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Military Murder: Brandon Michael Olivares charged with the murder of U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, whose body was found on the side of the road


PFC Brandon Scott Rosecrans

Man found dead in Harker Heights identified as Fort Hood solider
Fort Hood soldier found shot dead near burning Jeep
Fort Hood soldier found shot dead miles from his vehicle burning near Texas base
‘They will understand what they took from us’ | Father seeking justice after Fort Hood soldier was shot, killed
Killeen man charged with murder in slaying of Fort Hood soldier
Man arrested for murder of Fort Hood soldier who was found dead on the side of the road
Man arrested for murder of Fort Hood soldier who was found dead on the side of the road
Man Charged in Slaying of Fort Hood Soldier Brandon Rosecrans
Slain soldier was shot 4 times at close range, perhaps while asleep, affidavit says
Killeen Man Arrested After Shooting and Leaving Fort Hood Soldier to Die
Cell phone pings, neighborhood videos, burned Jeep key used to catch Fort Hood soldier’s killer, affidavit says

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Donald DuBray killed Suzette Pritchard while she was working at Keith’s Town Pump convenience store; Sentenced to life in prison

From Donald Dubray’s appeal:
On the night of October 6, 1986, Suzette Pritchard was working at a Town Pump convenience store located on 10th Avenue South in Great Falls.   Friends of Suzette’s, including Becky Hill, Vicki Kuhn, and Suzette’s sister, Annette Pritchard, visited Suzette at work periodically throughout her shift that night.   At about 12:55 a.m., Annette, Becky, and Vicki left to get Suzette french fries from a nearby Burger King. When they returned about five minutes later, they noticed a maroon-colored car parked behind the Town Pump that they had not seen before.   The three generally described the car as older, beat-up, and dirty.

Vicki took the french fries into the Town Pump while Annette and Becky waited in the car.   Vicki noticed a man she did not recognize at the microwave.   The man walked toward her and stopped about three feet in front of her.   Vicki observed that he may have been intoxicated.   She reported that the man made her feel uneasy, and that she attempted to make conversation with him.   Becky and Annette also saw the man, and all three were able to give similar, though not identical, descriptions of him.

When Vicki returned to the car, she told Annette and Becky that the man gave her the creeps.   Becky had the feeling he was just waiting for them to leave.   Annette decided she would call her sister intermittently through the rest of her shift that night.   As they drove away from the Town Pump, Annette noticed it was 1:08 a.m.

At about 1:20 a.m., Larry Blanchard, the owner of a private security business, drove in front of the Town Pump. He observed a dirty, red, mid-sized car with some body damage leaving from the rear of the store.

After Vicki dropped her friends off, she and her boyfriend returned to the Town Pump to visit with Suzette.   Vicki found Suzette’s body lying on the floor behind the counter.   At 1:22 a.m., Officer Porter from the Great Falls Police Department was dispatched to the Town Pump. Suzette was dead when he arrived.   She had been stabbed multiple times in the chest.   During his investigation of the crime scene, Officer Porter noticed a wrapped-up sandwich lying on the counter.   Later that night, a detective processed the crime scene and lifted fingerprints throughout the store.   Unfortunately, the prints on the sandwich wrapper were not usable.

The owner of the Town Pump found that approximately $300 was missing from the store.   About a week after the homicide, he realized that a knife with a five-inch steel blade, which was always kept in the store, was missing.   He was also able to determine by looking at cash register receipts, that the last transaction before the homicide was for ninety nine cents, the price of the sandwich on the counter.

In the weeks and months following the homicide, Vicki and Becky helped develop composite drawings of the suspect.   All three of the primary witnesses, Annette, Becky, and Vicki, participated in approximately fifty photo lineups.   The detectives followed up on information provided by the public, but to little avail.   At one point they investigated Joseph Grosbusch, another Town Pump employee, but concluded he was not a suspect.

