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Ariana Justine Wagner Shot a Man in the Gut

A woman has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a Kokomo, Indiana man.
Ariana Justine Wagner, 20, of Kokomo, was arrested Friday and charged with murder after an investigation into the death of Yogi J. Olivarez, of Kokomo, according to a press release from the Kokomo Police Department.
Police also arrestedJoshua Allen Smith, 29, and charged him with assisting a criminal, a level 5 felony, the release stated.
Wagner is currently being held at the Howard County Jail without bond.
The death of Olivarez was officially ruled a homicide Friday by the Howard County coroner, who conducted an autopsy and determined Olivarez was killed by a gunshot wound to the abdomen Thursday morning.
Olivarez, 45, was pronounced dead 6:43 a.m. Thursday by medical personnel after he was found unresponsive in a truck at the intersection of Clinton and Kentucky drives and transported to Community Howard Regional Health.
The coroner’s office notified the victim’s family Thursday.
Howard County C…

Lisa Gonzales Chopped up her Roommate in San Francisco

It’s a busy street, once plagued by gangs and criminal activity. Residents of the 200 block of 14th Street are used to much of the worst of city life. But they’re not used to this.

One resident, who did not want to have his name disclosed, said he hadn’t expected a murder to occur right next to his home.

“It’s rough out here, but stuff like what happened — it doesn’t happen too often,” he said.

What happened is one of the city’s grisliest homicides in some time. Lisa R. Gonzales, 47, has been charged with the dismemberment murder of her 61-year-old roommate, Margaret Rose Mamer.

Gonzales, who is said to be under observation at the San Francisco jail, did not appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. Judge Victor M. Hwang has ordered her to appear at her arraignment, which has been postponed until Friday morning.

District Attorney George Gascón told reporters he will ask for Gonzales to be held without bail.
From the outside, the dull blue colors of 255 14th street — where Gonzales has…

How the #MeToo Movement Hates Prison Women

There are many women on death row who are smart, believe it or not.  They enjoy timely, relevant, topical conversation just like any other gal. One of the things I keep hearing from many of them is that the #MeToo Movement is a bunch of hooey. Not everyone, inmates such as Eileen Huber and others who have experienced rape, tend to have a softer feeling for the social movement, but many believe it has worked to stifle a certain element of society.

My friend, Barb, and I were having coffee at The Celtic Cup discussing this very fact.
"You can flirt your ass off and guys are afraid to ask you to dance. This #MeToo bulllshit has taken the romance out of dating and made it hard as hell to get the casual hookup." The girls in prison agree. There are women who count on their looks and personality to propel them through life. And those who count on their physical assets to gain benefit occasionally. Men are not able to respond to the flirty girl like they used to. "Its like t…

True Crime Tourism

It is one billion degrees today in Tennessee. My air conditioner is broken.  I live way in the Boonies and mosquitoes are worse this year than Ive ever seen them. I cant sit outside, even in the daytime without being feasted upon like Suki Stackhouse. I moved all my gear into a tiny she-shed I have in the back. It stays cool but that's about all I can say for its benefits at present.

I found myself checking out various destinations where I should be, instead of in this building in my sweltering backyard hiding from all that thick Tennessee air you can wear that's been lingering since 6 a.m. I found some pretty cool places for true crime weirdos like us.

The Alcatraz East Museum in Pidgeon Forge, TN is a replica of the famed prison but tons of true crime drama inside. There are five displays with everything from serial killers to CSI to look over. Lots of interactive exhibits. Check out OJ Simpson's Bronco and Ted Bundy's VW while your there.




The Last Resort is the bar se…

Brina Nie

If you recall, Brina Nie is the 21-year-old woman who shot her father in the head and killed him. She also shot her mother in the arm. I wrote about it briefly when it happened, and then gave a quick update later.

I was really amazed by how many people wrote in to tell me what wonderful people they are. I was given the opportunity to interview her neighbors, approximately four of them, as long as I kept their identity a secret. This is a small community. Everyone knows everyone who knows everyone.  Many of the neighbors, as one would imagine, have their own theories about what is going on here. No matter whose opinions I express, someone will write with a complaint about what I didn't mention, or what I got wrong, according to something he/she saw somewhere, at some time. But, if you're here to hear something from the actual people around, this is it. Here are the top theories from the four people I have spoken to who knew some aspect of this family tragedy. We'll see whe…

Morgan Smith Florida Sex Slave Murder

I am so excited. So. Darn. Excited.

Last night I got a Jpay email from Florida inmate Morgan Smith. I heard about her years ago and the first thing that popped into my mind was that she had most obviously lost her mind. In fact, I am not sure I have ever seen a more obvious case in my life.

I think what people are missing about her case is that she was so badly mistreated for so long, her mind was desperately trying to find a way to cope with all that had went down in her life. The human mind can only handle so much before it snaps.

I maybe wrong, however. (GASP!) She said there were some discrepancies in what Id previously reported and she was looking forward to giving me the facts. She did say that it wasn't my fault because all I had to go on was what the media and police had distorted. I wish all people were as understanding. Unless I hear right out of the accused mouth, I have no way of knowing what their side of the story is. Simple as that.

She said she was familiar with th…

Melanie McGuire New Jersey's Suitcase Killer

Melanie McGuire is a New Jersey woman who killed and dismembered her husband, William McGuire in 2004, put his body parts into suitcases and threw them off a bridge into the Chesapeake Bay. She attempted an appeal in 2017 on the grounds of ineffectual counsel but it was denied.

At the time of the murder, she was a a fertility clinic nurse living in Woodbridge.

Michael A. Priarone, an attorney who has represented McGuire for the last two years, said his legal team plans to file a petition for certification with the Supreme Court in the next few weeks on the post-conviction relief appeal. He said he believes the decisions will be reversed. It very well may be.

The evidence against her included Internet searches about fatal poisons, gun laws and murder seized from her home computers. It also included expert testimony linking the plastic garbage bags used in the disposal of her husband's body to ones found in their own home.

She also bought a gun and filled a forged prescription for c…

Judy Neelley Gets a Parole Hearing

I cannot understand why people are so up in arms about Judith A Neelley getting a parole hearing. She will never, ever be paroled. I spoke to Judy through letters and phone calls from 2000 until roughly 2007 when she dropped off the map. She told me of the horrors of abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband Alvin and claimed that he forced her into the acts she is charged with. Some witnesses to her crimes claimed she seemed to enjoy it. A few years back I contacted the police who are still alive that were involved to ask a few questions. Those here in Tennessee were mostly only privy to the bad check writing and petty crimes.. Judy started out life right around the corner from me in Murfreesboro, TN. That is the fact that started our friendship. She lived on Factory Road in Kittrell, a small suburb outside Murfreesboro. I have been up and down that road many times wondering how such a mess could spawn from that peaceful country road. One of the children she had with Alvin cont…

Audreanna Zimmerman

Recently a woman left a crappy review on the Woman Condemned Facebook page claiming I lied about her sisters death. Okay. First, why in the hell would I do that? Do I look like I'm in some sort of illuminati bullshit conspiracy group? Naw, I just report the information I find online, in newspapers, and in police reports. That's it folks.

So, the case she is referencing is that of her sister Audreanna Zimmerman.
And here, dear readers, is where I got my information in the case (which I occasionally update):

North Escambia website
True Crime Report
WEARTV
Corrections Magazine
The News Gazette

By the way, Britnee Miller has been resentenced: