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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

Deadly Doctors: Calling All Killers
Killer Doctors on Death Row: Parker



Offender Number: 0311386
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
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 Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: DEATH ROW
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 04/01/1999
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: CLOSE
Next Custody Review: 10/16/1999
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Last Movement Date: 01/23/2016

Fred Charles Moseley murder 7/25/1998 Canyon, TX *Mario Ballesteros Campos convicted of his murder; Sentenced to life in prison

Fred Moseley
Fred Charles Moseley

Canyon murder victim remembered
Charley Project: Fred Charles Moseley
Thirteen year cold case murder arrest
Officials seek second man in disappearance
Second suspect arrested in 1998 murder
Jury Selection for Fred Moseley Murder
Campos found guilty in Canyon teen’s death, sentenced to life
Mario Ballesteros Campos v State of Teas 2015
Websleuths: Deceased/Not Found TX – Fred Moseley, 17, Canyon, 25 July 1998 *Campos & Dooley guilty*
Canyon officers awarded for closing cold case

Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: Forever Missing

Mario Ballesteros Campos – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Gerald Ross Dooley – pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison


Mario Bolestero Campos

SID Number: 05933771
TDCJ Number: 01873651
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1977-12-01
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2051-11-08

CamposM info


Gerald Dooley

SID Number: 05904856
TDCJ Number: 01881661
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1977-07-05
Maximum Sentence Date: 2021-11-03
Current Facility: STEVENSON
Projected Release Date: 2021-11-03
Parole Eligibility Date: 2016-11-03

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-07-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2013-08-15
Case No.: 22944A
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 10-00-00

Monsters Among Us: Rodney Earl Sanders charged with killing two nuns, Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held

Paula Merrill and Margaret Held
PSister aula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held

Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill Tribute
Sister Margaret Held obituary
Sister Paula Merrill obituary
Sisters risked their lives to serve the poor
Sisters chose grace over grudges following tragic killings
Slain nuns “would do anything for anybody”
Man charged in slaying of 2 nuns
Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
Man identified in slaying of two nuns in Mississippi
Man charged in murders of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, the nursing nuns of Mississippi
Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns
Man arrested in nuns’ deaths has criminal record
Sheriff: Suspect confesses in killings of 2 nuns in Mississippi

Rodney Earl Sanders
Rodney Earl Sanders

Cold Case: Sue M. Behrens murder 3/8/1992 Harrisburg, PA *Jesse O. Kenley Jr and Tyrone A Poole convicted, sentenced to federal prison*

Red Roof Inn Harrisburg

Arrest made in 1992 slaying of hotel night clerk
Feds make arrest in 12-year-old murder case
After 12 years, man charged in murder
United States of America v Tyrone Poole 2005
United States of America v Jesse Kenley 2008
United States of America v Jesse Kenley 2010
United States of America v Jesse Kenley 2011
United States of America v Jesse Kenley 2012

The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Horror at the Hotel

Jesse O. Kenley Jr – pled guilty, sentenced to 420 months in prison (35 years)
Tyrone Anthony Poole –


Register Number: 13522-067
Age: 43
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Fairton FCI
Release Date: 11/26/2037


Register Number: 12234-067
Age: 43
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Released On: 04/17/2014

Monsters Among Us: David Kevin Hocker killed his boss, Jerry Wayne Robinson to get money for crack; Executed 9/30/2004

remembering the victimsFrom Hocker’s appeal: The victim, Jerry Wayne Robinson, owned a small business in Houston County, Alabama.   The Defendant David Kevin Hocker worked for Mr. Robinson.   They were together on March 21, 1998 and were seen by the victim’s wife at West Building Supply in Dothan, Alabama. That would be the last time she saw her husband alive.   The next time she saw him was at the funeral home when she identified his body.

“Sergeant Donald Valenza of the Houston County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department informing him that Mobile had the Defendant Hocker in custody.   He had confessed to Mobile authorities that he had murdered Jerry Robinson.   Sergeant Valenza went to Mobile and took a statement from Hocker at which time Hocker admitted to killing Jerry Robinson by stating that he had broken a knife off in his chest.   Sergeant Valenza transported Hocker back to Houston County, Alabama, and made arrangements with the Headland Police Department to locate the body.   Hocker took the officers to the body which was located in Henry County, Alabama.   The body contained a single stab wound to the chest with the ․ blade imbedded in Jerry Robinson’s chest.   There were numerous cuts, abrasions and other injuries.