Between 1989 and 1997, there were no significant developments in the investigation.   In 1997, however, Detective Cameron received information from a confidential informant that Donald DuBray committed the homicide.   DuBray was in prison for a rape conviction at the time the tip was provided.   The confidential informant also told Detective Cameron that DuBray owned 1969 and 1974 red Pontiacs.   Based on this information, Detective Cameron reopened the investigation.   Detective Cameron learned that DuBray had been driving a 1967 red or maroon Pontiac with damage to the rear end at the time of the homicide.

At the time of Suzette’s murder, DuBray lived with his girlfriend, Rose Valenzuela.   Rose testified that on the night of October 6, 1986, the night of the homicide, DuBray left the apartment and did not return until early the morning of October 7, 1986.   That day Rose flew to Seattle.   She testified that a month or two later when DuBray found her in Seattle, he told her he had robbed the Town Pump.

Dubray Convicted Of Two Counts Of First Degree Murder
Justices reject DuBray’s appeal in stabbing death
Man convicted in ’86 convenience store murder seeks new trial
State of Montana v Donald DuBray 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Donald DuBray v State of Montana 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Man convicted of killing Great Falls woman dies in prison
Montana State Prison inmate convicted of homicide dies in custody
Inmate convicted in 1986 killing dies
United States of America v Donald Frances Dubray 1992 (conviction affirmed)
United States of America v Donald Frances Dubray 1993 (sentence affirmed)
Sister of slain teen forgave killer

Movies/Documentaries
Motives & Murders: Three Times the Pain

INMATE INFORMATION

Federal information
DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
Register Number: 01919-046
Age: 52
Race: American Indian
Sex: Male
Released On: 07/25/2014

Montana information

DonaldDuBray prison mug

DOC ID# 44635
NAME: DONALD FRANCIS DUBRAY
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Thursday, September 04, 2014
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
PRISON:
MONTANA STATE PRISON
700 Conley Lake Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-1320

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Green
HEIGHT: 5 FT 10 IN
WEIGHT: 180 lbs
BUILD: MEDIUM RACE: NATIVE AMERICAN
SKIN TONE: LIGHT
L/R HANDED: L YEAR OF BIRTH: 1962
BIRTH PLACE: Montana
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: Y
AKAs
DONNY DUBRAY,
DONNIE DUBRAY,
DON DUBRAY,
DON DUBUEY,
DONALD F DUBRAY,
DONALD FRANCES DUBRAY,
ROBERT D DUBRAY,
JOHN ADOLF MARTINEZ

LEGAL RECORD

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Theft
CODE: 456301
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: LIFE OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1800

DOCKET: CDC-98-019
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: NEILL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Robbery
CODE: 455401
OFFENSE DATE: 10/7/1986
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 4/15/1999
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 480

Execution Alert: Charles Rhines for the murder of Donnivan Schaeffer


Donnivan Schaeffer

Attorney General Ravnsborg released the following statement:

Today I would like to remember Donnivan Scahefer, the victim who was brutally murdered by the killer who met justice earlier. Donnivan was an intelligent man set to graduate from Western Dakota Tech Donnivan was an award-winning archer who loved hunting and fishing Donnivan was funny, kind and a hard worker, prepared to start a career with a telephone installation company. Donnivan was engaged to be married with a great life ahead of him and, if he was with us today, he would be looking forward to his 50th birthday and looking at all the things his life had produced. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the fact that Donnivan was killed but I am glad we were finally able to get justice for him today. I am hopeful that this day is an opportunity for the family to move forward and now, that this phase is over, they can continue to heal. May God Bless Donnivan and his family.

In Charles Rhines’ last words, he forgave Donnivan’s parents for the hate and anger they had towards him.And he hoped that God would forgive them also. Can you believe that? He did not ask for forgiveness for what he did, but tried to turn it around to make the victims the bad guys here. He had NO RIGHT to say that. They are the ones who lost a son to violence committed by him. He obviously has no remorse for his actions. That is what is sad here. He had the opportunity to show compassion to the Schaeffers, but chose to turn it around. Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer, and Donnivan’s fiancee, I am so sorry for the loss you had. I am glad you finally got justice, but I am sorry it took so long.

