Serial Murders: Gypsy Hill killings and The San Mateo Slasher – Rodney Halbower

Veronica “Ronnie” Cascio, 18 [1/8/1976 San Mateo County, CA]
Tatiana Marie “Tanya” Blackwell, 14 [6/6/1976 [Pacific, CA]
Paula Louise Baxter, 17 [2/4/1976 Millbrae, CA]
Carol Lee Booth, 26 [3/15/1976 Colma, CA]
Denise Lampe, 19 [4/1/1976 Daly City, CA]
Michelle Mitchell,

Find-A-Grave: Veronica Ann “Ronnie” Cascio
Find-A-Grave: Tatiana Marie “Tanya” Blackwell
Find-A-Grave: Paula Louise Baxter
Find-A-Grave: Carol Lee “Beedy” Chapin Booth
Find-A-Grave: Denise Lynn Lampe
Wikipedia: Gypsy Hill killings
FBI links Peninsula cold case murders to Reno killing in 1976
Suspect, 71, charged in ‘Gypsy Hill’ cold-case killing of Denise Lampe
Alleged Gypsy Hill Killer gets two life sentences in raucous hearing
Man Convicted In ‘Gypsy Hill’ Killings Sentenced To Life In Prison
‘Gypsy Hill Killer’ convicted of murdering, raping two teens in 1976
Wikipedia: Gypsy Hill killings
Wikipedia: Rodney Halbower
Where Is Rodney Halbower Now?
10 Disturbing Facts Of The Gypsy Hill Murders

Rodney Halbower: The Gypsy Hill Killer

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Crime and Injustice



Monsters Among Us: Arthur Levan Williamson charged with the hammer murder of his friend, Jim (Matthews) Nicolai, and the attack on his family

Jim Nicolai

Jim (Matthews) Nicolai, 57
Nicole Guertin, 35
Hunter Nicolai, 10
Rosie Nicolai, 5

James David Nicolai obituary
‘It’s not even something you’d see in a horror movie,’: Chesterfield murder victim’s brother describes tragedy
Detroit radio anchor killed in attack; 4 others injured
‘Endearing’ Detroit Radio Host, ‘Wonderful Dad’ Bludgeoned To Death With Hammer
Michigan Radio News Anchor Killed in Attack the Left Girlfriend and Daughter Wounded and 10-Year-Old Son Beaten, Bound, and Locked in Closet: Police
‘A family man’ WWJ anchor killed, his girlfriend & 2 kids injured in Chesterfield attack
Michigan Radio News Anchor Jim Matthews Killed in an Attack at Home Leaving 3 of His Family Members Injured
‘Not Even Something You’d See in a Horror Movie’: Gruesome Details Emerge in Attack that Left Michigan News Anchor Dead and His Family Hospitalized
Police: Chesterfield murder suspect in killing of WWJ anchor and attacked family, was invited guest
Man charged after Detroit radio news anchor killed, woman and 2 kids injured
Detroit radio anchor killed in attack; 4 others injured
Police find Michigan radio anchor dead, kids injured, suspected killer overdosed: officials
Suspect arraigned in radio anchor’s fatal Macomb County stabbing
Suspect facing murder charges after WWJ anchor killed, woman and children hurt in Chesterfield Township
Suspect in killing of WWJ anchor and attack on his family has 30-year criminal history
gofundme: Helping some kids…


Deadly Duo: Benjamin Lopez and Deangelo Gill viciously killed 73-year-old Laraine Pizzichemi, who was recovering from cancer, was hacked to death with a machete as revenge to her grandson

Laraine Pizzichemi

Laraine Pizzichemi obituary
Find-A-Grave: Laraine Pizzichemi
Arrests made after grandmother dead, grandson wounded inside Levittown home
Police: Long Island Grandmother Stabbed To Death In Revenge Plot Against Grandson
Levittown Man Sentenced For ‘Ruthless’ Machete Killing Of 73-Year-Old Grandmother
Levittown Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Brutal Machete Murder of 73 Year-Old Woman
Man Who ‘Hacked’ Cancer-Stricken Grandmother to Death with Machete During Home Invasion Is Sentenced to Prison

