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Ahmed Al-Jumaili murder 3/04/2015 Dallas, TX *Nykerion Nealon charged with his murder*

Ahmed Al Jumaili
Ahmed Al Jumaili

DPD: Man Shot Dead While Taking Pics Of Snow
Iraqi immigrant watching his first snowfall shot and killed, Dallas police say
Dallas Police Release Video of Suspects in Fatal Shooting of Man Taking Pictures of Snow
Police seek help in Iraqi refugee’s shooting death
Iraqi refugee’s slaying isn’t far northeast Dallas’ first ‘senseless’ crime
Teen charged with murdering Iraq immigrant outside Dallas apartment
Police Say Iraqi Man Was Shot ‘For No Apparent Reason’
Arrest Made In Murder Of Iraqi Man
17-year-old arrested in slaying of Iraqi refugee shot while taking pictures in snow
Wife Of Iraqi Native “Relieved” Shooting Suspect Caught

Nykerion Nealon
Nykerion Nealon

Monsters Among Us: Travis Trevino Runnels killed Stanley A. Wiley, a prison employee

Stanley A WileyFrom Runnels appeal: Appellant did not enjoy working as a janitor at the prison boot factory. On the morning of the day of the murder, he expressed anger at the fact that he had not been transferred to being a barber as he had requested. He told fellow inmate Bud Williams that he was going to be “shipped one way or another” and that “he was going to kill someone.” Appellant said that he would kill Wiley if Wiley said anything to him that morning. Appellant told another inmate, William Gilchrist, that he planned to hold the boot-factory plant manager hostage in the office after the other correctional officers had left. Finally, after appellant had arrived at the boot factory, he told fellow inmate Phillip Yow that he was going to do something.

During the first shift at the boot factory, appellant approached Wiley, raised a knife, tilted Wiley’s head back, and cut his throat. Appellant then wiped the knife with a white rag and walked back toward the trimming tables. When Yow later asked appellant why he had attacked Wiley, appellant said, “It could have been any offender or inmate, you know, as long as they was white.” In response to Yow’s explanation that appellant could get the death penalty if Wiley died, appellant responded, “A dead man can’t talk.”

Wiley did die from the injury. It was later determined that the cut was a twenty-three centimeter long neck wound that transected the external carotid artery and the internal jugular vein and extended in depth to the spine. A medical examiner found that the force required to inflict the wound was “moderate to severe.” Appellant was twenty-six years old when he committed the offense.

Stanley A. Wiley obituary
Officer Down: Supervisor Stanley A. Wiley
Local prisons honor state’s fallen officers in ceremony
Clements fatal attack first since unit opened in 1990, official says
Texas Prison Supervisor Killed in Inmate Attack
Amarillo inmate charged with murder after attack on prison factory supervisor
Capital murder trial moves to punishment phase
Travis Trevino Runnels – Texas Death Row
Death Row Offender Information: Travis Trevino Runnels

The Mind of a Murderer: Cut Throat Criminal


Runnels, Travis Trevino - TDCJ inmatePic Loc: NR2/ EA/ Local News

SID Number: 05134562
TDCJ Number: 00999505
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-12-17
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Runnels history

Deadly Wives: Shriya Patel killed her husband, Bimal Patel, by setting the house on fire; Sentenced to 20 years in prison


Bimal Patel
Bimal Patel

Find-A-Grave: Bimal Patel
Burn victim dies 5 months after he was allegedly set on fire by wife
Shriya Patel: Husband She Was Accused of Torching in April Has Died
Man, set on fire, dies after five-month battle with burns
Jurors hear from first responders who found Bimal Patel severely burned, screaming
Jury deliberating in capital murder trial
Shriya Patel given 20 years in 2012 arson death of her husband
Patel sentenced to 20 years in husband’s bathtub burning death
Shriya Patel Found Guilty of Arson, Not Capital Murder, Gets 20 Years
Woman, 27, who burned husband to death after luring him into a bathtub for a massage found NOT GUILTY of capital murder

Snapped: Shriya Patel


Shriya Patel

SID Number: 50047215
TDCJ Number: 01915596
Race: I
Gender: F
DOB: 1986-09-17
Maximum Sentence Date: 2032-04-18
Current Facility: MARLIN
Projected Release Date: 2032-04-18
Parole Eligibility Date: 2014-08-08

Offense History
Offense Date: 2012-04-17
Sentence Date: 2014-03-11
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: D-1-DC-12-900230
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 09/30/2014

NEXT REVIEW (09/2016)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 2D

* Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph may apply, but only one is required for denial (D).


