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Monsters Among Us: Dannie Lee Samuels, Jr raped and killed Barbara Hefner; Sentenced to LWOP

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Barbara Hefner

Co-worker charged in death of woman whose body was found in lake
Slaying suspect gets new charges
Trial begins for Thomson man accused of 2004 rape, murder
Woman tried to fight off attacker
Sentence handed down in McDuffie murder trial
Life without parole in Samuels murder case
Murder victim’s family ready for closure
Dannie Lee Samuels, Jr v State of Georgia 2010

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Dark Water

INMATE INFORMATION

danniesamuels-prison-mug

NAME: SAMUELS, DANNIE LEE JR
GDC ID: 0000759824

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1974
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 200
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: HANCOCK STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE, W/O PAROLE

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE
KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. SAMUALS,DANNY L
A.K.A. SAMUEL,DANNY LEE
A.K.A. SAMUELS,DANNIE
A.K.A. SAMUELS,DANNIE LEE
A.K.A. SAMUELS,DANNY
A.K.A. SAMUELS,DANNY LEE
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 705638
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/06/2004
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 705638
OFFENSE: RAPE
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/06/2004
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
CASE NO: 705638
OFFENSE: AGGRAV SODOMY
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/06/2004
SENTENCE LENGTH: 15 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 705638
OFFENSE: AGGRAV BATTERY
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/06/2004
SENTENCE LENGTH: 15 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 705638
OFFENSE: CONCEAL DEATH OF ANOTHER
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 03/06/2004
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

CASE NO: 357510
OFFENSE: POSS FIREARM CONVCT FELON
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: N/A
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 357510
OFFENSE: BURG BEF 7/1/12
CONVICTION COUNTY: MCDUFFIE COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: N/A
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN: 10/29/2009
INCARCERATION END: ACTIVE
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 07/01/1998
INCARCERATION END: 08/02/2001
INCARCERATION BEGIN: 03/29/1996
INCARCERATION END: 11/04/1997

Monsters Among Us: Arbie Dean Williams kidnapped, raped and then killed 15-year-old Linda Strait

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Linda Strait

Girl’s body found; apparent murder (part 1)
Girl’s body(part 2)
Death of city girl believed homicide
Slaying of teen-ager shocks classmates
Linda Strait case proberts study letter from ‘eyewitness’
DNA ties kidnapper to killing (part 1)
DNA evidence: Suspect responded to ruse (part 2)
Man charge in teenager’s 1982 strangulation
Judge sets bail of $1 million on suspect
Williams pleads guilty to killing Linda Strait in 1982
After 24 years, Strait murder resolved
Murder Suspect Sentenced To 20 Years
Man gets 20 years for raping and killing 15-year-old girl in 1982
Linda Strait Murder – Spokane 1982
Missing children: Unsolved and solved Northwest cases
The Cold Cases That Were Solved By Modern DNA Evidence

Movies/Documentaries
Swamp Murders: Shoeprints in the Mud

INMATE INFORMATION

arbie-dean-williams

DOC Number: 228108
Offender Name: WILLIAMS, ARBIE D
Age: 73
Race: White
Location: Monroe Correctional Complex-TRU

Monsters Among Us: Eric Dale Mickelson killed at least 2 people; Sentenced to LWOP

kristi-and-charles

Victims
Kristi O’Pry, 26
Charles Martin, 86

Kristi Gwen O’Pry Living Memorial
Remembering Kristi O’Pry 20-years later
Plea deal gets Shreveport woman life in prison for murder of retired painting contractor
Suspect In 14 Year Old Murder In Court Today
Shreveport Woman Pleads Guilty in Murder Case
Conviction, death penalty overturned for confessed killer Eric Mickelson
Eric Mickelson’s retrial for 2007 murder, dismemberment begins in Shreveport
Caddo jury sentences Eric Mickelson to life in prison
Eric Mickelson Charged With O’Pry Murder
Mickelson’s ‘Other’ Confessed Killings
Charley Project: Kristi Gwen O’Pry

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: The Answer Was No

Defendants
Eric Mickelson – convicted, sentenced to death; conviction & sentence overturned; sentenced to LWOP
Beverly Susane Arthur – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

eric-mickelson

Offender Name: MICKELSON, ERIC D
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 47
Location: Louisiana State Penitentiary
Race: White
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

INMATE INFORMATION

beverly-arthur

Offender Name: ARTHUR, BEVERLY S
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 48
Location: Louisiana Department of Corrections
Race: White
Contact Facility: Louisiana Department of Corrections

Monsters Among Us: Serial Killer Joseph Kondro killed 8-year-old Rima Traxler and 12-year-old Kara Rudd; Sentenced to life in prison

