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Deadly Foster Mothers: Sherill Small killed 2-year-old Alexandria Lynn Hill by slamming her to the ground; Sentenced to LWOP

Alexandria Lynn “Alex” Hill

Find-A-Grave: Alexandria “Alex” Hill
Facebook: Justice 4 Alex Hill
Trial into death of foster child Alexandria Hill begins in Cameron
Texas Girl Was Taken Away From Parents Because They Smoked Pot, Only to Be Killed in Foster Care
The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill
Foster mother sentenced to life in prison in killing of toddler
Life in prison without parole for foster mother accused of murdering two-year-old Alex Hill
Foster mother sentenced for death of toddler months before she would go home to family
Mother of murdered Central Texas foster child calls for changes
Woman convicted of murdering foster child dies in prison
Central Texas woman convicted of killing foster child dies in prison

Sherill Small

Alexandria Hill

News Archive: Hailey Dunn murder

Hailey Dunn

Find-A-Grave: Hailey Darlene Dunn
Missing: Hailey Darlene Dunn from Colorado City, TX since 12/27/2010 *Human remains found near Big Spring Airport, could it be Hailey?
Breaking News: Remains found on March 16 have been identified as 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn – now, who killed her?
Update: Hailey Darlene Dunn murder *Mother’s ex-boyfriend, Shawn Casey Adkins, charged with Hailey’s murder*


Offender Name: ADKINS, SHAWN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 35
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 5197543
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 06/30/1985
Additional Information:

Update: Hailey Darlene Dunn murder *Mother’s ex-boyfriend, Shawn Casey Adkins, charged with Hailey’s murder*

Hailey Dunn

News Archive: Hailey Dunn murder
Find-A-Grave: Hailey Darlene Dunn
Person of interest in Hailey Dunn murder case arrested
Mother’s boyfriend Shawn Adkins arrested, jailed in connection with Hailey Dunn killing
Hailey Dunn’s murder: Mom’s ex-boyfriend arrested in death of Texas teen who went missing in 2010, investigator says
Shawn Adkins charged with murder in the death of Hailey Dunn
Mother’s Live-in Boyfriend Arrested for Alleged 2010 Murder of Eighth-Grade Texas Cheerleader
Tx. Cheerleader Vanished in 2010, and Mom’s Then-Boyfriend Who Pleaded for Return Is Charged with Murder


Offender Name: ADKINS, SHAWN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 35
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 5197543
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 06/30/1985
Additional Information:

Parole Opposition: Delton Thurl Dowthitt is up for parole for killing 2 young girls; Please help voice your opposition to getting released

Gracie Marie and Tiffany Elena Purnhagen

Father, Dennis Thurl Dowthitt and son, Delton Thurl Dowthitt, killed 2 young ladies, one was Delton’s ex-girlfriend, the other, her little 9 year old sister. Dennis was executed in 2001. Now, Delton has a parole hearing coming up in March. After reading about what happened to these girls, I know that Delton should not be allowed out of prison. He pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 45 years (plus 7 years more for trying to escape at a later time). A sentence WAY TOO LIGHT for what he did. He should have been executed as well, or even LWOP. What especially angers me is that he still brags about committing these murders. And every time he is up for parole (every 5 years), it only tortures the family and loved ones of these two beautiful girls. But I am hoping that he will not be released on parole, but have to spend every single day in prison that he was sentenced to. It would keep him in prison until he is about 68 years old, if I have figure it out correctly.

Here is my post on this heinous crime: Monsters Among Us: Dennis and Delton Dowthitt raped and killed 16-year-old Gracie and 9-year-old Tiffany Purnhagen *Dennis Thurl Dowthitt was executed for their murders; his son Delton Thurl Dowthitt sentenced to 45 years in prison and now up for parole*

If you want to send an email to the Texas Parole Board giving your opinion on this, here is the email address:



Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Victim Services Division
PO Box 13401 Capital Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3401
Phone: (800) 848-4284
Fax: (512) 452-0825
E-mail: victim.svc@tdcj.texas.gov

Re: Parole Hearing for Delton Thurl Dowthitt, TDCJ Number: 00632108

Please DO NOT grant parole to Delton Thurl Dowthitt, TDCJ Number: 00632108. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

On June 13, 1990. Dowthitt and his father, Dennis Thurl Dowthitt raped and killed 2 young girls, Gracie and Tiffany Purnhagen. Both eventually confessed and Dennis Dowthitt was executed in 2001. Delton Dowthitt received a very light sentence and is once again up for parole.

