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Psycho For Love: Philip Edwards charged with killing his wife, Kathi Dianne Blankenberg, in front of their twin daughters


Kathi Dianne Blankenberg

Kathi Dianne Blankenberg obituary
Husband charged in wife’s death with twin girls in apartment
Man arrested after mother of his twins found dead inside Pompano Beach home
Man arrested in death of Pompano Beach woman
POLICE: Husband Charged With Killing Wife, Left Infants With Body
BSO: Man kills wife with twin girls in home
gofundme: For Children of Kathi Blankenberg

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus charged with beating her wife, Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, to death


Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus

Facebook: Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus
Brick murder: Authorities search for woman accused of killing wife with wine container
NJ Cops Search for Alleged Wine Chiller Killer Who Slayed Wife, Prosecutors Say
NJ Woman Accused of Killing Wife With Wine Chiller Caught in Texas
Brick Township woman charged with murder apprehended in Houston, TX
Woman beat wife to death with wine chiller after she tried to end relationship, cops say
South Jersey Woman Accused Of Fatally Beating Wife With Wine Chiller Arrested In Texas
New Jersey Woman Beat Her Wife to Death With Wine Chiller: Police

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Pamela Gray Taylor killed her husband, Michael, and she is sentenced to 21 years in prison

Families of homicide victims gather to remember loved ones
The DV Murder of Michael Taylor
Woman says husband was attacking her before fatal shooting
Jury starts deliberating in Tayyolor case
Memphis jury convicts woman in husband’s death
State of tennessee v Pamela Taylor 2014 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Memphis, TN: Memphis nurse convicted of second-degree murder in husband’s death

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Crazy Love

INMATE INFORMATION

Biographical Information
Name: PAMELA TAYLOR
Birth Date: 12/11/1971
TDOC ID: 00499151
State ID Number (SID):
Physical Characteristics
Sex: FEMALE Race: WHITE
Height: 05′ 06″ Complexion: FAIR
Weight: 174 lbs.
Eye Color: GREEN
Hair Color: BLONDE OR STRAWBERRY

Aliases
No Alias names on file for this offender.
Current Status
Dates may change as additional court documents are received.
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Assigned Location: WEST TENNESSEE STATE PENITENTIARY
Combined Sentence(s) Length: 21 YRS 0 MTHS 0 DAYS
Supervision/Custody Level: MINIMUM RESTRICTED
Sentence Begin Date: 12/04/2011
Sentence End Date: 10/10/2029
Release Eligibility Date:
Parole Hearing Date:
Parole Hearing Result:

Active Tennessee Sentences
Conviction County: 079 SHELBY, Case Year: 2012, Case No: 1006598, Count: 001
Offense: SECOND DEGREE MURDER
Offense Date: 12/23/2009
Sentence Imposed Date: 11/08/2012
Sentence Type: TDOC
Sentence Effective Date: 12/04/2011
Sentence Length: 21 YRS 0 MTHS 0 DAYS

Monsters Among Us: King Nathaniel Raffa Yates killed his wife, Cassandra; Sentencing will be 3/23; Also charged with the murder of his cellmate, Branden Roth

Victims
Cassandra Yates
Branden Roth

Family laments missed chances to prevent Tucson killing of Cassandra Yates
Police arrest Tucson man in connection with wife’s shooting death
Tucson man arrested in wife’s killing had history of domestic violence
Trial begins for Tucson man representing self in wife’s killing
Tucson man accused of killing wife and cellmate to represent himself in trial
Trial begins for Tucson man representing self in wife’s killing
Witnesses take the stand in trial of Tucson man accused of killing wife
County attorney won’t pursue death penalty for Tucson man accused in two slayings
King Yates found guilty in 2016 shooting death of wife Cassandra
Arizona man convicted of 1st-degree murder in wife’s 2016 death
Tucson man convicted in wife’s 2016 killing
PCSD investigating homicide at Pima County Jail
Inmate murder: Pima Jail short staffed day of killing


King Yates

Psycho For Love: Larry Dinwiddie charged with the murder of his wife, Cynthia Dinwiddie, who was found in the freezef, apparently since 2015

Cynthia Dinwiddie cause of death: Cardiac event brought on by trauma
Marshfield man confesses to killing wife, freezing remains: Sheriff offers exclusive details
Missouri man charged after wife found dead in freezer
Missouri man smashed wife’s head with hammer and then kept dead body in freezer for 4 years
Missouri man charged in death of wife found in freezer
Southwest Missouri man charged in death of wife found in freezer
Marshfield man charged with killing wife, sticking her in freezer
Coroner reveals cause of death for Marshfield, Mo. woman found inside freezer
Confessed killer faces charges of murder, abandonment of corpse


Larry Dinwiddie

Deadly Wives: Patricia Brown hired her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, to kill her husband, Frederic Brown; All sentenced to prison

