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Melvin Dyer murder 2/17/2017 Salt Lake City, UT *Tonita Holland and Brody Olson arrested for his murder*

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1930 South West Temple

Man dead, 2 hospitalized in Salt Lake shooting
1 dead, multiple injured after shooting in Salt Lake City apartment
One dead, two injured in early morning Salt Lake City shooting
Man booked for murder after burglary, shooting in Salt Lake City
2 arrested for murder in Friday morning shooting
2 suspects arrested in Friday shooting death in Salt Lake City
2 people arrested in fatal Salt Lake shooting
Victim in Salt Lake City shooting identified
Facebook: Tonita Ronette Holland
Facebook: Brody Olson

INMATE INFORMATION

tomita-holland

Name: TONITA RONETTE HOLLAND
Sex: F
Age: 38
Height: 410
Weight: 145
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE

Inmate Information
Booking #: 17011965
SO#: 221708
State ID: 501369
FBI: 2369FB9
INS:
Citizen: UNITED STATES
COB: Oklahoma

Alias Information
STEPHANIE MICHEL EATOUGH
TONITA R HOLLAND

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INMATE INFORMATION

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Name: BRODY RICHARD OLSON
Sex: M
Age: 36
Height: 509
Weight: 250
Race: WHITE
Hair Color: BALD
Eye Color: HAZEL

Inmate Information
Booking #: 17011950
SO#: 247542
State ID: 525343
FBI: 215280PB2
INS:
Citizen: UNITED STATES
COB: Utah

Alias Information
BRODY RICHARD OLSEN
BRODY LSON

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Monsters Among Us: Four are charged with beating and setting on fire 83-year-old Dorothy Dow during a home invasion

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Dorothy Dow

Dorothy Dow obituary
Funeral arrangements announced for elderly GA woman brutally attacked in home invasion
Great-grandmother beaten, burned in her home dies weeks after attack
Elderly Woman, Dorothy Dow, Beaten By Burglars Then Set On Fire
Elderly woman who was burned, beaten during home invasion dies
Elderly GA woman brutally beaten, burned during home invasion dies
Georgia 83-year-old attacked, set on fire by group who may have helped pick blueberries from her yard, police say
Murder charges filed against 4 suspects charged in elderly woman’s beating death
Potential Death Penalty for Justin Pierce Grady and Cortavious Deshun Heard in 2016 GA Murder of 83-Year-Old Dorothy Dow

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Defendants
Justin Peirce Grady
Cortavious Deshun Heard
Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron (not charged with murder)
Mina Christine Ellery
Angel Latrice Harmon

West Philly’s Lorena Grocery triple homicide: Ibrahim Muhammed and Nalik Scott sentenced to LWOP for killing 3 at the bodega

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Victims
Juana Nunez, 44
Porfirio Nunez, 50
Lina Sanchez, 48

Family Shot to Death in Front of Teen
Witnesses describe bloody triple killing at West Philly grocery
Witness says correct man is charged with killing her parents, aunt: ‘I am sure of that’
Accused killer allegedly confessed that “it was just supposed be a robbery”
Prosecution rests, defense begins in trial in triple murder at West Philly bodega
Deliberations set in West Philly triple murder trial
Guilty verdicts in West Philly triple murder trial
Two men convicted in West Philly triple killing at grocery store
Defendant takes stand in penalty phase of West Philly triple murder
Men Who Killed 3 During West Philly Grocery Store Shooting Learn Fates
Convicted killers get life in bodega murders
Ibrahim Muhammed and Nalik Sharif Scott Sentenced to LWOP for 2011 PA Triple Murder

Defendants
Ibrahim Abdullah Muhammed – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Nalik Shariff Scott – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

ibrahim-muhammed

Inmate Number: MU3416
Name Name Type
HASSAN JOHNSON Also Known As
HASSAN MOHAMMED Also Known As
IBRAHAM MUHAMMAD Also Known As
IBRAHIIM MUHAMMAD Also Known As
IBRAHIM MUHAMMAD Commit Name
IBRAHIM ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD True Name
ISHMEAL MUHAMMAD Also Known As
TYRONE MUHAMMAD Also Known As
IBRAHIM MUHAMMED Also Known As
IBRAHUM MUHAMMED Also Known As
Age: 36
Date of Birth: 01/29/1981
Race: BLACK
Height (in): 6′ 02″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Current Location: CAMP HILL
Permanent Location: CAMP HILL
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA
Last Updated Time: 2/3/2017 4:00:15 AM