Next Parole Review Date

Monsters Among Us: Tracy Beatty killed his mother, Carolyn “Callie” Click; Sentenced to death

dvawareness3From Tracy Beatty’s appeal: Appellant and Click had a volatile and combative relationship. Appellant moved into Click’s house in early October 2003. Although Click told her next-door neighbor and close friend, Betty McCarty, that appellant had assaulted her several times in the past, Click said that she was excited about appellant’s arrival. Click’s excitement, however, vanished shortly after appellant moved in. McCarty testified that Click told her that she asked appellant to leave sometime in October and a second time on November 25, 2003–two days before Thanksgiving and the last day Click was seen alive. Around 4:00 p.m. on November 25th, Click went to McCarty’s house. Click was “stressed out and crying.” Click told McCarty that she was unhappy about the way things were going with appellant and that she had asked appellant to leave:

[Prosecutor:] What did [Click] tell you?

[McCarty:] That she had asked him to leave that day, and that – she said, “I put up with all I’m going to put up with, and I had asked him to leave,” and she was upset about it. And that’s the last time I saw her.

[Prosecutor:] Did she tell you what time that day she had told [appellant] to leave?

[McCarty:] No, sir.

Although McCarty initially testified that Click said that she “asked” appellant to leave, she later clarified that Click said, “I told [appellant] to leave today.” McCarty did not know exactly when the conversation with appellant had occurred that day or when appellant was supposed to leave:

[Defense counsel:] Did [Click] say specifically when . . . she had that conversation with [appellant] or when he was supposed to leave by?

[McCarty:] No, sir. I saw her at 4:00, and I didn’t know anything about it until that time. So I don’t know what time she told him.

Appellant’s cousin, Stacey Killough, testified that appellant arrived at her house later that day between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. driving Click’s car. Killough testified that the drive from Click’s house to her house takes approximately forty-five minutes. Appellant smelled of alcohol but was not intoxicated. Noting Click’s absence, Killough became suspicious because Click was “very protective” of her car and never let anyone else drive it. In fact, Killough had previously seen Click refuse to let appellant drive the car. When Killough asked appellant where Click was, appellant told her that Click was out of town with a friend and would not be back for a few weeks. Because Killough was busy, appellant stayed at Killough’s house for only five to ten minutes.

Lieanna Wilkerson testified that she lived across the road from Click and that they had become close friends. Click told Wilkerson that appellant had assaulted her on several occasions in the past. Once appellant had “beaten her so severely that he had left her for dead.” Click was nevertheless excited that appellant was coming to live with her and hoped that she and appellant could mend their relationship. After appellant moved in with Click, Wilkerson hired him to do odd jobs around her house because he was unemployed. The two became friends, and Wilkerson referred to appellant as “Trey.” Appellant went to her house when he and Click would argue, which was daily. Toward the end of October and the first part of November, appellant house-sat for Wilkerson while she was out of town for several days. Wilkerson extended the offer to appellant because she was concerned about appellant and Click fighting, and she thought it would give them an opportunity to separate from each other. When Wilkerson returned home, appellant’s suitcase was sitting in the living room. Appellant told Wilkerson that Click had packed his things and brought them over. Wilkerson understood this to mean that Click had packed appellant’s suitcase in an effort to kick him out. Appellant, however, returned to Click’s house and continued to live with her. According to Wilkerson, appellant and Click fought daily in November.

Wilkerson described a conversation that she had with appellant in the middle of November in which he expressed his anger with Click. Appellant told Wilkerson about missing a job interview with an electric company that he had been very excited about. Click refused to drive him to the interview, saying that “she just didn’t feel like it.” Wilkerson knew that appellant could not drive himself because Click refused to let appellant, who did not have a driver’s license, borrow her car. Around the same time, appellant told Wilkerson that he thought about harming Click:

[Wilkerson:] I know [appellant] had said they were underpinning her house, and he had gotten upset . . . . And they had gotten into a huge fight, and she was yelling at him, and he just made an offhand comment, “I can’t believe she handed me that hammer.” He said, “Because all I could think about was hitting her in the head with it.” And I said, “Trey,” and he goes, “Well, I couldn’t do it.” He said, “If I shoved her under there, she would have just started stinking.”

