Monsters Among Us: 4 men, including 2 teens, charged with the kidnapping and murder of Juan Jose Gotay


427 Partridge St, Elmira, NY

Male body found along Rt. 6 in Potter County
Chemung County man indicted for dismembering, killing male victim
21-Year Old Arrested in Disturbing Torture and Murder Case in Chemung County
Downstate man, Pittsburgh teen indicted in connection to Gotay torture-murder case
Chemung County Torture-Murder case: What we do and don’t know right now
Suspects in Chemung County torture-murder case connected to Ontario County torture investigation
Pittsburgh man charged in New York torture-murder case
Chemung County Torture-Murder case: Fourth person arrested only 16 during alleged killing
Indictments
4th suspect in Elmira torture-murder arrested in Georgia, arraigned in Chemung County
17-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Allegedly Helping Three Men Commit Grisly Torture and Murder
Teen Arrested For Alleged Role in Elmira Torture and Murder Case
Chemung County torture-murder: Here are the latest men to be charged in Juan Gotay killing
Fourth person arrested in connection to Elmira torture-murder case

Defendants
Malik Weems
Eddie Marte
Thomas Bovaird – motion hearing 10/22/2021
unnamed teen

INMATE INFORMATION

MALIK MAURCHE WEEMS
Age 18
Gender Male
Race White

Date of Birth Jan 16, 2003
ID Number 50921
Custody Status Date Apr 28, 2021 05:26 AM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Ontario County Jail
Book Date Apr 28, 2021 05:17 AM EDT

LOCATION
Ontario County Jail
74 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-1800

INMATE INFORMATION

EDDIE JOSEPH MARTE
Age 25
Gender Male
Race White

Date of Birth Nov 28, 1995
ID Number 50920
Custody Status Date Apr 28, 2021 04:55 AM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Ontario County Jail
Book Date Apr 28, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

LOCATION
Ontario County Jail
74 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-1800

INMATE INFORMATION

THOMAS EDWARD BOVAIRD
Age 21
Gender Male
Race White

Date of Birth Mar 02, 2000
ID Number 23292
Custody Status Date Sep 13, 2021 01:52 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Chemung County Jail
Book Date Sep 13, 2021 01:39 PM EDT

LOCATION
Chemung County Jail
203-209 William St.
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 737-2934

Monsters Among Us: 3 people have been charged with the gruesome murder of Roy Jaggers, whose body was found in Cathedral Canyon; State considering the death penalty


Roy Jaggers

Facebook: Roy Jaggers
Instagram: Roy Jaggers
gofundme: Help my family put my son to rest
Nye County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Man Killed in Cathedral Canyon, Arrests Three Suspects
Nye County Sheriff’s Office: 3 suspects tortured, threw victim off cliff in Cathedral Canyon
Las Vegas man was tortured for hours before canyon killing, records show
3 people arrested for torture, murder of Las Vegas man in Nye County
3 accused of kidnapping, torturing man before killing him in Cathedral Canyon
3 suspected of torturing, throwing man off cliff near Pahrump
Nevada Trio Tortures Neighbor for Hours Before Killing Him at Abandoned Roadside Attraction: Cops

Defendants
Heather Pate
Kevin Dent
Brad Alan Mehn

INMATE INFORMATION

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INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Ronald Tri Tran and Noel Jesse Plata tortured, robbed, then killed Linda Young Park during a home invasion; Both sentenced to death


Linda Young Park

Find-A-Grave: Linda Young Park
2 Charged in Brutal 1995 Killing
Killer apologizes before he is sentenced to death
Two get death in torture killing
Two sent to death row for ’95 killing of student
Condemned Inmate Noel Plata Dies
3rd Death Row Inmate To Die In A Week
Man Sentenced to Death for 1995 Torture Killing of OC Teen Dies in Prison
Noel Jesse Plata – California
Ronald Tri Tran – California Death Row

Defendants
Noel Jesse Plata – convicted, sentenced to death, died in prison 12/15/2020
Ronald Tri Tran – convicted, sentenced to death


Noel Jesse Plata

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name TRAN, RONALD TRI
CDCR Number G30920
Age 46
Admission Date 08/26/2008
Current Location San Quentin State Prison
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) CONDEMNED
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a death sentence and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration.