INMATE INFORMATION

nalik-scott

Inmate Number: HK2030
Name Name Type
MALIK SCOTT Also Known As
NALEEM SCOTT Also Known As
NALIK SHARIFF SCOTT Commit Name
JAHBREE WOODS Also Known As
Age: 35
Date of Birth: 08/30/1981
Race: BLACK
Height (in): 5′ 08″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Current Location: GRATERFORD
Permanent Location: GRATERFORD
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA
Last Updated Time: 2/3/2017 4:00:15 AM

Deadly Duo: James David Majors and Robert Reese killed 3 people for their drugs, money and jewelry; Majors sentenced to death

remember-the-victimsFrom Major’s appeal: Donald Hobbs, who was 10 years old at the time of trial, lived in a house on Kaula Drive in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks with his mother, Jeanine Copeland (Copeland), and Thomas Probst (Probst), her live-in companion.   On the morning of January 26, 1989, after finishing his breakfast, Hobbs found Copeland lying on the floor and noticed blood next to her head.   When Hobbs was unable to awaken her, he called “911.” 2  Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene discovered the bodies of Copeland, Probst, and Patrick Mungavin (Mungavin).

 Copeland was lying facedown on the living room carpet.   She had been struck by a gunshot, fired at close range, that entered at her right temple and exited on the left side of her neck.   A forensic pathologist testified that such a wound would have caused an immediate loss of consciousness and that death would have ensued within a matter of minutes.   In his opinion, Copeland had been killed between midnight and 6 a.m. on January 26.   Tests of Copeland’s blood showed evidence of methamphetamine use.

Mungavin was seated on the living room couch with his hands folded in his lap, his head over to one side, and blood coming from his right nostril.   He had a loaded .22-caliber handgun under his left armpit, but there was no evidence that the handgun had been fired.   Mungavin had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including a fatal wound to the back of his head.   The forensic pathologist estimated the time of Mungavin’s death to be between midnight and 6 a.m. on January 26;  he could not determine to a medical certainty that Mungavin had been shot at the location where his body was found.   Although Mungavin had methamphetamine on his person, there was no evidence of either drugs or alcohol in his system.   A criminalist testified that .38-caliber bullets removed from Mungavin’s body had most likely been fired from either a “.38 special” or a .357 magnum.   A hollow-point slug found underneath Mungavin’s right leg, between his leg and the couch, appeared to have been fired from the same weapon.

Probst was lying on the floor of a bedroom that had been turned into an office.   Probst had sustained a fatal wound to his left cheek by a gunshot fired at close range.   He also suffered an abrasion to the right side of his face consistent with falling as a result of the gunshot wound.   The forensic pathologist estimated the time of Probst’s death to be between midnight and 5 a.m. on January 26;  he could not be certain that Probst had been shot at the location where his body was found.   Probst’s blood tested positive for Valium and methamphetamine.   A criminalist testified that an expended .32-caliber bullet removed from the right side of Probst’s neck had been fired from either a .32-caliber semiautomatic pistol or a .32-caliber revolver.   The contents of a wallet were strewn about the office, and Probst’s pants pockets were pulled out.

In the office where Probst’s body was found, deputies found evidence of drug sales, including a scale, packaging material, a cutting agent, a pay-owe sheet, and powder residue on the surface of a mirror.   Deputies also found a loaded, sawed-off .12-gauge shotgun leaning up against the wall in the corner of the room.   A number of witnesses confirmed that Probst was a methamphetamine and marijuana dealer.

