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Monsters Among Us: Rosendo Rodriguez raped and killed Joanna Rogers and Summer Baldwin then stuffed their bodies in suitcases; Sentenced to death

Victims
Joanna Kathryn Rogers, 16 [5/4/2004]
Summer Lee Baldwin, 29 [9/13/2005]

Find-A-Grave: Joanna Kathryn Rogers
Find-A-Grave: Summer Lee Baldwin
Mother Agonizes Over Missing Teen
Six year anniversary of the disappearance of Joanna Rogers
Baldwin possibly alive when stuffed in suitcase, put in Lubbock Dumpster
Rosendo Rodriguez Guilty on Two Counts Of Capital Murder
Rosendo Rodriguez Moved to Tears During Punishment Testimony
They pieced together a puzzle, and a disturbing picture emerged
Rosendo Rodriguez III v State of Texas 2011 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Judge recommends ‘Suitcase Killer’ Rodriguez’s latest appeal be denied
Man condemned for killing Lubbock woman loses federal appeal
Rosendo Rodriguez III – Texas Death Row
TX – Summer Baldwin, 29, raped & murdered, Lubbock, 13 Sept 2005

Movies/Documentaries
Forensic Files: Seeing Red
Solved: Gone But Not Forgotten

INMATE INFORMATION

Name Rodriguez III, Rosendo
TDCJ Number 999534
Date of Birth 03/26/1980
Date Received 05/14/2008
Age (when Received) 28
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12th Grade
Date of Offense 09/13/2005
Age (at the time of Offense) 25
County Lubbock
Race Hispanic
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Height 5 ft 08 in
Weight 198
Eye Color Brown
Native County Wichita
Native State TX
Prior Occupation
Food Service, Office Clerk.

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On 09/13/2005 in Lubbock County, Texas, a 29 year old white female body was found deceased in a suitcase. The subject had sexually assaulted the victim and then caused death by striking the victim with or against a hard object and then choking the victim. This also resulted in the death of the victim’s 5 week old fetus. The subject was arrested by the Lubbock Police Department.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
29 year old white female.

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Deadly Wives: Janice Bonnell killed her husband, Brett Bonnell for the insurance money; Sentenced to 45 years in prison


Brett Bonnell

Brett Bonnell obituary
Wife and her sister charged in husbands murder
Wife indicted in husbands death
Wife pleads guilty to killing husband
Wife pleads guilty to killing husband

Movies/Documentaries
Fatal Vows: Love in Flames

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08214560
TDCJ Number: 01535831
Name: BONNELL, JANICE LOUISE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1963-01-13
Maximum Sentence Date: 2053-06-28
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2053-06-28
Parole Eligibility Date: 2030-12-28

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2008-04-24
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2008-10-23
County: CALHOUN
Case No.: 208-08-6797110240
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 45-00-00

Deadly Wives: Frances Hall killed her husband, Bill Hall, in a road rage incident – an act of “sudden passion”; Sentenced to 2 years in prison


Bill Hall Jr

Bill Hall Jr obituary
Murder trial witness: husband had cheated for three years when flung from his Harley
9 shocking revelations from the Frances Hall murder trial
Convicted of murder, widow insists she didn’t kill San Antonio trucking tycoon husband
Mistress’ testimony debunked in murder trial of Frances Hall
Hall to serve 2 years for husband’s murder jury called ‘crime of sudden passion’
Convicted San Antonio widow gets lightest possible sentence for killing husband
Slain multimillionaire’s mistress says she forgives his wife
48 Hours: Weighing morality in a murder case


Bonnie Contreras – the mistress

Movies/Documentaries
48 Hours: Driven to Extremes

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 50374492
TDCJ Number: 02087663
Name: HALL,FRANCES ARCELIE
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1963-07-06
Maximum Sentence Date: 2018-09-07
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: 2018-09-07
Parole Eligibility Date: 2018-09-07

Deadly Neighbors: Raul Rodriguez shot & killed his neighbor, Kelly Danaher for playing his music too loud; Sentenced to life n prison


Kelly Danaher

Self-Defense or Murder? What Drove Man to Kill Neighbor
Widow of man shot by neighbor over party breaks down on witness stand
Prosecutors Take Another Shot at “Stand Your Ground” Case
Self-defense at issue in murder trial
Man convicted in ‘stand your ground’ murder retrial
Houston man found guilty for second time in teacher’s murder
Rodriguez gets life sentence in ‘stand your ground’ trial
Raul Rodriguez, Texas man, gets 40 years in prison for fatally shooting neighbor after claiming ‘stand your ground’ defense
TX – Kelly Danaher, 36, shot to death, Huffman, 2 May 2010
Kelly Danaher, Raul Rodriguez: Murder On ’Fear Thy Neighbor’ Episode ‘Neighbors And A Dead End’

