Murder In The Family: Bonnie Harkey “The Pecan Queen” and her caretaker, Karen Johnson, were murdered for her money; Her stepson, Bruce Harkey, and several others were convicted of her murder

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Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson
Bonnie Harkey and Karen Johnson

Find-A-Grave: Bonnie Katherine Sawyer Harkey
Bruce Harkey on Trial for Capital Murder
Woman Kidnapped, Buried Alive, Was Victim Of Murder- For-Hire-Plot
Co-conspirators are sentenced in San Saba County double-murder
A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit
The death of the ‘Pecan Queen’
Bonnie Harkey, Texas Pecan Queen, Killed By Grandson
Man gets life in prison in ‘Pecan Queen’s’ death
‘Pecan Queen’s’ grandson gets life in prison for her death

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: Queen of the County
Blood Relatives: No Bones About It

Defendants
Bruce Harkey – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Carl Pressley – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Lillian King – convicted, sentenced to 45 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

bruce-harkey

SID Number: 04505208
TDCJ Number: 01924278
Name: HARKEY,BRUCE WAYNE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1952-04-09
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
BruceHarkey

INMATE INFORMATION

Carl-Wade-Pressley

Offender Name: CARL J PRESLEY
Offender ID:234929
Date of Birth:01/25/1978
Age: 37
Race: African American
Gender: Male

Custody Status: In Custody
Location of Offender:BOWIE COUNTY JAIL

INMATE INFORMATION

Lillian King

SID Number: 50031973
TDCJ Number: 01925495
Name: KING, LILLIAN ANNETTE
Race: W Gender: F
DOB: 1986-10-11
Maximum Sentence Date: 2057-03-26
Current Facility: HILLTOP
Projected Release Date: 2057-03-26
Parole Eligibility Date: 2034-09-25

LillianKing

Serial Killler: Vickie Dawn Jackson killed at least 10 patients by injecting mivacurium chloride in their IVs

remembering the victims

Angel Of Death At Work In Texas?
Nurse Charged in Four Hospital Patient Deaths
Texas nurse goes on trial for injecting lethal doses
Nurse on trial for giving patients lethal drug doses
Daughter tells prosecutors nurse ‘capable’ of murder
Nurse pleads no contest to killing 10 patients
Texas nurse sentenced for killing 10 patients
Life term for ex-nurse in patient killings
Heading for prison, ex-nurse maintains innocence in patient deaths
Vickie Dawn Jackson v State of Texas
Texas Monthly: Angel of Death
Murderpedia: Vickie Dawn Jackson
Press Conference on Arrest of Texas Nurse

Movies/Documentaries
Facing Evil: The Angel of Death

INMATE INFORMATION

Vickie Dawn Jackson

SID Number: 03672417
TDCJ Number: 01405809
Name: JACKSON,VICKIE DAWN
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1966-02-13
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: TEMP RELEASE
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2042-07-16
Next Parole Review Date: 07/16/2042

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2001-01-24
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2006-10-05
County: MONTAGUE
Case No: 02-07-0128M-CR
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Michael T. LaHood Jr. murder 8/15/1996 San Antonio, TX *Mauriceo Mashawn Brown executed, 2 others sentenced to life in prison*

Palo Duro Street San Antonio
Michael LaHood’s home, where he was shot and killed

In all of the controversy surrounding this case with Kenneth Foster and his death sentence (later commuted to life in prison), the real victim, Michael T. LaHood Jr. has been forgotten. Web pages and articles about Foster and Brown are all over the web. But nothing for Michael LaHood. So please, take some time to remember Michael and his loved ones. There are many who still miss and love him. No matter your stand on the death penalty, here, Michael is the one to be remembered.

Mauriceo Mashawn Brown #1033
Mauriceo M. Brown # 999234
New Criminologist
ProDeathPenalty about 1/2 way down
Killer Appealing Date With Death
Death Row Inmate From SA Granted Hearing
SA Man Set To Die Wednesday For Killing Law Student
San Antonio man executed for killing law student
San Antonio Man executed for killing student
San Antonio man executed for 1996 slaying
Point Austin: One Small Step
Execution Report: Mauriceo Brown
Murderpedia: Mauriceo Mashawn Brown
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Kenneth Eugene Foster v. Doug Dretke 2006 (habeas corpus – denied)
Governor calls off execution in controversial Texas case
Murderpedia: Kenneth E. Foster Jr.

Defendants
Mauriceo Mashawn Brown – convicted, executed 7/19/2006
Kenneth Foster – convicted, sentenced to death, sentence to death, commuted to life in prison
Julius Steen – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
DeWayne Dillard – charged but never tried, in prison for another murder

Mauriceo Mashawn Brown
Mauriceo Mashawn Brown

Last Statement:
Yes, I do. To the victim’s family, I am sorry you lost a brother, loved one, and friend. To my family, I love you all. Keep your heads ups and know I will be in a better place. And you all look after Aleda and make sure she is a part of this family. I appreciate you all and love you. I apologize that you lost a loved one this way. God bless you all. O.K. Warden.

