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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: John Allen Rubio and Maria Angela Camacho killed & decapitated their 3 small children; Sentenced to death

Julissa Quezada, 3
John Esthefan Rubio, 1
Mary Jane Rubio, 2 months

Ten years later: Remembering three slain children
John Allen Rubio’s original confession
Jury finds Rubio guilty at beheading retrial
Mother gets life for killing 3 kids
John Allen Rubio v State of Texas 2007 (overturned)
Angela Camacho testifies in Rubio’s capital murder retrial
Texas Man Gets Death Penalty for Beheading 3 Kids Under the Age of Four
Child killer John Allen Rubio’s conviction upheld
John Allen Rubio set to have hearing in Hidalgo
Man Convicted of Killing His Children, Back in State Court
House of Shame Pt 1 – Rubio Murder House
House of Shame Pt 2. – The Fate of the Rubio Murder House
Murderpedia: John Allen Rubio
Murderpedia: Maria Angela Camacho
How a Horrific Parent-Children Murder Impacted a Latino Town in Texas
South Texas building where 3 kids were found decapitated is demolished
John Allen Rubio – Texas Death Row

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

John Allen Rubio – convicted, sentenced to death – overturned; resentenced to death
Maria Angela Camacho – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison


SID Number: 06710288
TDCJ Number: 00999462
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1980-08-12
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW

Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW


SID Number: 07068820
TDCJ Number: 01314664
Race: H
Gender: F
DOB: 1979-11-11
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2043-03-12


Murder In The Family: Robin Casali killed her great-aunt, Winifred Moniz, when she tried to rob her for drug money; Sentenced to LWOP

From Casali’s appeal: Commonwealth presented evidence from lay witnesses, State and Falmouth police officers, crime scene analysts, and forensic experts, from which the jury could have found the following facts. The defendant lived in a home with her grandmother and her twenty-one year old daughter (Nicole) that abutted the victim’s property. The victim’s property, where she lived with her husband, Wayne Moniz (Wayne), consisted of several acres of land, including a large field which was regularly mowed. On June 5, 2006, the defendant left her home at approximately 8:10 a.m., claiming that she had to go to work and would return later in the morning to take her grandmother to a medical clinic. Rather than going to work, the defendant drove her vehicle along a pathway into a cranberry bog, adjacent to the far boundary of the victim’s property. There, parked partially hidden from view, she changed her clothes, put on a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana-type mask, and waited until Wayne began mowing the field, a chore which ordinarily took several hours. She then entered the victim’s home where she remained until shortly after 9 a.m., stabbed the victim more than a dozen times with a buck knife, killing her, and took her wallet.

While the defendant was in the victim’s home, a neighbor telephoned the Falmouth police to report a suspicious vehicle (the defendant’s automobile) that had been parked along the cranberry bog for nearly one hour. The call was recorded at 9:04 a.m. At 9:09 a.m., the neighbor again contacted the police to report having seen a person in a dark shirt run through the wooded area between the victim’s property and the bog and speed away in the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the defendant’s vehicle was observed near a forested nature preserve, where she entered the woods and remained for several minutes.4 Later that day, the police were alerted to this area when the victim’s wallet5 was found there by a local resident. There was no money in the wallet. With the assistance of a trained police dog, the police subsequently located a CVS Pharmacy bag hidden in the underbrush containing clothes (including a bandana, a hooded sweatshirt, and gloves) belonging to the defendant. The clothes were stained with the victim’s blood. A buck knife covered in the victim’s blood also was found “hooked over” a branch of a nearby tree.

The police interviewed the defendant later that afternoon. She denied any involvement in or knowledge about the killing and fabricated a story and a time line about her movements that morning. During two searches of her home, the police seized the beige pants she was seen wearing in the morning,6 as well as substances found in her bedroom, identified as marijuana and heroin.

Winifred Moniz obituary
Relative charged in murder
Casali admits lying to police
Robin Casali gets life for first-degree murder
“Winnie wouldn’t hurt a fly”
Robin Casali v Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2011
Some very Bad Blood as Winnie Moniz is stabbed to death in her own kitchen

Bad Blood: Bloody Secrets


Offender Name: CASALI, ROBIN E
Custody Status: In Custody
Location: MCI Framingham (Medium Security)
Contact Facility: Massachusetts Department of Corrections

Monsters Among Us: Joseph Lee Fordham killed 11-year-old Mary Stiles on Halloween 1985; Sentenced to 25 years in prison

