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This Day In Crime History: Oct. 30, 1968: Actor Ramon Novarro was killed by brothers, Paul and Thomas Ferguson


Ramon Novarro

Find-A-Grave: Ramon Novarro
IMDb: Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro Writes Book On 50 Years In Films
Ramon Novarro Murderer; Last Of Silent Film Lovers
Ramon Novarro, Matinee Idol, Slain
Novarro memories lure throng of fans
Clues Few In Ramon Novarro Murder
2 Brothers Held In Ramon Novarro Murder
Man Charged With Murder Of Ramon Navaro
2 Convicted For Slaying Of Novarro
Men Convicted of Slaying Ramon Novarro
Ferguson Gets Life Term In Novarro Murder Case
Slayer Gets Life in Death of Novarro
Murderpedia: Paul Ferguson
Silent Forever: The Murder of Ramon Novarro
Wikipedia: Ramon Novarro
Find-A-Grave: Thomas Scott Ferguson

Books
Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro: A Biography of the Silent Film Idol, 1899-1968; With a Filmography


             Paul and Thomas Ferguson

This Day In History: Jeremy McLean murder in Longview, WA


Jeremy McLean

William Vance Reagan Jr. – LWOP
Victoria Louise Gatti – 5 years in prison
Patrick Wade Jackson – 1 year in jail for helping Reagan after the fact

(Thank you Whitney for the picture of Jeremy. I have been unable to find a picture of of Patrick Wade Jackson.)

Cowlitz County Press Releases
Portland Police Arrest Person Of Interest in Longview Homicide
Motor home possibly used in murder of Longview man, police say
Court papers detail woman’s alleged role in covering up McLean murder
Breaking news: McLean murder investigation leads to third arrest
Hearing postponed for suspected accomplice in McLean murder
Longview man pleads guilty to aiding murderer
Gatti gets 5 years for her role in McLean murder
Longview man gets one year for helping murderer flee


William Vance Reagan Jr.
Victoria Louise Gatti

This Day In History: Lawson Family murder 12/25/1929 Stokes County, NC

Victims
Charlie Lawson (husband, father, shooter)
Fannie Lawson, 37 (wife, mother)
Marie Lawson, 17
Carrie Lawson, 12
Maybell Lawson,  7
James Lawson, 4
Raymond Lawson, 2
Mary Lou Lawson, 4 months

Only son, Arthur, 16, survived, as he was in town when it happened.

Christmas Murders and the Lawson Christmas Massacre (a very good post on this)
Wikipedia: Charlie Lawson
Lawson Family Massacre
Stokes Folks Recall Holiday Murder
Revisiting a North Carolina tragedy
A MySpace about the documentary

Books
White Christmas-Bloody Christmas: Finally the True Story of the Lawson Family Murders of Christmas Day

Movies/Documentaries
A Christmas Family Tragedy (I have this DVD and recommend it – very nicely done)
A Christmas Family Tragedy (Amazon.com – to purchase DVD)

The Ballad of the Lawson Family:

Joseph Felkner murder 11/10/2008 Brownwood, TX *Stevie Ray Puente has been arrested and charged with his murder*

joseph-felkner
      Joseph Felkner

Murder charges filed in Brownwood death
Fugitive in shooting captured

This Day in Crime History: Roland Jenkins and Eduardo Ballestero murders in 2005 in Reddick, FL


        Alisha Williams at her sentencing

Defendants
Alisha Williams
Davon White
[Eduardo Ballestero was actually an alleged participant]

I could not find pictures of either victim

Two die in shooting, Sheriff’s Office says botched robbery to blame
Prisoner says he’s solely to blame in deadly shootings
Jury: Williams guilty of murder, manslaughter, armed robbery
Ocala woman gets life sentence for second-degree murder

OFFENDER INFORMATION


DC Number: 129527
Name: WHITE, DAVON K
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birth Date: 11/09/1981
Initial Receipt Date: 09/26/2007
Current Facility: GRACEVILLE C.F.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: 07/27/2045
(Release Date subject to change pending gain time award, gain time forfeiture, or review. A ‘TO BE SET’ Release Date is to be established pending review.)

——————————————————————————–
Aliases:
DAVON K WHITE DAVON KAHEEL WHITE
DAVON KAHEEN WHITE

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK TRIBAL
TATTOO LEFT ARM TRIBAL DOG
TATTOO LEFT HAND D
TATTOO NECK SHIVONE
TATTOO RIGHT ARM RIP CROSS DAVON
TATTOO RIGHT HAND SHIVONE
TATTOO RIGHT LEG PAW

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
08/08/2005 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 09/11/2007 MARION 0503032 40Y 0M 0D
08/08/2005 2ND DEG.MURD,DANGEROUS ACT 09/11/2007 MARION 0503032 40Y 0M 0D
08/08/2005 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN(ATTEMPTED) 09/11/2007 MARION 0503032 40Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
09/26/2007 Currently Incarcerated

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: U10432
Name: WILLIAMS, ALISHA C
Race: BLACK
Sex: FEMALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’05”
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/22/1981
Initial Receipt Date: 04/25/2008
Current Facility: HOMESTEAD C.I.
Current Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: SENTENCED TO LIFE

——————————————————————————–
Aliases:
ALISHA WILLIAMS ALISHA C WILLIAMS
ALISHA CASANDRA WILLIAMS ALISHA CASSANDRA WILLIAMS
ALISHA CRASANDRA WILLIAMS

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO BACK CHINESE LETTERS
TATTOO NECK LISHA