Movies/Documentaries
20/20: Nasty Neighbors
Fear Thy Neighbor: Neighbors on a Dead End

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08593029
TDCJ Number: 02037848
Name: RODRIGUEZ, RAUL
Race: H
Gender: M
DOB: 1965-08-17
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Current Facility: COFFIELD
Projected Release Date: LIFE SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2043-02-11

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-05-02
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2015-11-24
County: HARRIS
Case No.: 134837201010
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 9999-99-99

Parents Gone Wild! Kenisha Eronda Berry killed one of her babies and tried to kill another one

From Berry appeal: Appellant was indicted for the murder of an individual under six years of age.   The evidence at trial showed that in the early morning hours of November 29, 1998, Roy Black discovered the victim’s body while he and his wife, Ima, were looking for aluminum cans in a dumpster at an apartment complex in Beaumont, Texas.   Roy found the deceased male infant inside a trash bag with duct tape over his mouth.   His arms were secured across his chest with duct tape and there was fecal matter inside the trash bag.   Ima alerted the police and named the infant “Baby Hope.”

The case remained unsolved until the summer of 2003, when Debbie Beavers of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was investigating another case involving appellant.   During the course of the investigation, appellant took Beavers to the dumpster where Baby Hope had been found.   Beavers brought this to the attention of Beaumont police officer John Boles, who had appellant’s fingerprints compared to those found on the duct tape and trash bag.   A latent palm print on the trash bag matched appellant’s right palm.   A latent fingerprint on a piece of duct tape matched appellant’s left index finger.   DNA testing of the victim’s blood and appellant’s oral swabs indicated a 99.98% probability that appellant was the mother of the victim.

On June 27, 2003, Child Protective Services (CPS) worker Tracy Rideaux met with appellant, who was in jail on another charge.   At that time, appellant had an infant daughter named Paris, who was in the care of CPS. She also had a nine-year-old daughter named Jasmine, a seven-year-old daughter named Keerstan, and a three-year-old son named Joskin.   Rideaux testified that appellant’s infant daughter was fathered by a man named Leonard Carrier and her three older children were fathered by a man named Joskin Love. At the first jail meeting, Rideaux and appellant discussed the removal of Jasmine, Keerstan, and Joskin, and the potential for a family placement.   Rideaux met with appellant in jail again on July 10, 2003, after appellant had been charged with capital murder in the death of her son Malachi, known to authorities as Baby Hope. Rideaux asked appellant if her family knew anything about Malachi or other hidden pregnancies, because their knowledge would affect the placement of appellant’s children.   Appellant told Rideaux that “she knew how to hide a pregnancy” and her weight fluctuated a lot. She stated that “her family had absolutely nothing to do with Baby Hope or what was going on.”   She revealed that she gave birth to Malachi at home in her apartment, that it was an “easy delivery,” and that he was “fine” when he was born.   She went to the store and purchased a bottle and some formula after his birth.   Her other children were with a relative at the time of his birth, and when the children returned home, she explained that “she was keeping a friend’s baby.”   She did not give Rideaux any details about the duct tape other than acknowledging that she had duct tape “lying around the house.”   She did not confess that she killed Malachi, but stated that she borrowed her grandmother’s car, placed the infant, “which was already inside the trash bag,” in the trunk, and transported him to a dumpster without anyone’s knowledge.   She stated that “the baby was not kicking or moving” when she put him in the dumpster.

Appellant testified at trial that she did not kill her baby.   She knew that she was pregnant in 1998, but she did not know how far along she was in her pregnancy.   The father of the baby was a man named Nicholas Beard.   She did not tell her family or anyone else about her pregnancy.   She gave birth at home by herself and named the infant Malachi.   He appeared to be healthy when he was born, and she fed him milk from a bottle.   His nose started running the next day, and she went to the store that morning to buy milk.   When she returned from the store, he was still asleep on the bed in her bedroom.   She lay on the couch to watch television and later checked on him because she was concerned that he had not yet awakened.   When she went into the bedroom, he was “limp” and was not moving or breathing.   She realized that he was dead, but did not call for help because she was “scared” and did not know “if it was against the law to have a baby at home.”   She put duct tape over his arms because they were stiff and sticking out and she “wanted them in front of him.”   She put duct tape over his mouth because it bothered her that his mouth was open.   She left her apartment with Malachi in a bag and later placed him in a dumpster.