TX Inmate Info: Mauriceo Brown

INMATE INFORMATION

Kenneth Foster

SID Number: 05331848
TDCJ Number: 01451768
Name: FOSTER, KENNETH
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1976-10-22
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: ALFRED HUGHES
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2036-08-19

Next Parole Review Date
08/19/2036

Foster offense history

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 05560425
TDCJ Number: 01162056
Name: STEEN, JULIUS
Race: B
Gender: M
DOB: 1976-11-04
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2026-08-15

Next Parole Review Date 08/15/2026

Offense History
Offense Date: 1996-08-15
Offense: AGG ROBBERY
Sentence Date: 2003-03-24
County: BEXAR
Case No.: 1996CR5255D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Psycho For Love: Joseph Kent McGowen shot and killed Susan White because she refused to date him

3407 Amber Forest
Susan’s home: 3407 Amber Forest

Killer behind the badge
The Death of Susan White
Joseph Kenton McGowen v The State of Texas 2000 (conviction overturned)
Rogue cop’ gets 20 years in killing
Transcript: American Justice: A Warrant to Kill
Jason Aguillard, et al. v Joseph K. McGowen et al. 2000

Books
A Warrant to Kill: A True Story of Obsession, Lies and a Killer Cop
Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: A Warrant to Kill
Tabloid: Law and Disorder

INMATE INFORMATION

JosephMcGowen

SID Number: 05023469
TDCJ Number: 01090641
Name: MCGOWEN,JOSEPH K
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1965-04-03
Maximum Sentence Date: 2022-03-10
Current Facility: PACK I
Projected Release Date: 2022-03-10
Parole Eligibility Date: 2007-03-10

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 02/07/2014

NEXT REVIEW (01/2016)- 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).

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date
01/2016

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1992-08-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2002-04-02
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 647853
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 20-00-00

News Archive: Texas Prosecutor Murders

Mark Hasse and Mike & Cynthia McLelland

Victims
Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland
Cynthia McLelland

Texas Prosecutor Murders: Eric and Kim Lene Williams charged with the three murders
Update: Texas Prosecutor Murders: Eric Williams convicted of the capital murder Cynthia McLelland

Movies/Documentaries
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall: Deadly Grudge
Snapped: Killer Couples: Eric Williams and Kim Williams

INMATE INFORMATION

Eric Williams

SID Number: 08840896
TDCJ Number: 00999598
Name: WILLIAMS,ERIC LYLE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1967-04-07
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2013-03-30
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER(DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2014-12-17
County: KAUFMAN
Case No.: 32021-422
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 8888-88-88

INMATE INFORMATION

Kim Williams

SID Number: 50271711
TDCJ Number: 01968837
Name: WILLIAMS,KIM LENE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1966-07-07
Maximum Sentence Date: 2053-04-17
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2053-04-17
Parole Eligibility Date: 2033-04-17

Next Parole Review Date
04/17/2033

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2013-01-31
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2014-12-30
County: KAUFMAN
Case No.: 32026-422
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 40-00-00

Update: Texas Prosecutor Murders: Eric Williams convicted of the capital murder Cynthia McLelland

Mark Hasse and Mike & Cynthia McLelland

Victims
Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland
Cynthia McLelland

News Archive: Texas Prosecutor Murders
Eric Williams to face death penalty in Kaufman Co. murder case
Wife of Jailed Former Kaufman County JP Confessed to Involvement in DA Murders, Implicated Husband
Kim Williams testifies against Eric Williams
Wife of Kaufman DA killer pleads guilty in exchange for 40-year prison sentence
Explosive testimony from convicted killer’s wife
Kaufman killer Eric Williams was happy after murders, planned to kill more wife testifies
Death penalty for Eric Williams; judge compares killer to cult figure Charles Manson
Eric Williams’ Sister Speaks out About Kim Williams’ Murder Sentence
Wikipedia: Kaufman County murders

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Killer Couples: Eric Williams and Kim Williams

INMATE INFORMATION

Eric Williams

SID Number: 08840896
TDCJ Number: 00999598
Name: WILLIAMS,ERIC LYLE
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1967-04-07
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2013-03-30
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER(DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2014-12-17
County: KAUFMAN
Case No.: 32021-422
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 8888-88-88

INMATE INFORMATION

Kim Williams

SID Number: 50271711
TDCJ Number: 01968837
Name: WILLIAMS,KIM LENE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1966-07-07
Maximum Sentence Date: 2053-04-17
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2053-04-17
Parole Eligibility Date: 2033-04-17