Mary Stiles

The Low-Rent Zodiac Killer and the Mysteries of Texas (EXCELLENT article)
National TV show focuses on murder of San Antonio journalist’s sister
Program To Feature Baytown Murder

On the Case With Paula Zahn: Deadly Riddle

Joseph Lee Fordham

With Friends Like This…Matthew Stegman was killed in Woodland Cemetery after being stabbed and beaten to death by 5 of his friends

Matthew John Stegman

Find-A-Grave: Matthew John Stegman
Man found in Des Moines cemetery died of stab wounds
Man pleads guilty in slaying of man in cemetery
Des Moines man gets 60 years for cemetery slaying
State of Iowa v Robert Joe Myers 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Terry Joe Williams 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
State of Iowa v Andrew Russell Johnson 2015 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
The Dark Side of Iowa: Sheri Fisher
The Dark Side of Iowa: Andrew Johnson
The Dark Side of Iowa: Robert Myers
The Dark Side of Iowa: Terry Williams
Robert Johnston: Did I Commit a Crime?
Facebook: Matthew John Stegman RIP

Murder Among Friends: Hell Storm

Andrew Russell Johnson – convicted, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Robert ‘Wolf’ Myers II – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Terry Williams – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Sheri Fisher – convicted, sentenced to 35 years in prison
Robert Johnston – pled guilty, sentenced to 60 years in prison


Name Andrew Russell Johnson
Offender Number 6482269
Sex M
Birth Date 07/17/1984
Location Clarinda Correctional Facility
Offense MURDER – 2ND DEGREE, 85%
TDD/SDD * 10/06/2049
Commitment Date 03/05/2008
Recall Date 11/02/2041


Name Robert Joe Myers, II
Offender Number 6391278
Sex M
Birth Date 06/08/1982
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Commitment Date 11/14/2007
Recall Date


Name Terry Joe Williams
Offender Number 6979369
Sex M
Birth Date 05/13/1984
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Commitment Date 08/14/2007
Recall Date


Name Sheri Fisher
Offender Number 6684296
Sex F
Birth Date 07/31/1984
Location Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
TDD/SDD * 06/19/2032
Commitment Date 03/07/2008
Recall Date 05/03/2024


Monsters Among Us: David Wright stabbed Marilou Johnson to death, but continued to ask for money from her boyfriend; Sentenced to LWOP

Marilou Johnson

Plumber Charged in Death of Missing Michigan Woman
Plumber Charged In Death Of Missing Mother
Plumber convicted in woman’s slaying
Woman’s slayer gets life
Plumber gets life in Macomb County woman’s slaying
MI – Marilou Johnson, 50, found murdered in Cass Lake, 14 June 2007

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Greed, Lies, and Murder


MDOC Number: 693085
SID Number: 1464268T
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: 01/18/1970 (47)

Current Status: Prisoner
Earliest Release Date: LIFE
Assigned Location: Chippewa Correctional Facility
Maximum Discharge Date: LIFE
Security Level: II


Scar- Lower Left Arm
Tattoo- Right Bicep
Tattoo- Upper Left Arm

Janeil Hooten Bernard murder 7/3/2017 Houston, TX *Found in her Hedwig Village home, beaten and stabbed to death, her house was ransacked*

Janeil Hooten Bernard

Ballroom dancers remember 79-year-old murder victim in Hedwig Village
Woman, 79, ‘brutally murdered’ in Hedwig Village home put up fight, officials say
79-year-old woman brutally murdered in Hedwig Village
Police: Housekeeper found elderly woman ‘brutally murdered’ in home
79-year-old woman murdered; stolen Cadillac found
Cops: Texas woman, 79, found slain in her ransacked home
Police believe woman found murdered in Hedwig Village was beaten and stabbed

Movies Based On True Crimes: In the Company of Darkness (Serial Killer Jon Dunkle)

John Davies, 15 [11/8/1981 Belmont, CA]
Lance Turner, 12 [10/2/1984 Belmont, CA]
Sean Dannehl, 12 [7/2/1985 Sacramento, CA]

High court OKs death for killer / Findings on mental competence stand
The cop that cried big time (great article)
People of the State of California v Jon Scott Dunkle 2005 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Jon Scott Dunkle profile
Murderpedia: Jon Scott Dunkle
Serial Killer’s Podcast: Jon Dunkle
Serial Killer’s Podcast: Victims of Jon Dunkle (interesting comments)
Serial Killer’s confession tapes uncovered
Jon Scott Dunkle – California Death Row

The Boy Next Door

In the Company of Darkness


CDCR#: D30423
Age: 56
Admission Date: 05/23/1986
Location: San Quentin

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