Deadly Babysitter: Gloria Fields tortured, sexually abused and beat to death 17-month-old Anthony Delgado as she babysat him; Sentenced to 23 years to life in prison


Anthony Delgado

Find-A-Grave: Anthony King Delgado-Taylor
Facebook: Remembering Baby Anthony Delgado
Source: ER Doctors Found Visible Signs Of Trauma On Staten Island Toddler
Babysitter Faces Murder, Sex Abuse Charges In Death Of Staten Island Toddler
Staten Island toddler Anthony Delgado dead; babysitter Gloria Fields charged with murder, cops say
Babysitter Tortured Staten Island Boy Who Died, Prosecutors Say
Babysitter Indicted For First-Degree Murder Of 17-Month-Old SI Boy
Gloria Fields: Babysitter Tortured, Sexually Abused Toddler Before His Death, Horrific Details Revealed During Trial
Video reveals accused babysitter’s chilling words: ‘I just wanted to inflict pain on something’
NYC Baby Sitter Who ‘Systematically’ Tortured 17-Month-Old Boy to Death Learns Prison Fate
Babysitter makes last-minute, first-degree murder plea in tot torture, sexual abuse case
A dead child… sickening charges… and a sadistic babysitter’s admission: How toddler torture case unfolded
Staten Island baby sitter who tortured, murdered 17-month-old boy gets 23 years to life
Courtroom cheers as killer babysitter sentenced to prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Identifying and Location Information
As of 07/16/21
DIN (Department Identification Number) 18G0401
Inmate Name FIELDS, GLORIA
Sex FEMALE
Date of Birth 02/08/1985
Race / Ethnicity BLACK
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility BEDFORD HILLS
Date Received (Original) 05/02/2018
Date Received (Current) 05/02/2018
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment RICHMOND

Crimes of Conviction

Crime MURDER 1ST
Class A1

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 07/16/21
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0023 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 02/21/2039
Earliest Release Type PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE
Parole Hearing Date 10/2038
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 02/21/2039
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expiration Date
Parole Board Discharge Date

Monsters Among Us: Arthur Carl Paiva , in a plot with 3 others, kidnapped, rapped and killed Janet Chandler as an act of revenge; All four sentenced to LWOP


Janet Chandler

Find-A-Grave: Janet Marie Chandler
More Arrests Made in 1979 Michigan Sex Slaying
Witness provides graphic details of final hours
Guilty verdicts in murder case cap emotional day
Janet Chandler’s killers mute at sentencing
Gang Rape, Murder and Justice in a Small Town
Arthur Paiva, ringleader in 1979 Janet Chandler murder, died of natural causes
Dateline NBC will air story on Janet Chandler murder May 23
Viewers respond to Chandler piece on ‘Dateline NBC,’ calling excuses ‘pathetic’
MI – Janet Chandler, 23, raped & murdered, Holland, 31 Jan 1979
Janet Chandler was raped and murdered in bitter revenge plot that took 28 years to solve
Arthur Paiva, ringleader in 1979 Janet Chandler murder, died of natural causes
Second man convicted in Janet Chandler murder case dies in prison
Janet Chandler, 22-years-old. Michigan woman is killed at a “surprise party” held for her by security guards, where she is raped and tortured to death. (From Reddit – Very good write up)

Podcasts
Crimes and ConsequencesEP38: The Surprise Party for Janet

Movies/Documentaries
Betrayed: Motel Hell
Dateline: Who Killed Janet Chandler?
Who Killed Janet Chandler?