Benjamin Lopez – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Deangelo Gill – pled guilty, sentenced to 17 years to life in prison


Age 28
Gender Male
Race Unknown

Ethnicity Hispanic
Date of Birth Sep 08, 1994
ID Number 2017090115
Custody Status Date Sep 14, 2017 05:09 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Nassau County Correctional Center
Book Date Sep 14, 2017 04:58 PM EDT

Nassau County Correctional Center
100 Carman Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-4200


DIN: 19A4564
Race/Ethnicity: WHITE
Date of Birth: 08/14/1998
(age): 24 years old
Custody Status: IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility: CLINTON
County of Commitment: NASSAU
Date Received (original): 12/23/2019
Date Received (current): 12/23/2019
Admission Type: NEW COMMITMENT
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Only):

Crimes of Conviction

Class A1

Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an incarcerated may be released prior to serving their minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the individual. As of 09/27/2022
Aggregate Minimum Sentence
17 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE
Earliest Release Date 09/11/2034
Parole Interview Date 05/2034
Parole Eligibility Date 09/11/2034
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

1977 Seaside Cottage murders: Harold Arnold Bicknell killed his grandmother, aunt, and 2 cousins after become angry that he had gotten a 14-year-old girl pregnant; Sentenced to life in prison

Josephine G. Smith, 66
Suzanne ‘Susan’ Harris, 27
Loreen Rene Ferguson, 15
Rachel Harris, 6
Rayleen Ferguson (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Josephine G. Smith
Find-A-Grave: Suzanne Harris
Find-A-Grave: Loreen Rene Ferguson
Find-A-Grave: Rachel Harris
Police hunt murder suspect
Police puzzled by knife slaying of four
Dropout jailed in knife deaths
Girlfriend found guilty of slaying
Board of Parole grants release to inmate who slaughtered 4 members of his family in 1977
Board OK’s parole for man who killed his grandmother, cousins, aunt in Seaside
Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell’s Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying
Murder in the Seaside cottage (very good article)
The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977 (great historical crime site)

Harold Arnold Bicknell – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Terri Marie Milligan – convicted in juvenile court of murder,
Karen Kirby – convicted in juvenile court of accessory,


CDCR Number B94325
Age 64
Admission Date 06/20/1978
Current Location California Correctional Institution
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/1983
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. Inmates may earn credits for participating in rehabilitative programming, which may move their parole eligible dates to an earlier date. Inmates could also be found guilty of an institutional rules violation, which could result in a loss of credits that may move their parole eligible dates further into the future. Parole eligible dates may also change based on a variety of other reasons, including court orders, changes in law, and routine audits. Parole eligible dates displayed on this website are updated regularly.

Cold Case: Donald Maier charged with the 1985 murder of Benny Scruggs, who was stabbed to death in his Wisconsin Rapids home

Benny Scruggs

Find-A-Grave: Benny Eugene Scruggs
Wisconsin DOJ Announces Charges in 1985 Murder of Benny Scruggs
Charges filed in 37-year-old Wisconsin Rapids murder case of Benny Scruggs, found stabbed to death in bed
Wisconsin inmate charged with murder in 1985 cold case
Convicted Stalker Charged With 1985 Murder Of Wisconsin Dad Stabbed To Death In Bed
‘I’m Glad I Killed That Motherf***er’: Wisconsin Stalker Linked to Decades-Old ‘Butcher Knife’ Stabbing Murder After Allegedly Bragging About It Behind Bars
Wisconsin prison inmate charged with first-degree murder in 37-year-old cold case
Suspect in 1985 cold case murder refuses to leave cell to attend court hearing


News Archive: Jeff Michael German murder

Jeff Michael German

Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter murder: Jeff Michael German, Investigative Reporter for over 4 decades, was stabbed to death outside his home this past weekend; Killer at large
Update: Jeff Michael German murder *Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles has been linked to the crime and been charged with his murder


Update: Jeff Michael German murder *Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles has been linked to the crime and been charged with his murder

