Monthly Archives: November 2017

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘offered cash to confess’ hammer murders …

SERIAL killer Levi Bellfield was offered cash to confess to killing Lin and Megan Russell, his lawyer claims.

Julie Cooper said Michael Stone, convicted of the hammer murders, had tried to strike a deal with the fellow lifer.

 Levi Bellfield's lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell
Levi Bellfield’s lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell

It comes after Stone’s lawyers said Bellfield had confessed to a third inmate at Durham’s Frankland jail.

Miss Cooper said: “Mr Bellfield denies the murders of the Russell family and denies ever making such a confession.

“Mr Stone has offered payment to our client, which he anticipates receiving as compensation for time served in custody.”

She said Stone, 57, had sent Bellfield, 49, three notes trying

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5039396/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-offered-cash-to-confess-hammer-murders-of-lin-and-megan-russell/

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘offered cash to confess’ hammer murders of Lin and Megan Russell

SERIAL killer Levi Bellfield was offered cash to confess to killing Lin and Megan Russell, his lawyer claims.

Julie Cooper said Michael Stone, convicted of the hammer murders, had tried to strike a deal with the fellow lifer.

 Levi Bellfield's lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell
Levi Bellfield’s lawyers claimed he was offered cash to confess to the killings of Lin and Megan Russell

It comes after Stone’s lawyers said Bellfield had confessed to a third inmate at Durham’s Frankland jail.

Miss Cooper said: “Mr Bellfield denies the murders of the Russell family and denies ever making such a confession.

“Mr Stone has offered payment to our client, which he anticipates receiving as compensation for time served in custody.”

She said Stone, 57, had sent Bellfield, 49, three notes trying

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5039396/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-offered-cash-to-confess-hammer-murders-of-lin-and-megan-russell/

Missing: Helen Tucker’s mother refuses to give up hope


Helen Tucker (left) and an age projection of Tucker (right).

Helen Tucker (left) and an age projection of Tucker (right).

TACOMA — Helen Tucker was 27-years-old when she went missing in Tacoma on January 20, 1994.

She is one of five women and teens who went missing in the same area between 1994 and 2010 who were working as prostitutes.

Tacoma Police are now asking for the public’s help with any information about who Helen associated with.

“Whatever their lifestyle is, their lives matter. They’re someone’s children,” said Freda Gable, Helen’s mom.

When her daughter was little, they lived in Bonney Lake.

Helen as a child.

“She was such a quiet baby and happy baby. She never cried. She squeaked,” said her mom.

Helen went to school in Sumner,

Read more at: http://q13fox.com/2017/11/30/helen-tucker-mother-of-missing-daughter-in-tacoma-says-she-wants-answers/

‘I Gotta Know This Guy.’ Friends Describe Suspected Serial Killer as Charming and Charismatic

(TAMPA, Fla.) — The last time Michael Estevez saw Trai Donaldson, it was sometime in October and the two lifelong friends sat watching ESPN in Estevez’s Tampa home, discussing the best basketball player of all time.

Estevez said LeBron. Donaldson said Jordan.

“It was a friendly debate,” recalled Estevez.

On Tuesday, Estevez got a call from another friend. Tampa Police were questioning Donaldson in a string of deadly shootings that had terrorized a Florida neighborhood since Oct. 9.

Estevez was floored.

“You couldn’t write me a check or give me ten million in cash to say he possibly did that,” he said Thursday, the same day the man he calls his “godbrother” made his initial court appearance, charged with four counts of first-degree murder. “I can’t just call him my friend, because that doesn’t do justice. God could not have made us closer unless we were blood brothers.”

Howell Emanuel Donaldson, 24, was

Read more at: http://time.com/5044333/tampa-serial-killer-suspect-friends/

Grand jury returns indictments for accused serial killer Kenneth Gleason

Performer Jim Nabors, perhaps known best from his portrayal of the hayseed character Gomer Pyle from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” has died. 

Read more at: http://www.wafb.com/story/36965639/grand-jury-returns-indictments-for-accused-serial-killer-kenneth-gleason

John Douglas on ‘Mindhunter’ – Part 2

“Mindhunter,” a bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, takes people behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI profilers gather up crime scene evidence to help predict the type of personality that commits serial murders. Through interviews with some of the most ghastly killers such as Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper and the Son of Sam, to mention a few, author John Douglas determines their motives, attempting to figure out why they did what they did and why in such a particular manner.

Elise Cooper: The Netflix show has Dr. Wendy Carr as a consultant, was she based on anyone?

John Douglas: She did not exist, but was based upon Dr. Anne Burgess, who is more of an academic type. She came down to meet with another agent that was investigating rape. After she heard about what we were doing, she wanted to learn more about

Read more at: http://www.militarypress.com/john-douglas-on-mindhunter-part-2/

John Douglas on ‘Mindhunter’ – Part 2 | Military Press

“Mindhunter,” a bestselling book and now a Netflix original series, takes people behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome and challenging cases. FBI profilers gather up crime scene evidence to help predict the type of personality that commits serial murders. Through interviews with some of the most ghastly killers such as Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper and the Son of Sam, to mention a few, author John Douglas determines their motives, attempting to figure out why they did what they did and why in such a particular manner.

Elise Cooper: The Netflix show has Dr. Wendy Carr as a consultant, was she based on anyone?

John Douglas: She did not exist, but was based upon Dr. Anne Burgess, who is more of an academic type. She came down to meet with another agent that was investigating rape. After she heard about what we were doing, she wanted to learn more about

Read more at: http://www.militarypress.com/john-douglas-on-mindhunter-part-2/

Florida may seek death penalty against former St. John’s athlete

Florida prosecutors will likely seek the death penalty against the former St. John’s University basketball player suspected of slaying four people in Tampa.

“The death penalty should be reserved for the worst of the worst,” Tampa State Attorney Warren said Thursday, “and, generally speaking, serial killing would qualify.”

Warren spoke out after accused serial killer Howell (Trai) Donaldson III was ordered held without bail in his first court appearance.

Three people were found murdered in less than two weeks in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida.

(Photo via Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)

Anthony Naiboa

(Photo via Bureau

Read more at: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/30/florida-may-seek-death-penalty-against-former-st-johns-athlete/23293519/

Serial killer Levi Bellfield claims he was offered payment to confess to Russell murders

Bellfield, who now calls himself Yusuf Rahim, was jailed in 2011 after being found guilty of abducting and killing Milly Dowler following a trial at the Old Bailey.

He was already in jail for the murders of Amelie Delagrange, 22, and Marsha McDonnell, 19, and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, 18.

Asked about Bellfield’s complaints, a Prison Service spokeswoman said they could not comment on individuals.

Read more at: https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/serial-killer-levi-bellfield-claims-he-was-offered-payment-to-confess-to-russell-murders-36368736.html

Grand jury indicts alleged Baton Rouge serial killer Kenneth Gleason on murder charges

Kenneth James Gleason, a white man accused of fatally shooting two black men and firing into the home of a black family in three separate September incidents, was indicted Thursday afternoon by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury.

Gleason, 23, is charged with one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder in the incidents police have described as possibly racially motivated. 

The grand jury’s indictment on first-degree murder in the slaying of 49-year-old Donald Smart gives prosecutors the opportunity to seek the death penalty, but East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III said they have not yet decided if they will. 

Moore reiterated there is no need to prove Gleason’s motive to reach a conviction on the charges. Moore said he will continue to rely on the “substantial” evidence collected that links Gleason to the crimes, which includes DNA, surveillance videos, purchasing

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_983c1d38-d571-11e7-9aad-bbd8311c6255.html