The heinous nature of the murders of these girls should preclude any consideration of parole for Delton Thurl Dowthitt. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Dowthitt was sentenced to 45 years in prison but he sentenced the Purnhagen families and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Dowthitt a longer set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

Girlfriends From Hell: Theresa Balboa charged with the murder of her boyfriend’s 6-year-old son, Samuel Olson, after his body was found in a motel room

Samuel Olson

Have you seen him? 5-year-old boy reported missing in southwest Houston
Texas Search Intensifies for Missing 6-Year-Old Boy Last Seen at School in April
Family of missing 6-year-old Samuel Olson searches for answers in his disappearance
Timeline: What happened to Samuel Olson?
‘I can barely breathe’: Samuel Olson’s father tells KPRC 2 what he would say to his jailed girlfriend Theresa Balboa about his son
Girlfriend of missing boy’s dad charged after a child’s body found in motel
HPD: Dad’s girlfriend charged with tampering with evidence in disappearance of missing Houston boy Samuel Olson
Samuel Olson case: Father’s girlfriend charged after child found dead in Jasper motel room, HPD says
Child found dead at Texas motel believed to be missing boy
Body Is Found at Texas Motel in Search for Missing 6-Year-Old Boy — and Dad’s Girlfriend Is Arrested
Theresa Balboa charged with capital murder in 5-year-old Samuel Olson’s death
Theresa Balboa charged with capital murder in death of 5-year-old Samuel Olson


Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 29
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 41884
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/17/1992
Additional Information:

Boyfriends From Hell: Derion Vence killed his girlfriend’s daughter, 4-year-old Maleah Davis; Sentenced to 40 years in prison

Maleah Davis

Maleah Lynn Davis obituary
Find-A-Grave: Maleah Lynn Davis
Maleah Davis buried in private service Saturday
Timeline of events in Maleah Davis case
Maleah Davis’ tragic, tumultuous life — and mysterious death
Court docs: Derion Vence hit Maleah with hand and blunt object, did not get her medical treatment
Rest in peace: Remains found in Arkansas are Maleah Davis’
Results of 4-year-old Maleah Davis autopsy leads to second charge against mom’s ex-fiance
Maleah Davis died by ‘homicidal violence,’ medical examiner says
Maleah Davis memorial walk in Houston draws hundreds dressed in pink
Maleah Davis: Family spokesperson claims missing girl was ‘dismembered,’ as dogs detect human decomposition in trunk of car
Court docs shed new light on what happened to Maleah Davis before she died
Maleah Davis’ Father Beat ‘the Dickens’ Out of Man Charged in Her Death, Witness Says
Maleah Davis’ dad attacks suspect in daughter’s death during court hearing
No closure in Maleah Davis’ death one year later
Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of Texas girl
Derion Vence pleads guilty in 2019 death of 4-year-old Maleah Davis


Deadly Wives: Clara Jassmin Ledward wanted for the murder of her husband, Jacob, in their Odessa home

Jacob Dale Ledward

Jacob Dale Ledward obituary
Find-A-Grave: Jacob Dale Ledward
Facebook: Jacob Ledward
Odessa police searching for subject after man is found dead
Law Enforcement Officials Searching For Clara Jassmin Ledward, Now Wanted For Allegedly Killing Husband Jacob
Odessa police searching for woman suspected of killing her husband
Clara Ledward is wanted for murdering her husband, police say
OPD asking for public’s help in finding murder suspect

Clara Jassmin Ledward

Cold Case: Thomas Elvin Darnell charged with the 1983 rape and murder of Laura Marie Purchase, whose burning body was found in a field

Laura Marie Purchase

Arrest made in 1983 cold case murder in Montgomery County
Conroe cold case murder cracked after 38 years, police say
Arrest Made In Case Of Rape, Murder Of Laura Marie Purchase 38 Years Ago
75-year-old man arrested for 1983 murder in Montgomery County
DNA Leads to 1983 Murder Suspect After Authorities Debunk Previous Admission of ‘Confession Killer’ from Netflix Docuseries
Serial Killer Falsely Confessed to Woman’s 1983 Rape and Murder — and Suspect Was Just Arrested
Kansas Man Arrested For 1983 Murder That Was Falsely Attributed To A Notorious Serial Killer
TX – Laura Marie Purchase (Found 3/17/83, Conroe, Montgomery County) – *ARREST*


Mothers From Hell: Mickey Bess did nothing to help her 9-month-old son, Michael Rene Sanchez Jr, after he drowned – just put him to bed and left him there; Sentenced to 12 years in prison

Michael Rene Sanchez Jr

Michael R. Sanchez Jr. obituary
Find-A-Grave: Michael Rene Sanchez Jr.
A ‘suspicious’ death probed
Mom arrested in death of son
San Antonio woman arrested in suspicious death of infant son
Father seeks closure after son’s death
Mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s death
Mom sentenced to 12 years in baby drowning
Woman sentenced for role in baby’s death


Mothers From Hell: D’Lanny Reaneille Chairez charged in the death of her 20-month-old son, James Avie Chairez, who was listed as missing, but found in her trailer

James Avie Chairez

San Antonio mother indicted for abandoning baby who remains missing
Missing Tx. Baby Is Found Dead Weeks After He Vanished and Blood Was Found on His Sheet
Human remains found at West Side mobile home during investigation of missing baby James Chairez, SAPD says
Remains found recently at trailer belong to Baby James Chairez, police confirm
SAPD confirms remains found were that of James Chairez
‘I may never know the why:’ Police say remains are identified as missing baby James
San Antonio officials confirm body of Baby James was found last month
Family of James Chairez awaits answers after autopsy of human remains delayed until July
‘James is not with us anymore,’ family despairs after Texas mom is indicted in abandonment of baby boy


Custody Status:In Custody
Contact Facility:
Offender ID:0454072
Date of Birth:12/08/2000
Additional Information:

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