Kondro victims

Victims
Rima Traxler, 8
Kara Rudd, 12
Chila Silvernails, 8

Find-A-Grave: Rima Danette Traxler
Find-A-Grave: Kara Patricia Rudd
Find-A-Grave: Chila M Silvernails
Justice For Murdered Children: Chila M. Silvernails
Human remains found, could be those of missing girl
Searchers find human remains
Body of missing girl found in ravine
Man pleads innocent to witness tampering
Murder Suspect Convicted Of Rape
Kondro pleads guilty to killing
Doe Network: Rima Danette Traxler
Charley Project: Rima Danette Traxler
Isolation hard on jailed abuser
‘Sociopath’ amazed he’s not on death row
In their own words: The twisted art of murder
Deceased/Not Found WA – Rima Traxler, 8, Longview, 15 May 1985 *J. Kondro guilty*
Child killer Joseph Kondro dies at state prison
Most Notorious: Joseph Kondro was a smooth-talking killer
California author examines life of Joseph Kondro
Transcripts: Cold Case Files – The Widow and the Wolf; Unicorns and Alligators

Books
KONDRO: The Untold Story of the Longview Serial Killer

Movies/Documentaries
Cold Case Files: The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and Alligators
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Broken Trust

Joseph Kondro
Joseph Robert Kondro

Monsters Among Us: Robert Emmet Chambers killed Jennifer Dawn Levin *The Preppie Murder*; Sentenced to 5-15 years in prison, which he ended up serving the entire 15 years because of infractions

Jennifer Levin
Jennifer Dawn Levin

Find-A-Grave: Jennifer Dawn Levin
Hundreds attend funeral for murdered teen-ager
Hundreds mourn assault victim
Levin Family, Other Victims Gather For Ceremony for Girl Slain in Park
Robert Chambers is arrested in the ‘preppy killer’ case in 1986
Autopsy Raises Doubts About ‘Preppie Slaying’
Opening remarks heard
Jurors visit scene of crime
Preppie murder trial
‘Preppie killer’ Robert Chambers Jr. pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Jennifer Levin in 1988
Chambers pleads guilty in ‘preppie’ murder trial
‘Preppie Killer’ leaves prison after 15 years
The truth about Jennifer Levin, Robert Chambers and ‘The Preppy Murder’
Wikipedia: Robert Chambers (criminal)
Jennifer Levin’s Mother Remembers ‘Preppy Murder’ Case
Looking Back at the Preppy Killer Case, 30 Years Later
East Side Story
The Violent Death of Young Jennifer Levin Sobers the Preppy Elite of New York
‘Preppy Killer’ Robert Chambers: Where Is He Now?

Books
Wasted: Inside the Robert Chambers–Jennifer Levin Murder (GREAT book)

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: The Preppy Killer
The Preppie Murder
A Current Affair: The Preppie Murder
American Justice: The Preppie Murder Case
Murder Made Me Famous: Robert Chambers

INMATE INFORMATION

RobertChambers

Identifying and Location Information
As of 08/29/16
DIN (Department Identification Number) 88A3660
Inmate Name CHAMBERS, ROBERT
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 09/25/1966
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status DISCHARGED
Housing / Releasing Facility AUBURN
Date Received (Original) 04/19/1988
Date Received (Current) 04/19/1988
Admission Type
County of Commitment NEW YORK
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only) 02/14/03 DISCH – MAXIMUM EXPIRATION

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Class B

Crime BURGLARY 2ND
Class C

Sentence Terms and Release Dates

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0005 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence 0015 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Earliest Release Date
Earliest Release Type
Parole Hearing Date
Parole Hearing Type FULL MAXIMUM
Parole Eligibility Date 02/16/1993
Conditional Release Date 02/16/2003
Maximum Expiration Date 02/16/2003
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Cold Case: Douglas Donald DeBruin killed Gregory John May, whose remains were never found except his head; Sentenced to life in prison

GregMay
Gregory John May

Find-A-Grave: Greg May
Head in concrete could be missing antiques dealer’s
Missing Man Was Barely Missed
Vivid Testimony In Bellevue Chainsaw Murder Case
DeBruin lames ex-girlfriend in slaying
DeBruin guilty of Bellevue murder
DeBruin gets life sentence
The Dark Side of Iowa: Douglas DeBruin #6606305
United States of America v Julie Miller 2007
Woman likely won’t face more charges in killing of Bellevue antiques dealer
Websleuths: IA – Gregory May, 55, slain, dismembered, Bellevue, Jan 2001
May case in spotlight again
The Head in the Bucket: The Murder of Gregory May