Jeff Michael German

News Archive: Jeff Michael German murder
Slain Las Vegas reporter spent career chasing corruption
Three Square donation page to honor slain reporter Jeff German
Slain Las Vegas journalist had his alleged killer’s DNA underneath his fingernails, prosecutor tells judge
Prosecutor: Official’s DNA in slain reporter’s fingernails
County official will be held without bail in reporter’s killing, judge rules
Investigators sources: DNA from under Las Vegas journalist’s fingernails led to elected official’s arrest for murder
Telles, currently in jail, still holds public office
Who is Robert Telles?
Las Vegas police: DNA match led to elected official’s arrest in death of reporter
Elected Official Linked to Las Vegas Reporter’s Murder Through DNA, Shoes and Straw Hat: Police
A Las Vegas County Official Is Accused of Murdering the Journalist Who Reported That He Was an Abusive Boss
Prosecutor Seeks Removal of Elected Official Accused of Murdering Las Vegas Journalist
‘I’m somebody who has made mistakes,’ Clark County elected official accused of journalist’s murder says from jail


Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter murder: Jeff Michael German, Investigative Reporter for over 4 decades, was stabbed to death outside his home this past weekend; Killer at large

Jeff Michael German

Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German killed outside home
‘He was fearless:’ Las Vegas journalist remembered by colleagues
“Fearless” Las Vegas investigative journalist stabbed to death outside his home
‘He just would not give up’: Colleagues, lawyers remember late journalist
Investigative reporter Jeff German stabbed to death in Las Vegas
Investigative Journalist Stabbed to Death Outside of His Apartment, Killer Still at Large
‘Gold Standard’ Las Vegas Reporter Found Stabbed to Death Outside Home
Police search county official’s home in connection with reporter’s killing
Police release details of vehicle tied to RJ reporter’s killing
Police release images of suspect in reporter’s slaying, seek footage
Las Vegas police release suspect footage, possible vehicle involved in reporter’s death
Police confirm search at county official’s home in connection with journalist’s homicide investigation
Las Vegas police search county official’s home in connection to fatal stabbing of reporter Jeff German
News Archive: Jeff Michael German murder

Books by Jeff German
Murder in Sin City: Death of a Casino Boss

Deadly Duo: Daniel J. Olar and Christopher R. Grinnell killed 72-year-old Roger Lee Knickerbocker and left him in a shallow grave; Both sentenced to prison

Roger Lee Knickerbocker

One in custody as police dig up suspected shallow grave
2 suspected in slaying of man, 72, found in shallow grave
2 arraigned in slaying of man, 72, found in shallow grave Up North
Man gets up to 60 years for killing 72-year-old in northern Michigan
Grinnell give 22 to 40 years for Hale murder
Pontiac man sentenced in slaying of man, 72, found in shallow grave
Daniel Olar receives 41 to 60 years for Hale murder
Man Sentenced to Prison for Killing Man in Iosco County

Daniel J. Olar – pled guilty, sentenced to 41-60 years in prison
Christopher R. Grinnell – pled guilty, sentenced to 22 1/2-40 years in prison



Cold Case: Jerry Arnold Westrom stabbed Jeanne Anne Childs 65 times to death in 1993, shown by DNA

Jeanne Anne Childs

Isanti man indicted for 1st-degree murder in 1993 homicide case, to make first court appearance
Isanti businessman charged in 1993 murder
Trial starts for Jerry Westrom, accused of Jeanie Ann Childs’ 1993 murder
Trial begins for man charged in 1993 Minneapolis cold case murder
Jury finds Isanti man guilty of murder in 1993 cold case
Jerry Westrom found guilty of murder in cold case killing of Jeanie Ann Childs
Isanti man convicted of murder in 1993 cold case
Jerry Westrom found guilty of 1st, 2nd-degree murder in 1993 cold case
Hennepin jury convicts Jerry Westrom in cold case killing
Minnesota Man Convicted Of 1993 Cold Case Murder Based On DNA From A Hot Dog Napkin
Minnesota Man Convicted in 1993 Cold Case Murder of Woman Stabbed 65 Times After Investigators Obtained His DNA from Used Hot Dog Napkin at Hockey Game


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