Tracy Beatty v State of Texas 2009 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Man on Death Row for Mother’s Slaying Loses Appeal
Tracy Lane Beatty v William Stephens 2014 denied COA (certificate of appealability)
Murderpedia: Tracy Lane Beatty
Tracy Lane Beatty – Texas Death Row
Pen Pal request

The Mind of a Murderer: Bad to the Bone



SID Number: 02579594
TDCJ Number: 00999484
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1961-01-23
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2003-11-25
Sentence Date: 2004-08-10
County: SMITH
Case No.: 241-0978-04
Sentence (YY-MM-DD) death

Execution Alert: Manuel Vasquez to be executed for killing Juanita Ybarra, who refuse to pay the Mexican Mafia a 10% street tax

remembering the victimsFrom Manuel Vasquez appeal: According to Cruz, appellant was a member of the Mexican Mafia. Two days before the incident giving rise to the present prosecution, Oligario Lujan and appellant told Cruz that Juanita Ybarra “had to go down” because she failed to pay the “dime,” a ten percent tax on the sale of illegal drugs collected by the Mexican Mafia. The “hit” had been ordered by Rene Munoz, a ranking member of the Mexican Mafia. Cruz testified that “had to go down” were “street words” that meant that Ybarra had to be killed. Cruz also testified that the plan included robbing Ybarra as a means of collecting the ten percent owed.

Appellant had rented room 20 of the New Laredo Motel. On the evening of March 18, 1998, Cruz and many others in room 20 were partying, smoking marijuana, drinking beer, injecting heroin, and snorting cocaine. At around 5:30 to 6:30 the next morning appellant asked Michelle Rodriguez for her car keys. Appellant, Cruz, and Lujan then headed toward room 15, where Ybarra was staying. They carried bandannas to cover their faces and socks to cover their hands to prevent fingerprints. Lujan knocked on the door to room 15 while appellant and Cruz ducked into adjacent room 16, the door to which was open, and began putting on socks and bandannas.

Moses Bazan, Ybarra’s boyfriend, opened the door to room 15, leaving the chain locked. The three conspirators forced their way through the door and the chain broke loose. Cruz and Lujan wrestled Bazan to the floor while appellant held Ybarra to the ground. During this struggle, Bazan broke a window, but he soon lost consciousness. Appellant then asked for a telephone cord, and Lujan gave him one. Using the cord, appellant strangled Ybarra. Bazan regained consciousness and resumed struggling. Lujan fought with Bazan while Cruz began gathering valuables, including cameras and jewelry, and stuffing them into a pillowcase. Appellant threw Lujan a kitchen knife, and Lujan moved to stab Bazan but missed and hit the floor, bending the knife. During the struggle, Bazan kicked a hole in the wall to adjacent room 16. At that point, appellant joined the fight against Bazan and hit Bazan on the head with a gun. Bazan lost consciousness again, and appellant and Lujan began gathering valuables into pillowcases. Soon they heard police sirens, and they left the room and drove Rodriguez’s car to George Martinez’s house.

Because the three were covered in blood, they changed clothes at Martinez’s house. Appellant had been wearing blue warmups during the crime. The three men then went to the Mayfield Motel, where they watched the news and used some drugs. After a couple of hours, they returned to Martinez’s house. A little while later, Cruz left in Rodriguez’s car without his companions but with several other people. Cruz picked up some food at the store and then went to his mother’s house.

Update: Manuel Vasquez was executed this evening.

Murderpedia: Manuel Vasquez
Manuel Vasquez v The State of Texas 2002 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Manuel Vasquez v Rick Thaler (denied habeas corpus and Certificate of Appealability)
Appeal of Gangbanger on Death Row Is Shot Down
Texas to execute gang hit man for killing SA woman over drug tax
Gang Enforcer to Be Executed for Killing Woman Over Drug Tax
Texas to Execute Gang Hit Man for Killing Over Drug Tax
San Antonio Gang Member’s Execution Set for Tonight

Defendants in this case:
Manuel Vasquez – convicted, sentenced to death
Johnny Joe Cruz – pled guilty, sentenced to 7 years in prison, testified
Oligario “Bebe” Lujan -convicted, sentenced to 35 years in prison


Manuel Vasquez

Name Vasquez, Manuel
TDCJ Number 999336
Date of Birth 06/16/1968
Date Received 11/30/1999
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 03/19/1998
Age (at the time of Offense) 29
County Bexar
Race Hispanic
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5′ 8″
Weight 195
Eye Color Brown
Native County Jerome
Native State Idaho
Prior Occupation
welder, carpenter, laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #465603, 10-year sentence for 1 count of Aggravated Assault With Bodily Injury (involves the subject and 3 codefendants beating an adult white male and setting fire to his body, causing his death); 07/12/91 released on Mandatory Supervision; 06/15/93 returned Mandatory Supervision; 12/13/95 released Mandatory Supervision

Summary of Incident
On 03/19/98, in San Antonio, Texas, Vasquez and co-defendants strangled to death and robbed a 51-year old Hispanic female as an ordered hit from the Mexican Mafia because she was not paying 10 percent to the Mafia. The victim’s partner was severely beaten but survived.