Murder Victim Donnivan Schaeffer Always Retains A Place With His Family
Rhines’ 1992 murder still ripples through lives touched by the case
State of South Dakota v Charles Russell Rhines 1996 [conviction and sentence affirmed]
Charles Rhines v Douglas Weber, Warden 2000 [habeas corpus – conviction and sentence affirmed]
Rhines scheduled to be executed Monday
South Dakota Supreme Court denies Rhines’ appeal
South Dakota to execute Charles Rhines on Monday
Rapid City man slated for execution knows the end is near, deacon says
Charles Rhines execution updates: State denies appeals; US Supreme Court decision pending
State files briefs in US Supreme Court against Rhines’ attempts to delay execution
South Dakota court rejects Rhines appeal
Judge Considers Setting Execution Date for Charles Rhines for 1992 Murder of Donnivan Schaeffer
Charles Rhines execution updates: Rhines’ last words and statements from victim’s family
South Dakota Executes Inmate Charles Rhines for Fatal 1992 Stabbing

INMATE INFORMATION

Update: ABC Gold Games and More Pawn Shop Murders *Kenneth Allen Keith pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP*

Michael and Angela Hockensmith

Victims
Michael Hockensmith
Angela Hockensmith
Daniel P. Smith (no photo)

News Archive: ABC Gold Games and More Pawn Shop Murders
Trial date set in case of pastor charged in Boyle Co. triple murder
Triple Murder Suspect Speaks Out From Jail
Ex-preacher pleads guilty to murder of three in pawn shop, will serve life without parole
Keith pleads guilty to triple murder, sentenced to life without parole
Kenneth Allen Keith Sentenced to Life in 2013 KY Triple Slayings

Movies/Documentaries
Broken Trust: Gold, Guns and Gold

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: KEITH, KENNETH
PID # / DOC #: 468626 / 291614
Institution Start Date: 5/26/2017
Expected Time To Serve (TTS): LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Classification: Medium (Level 3)
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Location: Eastern KY Corr. Complex
Age: 52
Race: White
Gender: M
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 270

Aliases
Alias Name KENNETH KEITH

Monsters Among Us: Lonnie Lee Vann kidnapped and killed Rhonda Daugherty; Sentenced to 40 years in prison


Rhonda Kitts Daugherty

Rhonda Sharp Daugherty obituary
Find-A-Grave: Rhonda Marcella Kitts Daugherty
Friends, family & neighbors remember Rhonda Daugherty
Facebook: Search for Rhonda Kitts Daugherty Lafollette, Tennessee
Man charged with kidnapping, murdering east Tennessee woman
Missing in America: Rhonda Daugherty
Campbell Co. murder, kidnapping suspect Lonnie Vann expected in court
Lonnie Vann charged with murder, kidnapping of LaFollette woman Rhonda Daugherty
Lonnie Vann facing 6 new charges in Rhonda Daugherty murder case in Campbell Count
With charges filed against Vann, woman’s family still seeking answers
Lonnie Vann pleads guilty to murder in Campbell County court
Lonnie Vann reaches plea agreement for murder, kidnapping charges
Lonnie Vann sentenced to 40 years for murder of Rhonda Daugherty
The Rhonda Daugherty case

Movies/Documentaries
See No Evil: Rhonda’s Gone

INMATE INFORMATION

VANN, LONNIE LEE
TOMIS ID: 00559756
Birth Date: 11/25/1970
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: SCCF
Sentence Begin: 12/12/2014
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility :
Parole Hearing: 11/02/2017
Hearing Result:

Cold Case: Thomas Spear charged for the robbery and murder of 71-year-old Illa Venard in 1994

23 years later, Peoria man charged in Lisle cold-case murder
Peoria man charged in 1994 murder in suburban Chicago
Man charged in 1994 Lisle break-in, murder
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2 decades later, man charged with killing elderly Lisle woman in 1994

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate # 107098 : SPEAR, THOMAS
Status:
Date of Booking: 09/29/2017

Inmate Description
Gender: Male
Race: WHITE
Height: 6′ 2”
Weight: 265
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BLU

Charles Kenneth Maness murder 12/27/1998 Oxford, MS *James Ray Sanders pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison*

