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Joliet, Ill Double Murder by Two Young Couples

In quiet suburban Chicago, Joliet, Illinois, another grisly murder scene perpetrated by four very young adults occurred in 2013.  These types of murderous situations always freak us out so bad because we are aghast at the ages of the suspects.

Young people who murder trip us out because we all have that belief that the young are innocent and sweet; our future. Then we remember evil comes from somewhere, it doesn't just spring up from the soul like a pop tart.

Alisa Massaro, 18; Bethany McKee, 18; Adam Landerman, 19 (son of a Joliet police sergeant) and Joshua Miner, 24, were the Joliet party crew and they were out of cigarettes, which is never a good thing if you're the party crew. They cook up a scheme to lure and rob people to keep their party going. Those somebodies turned out to be two 22-year-old males, Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins.

The victims and suspects were friends. They came to the house on the 1100 block of North Hickory Street to drink, smoke, play video games…

Virginia Butler & Tracy Gomez California

Two women caught on camera have been charged in the beating death of an elderly man as he waited for a train in Los Angelos. Virginia Marie Butler and Tracy Joy Gomez are accused of tragically beating  65-year-old John Whitmore as he waited for a Blue Line train. He died at the hospital a week later, after receiving severe injuries from the attack.
Prosecutors say the two women approached Mr. Whitmore and began beating him with their hands and feet, using brass knuckles on June 13 and left the scene after he fell to the ground. No motive has been declared and the investigation is ongoing. Gomez has a second degree robbery conviction from 2009 that will play a part in her charges. 
Both women have pleaded not-guilty and remain in custody with million dollar bonds. If found guilty, they could receive life without the possibility of parole.

Ana Trujillo Texas

I wear high heels. A lot. I wear them so much I have a little reputation with my Facebook followers for posting pictures of the shoes I wear to work every day. Because they are adorbs and the world should see them.


I get a lot of crazy questions about how walking is possible and if they hurt. Especially when I wear my Mojitos. No one can seem to grasp the concept of those babies. Oh, but they are gorgeous.

Another thing I hear a lot is how painful it would be to have one of those heels jammed into your crotch or eye socket or some other fleshy, soft place. Not only would that be painful, but also, apparently, deadly.

Ana Trujillo has received a life sentence in Texas for the murder of her
boyfriend with her five inch stiletto heel. Yowzers. I mean, I know they say beauty is painful, but this is ridiculous.

She claimed she was acting only in self defense and that  Alf Stefan Andersson had tried to kill her. The problem with that theory, however, is that he was stabbed over 25 times.She…

Christina Regusters Pennsylvania

Christina Regusters, 21, a daycare worker in Pennsylvania has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a little girl in the institution she worked at. Authorities say she clothed herself in Muslim garb and convinced a substitute she was the girl’s mother, intending to take her to lunch.

Jury selection has taken place and the trial is about to start. The little girl was found partially clothed in a playground after an 18 hour ordeal. She was able to describe what happened to her and details of the crime to the police, including the presence of a talking bird which led investigators to the arrest. 

Police and prosecutors believe there were other accomplices involved, but so far there have been no other arrests. 

Serial Killer Anthology

Please check out my work on serial killer David Russell Williams in the December release of this great book from RJ Parker Publishing. 

I have the very distinguished privilege of sharing the pages with some fine authors!




Eileen Huber, The Repetant Accomplice

Most of the questions I get emailed to me are about Brenda Andrew from Oklahoma, a woman who I do not communicate with. She routinely refuses any services I offer her without a word. As of late, however, Ms. Andrew has been surpassed by the repentant murder accomplice, Eileen Huber. Eileen of the California Mall Murders in the late '80's.

I've sent out many copies of her memoirs and I'm really excited to tell her about it. I think she will be very pleased. I received one email that was especially interesting in that it was from a woman who lived in Eileen's neighborhood during the time before the crimes. She prefers not to share her name but shares her experiences with Eileen and John below:
Newspaper accounts, and the show Wicked Attraction, describe Eileen's childhood as "normal." As someone who knew her in high school, I can tell you that this is not the truth. I spent many days at her house where her brother, a drug dealer, would give me and my fri…

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez California

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez may be facing the death penalty. She and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, are accused of the torture and beating death of her eight year old son, Gabriel. Pearl was known for her gang affiliations and sleazy lifestyle for years before the death of Gabriel.