The prosecutor questioned appellant on cross-examination regarding her infant daughter Paris.   Appellant acknowledged that she hid her pregnancy with Paris, but avoided answering the prosecutor’s questions about whether she had abandoned Paris on the side of a road.

Forensic pathologist Tommy Brown had performed the autopsy on Baby Hope and estimated that he was two to five days old.   Duct tape had been used to cover his mouth and to constrain his arms around his abdomen, and he had been placed inside a plastic trash bag.   His stomach contained a “milk-like product,” which indicated that he had been fed before death, and there was fecal matter inside the plastic trash bag.   He had “petechiae of the pleural surfaces of the lung,” which was consistent with oxygen deprivation.   The combination of being duct taped and covered with a plastic trash bag was also consistent with oxygen deprivation.   Brown observed no indications of an infection or sudden-infant-death syndrome.   He determined that the infant “died from asphyxia due to smothering,” and he ruled the death a homicide.   Brown opined that the infant was still alive when he was placed in the plastic trash bag, and “as the baby died, then there was a large release of fecal material from the rectum.”   The lividity on the anterior and posterior sides of the body led him to conclude that the infant was lying on his stomach when he died and that after he was discovered he was turned over and placed on his back for a short period of time.

Victims
Malachi Berry, 4 days old (Ba[11/29/1998]
Parris Berry, [6/2003]

Abandoned babies linked to mother
Woman accused of abandoning babies
Trial of woman accused of smothering baby set to begin
Kenisha Berry Killed One Infant and Attempted to Kill Another
Kenisha Berry faces new charges for second infant
Texas High Court Dismisses Woman’s Death Sentence As Unsupported by the Evidence
Kenisha Eronda Berry v State of Texas 2007 (conviction affirmed; sentenced overturned, changed to life in prison)
Murderpedia: Kenisha Eronda Berry
Excerpt from “Women and Capital Punishment in the United States”

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 06977155
TDCJ Number: 01464493
Name: BERRY, KENISHA
Race: B
Gender: F
DOB: 1972-12-26
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE SENTENCE
CUMULATIVE OFFENSES
Current Facility: MURRAY
Projected Release Date: NOT AVAILABLE
Parole Eligibility Date: 2044-02-18

Deadly Duo: Duane Allen Haley and Judy Ann Britton robbed and killed Hamadi Swei on Christmas 2010; Both sentenced to prison


3100 block of West Normandale St

Cops: Valley knifers kill man on Christmas Day
2 Arrested in 5 Month Old Murder Case
Couple arrested in Virginia in Fort Worth slaying
Virginia man gets life for Christmas slaying
Duane Allen Haley v State of Texas 2013 (conviction and sentence affirmed)

Movies/Documentaries
Love Kills: We Were Like Fire

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 08907655
TDCJ Number: 01788854
Name: HALEY,DUANE ALLEN
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1964-05-04
Maximum Sentence Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Current Facility: BILL CLEMENTS
Projected Release Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
Parole Eligibility Date: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-12-25
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-05-24
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1242262D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 5555-55-55

INMATE INFORMATION

SID Number: 04183940
TDCJ Number: 01793645
Name: BRITTON,JUDY ANN
Race: W
Gender: F
DOB: 1967-04-08
Maximum Sentence Date: 2051-06-05
Current Facility: CHRISTINA MELTON CRAIN UNIT
Projected Release Date: 2051-06-05
Parole Eligibility Date: 2031-06-05

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2010-12-25
Offense: MURDER
Sentence Date: 2012-06-19
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1242263D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD): 40-00-00

Psycho For Love: Keith Cornell Haynes charged with the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Kenishia Walker


Kenishia Walker

Kenishia Walker tribute
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Arlington mother found shot to death was pregnant with baby boy
Arlington Murder Victim Was Seven Months Pregnant, Mother Says
Mother of slain pregnant Arlington mom: Shooter likely knew her
Slain Mother Found by Her Son was Pregnant: Medical Examiner
Man Arrested in Death of Pregnant Arlington Woman
Man arrested in slaying of ex-girlfriend, unborn child works for Dallas County Sheriff’s Department


Keith Cornell Haynes

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