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Monsters Among Us: Dustin Jaye killed Debra Striano because he believed she had thousands of dollars in her home; He was sentenced to LWOP

Debra Striano
Debra Striano

San Carlos Park homicide victim identified
Report: Physical evidence ties men to Three Oaks murder
Murder suspect’s family talking to Fox 4
Horrifying 911 call released
Three Oaks murder suspect shot dead after second killing
Law enforcement kills fugitive in North Fort Myers following second homicide
Dustin Jaye guilty of murdering Debra Striano
Dustin Jaye gets life in prison for San Carlos murder
Three Oaks Murder case to be featured on Deadly Sins series
Gregory F. Imhoff murder 8/07/2012 North Fort Myers, FL *Suspect, Billy Ray Retherford, was shot and killed in a shootout with law enforcement*

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Sunshine State of Delirium

Defendants
Dustin Jaye – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Billy Ray Retherford – killed in a shootout with the police

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: B05425
Name: JAYE, DUSTIN D
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 141 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/10/1988
Initial Receipt Date: 06/05/2014
Current Facility: CALHOUN C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

Aliases:
DUSTIN JAYE
DUSTIN D JAYE
DUSTIN D. JAYE
DUSTIN DEAN JAYE

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK CRIST CRYING
TATTOO BACK JESUS
TATTOO LEFT ARM FAST MONEY , PICTURE OF MONEY
TATTOO OTHER EAGLE,KEY HOLE,FACE ON CHEST
TATTOO OTHER ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE,ON CHEST
TATTOO RIGHT ARM G S UP/MAN/HOLE DOWN/NAKED LADY

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/24/2012 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 05/19/2014 LEE 1217514 SENTENCED TO LIFE
07/24/2012 BURGLARY,ARMED W/EXP. OR WEAPO 05/19/2014 LEE 1217514 SENTENCED TO LIFE
07/24/2012 TORTURES ANIMAL W/INTENT INFLI 05/19/2014 LEE 1217514 5Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
03/06/2008 02/17/2009
09/24/2009 09/22/2011
11/03/2011 03/17/2012
06/05/2014 Currently Incarcerated

Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept.of Corrections since January of 1983)
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/17/2007 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 02/25/2008 LEE 0718499 1Y 6M 27D
07/17/2007 GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000 02/25/2008 LEE 0718499 1Y 6M 27D
07/17/2007 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 06/15/2009 LEE 0718499 2Y 10M 15D
07/17/2007 GRAND THEFT,300 L/5,000 06/15/2009 LEE 0718499 2Y 10M 15D
03/28/2009 FELONY BATTERY 09/08/2009 LEE 0915850 2Y 11M 0D

Fetal Psycho: Geraldine Jones is charged with killing Samantha Fleming to allegedly take her newborn

Samantha Fleming and baby
Samantha Fleming and her baby

Missing Anderson woman found dead, newborn safe
Missing Anderson mother found murdered; baby fine; suspect in a Texas hospital
Body found in Gary, Ind. home ID’d as missing mom, lured to her death
Woman charged with kidnapping and murder in Anderson mother’s death
Details emerge in death of young mother, alleged abduction
Court docs: Anderson woman stabbed multiple times
Cops: Woman lured, killed Ind. mom to abduct infant
Woman grieves loss of high school friend

Geraldine Jones
Geraldine Jones

Serial Killer: Juan Vallejo Corona *The Machete Murderer*

21 victims

Victims
Donald Dale Smith
Elbert J. Riley
John Haluka
Lloyd Wenzel
Medford Sample
Paul Allen
Warren Jerome Kelley
14 Unnamed victims

Corona’s brother blamed in deaths
Juan Corona murder trial opens
Juan Corona Continues To Proclaim His Innocence
Juan Corona Has No Parole Date
Juan Corona – Court orders new trial for mass murders
Defense witnesses probed in retrial of Juan Corona
Juan Corona is facing retrial on one of worst mass murders
Retrial of Juan Corona begins Monday
Convicted Murderer Juan Corona Awaits Parole
Juan Corona Guilty Of 25 Counts Of Murder
Profile: Juan Corona
Murderpedia: Juan Vallejo Corona
Juan Corona – The Machete Murderer
Wikipedia: Juan Corona
Juan Corona
Man who killed 25 is denied parole
Serial killer Juan Corona is denied parole a seventh time

Books
Burden of proof;: The case of Juan Corona
Twenty-Five Murders (and Probably More): Looking for a Reason: The Juan Corona Trials and Confessions
The Road to Yuba City: A Journey into the Juan Corona Murders

Movies/Documentaries
Most Infamous: Machete Mangler

INMATE INFORMATION

Juan Vallejo Corona

Name: CORONA, JUAN VALLEJO
CDCR#: C58140
Age: 81
Admission Date: 12/23/1982
Current Location: Corcoran
4001 King Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212
(559) 992-8800

Monsters Among Us: Roger Keith Coleman raped and killed his sister-in-law, Wanda Faye Thompson McCoy; He claimed innocence up to his execution, but DNA proved his guilt