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
08/08/2005 SECOND DEG.MURDER,COMM.OF FELO 04/22/2008 MARION 0503032 SENTENCED TO LIFE
08/08/2005 HOMICIDE,MANSL.CUL.NEGLI 04/22/2008 MARION 0503032 15Y 0M 0D
08/08/2005 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN(ATTEMPTED) 04/22/2008 MARION 0503032 15Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
04/25/2008 Currently Incarcerated

Virginia Tech: A year later *We will prevail*

Va. Tech begins day of mourning a year after mass shooting
Va. Tech Gathers to Mourn Those Killed in Shooting
A Year Later, Va. Tech Is Still Healing
My Return to Virginia Tech, One Year Later
Life at Virginia Tech a year later
Teddy bears, lab goggles, letters remember Virginia Tech victims
Va. Tech more secure a year after massacre
Virginia Tech ceremony reminds thousands of the 32 lost
A Living Memorial After Virginia Tech

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This Day in History: Claire Joyce Tempongko murder 10/22/2000 San Francisco, CA *Boyfriend, Tare Beltran Chuc, convicted; Sentenced to 16 years to life in prison*

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Claire Joyce Tempongko

The Murder of Claire Tempongko
When Help Fails
Domestic Violence Homicides: Case Studies Claire Joyce Tempongko
One Woman’s Death: One Community’s Respond
Tentative deal in domestic violence case / Family would get $500,000 settlement in slaying of woman in Richmond District
Man faces charges in 2000 killing
Tari Ramirez, wanted in the stabbing of a former girlfriend, was found in Mexico and will appear in S.F. court today
Teenager testifies about seeing mother killed
Man sentenced for stabbing near kids
San Francisco man sentenced for killing ex-girlfriend in front of kids
Murder verdict reinstated in abuse case
California Supreme Court rejects appeal on Tempongko domestic violence murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: BETRANCHUC, TARE NICOLAS
CDCR#: G47484
Age: 44
Admission Date: 02/04/2009
Current Location: San Quentin

This Day in History: Serial Killer Jake “Tacoma Ax-Killer” Bird execution 1949 Walla Walla, WA

Victims
Bertha Kludt, 53 [10/30/1947 Tacoma, WA]
Beverly June Kludt, 17 [10/30/1947 Tacoma, WA]
believed to be more, between 12-46 victims

Find-A-Grave: Bertha Eckert Kludt
Find-A-Grave: Beverly June Kludt
Police capture serial killer Jake Bird after he murders two Tacoma women on October 30, 1947.
Jake Bird is hanged for the murder of two Tacoma women on July 15, 1949.
Police capture serial killer Jake Bird after he murders two Tacoma women on October 30, 1947.
Jake Bird Pays for Crime On State Prison Gallows
crimeZZZ.net
The Wacky World of Murder: Jake Bird
Murderpedia: Jake Bird
Wikipedia: Jake Bird
Find-A-Grave: Jake Bird

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Jake Bird mugshot

This Day in History: Steven Vance Brown murder 3/23/1981 Falkner, MS

Miskelley v. State, 480 So.2d 1104 (Miss., 1985)
Parole may only be weeks off
Tammy Glissen Nance geneology – shows she has been married twice and has 2 children
Thomas Glissen (father’s obituary – almost bottom of the page) shows Tammy now lives in Columbus, OH

Movies/Documentaries
Desperate For Love

This Day in History: Roger Myers murder 3/2/1978 Willow Springs, IL *Stabbed to death by Jerry Kavinsky, after Jerry and his friends broke into his home*

roger-myersThe crime:

On the morning of March 2, 1978, defendant told Metzger of a burglary he had committed on the prior night. A defense mistrial motion based on this testimony was denied. Metzger then described how defendant, himself, and three others (Pennock, Owens, and Garcia) had set out to commit burglaries. The first attempt was abandoned when movement was seen inside the target apartment. The second attempt ended when the resident came to the door. Defense counsel’s objection to this testimony was overruled.Metzger’s testimony then centered upon the Myers occurrence. Defendant apparently called the Myers apartment and believed that no one was home. The group drove to the apartment and broke in through the back door. As they went through the house, Metzger found Roger hiding under a bed. Informed of Roger’s presence, defendant decided that it would be necessary to kill Roger in order to prevent him from going to the police. Roger was taken to the car in which defendant and the others had come. The group drove to the school of defendant’s girlfriend, intending to inject “tic” into Roger “to DOA him.” Defendant’s girlfriend did not have any of the drug, and defendant rejected her suggestion that they try to buy Roger’s silence. The group then left the school, and Metzger was dropped off. Four days later, defendant told Metzger that everything went as planned and that Roger was dead. Asked how he had killed Roger, defendant responded with an apparent stabbing gesture.

‘If he answered the phone…’
Youth denies taking part in boy’s slaying
Westmont youth guilty in stabbing death of boy
WLS Channel 7 news (at 7:15)
Jerry Kavinsky appeal 1
Jerry Kavinsky appeal 2
Jesus Garcia appeal
Kavinsky confession
Slain boy cried
Jerry Kavinsky sentencing
Owens & Garcia Verdict
Jerry Kavinsky gets a Bachelor’s Degree while in prison

Defendants:
Jerry Lynn Kavinsky [convicted of murder/kidnapping; 40 years in prison; released and did his parole in NC]
Donald Patrick Owens
Jesus Garcia [acquitted of murder; convicted of kidnapping; 15 years in prison]
Dean Metzger – pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison
Paul Pennock

INMATE INFORMATION
(parole)

JERRY KAVINSKY
Offender Number: 0578847
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 04/23/1962
Age: 54

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