From Patricia Brown’s appeal: At trial, the evidence tended to show that in March or April of 1990, defendant contacted her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, in New Hope, Alabama, and asked if they knew anyone who would shoot and kill her husband, Fred Brown, in High Point, North Carolina.   Leroy Wentzel volunteered.   Defendant met with the Wentzels in Alabama to discuss how her High Point house was arranged and to plan the murder.   Defendant paid the Wentzels $1,000 up front to kill her husband and offered to pay them an additional $30,000 upon completion of the killing.   After this initial meeting, Leroy Wentzel started driving to North Carolina.   On his way, Wentzel decided that he could not continue with the murder plans, and he called defendant and told her that he “couldn’t do it at that time.”

Several months later, Leroy and Sheila Wentzel visited defendant in her High Point home and met defendant’s husband, Fred Brown.   After this visit, on 23 April 1991, Leroy Wentzel again spoke with defendant, and they made arrangements for the murder of defendant’s husband.   Wentzel testified that they planned that he would call Fred Brown at his house on 24 April 1991, under the pretext that Wentzel’s car had broken down.   Defendant made arrangements to be at a real-estate meeting and to have her daughter out of the house so that her husband would be the only one home to receive Wentzel’s phone call.   At approximately noon on 24 April 1991, Wentzel called defendant and told her that he was on his way.

Wentzel drove to High Point.   He took a .22-caliber revolver and wore a yellow and black sweatshirt.   At approximately 9:30 p.m., Wentzel arrived in High Point and, from a dark area along Highway 68, called defendant’s home and told defendant’s husband that his car had broken down.   After learning Wentzel’s location, the victim said he would be out in a few minutes to assist him.   Wentzel opened the hood of his car and pulled the coil wire off so the vehicle would not start.   When the victim arrived, he turned the hazard lights of his vehicle on, and he and Wentzel looked under the hood of Wentzel’s vehicle and discussed what to do next.   Wentzel then suggested that they walk away from the car a distance.   While doing so, he told the victim that the victim’s wife wanted him dead and showed him the gun from under the sweatshirt.

The victim begged Wentzel not to kill him and started to run.   Nonetheless, Wentzel shot the victim once in the back, and he fell to the ground;  Wentzel then shot the victim twice more in the head from close range to make certain he was dead.   Wentzel returned to his car and proceeded to drive down the road.   However, upon remembering that defendant had told him to make the murder look like a robbery, Wentzel returned to the crime scene, removed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, turned the hazard lights of the victim’s vehicle off and then started home to Alabama.   As he drove home, Wentzel threw the victim’s wallet away.   Several months later, he threw the gun into the Coosa River.   A passerby discovered the victim’s body lying facedown in a ditch beside Highway 68, with a sweatshirt wrapped around his right arm.   A pool of blood surrounded the victim’s head.   An autopsy indicated that the victim had sustained three gunshot wounds, one to the back and two to the left side of the head.   Over the course of the next few months, defendant paid Wentzel approximately $3,500.

Thereafter, in June 1994, when Leroy Wentzel was on the verge of suicide, he wrote two letters which he gave to his daughter, Janelle, with instructions to open only after his death.   In these letters, Wentzel stated that he “shot Fred Brown by his wife, Pat,” and that he was to be paid $30,000.   On 13 July 1994, Wentzel was arrested and jailed in Pennsylvania for failure to pay child support.   Also, on 13 July 1994, Janelle Wentzel gave her father’s letters to the police in Reading, Pennsylvania, and she confirmed that her father also had told her about the murder of Fred Brown and that he did it for his wife’s sister, the defendant.   The Reading Police Department contacted the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department with regard to the alleged homicide.   In November 1994, detectives from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department talked with Wentzel regarding the killing of Fred Brown.   Wentzel gave statements to the detectives about the murder and his involvement.   Both of Wentzel’s sons confirmed that their father also had told them about the murder and that it was done for defendant, who was to receive insurance money as a result of her husband’s death.

State Man Arrested, Fighting Extradition
Brown/Wentzel [news story about the murder, that day or the next]
Trial begins in 4-year-old murder case
Son gives jurors new perspective of Fred Brown
Convicted murderer testifies against sister
Jurors get two portraits of Patricia Brown
Wife convicted in murder for hire
State of North Carolina v Patricia Brown 1999
Prison houses veterans block

Movies/Documentaries
Twisted Sisters: Wentzel/Brown Sisters

Defendants
Patricia Brown – convicted, sentenced to life, died in prison
Sheila Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Leroy Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to life, still in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PATRICIA G BROWN
Offender Number: 0485109
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 01/21/1948
Age: 71

INMATE INFORMATION

SHELIA WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0474960
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 10/06/1956
Age: 63