Wanda Fay Thompson
Wanda Fay Thompson (McCoy)

Find-A-Grave: Wanda Faye Thompson McCoy
Roger Keith Coleman v Charles E. Thompson, Warden 1992 (habeas corpus denied)
Roger Keith Coleman #175
Killing Roger Coleman: Habeas, Finality, and the
Innocence Gap

DNA tests confirm executed man’s guilt
DNA Testing Proves Executed Va. Prisoner’s Guilt
Murderpedia: Roger Keith Coleman
Wikipedia: Roger Keith Coleman
DNA Tests Confirm Guilt of Executed Man
A&E Documentary on Roger Keith Coleman
American Justice – An Execution in Doubt transcript

Books
May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment (this book is a bit old and does not have the DNA results in – results that proved his guilt)

Movies/Documentaries
Did He Do It? Execution in Question
American Justice: An Execution in Doubt

RogerColeman
Roger Keith Coleman

Serial Killer: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood killed 11 people *The Skid Row Slasher*

remembering the victims

Victims
David Russell [11/13/1964]
Benjamin Hornberg, 67 [11/14/1964]
Charles Jackson, 46 [12/01/1974]
Moses Yakanac, 47 [12/08/1974]
Arthur Dahlstedt, 54 [12/11/1974]
David Perea, 42 [12/22/1974]
Casimir Strawinski, 58 [01/09/1975]
Robert Shannahan; 46 [01/17/1975]
Samuel Suarez, 49 [1975]
George Friar, 45 [01/29/1975
Clyde Hayes, 34 [01/31/1975]
William Graham [02/02/1975] (survived)

L.A. suspect to be linked to slashings
Charges Due In ‘Slasher’ Murder Case
Jailed LA man to be charged in Skid Row Slasher case
Skid Row Slasher case
Burt as witness
Footprint testimony in trial
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Guilty in 9 Deaths
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Gets Life Term
Slasher given 9 life terms
Profile: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood
Murderpedia: Vaughn Orrin Greenwood
Wikipedia: Vaughn Greenwood
Serial Killings Are a Darker Part of State’s History
‘Skid Row Slasher’ Loses Bid for Parole

Books
Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend

INMATE INFORMATION

Vaughn Orrin Greenwood

Name: GREENWOOD, VAUGHN ORRIN
CDCR#: B68248
Age: 72
Admission Date: 10/03/1975
Current Location: Men’s Colony
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93409
(805) 547-7900

Psycho For Love: Spencer Rumel Gerlach charged for the murder of his ex-wife, Keltzie Gerlach

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Keltsie Gerlach
Keltzie Gerlach

Brigham City stabbing victim remembered as loving mother
Man killed ex-wife, then called police to admit crime, Brigham City chief says
Woman stabbed to death by ex-husband, police say
Murder investigation underway in Brigham City after man calls 911, says he killed his ex-wife
Police: Man calls 911 and says he killed his wife
Utah man turns self in after stabbing ex-wife to death in Brigham City, police say
22-year-old man, accused of killing 19-year-old ex-wife
Perry man charged with murdering ex-wife while 15-month-old daughter slept

INMATE INFORMATION

Spencer Gerlach

Offender Name: SPENCER RUMEL GERLACH
Offender ID:191290
Age: 20
Race: White
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:BOX ELDER COUNTY JAIL

Monsters Among Us: Jason Massey killed Brian King and Christina Benjamin in his quest to be a serial killer; Executed 4/3/2001

Brian King and Christina BenjaminFrom Texas Attorney General Media Advisory: In the early morning hours of July 27, 1993, James King was awakened by the sound of a car pulling up to his house, beeping its horn twice and driving away.

When the car passed by again, he looked out his window and observed a tan car turn off its headlights and park in front of his house. King got out of bed and went to the front door.

Looking outside, he saw his 14-year old son, Brian, approach the car on foot and talk to the people in the car. At this point, King went to the restroom. When he returned, both Brian and the car were gone.

King waited for about an hour for his son to return before going back to bed. When he got up the next morning, King found that Brian and his 13-year old stepdaughter, Christina, were not in the house.

King woke his common-law wife, Donna Benjamin, and although worried, they decided to wait to see if they would return home. When the children did not appear, James and Donna searched for them and subsequently filed a missing persons report.

Approximately 10 days earlier, Christopher Nowlin had been riding in a car with Jason Massey, who was 20 years old and lived in Canton, Texas. Nowlin convinced Massey to drive over to see Christina, a friend of Nowlin’s.

Jason MasseyMassey flirted with Christina, and she told him that she would like to “sneak out” sometime. Massey agreed, and told Christina that he would drive by her house around midnight some night and honk his horn and that she was to go to the old Fina station on I-45 and wait.

When Massey and Nowlin left Christina’s house, Massey told Nowlin in sexually explicit language what he wanted to do to Christina, including killing her and cutting her up. Nowlin testified that he didn’t pay much attention to what Massey said, because it was weird and Massey talked about killing girls all the time.

