8/29/18

Darlie





This is a video I did back in 2015 when Kimberly Cargill was relating messages to me about how Darlie was running things in prison. Kim was so scared of her that she wanted me to try to write from a different address so she wouldn't know it was me. I was sending her things and not Darlie and Darlie was getting upset about it. She likes to know what everyone in the pod is doing. Everyone. Everything.


Eventually, she started to send me messages about what I could say and couldn't say about her case. It kind of shocked me that she'd be so bold and pretentious from death row. I had even corresponded with Darlie one-on-one for years before that. Kim's level of fright also surprised me. This lady was genuinely scared of Darlie and what she called "her crew".


For the record, I do believe Darlie could be innocent. I see a lot of unexplained inconsistencies in her case. But the whole evil prison matron thing she has going on really makes me wonder.

8/24/18

2018 Updates for Brenda Andrew OK Killer

Well, well, well. Brenda is in the news again. The ID Chanel is running another special on the case along with the newest news. Both she and James Pavatt are awaiting news on their appeals that could mean a reversal of their death sentences. Read all about it here. Here is Brenda's most recent mug shot from 2017. She looks pretty happy. Got a real Karla Faye Tucker glow to her.



8/20/18

Will TN Teen Murderess, Cyntoia Brown, Ever Go Free?



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole.
The Tennessean reported the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the Tennessee high court Wednesday to weigh in before it issues a ruling in the case of Cyntoia Brown, who argues her life sentence was unconstitutional.
An appeals panel heard arguments in June in the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, but Tennessee has argued successfully in lower courts that Brown will have a chance for parole.
The appeals court said Tennessee's laws on parole appear to conflict and asked the state court to clarify the issue.
One portion of Tennessee law that says there is "no release eligibility" for anyone serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. Another section says people convicted of first-degree murder must serve 60 percent of a 60-year sentence.
The appeals court said Tennessee lawmakers have given no clear guidance about how the different parts should be read together.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole.
The Tennessean reported the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the Tennessee high court Wednesday to weigh in before it issues a ruling in the case of Cyntoia Brown, who argues her life sentence was unconstitutional.
An appeals panel heard arguments in June in the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, but Tennessee has argued successfully in lower courts that Brown will have a chance for parole.
The appeals court said Tennessee's laws on parole appear to conflict and asked the state court to clarify the issue.
One portion of Tennessee law that says there is "no release eligibility" for anyone serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. Another section says people convicted of first-degree murder must serve 60 percent of a 60-year sentence.
The appeals court said Tennessee lawmakers have given no clear guidance about how the different parts should be read together.

http://www.startribune.com/tennessee-supreme-court-asked-clarify-laws-on-life-sentences/489882641/

8/19/18

Molly Jane Roe TN Woman Rapes and Kills 1 yr old

I have written about Molly before. She is from Bell, Tennessee. She plead guilty to the murder of her boyfriend's 17 month old daughter.

While this case had plenty of coverage, I have yet to find one that goes into any detail. I would like to know why she did this and the circumstances leading to the crime. What in the world could make someone do this?

I don't understand the rape of a toddler. Why? Autopsy reports showed bruising and damage to the vaginal area and hips. She had bite marks on her back.

Maleeya Marie Murley died of brain injuries. She had been thrown into a wall and then a table hard enough to deliver fatal brain damage as well as injury to some internal organs.

Molly plead guilty and will be eligible for release after 25 years. She has never spoken about her crime and doesn't answer my letters informing her of the blog.




8/14/18

Cold Case: Brenda Banaski Missing Teen





This video is about a relative of mine, Brenda Kaye Banaski, who went missing and was found murdered in 1973. No one was ever caught. Brenda's mother passed just a few years ago.

8/13/18

Murder Giveaway

Got this email from our contest winner. So glad she's happy with her prize.


Thank you for my winnings.  I attached a pic of some of my cherished goods.



I was most excited to haveca piece of correspondence from DARLIE ROUTIER.  I really believe her and to this day she shouldnt be sitting on DEATH ROW.  She has lost everything due to the Texas Detectives tunnel vision.  I hope that justice is done to free Darlie....