In the hallway of the residence, deputies found a screwdriver, a hammer, and a strongbox or safe that appeared to have been pried open.   They also  noted a depression in the carpet of the office closet floor that was approximately the same size as the strongbox or safe.   Probst was known to keep a safe in this location, where he stored jewelry, drugs, and proceeds from drug sales.   Although both Probst and Copeland were known to wear jewelry, there was no jewelry on their bodies except for an anklet around Copeland’s ankle.   Jewelry boxes in the residence were empty, and there was evidence of ransacking.   There was no sign of forced entry into the residence itself and no evidence of a struggle.

During the course of their investigation, deputies alerted Probst’s parents to the possibility of an Arizona connection to the homicides.   Subsequently, while going through Probst’s belongings, his mother found a note with the name “Robert Reese” and the address 14031 North 72d Lane in Peoria, Arizona.   According to Probst’s mother, the note was not in his handwriting.

At trial, the prosecution theorized that the three victims had been killed by defendant and Robert Reese (Reese) during the course of a drug-related robbery.   The prosecution offered extensive circumstantial evidence in support of this theory.

In December 1988, Reese lived in a house on 72d Lane in Peoria, Arizona.   Defendant also had a room at the house, although it was not his primary residence.   Both defendant and Reese moved out shortly after Christmas of 1988.

According to a neighbor of Reese’s aunt, defendant and Reese visited the aunt at her apartment in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento, sometime between December 27 and December 29, 1988, at approximately 10:30 to 11 p.m. Reese was acting in a hyperactive fashion and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.   Other witnesses confirmed that Reese sold and used methamphetamine.   Reese was also known to carry firearms.

Several witnesses testified that Probst was planning to conduct a drug transaction with someone from out of state the night he was killed.   Probst’s brother, Wayne Probst, who was at Probst’s house until about 9:20 or 9:30 p.m. on January 25, 1989, testified that Probst told him he had arranged a deal to sell a pound of methamphetamine later that evening.   According to Wayne Probst, his brother had an established clientele and dealt only with customers he knew.

James Pluskett, who talked to Probst on the telephone between 8 and 10 p.m. on January 25, offered similar testimony regarding Probst’s plans to sell $10,000 worth of methamphetamine to someone who was flying in from Las  Vegas.   Pluskett understood this to be about a pound of methamphetamine.   He thought two people were involved in the purchase, the person actually making the purchase and the person providing the money.   Pluskett assumed these were the same regular customers from Arizona who purchased a half-pound of methamphetamine from Probst every couple of weeks.

Freddie Gregg, who was at Probst’s house until about 11 or 11:30 p.m. on January 25, testified that Probst told him he was expecting a visit from someone from Arizona who would be bringing drug paraphernalia.   During Gregg’s visit, Probst took him into the kitchen and showed him a plastic freezer bag filled with methamphetamine.   The bag was approximately the size of a tissue box.

Sandra Morgera, who was at Probst’s house until about 11:15 or 11:30 p.m. on January 25, testified that Probst told her he had another two deals scheduled that night, one of which was a deal with Gregg, which occurred before she left.   The second deal was a $10,000 deal with people from Arizona for a pound or a pound and a half of drugs.   On cross-examination, Morgera admitted she might have gotten the $10,000 figure from newspaper articles about the case, admitted Probst had told her about both a drug purchase and a drug sale scheduled for that evening, and admitted it was not until trial that she stated one of the two deals was the deal with Gregg.

Catherine Bailey, who spent the day at Probst’s house on January 25, testified that Probst told her he had just bought a pound of methamphetamine and was planning to conduct a drug transaction with someone from Arizona.   According to Bailey, Probst told her he had completed another transaction with the same person about a month earlier and the person felt he had been “burned.”   Although she was unclear as to how she acquired the information, Bailey identified the person as Robert Reese of Peoria, Arizona.3  Before Bailey left, Probst had her sample the methamphetamine to make sure it was okay.   While Bailey was in Probst’s office, she saw a large amount of cash.   Probst told her it was about $2,000.

