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Child Serial Killer: David Eliot Penton

Christi Meeks and Nydra Ross

Victims
His 2-month-old son
Christi Lynn Meeks, 5
Christie Diane Proctor, 9 (no picture)
Nydra Ross, 9
Roxann Hope Reyes, 3 (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Christi Lynn Meeks
Find-A-Grave: Roxann Hope Reyes
Roxann Hope Reyes
Jailed child killer serving sentence in Toledo eyed in Texas case
Man charged in area girls’ deaths
Girl’s killer extradited to Texas
Ohioan may face execution in Texas
Former Fort Hood soldier indicted in old slayings
Ohio inmate gets life in killings of 3 Texas girls
N. Texas mother finds peace decades after daughter’s murder
Murderpedia: David Eliot Penton
Serial Killer: David Penton
Photo Gallery for Bogeyman
Cold cases solved: ‘Bogeyman’ tells girls’ murder tale

Books
Bogeyman (very good book)

Movies/Documentaries
Most Evil: Predators

INMATE INFORMATION

DavidPenton prison mug

DAVID E PENTON
Number: A245242 Inmate Photo
DOB: 02/09/1958
Gender: Male
Race: White
Admission Date: 05/24/1991
Institution: Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
Status: INCARCERATED

Offense Information
KIDNAPPING Counts: 1 ORC: 2905.01 3
Committing County: Marion Admission Date: 05/24/1991 Degree of Felony: A1
AGG MURDER Counts: 1 ORC: 2903.01 3
Committing County: Marion Admission Date: 05/24/1991 Degree of Felony: AM

Sentence Information
Indefinite Sentence Min: 40 years
Indefinite Sentence Max: Life Sentence
Expiration of Max Sentence: Life Sentence

Parole Hearing Information
Next Parole Board Hearing/Review Month: March, 2027
Latest Parole Board Hearing/Review Type & Results: FIRST HEARING

Serial Killer: Martin Gonzalez Escamilla

Escamilla victimsFrom Escamilla’s appeal:

Sylvia Garcia Appellant married Sylvia Garcia in Monclova, Mexico, in May 1994. She was forty-four and divorced from her first husband. Appellant moved to Austin late that year, and Garcia followed in March 1995. Garcia telephoned her daughter in Monclova almost daily, and seemed nervous and unhappy. The last call to her daughter came on June 8, which also was when Garcia’s last letter was received. Garcia was last seen at the Austin residence she shared with appellant on June 24, 1995. Appellant moved from this residence the following day, taking all the furnishings he and Garcia had brought to it.

Human skeletal remains were found in a nearby vacant lot in late September 1995, but the body was not positively identified until 2000, when DNA tests confirmed that the remains were those of Sylvia Garcia. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the skull, which had multiple fractures.

Maria Flores

Maria Flores, a native of Panama, moved to Austin in 1994 with two of her children. She met appellant in 1998 when she was fifty-three, and soon began living with him. Flores’s daughter testified that appellant was a jealous man and was physically abusive to her mother. Flores worked at two jobs and was forced to give all her money to appellant. Flores, accompanied by appellant, left for work on May 20, 1998, and never returned. Flores’s daughter said that appellant appeared nervous when she asked him if he knew the whereabouts of her mother. Appellant reported Flores’s disappearance to the police, but the case was closed in June 1998.

Maria Flores’s skeletal remains were found in a field in southeast Austin on November 22, 1999. The medical examiner found evidence of at least fifteen blunt force injuries to the head and face caused by an object such as a hammer.

Olivia Estrada

Olivia Estrada, who was fifty-four years old, met appellant at a dance hall in 1998 and formed a relationship with him. Appellant proved to have a violent temper, and Estrada told her doctor that appellant threatened to choke her if she tried to leave him. Estrada was afraid to call the police, fearing it would provoke appellant to greater violence. Estrada’s family grew increasingly concerned for her safety, and in October 1998 urged her to obtain a restraining order against appellant. They also devised a plan by which members of the family would be with Estrada when she broke up with appellant.

Estrada’s daughter called the police on October 29, 1998, after Estrada did not answer her telephone for two days and family members found her house unoccupied. Estrada’s hall carpet was soaked with water, and blood spatters were found on a bedroom doorframe, in the hallway, and on the kitchen door. Blood and a ring belonging to Estrada were found in the carport, next to her car.

Olivia Estrada’s skeletal remains were found in a field in Bastrop County on October 18, 1999. The skull showed evidence of blunt force trauma to the forehead and just above the right eye. Estrada had also been shot in the back of the head.

Appellant was arrested for the kidnapping of Olivia Estrada in November 1998. Further police investigation connected him to Sylvia Garcia and Maria Flores. Appellant was indicted for capital murder after the bodies of the three women were found and identified.

