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Michelle & Alyssa Gipson Murdered their Husband/Father Arizona

Michelle Gibson enlisted the help of her daughter Alyssa 17, son Steven, 15 and a 16 year old friend, Erik McBee, to murder her husband in 2013. The household was well known by police from the many domestic violence calls that always ended in wasted time because Michelle would refuse to press charges. Steven was charged with assaulting an officer and DUI once.
On March 1, 2013 911 received a call for help from Michelle saying,
"There's blood everywhere! I'm with my kids and I just got home and my husband's out in the garage dead." Steven was found in his garage beaten and stabbed to death. The crime scene held several questions which eventually led to their convictions. Thats when the plot unfolded. Michelle had enlisted her children and their friend Erik to kill her husband saying she was afraid of him and he was going to kill her or the children eventually. Erik agreed to participate for $2000.

 The murder-for-hire plan involved incapacitating her husband with…

Angela Marinucci Convicted of Torture Murder in Pennsylvania

In 2010, when Angela Marinucci was 17 years old, she and a group of roommates tortured mentally disabled Jennifer Lee Daugherty for two days before killing her.  She was tied up, forced to consume feces, urine and detergent; beat with a towel rack, a vacuum cleaner hose, and a crutch, had her head shaved, face painted with nail polish, forced to write a fake suicide note, and then stabbed her to death.

Marinucci was only 17 at the time of the crime and unable to receive the death penalty but it does indeed, from her own confessions, seem that she was the ringleader in the gruesome death that ended with Jennifer wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper and dumped in a garbage can.

Angela Marinucci lived in the home with Jennifer, her boyfriend Ricky Smyrnes, 23, and friends Robert Loren Masters, Jr., age 36, Melvin Knight, 20, Peggy Darlene Miller, 27 and Amber Meidinger, 20. Angela felt that Jennifer and Ricky were spending too much time together and rallied her roommates to commit the ho…

Shirley Turner Cross Country Killer

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On November 6, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was found dead in a parking lot for day use at Keystone State Park in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. He had been shot to death. There were five gunshot wounds as well as blunt force trauma to the back of the head. He had been shot in both the face and chest as well as the back of the head, back and buttocks. He was left face down in the parking lot in his scrubs, next to his Toyota Corolla. He died there. 

The bizarre murder case of Andrew Bagby entails far more than death, although it has that threefold. It also brought to light a woefully inept Canadian legal system and the frighteningly dark mental descent of a woman scorned. While evidence was steadily mounting against her, Dr. Shirley Turner dropped everything, left her car, apartment and every worldly possession, and went back to Canada. 

By the time Pennsylvania h…

Give away From LWOP Pam Moss

Janet Tyburski Ohio

Janet Tyburski murdered her own daughter, 26 year old Rachele Tyburski, and then dumped her body in a field where she was found in March of 2015. Authorities say she suffocated Rachele in their home in Lakewood on March 13th. 
Her body was located by the landowner who called police. Police issued information on the body to the public in hopes someone could recognize her. Janet actually called the hotline to say she believed the body to be her daughters. 
Rachele's father died in 1999. Her mother was left to raise three children alone. Rachele had bipolar disorder and was often violent and destructive. Rachele's grandmother described the mother/daughter relationship as contentious. 
Janet is being held on a 2 million dollar bond. No other information is available.

Heather Birden Connecticut

Holly Aeschlimann, 19 was murdered in Connecticut in April of 2015. This case is amazingly close to that of Rachel Wade. Holly and her killer, Heather Birden, 20, had a longstanding dislike for each other. Heather had stabbed another girl, a juvenile, once before in 2014. She was held in Niantic Correctional Facility for next three months before the murder as a result of a violation of her probation, and was then released to an in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation facility.

Reports state that Birden asked her boyfriend for his knife and then left his house to find Holly stating "I have to end this tonight." Witnesses say Heather arrived and the two began to fight, ending in Holly being stabbed in the head and neck at a crosswalk outside an apartment complex in Torrington, CT.  Her friends rushed her to the hospital where she died. 

Heather was hiding under a vehicle a short distance away and feigned confusion when police found her. She spent the next several hours under i…

Takisa Matthews Massachusetts

Late on an October night in 2014, a party was going on in Dorchester, a historical neighborhood in Boston. Two groups of rowdy women began to fight over a cigarette and the police were called. The fight had spilled into the yard where Takisa Matthews had already stabbed a woman six times causing major lacerations and various serious injuries. She then turned to Maria Sanchez, mother and law student, and stabbed her several times in the back. Matthews ran away but was arrested at her home later.

The other woman stabbed was the victims aunt. She survived her six stab wounds but Maria later died at the hospital. Three other women were also injured in the fight. The family has a GoFundMe account in p lace to help with burial expenses.

Takisa Matthews was arrested and held without bail in March of 2015.




Elita Maldonado's Sister Calls Out a Commentor

I wrote about the curious case of Elita "Gaby" Maldonado back in February. She is the mentally challenged woman who heard the voices of her children while servicing a john in Nevada back in May of 2014. She killed him by beating him with a 40 lb barbell and stabbing him. She did some things that made her seem very NOT crazy. Like, carrying empty boxes to the car in an attempt to make her presence seem normal. She was know for being and acting crazy, however, and was seen more than once rambling along the road, talking to herself. She was sentenced to 28 years to life in April of 2015.

A few weeks ago I received a rather strange and rambling letter from Elita's sister, Gloria Maldonado. In it she said she had no issue with my blog post on her sister saying "it is what it is" but she found great issue with the comment from Jay Bald.
..the comment of Jay Bald is total fraud and false Information. Yes, Elita did have a rough life BUT she had those around her who t…

Ohio 11 Year Old Kills Baby

This one is just baffling me, folks. Can you believe this? An eleven year old girl in Ohio took the 2 month old baby her mom was babysitting to a room upstairs in her home and beat her to death while her mother was sleeping.

The girl has yet to be identified but the babies name was Zuri Whitehead.
Trina Whitehead, her 31 year old mother told the New York Daily News that she is very close to the girl's mother and that she had insisted on taking the two month old for the night to give her some rest. Trina also has two other daughters ages 7 and 8 who she had let spend the night there previously and says she has never noticed any signs of strange behavior from the girl.

Reports say the mother, daughter and baby Zuri fell asleep on a couch in the downstairs area of their home. After the mother fell asleep the daughter took the baby upstairs and beat her to death. She came back down with the baby in distress about 45 minutes later and woke her mother. Zuri late died at the hospital f…