Archive for January, 2013

Serial Killer sits in county jail waiting for transfer

Serial killer’s letter highlights Oklahoma’s county jail backlog problem
A letter from a man described as a serial killer to the Cleveland County judge who sentenced him to life in prison last fall illustrates the state’s ongoing battle with what prison officials call county jail backlog.
By Andrew Knittle

Billy Dean Battenfield was convicted of his fourth murder in September after he pleaded guilty to the brutal slaying of Clair Owen Pollard, a retired social worker who originally lived in Maine.
Battenfield also was convicted of three murders in Texas and New Mexico in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The convict, who was described by a former FBI profiler as “serial killer,” had already spent more than half his life behind bars when he killed Pollard in late November 2011.
Cleveland County Judge Steve Stice sentenced Battenfield to life in prison — without the possibility of parole — in September.
The letter from Battenfield to Stice, dated Dec. 17, is seeking information about why the convict has yet to be transferred to a state prison.
“To this date, I am still waiting for the district attorney and the court clerk’s office to certify my judgment and sentence in order for the sheriff to transport me,” the inmate wrote.
Battenfield does not complain about the county jail or list any grievances in the one-page, handwritten letter.
Stice, who responded in a letter dated the following day, issued a simple response. But despite its brevity, the letter points to overcrowding in the state’s prisons as the reason for Battenfield’s perceived lengthy stay at the Cleveland County jail.
“I investigated your concern,” the judge wrote. “Your (judgment and sentence) has been prepared, signed and certified for some time.
“Your transport to DOC will happen as soon as space in DOC is available.”
Both letters are part of the case file available on the Oklahoma State Court Network website.

Before Pollard’s murder, Battenfield only had been out of jail for between five and seven months. Before that, he was in prisons in New Mexico and Texas for 30 years.

The article goes on to describe the problem of inmates staying in the county jail long after they should have been transferred. It explains the problem with what it costs the jails and how long it takes to get payment. That is a problem no doubt.

What bothers me even more though is that there is no way that a local county jail is as secure as a state prison. How secure is his cell? Has an escape risk assessment been done? Escapes from jails are not uncommon and it is disturbing to think that there is a serial killer just sitting in one due to overcrowding.
If the cost is an issue I am thinking that there is not extra security for this 1 prisoner.

Billy Dean Battenfield

Leads me to wonder if this is common throughout the United States.

Serial Killer Robert Gleason Jr Executed in Virginia

Serial Killer Robert Gleason Jr Executed in Virginia

Massachusetts murderer who boasted ‘Only way to stop me is to kill me’ gets electric chair in Virginia.

Well, he was stopped.

Robert Gleason Jr has been executed in Virginia by electric chair for the murders of at least three people.

Gleason, 42, from Massachusetts, vowed to continue killing if the state did not execute him and said he deserved to die for his crimes.


It was the first execution in the US this year and the first time the electric chair has been used since 2010.

Virginia is one of the nine states where inmates can choose the method of death. Gleason wanted to die by electrocution because he believed the lethal injection would be painful and he could not see himself dying lying down.


“I can’t do that. I’d rather be sitting up,” he said.


The article goes on to discuss how even though the killer  gave away his right to appeal other people tried to stop the execution claiming he was insane. I can not understand why someone would do that. This guy was a threat even while in prison.

In 2009 he strangled his cellmate, 63-year-old Harvey Watson Jr, and spent 15 hours with his dead body before the murder was discovered. 

At the time, he said: “Someone needs to stop it. The only way to stop me is put me on death row.”

He went on to kill 26-year-old Aaron Cooper by strangling him through the wire fence that separated their cages in the recreation yard at the prison.

Gleason said he had killed dozens more but has refused to provide details other than that he has only ever murdered criminals.

I guess he thought he was some kind of  Dexter.

“I ain’t saying I’m a better person for killing criminals, but I’ve never killed innocent. I killed people that’s in the same lifestyle as me, and they know, hey, these things can happen.”

I am sure that the families of the men that he killed would agree. I also wonder how he judged innocent, what about prostitutes? There have been other killers that ‘justify’ their crimes by blaming the victims.

He was executed at the Greensville Correctional Centre. His last words were “pog mo thoin”, which is Irish Gaelic for “kiss my ass”, Larry Traylor, a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Corrections said.


Classy guy. 


What was serial killer doing while in North Texas? | Dallas – Fort Worth



What was serial killer doing while in North Texas? | Dallas – Fort Worth.

While supposed serial killer Israel Keyes did kill himself in his Anchorage jail cell last month, the FBI still needs the public’s help to build a narrative of his crimes.
Investigators believe Keyes killed at least eight people across the U.S., zig-zagging the country kidnapping victims, robbing them and killing some. TIME Magazine reported in December that investigators didn’t know about the string of crimes until Keyes told them.
His spree lasted from 2001 until February 2012.
As TIME writer Madison Gray detailed, Keyes kidnapped 18-year-old Samantha Koenig from a coffee shop in Anchorage on February 1 of last year. The FBI says he took her debit card and sent out a flurry of text messages with her phone so acquaintances wouldn’t think she was missing. He got her PIN number. The next day, he killed her.
Keyes flew to Houston and back to Anchorage, eventually finagling the deposit of ransom money into Koenig’s account, which he withdrew from banks in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, as TIME reported.
In March of last year, a Lufkin highway patrolman spotted Keyes driving his Ford Focus and pulled it over, recognizing it from a security video. Keyes was arrested and extradited. He confessed –– then confessed to at least eight murders. There may be more: Staring down at a possible death sentence, Keyes cut his wrists and hanged himself in his jail cell.
FBI investigators have pieced together Keyes’ travels since. And between February 12 and February 16, Special Agent Diego Rodriguez says he was in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
He told police that he was in Azle, Aledo and Cleburne. And, at some point, his car got stuck in a “muddy, rural area.” Rodriguez wants to speak to anyone who may have helped Keyes with his car.
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies are also helping the FBI. They will be posting flyers Thursday at gas stations and restaurants in Godley and Cresson. Johnson County is also hoping new leads might help them solve a murder that happened in their jurisdiction last February.
“You start wondering if they are tied to it, in any way or not,” said Lt. Tim Jones from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. “If they are to give closure to the family or not, eliminate them so we keep looking for the right person”.
During that same time period, Keyes may have also visited the Post Oak Cemetery in Glen Rose.

