status Date Dec 18, 2021 07:02 AM CST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Taylor County Jail
Book Date Aug 03, 2019 12:00 AM CDT

LOCATION
Taylor County Jail
910 South 27th Street
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 691-7423

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ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER LOPEZ
Age 30
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Jul 09, 1991
Aliases ALEX LOPEZ, ALEX ROSE LOPEZ, ALEXANDER ROSE LOPEZ
ID Number 100534
Custody Status Date Nov 29, 2021 07:02 AM CST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Taylor County Jail
Book Date Aug 03, 2019 12:00 AM CDT

LOCATION
Taylor County Jail
910 South 27th Street
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 691-7423

Psycho For Love: Matthew Sowders killed his estranged wife, Melissa, who was pregnant by her new boyfriend; Sentenced to 60 years in prison


Melissa Renee Sowders

Melissa Renee Sowders obituary
Find-A-Grave: Melissa Sowders
Melissa Sowders’ husband Matthew Sowders charged with murder of missing Texas mom
New details in murder case involving missing pregnant woman, Melissa Sowders
Estranged husband of missing pregnant woman charged with capital murder
Ex-husband of missing pregnant Texas woman charged with murder
Murder of Pregnant Woman Could Bring Death Penalty
Spring man pleads guilty in estranged wife’s slaying
Houston Christmas Horror: Lifeless Body Of A Missing Mother Found In A Creek
Houston horror: Melissa Sowders, mother of 4, murdered day after Christmas

Movies/Documentaries
Homicide for the Holidays: Murder Under the Mistletoe

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Deadly Husbands: Hunter James Tatum charged with the murder of his wife, Summer, and their unborn son, Everett


Summer Tatum

Police: Newborn dies after pregnant mother shot, killed by husband in Alabama
Family shares photos of mom-to-be, baby killed in Prattville shooting
Prosecutor says text affair led to days of fighting, shooting deaths of pregnant woman, unborn son
Prosecutor: Man shot pregnant wife twice in head after she discovered affair
Husband arrested after double homicide of pregnant Prattville woman, unborn child
Hunter Tatum has court appearance Thursday related to murder charges of wife, infant son
Prattville Man Accused of Killing His Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child Makes Court Appearance
Prattville man charged in double homicide of pregnant wife, unborn son gets cash-only bonds
Bond modified for man charged with killing pregnant wife, unborn son
Pregnant Alabama Woman and Newborn Both Die at Hospital After Shooting. Her Husband Is Now Charged with Double Homicide.
gofundme: Funeral Expenses for Summer and Baby Everett

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Halloween Murder: William Michael Dennis killed his pregnant ex-wife, Doreen Erbert because he blamed her for their child’s death; Sentenced to death


Doreen Erbert

Find-A-Grave: Doreen Rae Hitchens Erbert
Girl recounts grisly Halloween murders
Halloween killer found guilty in slaying of wife, unborn child
San Jose Halloween murders: Doreen Erbert
State of California v William Michael Dennis 1998 [conviction and sentence affirmed]
William Michael Dennis – California Death Row
Condemned inmates, victims’ families speak out
The Halloween Murder of Doreen Erbert
Man In Wolf Mask Hacks Pregnant Ex-Wife To Death With Machete On Halloween Night

Movies/Documentaries
Unmasked: The Big Bad Wolf
My Neighbor’s Keeper
Snapped: William Dennis

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name DENNIS, WILLIAM MICHAEL
CDCR Number D95701
Age 69
Admission Date 09/07/1988
Current Location San Quentin State Prison
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) CONDEMNED
Parole Eligible Date Information The inmate shown above is serving a death sentence and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration.

Update: Smallwood-Henderson family massacre *Christopher Henderson convicted, sentenced to death*

Victims
Kristen Smallwood Henderson, 35 (9 months pregnant)
Loryn Brooke Smallwood (the unborn child)
Clayton Daniel Chambers, 8
Carol Jean Smallwood, 67
Eli Reed Sololowski, 1

Monsters Among Us: Christopher Matthew Henderson and Rhonda Jean Carlson charged with killing Kristen Smallwood (his other wife), children and other family members
Find-A-Grave: Kristen Meredith Smallwood Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Loryn Brooke Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Clayton Daniel Chambers
Find-A-Grave: Carol Jean Smallwood
Find-A-Grave: Eli Reed Sololowski
Plea hearing set for Alabama woman charged with 18 counts of capital murder
Man Found Guilty of Killing Pregnant Wife and Her Family
Man charged with 2015 murders of five people in New Market sentenced to death
Alabama Man Who Murdered Pregnant Wife in Third Trimester and 3 Young Children Is Sentenced to Death
Alabama man sentenced to death for killing wife and family
Rhonda Jean Carlson Given Plea Deal in 2015 AL Multiple Murders
Plea hearing set for Rhonda Carlson charged with 18 counts of capital murder
Woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings
Rhonda Carlson sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2015 New Market murders
Alabama Woman Handed Life Sentence For Helping Husband Plan Killings Of His Ex And Her Family
Alabama woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings

Defendants
Christopher Matthew Henderson – convicted, sentenced to death
Rhonda Jean Carlson – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

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Monsters Among Us: Ronald Whitehead strangled Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar, who was 5 months pregnant, with an electrical cord and beat her with a steel rod; Sentenced to 54 years in prison


Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar

Find-A-Grave: Mary Carol Collins Kretschmar
Teen-age janitor held in reporter’s murder
A teen-age janitor has been charged with murder in…
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1983 (mistrial)
Ronald Keith Whitehead v State of Indiana 1987 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Parole board denies clemency for man who killed
Find-A-Grave: Ronald Keith Whitehead

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number 31734
First Name RONALD
Middle Name
Last Name WHITEHEAD
Suffix
Date of Birth 03/1964
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Deceased
Earliest Possible Release Date 11/08/1996

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 08/28/1984
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 54 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number SV 84 4
County of Conviction LAGRANGE
Projected Release Date 11/08/1996

Boyfriends From Hell: Army Sergeant Alonzo Dargan Jr charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Akeila Ware, and their unborn child


Akeila Ware

Pregnant woman dead after shooting, crash on Georgia highway
Pregnant woman fatally shot while driving on Georgia highway
Suspect accused of gunning down pregnant woman driving down busy highway arrested in NC
Sheriff’s Office: Arrest made in murder of pregnant woman in Troup County
Army sergeant arrested, accused of killing mother of their unborn child in Georgia
Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing pregnant woman in Georgia
Pregnant Georgia woman was killed by active-duty soldier who was father of her unborn child, sheriff says
Mother of Akeila Ware speaks out after announcement of arrest in murder investigation
Pregnant Georgia Mother Allegedly Killed by Married Fort Bragg Soldier Boyfriend
Army sergeant arrested, accused of killing mother of their unborn child in Georgia
Father Speaks Out About Pregnant Daughter Allegedly Killed by Fort Bragg Boyfriend: ‘Akeila Loved Her Life’
Fort Bragg soldier charged with killing pregnant girlfriend on Georgia highway
Fort Bragg soldier shot, killed pregnant woman, refusing extradition to Georgia

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