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    October 21: 2005: Terry and Darlene Anderson were bludgeoned to death in their Mongo, IN home. Sadly, it is still unsolved. If anyone has any information at all, no matter how small, please contact them or even Crimestoppers (800)342-STOP or Sheriff Terry Martin LaGrange County Sheriff Dept. tmartin@lagrangesd.com

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Deadly Women: Theresa Petto killed Rachel Drafta, who was dating Petto’s ex-boyfriend, Pled guilty but mentally ill; Sentenced to LWOP


Rachel Drafta

Rachel Lynn Drafta obituary
Hastings woman charged with murder in Kalamazoo County
Suspect charged with murder in Portage shooting
Detectives testify woman on trial for murder may have planned kidnapping
Theresa Petto attempts to plead guilty to killing Rachel Drafta, but trial continues
Murder trial ends with unexpected guilty plea
Woman admits to murder of ex-boyfriend’s love interest
Theresa Petto pleads guilty but mentally ill in death of Rachel Drafta
Family memorializes Rachel Drafta at her killer’s sentencing
Theresa Petto sentenced for the 2015 murder of Rachel Drafta
Theresa Petto Sentenced To Life In Prison for 2015 Portage Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Hot Tempers, Cold Hearts

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 273611
SID Number: 3517738K
Name: THERESA LYNNE PETTO
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Female
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 3″
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: 09/07/1971 (46)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Huron Valley Complex/Women’s
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II

ALIASES
THERESA LYNNE COOK

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
Body Piercing- Lower Left Ear
Body Piercing- Lower Right Ear
Other- Upper Teeth – Full denture
Scar- Lower Abdomen – C-section scar
Scar- Upper Left Foot – Surgical
Scar- Upper Right Foot – Surgical

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Felony Murder
Minimum Sentence: LIFE
MCL#: 750.316B
Maximum Sentence: LIFE
Court File#: 150906-FC
Date of Offense: 06/24/2015
County: Kalamazoo
Date of Sentence: 10/17/2016
Conviction Type: Plea

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Deadly Wives: Serial Wife Sharon Anne Maxwell killed her 10th husband (yes, you read that right), Gordon Lynn Maxwell; Sentenced to life in prison


Gordon Lynn Maxwell

Gordon Lynn Maxwell obituary
Find-A-Grave: Gordon Lynn “Shag” Maxwell
Ore City woman charged with murder after body found in Upshur County
Investigator retracts statements in Upshur County murder trial
Sharon Anne Maxwell: Life Sentence for Shooting, Torching Body of Tenth Husband
Wife found guilty of husband’s murder
Woman gets life sentence in husband’s death
Maxwell Gets Life Sentence for Murder of Husband
Court upholds guilty verdict for woman accused of shooting husband, burning body
Upshur County: Court upholds conviction

Movies/Documentaries
Blood Relatives: Burning Love

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08902840
TDCJ Number: 01804716
Name: MAXWELL,SHARON ANNE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1968-01-14
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: HOBBY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2041-08-29

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2011-08-30
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-08-27
County: UPSHUR
Case No.: 16,037
Sentence: Life w/possibility of parole

Monsters Among Us: John William Kelley cleared 2 cold cases when he pled out to the murders of 3 people; Sentenced to LWOP


Victims
Annette Thur, 17 [12/6/1986 Ben Lomond, CA]
Douglas Neal Anderson, 26 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]
Rozina Marie Anderson, 31 [8/14/1988 Crescent City, CA]

Find-A-Grave: Douglas Neal Anderson
Find-A-Grave: Rozina Anne Rousett Anderson
DNA evidence in 1986 killing ends mother’s 25-year wait for an arrest
After DNA match, man pleads no contest to ’86 killing of girl, 17
Placerville man pleads no contest to San Mateo County cold-case rape, murder
Man sentenced to life in killing of Boulder Creek teen; also faces murder charges in Del Norte County
Steve Duin: A confession in the 1988 murders of a Lake Oswego couple
27 years later, killer’s confession solves murders of Lake Oswego couple
Killer admits 1988 murder of Lake Oswego couple
Kelley receives 2 life sentences
John Kelley sentenced to life in double murder cold case
CA – Annette Thur, 17, raped & murdered, Ben Lomond, 6 Dec 1986
CA – Douglas, 26, & Rozina Anderson, 31, Crescent City, 15 Aug 1988

Movies/Documentaries
Dead Silent: Till Death Do Us Part

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name KELLEY, JOHN WILLIAM
CDCR Number AY7518
Age 54
Admission Date 01/07/2016
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Deadly Girlfriends: Linda Lizette Lerma charged with shooting her boyfriend, Joseph Daniel Malloy, and killing him


Joseph Daniel Malloy

Joseph Daniel Malloy obituary
Girlfriend arrested in Liverpool man’s death
Liverpool man shot dead by girlfriend
Woman charged with murder after shooting live-in boyfriend to death in Brazoria County
Facebook: Joseph Malloy
MyDeathSpace: Joseph Daniel Malloy, 32, was shot and killed by his fiancee

