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Monsters Among Us: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr killed at least 4 people in Idaho and Washington; Sentenced to death

Victims
Rita Drury, 51 [3/16/1985 WA]
John Jones, 31 [3/30/1985 WA]
Alberta Herndon, 58 [7/26/1985 ID]
Del Dean Herndon, 37 [7/26/1985 ID]

Find-A-Grave: Berta Louise Herndon
Find-A-Grave: Del Dean Herndon
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v State of Idaho 2008 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
State of Washington v Gerald Pizzuto Jr 1989 (convictions and sentences affirmed)
Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr v Keith Yordy 2020 (habeas corpus denied)
Judge issues death warrant for Idaho death row inmate Gerald Pizzuto
Idaho sets June execution date for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr.
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Idaho death row inmate Pizzuto asks state for clemency
Idaho death row inmate asks Supreme Court to stop execution
Murderpedia: Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr

Defendants
Gerald Pizzuto Jr – convicted of all 4 murders, sentenced to death in Idaho, scheduled for June 2, 2021
John Theodore Rodewald – pled guilty, sentenced to 41 months in prison, testified for State; Incarcerated in CA for unrelated crimes

INMATE INFORMATION

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name RODEWALD, JOHN THEODORE
CDCR Number F71839
Age 62
Admission Date 05/02/2007
Current Location California Health Care Facility – Stockton
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 01/2019
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 as an indeterminately-sentenced nonviolent offender under Proposition 57.

Murder In The Family: James Claude Gates killed his son-in-law, Mark Leland; Sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter


Mark Leland

Glendora man fatally shot in Washington state; father-in-law charged
Notorious Portland child-killer Michele Gates’ husband fatally shot; her dad accused
Father of Portland child killer Michele Dee Gates accused of shooting her husband in Stevens County
72-year-old Spokane man arrested after shooting south of Colville
Father-in-law pleads guilty to killing Glendora man in Washington state
Man who shot son-in-law near Colville pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 7 years in prison
Colville man sentenced seven years for death of son-in-law
The strange case of child-killer Michele Gates and how it changed Oregon forever

INMATE INFORMATION

JAMES CLAUDE GATES
Age 74
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Apr 22, 1946
Aliases JAMES C GATES, JAMES GATES
ID Number 419863
Custody Status Date Dec 30, 2019 11:06 AM PST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Monroe Correctional Complex
Book Date Oct 24, 2019 12:00 AM PDT
Scheduled ReleaseAug 02, 2025 12:00 AM PDT

LOCATION
Monroe Correctional Complex

REPORTING AGENCY
Washington Department of Corrections
7345 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 725-8213

Monsters Among Us: David Marvin Roth killed 17-year-old Elizabeth “Lisa” Ann Roberts after she refused sex; He confessed and spent 26 years in prison; She was just identified through genetic geneology

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Elizabeth “Lisa” Ann Elder Roberts

This is what detectives believed happened to Lisa:

“During the murder investigation in 1977, detectives learned Precious Jane Doe was hitchhiking near Silver Lake on August 9, 1977. She was picked up by David Roth who wanted to go swimming at the lake. Instead, he gave her a ride and asked her to have sex. When she declined, he strangled her and shot her seven times in the head. Her body was found five days later by residents picking blackberries in the 11300 block of 4th Avenue West in unincorporated south Everett. She was unrecognizable. Roth confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 26 years in prison. The remains were thought to be that of a 25 to 35 year old woman. Detective John Hinds drew a composite sketch of what she should look like, but no one could identify her. For an unknown reason, she was no longer listed as missing in NCIC.

“Extensive efforts began again in 2008 to identify her body after the Doe Network inquired about the case. Investigators exhumed the body and she was examined by Dr. Kathy Taylor, the State Forensic Anthropologist with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her examination revealed that the remains were more likely that of a teenage girl, age 16 to 19. That got the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involved to assist. Forensic Artist Natalie Murry provided an updated composite sketch. Detectives were never able to identify the female, who was named Precious Jane Doe by Detective Jim Scharf.”

Find-A-Grave: Elizabeth Ann “Lisa” Roberts
Long after body was found, detectives search for ‘Jane Doe’
‘She’s precious to me:’ Snohomish cold case detective identifies Jane Doe murder victim after 40 years
Cold case closed: Everett murder victim ‘Jane Doe’ identified 43 years later
‘Shock to the system’: Family learns DNA identified 1977 Everett murder victim
Washington state murder victim, 17, ID’d after nearly 43 years, police say
Girl killed in Washington is identified 43 years later by DNA extracted from her hair
Solved: For 43 years, she was ‘Precious’ Jane Doe
Roth Joins Younger Brother David As A Convicted Killer
David Marvin Roth (1957 – 2015)


David Marvin Roth

Murder In The Family: David Haggard charged with the murder of his half-sister, Jamie Haggard


Jamie Haggard

Body of Jamie Haggard, Kenmore mom missing for two years, found in Snohomish
No remains found in search for missing Kenmore mom
Family, friends seek justice in death of Kenmore mother
Jamie Haggard case: Prosecutors charge Kenmore woman’s half-brother with murder
Brother of Kenmore woman whose body was found in suitcase charged with her murder
Washington state man charged with murdering half-sister whose body turned up in suitcase
Half-brother charged in murder of Kenmore mom who went missing in 2016