Books
The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (chapter 12; good book)

Movies/Documentaries
Extreme Forensics: Road Trip Killers
48 Hours: The Girl Next Door (not exclusively about Greg May)

Defendants
Douglas Donald DeBruin – convicted, sentenced to life in prison
Julie Miller –

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Douglas Donald DeBruin
Offender Number 6606305
Sex M
Birth Date 7/27/1950
Age 66
Location Iowa State Penitentiary
Offense MURDER 1ST DEGREE
County Of Commitment Jackson
Commitment Date 5/13/2008
Duration LIFE
TDD/SDD * LIFE

Supervision Status: Prison
Offense Class: A Felony
County of Commitment: Jackson

Supervision Status: Prison
Offense Class: C Felony
County of Commitment: Jackson

INMATE INFORMATION

JULIE ANN MILLER
Register Number: 08955-029
Age: 56
Race: White
Sex: Female
Released On: 02/11/2011

Frances Elizabeth “Beth” Johnson murder 7/26/1984 *Husband, Paul Anthony Johnson, convicted, sentenced to life in prison; Conviction overturned*

dv awarenessFrom Johnson’s 1991 appeal: During the early morning hours of July 26, 1984, the body of Frances Elizabeth Johnson, hereinafter “the victim,” was found in the bedroom of the home she shared with the appellant. She was nude, and a towel was draped across her chest. She had been severely beaten about her face and body, strangled, and repeatedly stabbed in the chest. The bedroom had been ransacked; the dresser drawers had been pulled out; and clothing had been scattered about. The victim’s class ring and wedding band, which she normally wore, were missing. However, she was wearing a gold necklace when her body was discovered. The appellant subsequently reported to the police that $600 in cash was missing from her checkbook, which was on the kitchen counter.

Diane Nance, a coworker of the victim, last saw the victim alive when the two of them returned from work at 1:40 a.m. on the date of the homicide. As Nance drove away from the victim’s house, she observed the victim calling her dog, and she heard the dog barking in the distance.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., the appellant arrived at his parents’ house. He was visibly upset, and was screaming and hollering. The appellant’s father called the sheriff’s department and informed someone that there had been a burglary at the appellant’s home and that his wife had been hurt. (However, the dispatcher’s log book does not have a notation regarding this call.) The appellant and his parents then drove to the appellant’s home. While the appellant and his mother waited outside, the appellant’s father went into the house, felt for the victim’s pulse and, finding none, concluded that she was dead. He returned and told his wife and son to go to a neighbor’s house and to call the police. They went to the house of Monroe Harcrowe and called the sheriff’s department. The records of the dispatcher show that this call was received at 3:15 a.m.

As a result of this call, Sheriff Louie Coleman went to the scene. When he arrived, he observed the appellant, the appellant’s parents, and several other people outside the house. He noticed that the appellant was wearing blue jeans, but that he was not wearing a shirt or shoes. He entered the house and observed the victim’s body. He could find no pulse when he touched the body. He noticed that a towel was draped across the upper portion of the body, covering her chest. He additionally noticed blood running from her mouth and bruises on her face and neck. It was obvious that the victim had been severely beaten about the face, neck, and chest area, strangled, and stabbed three times in the upper body region. A butcher’s knife was on the floor next to the body. The tip of the knife was missing, but was later found embedded in the carpeted floor beneath the body.

A subsequent examination of the body indicated that two of the stab wounds penetrated the entire body. The third stab wound did not penetrate the entire body; however, the knife struck the aorta, causing the victim’s death.

It appears that there has not been justice in this case. Please remember Beth, as she lived and had a life before it was cut short.

Find-A-Grave: Frances Elizabeth “Beth” Ezelle
Defendant set up wife’s killing, prosecutor claims in Carrollton
Carrollton man testifies offer made to kill wife (part 1)
Offer (part 2)
Testimony is nearing an end in Pickens County slaying case
Pickens man convicted in killing (part 1)
Pickens (part 2)
Paul Anthony Johnson v State of Alabama 1988 (conviction and sentenced overturned)
Court overturns area murder conviction
Pickens decision disputed
Pickens man freed while awaiting new murder trial
Venue change made in Johnson murder retrial (part 1)
Johnson (part 2)
Pickens murder retrial to begin
Testimony in Pickens trial opens (part 1)
Trial (part 2)
Witness: Slaying suspect father of my child
State rests case in Pickens slaying
Paul Anthony Johnson v State of Alabama 1991 (conviction and sentenced overturned)
Court rules to let convicted killer go free (part 1)
Johnson (part 2)

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