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: LERMA, LINDA LIZETTE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 29
Location: BRAZORIA COUNTY JAIL
Race: White
Contact Facility: BRAZORIA COUNTY JAIL
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Monsters Among Us: Karl Myers killed 2 women, Shawn Marie Williams and Cindy Michelle Marzano; Sentenced to death; Also a suspect in others

Victims
Shawn Marie Williams, 22 [4/16/1993]
Cindy Michelle Marzano, 29 [3/15/1996]
Lori Lee Farmer, 8 [6/13/1977] suspect
Michelle Heather Guse, 9 [6/13/1977] suspect
Doris Denise Milner, 10 [6/13/1977] suspect

From Myers’ appeal: The victim, Cindy Marzano, and Appellant were acquaintances. She left home for work on March 14, 1996, bearing no bruises or wounds on her face or head.   She drove her 1984 silver Chevrolet Impala to work for her 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift.   While at work she spoke to Appellant twice between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and was overheard agreeing to meet Appellant after work.   She checked out at 9:09 p.m. and was seen thereafter at Denny’s restaurant where she and a man remained about thirty (30) minutes.

At 11:51 p.m., Appellant was at a convenience store, where he had been a regular customer, and remained two to two and one-half hours.   He washed his truck while there and told the clerk he had been at a relative’s house.   At 12:30 a.m., Cindy Marzano was found floating face down in the water at the Highway 33 Landing on the navigation channel near the Port of Catoosa.   Her blouse and bra were pulled up and she had bruises on her forehead, upper left arm and neck.   She had cuts on her face and an abrasion between her shoulder blades.   She had bruises on her right thigh and left leg.   These injuries were suffered prior to death.   Asphyxiation was determined to be the cause of death.   DNA testing established that spermatozoa found in her vagina matched Appellant’s DNA.

Appellant first denied that he had seen the victim that night.   He finally admitted talking to the victim that night at her work.   He said they agreed to meet at Denny’s for coffee, and he was home by 11:45 p.m. He denied any physical contact with the victim.   He later admitted to having consensual sex with the victim that night.

Inmate Sidney Byrd testified that Appellant admitted killing two women, and further admitted that (concerning Cindy Marzano) “he was fucking her from behind when he strangled her and she died.”

Find-A-Grave: Shawn Marie Williams
Find-A-Grave: Cindy Michelle Miller Marzano
Hunch Leads to Slaying Suspect’s Arrest
Arrest Puts Light on Unsolved Killings
Myers Found Guilty in Murder of Marzano
Jury convicts man of woman’s death
Karl Lee Myers v State of Oklahoma 2000 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Oklahoma death-row inmate dies of suspected natural causes
Man Convicted Of Broken Arrow Murder Dies In Prison
Murderpedia: Karl Lee Myers
Karl Myers – Oklahoma
The Girl Scout Murders
Girl Scout Murders: 40 years later and new eyes are looking at the notorious case

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Lost Highway

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Karl L. Myers
OK DOC#: 78224
Status: INACTIVE

Appearance
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 182 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

Alias
Earl L. Myers

IDs
OK DOC#: 78224
Birth Date: 3/29/1948

Lawrence County, OH Rampage: Arron Lee Lawson charged with killing 4 people in Pedro, including an 8-year-old child (whose body was hidden); There was one survivor as well

Victims
Donald McGuire, 50
Tammie L. McGuire, 43
Staci M. Jackson, 28 (no picture)
Devin Holston, 8

Ohio killings: Boy, 7, found shot to death after 3 adults killed, manhunt for ‘person of interest’
Ex-Babysitter of 8-Year-Old Boy Whose Body was Found ‘Hidden’ in Home Is Arrested in Quadruple Homicide
Search for answers continues in Lawrence County after quadruple murder
Suspect in custody in slayings of boy, 8, and three relatives in Ohio home
Suspect in Ohio quadruple murder arrested; victims identified
Suspect wanted in Ohio slayings captured
Sheriff: Ohio quadruple murder suspect didn’t put up fight during arrest
Suspect in 4 Ohio slayings arrested while walking along road
Arron Lawson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
3 Dead Adults and Victim Stabbed in the Head Are ‘Related’, Police Say
Quadruple homicide suspect arraigned
Death penalty sought for quadruple homicide suspect


Arron Lawson

Psycho For Love: Jason McCamey held ex-girlfriend, Katie Nicole Key, hostage for several hours, then killed her before turning the gun on himself


Katie Key

Katie Nicole Key obituary
Man, teenage girl dead in murder-suicide in Greeneville
Murdered Girl’s Parents Sue Sheriff, Deputies Over Handling Of Case
Retelling A ‘Nightmare’
2007 Greene Co. murder-suicide to be featured on a national television show

Movies/Documentaries
Home Alone: Portrait of a Stalker


Jason McCamey

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