Murder In The Family: Brent Hanson pled guilty to triple family murder in Milbank, SD with a baseball bat; Sentenced to LWOP

Clyde Hanson,
Jessica Hanson,
Annika Hanson, (unborn)

Find-A-Grave: Clyde Hanson
Find-A-Grave: Jessica Hanson
Find-A-Grave: Annika “Baby Girl” Hanson
At a Christmas card exchange, a man admitted to killing his brother and pregnant sister-in-law, police chief says
Hanson says he ‘snapped’ when he killed Milbank couple, according to court document
‘Kind, Modest’ Husband and 9-Months-Pregnant Wife Are Murdered, Allegedly by Man’s Brother
‘Kind’ Husband, 9-Months-Pregnant Wife Murdered by Brother Who ‘Snapped,’ Cops Say
Family of Slain Brother, Pregnant Wife ‘Heartbroken’ Over Alleged Killer’s Plea Deal
Milbank man takes plea deal, gets life in prison for Dec. 2021 death of his brother, sister-in-law and unborn baby
‘No Peace In Sight’: Family ‘Heartbroken’ Over Man’s Plea Deal In Brother, Pregnant Wife’s Slaying
Brent Hanson sentenced to life in prison for Milbank murders
Man given life in prison in triple murder, said he ‘snapped’
Milbank man takes plea deal, gets life in prison for Dec. 2021 death of his brother, sister-in-law and unborn baby
Family Opposes ‘Brash’ Plea Deal for South Dakota Man Who Allegedly Murdered His Brother and Pregnant Sister-in-Law



Murder In The Family: Mitch LeRoy Caffee shot and killed his estranged wife’s 90-year-old grandmother, Lorraine Redman; Sentenced to life in prison

Lorraine Redmann

Lorraine M Redmann obituary
Lorraine Redmann 90, of Wessington Springs
Find-A-Grave: Lorraine Marilyn Adams Redmann
Homicide in Wessington Springs
DCI: Wessington Springs murder suspect barricades in home before being arrested
Timeline: Mitch Caffee was arrested twice in months before alleged murder
Documents: Wessington Springs homicide suspect shot wife’s grandmother
Mitch Caffee Criminal Complaint
Caffee convicted in premeditated murder case
Caffee changes plea to guilty in murder of Wessington Springs woman last year
Jerauld County Man Sentenced in First Degree Manslaughter Case
Gerold County man sentenced to life in prison for killing wife’s grandmother
Wessington Springs Mitch Caffee Sentenced in 1st Degree Manslaughter Case
Wessington Springs man sentenced to life for 2021 homicide
South Dakota Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Estranged Wife’s 90-Year-Old Grandmother
Man sentenced to life for killing his wife’s grandmother


Cold Case: DNA shows that Eugene Carroll Field sexually assaulted and killed Gwen Vivian Miller in 1968; He died in June 2009

Gwen Vivian Miller

Find-A-Grave: Gwen Vivian Miller
Rapid City Police Department Cold Case Unit solves 1968 homicide
The background into the murder of Gwen Miller
RCPD Cold Case Unit solves 1968 Gwen Miller homicide
Rapid City police solve 51-year-old cold case with help of genealogy
Rapid City police get a break in 1968 rape and murder
Suspect in 1968 sex assault, murder identified through genetic genealogy: Police

Eugene Carroll Field

Monsters Among Us: Francis Lange charged with killing 3 people in a home he used to live at; 2 people were also wounded

Angela Michelle Monclova, 40 (ex-girlfriend)
Librado Monclova,
Diane Akins, 66
Vicki Monclova (survived)
unidentified girl, 5 (survived)

What we know about the Scotland, South Dakota, shooting that left three dead
Three killed, two injured in South Dakota shooting
$2 million bond set for suspect in Scotland shooting that left three dead
South Dakota man charged with killing 3, wounding 2 others
Third victim dies from injuries in “domestic-related” shooting in Scotland
Scotland shooting suspect keeps quiet after death of ex-girlfriend, motive unknown
Third person dies following shooting in Scotland
South Dakota man charged with killing 3, wounding 2 others
South Dakota man charged with killing 3, wounding 2 others