Lujan, Oligario
Cruz, Johnny Joe

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female


SID Number: 04131685
TDCJ Number: 00902322
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1970-09-25
Maximum Sentence Date: 2033-03-26
Current Facility: TELFORD
Projected Release Date: 2033-03-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2015-09-25
Next Parole Review Date: 09/25/2015

Offense History
Offense Date: 1998-03-26
Sentence Date: 1999-11-29
County: BEXAR
Case No.: 1998CR3116B
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 35-00-00

Monsters Among Us: Willie Trottie executed for killing his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Nell Canada, and her brother, Titus C. Canada

Canada siblingsTrottie and Barbara began dating in 1989 and soon thereafter began living together and had a child. In September 1992, Trottie and Barbara
separated and she moved in with her family. After some time, the relationship soured and Barbara moved out. Trottie threatened that he would kill her if she did not return to him. He repeated the threat regularly, called Barbara constantly at home and at work, hit Barbara, bumped her car with his own while traveling at highway speed, and once kidnapped Barbara. In March 1993, Barbara obtained a protective order against Trottie. In April 1993, Trottie told Barbara that he would kill her if she did not return to him by May 1, 1993. On May 3, 1993, Trottie called Barbara and repeated his threat to kill her and her brother Titus, because, Trottie claimed, Titus had gotten in the
way of their reunion.
Trottie arrived at Titus’s house at approximately 11:00 p.m. on May 3, 1993, armed with a semi-automatic 9mm pistol. At the time, there were numerous family members in the house, including five children under the age of seven. Trottie opened fire immediately, wounding Barbara’s mother, sister, and Titus. Titus returned fire, wounding Trottie. Trottie then cornered Barbara and shot her eleven times, saying “B–ch, I told you I was going to kill you.” Trottie then returned to where Titus lay wounded and shot him twice in the back of the head.

Barbara Nell Canada, 24
Titus C. Canada, 29

Willie Tyrone Trottie stated that he did the murders in self-defense. Amazing, since Barbara was shot 8-11 times. Self defense? I do not believe it for a minute.

Media Advisory: Willie Tyrone Trottie scheduled for execution
Willie Tyrone Trottie v William Stephens 2014 (denied)
Willie Tyrone Trottie v Brad Livingston, et al. 2014 (writ of habeas corpus – affirmed conviction and sentence)
Willie Tyrone Trottie #1388
Death Row Inmate Trottie Executed for 1993 Murders
Harris County man executed for 1993 murders
Murderpedia: Willie Tyrone Trottie

The Mind of a Murderer: Rage and Rampage


Final words:
“Nesha, I love you. I hope this brings you some closure. Titus, if his kids are out there, I’m sorry for your dad. Shan, Charlotte, Baisey, I love you. T.T., I love you. Stay strong.

Michelle, Tammy, Damen, I’m going home. Lawrence, I love you. I am going home to be with the Lord. Find it in your hearts to forgive me. I’m sorry, stay strong. Jesus, take me home.”

Willie Trottie

Inmate Information

Baytown Teens murders: Four suspects have been charged with killing Alex Chavez and Jarvis Morgan

Alex and Jarvis
Jarvis Morgan & Alex Chavez

Police begin searching lake for missing teens
Search intensifies for two teens missing since last week
Baytown moms make emotional plea for sons’ return
Person of interest named in search for missing Baytown teens
Suspect charged with capital murder in deaths of Baytown teens
Man charged with capital murder in deaths of Baytown teens
Bodies found may be those of missing teens
Bodies of 2 missing Baytown teens found in Chambers County
Capital murder charges filed against suspect wanted in Baytown teens’ death
Second person of interest named in missing Baytown teens’ case
Three suspects charged with murder of Baytown teens
Baytown PD: 2 suspects charged in Baytown Teen slayings
Fourth suspect charged in murders of Baytown teens

Baytown suspects
Brandon Alejandro Flores
Jose Juan Chavez
Richard Gonzalez
Valentin Lazo


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