Thanks a million Kelly ....u rock

8/6/18

Kelly of The Woman Condemned


I have been doing this so long, I thought everyone knew what I look like. Lately, however, Ive had a few random emails and blog comments asking what I currently look like. Since as one reader pointed out: 
"Every single picture of you is different. Do you change your look every year?" 
No. I do not. Just when I get bored. 

8/5/18

Women VS Justice System Top 5 Facts

The Top 5 Facts About Women in Our Criminal Justice System


Many Face Difficulties During and After Incarceration


By Julie Ajinkya



Women are now incarcerated at nearly double the rate of men in this country.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and pay tribute to the amazing feats that women have accomplished globally, we should also take note of the work that remains to be done in making sure that women do not suffer disproportionately due to their gender.

For instance, women are now incarcerated at nearly double the rate of men in this country, yet they receive little attention in criminal justice reform measures. This population has gender-specific needs that differ from men in prison, primarily owing to the fact that they are often the primary caregivers of their children before incarceration and are disproportionately victimized by emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in their past. Instead of investing in counseling treatment for such traumatic pasts and rehabilitative treatment for substance addiction, the criminal justice system continues to detain women at extraordinary rates for primarily nonviolent drug-related offenses.

Below we outline the top five facts about women in our country’s criminal justice system.


1. The number of women incarcerated has grown by more than 800 percent over the last three decades and women of color are locked up far more often.


There are now more than 200,000 women behind bars and more than 1 million on probation. Two-thirds are incarcerated for nonviolent offenses, many of these drug-related crimes. Women of color are disproportionately affected: African American women are three times more likely than white women to be incarcerated, while Hispanic women are 69 percent more likely than white women to be incarcerated.

2. Many women enter the criminal justice system with a disturbing history of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.


A reported 85 to 90 percent of women who are either currently incarcerated or under the control of the justice system in the United States have a history of domestic and sexual abuse. Risk factors contributing to women’s criminal behavior include substance abuse, mental illness, and spousal abuse. It is estimated that up to 80 percent of women prisoners suffer from substance addiction. While it would be much more cost effective to treat these women than imprison them or pay for foster placement for their children, they are refused such rehabilitative measures—measures that could facilitate their integration back into society as productive members.

3. Many girls also enter the juvenile justice system with a disturbing history of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.


Girls are disproportionately arrested for running away, accounting for 59 percent of runaways, though they are often fleeing violent home situations. Instead of receiving counseling and mental health services, however, they are subject to humiliation and dehumanizing treatment in prisons. Girls are also more likely than boys to be sexually victimized while serving time in a facility.

4. Pregnant prisoners are often shackled during labor and delivery, risking the health of the mother and child.


While court cases have ruled that shackling women prisoners to their beds during labor and delivery is inhumane and unconstitutional, the practice continues in many state facilities. Women in prison are also routinely denied basic reproductive health services, such as pregnancy testing, prenatal care, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and access to abortion services.

5. Women face further discrimination after release from prison.


After being released from prison, many women face barriers in effectively re-entering society and providing for themselves and their children. Women of color, who are disproportionately poor, find themselves restricted from governmental assistance programs, such as housing, employment, education, and subsistence benefits. Many states even impose statutory bans on people with certain convictions working in certain industries such as nursing, child care, and home health care—three fields in which many poor women and women of color happen to be disproportionately concentrated.

Despite the fact that crime has continued to decline in this country, our incarceration rates for nonviolent drug offenses have spiraled out of control, and nowhere is this clearer than in the population of women—women of color in particular. The treatment of women in our criminal justice system, and the large-scale abandonment of children that it generates, are serious issues for all of us to contend with as we think about the role of women in today’s society.

Julie Ajinkya is a Policy Analyst with the Progress 2050 project at the Center for American Progress.

Lia Parada



lparada@americanprogress.org


8/2/18

Morgan Smith Florida Sex Slave

Jpay From Morgan Smith

If anyone would like to help Morgan get a few books, please use the Paypal Donate link at the bottom of this page. She also needs some stamps and commissary. Even $1 helps.