Francis Lange

Mothers From Hell: Debra Jenner stabbed her 3-year-old daughter, Abby Lynn Jenner, more than 70 times; Sentenced to 100 years in prison

Abby Lynn Jenner

Find-A-Grave: Abby Lynn Jenner
State of South Dakota v Debra Sue Jenner 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Debra Jenner v Robert Dooley 1999 (habeas corpus denied)
Woman Convicted Of Killing Daughter Gets Sentence Reduced
Parole board denies request of mother who murdered her child
Debra Jenner, serving 100 years in prison in Pierre for slaying 3-year-old daughter, has parole hearing in July
Should Huron child murderer Debra Jenner get parole?
Looking back: Debra Jenner and the Janklow factor
Mother who killed daughter gets parole after 30 years
Convicted 1987 child killer, Debra Jenner, granted parole in unpublicized hearing


Psycho For Love: John Eric Hemminger kept stabbing Jessica Goeble,finally cutting her throat and beating up Jessica’s other boyfriend;

Jessica Goelbe

Facebook: Justice for Jessica Goebel (group)
Jessica Goeble obituary
Jessica Goebel ‘was a bright, bright light’
Facebook: Justice For Jessica Goebel
Trial set to begin in stabbing case that shocked community
Jury in Fort Pierre trial: Hemminger guilty of 1st-degree murder in Goebel stabbing in Aberdeen
Hemminger guilty of murder for Aberdeen woman’s death
Supreme Court uphold fatal Aberdeen stabbing conviction
Hometown Homicide: Left for Dead


Psycho For Love: Brad Reay killed his wife, Tami, then got his twin brother to help him hide her body in the Lake Oahe spillway; He was sentenced to LWOP

Tami Reay

Find-A-Grave: Tamera Dawnell “Tami” Burns Reay
In Memory of Tami Burns Reay
Facebook: In Memory of Tami Burns Reay
Father says 12-year-old daughter killed mother, not him
Girl, 13, testifies against father
Man convicted of wife’s stabbing death
Man gets life for wife’s murder
State of South Dakota v Brad Reay 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
New TV documentary to recount Reay murder investigation
SD – Tamara ‘Tami’ Reay, 41, stabbed to death, Pierre, 7 Feb 2006
Dateline: Deadly Affair
In Autopsy Shocker, ‘Cold-Hearted’ Man Planted Evidence Inside Wife’s Body To Frame Her Lover

The Devil Speaks: Set Me Free
Framed by the Killer: A Lover’s Frame
Dateline: Deadly Affair


Parents Gone Wild! Theresa Bentaas made an Alord Plea for abandoning her newborn, Baby Andrew John Doe, in a ditch after giving birth in 1981; Sentenced to 10 years in prison

I read about this case a month ago and it really hit me hard. Really hard. So much so that it has taken me this long to post on it. I remember this time period in my life. I was a senior in high school, ready to graduate and go on with my life. My biggest goal at the time was to get married and have children. I did not feel any pressure for that, in fact, just the opposite. But then a month ago I read this story and it took me right back to that time in my life. All I could think of was how much I wanted to be a mother and here one threw away the life of her newborn (allegedly). I cannot imagine her mindset or how she was feeling when this happened. I expect that she was scared about what others would think. However, with that said, there was so much she could have done without killing this child. Even though there were no Safe Haven laws then, I am sure that a hospital would have taken this child as an alternative. She still could have done this in secret, in my opinion. But there is absolutely no excuse or justification for what she did. This baby had frozen tears on his cheeks. It makes me cry every time I think of it. For the record, she has admitted this all to the detectives according to one of the articles. Hopefully she will resolve this case fast. After all, she hurt her family and community. A community that still grieves for this child.