INMATE INFORMATION

Fathers From Hell: Erik Sherman charged with killing his 3-week-old son, Emmett

Police arrest Spokane man suspected of killing infant son
Spokane Police arrest man after investigation of infant’s death
Court records detail days before infant’s death as parents waited to seek care
Court documents offer disturbing details in Spokane infant’s death
WA – Emmett Sherman, 3 weeks, homicide by abuse, Spokane, 10 Aug 2018


Erik Sherman in court

Cold Case: William Earl Talbott II charged with the 1987 murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg


Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Arrest made in cold case murder
Man arrested for 1987 murders of Canadian couple, killed during trip to Seattle
Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple
SeaTac man charged in 1987 killing of B.C. couple
Suspect arrested in 1987 deaths of young couple from BC
Arrest made in 1987 Snohomish County cold case
Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington state
Second murder charge added in 1987 cold case
DNA leads to arrest of man in 1987 killing of couple in Washington state
Investigators use DNA, genealogy database to ID suspect in 1987 double homicide

INMATE INFORMATION

TALBOTT WILLIAM EARL II 603987
Incarceration Date: 13:00:00 05/18/18
Scheduled Release:
Jail Housing Location: M103
Arrest Date : 13:24:02 05/18/18
Arrest Type : FELONY WARRANT ARREST
Arrest Agency : SKAGIT COUNTY SHERIFF
Arrest Location : SNO COUNTY JAIL

Offense Date Offense Description Related Incident Court Court Reference Bail Amount Bail Type
00:00:00 11/18/87 MURDER 1 DEGREE 87-9340 DC W18-0003
00:00:00 11/19/87 HOLD FOR OTHER AGNCY SC SNO 18-1-01670-31 NO BAIL No Release on Bail

Monsters Among Us: James William Cushing killed 63-year-old Geneva MacDonald; Sentenced to LWOP

Queen Ax Hill
Suspect In Killing Had Tragic History
Aggravated Murder, Other Charges Against Transient
Mentally Ill Transient Admits Killing With Ax
Jurors Hear, See Bloody Details In Queen Anne Ax-Murder Case
Officer Testimony Rattles Defendant At Ax-Murder Trial
The State of Washington v James William Cushing 1993

Media clip about trial:

Movies/Documentaries
Ice Cold Killers: The Axeman Cometh

INMATE INFORMATION

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth Nov 13, 1953
Aliases JAMES W CUSHING, JIM CUSHING
Offender ID 976576
Custody Status Date Apr 09, 2018 12:15 PM PDT
Custody Status In Custody
Book Date Mar 13, 1991 12:00 AM PST
LOCATION: Monroe Correctional Complex
REPORTING AGENCY
Washington Department of Corrections
7345 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 725-8213

Cold Case: Convicted sex offender Richard Douglas Dodd raped & killed Vicki Lynn Klotzbach; Solved by DNA


Vicki Lynn Klotzbach

Find-A-Grave: Vicki Lynn Klotzbach
Charges filed in 1981 murder
Jury selection begins in 22-year-old murder case
Defense tries to undermine state witnesses in old murder case
Richard D. Dodd v Crispus C. Nix 1995 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
A Murder in Coralville TV show relives the murder investigation of Vicki Klotzbach
True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

Movies/Documentaries
On the Case with Paula Zahn: Stacy’s Story

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Duo: Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe tried to kill their father, William, but arson, but he survived and they are in prison for 9 years


William Bledsoe

Ellensburg twins accused of attempted murder held on $1M bail
Dad Stands by Twins Who Allegedly Plotted to Kill Him Ad 1 of 1Video starts in:17
Caleb And Joshua Bledsoe, Twin Brothers, Accused Of Trying To Kill Their Father
‘I am their dad, I am not their victim’: The father who survived ‘attempted murder’ by his two sons won’t condemn his children
Ellensburg twins plead guilty to attempted murder
9-year sentence for Ellensburg twins who tried to kill father

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Twins: Fire for Freedom

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 370948
Offender Name: BLEDSOE, JOSHUA L
Location: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 370949
Offender Name: BLEDSOE, CALEB W
Location: Airway Heights Corrections Center

Suspected Serial Killer: Michael John “Cowboy Mike” Braae – convicted of 1 murder and sentenced to 47 years in prison; Suspected of at least 3 more murders

Victims
Lori Jones, 44
Susan Lynn Ault, 39
Velina Larson, 37
Debra Mae Vanluven, 45

CharleyProject: Susan Lynn Ault
Find-A-Grave: Velina Marie Larson
CharleyProject: Debra Mae Vanluven
Lawsuit says Washington killer also suspect in old Gladstone death
Manhunt
Suspected Serial Killer Grabbed in Idaho
Fugitive ‘Cowboy Mike’ is captured
‘Cowboy Mike’ Braae convicted of rape, murder of WA woman
“Cowboy Mike” Braae convicted of 2001 rape, murder of Lacey woman
‘Cowboy’ Mike Braae found guilty in rape, murder
State of Washington v Michael John Braae 2010 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Murderpedia: Michael John Braae
Cowboy Mike: The Ladykiller

Movies/Documentaries
Shattered: Cowboy Killer

INMATE INFORMATION

DOC Number: 270679
Offender Name: BRAAE, MICHAEL J
Age: 57
Race: White
Location: Clallam Bay Corrections Center

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