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    July 11: 2000: Sandra Tester, 25, was strangled to death and then her mobile home set on fire in Charlotte, NC. Her husband, Jimmy Tester, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12-15 years in prison. He was released on parole 6/8/2013 and ended parole on 3/5/2014.

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Monsters Among Us: Geovany Rivera killed Amber Belken during a robbery at a EB Games store; Sentenced to life in prison

Amber Belken

Amber Belken obituary
San Antonio Homicides: Amber Belken, 25
EB Games Clerk Murdered in Store
Suspect Arrested In San Antonio EB Murder
Ex-co-worker gets life term in San Antonio slaying

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Murder in Store


SID Number: 06466914
TDCJ Number: 01639982
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1984-11-15
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: WYNNE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-08-10


Kera Laneigh Teel and baby Kyndal Jae Teel murders 6/6/2017 Beaumont, TX *7 1/2 months pregnant, she was shot to death outside her Sienna Apts home

Kyndal and Kera Teel

Kera and Kyndal Teel obituary
19-year-old pregnant woman fatally shot, capital murder investigation underway
Husband of slain pregnant woman: ‘Please help me find justice’
Pregnant mom, unborn daughter shot to death in north-end Beaumont robbery identified
Beaumont Police detail two shots fired calls on same day as Kera Teel murder
Southeast Texas woman witnesses shooting deaths of daughter, unborn granddaughter
Police want to talk to driver of truck near scene of Kera Teel murder
Apartment complex official releases statement on murder of pregnant mother Kera Teel
Reward in Kara Teel murder now $21,000
Beaumont businessman makes donation to Crimestoppers to help find Kera Teel’s killer
gofundme: Help with a family tragedy

Monsters Among Us: Robert Bryan Melson and Cuhuatemoc Peraita killed 3 people when they robbed the Gadseden, AL Popeye’s

Nathaniel Baker, 17 (no picture)
Tamika Collins, 18
Darrell Collier, 23 (no picture)
Bryant Archer, 17 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Darrell K. Collier
Three Restaurant Workers Shot to Death in Cooler // Fourth Employee Wounded, Left for Dead
19-Year-Old Gets Life in Robbery Killings
Robert Bryant Melson v State of Alabama 1999 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
20 years after Gadsden triple homicide, survivor hopes memories don’t fade
Execution date for man convicted of killing three in 1994
Robert Melson: Alabama Man Executed for Killing Three Fast-Food Workers
Robert Bryant Melson executed for 1994 triple slaying
Robert Melson executed for 1994 murders
Robert Bryant Melson – Alabama Execution – June 8, 2017

Cuhuatemoc Hinricy “Tempo” Peraita – convicted, sentenced to LWOP (later killed an inmate and sent to death row)
Robert Bryant Melson – convicted, sentenced to death; executed 6/8/2017

Robert Bryant Melson


Update: Leroy Woody & Dorotha Ann Fullwood murders *Angela Atwood pled guilty, sentenced to 1-15 years in prison, to be served after her 30 years in NV*

Woody and Ann Fullwood

News Archive: Leroy Woody & Dorotha Ann Fullwood murders
Angela Atwood changes plea to guilty on charges
Woman who drove boyfriend to rob, murder Mt. Pleasant couple sent to prison
Woman who drove boyfriend to rob, murder Mt. Pleasant couple sent to prison
Utah woman sent to prison for her role in 2011 home break-in and robbery that resulted in two deaths

Snapped: Killer Couples: Angela Hill/Logan McFarland

Logan Welles McFarland – convicted of Nevada crimes & sentenced to 56 years in prison; pled guilty to Utah murder, sentenced to 2 consecutive terms of LWOP
Angela Atwood Hill – convicted of Nevada crimes & sentenced to 11-30 years in prison



Offender Number: 231280
DOB: Sun, 30 Aug 1987
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 130
Sex: M
Housing Facility: CUCF HENRY
Parole Date: N/A

Nevada information:



Offender Name: ATWOOD, ANGELA
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 30
Race: White
Contact Facility: UTAH COUNTY JAIL
Arrested: 08/02/2016
Arrest Agency: UCSO
Booked: 8/2/2016 11:43:55 AM
Booking No: 341231
Status: Active
Height : 503
Weight : 145
YOB : 1986
Eyes : BLU
Birth Country : USA
Hair : BRO
Sex : F

Other Court Not Listed Case # 121600009 SANPETE
Bail: $250,000.00 Cash Only
N/A COURTESY Courtesy Hold
Arrested/Held For: Warrant of Arrest