Defendants
Arthur Carl Paiva – convicted, sentenced to LWOP, died in prison 2013
James Cleophus ‘Bubba’ Nelson – convicted, sentenced to LWOP, died in prison 2020
Freddie Bass Parker – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Anthony Robert Eugene Williams – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Laurie Ann Swank – pled guilty, sentenced to 10-20 years in prison, released 2018 (some best friend, huh?)
Robert Lynch – (leader) pled guilty, sentenced to 25-50 years in prison
Cheryl Ruiz – not charged


Arthur Carl Paiva

INMATE INFORMATION

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Deadly Duo: Robert Smothers and Samantha Johnson charged with the torture and murder of his childhood friend, Jeremy Lind


Jeremy Scott Lind

Jeremy Scott Lind obituary
Man found dead ‘as a result of foul play’ in alley near Taylor Boulevard, LMPD says
Officials identify man found dead in Jacobs neighborhood alley
Louisville family searches for answers after police discover man’s body in alley
Kidnapped man held naked and force-fed dog food in grisly killing, Kentucky cops say
Bond set at $1M for suspect in brutal torture, murder of childhood friend
‘ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING’: Suspects arrested after kidnappings, torture and murder of Louisville man
‘It’s like being in hell’: Mother of tortured murder victim says son was killed by childhood friend
Louisville man, woman charged in kidnapping, torture that led to man’s death
Louisville woman accused of kidnapping, torturing man before murder

Defendants
Robert Lee Smothers
Samantha Leigh Johnson

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name:SMOTHERS, ROBERT L
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 40
Location: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 463822
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 11/30/1980

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: JOHNSON, SAMANTHA L
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 31
Location: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
Race: African American
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 578996
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/03/1989
Additional Information:

Monsters Among Us: 3 men kidnapped, tortured and killed child actor Anthony Guest


Anthony Guest

Man Convicted of Murder in Torture-Slaying
Judge: Man Guilty in Torture Death
Man Convicted of Murder in Torture-Slaying
3rd Man convicted of 1st degree murder in ’96 torture case
Defendant Gets Life in Prison for Role in Torture-Slaying
Hawthorne man convicted of murder in burning death
Murderpedia: Spencer Brasure
State of California v Spencer Rawlins Brasure 2008 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Hawthorne murderer’s execution is upheld
Condemned Killer Of Former Child Actor Dies On San Quentin’s Death Row
Condemned killer of child actor dies in San Quentin
The 1996 Murder Torture of Anthony Guest

Defendants
Spencer Brasure – convicted, sentenced to death (died on death row 11/14/2019)
Billy Davis – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Matthew Ormsby – sentenced to 25 years to life in prison


Spencer Brasure

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name DAVIS, BILLY LYN
CDCR Number P61175
Age 42
Admission Date 11/24/1999
Current Location California Health Care Facility – Stockton
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name ORMSBY, MATTHEW RALPH
CDCR Number P07681
Age 39
Admission Date 01/31/2001
Current Location California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 01/2040
Parole Eligible Date Information
The Parole Eligible Date displayed above is subject to change.

The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. The inmate is eligible for a parole suitability hearing under the Elderly Parole Program once he or she is age 60 or older and has been incarcerated for 25 years. For more information on parole suitability hearings under the Elderly Parole Program, please visit the Board of Parole Hearings’ Elderly Parole Hearings Overview

Additional Information
VICTIM NOTIFICATION: Victims who would like to request notice and an opportunity to attend this inmate’s parole suitability hearing or who would like to request notice of this inmate’s release must register with CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services. For further information, or to inquire about court ordered restitution, please visit CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services website or call toll-free 1-877-256-6877

BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS: For more information about the Board of Parole Hearings, please visit the Board’s website

Monsters Among Us: Justin Eugene Thurber raped, tortured and killed Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm; Sentenced to death


Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm

Ark City man charged with murder of student
Jury recommends death penalty for Justin Thurber
Killer of Cowley County college student gets death penalty
Man on death row for rape, murder of Kansas woman appeals sentence
Man convicted for 2007 murder of Jodi Sanderholm appeals conviction
Kansas Supreme Court reviews death sentence for murderer of Arkansas City teen
Family of Jodi Sanderholm joins effort to oust four Supreme Court justices
Justin Thurber Sentenced to Death in 2007 Kansas Murder
Justin Eugene Thurber – Kansas Death Row
Inmate pens letter to editor