Several witnesses from Arizona offered details regarding a trip defendant and Reese had taken to California.   Michelle Blouir, Reese’s former girlfriend, testified that defendant and Reese had taken an evening trip to California sometime in January.   Shortly before they left, Blouir saw defendant with two brand new pairs of dark cotton garden-type gloves still in their  original packaging.   She watched defendant hand one of the pairs to Reese.4  Later, on Valentine’s Day, while Blouir was talking on the telephone to a detective from Sacramento, Reese asked whom she was talking to.   When she told him, he appeared frightened, bolted out of the apartment, and drove away.   To the best of her recollection, defendant and Reese’s trip to California had been about two weeks earlier.   Blouir also talked to defendant about a week after he came back from the trip.   He told her he had gone to California to get drugs and that Reese had left him in a motel room for six hours and had never come back, so defendant flew back home.

Kristi Crancer, a friend of Blouir’s, verified the timing of the trip, testifying that it had occurred about a week after her January 19, 1989, graduation.   When Reese returned from the trip, he showed Crancer jewelry, a plastic bag of drugs, and two handfuls of money.   Crancer also confirmed that Reese had left abruptly when he found out that Blouir was talking to a detective from Sacramento.

The parties stipulated that if Karen Brott were called as a witness she would have testified that Reese showed her a plastic bag of drugs, a large amount of cash, and two items of jewelry after he returned from Sacramento.   Reese told her the bag contained a quarter- or half-pound of methamphetamine and that he had approximately $12,000 in cash.   Reese later called Brott on February 14, 1989, and asked her if anyone was looking for him.

Richard Hartley, a housemate of defendant’s at the residence on 72d Lane, testified that defendant was involved in both the methamphetamine and gun trades.5  When defendant used methamphetamine, he ingested the drug by sprinkling it on tissue paper, which he then wadded up and ate.   Hartley acknowledged he had previously told investigators only about “suspicions” defendant used methamphetamine and had not told them about being involved in several drug transactions with defendant.   On February 14, 1989, detectives from Sacramento came looking for Reese as a suspect in a triple homicide.   After meeting with the detectives, Hartley met with defendant, who told him about a trip he and Reese had taken to Sacramento.   According to defendant, he had sold a pound of marijuana there.   Defendant told Hartley he had stayed in a motel room with a prostitute and that Reese was gone overnight with their rental car.   When Reese returned the next day, he was acting in a paranoid fashion and said he wanted to go home.   Defendant and Reese ended up taking separate flights home.

Victims
Thomas Kenneth Probst, 30
Jeannine Annette Twiggy Copeland, 30
Patrick James Mungavin, 24

A blast from the past
People of the State of California v James David Majors 1998 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
San Quentin inmate dies of unknown causes on death row
Condemned Inmate James Majors Dies of Unknown Causes

Defendants
James David Majors – convicted, sentenced to death; died on death row 1/26/2017
Robert Reese – shot to death a month after the murders in Arizona

INMATE INFORMATION

jamesmajors

Inmate Name: MAJORS, JAMES DAVID
CDCR#: E86700
Age: 69
Admission Date: 02/14/1991
Current Location: San Quentin

Joseph Carson and Anthony Lee Hammond murders 1/27/2017 Owosso, MI *Found shot to death in a car in a Wal-Mart parking lot; Otis Smith and Anthony Holloway charged with their murders*

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Joe Carson and Anthony Hammond

Facebook: Joe Carson
Mid Michigan family grieving the loss of Flint man murdered near Owosso
2 Flint men dead, discovered in parking lot of the Owosso Wal-Mart
State police investigating double homicide in Walmart parking lot
Police investigating double-homicide in Owosso
Police identify two Flint men found dead in Walmart parking lot
MSP: 2 men murdered during Craigslist transaction in Owosso
Craigslist drug deal led to shooting deaths in Walmart parking lot, police say
Double homicide in Owosso: Craigslist deal gone wrong
Walmart double homicide is a rarity for Owosso, Shiawassee County
2 Grand Rapids men arrested in connection with Owosso double homicide
Two people in custody after Owosso double homicide
Police: GR brothers suspected in mid-MI double homicide
Suspects charged in Walmart double slaying
Grand Rapids brothers charged with mid-MI double murder
Brothers arraigned in drug-related slayings outside Walmart

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: SMITH, OTIS LEE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: HOLLOWAY, ANTHONY
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 23
Location: Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office