INMATE INFORMATION

LEROY W WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0473193
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/08/1943
Age: 76

 

Psycho For Love: Tim Shannon killed his wife, Lee-Ann, by drowning her in the bathtub; Sentenced to 13 1/2 to 75 years in prison


Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon

Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon obituary
Find-A-Grave: Lee-Ann Elizabeth Shannon
Man Charged With Drowning Wife In Tub
City council member charged in wife’s drowning
Police jail Timothy Shannon, Hart, suspected of intentionally drowning wife, Lee-Ann Shannon,in bathtub, arraignment expected today
Timothy Shannon, suspected of drowning wife Lee-Ann Shannon in bathtub, arraigned
Police: Hart city councilman said he held wife underwater until she died
Ex-Hart city official Timothy Shannon pleads no contest to wife’s bathtub murder
Ex-Hart city councilman sentenced in bathtub murder of wife
Ex-Hart city councilman sentenced in bathtub murder of wife

Movies/Documentaries
Forbidden: Dying for Love: Good Deed Punished

INMATE INFORMATION

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
MDOC Number: 879273
SID Number: 4580878P
Name: TIMOTHY NATHANIEL SHANNON
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 200 lbs.
Date of Birth: 03/19/1979 (40)

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner Earliest Release Date: 07/07/2026
Assigned Location: Thumb Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: 01/07/2088
Security Level: II

ALIASES
None
MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS
None

PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
Minimum Sentence: 13 years 6 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.317
Maximum Sentence: 75 years 0 months
Court File#: 13009761-FC-T
Date of Offense: 12/29/2012
County: Oceana
Date of Sentence: 07/15/2013
Conviction Type: Nolo Contendere

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

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

Movies/Documentaries
The Devil Speaks: Set Me Free

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Larlane Brown and Hussain Ali Zadeh killed Larlane’s husband Cecil Brown; Sentenced to 30 years in prison


Cecil Brown

Cecil Brown obituary
Man’s widow and 1 other arrested in 2014 Takoma Park homicide
Takoma Park woman and alleged lover charged in death of husband
Md. woman, boyfriend convicted of killing husband
Md. woman and her lover convicted of murdering her husband
Deadly love triangle: Lovers convicted of Takoma Park murder
Pair Gets 30 Years in Prison for Killing Woman’s Husband
Wife And Her Lover Sentenced To Prison For Murder Of Husband In Takoma Park
Wife, Boyfriend Sentenced to 30 Years for Husband’s Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Deceitful Secrets
For My Man: Larlane Pannell-Brown

INMATE INFORMATION

SID* 1086334
Last Name PANNELL-BROWN
First Name LARLANE
Middle Name
Date of Birth 07/03/1946
DOC ID 00458183
Holding Facility Patuxent Institution
Address: P.O. Box 700, Jessup, MD 20794
Phone: 877-650-2521

INMATE INFORMATION

SID* 935820
Last Name ZADEH
First Name HUSSAIN
Middle Name
Date of Birth 12/14/19
DOC ID 00458671
Holding Facility Maryland Correctional Training Center
Address: 18800 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21746
Phone: 877-692-8136

Psycho For Love: Luis Octavio Frias killed his girlfriend, Janett Reyna; Sentenced to LWOP


Janett Reyna

In Memory of Janett Reyna obituary
Former Blackwell police officer accused of stabbing ex-wife 41 times added to U.S. Marshals wanted fugitives list
Suspect in Death of Former Cop/Ex-Wife Added to Marshals Most Wanted
Fugitive Investigations – 15 Most Wanted: Luis Octavio Frias
U.S. Marshal’s Wanted Poster: Luis Octavio Frias
Murder Suspect Wanted for Stabbing Ex-Wife, Former Cop, 41 Times in Front of Children Added to 15 Most Wanted Fugitive List
Petition to get Frias extradited to the U.S. (closed)
U.S. Marshals Continue Search For Oklahoma Fugitive Who Killed His Wife In 2013
U.S. Marshals Continue Search For Okla. Fugitive Accused Of Killing Wife In 2013
Murder Suspect Added To U.S. Marshals Most Wanted List
Investigation Discovery Announces Arrest of Fugitive Wanted for Murder Thanks to Tip From “IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH”
Oklahoma man on U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted list arrested
Oklahoma man on U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted list arrested
Luis Frias’ capture sends a wave of relief through Blackwell
U.S. Marshals Arrest Kay County Murder Suspect Who Fled to Mexico
Blackwell Murder: Frias Pleads Guilty; Sentenced To Life In Prison For Ex-Wife’s Death
Victims’ statements heard before life sentence entered in Frias hearing
Luis Octavio Frias sentenced to life in prison for murdering victim’s advocate

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender: Luis O. Frias
OK DOC#: 835583
Status: ACTIVE

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