Movies/Documentaries
Your Worst Nightmare: Every Step You Take

INMATE INFORMATION

THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE (KDOC# 0093868)
Names
Name Type Name
Conviction THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE
True THURBER, JUSTIN EUGENE
Alias THURB,
Alias TMURDER,

Birthdate: Mar 14, 1983
Age: 34

Demographics
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Height 6′-2″
Weight 181
Gender Male
Race White

With Friends Like This…Lora Sinner’s “friends” beat and tortured her to death on a camping trip, listening to her beg for her life

15-Year-Old Charged With Murder Describes Women’s Torture, Death
Man Says He Convinced Slaying Victim to Die
Francisco Eric Rubio v Richard Kirkland, et al 2010 (habeas corpus denied)
After 13 years on death row, Redding man’s sentence overturned; guilty verdict stays
Officer talks attack as murderer’s death sentence overturned
Supreme Court overturns Redding man’s death penalty sentence
Redding man’s death penalty sentence overturned
The People of the State of California v Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. 2015 (conviction affirmed; sentence overturned)
Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. – California
The Murder of Lora Sinner in Redding, California

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Law of the Wild

Defendants
Paul Gordon Smith, Jr. – convicted, sentenced to death which was overturned, so he was sentenced to LWOP
Francisco Eric Rubio – pled guilty, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison
Lori Smith – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years to life in prison5
Amy S. – went through the juvenile justice system – 15 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: SMITH, PAUL GORDON
CDCR#: T75092
Age: 40
Admission Date: 12/06/2002
Current Location: Sacramento

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: RUBIO, FRANCISCO ERIC
CDCR#: T89385
Age: 38
Admission Date: 07/29/2003
Current Location: High Desert

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: SMITH, LORI DIANE
CDCR#: W97876
Age: 37
Admission Date: 02/05/2003
Current Location: Womens Facility

With Friends Like This…Dystiny Myers was tortured and killed by those she thought were her friends; Now they get to find new friends in prison for the rest of their lives


Dystiny Myers

Facebook: In Loving Memory of Dystiny Myers
Defendant pleads guilty in Dystiny Myers murder case
Prosecutor Says Defendant Praised Son for Murdering Santa Maria Teenager Dystiny Myers
Myers murder trial opens with gruesome photos
Gruesome death of teen Dystiny Myers is described by investigators
Details about killing of Dystiny Myers revealed in testimony
Mother, son found guilty in Dystiny Myers murder
Mother, Son Found Guilty of Murdering Santa Maria Teen
Ty Michael Hill Sentenced in 2010 CA Slaying of Dystiny Myers
Man serving life in prison for role in Dystiny Myers killing dies in custody
Dystiny Myers Murder Defendant’s Death in Prison Ruled a Suicide
Appeal denied for mother and son convicted of Dystiny Myers’ murder
The brutal Murder of Dystiny Myers

Movies/Documentaries
Murder Among Friends: Date with Dystiny
Deadly Women: Cold As Ice

Defendants
Rhonda Maye Wisto – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Cody Lane Miller – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP; committed suicide in prison
Ty Michael Hill – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Jason Adam Greenwell – pled guilty, sentenced to LWOP
Frank Jacob York – convicted, sentenced to LWOP


Cody Lane Miller

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: WISTO, RHONDA MAYE
CDCR#: WE6574
Age: 54
Admission Date: 05/16/2013
Current Location: Womens Facility

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: HILL, TY MICHAEL
CDCR#: AN3417
Age: 34
Admission Date: 01/25/2013
Current Location: RJ Donovan

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: GREENWELL, JASON ADAM
CDCR#: AP5598
Age: 27
Admission Date: 06/21/2013
Current Location: Chino

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name: YORK, FRANK JACOB
CDCR#: AP2750
Age: 26
Admission Date: 05/17/2013
Current Location: Kern Valley

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