**Update 3/17/2022** Theresa Bentaas has been granted parole.

Find-A-Grave: Andrew John Doe
A Dead Baby Was Found in a Ditch in 1981. DNA Helped Charge the Mother With Murder.
‘We needed to get justice’: DNA’s controversial role in solving Baby Andrew case
Sioux Falls police seeking information about 1981 cold case
South Dakota woman pleads not guilty in cold case murder
Sioux Falls Mother Charged In Cold Case Will Stay In Jail
June trial set for South Dakota woman in 1981 death of baby
Bentaas murder case to be prosecuted under 1981 laws
‘He never got the chance to live’: Man who found Baby Andrew talks about arrest
Man who found baby in 1981 reacts to arrest in cold case homicide
Theresa Bentaas, accused of leaving newborn baby in ditch, posts bond, released from jail
Baby Andrew cold case: What we know about Theresa Bentaas
Trial for Sioux Falls Woman Charged in Cold Case Moved to September
Trial of Theresa Bentaas postponed until April
Trial in 1981 infant death postponed to April
Theresa Bentaas trial for ‘Baby Andrew’ postponed for 3rd time
Woman’s trial in baby’s death 40 years ago delayed again
Theresa Bentaas could change her plea in ‘Baby Andrew’ case, court documents show
Change of plea hearing scheduled in ‘Baby Andrew’ case
Change of plea coming in Baby Andrew murder case
Sioux Falls woman has plea change hearing in infant’s death
Mother pleads guilty in ‘Baby Andrew’ cold case
South Dakota woman convicted in her baby’s 1981 death
Theresa Bentaas changes plea in ‘Baby Andrew’ case, found guilty on manslaughter charge
South Dakota Woman Convicted In 1981 Death Of Her Infant Son, Known As ‘Baby Andrew,’ After Being Found In Cornfield Ditch
Theresa Bentaas sentenced to 10 years in prison with 9 years suspended in relation to the Baby Andrew case
Judge says ‘not clear’ Bentaas killed her baby; gives 10-year sentence with 9 years suspended
Bentaas granted parole in Baby Andrew cold case
Theresa Bentaas granted parole after two months in prison for death of ‘Baby Andrew’


First Name: THERESA
Middle Name: ROSE
Last Name: BENTAAS
Inmate Number: 19-03612
Intake Date: 2019-03-08
Intake Time: 10:25 AM
Facility: Jail
Bond Amount: 250000.00
Charges: WARRANT original charge 22-16-4 Murder in First Degree/Felony Murder

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow murder 1/6/2017 Sioux Falls, SD *Second trans murder of 2017; Joshua Rayvon LeClaire charged with her murder*


Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow just became the second trans person reported murdered in 2017
Two-spirit Sioux Falls woman second reported transgender murder of 2017
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is Second Trans Woman Killed in 2017
Two-Spirit Woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is The Second Trans Murder Of 2017
HRC Mourns Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, Trans Woman Murdered in South Dakota
Two-spirit woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow is 2017’s second transgender homicide victim
Sioux Falls homicide victim was transgender woman
Suspect arrested in Sioux Falls homicide investigation
Video Identifies SF Murder Suspect: ‘It shows him as the only person to enter and leave.’
Police: Security Footage Shows Murder Suspect Entering Apartment
Charges filed against man in death of Sioux Falls woman
Sioux Falls Homicide Not Considered Hate Crime
Murder suspect’s bond set at $1 million
Man indicted on murder, manslaughter charges in death of woman

Joshua Rayvon LeClaire

Monsters Among Us: Heath Otto charged with killing his mother, Carol Simon and a his 7-year-old nephew, Brayden Robert-Emil Otto

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Carol Simon, 48
Brayden Robert-Emil Otto, 7

Brayden Robert-Emil Otto obituary
Help Brayden’s family
Carol Simon Family Memorial Fund
Joint visitation, funeral set for homicide victims
Adult son accused of killing his mother and young boy
7-year-old homicide victim was South Dakota suspect’s nephew
Man Charged With Killing Mother, 7-Year-Old Boy In Sioux Falls
Man charged with strangling mother, 7-year-old boy
Prosecutors: South Dakota man strangled his mother, boy
Name released of 7-year-old killed in double homicide
Child’s name released in double homicide
Update: horrid details of double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide
$5M bond set for suspect in Sioux Falls double homicide

Heath Otto

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