Next Parole Review Date
04/17/2033

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2013-01-31
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2014-12-30
County: KAUFMAN
Case No.: 32026-422
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 40-00-00

Psycho For Love: Drag Queen Cliff Youens stabbed girlfriend, Patrice LeBlanc, 39 times; Sentenced to life in prison

From Cliff Youens’ appeal: The body of a young woman was found floating in Lake Livingston on March 23, 1986. The body was clad in a dvawareness3nightshirt and wrapped in a quilt. The wrapped body was sewn into a comforter, a pillowcase placed over one end, and tied completely around with panty hose material and one piece of flowered, multicolored cloth. The body thus wrapped in multiple layers had been placed in a blue nylon drawstring bag and attached to two concrete cinder blocks by a decorative chain and a blue-gray work shirt. The body itself had been slash cut thirty-one times and stabbed eight times. The examining pathologist considered three of the stab wounds to be the fatal wounds. The pathologist estimated that the wounds had been inflicted with a sharp, thin-blade knife or knife-like instrument. The pathologist estimated that, as of the date of his examination, the body had been dead a minimum of fourteen days, putting the date of death at March 10, 1986 or earlier. Decomposition had rendered bloodtyping of the deceased no longer possible. The body was identified in early April from dental records as that of Patrice LeBlanc.

Patrice LeBlancThe peach-colored comforter in which the body was wrapped was one owned by the deceased and seen in the apartment she shared with appellant. The blue drawstring bag was identified as appellant’s laundry bag. The quilt, also kept in the apartment, belonged to appellant. Appellant’s former roommate testified that the flowered material used to wrap the body came from appellant’s belted, florescent-green flowered bathrobe. Appellant wore both regular pantyhose and “Danskin” pantyhose, whereas the deceased wore neither. One of appellant’s neighbors spotted several cinder blocks near the garbage dumpsters, some of which were an unusual color of yellow, and stated that they were no longer there around the first of April.

Appellant’s parents owned a lakehouse on Lake Livingston at Cape Royale as well as a boat which was docked at Cape Royale marina. Appellant had access to both. A piece of gold-colored decorative chain was obtained by police from a nail where it was hanging on the garage wall of the lakehouse. The chain was similar in color and design to that attaching the body to one of the concrete cinder blocks. An inspection of the boat revealed numerous fragments of concrete and chips of yellow paint similar in appearance to the yellow paint on the concrete blocks retrieved with the body. Scratch marks in the fiberglass on the bow and right aluminum railing contained what appeared to be yellow or gray paint.

The deceased had been living with appellant in Houston since the Fall of 1985 in an apartment on Timmons Lane. Among the items seized from that apartment and analyzed by a chemist with the Houston Police Department were three items found to be stained by human blood: one of appellant’s cowboy boots bearing a stain of type A human blood, a wood scraping from the bedroom closet door stained with human blood of an undetermined type, and a piece of flooring under the carpet of the extra room (referred to also as “the blue room”) containing human blood of an undetermined type which had been covered by blue paint.

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Facing Evil’ series features Texas drag queen convicted of murder
John Clifford Youens v State of Texas 1988

Books
Murder, I Write: True Tales of Jealousy, Betrayal, and Revenge

Movies/Documentaries
Facing Evil: Lifting the Mask

INMATE INFORMATION

John Clifford Youens

SID Number: 01709299
TDCJ Number: 00433504
Name: YOUENS,JOHN CLIFFORD
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1954-05-22
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: MICHAEL
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2006-05-08

Last Parole Decision
Denied on 09/23/2011

NEXT REVIEW (09/2016)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 1D, 2D

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

1D CRIMINAL HISTORY – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE HAS REPEATEDLY COMMITTED CRIMINAL EPISODES OR HAS A PATTERN OF SIMILAR OFFENSES THAT INDICATES A PREDISPOSITION TO COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS WHEN RELEASED; OR THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE IS A LEADER OR ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN GANG OR ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES A JUVENILE OR AN ADULT ARREST OR INVESTIGATION FOR FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES.

2D NATURE OF OFFENSE – THE RECORD INDICATES THAT THE INMATE COMMITTED ONE OR MORE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS INDICATING A CONSCIOUS DISREGARD FOR THE LIVES, SAFETY, OR PROPERTY OF OTHERS; OR THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS ELEMENTS OF BRUTALITY, VIOLENCE, OR CONSCIOUS SELECTION OF VICTIM’S VULNERABILITY SUCH THAT THE INMATE POSES A CONTINUING THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY; OR THE RECORD INDICATES USE OF A WEAPON.

Next Parole Review Date
09/2016

Offense History:
Offense Date: 1986-03-05
Offense: MURDER W/DEADLY WPN
Sentence Date: 1986-09-08
County: SAN JACINTO
Case No.: 6314
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

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