Execution Alert: Terry Edwards executed for the murders of Mickell Goodwin and Tommy Walker

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Victims
Mickell Goodwin, 26
Tommy Walker, 34

Death row inmate seeks to halt execution for Dallas-area murders, alleges prosecutor misconduct
Texas set to execute man convicted of killing two in store robbery
Killer From North Texas Subway Robbery, Murder Set To Die
Convict in slayings of 2 in Subway shop holdup set to die
Late appeals denied, man’s execution set for murder he says he didn’t commit
Death Watch: A Future Danger?
Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man?
Will Supreme Court justices give death row’s Terry Edwards more time?
Murderpedia: Terry Darnell Edwards
Texas executes man convicted of killing two in 2002 robbery
Texas Executes Man Convicted Of Killing 2 In North Texas

Defendants
Terry Darnell Edwards – convicted, sentenced to death
Kirk Darnell Edwards – pled guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04622491
TDCJ Number: 00999463
Name: EDWARDS,TERRY DARNELL
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1973-08-10
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

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INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 03977569
TDCJ Number: 01209322
Name: EDWARDS, KIRK DARNELL
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1970-10-08
Maximum Sentence Date: 2027-07-09
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: 2027-07-09
Parole Eligibility Date: 2015-01-07
Parole Review Status
Not in Parole Review: The offender is currently not in the review process.

Last Parole Decision: Denied on 01/10/2017

NEXT REVIEW (01/2019)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.

Denial reason(s): 1D, 2D, 5D

1D CRIMINAL HISTORY – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE OFFENDER HAS REPEATEDLY COMMITTED CRIMINAL EPISODES THAT INDICATE A PREDISPOSITION TO COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS UPON RELEASE.

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THE INSTANT OFFENSE HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS, SUCH THAT THE OFFENDER POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

5D ADJUSTMENT DURING PERIODS OF SUPERVISION – THE RECORD INDICATES UNSUCCESSFUL PERIODS OF SUPERVISION ON PREVIOUS PROBATION, PAROLE, OR MANDATORY SUPERVISION THAT RESULTED IN INCARCERATION, INCLUDING PAROLE-IN-ABSENTIA.

Next Parole Review Date: 01/2019

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Deadly Duo: Larry Tranell Carter and Malik Crawford are charged with the murder of Rashad Atkins

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Rashad Atkins

Rashad Atkins obituary
Coroner identifies man killed near Myrtle Beach motel, police search for suspects
Myrtle Beach murder victim’s identity released
High Point man shot, killed at Myrtle Beach
Two suspects charged with murder in connection to Myrtle Beach motel shooting death
Two Loris men arrested in Myrtle Beach shooting death investigation
2 charged in deadly shooting at Myrtle Beach motel

INMATE INFORMATION

larrycarter

CARTER, LARRY TRANELL
LORIS, SC 29569
AMERICAN (US)
MALE
DOB: 06/25/1994
Age: 22
Booked: 1/17/2017 7:20PM
Booking Number: HC01181713615
MYRTLE BEACH PD

CHARGES:
MURDER / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
KIDNAPPING / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
POSS. WEAPON DURING VIOL. CRIME, IF NOTALSO SENT. TO LIFE W/O PAROLE OR DEATH / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET (2 charges)
ATTEMPTED MURDER / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
ARMED ROBBERY, ROBBERY WHILE ARMED OR ALLEGEDLY ARMED W/ DEADLY WEAPON / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
PAROLE VIOLATION / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET

INMATE INFORMATION

malikchapman

CRAWFORD, MALIK ALLAN
LORIS, SC 29569
AMERICAN (US)
MALE
DOB: 06/15/1997
Age: 19
Booked: 1/17/2017 9:16AM
Booking Number: HC01171713583
US MARSHALS

CHARGES:

KIDNAPPING / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
MURDER / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
ARMED ROBBERY, ROBBERY WHILE ARMED WITHA DEADLY WEAPON / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET
POSS. WEAPON DURING VIOL. CRIME, IF NOTALSO SENT. TO LIFE W/O PAROLE OR DEATH / Pre-Trial / NO BAIL SET

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