Ezra McCandless Wisconsin Killer

Ezra McCandless Stabs Bf 16 Times Pleads Not Guilt

Every few months or so I run up on a case that gets a lot of local attention. I've noticed that when a case becomes infamous in a particular area as opposed to nationwide, the community can get really nasty. They want to point fingers, assign blame, and make wild allegations against everyone from suspects, to family members to cops. I suppose people don't act like that on more widely recognized cases because they are afraid someone outside their little bubble will witness their behavior. When I write about a case like that the locals come out of the woodwork and I start to get emails, DMs and comments from a variety of people who claim to know the family, area, in-laws, Sunday school teacher etc. Recently this has happened with the Brina Nie case in Kentucky. More than 10 people contacted me from that area to give me their 411. Its interesting to get these first-hand neighbor accounts that often have insight you cant get elsewhere.

Ezra McCandless Wisconsin Female Killer Pleads Not Guilty But Mentally Capable 


Most recently, this phenomenon has occurred concerning Ezra McCandless and her alleged murderous activity in Wisconsin. As soon as I wrote about her stabbing her boyfriend 16 times and killing him, and the weird carvings on her arm, I immediately began to get correspondence from neighbors, acquaintances, friends and family. They have a bit more to say than what is being reported in the papers.

It is alleged that back in March, Ezra stabbed her boyfriend, Alexander Woodworth, to death in his truck on an old farm road. Afterward, she walked to a neighboring farmhouse, bloody, shoeless, and hysterical. The police came and tried to talk to her but she wasn't making sense, so they took her to the hospital. Hospital staff was able to discern her identity but not the origin of her unusual wounds and markings. The word BOY was carved into her arm. She had puncture wounds in her groin and inner thigh. Her hands were scratched and bloody.

Ezra McCandless Gender Dysphoria

Before we get into what the local community is speculating, let me just state that we should all remember that people can say anything, it doesn't make it true. Also, I do not live anywhere near close enough or make anywhere near enough money to investigate these statements first hand. That being said, take these statements for what you will.

Three of the 7 or so people who contacted me on this case claimed to know Ezra and agreed to let me print their statements. Ive grouped all of what they told me into one concise report below. Investigate and share your opinion.

More than one person reported Ezra has gender identity issues. While she dated men, she also identified as a man. Her real name isn't even Ezra. She changed it. Ezra claims sexual abuse as a child and that she is transgender. Even so, one mom whose son dated her told me that upon breaking up with Ezra, her son went out of state to visit relatives. He awoke after the long drive to find Ezra parked in the relatives drive way asleep after having followed him the whole 150 mile trip. Others say they only saw her dressed and acting very feminine and the idea she is trans is absurd. I had trouble with this because I caught on as soon as I saw her mug shot and heard BOY was carved into her arm. Neighbors say she is extremely artistic and has unusually superb talent in painting. Friends of Ezra and her victim Alex say he was extremely intelligent and bordered on genius.

Another local mom, who had TWO sons date Ezra, reported that she tried to pit the brothers against each other. Claiming to each that the other was abusive. She said Ezra contradicts herself a lot. One moment she would claim her mother was abusive and domineering and the next she would be the best mother ever to birth a child. This local mother says she talked with Ezra plenty during the time she dated her boys and she would change her personality (and identifying gender) to suit whoever she was trying to impress.

"I think she is a sociopath" 

According to general local consensus, Ezra's mom is an area dentist's wife and doesn't like to
associate with her. Her adoptive dad is the local bar stud. Her grandparents (parents of her adoptive dad) spent a lot of time with her early on, however that doesn't seem to have helped shape her much. Some say her mom tried to get her help at one point but she refused and it was then her mom gave up. She never seemed to be happy no matter what her circumstance. One family friend reported a 4 day camping trip with Ezra where she left the room she shared with her boyfriend at 1 a.m. to attempt to wake his sleeping brother in the next room.

As far as motives go, nobody has any idea. Those who claimed to be close to her say it could be that when her grandfather began to die, it set her off. He was a local cop who had been in trouble for sexual misconduct and harassment. This be the molestation link she talked about as a child. Her died not long after she murdered Alex. Others say they believe she just snapped after longing to do something like this all her life.

She was found competent to stand trial last month and plead not guilty.




Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the readers who contribute to stories like this. Every single one of them expressed a deep sympathy for Alex's family and a sincere hope that justice is done. Thank you to my girl M.M., CCB, PD, and J. I appreciate your help and encouragement.