Kids That Kill: Simeon Raheem Adams shot & killed Nathan Trapuzzano during a mugging after attempting to kill another person, Erick Bell Douglas, two days before; Sentenced to 67 years in prison

Nathan Trapuzzano

Senseless killing: A shocking death, a remarkable life
The Nathan Trapuzzano Memorial Foundation
Trapuzzano widow: ‘I don’t want any other family to suffer’
Jennifer’s blog (her victim impact statement is there, too)
Teen arrested in Nathan Trapuzzano slaying
Trapuzzano’s wife, family speak after arrest
Criminal history traces teen’s path to murder arrest
Teen pleads guilty to Trapuzzano murder
Simeon Adams: 18-year-old pleads guilty in 2014 murder of dad-to-be[
Sister of Nathan Trapuzzano on plea deal: ‘justice system didn’t work’
Convicted murderer Simeon Adams gets 12 years in prior shooting
Simeon Adams sentenced to 12 years in shooting, adding to existing 55-year sentence
Teen sentenced to 55 years for murder of father-to-be
16-Year-Old Simeon Adams Sentenced to 55 Years for Robbery and Felony Murder in 2014 IN Shooting Death of Nathan Trapuzzano
Teen who killed Trapuzzano: ‘I’m coming home’
Under the Gun: Tracking One Deadly Crime Spree

See No Evil: The Long Walk Home


DOC Number 249615
First Name SIMEON
Middle Name
Last Name ADAMS
Date of Birth 05/03/1997
Gender Male
Race Black
Facility/Location Wabash Valley Level 3 Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 10/08/2047

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 10/13/2015
Term in Years / Months / Days 12 00 00000
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-2-6
Cause Number 49G03-1404-FA-018213
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 10/08/2047

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 10/13/2015
Term in Years / Months / Days 01 00 00000
Type of Conviction MA
Indiana Citation Code 35-47-2-1
Cause Number 49G03-1404-FA-018213
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 04/08/2042

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 07/24/2015
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 55 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 49G03-1404-MR-018217
County of Conviction MARION
Projected Release Date 10/07/2041

Serial Killer: Dana Sue Gray – killed 3 elderly women to support her spending habits

Norma Davis, 86 [2/14/1994]
June Roberts, 66 [2/28/1994]
Dorinda Hawkins, 57 [3/10/1994] (survived)
Dora Beebe, 87 [3/16/1994]

Find-A-Grave: Dora Marguerite Price Beebe
To Die For
Justice Story: Serial killer Dana Sue Gray offed elderly women so she could shop with their credit cards
Murderpedia: Dana Sue Gray
Wikipedia: Dana Sue Gray
Dana Sue Gray, Californian Lady-Killing Lady Serial Killer – 1994

To Die For: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Dana Sue Gray
Girl Strangler : The True Story of Serial Killer Dana Sue Gray
Dana Sue Gray: Serial Killer: When Greed Turns To Murder
2016 Serial Killers: True Crime Anthology

Diabolical Women: Dana Sue Gray
20/20 on ID: Gold Girl Gone Wrong
Deadly Women: The Disturbed
Unusual Suspects: Overkill
F2: Forensic Factor: Shopping Spree Murders
The New Detectives: Bloodlust


Inmate Name: GRAY, DANA SUE
CDCR#: W76776
Age: 59
Admission Date: 10/28/1998
Current Location: Womens Facility

Darrin Jackson murder 5/21/2016 Holladay, UT *Damian “Kuddy” Antonio Garcia pled guilty to manslaughter; Sentenced to 1-15 years for the manslaughter & 5 years to life for the robbery*

Darrin Jackson

3 charged with murder in gang-related home invasion
3 charged in death of Utah man during gang-related break-in
Teen arrested for murder after admitting to shooting man in Holladay
Murder suspect turns himself in hours after standoff
Suspect in Holladay murder turns himself in
Salt Lake man sent to prison in gang-related home invasion shooting
Salt Lake man sent to prison in gang-related home invasion shooting

Damian ‘Kuddy” Antonio Garcia – pled guilty, sentenced to 1-15 years in prison for manslaughter; 5 years – life in prison for the robbery
Joshua “Panda” Nguyen – pled guilty to obstructing justice; sentenced to 36 months probation
Keison ‘Kedders” Kuykendall – pled guilty to obstructing justice; sentenced to 36 months probation


Offender Number: 222929
DOB: Wed, 7 May 1997
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
Weight: 155
Sex: M
Housing Facility: UINTA
Parole Date: N/A

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