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Update: Heidy Truman murder *Husband, Conrad Truman, convicted, sentenced to 15 years-to life in prison; On retrial, Truman is acquitted*

Heidy Truman
Heidy Wagner Truman

Psycho For Love: Conrad Mark Truman charged with killing his wife, Heidy Wagner Truman, for the insurance money
‘I can’t say sorry for something I did not do,’ defendant says at murder sentencing
Jury finds Conrad Truman guilty of killing his wife
Utah jury finds Conrad Truman guilty of killing his wife
Husband sentenced to life for wife’s murder refuses to apologize as he insists he’s innocent in rambling half-hour speech
Conrad Truman, Utah man recently granted a new trial in wife’s death, wants out of jail
Timeline: ‘Not guilty’ – Stories from throughout Conrad Truman’s trials for murder
New jury acquits Conrad Truman of murdering his wife
Conrad Truman acquitted in second murder trial
Conrad Truman, accused of murdering his wife in 2012, acquitted in second trial

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Conrad Truman at verdict

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Austins Bar & Grill Shooting: Adam W. Purinton charged with shooting 3 men, killing one of them; Possible hate crime

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Victims
Alok Madasani, 32 (survived)
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32
Ian Grillot, 24 (survived)

Inside Austins, a busy night of bar regulars until racial slurs, gunshots shatter peace
Wife of man shot, killed at Olathe bar and grill says her family has lost a “very lovable soul”
Garmin engineer killed in Olathe shooting remembered for kindness
Austins shooting victim who stepped in to stop possible hate crime: ‘We are all humans’
Federal investigators looking into deadly Austins Bar and Grill shooting as a possible hate crime
Charges filed in Olathe Austins shooting; suspect waives extradition to Johnson County
Olathe man charged with murder, attempted murder in triple shooting
First-degree murder charge filed in possible hate crime shooting at Olathe’s Austins bar
Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas
He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one
Indian man killed in possibly racial shooting at Kansas bar

INMATE INFORMATION

adam-purinton

NAME: ADAM WADE PURINTON
CRIMINAL FILE NUMBER: 037816
DOB: 05-21-1965
RACE: W
SEX: M

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Monsters Among Us: Karon Deshawn McVay charged with killing 4 people in their home in Toomsuba, MS, including his girlfriend Tomecca Pickett

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Victims
Tomecca Pickett, 42
Owen Pickett, 5
Edna Durr, 65
Kierra Durr, 27 (no picture)

3 women, 5-year-old child shot to death in Toomsuba
Four people found dead in Lauderdale County
Mom, 2 adult daughters, grandson killed in Mississippi
‘Domestic violence situation’ led to quadruple homicide, authorities say
Suspect arrested in Lauderdale Co. MS quadruple homicide
Suspect arrested in slaying of east Mississippi family of 4
Investigators: Suspect was on scene of quadruple murder when police arrived
Investigators, family members speak on quadruple homicide

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: MCVAY, KARON D
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 44
Location: Lauderdale County Sheriffs Department
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Lauderdale County Sheriffs Department

Deadly Duo: Lawrence Edward Cannon and Jennifer Elam charged in the murder of their landlord, Mary Ring, and living with her body for about 2 weeks

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Mary Ring

Pinellas County Couple Killed Landlord, Lived With Body For Weeks: Police
Clearwater pair killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks, police say
Body hidden for two weeks after pair fatally shoot Clearwater landlord, police say
Police: Tenants killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks
Florida pair accused of killing landlord, living with body for two weeks
Tenants arrested after death of landlord in Clearwater
Police: Tenants killed landlord, lived with body for two weeks

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Defendants
Lawrence Edward Cannon
Jennifer Elam

Monsters Among Us: Johnny Lee Williams Jr raped and killed Megan LeAnn Holden; Sentenced to life in prison

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Megan LeAnn Holden

Find-A-Grave: Megan LeAnn Holden
Megan Holden Case Jan. 20, 2005
Kidnap Victim’s Body Is Found
Ex-Marine Held In Clerk’s Death
Johnny Lee Williams Back In East Texas
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in clerk’s murder
Coverage Of The Megan Holden Abduction
Defendant pleads guilty in Tyler clerk’s abduction and murder
Ex-Marine pleads guilty in Tyler clerk’s death
Johnny Lee Williams Receives Consecutive Life Sentences
Megan Holden: What Really Happened?
Megan Holden – TX

Movies/Documentaries
See No Evil: All Eyes On Megan

INMATE INFORMATION

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SID Number: 07115155
TDCJ Number: 01309274
Name: WILLIAMS,JOHNNY LEE JR
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1980-10-01
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: FERGUSON
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2035-02-02

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Nicholas Cox murder 11/24/2001 Caddo Parish, LA *Alan James convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

nicholas-coxFrom James’ appeal: The victim, Nicholas Cox, on leave from the United States Navy, had returned to his home in Bossier City, Louisiana, during the month of November 2001. While at home, he visited with family and friends. Cox was scheduled to return to duty in Virginia on Monday, November 26, 2001.

