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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Andrea Jean Harbour's family offers reward in her homicide

Habour's family is offering a five thousand dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the murder case. 

Harbour's body was found down an embankment on Powell Rd in Ridgeway, Virginia on Saturday, September 13, 2008. She had been killed by a single gunshot to the torso.

Police interviewed a man who said he had given her a ride from the Park View Convenience Store on N.C. 87 in Eden, her home on Powell Rd at about noon or 1:00 pm on Saturday. The police do not consider him a suspect. He was driving a blue pick-up truck. He stated he did not know Harbour and had simply given her a ride. 

Her brown purse that she was known to carry is missing.

If you have any information please call:
Henry County Sheriff’s Office: 638-8751
Crime Stoppers: 63-CRIME (632-7463).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jonathan Lytle, 30 convicted of homicide by abuse of Summer Phelps

Summer Phelps

Summer Phelps' bruised and limp body was brought into a Washington hospital by her "father", Jonathan Lytle, on March 10, 2007.  He said she was found unresponsive in the family bathtub. Medical personell tried to revive the four year old, but were unsuccessful.

Detectives viewed Summer after death while she still lay on a gurney. The following is an excerpt of an affidavit by a detective:

Jonathan Lytle has been convicted of Homicide by Abuse after a trial that chronicled the hell this child went through. A DNA expert testified that red hairs found in the home and a dumpster still had tissue attached were those of Summer and they had been torn out of her head. She was bruised from head to toe. She had burns on her kneck from a dog bark collar she had been forced to wear to stifle her screaming. Bite marks and burns were found on her body. The day of her death, she had been made to wash urine stained clothes by hand in the bathtub from 12:30 in the afternoon till about 10:00 at night without eating.

Adrianna Lytle, Jonathan Lytle's wife, plead guilty to Homicide by Abuse and both are now facing life in prison.

Both sides rest in Lytle case - November 13, 2008

Scott David Hardy Charged with assault on two people in lake Elmo

Scott David Hardy mug shot

Darrel Gover, who served 10 years in death of a fromer girlfriend, charged in assault on current girlfriend

Darrel Gover mug shot

Gover's bond has been set at $50,000 for the new assault charges. He is charged with punching his live-in girlfriend and pushing her through a window.

Marsden Voltaire Elias, 40, of Bartlesville, pleads guilty to

Voltaire was on probation for a 2005 child abuse charge when he was arrested in the assault on his wife. He has been sentenced to 4 years, with 6 months to serve.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Randy L. Wilson sentenced to Life for Brittany Rappoza murder

Brittany Rappoza

Brittany Rappoza was forced into prostitution by Wilson who witnesses say beat her when she didn't make enough money. A witness testified that Rappoza was taken to Lake Arlington by Wilson and jumped in to escape from him. He then followed her in and stabbed her to death. Her body was found several days later by fishermen. 

Randy L. Wilson mug shot

Wilson was sententenced November 7 to Life in Prison by a Tarrant County jury.

Hector Hernandez charged in murder of Tai Lam

Hector Hernandez mug shot

Tai lam was shot and killed on a bus in Maryland on November 1. Hector Hernandez has been  charged in his killing.

Sex offender Jonathon Perfetto moved to rooming house in Manchester NH

Sex Offender Moves From Concord Garage To Manchester House - October 30, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Arthur Shawcross, NY Serial Killer, dead at 63

Arthur Shawcross was serving a life sentence for the murders of 11 women from 1988 to 1990 when he died late Monday at Albany hospital.

His death marks the end of a life of terrible crimes. His first known victim was 10 year old Jack Blake in Watertown NY in 1972. He confessed to the killing but was never charged due to a plea bargain. A few months after Jack's murder, Shawcross killed again. This time, his victim was
8 year old Karen Hill. The girl had been raped and had mud and grass stuffed down her throat. Shawcross was able to plead to manslaughter in the case and no charges were brought in the murder of the Blake boy.

He was paroled after 15 years and then proceeded to kill at least 11 women in the Rochester, NY Area. Patricia Ives, 25, Frances Brown, 22, June Cicero, 34, Darlene Trippi, 32,Anna Marie Steffen, 28, Dorothy Blackburn, 27, Kimberly Logan, June Stotts, 30, Marie Welch, 22, Elizabeth Gibson, and Dorothy Keller, 59.

Shawcross told many horror stories of his Vietnam experience which he largely blamed for his homicidal tendencies, but it remains unclear how much if any of them were true. 

I had never heard of this case until my Uncle gave me this book-

a couple of weeks ago. I finished reading it last night while this guy was dying. Creepy.

Another book which I have not read:

Arthur Shawcross: The Genesee River Killer : The Grisly True Crime Account of the Rochester Prostitute Murders!

I-Team 10 investigation: Letters from a serial killer - November 11, 2008

NY serial killer Arthur Shawcross dead at age 63 - November 11, 2008