Gabriel had been removed from her custody at one time and placed with family members. Her relationship with her son in those years was described as nonexistent by family members. She would not even address him at family events. This behavior is exactly why it was such a surprise when she fought to regain custody. Her cousins and Aunt say they believe it was for welfare money.

Soon after she took Gabriel home, he began showing up at school with bruises and marks. Teachers report his accusations of his mother punching, burning and shooting him in the face with a BB gun. Social workers checked on him but repeatedly left him with his abusive mother and boyfriend.

They finally beat him to death one day and police w…

Lafonda Fay Foster Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky bills itself as the horse capital of the world and as you'd imagine, with a self appointed moniker as such, it's a very green city full of fresh air and families. Youth football and cheerleading are the big deals in town and the Farmer's Market is still the best place to hear the scores on Saturday morning along with a healthy dose of whatever else is going on in town. It's normal. It's safe. It always has been, except for that hellacious night in  April of 1986 when LaFonda Faye Foster and Tina Hickey went on a killing spree the likes of which Lexington has never seen again.

I got a short, question filled letter from Lafonda which she signs "Faye...aka...Sug". Mostly she asks how I can help her, what information I have available and if I have anything I can send her about animal kingdoms and biology. It is the first letter I have received from her and many women I hear from often wait to discuss their case and feelings and some chose …

Robbin Machuca California

Robbin Machucca, one of the four California Mall Murder assailants sent me a letter I received last week. I have about three or four letters from Eileen Huber, another assailant in that set of spree killings that terrorized the California countryside in 1991.

It was Eileen's boyfriend and Robbin's brother, John Lewis, who was the ringleader on a quest to "get back at society" for all the perceived shortcomings he'd been dealtin his life. Robbin's boyfriend, Vincent Hubbard, was also a player in this deadly game where five people lost their lives.

Robbin's letters are slightly different from Eileen's, despite having spent the last two decades together paying for the three months of deadly terror they participated in. Eileen talks of regret and an overwhelming sadness. Her letters are filled with determination to take what hours she has left to fill and turn them into markers of accomplishments dedicated to the victims of the Puente Hills Mall killings…

Eileen Huber - California Mall Murders

I've been receiving letters from Eileen for a few months now, since early May, I think. As inmates go, she is very literate and well spoken. She makes no excuses for her crimes aside from kicking her own ass. In this last letter she included a small booklet she'd authored full of memories and recollections and prison life pondering. It is heartfelt and poignant and stirring. So much so that I have included it in the speaking engagements, I do for schools, group homes and girls detention centers.

It tells of her childhood and while it isn't as bad as others, it's obvious where some of her issues stem. Her mother; cold and uncaring. Her father, loving but inept and subordinate. Add to them a cruel and jealous older brother and home life becomes a melting pot of anger.

Her case is even harder to understand when you consider that she never pulled a trigger, pointed a gun or issued a threat. She was simply along for the ride. Albeit a dangerous, stupid and cruel ride, but …

Miranda Barbour Pennsylvania

Miranda Barbour,19, is a Pennsylvania woman, Charged with the November 2013 killing of a man she lured from Craigslist. Miranda and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, lured several men from craigslist for sex during the months preceding the murder.
The couple had been married only three weeks when they decided they wanted to experience killing someone together. They moved from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and began contacting men on Craigslist for sex. They attempted murder several times, but were unsuccessful.
Troy LaFerrara, 42, answered their ad and agreed to sex for $100. He met Miranda in a parking lot and she drove him to a secluded area where she stabbed him 20 times and Elytte strangled him from the backseat. They dumped his body in a suburban backyard, but forgot to destroy his cell phone. The last call he’d made was to them.
She says he was a bad man; that when she had him in her car, her husband hidden under a blanket n the back, she asked him if it bothered him that she was…