On July 29, 1993, law enforcement authorities found two bodies in a field near Telico, in Ellis County. The first body discovered was that of a nude female whose head and hands were missing. She had been shot in the back and parts of her body mutilated.

When the authorities began searching for the victim’s missing body parts they discovered the body of a young boy, identified as Brian King. Two small caliber bullets were later removed from his brain and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds to the head. No other wounds were discovered on his body.

It was more difficult to identify Christina. A deep wound transected her torso like an autopsy incision, exposing her internal organs. Due to the extensive nature of her injuries and several days of decomposition in the intense summer heat, initial identification was impossible.

Eventually, the body was confirmed to be Christina’s based on recent hospital records. Based on samples of fly larvae from both bodies, it was estimated that Brian and Christina had been killed between the late evening of July 26, 1993, and the morning of July 27, 1993. Bullet fragments recovered from both bodies appeared to be .22 caliber in size.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Massey’s cousin owned a .22 caliber pistol that he stored at his grandmother’s house before leaving on a trip. Massey took the gun unbeknownst to his cousin.

Several witnesses testified to seeing the gun on Massey’s person. The Walmart sales clerk, who sold bullets for a .22 caliber gun, two knives, and handcuffs to Massey, picked him out of a line-up after his arrest.

Late in July, the owner of a local car wash observed Massey pull in about 11:30 p.m. in a tan-colored Subaru. Massey dumped items in the trash bin and started to back out, but stopped when he saw the owner watching him. He pulled his car back into a bay and started vacuuming.

Shortly after this incident, the owner recognized Massey’s picture in the paper as someone who might be involved with the murders.

A search of the car wash trash bin and vacuum containers resulted in discovery of a red bandana with blond hair on it, broken car glass, and a payroll receipt from Kentucky Fried Chicken with Massey’s name on it.

Police searched Massey’s house and found two newspaper articles about the murders, handcuffs and a knife box.

After a search of Massey’s car, the console, steering wheel, step to the car, and spots in the passenger seat tested positive for blood, as did a knife in the glove box and items in the trunk, including duct tape, tissue paper, electrical tape, a wrench, a screwdriver, a denim shirt, the head of a hammer, and a jacket. DNA testing revealed a genetic match between Christina’s blood and the blood found on the car seat, duct tape and hammer.

A subsequent comparison of blond hairs found in the car, hairs on the red bandana recovered from the car wash and hairs found near Christina at the crime scene revealed a microscopic match.

Carpet fibers from Massey’s car matched a fiber found on one of Brian’s shoes.

In addition, hair found on Brian’s pant leg was microscopically matched with Massey’s. An arrest warrant was issued; when placed under arrest, Massey smiled. He was indicted for the capital offense of murder of two persons. He pled not guilty, but was convicted by a jury on Oct. 6, 1994.

Victims
Brian King, 14
Christina Benjamin, 13

Man held in killing of teens
Very accurate
Court denies appeals in murder cases
Convicted murderer Jason Massey executed
Murderpedia: Jason Eric Massey
Texas Execution Information Center – Jason Massey
Jason Eric Massey #706
Wikipedia: Jason Massey

Books
Born Bad

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Pure Evil

INMATE INFORMATION
Final words: Yes, first I would like to speak to the victims’ family. First of all, I would like to say that I do not know any of y’all and that is unfortunate, because I would like to apologize to each and every one of you individually. I can’t imagine what I have taken from y’all, but I do want to apologize and I want to let you know that I did do it. You guys know that I am guilty and I am sorry for what I have done. I apologize and I know that you may not be able to forgive me and I know that may not be able to forgive me in this life and in this world, but I hope sometime in the future you will be able to find it in you to forgive me. And I want you to know that Christina, she did not suffer as much as you think she did. I promise you that. I give you my word. I know you guys want to know where the rest of her remains are. I put her remains in the Trinity River. I have said that since I have come to death row. I want to apologize to you again. I hope sometime in the future you can forgive me. Okay, now I want to speak to my mom and my family. Brother Anderson, Kathy, I want you to know that I appreciate all these years that you have been coming to see me on death row and Daddy, I love you. I appreciate y’all being here and being strong for me, and Mama, you know I love you, and I appreciate all of these visits, the letters and everything y’all have done for me. Y’all have been wonderful. You too, Granny. I love y’all and you know, I want to apologize to y’all too for what I have done. For all of the pain that I have caused, but all of this pain has brought us closer together and all of this suffering that we have been through has brought us all closer to the Lord and in the end that is what counts. Isn’t it? That’s what counts in the end; where you stand with Almighty God. I know that God has used this to change my life. And it’s all been worth it because of that. If I lie here today where I lie, I can say in the face of death, Jesus is Lord. He has changed my life and I know that when I leave this body, I am going home to be with the Lord forever. That is all I want to say. I love y’all and I won’t say goodbye, I will say I will see you again. I love you, Daddy. Tonight I dance on the streets of gold. Let those without sin cast the first stone.

Offender Information: Jason Eric Massey

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