Skip to main content

Glenna Duram's Parrot Gave Her Away for Murder

Marlene Johnson - North Carolina

Love is a powerful emotion. Anyone who has ever lost a lover can attest to that. Once you have experienced heartbreak, you never forget that pain. That’s why it so surprises me when these lovers-triangle, crime-of-passion, type things go down.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

A happy wife is a happy life

These and other colorful verses are well known for a reason. People, and women in particular, are often in the headlines for murderous reasons wrapped around some thorny, romantic entanglement. Passion will drive you to do so much more than you normally would. When someone you have loved betrays you the pain is often enough to send a person’s mind off the deep end. 
 
Case in point; one Mrs. Marlene Johnson of North Carolina.
Marlene’s belief that her husband’s assistant, Shirley Pierce, was sleeping with him had caused her many problems in the last few years. She had repeatedly attacked the woman. There was even a restraining order in place.

Evidence shows Marlene had broken into Shirley’s home and beat and stabbed her to death as well as burglarized her home. Investigators say she was found in her bathtub with a knife blade still embedded in her neck. Her body showed signs of a severe beating prior to the stabbing.

She claims she is innocent and that there was a suspicious black guy seen near the victim’s house earlier. The death penalty is on the table because of the burglary.

No evidence has surfaced to prove that the husband Ervin Johnson was having an affair with Ms. Pierce.


Sadly it looks like Marlene just lost her mind in the process of losing her marriage and no one noticed her decent. 

Popular posts from this blog

Brenda Andrew Execution date

Brenda Andrew is the only woman on Oklahoma death row. She is there for the murder of her husband by her and her boyfriend James Pavatt.

     Brenda does not answer letters. It seems she may still have a bit of that pretentious attitude left over from her days as a respected deacons wife. Those days are over, hun.

     There is no scheduled execution date for Brenda yet. Oklahoma lists its dates of execution for the prison she is in here.

     Every time I read about this case I am utterly amazed at how stupid these two people were. She may as well have advertised their guilt on a billboard in front of the house. Both Andrew's and Pavatt's appeal were systematically denied without comment in 2008.

The little Scorned episode "The Sunday School Killers" at the top of this post is about Brenda and James and its only $1.99 so its worth the money.

AppearanceWhite Female; 5 ft. 3 in. tall; 110 pounds; Brown hair; Brown eyes; Body MarksABD: SCAR C LOW 4" c sectio…

Kelly "Turtle" Tibbs and her Chick Posse

Anybody ever hear about Kelly Tibbs? I read about her case years ago and was recently contacted by a friend of hers. I got to thinking about her again. I cant really believe she didnt get the death penalty.

She was a lesbian ring leader in her little town. She and her teenage friends were a little crew of lesbians that hung together and lived together. None had a steady home, all were from broken families somehow torn by substance problems or abuse or just plain neglect.

Kelly was the leader. Her nickname "Turtle" was the name she went by exclusively and all her followers tatooed a tiny turtle on their hands. This group was so odd. They were PeterPans lost boys and Turtle was peter pan. They traveled in packs and found food and lodging when they could. Everything was a game and they frolicked around everywhere they went.

Eventually a new girl came into the mix and began a half-assed relationship with one of the other girls. Emotions flew and she got murdered. Beat to death. …

Texas May Have an Innocent Woman on Death Row

Kimberly Cargill is on death row for the killing of her mentally retarded babysitter, Cherry Walker. Ms. Walker was found burned on the side of a rural road in Texas. Doctors had diagnosed her as mentally challenged in 1995, saying she had the living skills of a 9 year old.

Witnesses, some her own family, testified that Cargill was abusive and violent toward them and to Cherry Walker. Cargill was arrested in 2010 on child abuse charges and a custody trial was pending in which Cherry Walker was slated to testify. The state alleged that Kimberly killed Cherry to keep her from testifying.

Kimberly has always said that she did not kill Cherry but that she suffered from a seizure as she was riding in the car with Kimberly. She had been prone to seizures and Kimberly panicked. She tried to revive her, but could not. When she realized Cherry was dead, she set her on fire in an attempt to rid any DNA from her body. She was certain she would be charged with her death.

She was convicted. She wa…