“Upon further investigation and the Defendant’s statement it was learned that Jerry Robinson and Hocker had gone to West Building Supply to purchase materials to build a fence.   Hocker later dumped the building materials in a ditch.   He had intended to kill Jerry Robinson at his office but a co-owner was present.   By ruse, Hocker talked Jerry Robinson into going with him to Henry County to pick up a microwave oven.   While in the truck Hocker stabbed Jerry Robinson in the chest, drove to a remote area and dragged Jerry Robinson from the vehicle.   Hocker then proceeded to beat and stomp Jerry Robinson causing over thirty contusions, scrapes and cuts.   Jerry Robinson’s Adam’s apple was broken.   There was a fracture of the thyroid cartilage.   According to the forensic pathologist, Dr. Parades, Jerry Robinson remained alive during this vicious beating and was able to feel pain.   However, the stab wound to the chest was the lethal wound.

“Hocker stole Jerry Robinson’s green truck, ATM card and cash.   After several withdrawals through the victim’s ATM card Hocker purchased $400.00 in crack cocaine and then drove to Mobile, Alabama. While on crack he believed the police were chasing him and he abandoned the truck and ran through the woods causing numerous scratches to his face.   Hocker later rented a motel room in Mobile and called 911 to turn himself in.   He subsequently gave statements to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department and Sergeant Valenza confessing to the crime.

“In his statements Hocker claimed that the victim made sexual advances towards him which caused him to stab the victim.   However, three witnesses testified that Jerry Robinson was not homosexual.   He was a married man with two children.”

Hocker faces execution for murder of his boss
Executio date set for inmate in boss’ slaying
Appeals court upholds death sentence
David Keith Hocker v State of Alabama 2002
David Kevin Hocker #930
Alabama executes Hocker for 1998 murder of boss
Alabama executes Hocker for the murder of his boss
Mentally ill man executed for 1998 killing

Hocker last words

Monsters Among Us: Anthony Carcione beat 78-year-old Jean Schwarzkopf to death; Sentenced to LWOP

Jean SchwarzkopfFrom Anthony Carcione’s appeal: The facts giving rise to this matter arose out of the home invasion, robbery, and murder of a wealthy 78 year old woman, Jean Schwarzkopf, who resided in New Port Richey, Florida.   In late 1996 or early 1997, Ottavio Volpe made the acquaintance of Mrs. Schwarzkopf, who resided in a subdivision located near a bakery that he owned.   Realizing her wealth, he formulated a plan to rob Mrs. Schwarzkopf of her jewelry.   At first, although Volpe was aided by a local co-conspirator, the plan failed.   Volpe then decided to enlist the assistance of friends and acquaintances in Chicago to complete the robbery.

In August 1997, Volpe contacted Camillo Gigliotti in Chicago, and attempted to persuade him to come to Florida to rob Mrs. Schwarzkopf.   Gigliotti refused to do so personally, but proceeded to contact Faris Rafidi, a Chicago restauranteur, to inquire who might be willing to travel to Florida to accomplish the robbery.   Rafidi suggested to Gigliotti that he contact Appellant.

On September 18, 1997, Appellant flew from Chicago to Tampa.   Volpe picked him up, and they drove to Volpe’s bakery in New Port Richey.   The next morning, after buying flowers, gloves, and duct tape, Appellant approached Mrs. Schwarzkopf’s door posing as a flower delivery man.   After the door was opened, Appellant forced himself into Mrs. Schwarzkopf’s home, and hit her in the face.   Throughout the ordeal, Appellant broke Mrs. Schwarzkopf’s nose, fractured her cheekbone, neck and rib, and caused multiple bruises throughout the rest of her body.   He then bound Mrs. Schwarzkopf with duct tape from head to toe.   Before he taped her mouth shut, he stuffed a silk flower down her throat, causing hemorrhaging at the base of her tongue.   Mrs. Schwarzkopf suffocated from the bleeding caused by the injuries to her nose and mouth.

After the robbery, Volpe picked up Appellant about one block from Mrs. Schwarzkopf’s home.   Appellant had taken Mrs. Schwarzkopf’s purse, her wallet and its contents, and her jewelry, including a seven and one-half carat diamond ring, a strand of pearls, a diamond and platinum tennis bracelet, and a sapphire tennis bracelet.   Later that same day, Appellant admitted to Volpe that he had killed Mrs. Schwarzkopf, and threatened Volpe not to say anything or he would kill Volpe and his girlfriend.   That evening, Volpe contacted Gigliotti and told him to come to Florida to come pick up Appellant.

Gigliotti agreed to pick up Appellant in Florida, but later called Volpe from Valdosta, Georgia, and told him that he would not drive any further south.   On September 20, 1997, Volpe (along with an unwitting employee of Volpe’s) drove Appellant from New Port Richey, Florida, to Valdosta Georgia, where they met Gigliotti.   Gigliotti then drove Appellant back to Chicago along with the items taken from Mrs. Schwarzkopf in the robbery.

When Gigliotti and Appellant arrived in Chicago, they went to Farris Rafidi’s restaurant and met in his office.   Gigliotti then decided to dispose of all of the jewelry except the diamond ring because he believed the rest of the jewelry was worthless.   The diamond ring was eventually purchased by Rafidi for $22,000.   The money was divided among the co-conspirators.   Appellant’s cut was $10,000, Gigliotti’s was $8000, and Volpe’s was $4000.

Two get life in robbery-slaying of New Port Richie widow
Two get life sentences for 1997 robbery-slaying
Man Convicted in Woman’s Slaying
Jury says Carcione guilty of 7 charges
Man convicted for role in ’97 murder
Killer escapes death penalty
United States of America v Anthony Carcione 2001
Life sentence upheld in murder-robbery of wealthy widow
Life Sentence Upheld in Murder

Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen: A Deadly Diamond

Anthony Carcione
Ottavio Volpe


Anthony Carcione

Register Number: 38373-018
Age: 46
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Florence ADMAX USP
Release Date: LIFE


Ottavio Volpe

Register Number: 38355-018
Age: 57
Race: White
Sex: Male
Located at: Terre Haute USP
Release Date: LIFE

Monsters Among Us: Norman Cadmus killed Kevin Beam and Linda Arnold in their Linglestown, PA home; Sentenced to life in prison

remembering the victimsFrom Norman Cadmus’ appeal: This case arises out of a brutal double murder that took place in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 14 years ago, in March of 1996. On March 6, 1996, police and fire officials responded to a suspicious fire inside a residence at 1052 North Mountain Road, in Lower Paxton Township. Inside the home first responders uncovered a grisly scene-a man and a woman, dead, both victims of homicide. One of the victims of this killing, Kevin Beam, had been beaten about the head and strangled, and had died as a result of manual strangulation and blunt force trauma. The second victim, a woman, Linda Arnold, had been shot in the head. Police determined that, following this double murder, a fire had been deliberately set at the residence, in an apparent effort to mask the brutal killing of these two victims.

Acting on this grisly discovery, police then launched a five-year investigation into this double murder. In the course of this investigation, police identified the Petitioner, Norman Cadmus as a possible suspect and in January 2001 questioned Cadmus, a casual acquaintance of the Arnold family, regarding his knowledge of this dual homicide. Under police questioning Cadmus confessed to involvement in these murders. According to Cadmus’ confession, on March 6, 1996, he accompanied another man, William Stephens, also known as Billy Lightfeather, to the home of Linda Arnold, 1052 North Mountain Road, to collect a debt Arnold owed Stephens.

Cadmus claimed that he initially remained inside the car while Stephens entered the home, but then heard the sounds of a violent confrontation inside the residence. Entering the home, Cadmus stated that he came upon one of the victims, Kevin Beam, locked in a violent struggle with Stephens, who was wielding a knife. Cadmus acknowledged to police that he joined in that struggle, grabbing a bottle and striking Beam repeatedly on the head and upper torso with the broken bottle as Stephens slashed his victim with a knife. After Beam collapsed unconscious, Cadmus related that Stephens wrapped a plastic bag around Beam’s head and asphyxiated him. According to Cadmus’ confession, Stephens then sought out Linda Arnold, and killed her, shooting her in the head. Having participated in this fashion in the double murder of Arnold and Beam, Cadmus then watched as Stephens poured kerosene and paint thinner throughout the house, and set it ablaze in an effort to conceal this killing.

Mechanicsburg man facing murder charges (about 1/2 way down)
Norman Cadmus v Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2013
11 years ago: Suspect’s death ensured 1996 murders would remain in part a mystery
‘Convicted by life itself’: ‘The Coroner’ details 1996 murder of Linglestown couple

The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: Trial by Fire


Norman Cadmus

Inmate Number: EY1227
Name Name Type
X LUCKY Also Known As
Age: 67
Date of Birth: 12/24/1948
Height (in): 6′ 04″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: LIGHT
Current Location: HOUTZDALE
Permanent Location: HOUTZDALE
Committing County: DAUPHIN
Last Updated Time: 8/5/2016 4:00:17 AM

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