Authorities investigate weekend shooting motive
James R. Sanders v State of Mississippi 2003 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
James Ray Sanders v State of Mississippi 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Escaped Parchman prisoner has Lafayette County ties
2 ‘armed and dangerous’ inmates escape Parchman
Two Inmates, Including Murderer, Escape Mississippi Prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Rev. Samuel Nathaniel Booth Jr 12/24/1994 Middle River, MD *James Thomas Wood stabbed him 14 times in a dispute over crack cocaine*

Middle River worshipers find their pastor slain
Churchgoers grapple with minister’s death
Hartford County man is charged in slaying of Middle River pastor
Police probe background of pastor
Slain pastor allegedly had cocaine
Drug Accusations Swirl After Killing of Minister
Evidence links pastor to drugs
Beloved minister had a secret life that came to light after his murder
Slaying of minister took place after drug binge, attorneys say
Jury convicts man in slaying of minister Stabbing occurred day before Christmas in dispute over cocaine
Man gets life term in slaying of Middle River minister

Movies/Documentaries
Shattered: False Prophet

INMATE INFORMATION

Last Name: WOOD
First Name: JAMES
Middle Name: THOMAS
Date of Birth: 09/10/1970
DOCI ID: 255301
Holding Facility: Jessup Correctional

With Friends Like This…Jack Otto killed his friend, John “Fish” Troutman, who helped him out after he got out of prison, in an argument over money; Sentenced to life in prison


John “Fish” Troutman

Neighbors of slain Swatara Township man say they are baffled by his death
Investigators continue to probe Swatara man’s death
Enhaut man killed in his home was a bookie, friend claims
Police name a person of interest in deadly stabbing case
Valentine’s Day robbery suspect a person of interest in Pennsylvania homicide, police say
Florida prisoner charged with killing Swatara Township man for money
Longtime friend pleads guilty in Swatara Township slaying of 74-year-old man
Man gets life for killing person who took him in

Movies/Documentaries
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Make it Hurt

INMATE INFORMATION

PENNSYLVANIA
Inmate Number: KR6078
Name Name Type
JACK CONLEY OTTO Commit Name
JACK CONLEY OTTO True Name
Age: 69
Date of Birth: 10/26/1947
Race: WHITE
Height (in): 6′ 00″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Current Location: SMITHFIELD
Permanent Location: HUNTINGDON
Committing County: DAUPHIN
Last Updated Time: 9/4/2017 4:00:16 AM

FLORIDA
DC Number: 127032
Name: OTTO, JACK C
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: GRAY OR PARTIALLY GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’09”
Weight: 188 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/26/1947
Initial Receipt Date: 08/25/2011
Current Facility: PENNSYLVANIA
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 02/12/2026

Wildet Olizia and Loughery “LaJerry” Dorceus murders 12/25/2011 Orlando, FL *Mordis Boudot and Artavia Lee Williams charged with their Christmas murders*

Victims
Wildet Olizia, 28
Loughery “LaJerry” Dorceus, 19

Wildet Olizia obituary
Find-A-Grave: Loughery P “LaJerry” Dorceus
Christmas homicide is Orlando’s 27th of year
Police: Man shot, killed while driving BMW in Orlando
Police investigate two homicides believed to be connected
Man, 18, arrested in Christmas double killing
Second suspect arrested in Christmas double killing
Cops arrest third man, seek fourth in Christmas double-homicide
Fourth man charged in Christmas Day double murder
Fourth suspect arrested in Christmas double murder
Tragedy during the holidays
No bond for teen accused in Christmas Day murder

Defendants
Belvin Williams – false alibi and lying to police, pled guilty, 4 years probation
Mordis Boudot – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Arthur Williams – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Artavia Lee Williams – acquitted at trial

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: X67093
Name: WILLIAMS, ARTHUR L
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: UNKNOWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/15/1988
Initial Receipt Date: 07/26/2012
Current Facility: WALTON C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: X80567
Name: BOUDOT, MORDIS E
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 12/18/1988
Initial Receipt Date: 01/23/2014
Current Facility: HAMILTON C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 02/20/2057

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