If you saw a blue 2011 Kia Soul with a TX license plate of CN8-M857, you’re asked to call 1.800.CALL.FBI.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is also seeking information, (817) 556-6058.

Video at link as well.

Ted Bundy’ s mother passed away

Ted Bundy’ s mother passed away

I always feel bad for the families involved, even the killer’s.

Louise had such a hard time accepting what Ted had done . I .can not imagine what it was like for her. I hope that she has peace now . 

Authorities on Monday said they have arrested a 72-year-old man in connection with the slayings of three women in the late 1980s, alleging he is a serial killer who operated in Los Angeles as well as in Florida and the Gulf Coast region.

Samuel Little, 72, has been extradited to California from Kentucky, where he was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service in early September on an unrelated criminal warrant, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Little was charged Monday by the L.A. County district attorney’s office with three murder counts and special circumstances for multiple murder. No immediate decision has been made whether to pursue the death penalty against Little.

DOCUMENT: Read the criminal complaint

LAPD Detectives Mitzi Roberts and Rick Jackson, who investigated the case, said there is DNA evidence linking Little to the Los Angeles slayings but would not elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation. The crimes are all sexually motivated strangulations, they said.

Police identified the Los Angeles victims as Carol Alford, 41, found dead on July 13, 1987; Audrey Nelson, 35, whose body was discovered Aug. 14, 1989; and Guadalupe Apodaca, 46, from Sept. 2, 1989. Their bodies were discovered in the Central Avenue-Alameda Street corridor, just south of downtown.

The bulk of Little’s arrests — which numbered in the dozens — were for crimes such as drunk driving, shoplifting and burglary; but detectives said he had a far more sinister side that included bursts of violence such as murders, robberies and assaults directed at those with “high-risk lifestyles” including prostitutes and substance abusers.

“It was theft by day and murder by night,” Jackson said of Little.

Little, also known as Samuel McDowell,” committed crimes in 24 states but served relatively little time in state prison or county jail, the detectives said. In the early 1980s, Little was accused of a two murders and two attempted murders in the Gainsesville, Fla., and Pascagoula, Miss., areas.

Little, at the time identified in press accounts as Samuel McDowell, was acquitted by a Florida jury in the strangulation murder of 26-year-old Patricia Ann Mount, whose body was discovered Sept. 12, 1982.

He was never brought to trial in the three Mississippi cases, which include the strangulation death of Melinda LaPree, 24, on Sept., 14 1982. That case has been reopened by the Pascagoula Police Department in light of new evidence, authorities said.

Little served limited prison time relative to his crimes and kept a step ahead of authorities by constantly moving among states. According to LAPD detectives, he had an arrest record in nearly every region of the continental U.S. except the north central states.

After avoiding convictions in the South, Little headed to California, where he lived in the mid- to late 1980s in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

He served more than two years in state prison after being convicted of assault and false imprisonment of two San Diego women in separate cases, police said. Shortly after being paroled, detectives say, he killed the three Los Angeles women.

His exact movements after leaving Southern California are not entirely clear, but detectives say they believe Little is responsible for further violent crimes, including murders.

“We believe he is good for many more crimes — including murders — throughout the United States,” Roberts said. “If any law enforcement agencies have similar killings that occurred between 1960 and the present, they should contact LAPD Cold Case Detectives.”

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Most hilarious mug shots of 2012 – Most hilarious mug shots of 2012 – NY Daily News

Most hilarious mug shots of 2012 – Most hilarious mug shots of 2012 – NY Daily News.

Two men have the words "psycho" and "reject" tattooed on their heads in their hilarious mug shots.

Happy New Year all!
I am back and I am going to try to make regular posts.
Take a look at some stupid people and laugh for now.

The Steubenville Files | LocalLeaks

The Steubenville Files | LocalLeaks.


The Steubenville Files

On August 27, 2012 two members of the Big Red High School football team in Steubenville, Ohio – USA were arrested and charged with the rape and kidnapping of an out of town 16 year old girl that took place on August 11th. At the time of this gang rape, the girl was intoxicated and unconscious. The victim had been intentionally drugged with a “date rape” intoxicant. She was photographed and video was taken of her in this condition, and there is evidence that she was hauled in a comatose state to multiple parties – and almost certainly raped by more members of the local high school football team than just the two players who currently stand charged. There is even evidence that she was urinated upon during this hideous assault.

‘Serial killer’ booked for making threat calls to rape victim |

‘Serial killer’ booked for making threat calls to rape victim |



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