Victims
Sylvia Victoria Garcia Gonzalez, 44 (his wife) [6/24/1995]
Olivia Estrada, 54
Maria Gladys Flores, 53 [5/1998]

Murderpedia: Martin Gonzalez Escamilla
Serial Killer: Gonzales, Martin Escamilla
Martin Gonzalez a/k/a Martin Gonzalez Escamilla v The State of Texas

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Saving Face

INMATE INFORMATION

Martin Gonzalez Escamilla

SID Number: 06557232
TDCJ Number: 01007705
Name: GONZALEZ,MARTIN
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1952-11-15
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2038-10-22

Offense History
Offense Date: 1995-06-24
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2000-08-28
County: TRAVIS
Case No.: 996134
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Monsters Among Us: Vaughn Ross killed Douglas Birdsall and Viola Ross McVade after an argument

Viola McVade and Doug Birdsall
Viola McVade and Doug Birdsall

Find-A-Grave: Douglas George Birdsall
Find-A-Grave: Viola Leanne Ross McVade
Former student convicted in deaths of dean, woman
Dean’s killer given death
Vaughn Ross v Rick Thaler (habeas corpus denied)
Blood, sweat and shells led police to Vaughn Ross
Convicted murderer Vaughn Ross executed>
Texas Execution Information Center: Vaughn Ross
Vaughn Ross #1340
Former Texas Tech student Vaughn Ross executed for brutal 2001 double-slay, last words were ‘I don’t fear death’
Murderpedia: Vaughn Ross
Wikipedia: Vaughn Ross
Offender Information: Ross, Vaughn

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Shattered Dreams

INMATE INFORMATION

Final/Last Words:
“Who are they? I know this is hard for y’all, but we are going to have to go through it. You know I don’t fear death. I know we weren’t expecting this, but this is what it is. We know the lies that were told against me in court. We know it’s not true. I want y’all to be strong and keep going.”

Vaughn Ross

Name Ross, Vaughn
TDCJ Number 999429
Date of Birth 09/04/1971
Date Received 10/01/2002
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 01/31/2001
Age (at the time of Offense) 29
County Lubbock
Race Black
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 150
Eye Color Brown
Native County Saint Louis
Native State Missouri
Prior Occupation Architecture Design, Clerical

Prior Prison Record
n/a

Summary of Incident
On 01/31/2001, in Lubbock, Ross shot and killed an 18 year old black female and a 53 year old white male. The bodies of the victims were found in a car in a ravine.

Co-Defendants
n/a

Race and Gender of Victim
black female, white male

Dunce’s Corner: Martin Garza Gonzales decided it was okay to drink and drive, but he killed two people – NOT okay

remembering the victims

Victims
Clarence Duggan
Anna Duggan

Drunk driver gets 40 years for deaths
Man gets maximum jail terms for auto wreck that killed two

INMATE INFORMATION

dunce1

SID Number: 04279352
TDCJ Number: 01081870
Name: GONZALES,MARTIN GARZA
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1972-08-14
Maximum Sentence Date: 2021-10-11
Current Facility: ROACH
Projected Release Date: 2021-10-11
Parole Eligibility Date: 2011-10-11

Parole Review Information:
Last Parole Decision
Denied on 08/20/2013

NEXT REVIEW (08/2015)- Deny favorable parole action and set for next review.
Denial reason(s): 1D, 2D, 3D, 10D

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

10D OTHER – OTHER.

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.

3D DRUG OR ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT – THE RECORD INDICATES EXCESSIVE DRUG OR ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT WHICH INCLUDES POSSESSION, USE OR DELIVERY IN THE INSTANT OFFENSE OR CRIMINAL HISTORY.

Next Parole Review Date
08/2015

Gonzales offense history

Parents Gone Wild! Willie Louis Jackson III on trial for the murder of his 16-month-old son, LaMarcus Green

child abuse prevention

Conroe man charged in son’s death
Conroe fatal child abuse trial to begin in Montgomery County
Trial begins for Conroe man charged in death of toddler-son

Willie Jackson
Willie Louis Jackson III

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

Monsters Among Us: Jerry Walter “Animal” McFadden killed 3 people; Executed on 10/14/1999

McFadden victims

Victims
Suzanne Denise Harrison, 18
Bryan Drew Boone, 19
Gena Lee Turner, 20
Rosalie Williams (Turner), 24 (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Gena Lee Turner
Largest manhunt in Texas happened 25 years ago
Texas Murder Suspect Recaptured After 2 Days
Texas manhunt snares ‘Animal’ after two days
Jerry McFadden v Gary L Johnson 1999 (habeas corpus denied)
JERRY WALTER MCFADDEN SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED
Texas Executes ‘Animal’ for Rape-Killing of Cheerleader
Texas Execution Information Center: Jerry McFadden
Murderpedia: Jerry Walter McFadden
Former dispatcher recalls being taken hostage by escaped inmate, ensuing manhunt 25 years ago

Movies/Documentaries
They Call Him Animal

INMATE INFORMATION

JerryMcFadden mugs

No last statement

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