On Saturday, November 24, 2001, the victim left Bossier City on his way to Virginia to return to military duty. Before beginning his trip to Virginia, Cox stopped to see defendant, a friend of his, who resided with his sister Tameka in Shreveport, Louisiana. Cox and defendant left in Cox’s 1996 white Ford Crown Victoria to get something to eat from the corner store. Defendant was armed with a .32 black automatic pistol “for protection.” The gun belonged to defendant’s friend Jeremy Gray. Cox and defendant left the store, with defendant driving because Cox was eating. There was no evidence of an argument or bad blood between the two friends on that date.

During the afternoon of November 24, 2001, Nicholas Cox received a fatal gunshot wound to the head while inside his Crown Victoria. There were no witnesses to the shooting, and the weapon was not recovered. Defendant admitted to shooting Cox with the .32 automatic that defendant had in his possession. Defendant, however, claimed that the shooting was accidental. According to defendant, while driving, he took the gun out of his pants. Cox saw the gun and asked defendant whether the weapon was loud when it was fired. Defendant rolled his window down, put his left arm out the window and fired the gun, which then jammed. Defendant stated that he attempted to clear the jam with his left hand on the handle and trigger and his right hand on top of the gun. Defendant stated that he was still driving while trying to clear the jam in the handgun and the weapon fired just as Cox was leaning forward to put his trash onto the passenger floorboard. The bullet struck Cox in the head. Defendant put Cox’s body in the trunk of the car and drove around for approximately two hours, stopping at the homes of two friends and his own residence before driving to Greenwood where he buried Cox’s body in a wooded area.

On November 27, 2001, the parents of Nicholas Cox filed a missing persons report with the Bossier City Police Department, because they had not heard from their son since he left to return to active duty on November 24, 2001. On November 27, Cox’s mother, Verandia Sanders, received a call from an employee of Sarpy Medical Clinic, who informed her that her 1996 Ford Crown Victoria was sitting in their parking lot on Jewella Avenue in Shreveport.1 Mrs. Sanders called the Shreveport Police Department to inform them of the location of the car.

SPD officers went to the lot in which the car had been abandoned. The officers observed large amounts of bloodstains inside the car and later found bloodstains in the trunk of the vehicle, along with some of Nicholas Cox’s personal items. Their investigation led them to the residence of Tameka James, with whom defendant lived. After a search of Ms. James’ home, authorities found a pair of blood-spattered, tan Timberland boots belonging to defendant. The police sought to question defendant regarding the victim’s disappearance, having determined that defendant was the last person to see Nicholas Cox. They learned, however, that defendant had hopped a Greyhound bus to San Diego, California, on the same day that the victim’s car had been found abandoned in the medical clinic’s parking lot.

Thereafter, two telephone conversations between defendant and his sister Tameka were recorded. In the first conversation on November 30, 2001, defendant gave a general description as to how to find the body of Nicholas Cox, but authorities were unable to locate the body going by those directions. In the second call on December 5, 2001, defendant gave more specific details on the location of Cox’s body. Defendant never stated during either of the two recorded conversations that he had shot Nicholas Cox. Instead, defendant related that someone told him where Cox’s body could be found. After the December 5 telephone call, police were able to locate the body of the victim, which was buried underneath brush and wood in a well-hidden area off of Shirley Frances Road in Greenwood, Louisiana.

After recovering the body, detectives from the SPD went to San Diego to arrest defendant for the murder of Nicholas Cox. While in California, defendant gave three videotaped versions of how Cox was killed. First, defendant stated that an unknown black male came up to the driver’s side window of Cox’s car and asked the victim whether he was Nicholas Cox. When Cox answered affirmatively, the man shot Cox in the head. Defendant claimed that he then moved Cox’s body to the passenger seat and began driving the victim’s vehicle. When authorities expressed their disbelief, defendant then stated that while Cox was playing around with the gun, he shot himself in the head. Finally, defendant gave the version of events that he related at trial. In this third and final account, defendant stated that the shooting was an accident. According to defendant, while he was trying to clear a jam in the gun, it fired, striking Cox in the head.

Nicholas A. Cox (Nick)
Sailor’s suspected killer waives extradition from California
State of Louisiana v Alan James 2004 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Series featuring former Shreveport homicide detective set to premiere on ID

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Chose Me: Friendly Fire

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: JAMES, ALAN B
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 34
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Psycho For Love: Anthony Harry Day charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Ajohnte J. Griffin

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Ajohnte Griffin

Police: Jilted man shoots ex-lover’s boyfriend dead
Woman’s ex-boyfriend charged in new boyfriend’s shooting death
Woman’s ex-boyfriend charged in new boyfriend’s shooting death
Facebook: Ajohnte Tay Griffin

INMATE INFORMATION

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Offender Name: DAY, ANTHONY HARRY
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 50
Location: Lake County Jail
Race: African American
Contact Facility: Lake County Jail

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